I found myself in LawDog’s backyard, chatting with him about work and life and everything. It was a beautiful afternoon and I was probably on my second whiskey of the evening.
“You know what I’d really like to find?” I mused.
“What’s that?” LawDog asked.
“Strike anywhere matches,” I said, “I haven’t been able to find any of those things in years!”
LawDog took his turn to muse, “They can’t make them anymore.”
“Really?” I asked, “Where’d you hear that?”
“Well, I just imagine,” he posited, “with as litigious as our society is anymore, it’s probably too much of a liability.
“Oh,” I answered, “Good point. I’ve looked on the internet and at the grocery store and even in the camping sections at sporting goods stores. I don’t think they even exist anymore.”
LawDog nodded in understanding.
“Oh and,” I added, “I’m still going to tell the internet that your air conditioning came from the Dharma Initiative.”
And, why am I telling you this now? It’s because over the weekend, Jennifer and I wandered into a Westlake Hardware store for some supplies, and I found these babies:
I’m excited! I’m going to start so many fires with these!
…but, um… in a good way.
And at that, I miss my friends.