my mother’s side of the family saves everything. i mean everything. we take packrat-dom to new levels; rats would take notes. fortunately, the holidays come along once a year, allowing various family members to put some of those unwanted, yet valuable, items to good use.
for example, my mom sent me a bunch of holiday cookies, along with other goodies…what better use for red lobster leftover styrofoam!!
she’s been keeping it from me all these years, but now that we’re married, elaine finally came clean: she has super powers. she hasn’t told me yet whether she plans to use these gifts for good or evil, although it does look like i can get LASIK for free if i ever need it…
it appears that more evidence has surfaced for the existence of liquid water on the surface of mars. i will leave it to greater minds to ponder the importance of this discovery. i just think it’s pretty cool to find out new things about our nearest planetary neighbor. it shows just how much there is left to discover.