Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lite-Brite, Lite-Brite, Turn on the magical shining light!

Last week LT Fromage and I took a beginners pistol class. LT Fromage was kind enough to tell me when we arranged it “I’m sure there are things I can learn,” but of course there weren’t. I think he may have actually outshot the instructor, but I had a good time and discovered that I am actually a better one handed shooter than I am when I use both hands. Who knew? Anyway, I got to wear my pink earmuffs, shoot some paper plates and see some cows in the adjacent field and all in all we had a fun day out.

But what does this have to do with a lite-brite? (I know you’re thinking “Where the eff is she going with this story?”)

We had a mega long lunch break, and after we hit up our favorite burger place we still had an hour before class resumed. During that time LT Fromage got a hair cut while I bought yet another pair of sunglasses (our German shepherd keeps eating them) and a cow pen that moos when you push on his head.

So far, there were already multiple high points of this day:

1. Sharing a mid-week day off with LT Fromage. Extra fun because we were shooting

2. The NRA teacher was named Myron Calhoun, which is pretty much a FREAKIN’ AWESOME NAME, right? And he was totally this cute little old man with a big old stocking cap! He even wore a huge name tag, even though we were the only 2 people in his class. Too cute! I have a thing for little old men. We’ll talk about that another time.

3. Lunch at So Long, which included fried pickles and a green chili “burger” with onion rings

4. The above mentioned cow pen. Which totally makes me look like a 6 year old but who gives a D@MN (Using bad words helps me not feel like a kid. Kids can't sware.) Also I got a pink cow eraser. Score!

On our way back to class after the eternal lunch break, we stopped at this funky second hand shop. There it was: The lite-brite. (I told you it was coming)

Pretty much the coolest toy ever. Except maybe Little People. I have a deep rooted love for those, too.

I went a little crazy when I saw it. Ok, more than a little. I may have caused a bit of a scene. But, c’mon, it’s a lite-brite! Who doesn’t remember this from their childhood? I’ll tell you who. LT Fromage.

Boy, he missed out!

I probably should have bought it (It was only ten bucks!) so he could try it out; that is, if I could share it long enough for him to have a turn.

So if you’re in the mood for some lite-brite fun now, because I sure am, I found a website where you can play lite-brite for free. It's not quite the same, but at least it means I won’t be digging those little pegs out of sofa cushions.

If you’ve got an urge for Little People now, well, you’re on your own.

6 comments:

  1. My daughter had those little people, but, alas, not LiteBrite. Should I feel ashamed? I'm pretty sure that cow pen is the coolest thing I've heard about today. I'm so glad you had a good day, but I think your lunch gave me virtual heartburn.

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  2. I never had a Lite Brite growing up, but trust me I wasn't deprived. My sister had one and I always played with it when she wasn't looking.

    On the gun class, I found out that I'm a better shot one-handed using my left hand than anything (I'm normally right handed!). It was crazy fun!

    -Meredith @ meredith and maggie

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  3. Little people!!!! I forgot all about them! I loved those things! I never had a Lite Brite either - I felt so deprived.

    Thank you for stopping by and the sweet comment today.

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  4. ::shocked at how many people missed out on this amazing childhood toy::

    Meredith - I had a rough first few times shooting because I assumed I was right eye dominant, since I'm right handed... wrong! I suppose I should be shooting lefty, but I'm just adjusting to using one hand and the other eye ;)

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  5. I loved Lite-Brite, especially the original. They don't make them like they used to. I would have made a scene too, right before I snatched it up. Good find!

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