“Oh, look at that! Will you look at that? Isn’t that glorious? It’s… it’s… it’s indescribably beautiful!”
At least that was Mr. Parker’s opinion of the leg lamp in A Christmas Story.
And, while I will not be starting a leg lamp collection anytime soon, this afternoon an interesting leg corkscrew was listed on eBay with a decent buy it now (or best offer) option.
I saw the piece, and thought it looked familiar. But, I wasn’t quite sure.
Still, I placed an offer, and went back to the task at hand (antiquing as it were). As I left the shop (without any corkscrew purchases) it occurred to me. I have my little netbook with me!
And, what is on my netbook?
So, in the parking lot I pulled up screwbase, punched in “leg” and clicked through the various listings. And, then, there it was. I knew I had seen it before!
Forget the offer, I thought to myself. This one is mine.
I clicked the BIN button, and paid.
Having never seen another one of these sell, I figured the asking price was reasonable, and proceeded to call TC for any ideas. With Tommy unavailable, I dialed (not that I actually dialed) the wineleopard, and we talked about the leg (you should have clicked Robbie!).
Quite pleased with my purchase, I finished my errands (which included a new macbook air) and headed back to the boat, and then back to the island.
The leg will arrive in a couple of days, but I would agree with Mr. Parker.
It’s… it’s… it’s indescribably beautiful!”