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Livin’ La Vida Loca Whether She Realizes it or Not

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

rickymartinlunchbox

Joanie and Jon invited us to spend a night with them at a cabin they rented in Michigan and we decided to bring some salmon up there to grill.  I made a makeshift cooler to keep the fish fresh duing the car ride by packing some ice into the Ricky Martin lunchbox I somehow acquired.  And by “acquired,” I mean “bought.”  It was supposed to be a prize for the worst jukebox abuse in my bowling league, but, amazingly, it went unclaimed.

Joanie and Jon’s daughter Natasha, however, became quite enamored with it.  (Who can resist those dreamy eyes and blond highlights?)  She started carrying it around with her everywhere, neatly packing dolls and other belongings into it.  Clearly Ricky deserved a better home than I could offer so I told Natasha she could keep it.