- Squeaker shoes for toddlers (see here). The latest in child safety! Find your child in a crowd by the sound of his/her footwear. Never in a million years would I have bought these for R, despite the fact that he moves way faster than A and me and has absolutely no fear. Can you imagine when 10 toddlers in the same crowd are wearing these things?
- The 2nd Annual Bacon Eating Contest. This took place in the next town over from me earlier this month. That must have been why we heard lots of sirens that day; I'm sure several ambulances were required to transport the heart attack victims to the hospital. I do love bacon, but this just makes my stomach turn. Blech!
- A song about our lovely town! (Warning: Brief adult-ish content in the video.) This cracked me up because it's so true. Our town seems to be absolutely overrun with pregnant women and young families (including my own!). We have fantastic restaurants and incredible resources for families, but we do pretty much roll up the sidewalks at 10 p.m. I remember when A and I first moved here from a grungy, hip, musician-infested neighborhood of Boston (I say that lovingly). We tried to go out to breakfast at 1 p.m. on a Sunday, which was the normal time in our old neighborhood. Ha ha ha ha. Boy was that a rude awakening: NOTHING was open. But this town is quiet and lovely and has a small-town feel even though it's just minutes from the city. I love it. And, since we moved here 10 years ago, it has actually changed quite a lot. We actually sell beer and wine now!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Here are some of the wacky and weird things I've come across recently:
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