Friday, January 15, 2016

Lesson 400: One in a Billion

It's a beautiful, warm winter night here at the Lamp Post,
but the morning sunrise was spectacular.

Yes, it was just one of a billion sunrises

but every single one is unique and it's own kind of special.

We've hit our midwinter stride here in the north.

As we get beaten from the continuing bands of lake effect snow,
the billion dollar question is:
What are we doing this weekend?

We move into the bowling alleys, 

the gyms,

and the ice rinks.
(Eloise loves the sound of skates on ice).

A parent can go crazy with cooped up kids.


Awwww, come on, Eloise!
Your kids never try your patience,
so say my Readers.

Eloise's standard response to, "Mooooommmmmm!":

I don't care.  #snarky #retro #humor  Bluntcard:

Here's the one in a billion smile of the week!

To the anonymous gift giver who sent a tin of cookies to the Lamp Post,
in a beautiful tin bearing a lamp post--

Thanks a billion.

I feel like a billion dollars in my new ovarian cancer awareness socks.

Daughter Ellen Louise is the foot model in the photos above.
No lumps and bumps like Mother Eloise's.
I always say putting toenail polish on my feet is like painting two turds.

Sam has a billion hairs on is head that we are attempting to tame.
He begins the day like this:

and by lunchtime we have this!
His hair grows straight up!

Billion is the week's most operative word.
If this is what 7 billion people do,

I know for sure what two people won't be doing.
If anyone needs an office job or is looking for a maintenance position
in Munford, Tennessee,
I think there will be a couple of jobs open.

Congratulations to the first to come forward with the winning ticket
(and their lawyer...).

Some advice for sharing worth more than a billion dollars:

There are over 7 billion people on earth and you’re going to let one person ruin your day? Don’t.:

Some bad advice worth a chuckle:

You’re one in a million. That means there are 320 of you in the United States. Find yourself. Start an army. Overthrow the government of a small midwestern town. Run shit.:

Here's one of my favorite commercials by Android
titled 100 Billion Words.
Easy weekend homework:  Watch it.

Bonus assignment:  Watch this one, too.
I love it.
Nice one, Amazon Prime.

This post is titled One in a Billion,
but really, 
it's only 1 in 400.
400 Friday nights of capturing life
and sharing it with you.
Thank you for coming back week after week.
In fact,
Thanks a billion.

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