Showing posts from December, 2010


I don’t remember a time that I didn’t have a book on my bedside table. I love books. I come by this adoration honestly. My parents are both avid readers. My mom prefers fiction and my dad likes some fiction, but is able to devour non-fiction as well. Words have always had a huge impact on me. Written and spoken. It’s just the way I’m wired. I have so many books in my bedroom just waiting to be opened and enjoyed. I prefer fiction because, like movies, I view reading as a form of escapism - going to a different place, learning something new, gaining a new perspective, using my imagination. I have tried some non-fiction, but that John Adams book has been sitting on my pile for years now. The funny part is, I think it’s my dad’s book, but neither of us is sure whose it really is. I have a ton of respect for John Adams, George Washington and the conundrum Thomas Jefferson. The most I can do is watch the John Adams HBO mini-series (which is excellent by the way).

Part of my problem is tim…

What Would You Rather?

Some friends came to visit and we played the kid version of "Would You Rather...?".  The adult version is called "Zabmondo", but it's the same premise, just more adult content.  It has a couple of different types of challenges.  An example might involve deciding if you would rather eat gum from the seat in a movie theater OR eat a partially eaten hamburger that was thrown in the garbage.  I'd have to think about that one.  My daughter was gracious enough to accept the dare of wearing black eye-liner glasses painted on her face the entire night.  She looked like a fanatical Harry Potter fan, but she accepted the challenge with glee and even had her picture taken smiling the entire time.  Ah, youth!

I have been collecting some pictures from the countryside lately and I decided to pose to you a Would You Rather Challenge. 

Would you rather - install and use a used free toilet that someone generously put on their lawn for sale? OR Would you rather have these si…