So, I’m watching the ATP World Tour Finals on Tennis Channel whenever time zones and my time allows.
And they’re doing those creepy child escorts again for the players as they enter the indoor stadium.
I know this is a cultural difference, so I am trying not to judge.
But I think the players look uncomfortable — the kids look uncomfortable, too.
(This child looks a bit like a tween Chucky doll, which is also a bit unnerving.)
Once the players reach their chairs courtside, what are they supposed to do?
Hug the child? Pat them on the head? Ignore them and go about their prep?
All choices look creepy…from my point of view.
Posted in Children, Commentary, Humor, Life, Sports, Television
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One of my Twitter buddies mentioned today that, as a kid, he wanted to make a career out of creating the images below.
They’re Spirograph, which was one of my favorite toys as a kid. (If you haven’t heard of it, well, you’re probably not a Boomer.)
We used pen and ink on paper and the special Spirograph tools to create those images — this was years before laptop computers or Photoshop manipulation were common.
They were all handmade.
Looking at all the discs and circles in the kit, I am itching to play with it again. It was a lot of fun.
Wonder what became of our Spirograph?
Egg siblings — any ideas?
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Tagged art, baby boomers, career, children, circles, design, discs, entertainment, Humor, images, ink, laptop computers, life, nostalgia, paper, pen, Photoshop, siblings, Spirograph, Spirograph tools, toys, Twitter, will it go round in circles
I have a pop quiz for you today on The Egg:
Can you identify the objects below?
Hint: They are not candy.
(I know — it’s shocking, considering who is asking.)
Place your guess in the comments. The answer and additional information in Wednesday’s Egg!
Posted in Children, Games, Home, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged brain teaser, children, comments, family, found objects, games, guess, home, Humor, life, photography, pop quiz, quiz, Wednesday
When we were young, my sister and I spent many a fun-filled afternoon playing “camping” with our Barbie dolls — and our brother’s GI Joe action figures — in our family’s formal living room.
(Other than Christmas, it was the best use of that room.)
The green carpet was obviously the grassy forest floor. We used Kleenex as sleeping bags. And Dr. Seuss books tilted open were the perfect tents. Plus, GI Joe had a jeep, so there were lots of four wheelin’ and other shenanigans.
Those were simpler times. Barbie wanted simpler things.
Posted in Children, Family, Games, Home, Humor, Toys
Tagged action figures, Barbie, brother, camping, carpet, children, dolls, Dr. Seuss, family, forest, four wheeling, games, GI Joe, Humor, Jeep, Kleenex, living room, simpler times, sister, sleeping bags, tents, toys, uptown girl
Have you seen a yellow ribbon on a dog’s leash while out in your neighborhood? It’s not a fashion statement.
It means a whole lot more.
The Yellow Ribbon Project is a quick visual signal that a dog needs a little extra space. It’s for your — and the dog’s — protection.
Read all about it below:
Please be aware and share!
Posted in Animals, Children, Dogs, Education, Humor, Life, Relationships, Walking
Tagged animals, caution, children, color, Dogs, extra space, Humor, leash, life, protection, Relationships, ribbon, safety, signals, space, The Yellow Ribbon Project, visual signal, walking, yellow, yellow ribbon