Monthly Archives: June 2016




grandies and a friend

open a magic trick shop

with tricks

priced according to

the level of awe factor

the magic box trick


the card tricks

available upon request

and don’t forget the

family discount option

performance art

at its finest

some days

it becomes a

whittled stick shop

and others

a painted rock shop

the transformation

and imagination


pure magic.

“magic is believing in yourself,

if you can do that,

you can make anything happen.”

-johann wolfgang von goethe

mexican fortune.



went out on taco tuesday 

for a

family fiesta

all tacos were just one dollar


when we got the menu

we saw

the new ‘surprise filling’ option

kind of scary and intriguing at the same time

we asked our server as instructed

“what’s it going to be today?”



it wasn’t available

they ran out of it

must have been very popular


couldn’t they have

just combined things


made one up?

how would we know the difference?

raisins, mashed potatoes, and green jello?


watermelon rinds, blue cheese, and kit-kat bars?


whatever they found in the kitchen?

if there were mexican fortune cookies

i expect that mine would have read:

“expect nothing. live frugally on surprise.”

-alice walker

chasing fireflies.



just at dusk




gaggle of grandies

trying to catch up with them


“i began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life.

he taught me that if you are interested in something,

no matter what it is,

go at it at full speed ahead.

embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it

and above all

become passionate about it.

lukewarm is no good.

hot is no good either.

white hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”

― roald dahl, My Uncle Oswald




With a $49 Raffle Ticket,

You Could Win an Island Resort in Micronesia

if you’ve ever dreamed of giving it all up

to go live on a tropical island somewhere,

we may have found your one-way ticket

—as well as your future career.

As Condé Nast Traveler reports, Doug and Sally Beitz are giving away the Kosrae Nautilus Resort, which the couple has run for the last 22 years. With the purchase of a $49 raffle ticket, you’ll be entered in a lottery that will be drawn on July 26. The winner becomes the 100 percent owner of the 16-bedroom hotel located on Micronesia’s Kosrae Island. It’s an enterprise that, according to the raffle website, is “debt free,” and the resort features a swimming pool, private beach, fully-stocked restaurant, and SCUBA dive operation. The winner also inherits $10,000 in the company bank account. There’s just one caveat: If fewer than 50,000 tickets are sold, the resort is off the market and the Beitzs will split the money from the lottery with the winner.

Why in the world would the innkeepers abandon a life of island bliss? “We’ve had our time in the sun and enjoyed a career most people would never even dare dream about, but our current goal now is to become professional grandparents,” Doug Beitz says on the contest website. “We feel like a new chapter in our lives is beginning, and we’re ready to pass the baton to someone else.”

credits: mentalfloss, caitlin schneider, conde nast traveler, kosrae nautilus resort