Before I begin my story, I'll do the question of the month, hosted by Michael D'Agostino.
The question of the month is, "If an actor were to portray you in a movie, who would it be?"
Answer: Well, I couldn't make up my mind, but it would be one of these two ladies:
In case you don't recognize them, the top is Anne Hathaway, and the bottom is Anna Kendrick. My blog friend, Janie Junebug once commented that Anne Hathaway would be a good selection to portray me in a movie. She's probably right, because she's always right. My daughter says my personality is exactly like Anna Kendrick. She could be right. But I'm not going to say that she's always right. I do get a little feisty at times. Either one of these woman would do a great job in playing me. (I wonder if either of them would be willing to jump out of an airplane!)
Now for the story:
You may recall that my daughter was having a birthday party in which she was going to explode some watermelons using rubber bands. The explosions happened, but not the way we had planned.
The girls tried the rubber bands with one of the melons. Unfortunately, my boy, Bubba, did some writing on the rind with a knife, which compromised the experiment. Air was allowed to seep through the knife scoring, thereby not allowing enough pressure to build. The girls found another way: They smashed the watermelon by throwing it on the ground.
Experiment two: This was with a smaller melon. At 245 rubber bands, nothing was happening. They decided that rubber bands didn't work, so they found another way - using an air compressor. They rolled the compressor out to the driveway and hooked it up to an inflator needle for bike tires. They then inserted the needle into the watermelon and turned the compressor on. After about 3 minutes, the melon exploded.
I explained that it took over four hundred rubber bands to do the trick. I asked if they wanted to try doing it the proper way with another melon.
"No way, Mom! That takes too long. We'll explode it with the air compressor!"
Which is exactly what they did. I guess that's the way it is in a world of instant gratification!