Lost Mattress: Never Say Optimism is Dead

On our way home from seeing Contagion (why yes, I am now paranoid of getting batpig disease, why do you ask?), Tom, my husband, who was driving, busted out with this gem:
“Did we just pass a Lost Mattress sign?”

I replied that I didn’t see the sign, but oh my God, do you think it WAS a Lost Mattress sign? Because, I think, as you all are thinking, that it would be a glorious sight if it was. And, if it was, I would never forgive myself for missing the opportunity to see it.

Tom said, “It wasn’t. It couldn’t have been.”

And I said – “Are you sure?”

So, we turned around just to know.

It wasn’t. But, we had enough hope in our hearts to think that maybe it was true. Never say optimism is dead.

It was a Mattress for Sale sign. A girl can dream, though.

I’m a Testin’ and Have Chosen Fancy Panties as the Subject

Fancy Panties
If we as English speakers are allowed to just throw around the phrase "Fancy Panties" as if it doesn't matter, then we're all screwed.

Fancy Panties:
1. Are not found in drugstores.
2. Are not found in bins.
3. Are not 10/$10
4. Are not advertised on canary yellow office supply paper.
5. Should either have real gems and precious metals on them, be made of money, or have real stolen art/ancient artifacts woven throughout (comfort is of no concern).