daughter and grandie
take up the sport of diving
get ready for moving day
and find all the treasures one could ask for
and one they didn’t expect.
“it’s so important to never limit yourself, to find yourself in a box.”
grandies and a friend
open a magic trick shop
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
at its finest
it becomes a
whittled stick shop
a painted rock shop
“magic is believing in yourself,
if you can do that,
you can make anything happen.”
-johann wolfgang von goethe
went out on taco tuesday
all tacos were just one dollar
when we got the menu
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.”
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
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