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Jun 23, 2008


So today, I'm dropping off my oldest son, Leo at the movie theater. I deliver him to his friend and grandmother and circle the parking lot to head back home when I spot a white pickup, parked with something hanging from the back hitch. It catches my eye because of the way the decorative item is hanging from the hitch and the bright blue color. I had to stop and stare, because really, I couldn't believe my eyes. There, hanging from the hitch of the pickup hitch was this...

Oh, my freaking frack... What in the world wold possess someone to hang balls off the back of their vehicle?

I swear to you that the ones I saw were slightly different, in that they had a slight nudge of a bulge right in the center and above the testicles, suggesting the presence of a penis. I swear to God!

I went home to grab my camera- didn't even have my cell phone with me- and went back to the parking lot to snap the shot. Sadly, the truck was gone. I had to make do with an image off of a web site that sells these lovelies. Funny, when I was searching for an image I came across an article discussing the ban on hanging these creatures off your car. You can see it here. The senate voted on a bill in FLA to ban them... Gay folks can't adopt in Florida and you can't hang testicles off your hitch...Hmmmm. Kind of makes you think, huh?

I have never seen these before, and really, have no need to see them again.

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In other news…while I was circling the parking lot looking for the pickup with the nutz, Käri called from home. She had taken a call from the local CPS office with a referral for a three month old little girl who needed placement. (A few weeks back they called seeking placement for two sisters one and two years old- we said no.)

Tonight, I sit typing, while she snoozes in the swing. She's a cute bugger. A bit fussy, but she seems to like the swing. Looks as though it will be a short placement, relatives are waiting in the wings, which is why we said yes. The county was desperate for placement, and while nothing is ever set in stone, it really does seem that she will only need our care for a few weeks. No pictures, sorry, I'm abiding by the rules this time - at least for now!

Let's hope she is a good night sleeper.


Torina said...

Balls = gross. fake or in real life. I saw these once on a truck we happened to be following down the freeway. Horrifying. Disgusting. And with my two kids in the backseat who are hypervigilant. Ugh.

Yondalla said...

I have seen them on trucks too.

I believe you can also get purses made from them. I have not seen one of those.

Team Serrins Springfield said...

I started seeing those all over about a year ago. Then one night with friends, I said, "hey, what are these things that look like balls for? They hang off trucks?" And no one else had seen them or believed me. I was like, "surely they're not just balls. They must have a purpose because otherwise that's totally gross." Finally I went and googled them and showed the group who were uniformly disgusted. Apparently they are targeted to men who want to assert their masculinity (no kidding).

Sheesha said...

That is just gross.....Lucky for me I've never seen before.....

GRETEL said...

Seen them before...yep...not much more I can say about THAT.


How extraordinary that these little souls (the babies and kids...not the testicles) pass through your home and touch your family along their journey.

Makes me feel peaceful to know there are people like you with such an ability to give.