“I stand before you tonight to represent the people who do not count: The poor, the poets, and monks. As long as there are people who are trying to realize the divine in themselves, there shall be hope in the world.” ~ Thomas Merton
I got the best, and funniest, Christmas present in the mail today. BFF Angie Bliss Fanning saw a picture of this outhouse and knew I had to have it. She thought it would look awesome on my desk. Turns out it’s two feet tall – not exactly desk size, or what she had in mind. It has a function, too, though not what you’d expect. That’s where the second problem comes in. We don’t know what function it has. You see, the lid opens, but only half of it is on hinges, meaning only half of the lid actually opens. Inside the lid is a compartment with a dow rod that could maybe hold toilet paper, but the rod has a square board screwed into it so it can’t actually roll. Then, there’s a thin piece of white metal in the compartment that makes a ramp of sorts. I have no idea what that could be. There’s an opening from the compartment to the outside, as if something inside should be accessible from the outside….like toilet paper, except we’ve established that’s not possible. So, does anybody have a clue what this outhouse is supposed to do? I don’t care because it’s one of the best Christmas presents I’ve ever gotten. I will spend my evening laughing. I will wake up tomorrow laughing. I will laugh every time I see it, or even think about it. It is awesome, just like Angie. She insisted on a selfie with it, so that’s included below for continued hilarity. Did I mention it came with an Oklahoma spider, too? I can’t make this stuff up. My life is totally awesome in so many ways.