As demonstrated in the very first Napkin People, my daughter has a very special relationship with words. In this instance I was asked to proofread the letter in question. I left in the word "pimp". It made me giggle uncontrollably to picture Voltaire uttering the word. I really have no idea where she picked up the word as a synonym for "wonderful" or even "awesome", but it's been the source of much humor in these parts.
"Mom! These cookies are PIMP!"
Voltaire is a singer, writer, artist, creator of toys, and animator of films. He is fantastically witty and charming, and if you ever get the chance to attend one of his performances, go!
I'm one of those people that is *always* startled by the toaster. Even if I stand there staring at it, when it finally pops up, you'd think it was a hand, ala "Carrie". They really need a gentle chime before the jarring "KA-PANG!" of toast flying up. I'm almost 23% positive that it would cut down on morning heart attacks.
If you have not seen Henry Rollins "She's a reader!" bit, you should go look it up now. This phrase is used often in our house. We are readers, and we love our reader friends. I'm always stunned to hear people confess to being non-readers. My life would not be the same without the amazing books I have read. From The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, to Brave New World, to Catcher in the Rye, to Harry Potter, each has left a mark on me. Thanks to all the authors in the world. I love you!!!
I love love love asian horror. BUT, I have no delusions. I'm not the kind of jaded horror fan that can sit calmly through any "gotcha" moment. My body is a tightly wound coil ready to spring off of the couch in full fight or flight mode at any moment. And yet, I still insist on drinking hot tea while watching a movie. As you can imagine, my husband is a very patient man.