1. Did you hear? The canned pumpkin shortage is over. I vaguely heard about it last year but never had any trouble finding all the pumpkin I needed for Fall 2009. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle ran an article yesterday that said it "...means an end to the hoarding, rationing, and even pumpkin profiteering that have been going on since heavy rain ruined last year's harvest and caused a shortfall."
Really? Pumpkin PROFITEERING? Is there a BLACK MARKET for canned pumpkin?
2. After only two episodes, it's safe to say that Matt and I both love HBO's new show Boardwalk Empire. How many days 'til Sunday again?
3. Bridget and I accompanied Maddie's class for a while yesterday on their architecture field trip downtown. It was super-interesting and if I could have found a storage locker to stash Bridget in, I would have stayed for the whole thing. As it was, we had to leave after two hours. I learned about scuppers, witch's caps, and dentals among other things.
4. It was really, really hot during the field trip. And, hello 89º at 6 pm. Here I've been scrambling around getting ready for winter and instead we're just sweating buckets.
5. Matt and I watched part of a documentary about Pixar last night. We both were feeling particularly lucky to live in the era of Pixar.
6. I have a really good idea for a DVD: you know how Pixar put out all their shorts in one collection? I think OK Go should release a collection of all their videos. They're fantastic family entertainment, and never get old. This was a crowd favorite last night (thanks, Tanya, for pointing it out!):
7. Watching OK Go videos reminds me of another crowd favorite from when we lived in California. Time to revive it for a new generation:
That never. gets. old.
8. Maddie recently referred to a homeless man who had been sitting by I-25 for an entire day as a hobo. As in, "that hobo has been there all day!" What, is it 1933?!? Matt's theory is that she absorbed a lot of terminology from all the Nancy Drew reading she's done in the last few years. I'm pretty sure most 21st century 8 year olds don't use the word "hobo" so I'm going with Matt's idea on this one.
9. On a related note, one of the side benefits (?) of all the driving I'm doing this fall is knowing the schedules of many of the hobo homeless/transient/eccentric people in Cheyenne. i.e. If I pass the biking/video-camera-ing lady by the airport, I'm right on time. If I see her by the cemetery, I'm probably running a few minutes late. So on and so forth.
10. I got a candy corn cut this morning. Much like a paper cut, but instead from a candy corn. Reached in to grab one and a minute later noticed my index finger had a small slice in it and was bleeding just a tiny bit. Nice. It did not stop me from eating more, though : )