Jumping Thursday Rundown

Greetings to everyone on this Thursday evening. I hope this blog post finds you well and that your days aren’t too mixed up from the Monday holiday. Let’s begin with tonight’s five topics…

Parent Frustration – An annoyance that only a parent would know has happened to me consistently over the last several years. It becomes low key aggravating when you take your kids to the trampoline park and they make a beeline to the arcade area. I battled this again with Sloan and Beau on Monday night at Altitude in Spokane. It’s like they don’t know that I paid a lot of money so they can jump and the very last thing I am going to do is shell out more money so they can play arcade games. It is also frustrating from the standpoint that you take them to partake in a physical activity and they want to ditch it for the exact opposite. Oh well.

On Monday night, Beau preferred sitting at an arcade game he wasn’t playing opposed to jumping.

Pullman Adventure – Last Saturday, Sloan got to experience Pullman for the first time. She walked around campus, attended a WSU basketball game, and ate at Cougar Country. She loved every single moment and couldn’t stop talking about it the rest of the weekend. This dad had a pretty memorable time too. It was nice to finally show her where I go on a weekly basis and give her a taste of the Cougar community. I can’t wait to take her (and hopefully Beau) to a football game this fall.

Some of the photos from the special Pullman trip that Sloan and I took on Saturday.

New Gig – My dad couldn’t stay out of work for long. After retiring a few weeks ago, my dad was already back at it this past weekend. He is lending his talents to Allied Universal, an event services company. In preparation for retirement, he actually started working for them a couple years ago. He has already worked a plethora of sporting events and concerts for the company but he is now available for more assignments. This gig fits him perfectly!

My dad worked the same game that Sloan and I attended in Pullman on Saturday.

Throwback – Speaking of my dad’s retirement endeavors, he spent last week cleaning out the basement. One of his goals was to round up the various photo albums and distribute them to the three Reser children. This photo was uncovered in the ocean of images my dad sorted through. I have no idea how old I was but I shared it as a #TBT Instagram post and decided I would re-purpose it for this blog post as well.

A photo of me from back in the day.

National Popcorn Day – A year ago on this date, I celebrated National Popcorn Day by reminiscing about the times I have addressed popcorn in this blog. Read that superb entry here. Earlier this month, Sid and I watched the “Food That Built America” episode about microwave popcorn. It chronicled the rivalry between brands such as Orville Redenbacher, Pop Secret, and Jolly Time. If you are a nerd like us—and you like popcorn—you might want to mark today by watching that particular episode.

Happy National Popcorn Day!


Time to put a bow on this post. As always, thank you for reading, your interest is appreciated. Don’t Blink.

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