I often wish I was an inventor. Someone that dreams up things that would be really cool, and could set about and make it work. I have no problems with the dreaming up something cool but the reality that a plug-in duster (you know, some contraption that sits in the corner discretely and sucks the dust out of the air, it never settles on furniture... no more dusting.. yea....) is ever going to get made, is another thing.
Today I sat down to lunch. Seems like a primitive discovery but I've only been doing that for about 6 months now. Prior to that I might grab something in the kitchen and eat while I was working, or miss lunch altogether. Now it's quite the decadent affair, with a Continental Hearty Minestrone cuppa-soup and sitting and reading a book for 20 minutes. Even on the craziest of days. On an indulgent day I cut open a pita bread, spread a very thin samount of butter on there and add garlic granules. Microwaved for 2 1/2 minutes and that turns into hot crunchy garlicy bread. SO yum. Not so indulgent days involve a bit of canola spray to make it a little crunchy. I'd like to invent a non-fat butter.
SO anyway. Today I sat down to lunch and I thought. THIS is my lunchtime most favourite thing. Most favourite thing, I thought. That's a layout. I'd like to invent a camera that takes a snaphot by telepathic messages. At that moment, cuppa soup in hand, book balanced with pita bread in other hand, I'd want a photo to put on said layout. CLICK. but no. In the time it takes me to locate the camera, fuss about what I look like, balance said camera on the arm of the couch opposite my favourite lunch spot, realisation that facing the camera AT the window where I perch myself each day is not going to end up in cool photography technique, adjust all of the above and then take the pic, the moment is gone, my pita bread is cold and so is my soup. See. Not so cool.
So many ideas, so little time, not enough photos of the coolest stuff in my day.
and the Saturday night that went with them. Best fun in far too long.
And the bonus? I'm still not as old as Sesame street. And I'm never likely to be.
(Layout posted today as part of the 2peas Garden, as part of the Guest Garden Girl gig for november)