Sometimes I have trouble thinking of something to say, contrary to what a lot of people who know me will believe, but I do. The same is true when I sit down to write. Recently, I decided to do what AC invites us to do and checked their Assignment Desk for some ideas.
The first one I noticed was something about cooking a Spit Roast. I thought about that a minute and decided that might not be too bad an idea, although I had no idea what they were talking about. After all, I’ve cooked a roast, and I know how to spit. In fact, down here in the South we’ve developed spitting to an art form. We spit tobacco, watermelon seeds and a few other disgusting things I won’t mention here. I figured AC meant cooking the roast and spit on it occasionally to give it flavor, but every time I stuck my head in the oven, I almost caught my hair on fire. So for practicality sake, I changed my mind on that one.
Then I saw an assignment on the list about how to use a Loop Pedal. I’m not exactly sure what that is either, and all I could think of was that pedal on the bicycle that has a strap on it, sort of like a harness for your foot. My advice on that is stick your foot in there and go. If you’re still having trouble keeping your foot in there, buy a bottle of Super Glue and that should fix that problem.
There were other things on the list such as a first person review of FirstTrade which also eluded me. I do remember my first trade as a child when I traded my bicycle for a big ole doll with long hair. The first time I picked her up, I accidentally grabbed her by the hair and it all came off. Just goes to show that I’m not the best business person in the world. My mother stepped in and nixed that deal, though, and I got my bicycle back. My mother was not big on democracy and freedom of this, that and the other. She was usually the supreme authority around my house.
There were assignments about the best local auto body shops and skateboard shops. When you live in a small town like mine, if you want something like a skateboard, you either get it at Walmart or do without it. So that kicked that idea right out the door. As far as the best auto body shop, fortunately, I’ve had very little dealings with that either. But if anyone is interested in reading about bodies in general, I could recommend Tom Lund’s AC page because he writes lots of times about a variety of them.
Also on the Assignment Desk list were reviews of video games, watermelon pickle recipes and something about an open van review. I’ll leave that recipe stuff to Georgia Lund since she’s a whiz at all that kind of stuff. I started to write on a pumpkin recipe, but truly the best place to get that pumpkin soup is aboard a Carnival ship heading out to sea. And as far as vans go, it will be a cold day in — well, let’s just say you’ll never catch me driving a van.