In honor of Doctor Seuss’ Birthday today, here is my absolute favorite video made from one of his amazing and electric stories. For all the travelers, inspiring travelers, armchair travelers or just lovers of the world, this one’s for you.
With each step a high-decibel crunch erupted against the crusted white snow, drowning out the winter silence in the central Oregon Cascades like a rolling freight train – but our laughter sounded louder.
This past weekend I headed east along highway 58 into the Cascades from Eugene to spend the day playing in the snow. Stopping at the Mercantile in Oakridge, which carries snowshoes and cross-country skis during the winter season, we picked up some winter gear and continued to Salt Creek SnoPark. Continue reading
Out of sheer boredom the other day I decided to do some Google research for inspiration about the Joyful Shoehorn. While our blog’s random name came to birth out of pure silliness and the help of a website, I was still curious about if there was anything else out there about the name. And OH the amazing findings.
So What’s in a name?
: a curved piece (as of horn, wood, or metal) used in putting on a shoe.
:experiencing, causing or showing joy: Happy
So according to Merriam-Webster a Joyful Shoehorn is a curved tool used to put on your shoe that causes happiness. So true so true….especially with all its practical uses.
But a definition is not the soul of a name, so the search continued. To my surprise, I found blog-name gold just a few listing below. Besides a happy shoe tool, a shoehorn is also “a tap dancing saxophonist who works as a solo performer, bandleader, soloist, accompanist and sideman” – now that is multitasking. If I could do that many things at once, this blog would have a lot more posts by now (but we’ll get there). For your amusement enjoy this video of one very Joyful Shoehorn! Or check out his website to order a CD.
But it doesn’t end there either.
A shoehorn is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsue escape move – next time I get stuck in this tricky position, I’ll know just want to do.
And a music video with a dancing Gorilla.
And finally of course The Joyful Shoehorn is….this blog and whatever else you want it to be.