In another edition of Awesome. Not Awesome (shamelessly pilfered from the best show on the AM dial, Too Beautiful To Live with Luke Burbank), I categorize recent happenings in my life into the only categories that matter: awesome or not awesome.
Not awesome! I went into a liquor store recently and as I pulled out my driver’s license to show the cashier, he shooed it away, saying, “Don’t worry. I know you.” And this was weird because I had never been at that liquor store before. So, how bad is my alcohol problem if my reputation enters before I do?
Awesome! My friend Deece sent me a care package from Saipan filled with items like ice keki (translates to “ice candy,” and it’s a better, dare I say awesome version of otter pops), Botan rice candy (which Nathan ate), dried mangoes, and ingredient for “salt.” Salt is a salty dipping mixture made from soup base, kool aid and Tabasco if you’re not a wuss. I had to explain this to my husband, White-Man-in-Residence and 1970s Senior Swingtown Analyst (his take: none of that happened in Belleville, Illinois), who doesn’t understand why islanders would voluntarily eat something like this or why they think that visiting relatives on the mainland means staying there for three weeks.
Awesome: My Flip Video Camera. It’s perfect and lightweight. I reviewed it over at The Full Mommy, but I want to add that it’s also a great idea for Father’s Day. Or Mother’s Day. Or Make Me Feel Better About Myself Through Material Goods Day. We attended a birthday party on Sunday and my Canon was too heavy to lug around along with Nathan’s massive body. Thanks to my tiny Flip, I was able to capture the following videos. Can I get an awesome?