Frassati Thursday Rundown

We are right in the middle of March—a time of madness, greenery, and a curly-haired girl’s birthday. Let’s get going with the latest Thursday Rundown…

March 14 – Yes, it is obviously Pi Day and I still believe this is one of the best videos that truly celebrates it. To this day, it ranks at the top of video projects I have worked on. But did you know it is also National Children’s Craft Day? This is a big day in the Reser household because Sloan has never participated in a craft she didn’t like. In fact, she naturally gravitated to the craft table when we visited the library this past weekend. And it is also National Potato Chip Day. Whether I am sampling the different flavors of Lay’s or testing for the best jalapeno potato chip, it is hard not to like this crunchy, salty snack.

Beau and Sloan work on a craft project at the library this past weekend.

Ready for Madness – The NCAA Tournament will be a little more exciting for me this year. After a 16-year hiatus, the Washington State University men’s basketball team will play in the Big Dance. The last time the Cougs played in the tourney I was rooting for them from my college dorm room. Throw in Gonzaga and I have two teams that I will be keeping close tabs on. Looking forward to Selection Sunday to find out where/when the Cougs and Zags will play.

In 2015, I traveled with the Chanticleer men’s basketball team to the NCAA tournament.

Finding Frassati – Last week I finished a book on Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, a man who is on the cusp of sainthood. Frassati was born in 1901 to a rich Italian family but would shun his wealth in favor of serving the poor. In fact, he spent so much time in the Turin slums that he ended up contracting polio and died when he was just 24. A handsome, athletic individual with an unshakeable faith and deep devotion to the poor, Pier Giorgio Frassati is a modern day hero to look up to.

I recently read “Finding Frassati.”

Fruit Roll Up Fun – The last time we experimented with Fruit Roll-Ups we were putting ice cream in them. This time, we were trying to figure out the mystery flavor! I am a big sucker for when brands do mystery flavor challenges so I wanted my children to experience the thrill as well. I purchased a box of the “classified flavor” Fruit Roll Ups and let Sloan give it a taste test. After considering the taste for a moment, her guess for the mystery flavor was grapefruit. After doing some internet searching it looks like the mystery flavor is mango—kind of close to grapefruit, right?

It was fun letting Sloan try the mystery flavor Fruit Roll Ups and hearing her thoughts on what it could be.

Wienerschnitzel – As what happens in Spokane when an iconic fast food chain opens in the area for the first time, Wienerschnitzel created quite a buzz. I have some things I will wait in a long drive-thru line for, but a hot dog isn’t one of them. My dad on the other hand?…

Last Saturday he brought me a Wienerschnitzel chili dog. I ate the small serving in about three bites and thought it was simply okay. Although the low prices fit the amount of food, I found nothing special about how it tasted. To me, Wienerschnitzel is the Taco Bell of hot dogs—cheap and average.

I was not impressed with Wienerschnitzel.


Wishing everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day. Be safe and remember to wear green. Don’t Blink.

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