Tuesday, August 30, 2011


My goal is to post fifteen posts today, about random things we've done to the house over the past year.

Yep, that's right, I've published 14 posts thus far this month and I need to do some serious catching up if I stand any chance of meeting my goal of publishing 31 posts during the month of August. Those who know me, know that once I set my mind to something, there's absolutely NO stopping me. Unless, of course, I get really tired or there's chocolate and wine, or a good movie involved.

So brace yourself, there will be a post publishing every hour and a half for the next 24 hours.

To start things off ...

I present: The Ping Pong table.


When we were searching for a new house, we knew that one of the critical criteria was an area that was spacious enough for a ping pong table. In a land, far away, I'd bought one for Charlie years and years ago when we were living in northern California and that table was quite possibly our most valuable possession. Since we had no room in our house - and I was (only slightly) opposed to using it as a dining room table - we put it in the garage.

And oh, there was many a day, I would come home from class or work and find several of our friends (you know who you are) playing ping pong while we were away. So of course, whatever plans I might have had to do something beneficial like study or sleep, were paddled away and I'd have no choice but to spend the rest of the evening whipping my friends' behinds in PONG.

It's really a wonder I ever graduated.

Santa brought us this table, last year. And unlike our ping pong table in college, that was warped and had cup rings all over it from beer pong gone wrong, our new table is actually nice and no one holding a drink is allowed within 15 feet.

Beginning in September, we plan to begin hosting a monthly 'round robin tournament for several of the dads in the neighborhood. Charlie is in need of some "guy" time and this is a great way to make that happen. I'm sure there will be much hooping, hollering and smack talk. But that's what a ping pong table does.

It brings people together.


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