Anyway, my point is I've been busy. With what? Oh, you know--all sorts of important stuff, like visiting old friends, seeing bad movies at the drive-in (I know many will argue with me on this, but believe it or not, Jack Black really is capable of making an unfunny movie... shockingly, Adam Sandler is, too), continuing my efforts to make it look like someone who actually cares about aesthetics and curb appeal lives in my house, and ever-so-smartly baking cookies in 85-degree weather (my fellow campers and cabin-dwellers better appreciate that sweaty suffering this weekend).
In any case, it is Friday, so before I head out of town again this afternoon, I have for you the second installment in the new Friday Five feature I so enthusiastically introduced last week. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Five things I've learned from TV
- When you're given just one wish, be specific. This comes courtesy of the kids on Kidd Video, who, in the midst of a near-death moment, wished they were safe at home. They got the first half of the wish and found themselves removed from danger, but "at home" was considered a second wish, so they still didn't manage to escape The Flipside or any future trouble from the Master Blaster. (Does anyone other than me remember this show, by the way? No one I've ever mentioned it to does, so I was beginning to think I'd imagined it.)
- You cannot make grape jelly by putting a bunch of grapes in your dad's new juicer. If you're going to try, you should at least make sure the juicer's lid is on securely. (Thank you, Rudy Huxtable, for that very important lesson.)
- Despite how cool flying would undoubtedly be, hands-down the most useful superpower would be the ability to stop time.
- Annoying and insufferable as they can be at times, the girls on Sex & the City really do have some useful and accurate insights to share. It really does take half the total length of a relationship to get over a relationship (or, it generally does for me, anyway). Single girls really should get to announce that they're marrying themselves in order to get some reciprocation on all the wedding and baby gifts they've bought over the years. Breaking up with someone via a Post-it note really is entirely unacceptable. (OK, we probably didn't need Carrie and Berger to demonstrate that one, but still, I think you see my point.)
- The meaning of life is not as elusive as philosopers think. According to Mallory Keaton, it's as simple as this: "Be happy, try not to hurt other people, and hope you fall in love."