Monday, October 10, 2011


Oh the joy of celebrating life with pie(s) in the face. In this case, there were two: one was chocolate, the other banana cream.

These were home-made, and from what little actually made it into my mouth, absolutely delicious.

As some of my long time friends know, for many years I carried out the tradition of getting a pie in the face each year on my birthday. I THOUGHT I was all done with this silly bit of nonsense once I turned 50. Last week I celebrated my 54th birthday, so it has been a while since the last time I did this. However, this was my BEST birthday in many years. Between landing my new job and making some excellent connections with people I care about, it just felt like everything in my life is swimming with blessings right now. I was so grateful and giddy with how things unfolded, what can I just made me want to do another pie. Only this time I did it with a twist.

Last week we had mid-term exams in my Introductory Sociology class. I told my students that anyone who earned a perfect score on the test would get to hit me in the face with a pie. How's that for incentive for students to study?? There were two students who made it, so they each got their own pie. At the end of class tonight the whole group went with me outside to the college lawn and there we did the official SPLAT. It was great. Sticky, for sure, but great.

Life is sweet - and if you don't believe me - honestly, there's nothing to kick start your sense of humor like a nice gooey pie in the face.


Jaquandor said...

Terrific as always! I love how you derive wisdom -- as you so typically do -- from something so goofy as a pie in the face.

I think I need to get pied in front of some people one of these years...I think it would be fun being laughed at in that context. (For any of Lynda's readers who might be interested, you can see my own recent pieing here.)

Kim and Victoria said...

It's Monkshood, or Aconitum. All parts are poisonous if eaten, so don't eat it. Ha! Very pretty blooms!

Great food and great company today, thanks!

Martie said...

I love your attitude. Congratulations on the new job!! and the new friends. That's even better.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is what i always wanted but never dared. I would love to get a pie in my face! Must be great Grtz Sandra

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