Monday, June 25, 2007

manly store

What a weekend! I went to S2's soccer game in the rain on Saturday. That was good fun! Afterwards, we visited the brand new Bass Pro Shops/Outdoor World just to look at all the cool manly stuff. We did yard work, and the lawn is nicely edged, and the bushes nicely trimmed. I did a couple of minor repairs. Late at night, I grilled the very best (by accident) hamburger I have ever tasted. It felt good to be a man this weekend!


Here's the cherry on top: I just learned that my Father's Day gifts came from Bass Pro Shop. Mrs. Craver and D2 went to this new store, a.k.a. Testosterone-ville, and shielded their eyes from all the yucky man-stuff to pick out some nice camping gear for me, because they know that I (for some foolish reason) want to go camping soon. Wasn't that nice of them?



L.L. Barkat said...

Absolutely. I hear they got you some eau de foreste cologne. (I will not divulge the ingredients here. Too manly. Too bearly too.)

Pete Juvinall said...

See, now for me, I wish they could create a store that sells just computers, plays techno music, has action movies showing on the big screen on one wall and has every conceivable computer component known to man...oh wait, it's called Frys electronics :).

You upstaters and your cool electronics stores! :) Tell them to come south!

Anyway, that would be my ultimate man store :).

Lifelong Learner said...

Ooooo. Bass Pro. We used to live two miles from the one in Springfield, MO. For my husband, that was heaven on earth.

It really is a manly man store. Enjoy.

lorenzothellama said...

Thank you for your comments and glad you had to do a bit of research on some bits of my language!
Breaking a duck: this is a cricket expression. If you are bowled out without making any runs, it is called 'out for a duck'. Not quite sure where the expression came from originally. I can't find my dictionary of quotes to enlighten me.
I also love outdoor shops and we have a brilliant one called Decathlon which sells EVERYTHING for sporty and camping needs. You can even buy spurs!
Stacy: I tried to leave a message on your site, but when I clicked 'publish' it didn't! I still want to know how to entertain angels.

Martin Stickland said...

Camping! We love camping, the open air!, the nightsky! Mother nature! Cows poo! YUK!

Glad you had a good daddies day!

Craver Vii said...

I won't go crazy spending money we don't have at Bass Pro, but it sure was fun to dream.

I know, Pete, those electronic stores would be even more devastating financially, if I did not exercise restraint.

'Renzo, I assume that the monachre "Entertaining Angels" is taken from the Bible. In Hebrews 13:2, it says, "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." The general idea is to be hospitable and friendly to those you don't know. And the implication is that the recipient of your kindness may be one of God's heavenly messengers in disguise.

Hmmm... being nice to people you don't know... not a bad way to live, if you ask me. Stacy seems like a fine example of that, too.

spaghettipie said...

Sounds like a fun time. My husband would certainly agree, at least. We have a Bass Pro and and a Galyans nearby..couple one of those with our favorite fried chicken place and you've got yourself a winner!

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

you beat us to it - we haven't been in yet - now, the girl stores - those we have begun to visit.

a prayer request - I have somehow deleted my blog. Now Marcus assures me they keep everything for quite a while, but I can't get anyone from blogspot or google to actually communicate with me and I've tried all their solutions - it's just gone -I did get my name back for comments but you'll see it links to nothing - so could you please pray that these people - surely there are some people behind all this somewhere - will take pity on me and find and restore my blog? Thanks - in SC checking on my parents - home Sunday.

Craver Vii said...

Yes, Halfmom, I will pray for you. I would like to see you be able to get your posts back.

I went back and reread this post. My thoughts lingered for a while on the memory of that incredible hamburger. The grill isn't working right, and I tried something different with the spices. Mmmmm...

(Snap out of it!)

Anyway, the point that I wanted to make was about my girls and how they were so nice. Bass Pro is cool and everything, but it wasn't intended to be all about the store.

I might get to try out my camping cookware real soon! D2 is having some of her friends sleep over, and we will probably do a tent thing in the backyard.

Craver Vii said...

Halfmom, maybe this guy from Portugal can help you. I just "discovered" him through David McMahon (Authorblog). He has an email address.

Anonymous said...

There's a bass pro about five minutes from my parents house, which is about 40 minutes from our house.

Since I live on a river, I dream of owning my own canoe. I love canoes. And there are some dreamy runs just thirty minutes from my house. And it is super easy to set up camp in Guadalupe State park, drop in a few miles north of the river, float to camp and cook a burger.

Craver, you game?

david mcmahon said...

G'day from a very wet and cold Melbourne,

It'd be nice if we could join you on a camping trip - on your side of the world.

We've had drought-breaking rain here, so we won't be pitching a tent outdoors for the next few days.

Take care


Craver Vii said...

Now I have this funny picture in my head about a blogging buddies' camping misadventure. Can you imagine it? Part of the time, we help each other set up tents, or fire-up the grill. But how much time would be walking around snapping digital pictures and clicking away at a laptop?

David, it's amazing to be able to have a daily conversation across the globe! It has been so hot and muggy here this week, that we're looking forward to have milder weather this weekend and not have to turn the air conditioners on. Believe me, I wish we could have a campout and canoe trip with Mark in Texas.

Unknown said...

Craver, I hope you have a better camping experience than I did last weekend: sheets of rain, leaky tents, sick kids.... In the end, we did have fun, though.