|Brave Irene was always one of my favorites. Oh, that dastardly wind!|
I wish gluten-free pizza tasted more like pizza.
I wish the slowness and ease of summer days didn't pass so quickly.
I wish I knew how to write the ending for BOOM.
I wish I would talk with people whenever I wanted to--without regard to schedules and failing technology. (Yes, I hate my cell-phone right now.)
I wish my 13 year-old could drive herself around. (Well, not really. But kind of.)
I wish the nectarines you get in July could last all year.
I wish I understood the whole Higgs boson particle thing. I mean, I HAVE TRIED. I have read about it and listened to experts explain it--even Bill Nye the Science Guy. But alas, this is what I am left with:
Random Person: Hey Shelley, can you explain that whole Higgs boson particle thing to me? It's kind of confusing.
Me: Well, there's this thing--very small thing--that the scientists always thought would be there. Well, not always. I mean, there was probably a time when they were thinking about other things, but anyway, lots of scientists thought is was there, but they couldn't prove it. BUT NOW THEY CAN!
Random Person: But what is it?
Me: Well, it's so small that you can't really see it. I mean, I wouldn't worry about it if I were you...it's not like it's going to jump up and eat off your face or anything....er, um, like flesh eating bacteria, which by the way, you also can't see. If I were you, I 'd worry more about having my face eaten off by invisible bacteria than that little invisible thing that has a kind of pretentious name, if you ask me.
On a different note altogether, I will be appearing at Barnes and Noble's Pajama-rama Storytime this Friday (and every Friday in July) at 7:00 p.m. (It's the B and N in Oceanside). Anyway, this Friday evening will feature a Celtic story or two, and some fun activities. And yes, my puppets will be there! Elvis the alien is especially excited!
Summer wishes, anyone?