Just out of curiosity I was taking a look at my blogger stats to see where people come from who land at Mind muffins. The world wide web in an amazing thing. I've had people log on from Australia, Russia, India, United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, Spain, Canary Islands, Puerto Rico, Japan and Canada as well as all over the USA. Greetings to one and all!
There was a big spike in interest recently because somebody linked to my Pie Face comment on some forum dedicated to pie-in-the-face humor. Go figure. I never knew such a thing existed! I ought to go through my old photo albums and post some of the classics over there.
Not sure where it is right now, but there is one that was taken in Phoenix when I was in my early 20's. I came home from work, walked in the door, and SPLAT - got hit by a double suprise - a big gooey cream pie in the face delivered by my sister from Tucson who I did not have any idea was coming up to help me celebrate.
The great thing about that picture is the reaction of my two sons. Aaron, my youngest, who is now 30 was about 2 or 3 at the time. He is looking at me in horror, wondering why I have pie all over my face. His big brother, however, has a very mischievious grin on his face as he licks cream off the wall behind me! (He had seen enough other pie faces to know I was not hurt and that it was all in good fun.)
I did give my kids pies in the face a couple times during their pre-teen years, but they said "Mom, this is just too sticky to be a tradition!" So I didn't manage to pass that particular torch. Oh well, their loss.
I'll keep pie facing through life. I'm trying to come up with something extra spectacular to do next year for my 50'th birthday. Maybe go through a gauntlet of 50 different pies? Who knows?