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No, not Leisure SUITS! Leisure Pur-suits!
Not these either.
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Though they do make me roll on the floor with laughter.
Ha ha hee hee.
Leisure Pursuits! You know, what you do in your spare time for fun! (Though I suppose one leisure pursuit could be hee-hawing over those funny leisure suits!)
Since it's Friday (hurray!) I thought I would share some interesting leisure pursuits of some people I love, and maybe you could tell me what you do for fun.
Let's start with my long lost daughter, who is away at her freshman year of college, leaving me treading water in a sea of testosterone.
Sarah likes to go out to eat with friends and large crustaceans.
She also loves to shop!
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She looks a good bit younger, but oh, the joy!
How about my 16 year old Ben?
When he has time to put his feet up and enjoy himself,
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Ben goes on an eight mile jog.
Could he really be my child? Oh yeah, I do remember his three hour labor. He was in a hurry even then!
When he's not on the run, he likes to watch this.
Man vs. Wild scares me.
If you know how many emergency rooms Ben has visited across the east coast and France, it might scare you too.
Now for Sam.
Give Sam a little leisure time and free reign of the kitchen, the boy will get cooking!
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(Though I can't guarantee he'll clean up.)
Then he'll sit down at the computer and make a video of himself lip-syncing to an Alvin and the Chipmunks song.
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Then he'll want me to watch it.
Let me tell you, I've watched a lot of chipmunk lip-syncing videos.
Let's just leave it at that.
What about my hubby?
My Michelin Man likes to go on ridiculously long bike trips.
Flickr photo by GALE47
Except he doesn't smoke a cigar as he pedals. Plus he's much skinnier.
You know, Mr. Bib doesn't look very well there. He ought to get his tire pressure checked.
Ha ha. (A little tire humor, free of charge!)
When Todd's not bicycling, he likes to get into mischief on the computer.
Look what he did to me!
I felt a little better after seeing what he did to himself.
Ha ha ha ho ho ho!
(You can do it to yourself or to an arch enemy at www.yearbookyourself.com)
Oh, and one more leisure pursuit of his... You already know about this from my grape stomping post. He likes to make wine! And then he makes videos of it fermenting! Accompanied by weird music to ferment by!
Take a look. And try not to notice that 2 out of my six light bulbs of the chandelier over our table are burned out.
Now, what about me?
Well, here's a hint of what I do for fun in my spare time...
No, I don't train elephants to balance airplanes on their noses! I write this blog! (That's my elephant toy from my blog header.)
Before I wrote this blog, I used to do productive things at night. I'd clean my house.
And cook nutritious dinners. But what else are vitamins for?
I also used to recover furniture I found at yard sales.
Here's the couch I was working on when I decided to write this blog.
Would you believe that it has looked like this since April? It will be all red one day, but for now I'm having a blast! And it's all because you folks are so fun, and I love visiting your blogs and reading your comments. And I love the wonders too.
But don't feel bad for my couch. It will survive. Although it is a little jealous of my secret love. Don't tell anyone, but besides this blog, my writing job, and taking care of my family, I do make time for a mad, mad love affair.
With this guy.
Isn't he gorgeous?
I look forward to my time with him all day long.
If I don't get to have my little tryst with him each night before bed, I get really grouchy.
It's more than a leisure pursuit. It's a sickness. A sickness that I LOVE.
Before I say ta ta, and wait to read what y'all do in your leisure time (in addition to your fabulous blogs,) I wanted to share some exciting news! And it has to do with Leisure Pursuits!
My friend May and her writing partner Anne have a new book out! Woo hoo!
Here's May and Anne when they both lived in New York.
I don't know why this photo is so tiny, but they are normal size people.
They both have writing day jobs, but they write books on the side. For fun! And they do a fabulous blog, HERE.
How do they do all that? I really don't know. I've thought of sneaking in May's apartment and searching through her kitchen cabinets to find out what she eats for breakfast, (Wheaties? Handfuls of vitamins? Wonder Woman transforming capsules?) but now she lives all the way in California, so that's out. Plus, I can't even be the least bit resentful because May is so nice and just an all around good person!
Here's her latest baby, along with some blurbs.
"[E]xcellent life lessons, as well as strong themes of friendship and faith, throughout." (Romantic Times )
"Wickedly funny, but moral at the core." (Publishers Weekly on Emily Ever After )
"Frank, witty, and funny." (School Library Journal on Emily Ever After)
Check it out HERE!
Have a wonder-full Friday, y'all! And I'd love to hear what you do in your spare time for fun! Hopefully, you'll have plenty of time for it this weekend!
PS. I almost forgot Tanner the Slobber Dog!
Enjoy this video of him engaging in one of his favorite leisure pursuits...watching butterflies!