I just whacked my head. Twice. Really hard. Because I’m all graceful and stuff.
The good news is that I am feeling better, if still somewhat run-over-by-a-truck-ish. The bad news is that it’s raining again and lest you think I’m just randomly whining about a few sprinkles, our pool is actually overflowing. This is not rain so much as WRATH OF A VERY SOGGY GOD. So I was trying to drain some water from the pool via the big filter thingie under the porch, and I whacked my head on the way in (because I was wearing a jacket with the hood up, on account of the rain, and my vision was obscured and also, I’m not very bright) and *SLAM* head meets support beam. I saw some pretty stars.
I set the filter up to remove water from the pool and then wandered out to empty the skimmer basket, and while doing so, stepped in some fire ants. Yes. Distracted by that, I managed to return to the filter and hit my head a second time, at which point I abandoned all pretense of being brave and emitted a sound that could only be heard by dogs and dolphins, and roughly translates to something I cannot say in polite company.
I’m kind of my own episode of The Three Stooges, today.
Fortunately, I had taken sufficient time to deliberate over all of your excellent category name suggestions prior to hitting my head, which is good, because now I don’t know who any of you are or why we are here. Could someone teach me how to tie my shoes again?
Anyway, you are all very clever, and pretty, and I’ll have you know that I had a terrible time choosing just one category to correctly embody the spirit of our newest family member.
I very much enjoyed the various plays on Licorice, like Casey‘s brilliant suggestion of “Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder,” or Nancy‘s suggestion of “Fennel of the Kennel.” That was genius, ladies.
I also quite liked Michele‘s suggestion of “Lick Me Baby One More Time.” Haaaaaaa.
There were others I liked, too. But in the end, I could only choose one. And it had to be something that felt like the best fit for this space. And so, our new category comes to us by way of Cindy, who suggested, “Oh look, something furry!” As distracted as I find myself by this small creature, that just felt like the right choice.
Cindy, you’ll be receiving some books from me as a thank-you—look for my email and we’ll work out the deets.
And as a thank-you to everyone who played (that was fun, wasn’t it?), I give you the Very Best Part of having a doggie in a life jacket:
(Handy dog-top handle makes for easy transport.)