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Spiders & chocolate July 18, 2005

Filed under: Rant — Shannon @ 10:23 am

This morning I took my daily walk. Thanks to some good friends, I now have Starbuck card money from my birthday, so that is where I decided to walk this morning to help my hangover. (I had my first alcohol in one year and I did not handle it too well.) Seth woke up so I was walking with him and Rachel.

One of my favorite things to do is find spiders. I love spiders. I have been fascinated by them for years. I kill them if they are in my home with my bare hands but outside I leave them be. I love the big huge ones and all their colors. This morning Seth and I found a huge orange one. There is one spot they always gravitate towards in our neighborhood. I did not think I would see any because it was already quite sunny and hot. But here he was and it was quite neat that my son and I could soak in nature together. We watched him spin more web and think he was catching prey when I blew on his web. We had some fun buddy time.

This weekend was also a fun time because I was able to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with some girlfriends. We had lots of fun and most of us enjoyed the movie. Although my favorite part from the original was not in the new movie, I enjoyed not listening to “Cheer up Charlie” the song and seeing what happens to the naughty children after they are done being blueberries and such. What is my favorite part from the original you might ask? Well, it is stupid, but my fave part is the tasting the wallpaper. I think if someone made that in real life it would be great. It would create some problems though. How would you know what has already been licked? How often would you have to replace it? We all know how much fun hanging wallpaper is.

This weekend also brought good news from a member of my family – my cousin Joel and his wife Erin are expecting their first baby. They moved up to Marin county last year (near San Fransisco) and we were able to see them at a wedding and hang out with them on Sunday. Erin has been cancer free for 2 years now – please keep them in your prayers.


2 Responses to “Spiders & chocolate”

  1. Jason Says:

    The snozzberry tastes like snozzberry!

  2. Joel Says:

    Thank you for the prayers (and the clothes!)…we ended up seeing the movie later Sunday night and I thought that it was both great and disappointing at the same time. My reaction is, I am sure, partly because of my love for the original. I did like the “burn ward” — classic! — and enjoyed the spirit of the movie.

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