Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's one thing that's still the same about you as when you were young?
I still love to read, although somewhat of a different genre, I still love to consume books.
2. What's more important-history or science? Why?
History is more interesting to me. I don't know if we actually learn from the past, but it's much more enjoyable to me than science. Of course without science how would we ever know that the world is round, the we're not the center of our own universe or what we're actually made of?
3. Lima, kidney, string, garbanzo, black or pinto-your favorite bean?
Green beans.
4. What's something people come to your town to do?
Go to college.
5. When was the last time you were in a meeting? Sum it up for us in five words or less.
I don't go to meetings.
6. What special event would you like a VIP pass to attend?
Something at Disneyland/Disneyworld
7. What's one piece of advice you'd give a writer?
Write everything down.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm looking for hope. I've been depressed lately. I was dealt a huge blow a couple of weeks ago and I don't seem to be getting as excited about things as I have in the past. I'm not finding things as fun as I used to. Anyone wanna send me some hope, or at least something to cheer me up?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ladies Expo

1. When did you last sing happy birthday to someone? When were you last sung to? Does that embarrass you or do you enjoy being the center of attention on your special day?
I haven't sang it in a long time, most likely it was at my grandma's birthday party last year.
My friends sang it to me this year. I turned 30 and decided to have a dinner party. When the cake was brought out, they sang to me.
It would embarrass me if we were out in a public place, since it was just on my front porch and it rarely happens, I felt special.
2. Name a famous or 'infamous' person (living or deceased) who shares your birth day and month. Is that someone you'd like to meet in person if it were possible?
Apparently Thurgood Marshall and Medgar Evers share my birthday, who knew. I think it would probably be cool to meet them. Fun fact, the Declaration of Independence was actually signed on my birthday, July 2nd, and adopted on July 4th
3. Someone hands you a box tied up in a lovely bow...what are you hoping to find inside?
Keys to my own apartment or house
4. What can you guarantee about yourself?
I'm faithful? I don't know what exactly to put here.
5. Talking art and beautiful cities here...'The Last Supper' in the Santa Maria della Grazie Abbey in Milan Italy or 'The Mona Lisa' in The Louvre, Paris...which would you most like to see up close and in person? Why?
I would take the Last Supper. Though I don't have any plans or care to see either of them. I'm more of a mixed media person, I like to see what people do with different materials. I'd love to go to Greece and see ancient ruins over going to a museum to see paintings.
6. Your favorite dessert?
Red velvet cake
7. This coming weekend marks the official start of autumn (in the Northern hemisphere)...what is something you do to get ready for fall? What is one thing you're looking forward to on your fall calendar? Spring or fall-which do you prefer?
Pull out warmer clothing. It's been chilly here this week with lows in the 50's and highs in the 70's, so I kinda already did.
Church sales, I love the fundraisers they do this time of year, they're great to find Christmas gifts at.
Spring, always spring, it leads to warmer weather, I hate the cold, and snow. OK, I like snow, I don't like shoveling it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
So, I went to the Ladies Expo tonight, wasn't very exciting, I didn't win anything while I was there, I did sign up for some other prize drawings. The food was good, but I don't think any of it was worth the $10 I paid for the ticket. But, at least I went, now I won't be wondering what it is. Sunday will be more fun.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pay attention

1. What's the best thing about growing older?
Independence. Getting to do what you want
2. When did you first feel like a grown up?
When I got my first apartment, paid my first bill
3. Chocolate cake with white icing or white cake with chocolate icing?
White cake, but I really don't like frosting that much. The best is red velvet with cream cheese frosting
4. What's the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for you?
When I learned my best friend had cancer. It was the week of Thanksgiving, and her boyfriend calls me in the middle of the day. I don't remember anything else about the rest of the day. But, on my way home, I stopped and sat down on a lightpole/ I don't remember how long I sat there, but this random person came up and asked if I was ok. That was in college, no one ever asks if I'm ok anymore. But, having that from some random person meant the world to me that night, I remember getting up and going home and my mother giving me a hug, another thing that hasn't happened since.
5. What's something you learned from your grandparents?
Enjoy life. My mother altered a book for my 21st birthday. She had a story about her father, who I had never met. "he would often say to his children, 'Don't put off 'till tomorrow what you can do today.' He didn't always follow his own advice. I remember spending many an afternoon in the hot summer under a large shade tree near our house." I also remember traveling to my grandparent's on my dad's side condo in Okoboji (is anyone sick of hearing about Okoboji, yet? I feel I've mentioned every week), every summer and just lazing around for that last sweet week of summer.
6. Wednesday marks a sad day in the history of planet earth-9/11...what's something you do (or can do) to bring peace to your little corner of the world?
No comment
7. Share a favorite quote, scripture, or song containing the word peace.
Where were you by Alan Jackson, or Heal the World by Michael Jackson, or Love Can Build A Bridge by The Judds or We Shall be Free by Garth Brooks.
This morning when I was writing this out, it has become a fun practice in the mornings, since I'm not near my desktop, I couldn't think of any, now that I'm sitting here, I just keep thinking of more.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I have two thoughts:
First, I was going through my craft closet last week, and decided I'm not allowed to buy ANY more craft supplies, we'll see how long that lasts. Generally, I don't buy supplies for full price, I'll buy them in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby or at garage sales, but I have a lot of stuff, and I don't have as much as some people.
On Friday, I'm hanging out with a friend I haven't seen in about a month, one of stops when we hang out is usally Michael's, so it might not last long.
Now, my second random thought, I was having a not so nice day yesterday before work, and of course I was running late. As I walked out my back door, I saw this guy:



The Hummingbird Moth, I haven't seen one in a great while, and not hanging out in our flowers. I wanted to stop and watch him all day, but I had to get to work. I knew it would be a good day. I'm not big on religion and praying and all, but I know when God put's things in front of my face to see, I better pay attention.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. What's something you're never too young or too old to enjoy?
Dot-to-dot books. I find them so fun. I've discovered the extreme dot-to-dot books that can have well over 1000 dots a couple of jobs ago when I was working at a toy store. They are so fun.
2. Share one happy memory from your high school years.
Art class. I always loved going. I took 2D and 3D, I think 2D was more fun, we got to make paper, do batik and create our own stamps. When we made paper, I made a card with mine and then entered it in the Senior Art Show where it won best in show. I also took it to our county fair and then it went to the state fair. I still consider it one of my best pieces.
3. A nationwide strike of fast food employees took place in the U. S. last week...they're calling for higher wages and the right to unionize? Your thoughts?
Why not? I've never worked in fast food, thankfully, but I've heard stories. It's not one of the greatest places to work and I think they should have higher pay with all they deal with.
4. September is National Honey Month...what's a favorite dish you make or eat that calls for honey?
I don't eat much honey.
5. If you notice someone with a tag sticking out, a button unbuttoned, a shirt on inside-out, or some leftover lunch stuck between their teeth do you say something or do you keep quiet?
If I know them. I have a hard time talking to people I don't know. If it's a co-worker, definitely, we are the face of the library, so we should look good.
6. What movie always makes you cry? Or at least makes you feel like crying?
We Were Soldiers
7. 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' was written in May of 1830, and published in Juvenile Miscellany in September of that same year. Now for the fun part...create your own four line rhyme using that same tune.
That is way too much thinking.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm going to a Ladies Expo this month, I asked my friend if she wanted to go and she made fun of the name, like it's going to be bad because it's called Ladies. Sometimes I think people have a hard time trying something new and have to create a reason why they can't. I've seen this with my parents, too. We went on a cruise back in 2010, and we had to option of sitting with people we didn't know for supper, I thought it would be fun, but they never wanted to do it. I'm trying to try new things, it doesn't always work out, especially with food, but I'm trying. I wanted to go to the Ladies Expo last year, but my friends didn't want to go, so I decided not to. The other day I was downtown close to the place that was selling tickets, so I just decided to buy one. I overheard one of the vendors that was going to be there, talking about goodie bags, that made me want to go even more. Of course it's not free, because I had to buy a ticket, but I like goodie bags. At least if I go this year, I won't have to wonder about it in the future, and hey, it might even be fun.

Last week

On our way home from Chicago, we stopped off at a Hobby Lobby, but unlike some other stores I feel all Hobby Lobby's have the same stuf...