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I Would’ve Said Spiders

Did ya miss me? I turn into a pumpkin after 10 p.m. so I’ve been snoozing instead of blogging. But I’m here now! I’ll never leave you! At least not until the former blogger curse gets me… or I get fired.

First up, I have to tell you that when the gents were discussing the baseball announcer dude talking about his biggest fear, and Andrew said, “I would’ve said spiders,” I thought I was going to die laughing. Super brilliance on Walsh’s part.


Maybe it’s because I do live in Portland, but I have been enamored with the Tiny House movement for a couple years now. I think I almost had my husband talked into it, but then we had kids. It’s hard enough for me to retain my sanity living in a small two-bedroom apartment so I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t survive if we were in a tiny house. I love it though. Love love love it. I love the idea of minimalism. I love the idea of parting with all the extraneous stuff in my life. I love the idea of less square feet to keep clean. I love it. Someday I’ll do it. Heck, I may even get my own tiny house now and let the kids have this place. They already run the joint anyway.
This next part will sound like I’m sucking up, but I already have this sweet gig so I don’t really need to do it. I’m being completely honest when I say this.

I am a struggling survivor of Internet Gullibility and it’s all thanks to TBTL that I’m in recovery. I admit I used to believe most stories that sounded vaguely like they could happen. “Killer whale drops from the sky and lands in Des Moines? Sure, that could happen.” This here podcast saved me, though, and taught me to be more discerning and to scrutinize the integrity of stories. Nowadays I take a lot of joy when I pull up something on Snopes and gently reveal to someone that there is no such thing as a blue watermelon. Is that smug? I may have gotten that from TBTL too.

-toni hammer // // @realtonihammer

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