Hey! Happy Friday.
When you were in elementary school, did you keep a Language Arts journal? Court sure did. A few years ago, during family dinner at his Moms house, one of his grade school journals ended up on the dining room table and it’s been in my possession ever since.
This thing is hysterical. Every so often, I’ll pull it out of the junk drawer (where I keep all of my prized goods for safe keeping) and enjoy a good laugh fest.
Lets look at the first entry…
“Today is March 3, 1988. It is going to rain today. I feel happy because my mom got me new felts and I am at school.”
Typical cute kid stuff, right?
THEN THIS HAPPENED:
“Today is Thursday March 10, 1988. A cold north wind is blowing. On Tuesday my mom got me new Fraggle Rocks”
A COLD NORTH WIND?! HAHAHA. The drawing is classic, too. Remember when McDonalds handed out Fraggle Rock toys with their Happy Meals? 😀
I’m going share more of Courts diary entries on the blog – it would be wrong to withhold this kind of humour from the entire world. His mom still has his ‘rat tail’ in one of her photo albums. (Boys.. and some girls in the 80s & early 90s used to keep their hair short but keep a long lock of hair in the back. Like an extreme mullet. I’m really good at descriptions.) I MUST OBTAIN THE VINTAGE RAT TAIL IMMEDIATELY. Seriously, that thing is getting framed and displayed properly IN our house!
In other news, we made a delicious comfort dinner while it was blizzarding last weekend. (I just googled “is blizzarding a word?”)
Roasted Heritage chicken, brussels, carrots and mashed cauliflower. I always use Olympic cream cheese, salt & pepper when preparing mashed cauli – it makes it extra creamy and flavourful. Court says it tastes like potato chips. Sure?
What are some of your go-to comfort foods? Soup of any kind (especially chicken-veggie), cheese, dark chocolate and vodka.
What was your hair like in the 80s? I had a lot of styles: I went from being bald to a bob with straight bangs, then long, flipped to one side bangs, sometimes crimped…. I feel like 1989 was probably my best hair-year to date. I remember wearing a lot of neon shoestring clips to enhance my overly-hairsprayed side ponytail.