Happy Birthday, Rory Dog!
Is this a simple cardboard box….
…or a Hall of Famer?
The cardboard box earned a spot in the Toy Hall of Fame in 2005 — a recognition of the ‘gateway to the imagination’ it provides to children everywhere.
Who can argue with that?
But I have to feel sorry for the toys — real toys, that is — that didn’t made the cut, and have to face the fact that a paper box beat them out. And if that isn’t enough salt in the wound…
Cardboard was invented in China.
Dear Ron Howard:
Thank you for adding Ray Romano to the cast of Parenthood this season.
Heck, I even love his glasses.
As devastated as I was by the cancellation of Romano’s wonderful TBS series Men of a Certain Age, this new role almost heals that wound.
If Hank ends up having a limited run, though, the weeping will no doubt start anew.
I saw The Oranges at the theatre yesterday.
So there are a few good reasons to see it.
But some people argue that the subject matter of this comedy might be a reason not to.
In this farce — and believe me, it is really funny — the close friendship of two families is challenged when the dad from family #1 has an affair with the college-aged daughter of family #2.
Is this too taboo to even laugh about? I say yes..but then I’ve seen it. Other folks I know think it’s too icky to even go see. But we see movies about murder and war and terrorism all the time. Does exploring internal family strife — in the name of comedy — really cross the line? At least give it a look before you decide.
Then judge, judge, judge.
Does your work week calendar look a bit like this?
How about your weekend?
I’m as guilty as the next person of jamming my work calendar with as much as I think I can reasonably — and sometimes not so reasonably — handle.
(I’m freelance. The busier I am, the more I make.)
But when it comes to my weekends — or whatever days end up being free that week — I am hesitant to schedule too much. I crave the lack of responsibility. The chance for solitude.
No deadlines or time schedules.
Spur-of-the-moment activities are always welcome. But elaborate weekend plans?
That’s too much like work.
Thirteen years ago, Rory and I made our first airplane trip together — from Kansas City to Craigsville Beach on Cape Cod.
As we arrive home tonight from Kentucky — on what is easily Rory’s 30+ flight as an ‘in-cabin pet,’ I never take for granted his zen presence and sunny predisposition that make him an easy, breezy traveller.
Friday night my family hosted my nephew’s rehearsal dinner.
The main course? Turkey and pork barbecue.
(Of chicken, folks — keep it clean.)
Now that our nephew is wed and already enjoying his honeymoon in Cozumel, we decided today to set things right…and gathered the family together for an honest-to-goodness Southern fried chicken dinner.
Plus all the fixin’s.
My favorite meal with my favorite people — what a perfect way to end the holiday weekend.
Do you C what I C?
Everything’s coming up C’s at the Curtsingers!
Congratulations Hope and Dustin! Best wishes on your wedding, your honeymoon, your life together…
…and all those monogrammed gifts!