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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Yak Skin Clearance Sale??

Not surprisingly, Swami has had many aspiring yak herders ask, "Where can I get a good yak-skin rug for in front of our fireplace as a Christmas present for my wife?"

Well, guys, let's be real as we say out in the meadows. You and I both know who you expect the real beneficiary of such a present would be. I hate to be the one to give you the bad news.

Swami bought a reindeer skin in Norway many years ago thinking it would be a great complement to our fireplace. As far as its desired effect on Swamette, The Swami would have been way ahead if he had spent the money on a couple of vats of fermented yak milk for the Swamette. We would highly recommend Norway for the scenery, but don't make a trip just for a reindeer skin.

Please forgive Swami for a brief lapse into lucidity, but while on the subject of Norway I should mention an incident that happened when we were there. As we were parked awaiting a ferry to cross a fjord, Swamette realized her purse containing four passports, jewelery and virtually all our cash was missing. After thinking and calling a restaurant we had eaten at an hour back the way we had come, we drove back to find not a farthing missing (of course, you ninnies, we had not had any farthings to start with). Nothing was missing and they would not take any money, until Swamette finally said if they did not want the money she gave them to give it to a charity.

We are sure there are others who would have done the same, but it was generally a great place with wonderful people.

We will now return to our regularly scheduled nonsense.


At 12:36 AM, Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Norwegians are cool, aren't they? You never hear about a gang of Norwegians beating up old ladies or anything.

I forgot you guys had the reindeer skin. I better cancel that order for the matching musk ox pillows.


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