Did you hear about LeBron? Because I did. I heard all about him. I even watched "The Decision," which was the melodramatic name ESPN decided to give his press conference. And he ended up deciding to go hang out with his friends Dwayne and Chris in Miami. It sort of reminds me of the time in elementary school when my best friend and I promised each other we would grow up to marry twin brothers and be next-door-neighbors. Except for the millions of dollars thing. I guess I dreamed too small.
Speaking of childhood dreams, have you seen Toy Story 3 yet? It was amazing. I cried and laughed and had an intense desire to go to the toy store. My favorite part of the entire movie was Ken and Barbie. Nate and I can't stop quoting Ken. He was amazing. Like when he and Barbie met and he said "It's like we were made for each other." That kind of connection can't be feigned.
I've never agreed with the argument that young girls shouldn't play with barbies because they contribute to body image issues. When I was a little girl, I didn't pay nearly as much attention to Barbie's physical attributes as her corvette, dream house, and fabulous wardrobe. Why can't I be an astronaut, singer, teacher, vet, and ballerina? And why can't I do it all while wearing heels? Man, Barbie sure does have the life. According to this article, I could live like Barbie for $4,000 a night. Screamin deal, huh?
Luckily for me, there is a cheaper (and closer) solution. At the end of our street there is a shaved ice stand. The other night Nate and I decided to stop for a treat after playing some tennis. Before I got up to the front, I had decided to order a mixture of cotton candy and bubble gum. Nate says I have the taste of a four-year-old. I love sprinkles and frosting and anything that you could purchase at a carnival. Meanwhile, back at the shaved ice stand, we get up to the front and check out the menu. Evidently my combination already existed. Among "Sunrise Surprise" and "Ocean Potion," my shaved ice of choice was listed as "Beach Barbie."
And I enjoyed every last bite.