Guess what I bought. Can you guess? Here's a hint:
Do you know what it is? Here's another hint:
Can you tell yet? No? Here's another hint:
A lawn mower! It's an old-school reel lawn mower -- the kind you push. I really like the exercise I get from pushing it. I also like how quickly it starts and stops. It gets approximately infinite miles per gallon (beat that, Prius!). And it's quiet enough that I can mow in the wee hours of the morning. (The wee hours of the morning are when the Scottish awake) I don't know how long I'll keep the mower, though. It leaves a lot of grass behind (even with a bag attached) and doesn't always cut evenly. I'll give it a few more chances.
Along with purchasing a lawn mower, I also bought a house. The house gets zero miles per gallon and doesn't cut grass nearly as well as the mower. Despite those defects, though, I think I'll keep it for a while.
A few things I like about my house:
1. There's a sink in the garage! I repeat: a sink in the garage!
2. I have a drawer to keep all my scissors in:
The scissors drawer is right next to the kitchen towel. "But Matt," you say, "how would I know where your kitchen towel is?" Good question. Perhaps this is a satisfactory answer:
3. The shower head is actually a shower head and not a shower sternum or a shower belly button:
4. My room is not purple:
I specifically like the non-purpleness of my room because it used to be purple -- this purple:
5. This room:
6. And, of course, the beautiful yard full of plants whose names I don't yet know:
You should come over and see it sometime -- I'll have a housewarming party soon.