(1)A dear friend (you know who you are) treated us with a gift card as a just-because present. She claims it was a thank-you gift, but I was like "You don't thank people when you give them lots of good advice and encouragement. THEY are supposed to thank YOU." But the damage was already done, so we had to spend it.
Brooklyn Lager , there may or may not have been tears of joy in his eyes. If you are ready for a special splurge of the hoppy persuasion, this will not disappoint. Go! Change your life!
(2)Speaking of best things, the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI is the best zoo either of us has ever had the pleasure of visiting. Because we've both lived in really hot places for a long time and guess when people go to the zoo? In the summer. And it sucks. It just does. People like to pretend that they care about looking at animals, but when the heat index is 104 and you're trudging up and down cement pathways it is not fun.
But this zoo was TOTALLY fun! So much shade and beautiful weather and pathways made out of all sorts of different materials. Lots of different areas and habitats and a train and a shuttle bus and surprisingly not-gross food at the restaurant in Africa...shall I go on?
But the very mostest bestest moment was when my little boy, freshly turning four years old, fed a real live giraffe all by himself.
It was absolutely precious.
(3)I feel silly saying this because if you're here you already know, but have I ever shirked from the call of silliness, pray tell? No. And I'm sure not planning to start today. So here goes:
Look, I have my own snazzy custom domain name= Yay!
So rss feeds and bookmarks and buttons all have the wrong url= Not so yay.
If it strikes your fancy and you have any of those things, feel free to nix that .blogspot to make the url a neat and clean www.HouseUnseen.com. But yes, I know....if you can read this you already know so why the foot am I going on about it? Because I'm silly, don't forget!
(4)Have I mentioned that I've taught three whole people how to read in my life? I'm only saying this first so I can help pre-ease the fears that naturally will arise when I share with you my most recent bumble, fears that I possess no actual knowledge of the American English alphabet:
On the topic of our library, here is a book they have that I did NOT check out:
I mean really? Just...wow.
In parting, I leave you with my three favorite signs from our zoo adventure....
|plain good advice, ya know?|
|This is what I like to call "captivity inspired habitat confusion"|
|Questionable judgement on this one, folks. Questionable judgement.|
p.s. Did you notice the prolific use of the letter R throughout this post? I know. Another modern-day miracle!