Friday, October 14, 2011
7 Quick Takes Friday
See yesterday's post for the story. I only have one picture so far. My son snapped it with his cell phone. Here you go folks.
2. Anna Maria Finally has a tooth!
She's 8 months and we're finally getting one. Given how fussy she was for this one, I'm not looking forward to the incoming remaining 19 or so we will have to endure. But I love her smile. I love the way her upper lip is a bit crooked when she grins. She's jamming her whole five fingers in her mouth right now so I predict a shower of teeth in the upcoming weeks.
Obigatory Cute Baby Picture
Last days of the toothless grin.
3. In the News Today...things happened, people are hurting, our side is right, if you think otherwise, you're a dope. That is all.
I'm starting to think about giving up being informed because it's hard to sift through all the stuff right, left, radical, commonsense, opinion, fact on any topic, even the weather. What is hyperbole in this day and age? What is truth? For a time, I tried reading opposite ends of the spectrum but who has that kind of mental energy? For a time, I cherry picked from real clear politics, the Washington post and the radio. But how do I know if I'm just seeking my comfort zone and ignoring reality if I only read my favorites? And how do I keep from poisoning my own spirit while trying to stay informed? We have plenty of voices with earnest conviction, cheerleaders for their side, but how many of them are of both Truth and Charity?
4. The Credit Card Diet
Last month, my son started gaining the Freshman 15, he got as far as 7. Then, we saw the bill. A lot of dining at McDonald's and California Pizza will do that. After paying his tab, my son voluntarily gave up his credit card. He's lost five pounds. Wondering if I should follow suit.
5. The Food Network has Ruined Me
Ah, the irony of juxtapositioning blurbs.
When I watch TV, I watch those cooking shows like Top Chef and Iron Chef and Food Truck Race and Diners Drive Ins and Dives and Good Eats. These days, I get to see about two a week. But even at that regulated pace, I now cannot fully enjoy myself at a restaurant. The other day, I went to a Mexican food place we don't normally haunt. I found my brain saying, "This salsa has a wonderful chunkiness and flavor but it lacks that third element that makes it a salsa; there's no heat or bite to this, it's like a gazpatso with cumin and cilantro. If it were a soup, it would be rocking but as a salsa, it falls flat." Cue dramatic music while the chef hangs her head in shame. I'm left wondering, "How did Bobby Flay and Robert Irvine get in my brain and how do I get them out?" Hint to Sherry: Give up eating out.
6. What I'm Trying to Read
Discovering Chesterton after 40 is probably best. Just starting on his autobiography. My problem with reading is when I get to the end of the day, I start to read and I'm instantly down for the count. No insomnia here. But it does mean finishing a book is s.....l....o....w....g...o...i...n...g. I have to hope G.K. is amused because I've been at this three days. I'm on page 3.
Being immature at heart, I love this holiday. Right now, I have to create Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy, yes I've got three My Little Ponies at my house. I'll post pictures when they're finished.
I don't know what the boys are going to be, but that's my project for this weekend. What are you doing for October 31st?
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