So TexasHolly over at June Cleaver Nirvana cancelled her own potluck, probably due to having some sort of life or something and having things to do, people to gather with, barbecue to..uh..barbecue. As opposed to me who has a husband, three kids and a mother-in-law all hanging out and sort of doing nothing but puttering until our own barbecue later this evening.
BUT..she put the link up for those of us who feel compelled to gather some juicy tidbits and slap ’em into a potluck.
And you know me…give me a chance to ramble online and there just ain’t no way I’m gonna say no. (I know, I know…as a Californian I just don’t pull of “ain’t” properly. I can’t do “y’all” either. Totally ridiculous.)
I had some doozies this week. First, “Points on My Mother.” Now, I will certainly issue my mother Martha Points if she so chooses, she’s puts me to shame in any number of categories. But it never occurred to me to put them on her, and I really can’t condone that practice. I mean, a hefty positive score would cause an injury, and a negative one would…well, I don’t even know but it can’t be good. Another interesting one: “can wife take my points?” I’ve never thought of issuing points as some sort of competition, but it does have potential. And finally, “shredded wheat shake and bake” brought Tracy over to IPoMP, and since Tracy was kind enough to leave a comment and explain how she ended up sharing a webpage with me, she gets +3 points.
Which segues nicely into:
We have two winners this week. First, for bringing my attention to a piece of literary brilliance called “Knitting With Dog Hair,” JB @ Homemakers Pensieve gets +6 points and KLZ @ Taming Insanity gets + 5 points for rationalizing the rampant growth of mold under her sink as “Survival of the Fittest” in action. (Note: she suggested 10 points, and although she certainly earned the 10 points with the inspired rationalizing, there’s a 5 point deduction for..well…mold. It is the Martha Points Scale, after all.)
Ok, this week I’m taking pity on the cats, and instead of detailing their destructiveness, I will show you two pictures that more clearly illustrate why we love them so much despite the many thousands of dollars in damage they have done.
And finally this week:
FINALLY I get to share something. I did make it to the gym once this week, and did a hefty elliptical session and a quick run. I’m a little annoyed, as I had the run firmly under my belt before I got sick on Easter (with small pox), but will probably need to re-work that one pretty thoroughly. Also, for those of you who might think I am a totally deranged person for doing triathlons, let me reassure that I am only a partially deranged person as I only do sprint distances. That is: .5 mile swim, 22 mile ride and 5k run. Regular triathletes think sprint triathlons are “cute warm-ups.” I typically try to throw hazards between the spokes of the tires of people like that.
Alrighty then people, make sure you know where your emergency exits are, your monitor can be used as a floatation device in the unlikely event of a water landing, and please if you fall asleep on the person next to you, refrain from drooling.
Link back to Holly’s Non-Potluck Potluck here!