You know what today is, don’t you? It’s Pi Day! So maybe I should make a pie like this to celebrate:
I need to do something, right? Princess Nagger is all over the idea of a fresh baked pie. Better get busy!
Speaking of Princess Nagger… She’s been a bit scarce in pictures lately, because she’s become quite camera shy. She’s at that awkward age, y’know. I remember being camera shy when I was 13, too.
But I did get some shots of her recent huge – and by huge I mean ginormous – change a week ago, when she decided that she wanted to get her hair cut.
And when I say cut, I mean chopped the hell off. Say what?!
Here, let me show you:
She has thick hair like her mama, so taking care of it has caused her great stress. You know, because I nag her to brush it every day, and when she skips a day (or 5), then I get subjected to torturing her when she asks me to brush all the tangles and snarles out of it.
And trust me, it’s no picnic for either of us! So her request to have it cut short-short was granted:
Look at that ginormous braid!! She wants to donate it to Wigs for Kids so someone who needs some awesome hair can benefit. I don’t have an after-shot after the cut was finished and styled, she went really short – so you’ll just have to wait until next week for the final great reveal. I’m proud of her for making the choice to donate her awesome hair to a kid in need somewhere – I’ll keep you posted on that action.
Being that this week is also St. Patrick’s Day, I don’t know about you, but I can’t think if ‘Irish’ without thinking of The Lord of the Dance and Riverdance – so prepare to be amazed. This performance is the finale for ‘Riverdance’ – Michael Flatley moved on to do other things (still in his Irish Dancing amazing way), until he retired in 2015:
Have a Happy St. Patty’s Day – try not to drink too much green beer, and refrain from pinching too many people!
It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!
The question or prompt for this week is:
“Where are your Lucky Charms? It’s St. Patricks Day this week, whether you are Irish or not, do you have any special totems or symbols of your culture?”
Oh man, for this one I’ve got absolutely nothing!
I have no Lucky Charms, and I have no special totems or symbols – I better get busy finding some, eh? Oh wait, hold on – for my Swedish heritage, we do have a symbol, the Red Dala Horse:
These red-painted wooden horses have become a global symbol of Sweden. If you do a Google search for “symbol of Sweden”, you’ll see a bunch of gold crowns on a blue background, a few flags, maybe some peace signs… and plenty of red wooden horses.
The Dala horse (Dalahäst) is undeniably an international symbol for the country – but it apparently it hasn’t always been that way.
The red-painted wooden horses, a traditional toy from the Dalarna region in Sweden, first made its international debut in Paris in 1936, where they received enough attention that the Swedish committee at the fair decided to take them to New York, where it became famous at the World Fair in New York in 1939.
So obviously I need to get one of these red painted horses to keep on hand for good luck, and to celebrate my Swedish heritage, don’t you think? What about you? Any Lucky Charms or totems or symbols?
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
I’m way behind on blog-hopping, commenting, and replying to comments – I’m going to try to get caught up for the most part this week! Thanks for being patient with me!
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