Shuffle Surprise

by Sarah on May 29, 2012 · 15 comments

One of my favorite ‘games’ to play during road trips–such as my drive yesterday from OCNJ back to Charlottesville–  is something I like to call “Shuffle Surprise.”

OK, fine. It’s really just a wandering down memory lane via your extensive (excessive?)–never pruned or pared (or other fruit-ed that also homophonically means ‘cut down’)–IPod library and coming to many realizations ranging from the decision that you were WAY too emo in college to the fact that Gavin DeGraw will never be better than his Chariot album (“Follow Through” anyone?) to the knowledge that “I Want It That Way” will NEVER be skipped. Ever.

So, it’s not a game. Whatever. It’s just like calling the “Alphabet Game” a game, when really that is just a way to get kids to look out the window for random letters instead of asking, “Are we there yet?”

Regardless, the theme of the day WAS surprises…both on the IPod…and in life.

Surprise! I stopped to visit Mama Smart on my way back home.

She, in turn, surprised ME with this cute owl necklace.

Suprise! This is NOT a Bloody Mary, but rather celery dipped in Chili Watermelon Vinaigrette, which seemed like the most appropriate post-driving hunger panic snack.The recipe was posted on Breathe Magazine’s blog yesterday, and even more surprising than the fact that I did actually drink the remaining vinaigrette post dipping was that I actually wrote a concise, to-the-point, post. [One paragraph, what?!?!]

[Surprise! I actually took beautiful pictures of my food for once.]

Surprise! I am supposed to be moved out of my house by Friday, and, as of 3:30 this afternoon, I hadn’t started packing.

Surprise! I have to use clear packing tape for something besides Nutty Butter jars.Speaking of Nutty Butter…I have to thank y’all SO much for your supportive comments (and orders!) in my attempt to start a little fun side business that will allow me to share my strange flavor concoctions with the world! And, SURPRISE! I have a winner of the jar of Cookie Dough Nutty Butter!

Congratulations Amy! [e-mail me your address:]

I hope your baby likes it, too. :)