First things first, I have to give mad props to Anali and SMID for getting the reference to the Prince Spaghetti Day commercial from the late 60's/early 70's! I suppose I shouldn't be shocked, as both of these lovely ladies live in the Boston area, but you get full credit. I'm just glad someone remembered.
I don't know if they showed those commercials nationwide (I suspect it might have only been in the Northeast), but that commercial is a major childhood memory for me. You can see the whole commercial here
Item: I am so glad so many of you enjoyed Shoot 'Em Up Friday, and the destruction of the Crocs. I do have a few things to say about the results... first, I accept your offer Paige. I will email you with mailing instructions. Secondly, In the spirit of full-disclosure, I have to confess that a week before I shot up those Crocs, we bought replacements for them. Yeah, yeah, don't look at me like that... children, gardeners, and people with orthopedic problems get a pass!
Item: Next week, I'll be shooting up something that was donated by another regular reader... and taco maker. Stay tuned.
Item: Folks, after next week, I'll run out of donated items to blast... if you don't want SEUF to go on hiatus again... you gotta help me out and pony up.
Item: In the near future, I will be doing a series of photo essays called "Remembering Things Past" The focus will be on taking current photos of things from my past, and matching them with some personal history... an electronic trip down (my) memory lane, so to speak. I think you'll enjoy it (or at least won't be bored by it).
Item: DC/Northern Virginia readers... the time has come for so many of us who gather here and call each other friend, to meet! Friday, August third, there will be a happy-hour get together for my readers and any other folk you want to bring with you. Yes, come and meet your creepy Internet pals (in a public place. Safety first, eh?). Have a glass and a few laughs, and actually get the chance to talk to each other face to face for a change. Email me if you are interested.
Item: Recently, I was recognized by the aforementioned SMID for a Schmoozer award, as well as a Rockin' Girl Blogger award. Thank you, SMID! What a pal! Before you cry "foul" at the Rockin' Girl blogger award, many of you know from reading SMID's blog, that she is soemthing of a rule-breaker. She decided that I rock... and that my gender shouldn't be a bar to recognition... once again, SMID, thank you... You rock too, hard! So much for the other glass ceiling. Egalitarians rejoice!
Item: Soccergirl came home tonight after spending the past week with her Grandfather (my dad) and her older sister Fastpitch. My daughters got to spend an entire week together, with no parents around, and bond as sisters. Spending the day together with them, today, was a great treat for all of us.
Now, tell the truth... aren't they gorgeous?
Peace be with you,