Wacky Wednesday to you all, my little gingersnaps. Why is it wacky? Because while you're reading this, I'm on a plane flying to Orlando, Florida. This is not a vacation. I'm flying in to take my mom's cat and bring it back home. You see, I thought my mom could use a companion, so I bought her a Ragdoll breed kitten in March. Turns out my mom is a teeny tiny bit allergic. Only she didn't want to say anything and make me feel bad. So she's been bathing him weekly and taking medicine and still suffering. I heard through the grapevine (i.e. my sister) about her problems with him, so I offered to fly in and take him to live with me in the land of the fruits and nuts. (what's one more cat, when you have 7?) My oldest will be taking the trip with me. While I won't be there for long, I will have one day where I get to take my oldest boy (the now-ginger) canoeing with me in gator-infested waters. I'm an accomplished canoeist, "accomplished" meaning I took a week of canoeing lessons at camp when I was 9.
Speaking of gators, a Florida teen caught an 800 pound gator in Florida's waters. No worries, if I see an 800 pound gator, I'll just take a picture of it and tweet it to you while I canoe around it. If the gator is playing football, I'll beat it to death with my Seminole chop.
It was an eventful day yesterday! One of my snakes had his 3rd birthday!! I couldn't just let the day go by without a celebration, so I stuck a birthday candle in a mouse and sang to him. Oh yes, and I got it on video. Those of you who know me should not be surprised I did this. #SoWrongItsRight
In other news, a father (who is a big Star Wars fan) photoshopped Ewoks into the backgrounds of his family vacation photos to try to prove to his kids that they were real. That man deserves some sort of award. *goes to photoshop pictures of Ewoks into our family photos for our kids to discover later as adults*
Who is a fan of Adele? I guess the real question is who is NOT a fan of Adele? That lame-@ss boyfriend that inspired her to write all her songs on this latest album is weaseling his way back into her life. She's admitted she's talking to him again but she "knows what she's doing". Yeah right. In related news, we can expect her 3rd album to be just as full of awesome break-up songs like this one was.
And now, for today's FAIL. Oh you can look at it, and you can touch it, and even drink from it, but oh yeah... the water isn't drinkable. #minordetail
And now, for today's WIN!!!
Hey, WTF??!! If only I was a guy, I could wear this on the plane and sleep while my son tries to talk to me about Lego Star Wars for the duration of the 5 hour flight.
And that's all the time I have for today. No guarantees on if I will get a chance to post from the land of the
gators Seminoles or not, but until next time, there's something I think we all should know. We've been lied to since we were children...
Long before the Brothers Grimm popularized their version of the story, 14th century peasants in Italy used to tell a story called “La finta nonna”, which means “the false grandmother”. While mostly similar to the version that we know now, there are some key differences. First of all, the girl in the story does not wear a red hood, the wolf is actually a werewolf, and at the end of the story, he wins (no woodsman to save the day).
Also, rather than simply eating the girl’s grandmother himself, the werewolf tricks Little Red Riding Hood into joining him for the meal. In some versions, the werewolf tricks Red Riding Hood into taking off her clothes, and then he eats her when they’re in bed. In other versions, she escapes.
The first written version of the story was Charles Perrault’s Le Petit Chaperon Rouge. This was the first time the red hood is added to the story. It was intended to be a cautionary tale for young women, warning them about men, represented by the wolf. The Brothers Grimm based their version of the story on Perrault’s. However, they added the happy ending where a huntsman shows up to rescue Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother from the wolf’s stomach.