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Icy Games

when i was little i was wanted a slip-n-slide.  apparently we had one, but i don’t remember it, so it’s pretty much the same as not having one.  but today i found a good substitute, the only problem is that it has a slightly higher probability that you’ll hurt yourself.

thanks to the weather that much of the country as seen, my driveway is a river of ice.  if you slip, you’ll be sliding till you find yourself in a pool of melted ice.  anyone want to race?


January 29, 2009 at 11:42 am Leave a comment

sweet child o’mine

the other day i was looking through my college year book for the first time.  do you ever notice how a lot of the same people are in all of the pictures?  i know me and my friends submitted some, but we got nil.  my picture didn’t look so good either.  after i got a look at the shots i remember i avoided submitting one to the yearbook, i figured i would look better as a question mark or whatever they do in yearbooks when there is no picture.  so i wasn’t so happy to see it there, but one thing did cheer me up.

every school has a section dedicated for messages from parents to their graduates.  i remember my mom talking it over with my aunt, they both said they would save the money and just tell us in person.  either way you do it, so wrote nice notes of encouragement and congratulation.  but one took the cake: a full 2 page ad dedication.  the student was a kid i had a few classes with so i spent a few good minutes laughing.  it was cute…but i felt his pain.  some things are better left private.

despite that awkwardness, it reminded me what it’s like to be a kid, and how i want to be one forever.  what’s not to like?  everything is taken care of for you while you get to play all day and get all excited for things like santa, birthday party gift bags, trolls, and finding waldo.  those were the days.  here’s going back to being a child for the next week!

December 18, 2008 at 8:05 pm Leave a comment

Long Day Filled With Food and Games


Yesterday was a long day; we were on our way to visit some family when we had to turn around to pick my brother up in Connecticut.  Since my aunt makes the best food, I didn’t eat much before I left the house, so I was pretty mad at the change of events.  After two hours in the car we were able to pick him up, so then we went to my aunt’s house from there (an extra hour and half or so).  I felt like I was in the car all day, and for half of it I guess I was.  When we got to her house I was so happy I was starving, because the meal was amazing.  Like me, she loves to cook and likes a lot of the same chefs.  She was excited to tell me the recipes she made came from our favorite, Ina Garten.  Ina makes simple things but with a real classic touch, so it’s a way to please everyone at the table.

On the way home, we were all sick of being in the car so we started playing some games.  The first game we played was saying a person’s name and then ranking it on a scale of one to ten.  Ten being you want to name your own child that some day, and one being you don’t think you could even talk to someone with that name.  It made me really think about all the kids out there who got screwed over by their parents (Marsha Mellow, Justin Time, etc.).  That decision needs to be taken seriously, because it can really mess a kid up.  The second game was a favorite of mine, humdinger.  If you’ve ever played cranium you know how this goes, but if not…you hum the tune of a song and everyone else has to guess what song it is.  For some reason I always hum a lot of Mariah Carey and Backstreet Boys.  Needless to say, I was so happy when we finally got home.  It was definitely an interesting day, but I think I would have preferred spending less time in the car.

December 23, 2007 at 6:18 pm Leave a comment