A Little Fun


I have a headache tonight so I am going to take the easy way out and post about some fun things from the weekend, instead of wowing you with profound insight.  As you know, I am a great proponent of having fun and finding joy in the little things.  “Easily entertained” are two words often used to describe me.

I was trying to be like the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. I should have bent my legs out. Hindsight is 20/20.

Believe it or not, this lifetime Wisconsinite has never been thru a corn maze, so when my sister asked me to go with her to a corn maze at Groche Organic Farms, I immediately said yes.  I am sure many of you have heard of the story of the woman who got lost in the corn maze and called 911 because she couldn’t find her way out.  This did not happen to us, mainly because of my superior map reading skills.  And because we would have had to try really hard to get lost.

Before we started, we were given a sheet with multiple choice answers on it, that corresponded with questions found in the maze.  At each question, they had a hole punch attached with string, that you used to punch out your answer.  I only mention this because it explains a couple of the pictures below.  Here is a photo journey of our day as Grown Ups of the Corn.

Seriously, you can’t get lost in this maze.

Punching Question 1…Looks more like I’m having a kidney stone attack…

Do you have any idea how much stuff is made out of corn? Neither did we. We got that question wrong.

My sister’s rendition of the hole punch – used with permission by my sister, provided I didn’t mention who she was. Oops.

Even I will admit that this is one cool picture.

Another fun thing from the weekend was a really cool app I found called Comic Book.  It lets you take your regular photos and add a ‘comic book’ effect to it, and then add stickers and such.  Here is an example – you will recognize the picture of my sister from above.  Now come on. That is some pretty cool stuff.  It didn’t stop there, either.  I played with a few more:

Lucky isn’t saying anything, as our pizza came before I could finish it.  But you see the potential here.  I love this app so much, it makes me want to go purchase an IPad because I know it will be so much more fun to use on a larger screen.  And I want an IPad.

And my last fun thing isn’t really “fun” per se, as much as it is useful.  Sometimes useful things are great for us emotionally, simply because they make our life easier or we get joy or satisfaction from using them.  This is one of those things.  Try not to be disgusted by the raw hamburger in the pan.  I know red meat is not on the list of Super Foods (unless you count foods that could kill you Super Quick), but you will have to drag me from it kicking and screaming none the less.  The utensil is the Hamburger Chopper.  Well, that’s not it’s real name.  I don’t remember what it’s real name is – I bought this one and one for my sister (coincidentally, the one I went to the corn maze with), last year before Christmas.  I have never seen them since, which is a shame, because it really is the best tool ever for cooking ground beef.

This is your lucky day!  I just googled “ground beef chopper utensil” and actually managed to find it.  It’s real name is the ChopStir.  Now go buy one!

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