True and real conversation overheard in front of the surf shop by my house:
GUY WITH SURFBOARD BALANCED ON HIS HEAD "Dude, the thing about kids it they totally cut into your surfing, big time."
GUY IN SURF HOODIE: "Dude."
ME: [to myself] "Duuude. You have no idea."
I mean, look at me. Two kids and I NEVER surf!
A thing I like
I've edited stories and written about low and no-VOC paint for Sunset a couple of times without thinking too much of it. That all changed last week when I decided to paint the kids' room a lovely mandarin orange (see it up there? isn't it nice?). I went with no-VOC paint because my overbearing conscious was going to accuse me of endangering my spawn if I didn't. And let me tell you, it was a revelation. Painting without those heady toxic fumes really does make a huge difference. I could have painted forever. I LOVE painting. I'm going to paint everything I own and then I'm going to go to your house and paint everything you own just so you too can experience the joyful revolution that is no-VOC paint.