The Commissary

We recently acquired a magnificent new Pottery Barn Kids table and chairs set from Craigslist, and, as I knew it would, it has proved itself quite useful. It has been a place for Madeline to explore all of the arts (painting, coloring, stamp-padding, play-doughing), a place to play board games, and, much to my delight, Madeline quickly figured out that it is a great place to stage imaginary play. I’ve been served some five-star, four-course meals from her play kitchen at our new table. She arranges her plates on a tray and brings it to the table to serve from. Then she bosses me on what to eat first. It’s legit.

This morning, Madeline placed her cash register on the table and insisted I go shopping at the commissary. So I pulled out the shopping cart and started filling it with a few items from her fridge. Before I could even check out, she decided it would be much better for us to switch places. So I took my rightful place as head cashier of the commissary, set up my hidden camera and filmed our romp into the Land of Make-Believe.

an epic lip sync battle, drinking without getting drunk & life after death.

Emma Stone Lip Syncs on Jimmy Fallon Emma Stone gave us another reason to love her. What else is new?

These photos are amazing. I love nature. Even snails, who are unfortunately closely associated with slugs.

Wondering how to drink beer all night without getting drunk? I wasn’t. But now I know and it’s kinda awesome. Who will try this out for me (and document it)?

Musicians are the greatest artists.

When I go, I think this might be how I want to go. And it’s definitely what I’d want to do for our family pets.

who runs the world? girls.

boy-meets-world-spin-off-girl-meets-worldThe boy met the world and now it’s time for his daughter to do the same. Two things: How am I so old, and please let this be good.

Hillary Clinton had a shoe thrown at her while delivering a speech in Las Vegas. This was my first reaction. My second reaction- I wonder what kind shoe it was? Was it the one the girl was wearing when she walked in? Did she hobble out hands up, one shoe off and one shoe on? Or did she bring a shoe from home and carry it in in her purse with the intent of launching it at the stage? Either way, see reaction number one.

Not new, but new to me, MIT scientists created a computer program that can show colors and motions in video that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye (think actually seeing your pulse in the imperceptible flushing of your skin). Cool.

What if you change key of poppular sad song? Will it happy? What about happy somg? Will it sad? Listen.

I made these Lemon Coconut Crunch Bars for ladies night yesterday. If you’re in need of a spring/summer, light and tasty treat- this is it. And it was super simple to make!