Mortified. If you don't know what that is, here's the description of it from their website:
"Witness adults sharing their most embarrassing childhood artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, art) with others, in order to reveal stories about their lives. Hear grown men and women confront their past with tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi."
The Portland presentation included 6 adults reading from the teenage self's diary (or journal if you're a man. Seriously all the women referred to it as a diary but the man used the word journal. Is a diary too feminine?). Most of the presenters were in their 30s, as was the audience, in other words, we were some of the oldest people there. It's my unproven theory, that at this age you're still romancing you're childhood; thinking how unique it was and you are. In reality, all the presenters in Portland (only one of which was from the area) were raised very similar; middle-upper class, white, suburban. I don't think this is by accident. It seems this type of format wouldn't lend itself well to any other class. Grew up poor, worried more about where your next meal would come from rather than who was going to ask you to the prom? Sorry, that's just not funny. I know that sounds critical and I don't mean it to be. All in all, we had a good time and I would recommend the show if it comes to your city. I'd also encourage anyone with a truly unique story to tell, to participate and share it, Mortified, the show and the audience, needs to hear it.
DIY where the end product is both beautiful and useful! If you start now, you could whip out several nice Christmas gifts! I'm a size 8 1/2 by the way...
I hope this metal patio table wasn't a mistake. Everything I usually pick up is either small or I wouldn't mind keeping it myself. This table, however, isn't small and I really don't need it nor have room for it. I'm going to remove the rust, primer it, then repaint it white. It will definitely be in the Home and Patio Sale! In fact, I may sell my metal chairs with it as a set.
I hope you have a nice Memorial Day weekend and keep a lost loved one in your thoughts. Enjoy it and come back Monday. I have a great, easy recipe to share!