Mama Diaries

Friday, April 28, 2017

A Lifetime Supply of Astronaut Ice Cream

"Mama," my twelve-year-old son said. "Can I enter a sweepstake to win a lifetime supply of astronaut ice cream?"

I shook my head. "Dude, when you enter a sweepstake, you get put on a mailing list. And then you have a lifetime supply of spam."

"But it's worth it," he argued.

"Why?"

"Because if I win, and I'm ever homeless, I'll always have something to eat!"





Before I go, I'd like to thank everyone for all the well-wishes for my recital. It went very well, and the audience was so complimentary and appreciative. It's always nice to play for people like that! Here's a picture from it:

 

42 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry!

    Gosh, you looked lovely that night. I'm happy to know you brought the house down with your virtuosity. :)

    As for Bubba, he's a smart kid who likes to plan ahead. Win or lose, he comes out on top. If he wins the sweepstakes, he gets a lifetime supply of ice cream. If he loses, he gets a lifetime supply of spam - the canned meat product that has fed generations. He won't go hungry. :)

    Enjoy your weekend, dear friend Sherry!

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  2. So glad to hear the recital went so well! Yeah!

    Has your son eaten astronaut ice cream? I don't know that I would want a lifetime supply... Of course, if zombies ever take over the world- or something like that- he would have food. lol
    ~Jess

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    1. He has eaten astronaut ice cream. So, I can't understand why in the world he'd want a lifetime supply of it!

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  3. Lovely story Sherry and I am so pleased your recital went well. You looked great in the photo. Enjoy your week-end.

    Yvonne.

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  4. Well at least he is thinking ahead, now he just has to win.

    Awesome that the recital went well.

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    1. I don't think he won. So I guess he has to be happy with a lifetime supply of SPAM.

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  5. You look lovely, Sherry. Glad the recital went well!

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  6. That child is planning ahead for all contingencies! You look lovely!
    Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Thanks. And yes, the boy is always planning ahead.

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  7. Glad the recital went well. Did you tell him that astronaut ice cream is awful stuff?

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  8. Well, that's planning ahead at least. Is that ice cream that can be eaten in space? Congrats on the recital!

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    1. Yes. It's dehydrated ice cream. Not very tasty.

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  9. Congrats on your recital.
    I have no clue what astronaut ice cream is. Never heard of it. :)

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    1. You might find some at a Natural History Museum.

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  10. You look wonderful. Must be that lovely music you made. Congratulations on your recital and on your son!

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  11. I used to sell astronaut ice cream at a novelty store I used to own. It wasn't the best stuff in the world, and it wasn't the worst. But if you taste it once you probably don't feel the need to have any more. It might be fun to pass out to friends, but it's not worth the spam.

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  12. Your son is thinking ahead but I don't think he'll have to worry about being homeless.

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  13. do we know anyone who really got lifetime supplies of something? How cool would that be?

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    1. I don't know anyone. But if someone did, it had better be something they enjoy.

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  14. If I had to live off astronaut ice cream, I don't think I'd last very long. Now if it were Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie, on the other hand, that might be worth all the spam!

    Y is for the Yellowstone Conspiracy

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    1. Haha! Ben and Jerry's ice cream is pretty good!

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  15. I don't like ice cream. Your son can have my lifetime supply if I ever win :-)

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    1. I'm sure he'd be thrilled to know that.

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  16. He does have a plan for future :)

    Awesome about your recital!

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  17. So wonderful about your recital. Lovely photo. And Bubba is thinking ahead! :)

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    1. Thank you. And yes, the boy does think ahead.

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  18. That's awesome! I hope you celebrated your successful recital with astronaut ice cream. Wine is so overrated.

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    1. Haha! Should've had astronaut ice cream at the reception!

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  19. I love your son! LOL!
    You look amazing in your picture!!! Congrats on such a great recital! Big Hugs!

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  20. That's a lesson I'm trying to teach my youngest son now. The concept, eh?

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    1. I think they don't realize how annoying spam is until they get about 300 emails a day.

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  21. LOL, can't argue with logic like that! XD

    And how exciting about the recital! Glad it went so well for you...

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