I've been thinking of shiny things to share all week and I think I've wrassled up a few. By no means are these all the shiniest things I've thought of this week, just the ones coming to my mind right now.
1. The Apple Store, the ever-loving Apple Store!
It had to happen sooner or later. After months of perching my laptop on the slim counter between the front room and the kitchen, the cat was bound to notice a prime opportunity to break something expensive. This week that "something" just so happened to be my brand (5 month old) new laptop and the result looked like something out of a technophile's slasher film. LCD shattered! Bits of Apple-y brains and guts everywhere! I rushed the little tyke to the Apple Store and lo and be-frigging-hold...they saved him. For free! What would have been a hefty heft hefty (wimpy wimpy wimpy) expense was waived, just because the guy at the Genius Bar had "a good weekend." Yaaaaay Apple! I am a forever fan. As my friend Amy says, Pass the Kool-aid!
2. The laptop smashing cat! (And other pets!)
Say what you will about cats in general but pets are awesome, especially mine. This is Flux, if you haven't met her, short for Father Superflux. She's the newest (3 months old?) addition to my Boston family, and the only one that doesn't know how to use the bathroom properly yet.
3. Joe Pug
Music for the thoughtful and tunes for the tuned out. One such song running through my head all day has been Hymn #101, which you can listen to for free (schmee!) HERE. He's got the voice of an angel who's been mining copper and the face of a kid who sits behind you in science class and knows all the right answers. Beautiful words, lazy-in-the-shade melodies...you won't be disappointed, I promise. That is, unless you don't like it. Then you might. Sheesh, I don't know. Music is so subjective nowadays.
As is SHINY! Now go have your own Shiny Tuesday.