Dec 8, 2007

If you missed it, you don't know.




This past week following the Auction has seen so little spare time. People visiting, contractors working on the house, me me me, always me. Why don't I have enough time. There is never enough time. Time is money. Time doesn't grow on trees. Time machine in overdrive. Time out, Dave Brubeck, (is 91), Time in. "Making time"= something vaguely sexual.
Take the time to smell. (It's winter, there are no roses.) You really do have to take it. Be aggressive. Demand it, be an unhappy customer at the time shop. Bang your fist, just once and say "by golly! This is mine". Polly wolly wanna time cracker?
Found time on my way home the other day. Put it in my pocket but spent it on trinkets. 5 minutes here 15 there. I'm selfish with time. Don't have enough to share. Shared time is the best way to use time. Cause then it's like double time. I could go on.
A situation.
It's important to know what you want. Ever see a thing (noun) that you wanted? But would never really be able to take full advantage of all it had to offer, if you had it. Still it is there and you convince yourself of all the things you'll do with it, and the glorious days you'll spend appreciating it while using it. (noun) Garage sales have ton's of these things. It's there, it's easy to fit in the hatchback, no challenge is forthcoming to stop you. As the sun fades and home draws into sight the sudden realization that the super subject (noun) of this metaphor, has no business in your car or life or home. Essentially you've robbed said subject of it's utility since it will sit underused and under appreciated in a corner of the house, while someone out there would have built an empire around it. Take caution. Be reckless. With intent.

Auction was great. Everyone who made the time to come out and listen to me do my best auctioneer voice thanks. I was visibly drained at the end. Basically three hours of keeping the 1dolla,1dolla,1dolla, rolling off the tongue. We had a group of about 30 people, eating (par diner food) and drinking.
Of course the Stans Wheelset went for the highest. But another couple of surprise additions to the table were, some t-shirts from
www.rideyourbicycle.com
a case or organic beer from Peak Organics.
A couple of goodies from Valentine Baby. Super ladies, workout clothes. See picture above.

I liked it. The money raised will go to my winter and early race schedules. Oh and a dental visit I've been putting off.
Plus 10% ($150) will be going to Neighborhood Bike Works.

Thanks to everyone.
I'll let the upcoming schedule out soon.

This is a classic, Spiritualized "ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space"
look it up

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are words that go together well....

andrea walheim said...

hey, thanks for the link . . the auction was fun, I'll bring some more rowdy folks next year