Mar 29 Photo

  
This is one of the main roads that runs through my town, as well as many others. This was taken in the first town to our north/northwest. 

Yes, I actually stepped in the middle of the street for this picture. No, there were no cars coming. Gives you an idea of how much traffic there isn’t out where I live. 

I really do like the quasi-rural region where I live. 

Mar 25 Photo

  
My older daughter is having a sleepover tonight, and during dinner, her friend, referencing her can of seltzer and said “Did you know that if you turn the tab around, it’s meant to hold a straw?”

Wh-wh-what? It is?

I turned the tab around on mine, and damned enough, a straw fits perfectly the top hole in the tab. 

I can’t say that it was a “mind-blown” moment for me. After all, I’m not sure a straw would go all that far in a can of soda or seltzer. The opening in a can isn’t all that wide. But something about the idea of the tab holding a straw in place is kinda awesome and seems to validate the form of the tab with a function. 

My daughter loves the idea. And I quote: “My life has been hacked!”

Nuf said. 

Mar 22 Photo

  
My younger daughter finally relented and allowed her hair to be cut. Thus ended her quest to be Rapunzel. However, to ease the pain, she was given the “rainbow” treatment. Her hair was sprayed with multiple colors of a spray-in, washable color dye. Then it got braided into a mermaid tail. This picture is after the cut and color, but just before the braid. I have to say, it was pretty awesome. 

Special thanks to the folks at La Ruche for taking good care of her.