When random thoughts collide…

About 30 minutes ago, I came up with a brilliant idea for a cool, trendy blog post. I actually thought I could hurriedly get it together on the fly and make it happen-article,project,step by steps and all, but sometimes, you just have to throw up your hands and say…it’s just not going to happen tonight. There are so many hours in the day and I am all outta juice. I’m sure most of you crafty folks have felt that way at sometime or another.

I did have some fun tonight…went with my boy to Chili’s where I got a yummy caribbean salad. We also talked about an array of very random things. We are two peas in a pod in that category. Not in any particular order, these are some of the topics that came up during our conversation…

gut buster
The Gut Buster
Does anyone else remember these crazy things? I remember being little and my parents owning one. I would try to do it in that situp motion that you would do, but half the time, I slipped my foot out and it came springing back at me. Jeremy told me he did the same, but it would also catch on his leg hairs and hurt. This has to go down in the worst fitness devices in history book (we’ll throw the Thighmaster, the hand grip from Over the Top, and anything with the name Tony Little on it in too, for good measure). I mean did people really think this thing would get them in shape? I bet you anything that numerous hospital visits were made because of this contraption.

A Gizmo riding around in the pink barbie car
Admittedly, I thought it was a Gremlin that rode around in the Barbie car, but nonetheless. I remember seeing this in the theatre and being so scared at the sight of the Gremlins that I had to go to the movie theatre next door and watch Red Dawn with my dad (at the time that was the most violent film of all time). I guess nuclear war didn’t have nothin’ on those hideous green menacing creatures!

The Smurf Big Wheel
My grandmother and grandfather bought these really cool wheels for me when I was 3 or 4. I wish I could say I had fond memories of it, but shortly after getting it, I ran Smurf-face into a tree. The smurf head cracked off and something else must have gone on with the wheel, because I have no other memories of riding that thing. I guess I can say I had one, huh? This just goes down on the long list of things I get blamed for “never taking care of”.

So, just wanted to leave a few of those fun thoughts with you today. Tomorrow I plan on showing off some featured photos as a part of my Lensday Wednesday feature I hope to keep going on a weekly basis.

Unti then, keep reaching for the stars, Swellions!



  1. says

    alexa, you’re so lovable. yes, it’s spelled lovable, not loveable.

    i just saw ‘red dawn’ for the first time a few weeks ago. i watched it with my brother, and we are now quite enamored of it. in fact, the phrase “TURN IT INTO SOMETHIN ELSE” was used in our conversation tonight.

    you’re a great american.

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