Adults are Obsolete Children

If you’re offended by the title then the hell with you.

No one could’ve said it better than Dr. Seuss, “adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”

Today is Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday!

I remember my favorite Dr. Seuss story as a kid was Green Eggs and Ham.  As a kid I loved his books because they had funny rhymes and made reading easy.  Now all grown up (and hopefully not considered obsolete), I still find great learning in the hidden messages as I read these books to my kids. Green Eggs and Ham served us well… if it wasn’t for this book, my kids wouldn’t have eaten anything green (See my post on kale).

So in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, I double dare you to do these 10 things to tickle your funny bone… cause the sillies are the best ways to wake up your inner child before you end up on the extinction list.

10. Go see The Lorax movie and then read your favorite Dr. Seuss book before bed time.

9.  Dunk some oreo cookies into a mug of warm milk and do let your whole hand sink into the mug so you can lick the milk off your knuckles.

8.  Accessorize your wardrobe with a candy necklace and ring pop that you can munch on and lick throughout the day.

7.  Go outside and catch some bugs like ants, grasshoppers, ladybugs, and other innocent insects… but this time don’t pull off their legs, wings, or any other parts.

6.  Chew bubble gum.. the big square ones like bubbilicous or hubba bubbla bubble gum  (yes they still make them).  Since your jaw is bigger, pop 2 squares in your mouth so you get chipmunk cheeks.  Once you get a handle of the gum,  blow a big bubble and watch it pop all over your face and nose… then you’ll suck it back into your mouth and chew it again.

5.  Have a spin around contest or cartwheel contest.  First one to throw up wins.

4.  Buy ice cream from the dirty ice cream truck… My favorite one was the strawberry shortcake popsicle.

3.  Run, skip, or gallop (anything but walk) while failing your arms and throwing your body against anything or anyone in sight.

2.  Be a know-it-all… tell everyone you meet about something you learned today with excitement and gusto.. and insist they drop whatever they’re doing because what you have to tell them is much more important… in other words, keep nagging until they listen.

and the number one way to tickle your inner child-like funny bone is:

1.  Climb up a door frame… go ahead!  I double dog dare you!

Here we go...
trying to pull thru.. it's actually very hard
spider woman!
I'm slipping...
Going down!

Ahhh… the memories…. I refuse to become obsolete!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!

Green Toes and Kale

Vibram Sprint (left) and Bikila (right) Fivefingers

If I were in a Dr. Seuss book, my book would be titled Green Toes and Kale.  I would make Sam I Am proud.

Sam I am, I would wear them in the gym.  I would wear them in the grass or fishing for a bass.  I would wear them on a hike, riding a bike chasing a mouse near my house.  I would wear them here.  I would wear them there.  I would wear them everywhere.

I recently gave in to the Vibrams Fivefingers shoe craze despite how ugly people (and I) seem to think they look.  But since they’ve expanded their line and color choices, I was very excited to try them on.. especially since they were hard to find.  I love challenges.  I had my mind set on the Sprint version but the store I went to only had green Bikilas.  So I got’em.

I naturally love toe socks and figured they were no different since these Fivefingers were suppose to feel like socks.  Now I am addicted!  They are the best shoes EVER!

The Bikilas have much more padding on the sole than the sprints but I was still able to feel the ground and flex my feet and toes freely.   I still wanted the Sprints because they had a more open feeling and would be perfect for outdoor yoga!  I think I was meant to have them cause it didn’t take me much to hunt them down and found a store that had the size and color I wanted… so much for a hard to find shoe challenge.  Verdict:  they are perfect for outdoor yoga or yoga anywhere you don’t want to dirty your feet.  Where were these when I had to teach in a sweaty gym?!

Nadia and I decided that we needed to be sponsored because while walking the Vegas Strip, we became the center of attention on multiple occassions.  Today while at Orchard Supply Hardware looking at paint samples for the kids room, the paint lady noticed my shoes and called all her colleagues in that area to come check out my shoes.  I had a crowd of people around me.  It was quite comical.  One lady wanted to buy them for her kids cause she loves to buy toe socks for them and stick money or other surprises in each “finger” as a gift for them.  What a great idea!  If you’re looking for attention, wear these shoes.  It’s a guarantee to be a great conversation starter.🙂

Lucky shoes got me a spin on the wheel of fortune machine
Choosing comfort over glamour
More adventure!
Kettle Korn Time
Worthy for a Vibram Ad! (pic by Nadia)

And Dear Sam I Am, I would wear them while drinking my kale!

Fresh kale direct from the farmer's market. It's so potent, it would send your heart a flutter and raise goosebumps on your arm.