“And we helped!”

I live in a perfectly happy middle-class community where people work to live the American dream.  Part of that dream entails a reasonably nice home, and an equally reasonably nice yard.

We have had a scorching hot summer where I live, and as a result the grass on the yards of the American dream homes needs to receive water if it is to remain reasonably nice.  Fortunately Ma Nature has provided us not only with lots of heat, but ample rain to go along with it – in effect, ensuring the vegetation grows green and lush just like the Amazon rainforest.

But nothing lasts forever; the season can turn dry (or cold) at any moment.  And if that occurs, the city wants its’ citizens to be able to keep the yards looking nice – while also not depleting precious community water reserves.  As such, local officials sent a notice to each home, providing “tips to conserve water and keep your yard looking good”:

As I read through the very reasonable advice, I paused at item #3 – and then started laughing. If you know me, you probably know where this is headed… When I saw the title line for that tip, my mind immediately thought of this:

Oh, silliness.


P.S. Do you remember these commercials?  Man, it takes me back…

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A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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10 Responses to “And we helped!”

  1. BabyBird says:

    LOL! I totally remember that commercial! 😀
    haha.. and I’m still not sure what that pamphlet meant by “shake and bake landscape”.. lol


    • Stef says:

      Awesome! I’m glad others remember it, too. 🙂

      “Shake & bake landscape” is apparently where a person uses rocks as ground cover (instead of mulch or wood chips); a person ‘shakes’ on the rocks, and then they retain the heat from the sun, in effect ‘baking’ the plants around them.

      Still, not super-clear, I agree…. 😉


  2. Touch2Touch says:

    Oh, yeah!
    And we hepped —


    • Stef says:

      I was a small child when that commercial first aired – but my mom would say that line from time to time (in the exact same way the kids said it); so seeing the commercial today in its original form gave me a chuckle, and also had me smile as I thought about my mom. A double-smile. 🙂


  3. I was also thinking of the Shake and Bake chicken when I saw that! 🙂


  4. soon as I saw the title of your post, i was right back in the shake and bake kitchen. good to laugh, isn’t it?


  5. carlaat says:

    As soon as I read the title, I remembered the commercial! 🙂


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