|Free cookies and cider!|
We also got to see fifteen minutes of the Grace Cathedral Christmas pageant with tons of little kids in costume and some fine singing. And we walked the Grace outdoor labyrinth. Very serene, except for the toddlers throwing tantrums and the parents ardently trying to shush them.
After lunch at the San Francisco Center (too crowded, and the Thai place had a curry that smelled like burning latex), we strolled Chinatown because the boys wanted to get some fireworks for New Year's. It's impossible to stroll Chinatown without browsing the junk stores. My mom bought a tiny lucky cat statue (half inch tall, about fifty cents). But we all got terribly excited when we discovered...
the Handy Head Massager.
|Made in China. What a surprise!|
|So easy it doesn't need instructions!|
Even better is the box it came in. Turn it over, and it has this picture and caption on the side:
|"The smooth tips glid across the surface of your scalp,sending sparkling sensarions thru your entire body."|
Doesn't she look gleeful and unstressed? Yes, if you purchase this device, you too can share it with your bathing beauty bombshell. She will deeply appreciate the ability to scratch her head with thin, flimsy wires. So much better than other "smooth tips" for sending sensarions thru her entire body.
But wait... WTF. Is that German? Let's see...
BDAUNT AUS DER TU WERLUNQ
Well, Google Translate thinks it might be German. Or Romanian. But it basically translates into English as
BDAUNT FROM TU WERLUNQ
Ah, that was helpful.
Oh, but next to this is the German instruction, which begins "Hier verbindet sich jahrtausend alte Tradition der Aborigines mit moderner Technik des ausgehended zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts!" (According to Google Translate, this means "Here, ancient tradition of Aboriginal combines with modern technology of the late twentieth century ended!") So I suppose it is German. Sort of.
This thing only cost 99 cents, and the amusement it's brought us is worth almost twice that.