field day with the grandies
water, sweat, smiles, scrapes, popsicles
and absolute fun, all of it.
“life is too short to not have fun;
we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.”
art credit: Etsy.com
just another typical moment spent in a dance-off with a gorilla
while wearing a mash-up of your baseball team hat and Cub Scout gear
as a flag flies and a Girl Scout looks on.
what will you do today?
“it’s fun to take two topics and mix them into one cartoon.”
‘los trompos,’ (spanish for spinning tops)
a giant spinning top art installation,
visits detroit’s beacon park from mexico city
the eight giant, colorful tops, designed by *héctor esrawe and ignacio cadena, are large enough for multiple people to sit or stand inside them, and visitors are welcome to take a spin. they were designed to facilitate play, celebrate culture, and bring people together to interact and connect. Los Trompos is an interactive piece that comes to life when people engage with it. the tops are based on the construction of the actual toy and reflect the work of mexican artisans, as well as mexican culture, art, and architecture.
community comes together to dance in the park
so fun to be here
as all kinds of people stopped by
just to play and connect with each other.
“simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.”
credits: sonia kahleel, metro times
* héctor esrawe is an industrial designer with a cross-disciplinary design atelier located in mexico city. ignacio cadena is the founder of cadena+asoc. concept design, a mexico-based interior design firm. the two often collaborate with each other, and together they won two interior design best of year awards in 2017
‘Michigan’s weather has best weekend day in six months coming’
(today’s headline- here’s hoping it hits a sweaty 60!)
“alike and ever alike, we are on all continents in the need of love,
food, clothing, work, speech, worship,
sleep, games, dancing, fun.
from tropics to arctics humanity live with these needs
so alike, so inexorably alike.”
credits: republic pictures, mark torregrossa – olive
German Town Sees A Smurf Invasion,As Thousands Gather To Break World Record
Participants dressed as Smurfs gathered in an attempt to set the record for the world’s largest meeting of Smurfs in Lauchringen, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019.They came covered in blue paint, donning red and white hats, nearly 3,000 in all. Their goal was simple: To break the world record for the largest group of people dressed as Smurfs.
The group Dä Traditionsverein organized the event in Lauchringern, Germany on Saturday near the border with Switzerland. They had strict rules: in order to be counted, participants couldn’t show any non-blue skin. They could dress as Papa Smurf — with his trademark red cap and a white beard — or Smurfette, with blonde hair and a white skirt or dress. Normal smurfs were okay, too — but some characters, like the evil wizard Gargamel, were strictly off limits.
The Record Institute for Germany verified that there were 2,762 participants at this event on its website and provided a certificate for participants. Guinness World Records has yet to confirm the feat. The standing record is held by a group of 2,510 people in the United Kingdom in 2009.
“enough fighting! let’s all have a smurfy day!
credits: mental floss, clare lombardo, arad weigman, reuters
lucky way to spend an afternoon
having a bookclub meeting with no book
in a tiki bar/restaurant
so many things to see and try
and of course
the ever popular
‘steak ala steak’ and ‘fun noodles’
were options on the bingo card menu
what’s not to love?
“if you are lucky enough to be at the TIKI bar you are lucky enough.”