Close Your Eyes and Count to 100…

26 01 2011

Wedged in among the rolling pin and baking dishes, Pinky thought to herself that she must be the the craftiest hide-and-seeker ever.  She’d been hiding in the cabinet for an hour so far and nobody had found her yet.  She would have been less satisfied if she had known that her friends had abandoned the game about fifty-five minutes ago and gone shopping without her.  Hours later, her friends would remember that they’d left Pinky at home and return, where they would find her and pretend to marvel at the ingenuity of her hiding spot.  Being none the wiser, and despite the stiffness in her neck, Pinky would smugly declare herself Ultimate Hide and Seek Champion of 2011, which she would then lord over her friends for the rest of the year.





An Unexpected Benefit To Buying In Bulk

6 01 2011

Samantha and Randall loved the first Thursday of every month when Sam’s mom did her Costco run.  First, they’d tag along and feast on free samples of Vienna sausages and frozen cream puffs.  After that they’d play hide-and-seek among the towering shelves until some rotund assistant manager would yell at them and threaten to kick them out for good (“I mean it this time, you two acne-riddled hooligans!”).  Then, after they’d gotten back to Sam’s place and unloaded the minivan, they’d build a sweet-ass fort out of the massive amounts of toilet paper that Sam’s mom always bought.  Say what she would about her mother, Sam had to give her credit for always making sure the house was stocked with essentials.





If You Can’t Control Yourself, You Deserve The Hangover

1 01 2011

It appeared that Annabella had enjoyed herself last night.  At least she had made it home this year, which was an improvement on last year.  At least she’d managed not to lose her keys.  At least she’d made it halfway in the front door.  Maybe next year she’d make it all the way inside.

Happy New Year!  Good luck in 2011!