Today's Wonder of the World is...Mixers! All Kinds!
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Woo hoo for mixers!
I hate to admit it, but I don't really like mixer parties.
Except for blog mixers! I love those! Like my Wonders of the World Party on Wednesday, when you made me so happy that I'm still beside myself with joy.
Joy, I tell you!
But drop me off in a big room full of people whom I don't know, and I'd rather army crawl through fire ants to clean the grout in my bathroom. Well, maybe that language is a little too strong. I might not army crawl through the fire ants. But I'd walk around them!
Don't get me wrong--I LOVE people! I just like them a few at a time, and minus the small talk. I love talking with people for hours and hours about meaningful things. Things that really matter, like the Pursuit of Happiness, and Project Runway and sweet potato chips.
But even with my hermit habits, I do recognize the need to leave my comfort zone and mix it up a bit.
Life would be boring if we always stayed with the same crowd. Variety spices things up, right?
We wouldn't want to live in a playground of clones. Not for very long, anyway.
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Although some men wouldn't mind that particular playground for a while.
Schools are great mixers.
Hey! There's Broughton High! The first public high school in Raleigh NC!
Alma mater we salute thee, bounteous giver, hear our praise...
I'll stop now.
When we mix with others, it enriches and broadens our lives. And we get new friends!
If we want to mix up our insides, we could ride The Centrifuge.
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I feel nauseous just seeing it.
But wait a minute.
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A centrifuge is actually used for separating things. Not mixing them up.
Outta here, centrifuge.
Let's roll out the mixer.
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Boy, that's a big one.
It reminds me of this kind.
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Is it just me, or do those things make you happy, turning and churning? It's not that I want more cement in the world. I just like the trucks.
Okay, so maybe it's just me.
Here's my favorite mixer--a smaller version.
My belle mere nabbed it for me at yard sale for a bargain price! It was brand new and makes me feel like Paula Deen.
Did you know that the French say belle mere (beautiful mother) to mean mother in law?
She is indeed a beauty to find me such a treasure!
The best part about using a mixer is getting to lick the beaters.
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I love the old fashioned beaters, but I wouldn't lick them.
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And I wouldn't lick these beaters either, even though it is a cute retro mixer.
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I guess I'm paranoid, but I always guard my tongue around those things.
I have horrible visions of terrible tongue/mixer accidents, even with the thing unplugged. I know its irrational, but I fear that a jolt of electricity might start it up by itself, entangling my tongue!
Ooh. I'm starting to feel woozy at just the thought of that.
Let me distract myself with art.
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Mixer pups! By the Etsy artist Here!
Except they only have two legs. Maybe the others got caught in the mixer!
Oh dear. Let's distract ourselves from that gruesome thought by mixing a little music, shall we!
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If it doesn't help, we might faint and have to go to the doctor's office, where, in the waiting room, they have those cool mix up books, to distract children or wimpy adults like me!
Those books are so fun, mixing heads and bodies and legs.
Almost as fun as this...
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But definitely not as weird.
Oh! I almost forgot! The door prize winners from the Blog Party!
Before we left for school, I had my Sammy pick names out of what else? A mixing bowl!
Just ignore that Nerf dart gun on the floor there. And sorry for the shakiness of the pictures. Todd made the coffee an eensy bit strong today!
He closed his eyes...
And picked three names:
Number one is...Dana, of The Stone Rabbit!
Adrienne, of The Story Board!
And last, but not least...
Angela Nickerson, of Just Go!
Email me your addresses, ladies, and I'll pop the prizes in the mail!
Thanks, everybody, for playing! I had such a great time!
Have a Wonder-Full Friday, everyone! And a great weekend!