Saturday, May 29, 2010

Me and Mr. Travelocity

There is a huge new gnome in the garden. Even though gnomes have been a popular garden ornament for decades, many of us think of them as the Travelocity mascot now.

He was at a garden statue centre where we were looking for a bigger piece for the front of our house. Nestled among these cement mushrooms I just knew "we had to have him." All winter long I enjoyed his commercials where he mumbled under his breath "got to get out of here."

Mr. Travelocity needed a tropical vacation. I did smile at all the snow he was griping about. I love winter, snow and cold cool air. Summer....not so much.

He was installed on Sunday, and coincidentally, our air conditioner died later that day. We are in the midst of an unusual extreme heat wave so going an entire week without air conditioning has been very hard. If you saw me this week you might have heard more than a few "got to get out of here" mumblings too. Alaska is looking like a sweet destination for me right now.

Here's hoping the new air conditioner gets installed today. Otherwise, I might think Mr. Travelocity is a jinx.

8 comments :

Joanne Huffman said...

I've loved garden gnomes ever since I saw "Amalie," which is where I think Travelocity got their gnome.

Irene said...

Our air conditioner was installed in Jan. and it too is not up and running yet. It's a little hot. My cat is frying himself on the ceramic tile, how can they stand that. I keep closing the shade and he keeps climbing towards the sun.

Sharon said...

I just love the travelocity gnome. Early days when he plugged into the foreign outlet and fried himself and, more recently, surrounded by a frenzy of pirahnnas muttering "naughty fish".
Magnus seems attracted to him as well. As for cats in the sweltering heat - the guest vet on Animal Housecalls noted that cats are more suited to hot weather than dogs because they evolved from a desert environment and, despite domestication, they still retain the ability to cope with high temperatures.

lifeshighway said...

Ah your mistake was to let him have a tool. Think of them as yard gremlins. Love the mushrooms.

me again said...

Oh my. I LOVE gnomes :-)

Maija said...

I love him!! What a kick you must get everytime you walk by him!!!

Sharon said...

Is there a little doggie gnome in the background?

Susan Williamson said...

Okay ...the expression on your puppy's face is just too hilarious. I'm thinking Magnus has got Mr. Travelocity's number all right.