(It must be painfully obvious that I have barely started my Photoshop Elements 8 class. Ignore those two random grey dots...)
So we tossed around a few names. He was partial to his college football number, 54. Thoughts from 54. Um, maybe not.
I suggested Thoughts from the Prairie. And then got really excited when I came up with Prairie's Home Companion. After all, he is from the prairie, and he's my home companion. Not to insult any Garrison Keillor fans out there, but Mark is NOT a fan of Prairie Home Companion, so that suggestion totally did not fly with him. He finds PHC (throwing in that acronym, just to keep you all on your toes) a little too realistic, and therefore not so funny.
You know the saying "you can take the boy out of the country but you can't take the country out of the boy"? Completely true in this case. So may I introduce a guest blogger who will intermittently have thoughts on various quilting topics: the Minnesota Hayseed Psychologist (because you learn many of life's important lessons by growing up on a farm), also known for his now-and-again photography series, Driveby Shootings.
Where is all this going, other than an introduction?
I received this email today from him:
"Subject: Oprah and I have something in common.
I just realized that Oprah and I have something in common. We both started on a new adventure in 1986, we have both been doing the same thing for 25 years (Note: Mark has been designing kitchens and selling cabinets with the same company since 1986). The only difference is that she has made a little more money and is having a little bigger celebration for her 25 years than I will. Anyway, no wonder Oprah and I are so tight."
What?? You're not giving away an entire kitchen full of cabinets to everyone in my reading audience??
He definitely needs one of these mugs:
Pictures from here.
Do you think he would mind if we start referring to him as MHP?
I'm spending the weekend in a sewing frenzy. What about you?