Last night, I had an unexpected free evening when I realized my Perspectives class wasn’t meeting because of Spring Break. I decided to go out to my folks for a little while and spend some quality time with them. I introduced them to Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza. It was a success. If you have never tried Papa Murphy’s, you need to! It is yummy, in my opinion. I was a little concerned my parents might not like it, but it was for naught. My mom’s comment was that she is only getting her veggie pizzas from Papa Murphy’s from now on. I must say, it did look pretty loaded and yummy, and I don’t even like veggie pizzas [onions and peppers –YUCK!]. And she kept asking us for our crusts, because she really liked it. It is pretty good pizza. It was fun watching them make my pizzas. I had a pineapple pizza, which was yummy as well. And, I discovered a little known fact that my dad in fact really likes pineapple pizza as well. Pretty neat.
I also decided to take my Scrabble game I recently bought with me, to see if they would want to play. This may be hard to believe, but I have never played Scrabble. Its true. My mom hadn’t played it since she was young, and my dad said, “You have to be able to spell to play, and I can’t”. We never played an actual game, but I had a practice round with myself to see how I would do. I couldn’t really get beyond simple 3 and 4 letter words. I did manage a few 5 letter words, of which I was proud. 😛 My parents got in on the action, with mom reading up on the scoring, and dad coming up with some….interesting…. words for my leftover letters. Mom then occupied her time challenging some of the words he suggested, like “TOX”, and “TOL”, of which he was convinced were words. Another one he wanted me to use was “TOWL”. I believe this is where his…unique… way of spelling came into play, as the word he was actually referring to was “TOWEL”. I love my dad. He cracks me up. Half the time I don’t know if he is REALLY being serious, or if he is just trying to be funny. Regardless, I had so much fun with my parents in the world of words. And I think I could really enjoy a mean game of Scrabble, if I can find anyone who will play with me. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
S-A-R-A-H spelling out [I know…proper names are not legal]