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Around the Square
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 18, 2011

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.She sells seashells down by the seashore, she sells seashells down by the seashore, she sells seashells down by the seashore.Say it real fast and it comes out:Sheshellssheshellsdownbythesheshore.Gobbledygook.Alas, cheap thrills.With fuel at $4 a gallon, best to entertain oneself close to home.Bring out the board games.The checkers.Deck of cards.Box of dominoes.Chess.Trivial Pursuit.Monopoly.Chinese Checkers.Poker chips.Old Maid.Go Fish.Solitaire.Pictionary.Charades.It’s back to the parlor in 2011.Almost.Except we can also entertain ourselves with TV.Video.CD. HD.iPhone. iTunes. iPod. Bluetooth.iPad2. Google.YouTube. Yahoo.BluTube.HD radio.Satellite radio.CB radio.Playstation.Adobe Flash.Facebook. Twitter.Blackberry Playbook.Or even a real book.Some of us might check out the Mason County Library.And check out a book.Or an audio book.Or read books on our Kindle.Last—but not least—we can go to the movies.To our very own Odeon Theatre.Now that’s entertainment.That’s Mason.Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

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