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It’s in the Bag

This system has been perfected over years of development. It started with baskets, but you couldn’t just leave them anywhere, they were easy to trip over and have you ever stubbed your toe on wicker? It’s like regular stubbing your toe only with bamboo shoots stabbing under your nail. Then came the piles, but those ended up devolving into an even layer of clothing on the floor.

The genius came when my children realized that the bag they used to carry the clothes down to the laundry room could also HOLD the laundry after it was cleaned. That inspirational idea had one problem, not enough bags. That was remedied with a trip to Walgreens and the purchase of a dozen additional sacks.

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Napkin solar system

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My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas

The Solar System. Been around for awhile. So, in all that time, you’d think we could at least figure out what’s in it. I remember so many kids tried using Mnemonic Devices to remember the names. Honestly, I thought this was stupid. Is “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” really easier to remember than Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto?

But times change. And planets, just like factory workers, get downsized. Eventually, we get better glasses and all of a sudden Pluto seems small in comparison to some of the other objects loitering at the edge of the solar system. “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas,” has now devolved into “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nothing…except a thousand random chunks of floating universe debris.”

Now, there’s talk of a “new” ninth planet. But if we let a little girl name it after a Disney character like we did the last time, we might end of with Olaf as our ninth planet. Which, I guess is fine if they discover it’s mostly made of ice.