Wake me up when September ends, okay? Ha, just kidding! I actually love September and I hate that Green Day song so you can be sure that I will be focused and engaged this entire month. I am also focused and engaged for this Thursday Rundown so let’s get started…
Baking Fail – On Tuesday night, I attempted to make two-ingredient candy (some call it honeycomb) with Sloan and Beau. You melt brown sugar and add a pinch of baking soda to make a caramel-type treat. I scorched it. Sidney then gave it her best shot and burned her version too. The resulting creation was something that tasted no better than what it actually looks like. I chronicled the epic fail in this TikTok.
Crop Mural – For the past several years, a crop mural has been designed on a hilly wheat field as you enter Pullman. It is always a special feeling to view it as you approach town. Yesterday on my weekly trip to Pullman, I braved holding up traffic to take a photo. This year’s design is Butch holding a WSU flag. I look forward to it every year and I thank the talented artists for creating it and BECU for sponsoring it.
College Football Legggooo – The college football season will begin in earnest this week and that is a good thing. Even if I don’t follow it as closely I used to and even though the institution of college football has changed dramatically, it still is my favorite sport to watch. So here’s to a great season and GO Cougs, Chanticleers, Grizzlies, and Fighting Irish!
Truth – Hey parents, raise your hand if you can relate. Sid and I commiserate about this all the time. It seems like the moment we sit down on the couch or at the dinner table, a request from a little person will come in. Thanks to my friend Lindsi for yet another fantastic and relatable meme.
World Letter Writing Day – When was the last time you sat down and wrote someone a handwritten letter? If it has been a long time, take today or this weekend to do it. Not only will it mean the world to the recipient you send it to, but it will be a rejuvenating exercise for yourself. I am serious. In honor of World Letter Writing Day, go out of your way to make someone else’s day special. I didn’t recommend a book of stamps as my gift of the year in 2021 for nothing.
Wanted to give a quick shoutout to my sister-in-law who finished the Priest Lake Triathlon this past weekend. Looking ahead to this weekend, I hope everyone has a nice and safe Labor Day. Don’t Blink.