This is a copy of a letter I wrote last week to my friends Cara and Kim who work together to start their lawnmower. Since we are nearing the end of lawn mowing season, I thought I would share it with all of you.
September 14, 2009
so, this evening...around 7pm, i arrived home from the studio and heard myself complain out-loud at how long the grass was. then i remembered that it is now my job to tend the acreage (er....1/8th of an acre-age). so, i put on old shoes, pulled out the lawnmower, then went at it. i pulled, then pumped that little red button thing, then pulled, then pumped that button a few more times and pulled and cursed (like a sailor) and pulled and cursed and after no less than 39 f-bombs and 29 yanks on that god damned cord i finally got the mower to start. all the while i was thinking of the two of you and your joint efforts to start a lawnmower.
Hope this brings a bit of solace to all the rest of you who can't start your lawnmowers either...the season is almost over.