Air Freshener

You know, I’m not going to try to candy-coat this and make it sound like I’m blogging about more than just an air freshener, because that’s all I’m actually blogging about. It’s “Sweat Pear” scent, but it’s at least 7 years old. It should be renamed “Sweaty Pier.” It smells like a fisherman’s armpit. It smelled pretty good before, though. My friend made these for a bunch of her friends back in the day, and gave this one to me. I remember thinking how cool it was that she took something totally clichê and lame, and just with Microsoft Word and some glue, made it into something that reminded me of both our friendship and the love of God. Awww, isn’t that sweet? BARF! (I’m puking my sentimentality, not the love of God. I love the love of God. Just sayin.) I’m kinda sick right now, so I’m feeling especially punchy. This is why professional writers have editors: to keep them from publishing what they’ve written in their malaise. Moving on! Now that I’m married and making a life with someone, I’m feeling a great need to update my style–clothes, couches, coffee–but I’d like to retain my core sense of self in the process. I think dragging out this unbearably old air freshener has given me a glimpse into a good way to do that. I see now that it’s possible to purchase the boring-but-classy things and later transform them into classy-but-unique things with just a bit of glue and a word processor! Just kidding, I’m not that awesome. No, with just a bit of creative, outside-the-box thinking I will convert what seemed impersonal, cold, and expected into something new and exciting! Any tips on how to spruce up a coffee grinder?

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~ by russell jander on January 12, 2012.

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