Sometimes you see something or experience something and you totally wish you had a camera or video camera to document it. That happened to me twice today. This morning I decided to go running. It was a gorgeous day outside (somewhere around 70 degrees), so I set out in my usual shorts and a t-shirt. As I ran through my neighborhood, I contemplated how warm it was and how beautiful the weather has been this fall here in California. As I ran by one house, I looked over and saw a little girl playing in the front yard. She was probably about 4 or 5 and she was playing with some buckets of water and the garden hose. The best part of the scene and the reason I wanted my camera was that she was totally in her swim suit! No big deal - it's November 17th and this girl is playing with water outside in her swimsuit like it's July!!!! It would've been a fantastic picture.
Experience number two: Jared and I went to dinner with Aaron and Dana tonight. Aaron wanted to go to this great little Italian restaurant in Carmel (It's called Little Napoli and it's really good - the Meatball Lollipop appetizer is amazing!). I ordered the Gnocchi in a Gorgonzola Sage sauce. Our entrees came and I took a few bites and then decided to add a little bit of fresh Parmesan cheese which was in a little bowl on our table. So, I picked up the bowl and started scooping some Parmesan onto my pasta. I said, "I just need to add a little more cheesy goodness to my food." As the words left my mouth, the bowl started slipping out of my hand. I felt it slipping, but my other hand had the scooping spoon in it and I couldn't catch it in time. As I was holding the bowl directly over my plate when the bowl slipped out of my hand, it landed upside down directly on top of my pasta. "Whoa!!!!", I said. I picked up the bowl off my plate, leaving a huge mound of fresh, grated Parmesan cheese. Naturally, we all started laughing because it was a very comical situation. I had not intended to add that much cheesy goodness, but there it was. I started scooping what cheese I could off my pasta, then mixed the rest in. No harm done, really, since the pasta was still very good. But, had I caught it all on video (or at least a picture of the cheese mound on top of my pasta), it really would have added to this blog.
A picture is worth a thousand words. . .