Monday, January 4, 2010

London Calling

Here it is.

The spring in my step. The apple of my eye.

Who knew that eternal happiness lived on Craigslist and could be talked down from 100 bucks to 75? Yeah baby.

Smile and wave boys. Smile and wave.
It stayed in the street until we could get it up and onto the curb and call a friend to help get it up our front steps. As we waited, every person who drove down our street slowed down so they could get a look. Everyone except for one guy. He stopped, got out, and asked if he could "try it out." And he totally did. Cheeky little monkey.

Speaking of monkeys, I suppose it goes without saying that the boys haven't left it alone since it arrived. And who can blame them? It's only the most freakin' awesome thing in the whole wide world.
Or at least it will be when we add a lock.
(And a matching sock. Who are these peasant children?)

27 comments:

  1. It's awesome! NO wonder you had to have it. I'm totally in lust and jealous. Enjoy it!

    Laura

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  2. I love it. I thought that's what was in the first picture. And $75 is a steal.

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  3. LOVE IT! Never, ever dreamed of having one of those in my house and now, I totally want one!

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  4. AWESOME! LoVe it in the living room! I loves me some CL...you can get anything on there! (My hubster put his foot down when I asked for the $400, 75 ft big old rubber mud wrestling pit! Seriously, their neighbors must have been thrilled!)

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  5. HAHAHAHA I love this post and your find!

    Good luck with the sock ;)

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  6. I wondered if that's what it was. How in the heck did you come across that?! Were you looking specifically for one?

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  7. that is so awesome! My husband has always wanted one to go in his pool room. lucky you!!

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  8. That really is the most awesome thing I've seen. How do you do it?

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  9. that is freaking awesome! I went in one in London, and it stunk so bad, I could barely stand in it.. I will safely assume after a week of your boys playing in it, it will probably stink too. hahaa, just kidding! Love your find! ummm so when are we meeting again? ;)

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  10. That is so freaking awesome! I lived in England as a teen and I would die to get my hands on one of those!

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  11. Wow, two weeks?! I would have snatched that up in a heartbeat! *lol*

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  12. OH. MY. WORD!!!!!!!!
    I am a total lurker of your blog but I can say that I am NOT a crazy person. I AM English though and am SO jealous of your AMAZING purchase.
    Lucky you.

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  13. OH my word! That is AWESOME!!!!!

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  14. love it and totally want one! i love me some red in my house! and yeah could you please buy your kids some socks? um two words...dollar store.

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  15. You are a Craigslist Queen! I can't believe it! That thing is beautiful. Read: jealous.

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  16. Oh that is freaking awesome!!!

    And I laugh at the one-socked peasant child... (in a nice way of course)

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  17. Lucky. You got a telephone booth in your house. Lucky.

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  18. I also see "fart box" in your future. Ah the pranks to be played....

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  19. you are the poster girl for awesomeness and actractiveness.

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  20. I do have to ask...is there a phone inside? Is there a use? I love to UK and I love me a British phone box! Totally swish!!

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  21. i think its great, perfect great job, you always find these awesome treasures

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  22. nice post. thanks.

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  23. wait, have you stepped in there and taken a twirl yet? I'd be curious to see who -- or what -- you come out as. ;)

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  24. THAT is the COOLEST thing ever to won!!!! And for that price?!! I nearly fell oput of my chair.

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  25. Own. I know you didn't win it. Apparently I think faster than I can actually type. ;)

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  26. Very Cool! My sister is living in London. I wonder if I can get her to bring one back for me?

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