Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Quality Of PVC Pipe I BET You Didn’t Know About…

I was cleaning up the flower beds and decided to remove this pvc pipe which I drove in the ground last fall.  It was the only thing I could find at the moment to tie up my overgrown and flopping-across-the-walk-way ornamental grass.  Pipe stakeOnly, I must have had some serious issues to vent when I drove that baby in.  Because it was in DEEP.  And it didn’t want to pull out.

I began to wobble it.  Back and forth and back and forth and back and forth.  Like you would with a fence post you wanted to pull out. 

I don’t know if you’ve ever wobbled pvc pipe before when one end is stuck in the ground.  But it’s nothing like a fence post.  It has a rather fast and reflexive spring action quality that makes it hard to feel like the one in charge of the wobbling. 

I stifled a case of the giggles and wobbled harder, determined to loosen it up and maintain control. 

But as wild as I wobbled that thing, not even a sliver of space was created at the base. 

In the end, I had to give up. 

The pipe will have to wait for my husband to get home from his trip.

But before walking away, while I stood catching my breath and admitting defeat, I gave a quick glance down the pipe.

And let out a snort.

Froggie HomeNo  doubt I just unwittingly caused a pretty severe case of shaken frog syndrome. 

Can you get arrested for that? 

You know, I really should start a whole new category for all the crazy places we find these sticky little frogs. 

That’s two frog related posts in one week.  Sorry guys.  What can I say?  These things are everywhere and they never cease to catch me off guard.

Did I tell you I had one stuck to my back door the other day?  If he had only knocked, I would have let him in and offered him milk and cookies. 

Not. :)

PhotoStory Friday

14 comments:

Mari said...

This post was funny before you got to the frog. After that it was hilarious! I love the picture!

Life with Kaishon said...

Get out of here. That is just crazy. That frog is huge! Wowza! : )

Cecily R said...

Shut UP! That would have wigged me right out...that is a tanker of a frog! I'm so glad you thought to grab your camera!!

Genny said...

Ok, that is too funny. Poor little guy, though!

TuTu's Bliss said...

Ha! I'm going to follow along just to keep up with the frog escapades. We have huge monster toads, everything is bigger in Hawaii, the frogs, the toads, the centipedes. Our toad, BAFF, wouldn't be able to fit one single one of his huge warts in that pipe!

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Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Cool shot.... poor innocent little froggie!

Mamarazzi said...

seriously awesome!

utmomof 5 said...

Poor frog! That is pretty funny :)

amy said...

That is sooo cool.

Julie said...

Wow! You would have missed out on a fun surprise if you hadn't looked down that pipe! Awesome picture and fun story!

Lori... said...

Too funny!
Great photos and a wonderful story!

Alex said...

Great catch with your picture of the frog. It was a frog-quake!! He must've been TERRIFIED.

Penny said...

That is an awesome picture!! Really strange subject matter for a picture, but I LOVE it anyway!

5 Kids With Disabilities said...

That is so funny about the frog! I say leave it be and tie one of those flags on the end of the post!
Lindsey