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Friday Favourites 11: The Absurd

Today is a very important day in our home. It is Dr. Suess’ birthday. He’s more than just an author. He is B’s obsession. She insists her pediatrician, dentist and pretty much anyone in the medical field are, in fact, Dr. Suess. For the past few months, 9/10 books we read are Suess books. We had to replace her Green Eggs & Ham book when it simply gave out and died after SO many readings.

I get it. I love Dr. Suess too. Because his stories are silly and weird and occasionally profound. Because his words flow smooth and clean and feel good on my tongue. Because the world just seems better in rhyme. I wish we could do it all the time.

In honour of Dr. Suess, this week’s favourites are all about the absurd.

Dr. Suess Quotes

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There’s no one alive who is youer than you.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Baby Rearing Technique

Baby bowling! It could be the next big thing! And the baby being used as a ball (who is LOVING this crazy game) is my nephew!

Isn’t he adorable? He really takes after his auntie.

Craigslist Ad

This ad: Yoga mat for sale. Used once. – $1 was actually posted on craigslist at one point. It’s not an ad, so much as the usage timeline and the best description of hot yoga I have ever heard! Funniest thing I’ve read in a long time!

T.V. Show

This category isn’t really fair. Without a doubt, the most absurd show on television is “The Bachelor” and its equally insipid knock-offs. Of course, I’ve never actually watched an entire episode, and I have no plans to anytime soon. Quite simply, it is everything that is wrong with society, conveniently package in a slick reality show.

If you enjoy watching it, I don’t judge. I imagine it is a lot like a gory car accident; we can’t help but crane our necks. Like the “hats” at the royal wedding, it BEGS to be mocked! And that’s what makes it one of my favourite absurd things.

Jamie the Very Worst Missionary, wrote an amazing post about it recently. The Final Freaking Rose says everything I want to say, only better. She usually does.

Knox McCoy is a blogger I thoroughly enjoy on many topics. He is most famously known for his Bachelor (and Bachelorette) recaps. They are hilarious! I read them even when I had no intention of ever watching the show. Sadly, they awoke a rather mean-spirited humor in me, so I had to give them up. But if you MUST watch this show – keep your wits about you and read the recap!

iPad/iPhone App

For some reason, Toca Boca Hair Salon is the favourite app in our house right now. All three girls LOVE giving Santa a rainbow-streaked mohawk. Who doesn’t?

You can style, shave and colour his hair and beard with the touch of a finger. Although we could spend $1.99 to make over many different characters, my kids are perfectly content with the free Christmas version.

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