Any day you meet a baby horse is a good day.
Okay, so in my attempt to keep myself busy so I do not drive you all crazy talking about how my book got published, I am going to tell you about our Easter instead. It was pretty awesome. I didn’t take pictures of most of it, because it was just too weird. So while I describe it to you, I will show you pictures I took on the same day. We went up to Fallbrook, about an hour outside of San Diego, to My wife’s Aunt and Uncle’s house. They have a neighbor who has lots of animals. One of her horses, Maddy, just had a baby four days ago. The baby is named Snippers.
He let me pet him. So what made this day so special? Well, in the first place, our family is just weird. Now that Mollie is 14, we didn’t have any little kids to hunt for Easter eggs… so Mollie and Jessica and Jessica’s boyfriend and their roommate did the egg hunt. The fact that three out of four are college graduates and in their early twenties wasn’t the weird part of the day though.
The weird part was a party game that Jessica had us all play.
So this game involves taking pairs of pantyhose and dropping a tennis ball down one of the legs all the way to the foot. Then you tie the pantyhose around your waist letting the leg with the tennis ball in the toes dangle between your feet. It looks a lot like male private parts… really, really long male private parts. The, uhhh…. tip… should just brush the ground. Now you have groups of 4 or 5 players line up, and you set a hard-boiled egg on the ground in front of each person. The object is for each player to roll the egg over a line some distance away with just the tennis ball in a stocking swinging between their legs. You can’t use your hands. You have to do it with pelvic thrusts. And it is not as easy as it sounds.
You really ought to try this game at your next party. Watching other people do it is even more fun than doing it yourself. And any number of people can play if you have enough eggs, pantyhose and tennis balls, or by taking turns. But I guess you can see why nobody wanted me to put pictures of them on the blog doing it.
I guess it was also a good day because everybody was so excited about my book being published… (Sorry, that just slipped out)… and also because it is my birthday in just a few more days, so I got presents.
Jason, Jessica’s boyfriend, was having us all pose for crazy pictures with a toy light saber we found while cleaning Mollie’s room. I guess he is going to do some funny Star Wars pictures, and I am looking forward to that. We all tried to out-do each other in the poses, and I think Andrew, their roommate is going to win because he was photographed in mid-air jumping off the swing.
I also took a few pictures of flowers, but I know some of you are still getting snow and I feel sort of bad about posting those… unless you really want me to. Then I could do that tomorrow, you know, to keep me from talking about the book… so much.
Oh, and my wife made me an angel food cake for my birthday, which had chocolate frosting and strawberries dipped in orange chocolate so they looked like carrots. And she also made these little sheep things…
Now read the post below this one… about my book… Using a baby horse as an excuse for slacking off on your reading is just wrong!