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Happy Meal

January 23rd, 2007

I’m having one of those “sigh… I love blogging” moments today. So I’m cruising around Blogland this afternoon, seeing everyones photos and reading wonderful little tid-bits of their lives. I thought to myself how awesome it is that bloggers like to show morsels of their lives, stopping for a moment to snap a photo to share. Where once there was just life going on, now thanks to blogging life just stops for an instant with the opening and closing of the shutter and we truly stop to smell the roses.

Maybe it happens outside the gates of Blogland? I do not know. I do know that I catch myself seeing things in a new way now that I want to capture the moment for my blog. I catch myself saying, “FREEZE… this is for my blog”. My son even says things to me like, “Don’t you want to take a picture of that for your blog?”. In reality only 1% of things I snap end up on my blog or I end up writing about. It’s just the mere fact that I’ve stopped (like the Road Runner putting on the brakes with his feet) for those few seconds to enjoy the extraordinary beauty of an otherwise ordinary moment. For months I’ve been trying to figure out just how it is that blogging changed my life (aside from the wonderful sister friends I’ve made). And today I had this realization!

You may find my Happy Meal weird, or boring, or that I’m koo-koo for Cocoa Puffs… but for a few seconds while I snapped the photo of my Beckmann’s German Farm Bread and Saag’s German Bologna (Best Lunch Ever)… I experienced the extraordinary beauty of an ordinary moment. And that my friends is what I call “The Bloggers O”!

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17 Responses

  1. The fabulous blop allegedly said:


  2. The fabulous Patti the Hardenbrook Girl allegedly said:

    You have turned your lunch into a beautiful work of art! I love your discovery - and I think you are 100% correct!

  3. The fabulous Elizabeth allegedly said:

    Now I’ve got to go get some bread. And butter. Tell me that’s real butter.

  4. The fabulous Happy Zombie allegedly said:

    Real unsalted creamy butter E! Pure dairy Heaven.

  5. The fabulous PamKittyMorning allegedly said:

    Ahh, we used to have butter on sandwiches as a kid. The bread looks yummy, and a slice of toast is what comes to mind. Yum.

  6. The fabulous Wendewww.evidently.org allegedly said:

    Oh, that so makes me hungry. :D

  7. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:


  8. The fabulous little lovelies allegedly said:

    ok, yum!

    you crack me up with your Blogger’s O! Love it. But you are so right about stopping and taking seemingly mundane pics of our lives. I love it! Except now my husband is even more camera shy than usual because he never knows when he’s going to be on the blog. I don’t like that so much.

  9. The fabulous The Chicken Lady allegedly said:

    Oh, YUM, that looks awesome. Have some of that on hand when I come out this summer!! :) We could have a picinic on the beach. :)

  10. The fabulous Shabby in the City allegedly said:

    I’ll have what SHE’S having!
    (Remember that line from When Harry Met Sally?)

  11. The fabulous LoriLaurieLauri allegedly said:

    Well, my husband was going to take me to Chuy’s (mexican food) for lunch…but now I want La Madeleine’s for their bread and butter. Maybe I can just stop there on the way home and pick some up!

    BTW…I just found your blog, and I think it’s fun!

  12. The fabulous Ashley allegedly said:

    my favorite summertime lunch: bologna sandwich on white bread, bottled coke, sunflower seeds and pringles…nothin’ better! thanks for sharing!

  13. The fabulous Raesha D allegedly said:

    Oh yum - that looks delicious!!! I have just a few words for you….”We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun….”

  14. The fabulous Happy Zombie allegedly said:

    Raesha, VBG (you little mischief-maker, though you cracked me up)! After FINALLY getting that song out of my head, then you bring it up and… out loud, moaning, I said, “OMG” as the song re-enters my head and shanghais my brain… my son came running thinking something happened to me. “What’s the matter mom, is everything ok?”… “Um… it’s a comment”… “Oh… oooooo kaaaaay”. How does one explain these things to a 15 y/o???

  15. The fabulous MaryAnn allegedly said:

    The Japanese $ store in Seattle is actually a $1.50 store, and it’s on the bottom floor of Westlake Center way in the back left corner. Hope you find it!

  16. The fabulous Happy Zombie allegedly said:

    Thanks so much Mary Ann! I’m so excited to visit it. We had a 99 cent Japanese store when we lived in Hawaii and GAWD I miss it! I can totally handle the extra 51 cents!!!

  17. The fabulous lindiepindiehttp://craftapple.wordpress.com allegedly said:

    So there it is…the German lunch meat and bread you’ve talked about. You’re so right that blogging makes me stop and appreciate those little moments…even if they don’t actually end up on the blog.

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