The last days of summer are here and hopefully that means soaking in all the time with friends! Let’s take a trip to the zoo and learn about friendship from an unlikely pair.
Have you ever read those fun “choose your own adventure” books? You, the reader, get to be the main character and are led to a variety of crossroads. Instead of reading a story with a predetermined outcome, you get to flip the pages to whatever path you choose, and design the trajectory of your adventure.
As a kid, did you ever want to shimmy up a shiny rainbow and slide down to the pot of gold at the other end? It’s one of the imaginary adventures of a child’s lifetime. It can be disappointing when you grow up a little and learn that a rainbow is actually an optical illusion. But if you dig a little deeper into the science of rainbows, the truth is even more valuable than gold.
How many of you have been obsessed with the TV series “The Office?” I sure was. I watched it when it aired from 2005 to 2013, and when I lived overseas for a year I actually Skyped with my family so they could point it towards live TV and I could keep up the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Recently the popular mockumentary TV series made a comeback and people are obsessed all over again.
You might love them or you might despise them. But however you feel about bananas, you have to admit their smell packs a punch! If you put a banana in your school lunch, your sandwich and cookie will probably taste like a banana by lunchtime. Drop a banana in your smoothie and it’ll be hard to taste anything else.
Have you ever been on a camping or backpacking trip and gone without a shower for days on end? The dirt isn’t noticeable in the beginning because you’re on an epic trip braving bears, mountain stream bacteria, and rocks under your sleeping pad. But when you get home, you step into your clean house with your mud-caked hiking boots and that’s when you see how dirty you are. There’s no way you would jump into your cozy bedsheets with grime and pine needle sap stuck to your skin, right?
Have you ever had a pet who had to wear the cone of shame? Our dog recently had a surgery that required the lampshade-shaped piece of plastic and absolutely despised it. While some animals who wear it bang erratically around between walls and furniture, our dog stood statue-still, totally immobilized, afraid to put one paw in front of another because she didn’t have a clear peripheral vision. We literally had to pick her up to take her from room to room.
Many of you have watched a LuHi drama performance put on by our talented theater department. But how many of you have witnessed what happens behind the scenes? Compared to what happens on stage it’s not so pretty, even though it’s absolutely necessary for making the actors and set and lights and music all come together to create a successful production.
Happy Thanksgiving! Warty gourds decorate our porches and tables, the bronzed aspen leaves have dropped, and more importantly, it’s pumpkin-spice-your-life season. These days, pumpkin spice lattes, muffins, and even hummus don’t quite cut it. Now you can add it to your bathroom routine too because someone decided to make pumpkin spice toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo!