Saturday, May 7, 2011

lessons in lawn mowing.

You probably don't care much about this, unless of course you're the one mowing the lawn. Am I the only person who is in her twenties and didn't know how to mow a lawn until Saturday afternoon? That stuff is hard!

First of all, if you're left handed (I am), then just forget it. That machine was made to make left handed people feel angry. The motor starter (which is nearly impossible to start) is on the right side, which means you need to use your right arm to start it. It's embarrassing to even think about the lack of arm strength I've got going on on my right side.

(And, just so you know, the bag is set up for right handed people too, but it's cool.)

Also, if the debris flying from the mower hit you, watch out. That stuff hurts like a you-know-what.

And finally, you should wear a dust mask. Because the lawn mowing stuff flies literally everywhere and will fill your lungs with lawn crap.

But, on the positive side, I can now tell everyone that I'm capable of mowing a lawn. I spent the afternoon with my dad, which is also awesome. Plus, after the lawn was finished I felt pretty accomplished.
So there's that, too.

If I were still a girl scout I'd totally get a patch for this.


N said...

Ah! You've definitely earned a patch! :)

I am 22 and I have never mowed a lawn. At this point, it feels like an accomplishment, so I might hold out even longer. It isn't even that I don't enjoy doing yard work... it just seems like mowing was relegated to another sibling.

Megan Nicole said...

You are not alone! Apparently, I am alone now! I still have never mowed a lawn!