Ok, I can’t tell you how desperately I need a potluck right now. Except, I don’t want to bring anything. I know that’s poor form and will cost me points, but I’m tired, everything I own is still stuffed in a suitcase and a bottle of moisturizer exploded all over my pajamas. Anything can happen at 35,000 feet. Snakes. Exploding moisturizer. (True Story: At one point during the flight, an attendant came on the PA and announced, “If I could have everyone’s attention please, we seem to have lost a pet…” And Himself and I both had flashbacks to “Snakes On A Plane.” It wasn’t a snake though, it was a puppy. Which was swiftly recovered. Too bad. I wouldn’t have minded seeing a puppy.)
But Holly at June Cleaver Nirvana is throwing her weekly potluck, and you know I just can’t say “no.” Except last week. I was in Minnesota and I think potlucks are illegal there. Something about all the lakes.
So a Potluck is a collection of random things that together make a funny post. Holly invented it, patented it, is currently doing focus groups and plans to market it at local grocery stores as soon as the data is in. So I’m happy to play!
I’m not sure where to go with this, it seems to be following me around: this week I got “quell the guilt.” Guilt is apparently a big thing on the internet and repeatedly brings people to a post wherein I confess to almost burning the house down with a bouquet of flowers. But this week I also got “things to look for under the couch.” Which, you know, I’m happy to help with. As a public service.
I get a lot of questions in comments and emails from people asking about things that might garner (or lose) points for them. My feeling about the Martha Points Scale is that it’s pretty darned flexible, and designed to be Ecumenical and embrace efforts (or lack thereof) of all faiths. And my favorite request this week came from Sandrine who asked if she could have points for not killing her students. To this I say, “SURE!” I think reigning yourself in to the point where you are safe to operate in an instructional setting without fear of homicide is certainly point-worthy. +5 Points for Sandrine.
- threw several parties
- invited neighborhood wildlife
- ordered pizza (and I bet they didn’t tip the delivery guy)
- and may have also ordered Pay Per View movies.
We’ll know for sure when the cable bill comes.
I’ll use this button to post progress on my triathlon training. The event is in September. But this week the best I could offer is dragging luggage on wheels through an airport, and that’s a pretty lame training effort. I’ll have more to offer next week.
Ok, since my tech skills do not extend to making the blog hop link work here, I’ll link back to the PotLuck so everyone can carry on. Thanks for coming! Tip your waitress! I’ll be here all week!