WHat's the silliest thing you've bought on a trip?

Old Jul 25th, 2008, 01:55 PM
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gtg - I hope Albert has been as comforting to you as ole Sigmund has been for me. He's a great listener, for having plastic ears.

I think this counts as a trip, but I didn't think of it until people started mentioning Elvis (we only live a few miles from Graceland now, but we didn't when we bought this odd item). Our fridge has on it a magnetic Elvis from Graceland, with magnetic changes of clothes - gold lame, black leather, hawaiian shirt - as well as sunglasses, blue suede shoes (of course), guitar. Hey, this was my wife's purchase. I do not play Jailhouse Rock.
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Old Jul 26th, 2008, 12:08 PM
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Years ago, I went to Monterey with my aunt and her family. I was searching the stores looking for souvenirs to buy my sisters and parents. I was down to my younger sister who was a teenager at the time and had always loved dinosaurs and sharks.

In one little trinket store, there was a glass bottle with a dead baby shark in formaldehyde. It was about $15, so I bought it. I brought it home and for about 5 years it sat on my sister's bookshelf. Afterwards, she married and moved to Germany. She didn't want to bring the shark with her, so my Mom kept it.

For about 15 years, they cursed me for that wretched shark afraid that it would break everytime it was touched. It went back and forth between them during moves, etc. Finally, my sister got smart... she donated it to her kids' science class at school.
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Old Jul 28th, 2008, 04:26 AM
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A couple of years ago those little EF's were quite the thing in Pottery Barn, and they cost a lot more than the ones I bought! Starrs, if no one claims your tiny extra, I would like it.
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