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I am a crazy cat lady married to a crazy cat guy, and together, we are a crazy cat couple. We talk to our fur babies like they’re tiny bitchy fluffy humans. We tell them about our day, where we’re going, why they can’t do the thing, and how sorry we are that we cannot allow them to do the thing. Suffice to say, we are more than likely crazy reality TV gold. A symptom of this condition is that we are not only ridiculous about our cats, but about cats and cat stuff in general. I have two, that’s right, two tea towels with the phrase “Cat Hair – a condiment and an accessory.” Although in all fairness, I only purchased one of the two. I also have a tank top that barely covers my boobs, but proclaims me to be the world’s greatest cat mom, and I wear it proudly as I eat from my cat print bowl and sip tea from my “cat mom” mug. In spite of all of that, I still want to buy more cat themed products; nay, I need to buy more cat themed products. However else will the world know how devoted I am to my fluffy horde?
I’ve already daydreamed about picking up my keys from my cat bowl, throwing my cat tote over my arm, and heading to the farmers market in my cat tank to buy fresh produce to bake things I can take out of my oven with my cat oven mitt. I know, I dream big, right?
Once again, Bored Panda has brought me something beautiful. Ikea partnered with a Toronto-based marketing company by the name of Leo Burnett to take easy at home cooking to a whole new level with their project entitled Cook This Page. Which is a large pad of posters that not only provides detailed recipes for would be chefs, but diagrams that you lay the ingredients out on, a paint by numbers sort of thing if you will. The best part is, after you’re done, all you have to do is roll up the parchment paper and pop it into the oven. How incredibly cool is that!?
It actually looks good right? Plus I think this would be fantastic for families with kids. I loved helping my mom cook when I was little and this would have made things infinitely easier for both of us.
Unfortunately, these bits of awesome aren’t available in stores….yet, but there has been some speculation about them eventually replacing the cookbook.
In a lovely bit of irony, thing are wet and dreary here in the Sunshine state on what is supposed to be the longest day of the year. Those of us who have lived in the state more than a few years are just rolling our eyes and shaking our heads. This is so apropos for our capricious little state, but in the spirit of the solstice, I wanted to share my summer bucket list with you guys. There is quite a bit to do as the days start to shorten once again.
- Go to the beach
- Swim in the ocean
- Look for seashells
- Buy a watermelon
- Have a cookout
- Make strawberry short cake
- Buy a summer hat
- Have a picnic
- Wear a sundress
- Build a sandcastle
- Wear flash tattoos
- Take a day trip somewhere new
- Eat as much summer produce as possible
- Have a summer movie day
- Eat a snow cone
- Dance in the rain
- Make friendship bracelets
- Play in a puddle
- Buy some over the top sunglasses
- Get ice cream from a local shop
- Watch fireworks
- Build a blanket fort and take a nap in it
- Watch the sunset
What’s on your summer bucket list?
Image from here.