WARPED HUMOR, GENERAL MAYHEM, AND A SIX-FOOT-TALL VIEW OF LIFE FROM AUTHOR SHIRLEY BAHLMANN
Monday, October 30, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Make You Wanna Jump?
These Big Boy leaves were gathered off Snow College campus, and prompted in me an initial desire to jump into the pile and throw them around.
But then I remembered my leaf-jumping days of yore, and how the crunchy fun was soon superseded by scratchy, dry leaf pieces sifting down the back of my shirt, making my skin itch horribly.
I would rather walk in leaves in high boots.
What about you? Are you still a leaf jumper? (Were you ever?)
Monday, October 16, 2017
Birthday Hair Bow
On the day I wore "the bow," a man asked me, "What's the occasion?"
Since I didn't of what "occasion" he was referring to, I gave him a blank look.
He gestured toward my head. "The bow. What's the occasion?"
I was truly surprised, because I hadn't thought my bow was noteworthy. I'd just worn it because I liked it and thought it went with my dress.
But judging by this man's question, my bow was NOT appropriate for general society. It was only appropriate in Shirley's World.
So searched my mind for a "normal" answer, unsure what that might be.
Finally, I pulled out of my brain, "It's my grandson's birthday." (Because it was.) Offering no explanation for why I would be wearing a gift bow on my grandson's birthday (shouldn't he be wearing it?) I left.
I didn't think the bow I put in my hair was weird at all, not until someone else commented on it as if it was out of the ordinary.
Tomorrow is my son, Scott's birthday. If I wore this bow to visit him, he wouldn't think it was weird at all.
(Come to think of it, I don't think any of my boys would think it was weird, at least not on my head.)
Do you wear what you want?
Or do you seek expert advice?
Monday, October 9, 2017
Patriotic Car For Sale
I thought this car I saw for sale in a parking lot employed an interesting sales tactic.
Do patriotic cars sell faster?
I wonder if this car is named after Paul Revere's horse.
(Do you name your cars?)
Monday, October 2, 2017
Bev at the Top of the World
It's my sister, Brave Bev's, birthday today! A few years ago, she was daring enough to climb up on top of this pyramid of family, including dad, brothers, brothers-in-law, and cousins.
Would she do it again today?
Why, yes, yes, she would.
Have you ever been in a pyramid of people? If so, did you manage to get down in an orderly fashion?
Or was it a free-for-fall?
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