The other day, I read that children have found a new way to get drunk. They soak gummy bears in vodka, effectively tricking adults into thinking that they're just enjoying a tasty treat.
I must say that it's freaking genius. (Now, if only they'd use their powers for good instead of evil.)
Because it's so genius, I feel sort of like I'm betraying the little delinquents by spreading the word about their trickery. I mean, if you can figure out how to get your underage drinking fix without anyone knowing, then, I think you deserve it*. If I see a teenager downing a bag of gummy bears, I'll simply smile and wink. I'll keep your secret. For your level of "sneakery" is to be revered.
Reading about sneaky ways to get drunk isn't all I've been up to these days. No sir. I've been knitting a shawl. Yep. I'm still in my shawl phase.
Some friends and I went to Charlotte Yarn late last year. Both my BFF and I locked eyes on a shawl sample that was strategically placed by the door to trick us into spending more money than we wanted.
We found out that it was knit using a free pattern and all we needed to do was buy the yarn. The next thing I knew everything went black, and when I came to I was walking out of the store with two balls of lace weight.
*Please know that I am joking. That's what I do.