The lovely Lisa decided to play a little free association word game over at her digs and I couldn't resist playing along. Here are the words Lisa left for me along with my answers.
1) laundry hamper: This reminds me of the chute that we have in our bathroom. It's leads down to a wooden laundry cage in the basement. I hated the idea of it when we bought the house (except for the novelty of what seems like a retro home design feature) but now I use it all the time.
2) rhubarb: This reminds me of the kid that lived across the street from my Gam when I was growing up. His mom grew rhubarb every year and made pies and such from it. I don't care for it but it has been years since I've actually tasted it, so who knows?
3) Ojibwe indian tribe: This is for the matryoshka dolls one I left you, isn't it? Um…I've got it. In the second or third grade I did a report on Native Americans and had various visual aids to accompany it. I made a diorama complete with indian corn and wove a basket out of reeds. That basket kicked ass. That association just reminded me of the time I wore a foam beard and stove pipe hat while doing a first person report on Abe Lincoln…but I digress.
4) "put some stank on it": Holy crap. What kind of baloney is this? I don't know. For some reason it reminds me of Nascar.
5) lighthouse: This one is easy. JQ and I lived right next door the a restaurant and bar called The Lighthouse. It was our first apartment together and was right on the river. We could walk across the grass and have a drink on the patio of the restaurant. During the weekend summer nights we could watch all the jackasses from OUR patio leaving the bar. We also lived within walking distance of the zoo—which hosts several concerts every summer. People would park at The Lighthouse and walk to the zoo to avoid the $5 parking fee. Oh man, those were the people to watch. Concerts started around 6 or 7 and it the summer that leaves plenty of light to see the folks that are heading to the Wierd Al, Alice Cooper, Moody Blues, and Doobie Brothers concerts. They are an entertaining bunch. And when you see them stumbling back three hours later? Even better.