Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pretty bubbles in the air


In a wildly inappropriate movie that I'm not even going to name because I'm so ashamed that I've actually seen it and also do not recommend you see, a character watches his kids playing in the yard and laments, "I wish I liked anything as much as my kids like bubbles."

Me? I don't seem to have that problem. My thing is I get too easily excited over trivial things. I enjoy things too much. Everything in my life is bubbles.

Last night I bought one of those mini muffin pans at Walmart. Dear heavens, I was psyched. So psyched I was up until midnight making little baby cupcakes and cooing at their teensy, rounded tops. So psyched I told all my coworkers about it this morning.

"You can make like a hundred cupcakes with one recipe and they only cook for like 10 minutes and they're daaaarrrling!"

"Yeah, Kim, we know what mini muffins are."

"But, they're so itsy-bitsy! I filled them with a tablespoon! A tablespoon!"

"Yep. That's cool, Kim. Uh, next up on the meeting agenda . . . "

For me, mini muffin pan = bubbles.


And the other day I bought some high-fiber, low-sugar oatmeal and was so surprised it was actually tasty that I couldn't stop chattering about it.

"Mmmm! This is good!'

(bite)

"This is delicious!"

(bite)

"This is the best oatmeal I have. ever. had."

(bite)

"Oh, man. Mmmmm."

For me, tasty oatmeal = bubbles.

What do you like as much as kids like bubbles?

8 comments:

Dale Kemp said...

Judd Apatow films, LOL.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmm.....

1. My wife.
2. Dates with my wife.
3. Obedient kids.
4. Serving in the Scouting program and building a Scouting legacy.
5. BBQ

Beerman said...

beer

Kim said...

Excellent! I'm so glad BBQ made the list!

Anonymous said...

Apple

Anonymous said...

Apple wasn't me. Let me be clear.

I love dead, slowly cooked meat. Fruit is for.....fruits.

Jen said...

popsicles
sledding
a double rainbow. even just a single one.
getting caught in a downpour
cracking an egg and finding 2 yolks
getting a personal letter in the mail

Navigation rules! said...

when i think about getting excited about bubbles, i think about that fish in finding nemo who is very excited by the bubbles coming out of the treasure chest:

http://www.fi-donc.nl/collectibles/wdcc/2005Nemo-Bubbles.jpg

personally, i think this childlike excitement we retain makes our lives more interesting. i mean think about it, it we have SO much more to be happy about!