We Just Called ‘Em Shorts

OK, and sometimes we called them “jogging shorts” if we wanted to specify between the cut-offs and the (admittedly horrid) terrycloth shorts (and rompers). But nowadays the kids (laughingly) call them “dolphin shorts.” Which I completely don’t get.

I don’t get the “dolphin” part, and I don’t get the laughing either. In fact, I stopped watching basketball when the players started wearing those long baggy things that resembled baggy golf knickers. B-ball so lost the sexy then.

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Comic Book Superhero Auction Event

EBay’s Comic Book Superhero Auction Event, now through Sunday, May 9, 2010, features rare and collectible comic-related merchandise (vintage comic books, original artwork by popular and classic artists, signed memorabilia, etc.). Most of these items have never been offered before — or at such a low starting prices.

Bidding starts at $0.99 (items valued <$1,000) or $99.99 (items valued ≥$1,000) and all items are available as auctions with free shipping and no reserve.

Ca-Ching!

When I spotted this vintage pink Tom Thumb cash register at the Moorhead Antique Mall, my bell was rung and I was instantly transported back to playing with a sooo-retro turquoise version…

Mainly that old toy cash register was used to ring up sales in the basement bar, where my sister and I played barmaid and waitress, serving my parents corny cocktails like screwdrivers — an actual screwdriver in an empty glass, har har har — and equally moronic meals, made of puns and odd found basement things.

By then, the box had long been gone, but it was still awesome!

And I totally want to call my sister and reminisce… Maybe over a couple of screwdrivers.