I’ve always wanted an excuse to embed one of my favourite songs, from one of my favourite guilty pleasures/summer silly flicks, in a post, so here’s “That Thing You do”, from the film of the same name. Fun fact, Tom Hanks wrote, co-starred, and directed it!
*sigh*. That was nice. Anyways…
I had a term paper due for creative…
Cracked, purveyors of videos that lead you down a rabbit hole of ‘Oh yeah, I remember “Are You Afraid of the Dark”!’ moments at 3.30 in the morning, has a really cute compilation video of adorable, make-you-feel-good clips, opening with one of my childhood heroes, Fred Rogers. I am old enough that I watched the 1979 run LIVE as a toddler (do the math), so anything with Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood…
Kid, after MUCH grumbling, is finally down for nap.
Me, preparing lunch for myself, realizes I’d quite like herbs…that are in the garden. Down the hall. Past the kid’s door.
Me, continuing down the hall, when suddenly…
Me in the kitchen, making breakfast for the kid. Kid in the living room, with explicit instructions not to touch the buttons on the fan.
Suddenly, sound from living room of fan clicking on.
Kid: *comes into kitchen*
Me: “Did you just touch the fan?”
Danny Nickerson is turning 6 years old in 4 days, and all he wants is a box of birthday cards. Last October, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and has gone through hell and back. Doctors estimate only a 10% chance of beating this disease past 18 months. Danny has had to stop going to kindergarten due to all the radiation treatments, so is quite isolated, but can recognize his…
It’s 4 am. No sleep is occurring tonight. The world wants to rain, to just let go, but for whatever reason it won’t, so the neighbourhood is up. I can hear voices in back gardens, all wondering why the hell they’re up in the middle of the night, all smiling and cursing a storm that won’t seem to arrive. The kid can’t get comfy, he’s been up since 2.30. He’s got winter in his veins, like his mum,…