“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

The final chapter: Toilet seat is saved!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009

As an author, I value words. I realize their power. And words alone have saved my seashell toilet seat. It is back on the toilet to stay.

Here's what reader "Fritz" had to say: "I think you should leave the seat and lid on the toilet. It matches the rest of the bathroom and to destroy, ebay, or otherwise dispose of it in any other way would be sinful. After all, it was the toilet, not the seat that was the problem. I do the same thing when I buy a car. Always use the same gas cap."

But the most eloquent defense for the toilet seat came from Stephanie Davis, aka, the Downtown Diva, a hugely popular society columnist for The News-Press in Fort Myers. Here's what she had to say after I replaced the shell toilet seat with the drab gray one: "Color me sad. Not only did the seat tie in beautifully with the burgundy sink -- it represented a sense of whimsy, an unexpected and artsy surprise in a tiny and functional space. It was a festive piece of old Florida kitsch. The pictures don't do it justice, maybe that's the problem with the judging process on the blog. I've seen it for real, in all it's creative and colorful glory."

So ...

End of story.


Blogger Dan said...


February 12, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippy! I'm always thrilled when color trumps gray -- if everyone embraced that concept, the world would sparkle all that much more : )

And thank you bunches for both the lovely compliment and this fabulously entertaining blog -- I never miss an entry!

February 12, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What were you thinking!?!?! To doubt for one minute the glory of that seat.

It made your whole house special ... well, apart from the river views, the various drinking and dining areas by the water, the MATURE vegetation that creates such privacy, the smell of your cooking, the cocktails.... hmmm perhaps it is just a fabulous folly.

Hats off to Stephanie, a burgundy vanity needs to be complemented with color!

Gray?!?!? Are you kidding?

February 12, 2009 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

The feeling of urinating while at Caya Costa...without those pesky tourist.

February 12, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

To all: Glad you're happy with the end result. I know I am.

Amy: Urinating on Cayo Costa? Haven't we had that talk about drinking and typing?

February 12, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, you will, of course, save that wonderful gray seat should you ever wish to sell the house?

February 13, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Of Course I'll transfer seats when I sell the house. Geez....

February 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM  

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