Listening to the neurologist rattled on about the pros and cons of the various classes of ADHD medications, I was no different then a horny guy at the bar who feigns interest in a drunken woman’s babble in hopes of getting laid. I pretended to listen, but overwhelmed and pressed for time, I wished she would hurry up and write the prescription so I could return to work.
Eight little girls dressed like jungle cats take the stage for the after school performance of the Nutcracker. A combo of hip hop, jazz and modern dance numbers set to top 40 hits, the show bears no resemblance to the New York City ballet version.
A chubby little girl in the back row keeps her eyes fixed on the dancer to her right. She is seconds behind in every move. When the dancers move left, she moves right. When they jump, she kicks. When they stop, she twirls. That girl is Savannah.
Candy canes began as straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorate the Christmas trees. A choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral decided to have the ends bent to depict a shepherd’s crook and he would pass them out to the children to keep them quiet during the services. It wasn’t until about the 20th century that candy canes acquired their red stripes.
Shoppers take note. Black Friday is no longer about waking up at the crack of dawn to stand in long lines and hope for the best. Walmart has put a spin on this annual tradition with days – not hours – of deep discounts on the hottest gifts.
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” Meister Eckhart
If you’re a shopaholic who loves the thrill of finding a good deal, take note. Walmart has jumped the gun with a Pre-Black Friday Event that begins this Friday, November 21 at 8:00 a.m.
Priceless is such moments as today when I overheard my 9-year-old say while checking out a loose tooth in the bathroom mirror, “I wonder what the tooth fairy does with all those teeth?”