my surprise. This morning I opened one of the
countless emails Eddie
Bauer sends me. We must be really good
friends because I get more email from Eddie than
most of my friends and relatives. But I donít
complain. His store is within walking distance
and since Iím a casual kind of gal, I often
back to the surprise. Scanning the email I
noticed a promotional photo for something called
an accelerant jacket. I must have a limited
vocabulary because Iíve only heard that word
used in relation to arson. ďThe perpetrator
used newspapers and gasoline as an
accelerant.Ē Then there is the similar word
accelerator, that Iíve only heard used in
relation to various kinds of motors.
on the photo I learned that this jacket has won
ďChoiceĒ awards from both Climbers
Magazines. It has all sorts of neat features
and clings to the head and body for, Iím
supposing, faster climbing.
jackets are not what I need. I try to buy
clothes that hide the lumps, not accentuate
them. Of course, if the jacket would shape me to
fit it, Iíd buy several. Accelerant jackets
would be my new fashion statement. Even so,
Iím a bit nervous about buying a jacket called
Accelerant. I want to look hot, not be hot
enough to barbecue my ribs.
Eddie and I could sit down over a plate of ribs
and a couple beers and discuss brand names.
2013 Sharon D. Dillon
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D. Dillon grew up in Ohio, lived most of her
adult life in Wisconsin, and now lives in
Williamsburg, VA. She holds B.A. in Professional
Communications from Alverno College, Milwaukee,
WI (1993) Sharon retired from the State of
Wisconsin after 25 years and works part time at
Busch Gardens and Jamestown Settlement/Yorktown
Victory Center. She has one son, two daughters,
two grandchildren, and three great-grandsons.
She is interesting in healing modalities, such
as Reiki and Transfigura-Regeneration, and has
written for three newspapers and several
magazines. Read more of her work at The
Energy Writer blog.