Monday, September 28, 2015

Selling Pink Rocks?

When I saw this in the store, I thought it was very pretty, but didn't know why anyone would want to buy pink rocks.
 Then I turned the jar around, and lah-di-dah, it was HIMALAYAN PINK SALT!
I wonder, does it come in other designer colors, too? Purple? Indigo? Chartreuse? Or do you have to visit other countries to get other colors?
Would you eat pink salt?

Monday, September 21, 2015

Happy Hippo

Hippos are known to be dangerous...
They may look fun and friendly with their aquatic antics, huge smiles, and innocent little eyes, but deep down, they do not have your best interest at heart...

 ESPECIALLY if deep down, they are filled with CHOCOLATE!
AND vanilla cream!

Who knew a hippo could taste so good? But if I eat too many of them, I may begin to look like one... beware the nefarious hippo plot!
What is the strangest thing you've eaten?

Monday, September 7, 2015

If You Think I'M Tall...

Some people, especially little ones at the elementary school where I work, think I'm tall. It's true that when my hair's fluffy, I reach the six foot mark. I was the tallest female in my family (besides my six foot tall mother) until my gorgeous niece, Vanessa Wetton, surpassed me. She's two inches taller! (And that's her studly baby boy, Lokk, in  the photo.)
As a teenager, when Vanessa realized she was inching up on me, she told her mother, "I don't want to be as tall as Aunt Shirley!"
Wish granted. Her DNA made her taller.
Then one day I embarrassed her at Parent/Teacher conference when I saw her talking to her friends 5 feet from where her teacher sat, slouched over so far that her shoulder blades stuck out in back. "Well," I said, pressing on her back in an effort to get her to straighten up, "the way you're standing gives a whole new meaning to the term, 'double breasted'."
She was mortified!
But guess what... she stood up straight after that, and looks much better for it! (Or else she darted a furtive look around to see if embarrassing Aunt Shirley was in the vicinity before daring to slouch.)
Has anyone ever embarrassed you for your own good?
Or did they just do it for a laugh? (Which was also for your own good if you managed to laugh along with them!)

Shirley on a Rolly Thing

When I saw my niece (check out her handstand on the right side of the photo! We're both amazing) zipping around on this little white tw...