civilized.

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one of my favorite people with a statement that still applies 60 years later

 · “no moral, no message, no prophetic tract, just a simple statement of fact.

for civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized.”

-rod serling -1961

 

 

photo credit: cbs television , twilight zone

strolling.

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check out those rides!

 

 

“my stroller of choice is the graco classic.

it’s the ’70s buick of strollers, bulky with a complete absence of style.

there are no good lines on a graco.

yes, it has cup holders, like any self-respecting car or stroller does these days,

but the luxuries stop there.”

-shawn amos

 

 

hat trick.

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Sure, you could freeze those overripe bananas for bread or smoothies.

But wouldn’t it be nice if they just stayed yellow longer?

Try a hat.

That is, a hat designed to preserve your favorite tropical treat.

This one’s a two-parter: First, place the silicone cap over the crown (where the bananas connect) to slow the absorption of ethylene gas, which is what causes them to turn brown. Second, place the cute knit hat over the silicone one (they secure with magnets). Unicorn and viking or watermelon and pineapple? The choice is yours. Then, voilà! Bananas stay fresh longer—and look great while doing it. Which means you’ll waste less food and money. Yep, all that from a little hat. Made in California. ($25.00 from Uncommon Goods)

what’s the most unusual ‘kitchen tool’ you’ve ever purchased?

 

“i’m getting so old, i don’t even buy green bananas anymore.”

variations of this quote attributed to:  lou holtz, chi chi rodreiguez, claude pepper

woodpecker.

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today at the toledo zoo

 so many beautiful animals

the birds – stunning

even

the very curious and friendly woodpecker

hanging on the screen following us around

staring and blinking

so cute and cheery

 reaching over to touch it

quickly reminded me

how it got its name

when it pecked my finger

 with the memorable touch of

a sewing machine needle/jack hammer

decided right there and then

to just admire each other from afar in the future.

“all bad jazz sounds like woody woodpecker.”

-leo kottke – musician

 

 

image credit: Woody Woodpecker – Walter Lantz Studio, Universal Studios

sorry in advance.

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not me, she has better nails, though we do have a similar look and stance when excitedly interrupting. 

“i don’t mean to interrupt people but i just randomly remember things and get really excited.”

-author unknown, but exactly what i would say

 

does anyone else have this issue?

i promise not to interrupt your written answer. 

i’m working on it.

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: google images