Friday, September 19, 2014

Take 117

7 Quick Takes Friday
  --- 1 ---
The new at-home-date-night idea for us:
Monopoly on the iPad.
It was actually quite fun! 
I did get creamed the first time around, but don't worry, 
I didn't lose the second time around.
--- 2 ---
We've been fully enjoying the glory of the start of the Notre Dame football season. When we woke up on the first home game Saturday, we were all lying around in bed when Brian very ceremoniously told George,
"This is sort of like Christmas morning, George."
(Welcome to our family, George.)
--- 3 ---
I would like to vote for FaceTime voicemail.
When I'm calling my Grandma and George is in a good mood,
I don't want to be told "FaceTime unavailable". 
I want to leave a video voicemail!

Get on it, Apple.
--- 4 ---
Thanks to Bethanne, I now know how to defrost my chicken faster:
In the words of her mother-in-law,
"I had to come all the way from Florida to learn this trick!"
--- 5 ---
As I was trying to be very efficient on my day off last weekend, I had done some grocery shopping and wanted to stick around for a soccer game of Brian's team, but I had milk in the car... I realized that cars should have built-in-coolers.
Right? Agreed.
--- 6 ---
We've been doing our annual learning and training at work. 
That looks like a lot of slides and mini-tests.
So, I've been listening to my college-years-created "Classical Music for Studying" station. I thought I'd share with you my very unrefined opinion:
I do not like stressful classical music.
 I have a distaste for anything "fast-paced" or dissonant...
And basically love a lot of Chopin.
--- 7 ---
Praise Jesus, George is in his own room!
Three cheers!!!

 Thanks for hosting, Jen!


  1. Babies in their own rooms are delightful:)

  2. I think you have two million dollar ideas in this post, Mary. Cars should definitely have built-in coolers. Maybe even built-in refrigerators...

    At any rate, I think you should figure out how to capitalize on these ideas asap. (The second one is facetime voicemail.)