Day 33: Despicable Me (2010)


This week I have been visiting my family in Iowa. The weather has been awesome—summer with a splash of fall. The scenery is beautiful. The grass and trees are green, providing a striking contrast with the browning fields of corn in the backdrop. It has been wonderful to visit with family and friends. Even though I am only here for a few days, they have been socially productive. My parents have a fire pit in their yard and on Tuesday a few of us sat around it, talked, and looked at the bazillion (wait, spell check is actually letting me get away with that word?) stars in the clear, crisp night.

 

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Day 26: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs


When I was young, I used to sing the song, “On top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed.” This meatball had several adventures as it rolled off the table and onto the floor. You can imagine everyone’s shock when it rolled right out the door! Subsequently, that meatball made its way to Hollywood. I imagine it packed its little meatball suitcase and boarded the meatball bus with dreams of making it big. It probably worked some odd jobs at restaurants or car dealerships; maybe dabbled in real estate before landing its first role. Although the part was only as an extra meatball in a commercial for an Italian restaurant, this meatball had dreams. The meatball wanted to see its name in lights.

 

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