the last holdouts at the grandies’ slumber party at peaches’ (my) cottage.
cousins, cartoons, baby golf, talking dogs, books,
made-up group stories, pizza, mac ‘n cheese, apple juice, suckers,
stuffed animals, laughing, whispers,
sleeping bags, pillows, pj’s, flashlights,
and not much sleep.
“no one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.”
staff members of the slovak and slovenian embassies meet once a month to exchange incorrectly addressed mail.
close enough, but alas, two very different places.
i should organize this with my neighbors.
‘i believe that the open exchange of information can have a positive global impact.”
credit: mental floss
we were an audience of six
(including the organ player)
at the beautiful michigan theatre
where we saw some amazing short films
thus proving once again that
sometimes less is more.
“if you have the audience, that is good, that gives you a good motivation!
if you don’t have the audience, that is good, that gives you a good motivation to try to have some!”
― mehmet murat ildan
when you find a perfect circle of ice
in the bottom of a sand pail
and hold it to the winter’s sun
things become crystal clear.
“there is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity that we sometimes
do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions.”
-dieter f. uchtdorf
“if you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.”
happy valentine’s day to all who give it their all.
image credit: jefferson market and cakery
what a birthday for grandie j
on an afternoon spent with family and friends at
imagine a mash-up of
barnum and bailey
guiness book of records memorabilia
carnivals, cotton candy, prize tickets
coin-operated animatronics, mechanical games
collections of very imaginable oddity
along with some
you could never imagine.
it was a boy’s dream come true.
“once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.”
“reading is a conversation. all books talk. but a good book listens as well.”
– mark haddon
t-rex heads into the weekend with a broken claw, an avengers bandaid, and a few less teeth-
but still standing.
“you know, hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don’t help.”
― bill watterson – calvin and hobbes
just chillin’ in the polar ice cave
when quite suddenly
from out of nowhere
makes a daring rescue
enters stage left.
“it’s more fun to experience things when you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
-louis c. k.