Hillary Dannels' thumbs modeling matte Mentality Hoopla with dotted flowers of Mentality Opaque White accented with Mentality Yellow Glaze.
Thumbs are like the most awkward part of us. They're like the socially inverted part of us that never goes out. They're the last ones chosen for the kickball. They're the part of us that we hope no one never finds out, that we're kinda nerdy on the inside, a little goofy, and maybe yeah, awkward. But when thumbs hold on, they never let go until they're ready.
Who knows, if maybe people took more pictures of their thumbs, Instagram would be a picture album of everyone geeking out with their thumbs out, and we'd remind each other daily how awkward we really are, on the inside.
Mentality Hoopla with dotted flowers of Mentality Opaque White accented with Mentality Yellow Glaze. Modeled by Hillary Dannels.
Taking a picture of yourself or something you've done, and then posting it is seriously like the scariest thing you can do. Here, judge me. Tell me that I'm imperfect. Tell me what I already know, that I am a thumb in a world of beautiful hands.
None of that matters. All that matters is that for a brief moment, something you did made you feel good inside. It should not be that you bought the ultimate pink nail polish, but that there is a moment that you want to remember, where you were happy.
Chicken Portobello stir fry in brown sauce served with jasmine and green onions, and sriracha. Cooked by Danny Dannels
Anyways, here's a photo of chicken and mushroom stir fry in brown sauce on jasmine rice. We realized recently that we have been giving Grandma, who has lived with us for the last decade, all of the plated food that we take pictures. She had an hemorrhagic stroke recently, and actually was unaware that this was a practice that we had been engaged in. She's a real fighter and is already walking regularly and working and has made an amazing recovery from something that many people go into disability over. Not her. She picked herself back up from the most debilitating of events possible and simply refused to give up. So, here's a bowl of food that I made for my mother-in-law from last year sometime. Thanks for being my hero and someone that my kiddos can look up to.