100th Post!

I’ve recently become addicted to the website mylifeisaverage.com. I’ve noticed a common thread with a lot of the things people are posting. So many seem to be extremly nostalgic for their childhood or fascinated by the things that remind them of simple fun, no tvs or video games involved. And I have to admit, I’ve caught myself recently wishing for the imaginative fun in life. Building a fort out of quilts and chairs and pillows is on my list of things to do before 2009 is over. I feel fairly silly wishing for, let alone saying such a thing. But I think those people are on to something. I miss the imaginative fun things in life. It’s the kind of fun I often don’t have because I’m too busy acting like a grown up.

It rained most of the day here today. I watched ‘Penelope’ this afternoon (one of the discount movies I bought at Blockboster earlier last week). The song at the end of the movie is one of my favorites: Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros. I *think* they’re an Icelandic band. At any rate, the translation of hoppipolla is “hopping in puddles”. Do you know where I’m going with this? 😉

I have not giggled so hard in years!

A few tips when jumping in puddles:
1. Don’t worry with your rain boots. They don’t keep the water from falling back into your boots on it’s way back to earth. Your socks will be soaked anyways.
2. Keep your mouth closed,
3. Close your eyes.
4. The higher you jump, the bigger your splash.
5. Watch out for traffic and ignore your snotty neighbors.

Penelope is such a good movie. I had been looking for an uplifting movie in the last couple of weeks. The last few I’ve seen have either been heart-wrenching or slightly horrible. Penelope is heart-warming and fantastic. I’m thinking about watching it again.


One thought on “100th Post!

  1. Rick says:

    "When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." – CS LewisReminds me of an art critique I had in college. The guest critic told me, "you have an innocent playfulness in your art. Don't lose that."

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