Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A House at War

I'm sorry to have to tell you about the strife that recently swept chez Petula.
One minute all was peaceful, and the next it was husband pitted against wife.
I never thought it would happen, but my dear Davis became a most ruthless adversary.
Was it a bitter row involving a misplaced toothpaste cap and an empty roll of toilet paper? Or something more serious, say, accusations of love in the afternoon with a swarthy deliveryman?
No, my friends, it was a feud with much higher stakes: we were unwittingly fighting a bidding war on eBay.
I had figured it was likely to happen someday, but it still took me by surprise. I had my eye on three lenticular postcards. For the first auction we bid against each other without realizing it and then lost out to a third bidder. I narrowly won the second auction, and when Davis saw the winning bidder's name he figured out what had happened. By then he had already bid on the third card, so I let him win that one (it only seemed right).
Hopefully he was trying to purchase these latest obsessions of mine as a gift, rather than as decorations for his own studio/laboratory. It's not that I would object to his twee decorating sensibilities, I just don't want the added eBay competition.


Anonymous Old comments saved from HaloScan exodus said...

Its sort of a modern day "gift of the Magi",how lovely!"Let us put our lenticulars away,my dear,and concentrate on the enormous love we have".
jungle dream pagoda | Homepage | 11.22.06 - 9:43 am | #

That's exactly how I saw it!
Of course, in the original tale, each person is willingly sacrificing something for the sake of the other, whereas this new version is all about me. Fortunately, this is just a minor detail that doesn't at all detract from the beauty of the story.
Petula | Homepage | 11.22.06 - 12:16 pm | #

So did you get this scarey 3 bears picture? Or maybe you have to wait and find it wrapped up under the tree. The tree pictured seems to have something to say about the crowd eating that a plate of carrots offered to her/him? You'll have to let us know.
mary jane | Homepage | 11.24.06 - 6:39 pm | #

It's all mine. The surprise factor is a critical part of Christmas gift-giving here at chez Petula, so these particular lenticulars are no longer in the running as official presents.
At first I thought the creature on the right was a freakish sock puppet, but I actually think it's a rabbit in a tree who is being fed a plate of carrots. I'll let you know for sure once it arrives.
Petula | Homepage | 11.25.06 - 12:53 pm | #

Fab new masthead!
may jane | 11.27.06 - 10:24 am | #

Next, the two of you will come to fisticuffs at the free store...
Okay, I'm just a little jealous that you know Mary Jane Mucklestone and that she comments on your blog. Color me green.
Gina | Homepage | 11.27.06 - 11:01 pm | #

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