A Near Miss

I stopped to watch Giant Bubble Guy make giant bubbles on my way home from work tonight when I was very nearly maimed by a moving vehicle.

The Matchbox variety.

The furry-hooded child in the GIF above wanted to pop that giant bubble so damn badly that he blindly launched a die-cast metal truck straight into the air in the middle of one of London’s busiest walkways during rush hour.

And it worked!

Hat tip to you, kiddo.

Following the near-miss, Giant Bubble Guy paused making giant bubbles to share some advice with the throng of bubble-gripped children around him: “Remember kids, what goes up must come down. That includes toys.”

Dessert With Ryan

Marc and Marlowe facetimed me earlier tonight so I could hang with my homegirl Ryan while she ate dessert. During our hang sesh she spoke her new catchphrase ("Hey queen!"), revealed her current favorite bedtime book (Iggy Peck, Architect) and divulged the name of her toy flashlight (Hot Dog). She also got a timeout for hucking a spoon across the dining room when her mom suggested they save the rest of her ice cream for tomorrow but we had such a great time together that I'm gonna leave that part out.

The Blonns Take SF

Brian and Molly are in town from Houston this week and they brought Ernie, the newest member of their clan, along with them and this evening the aforementioned trio popped by my office for a tour and some beers and of course Ernie and I developed a v. close kinship (read: I'm obsessed with him) though ultimately his folks decided that I couldn't keep him forever.