Tuesday, December 27, 2011

a box of rocks

trust me these would not fit in that box


Hey Bill what did you get for Christmas? 

A box of rocks. It’s a box with rocks glued on inside. 

Actually both my older brother and I both got a box of rocks each. I guess no two rocks are exactly the same so we had unique rocks. 

Now they were fancy rocks and labeled. It would sound better if I called it a box of minerals I guess. Our uncle taught geology and perhaps wanted to inspire us to consider his studies. Now that I’m an adult and know companies often offer freebies to influence a professor, I think there is a very good chance he got them for free. I’ll never know the boxes and rocks are long gone. 

I’m a little surprised we didn’t throw them at each other. 

Mom he hit me with a piece of granite!
No it was light piece of sandstone, cry-baby.


Did you get anything cool this year?



another circus 

16 comments:

Bearmancartoons said...

Which one of you was dumber than that box of rocks? haha

Barbara said...

I would have been in heaven with a box of rocks like that! Shows you what I nerd I was/am!

lisleman said...

one person's box of rocks is another one's treasure I guess.
thanks

lisleman said...

well you can guess what my answer would be. 

Secret Agent Woman said...

A box of Godiva chocolates for me.  Mmm.  Much tastier than rocks.

Mercurial Nature said...

I used to spend hours with a plastic bag filled with dried beans. Yours might've been better. Maybe. 

lisleman said...

you are right about that - thanks

lisleman said...

Probably not.   I assume hacky sack - right?
thanks

W.C. Camp said...

You want to get hit by a chunk of calcite - feels flaky soft n' chalky but don't kid yourself, a pound is a pound so generally it is a bad idea to throw ANY type of rocks around glass houses! No cool gifts for me but my wife bought her brother 'BACON TOOTHPASTE' (He's from Kentucky so he was happy!) W.C.C.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

♥ those are some big ARSE rocks

Mrs4444 said...

As a matter of fact, I did. Too tired for details, though... Good night :)

OneStonedCrow said...

Hehe ... I think the box of rocks was a great present (of course I'd think that) - well, at least you and your brother didn't act like monkeys and throw pieces of schist at each other ...

oceangirl said...

Hey my children collect rocks that were sold in packets when we traveled in the US. They were not free.

lisleman said...

some rocks are beautiful to behold like the crystal type.  Collecting butterflies and insects is better and they don't weigh as much.
thanks

lisleman said...

I expected you might like a collection of rocks.  Of course these were too small to build anything.  good pun
thanks

lisleman said...

Bacon flavor has shown up in a variety of food items but I had not heard of toothpaste.  thanks

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