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Sunday Five: The Shine of a Thousand Spotlights

Happy Sunday!

Yesterday Mom and I had the honor of escorting Nephew A to an Easter Egg Hunt at Paws Discovery Farm.

Paws Discovery Farm – Mt. Laurel, NJ

It was an all-day event and the staff replenished the eggs regularly, making for a bunch of thrilled little kids. Because Mother Nature hates us, the paths were snowy. In addition to watching A go into Egg Hunting Beast Mode, I got to feed a cow and pet some barnyard animals. I also stole some Nephew B snuggles. All in all a great day. 🙂


You could not pay me to pull out the Surface to blog on Friday night. I went up to bed at 9:50pm. Here’s the Friday 5 – on a Sunday! This week’s topic is The Shine of a Thousand Spotlights. Let’s get to it!

1. What physical trait are you (or have you been) self-conscious about?

I’m tweaked about the scar I have on my face from Murphy’s misplaced bite and I’m hoping it fades. People tell me they can barely see it, but to me it is practically neon. The permanent trait I hate about myself is my feet. Seriously, if I don’t polish the toenails they look like Fred Flintstone’s feet. I call them my man feet. No offense meant to actual man feet.

2. When did you last do something risking injury?
When you’re a naturally clumsy person, every action is an injury risk. And I’ve found that after 40, even the inactions can cause risk. Want an example? My left shoulder and wrist have been sore for 2 days since … I slept on it? Who the heck knows. If it was a heart attack I’d be gone by now so I’m chalking it up to old lady muscles.

I think the last risky thing I did was zipline last year. I’d like to do that again sometime.

3. Why do critics and the general movie-going public never seem to agree?
Because critics are writers, and writers want to appear to be smarter than the hoi polloi. (Note my writerly use of hoi polloi.)

4. How do you feel about Hugh Jackman as an actor?
Seems an ok guy. I call him Huge Ackman. You should, too.

5. Who is the best singer you’ve seen in live performance?
This is a toughie. I’ve seen many many concerts that I’ve enjoyed greatly, but to be honest, they’re not the BEST singers. The best singer I’ve seen is probably Michael Buble. Kind of hoping that he tours again soon.

I’m currently watching NJPW Strong Style Evolved. Will the Bullet Club survive the “leadership” of the American Dream Cody Rhodes? I don’t know, but there is something improbably sexy about hearing Kenny Omega speak Japanese.

Stupid Sewing Tricks: Blanket for Nephew B

The Pinterest pin said it would take 30 minutes.

It took three hours.

But! It looks and feels like a baby blanket and I’m told newborn eyesight isn’t that good so it’ll be a while before he can grab a protractor and see that the corners aren’t very square.

It’s the first day of SPRING and it’s snowing so hard we were let out of work early and are all working from home tomorrow. GRAR.

Friday 5: Mist It by That Much

We have a new nephew! For blog purposes, he is Nephew B, and his older brother is Nephew A.

Me and Nephew B!

It works out really well that way. The lovely Kristen is doing well and my brother doesn’t read my blog anyway so to heck with him. 😉 Li’l B is snuggly, smells amazing, and has a great tiny smile. I can’t wait to get him his own cape. I’m happy to have my small army of nephews!

After 3 days of being offline due to some freaky voltage on the pole across the street that was interfering with our Comcast signal, we finally have our internet and cable tv back. Because the electric company has been busy in the wake of the 99 snowstorms we’ve had this winter, it took them a few days to get to our tiny (to them) problem. I really really missed the Internet and having the tv on as background noise. I’ve been reading but it felt pretty Little House on the Prairie here at night.

Time for the Friday 5. This week’s theme is Mist It by That Much. Let’s get to it!

1. What did you most recently spray out of a can?
Hair spray. Right now I’m musing TRESemmé which has a hell of a strong fragrance. It’s not my thing at all, but I feel bad chucking a can of it just because of the (not awful, just strong) smell. I wonder if Aussie Mega has the same scent it did in the 90s?

2. What’s your favorite food (or food product) that’s sprayed from a can?
Reddi-Wip! I’ve tried spray cheese and it was okay for the very strangely specific situation I was in. But Reddi-Wip takes the cake. And the pie!

3. When did you last spray-paint something?
I can’t remember ever spraypainting anything. I end up using a brush, no matter what I’m painting. I need to spray paint something.

4. What’s something that’s not sprayed from a can but would be pretty cool if it were?
WM says eggs, and that makes me a little worried about him, to be honest. I’m going to go with spray soap, for showering. that way you’re not dealing with a slippery bar of soap or a moldy shower poof.

5. What’s conceptually the oddest thing sprayed from a can?
Spray hair. Even though now it’s fibers instead of paint, it’s still pretty odd to me.

Zero plans for this weekend, other than getting some baby snuggles in. Have a great one!

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