Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Hodgepodge vol 354

It's Hodgepodge time:

1.Describe your 30's in one sentence. If you're not yet 30 tell us one thing you hope to accomplish once you hit that particular decade. Halfway through. I turn 35 this year, so better things to come, maybe?

2. Is it harder for you to exercise or eat healthy? Eat healthy, but it's also hard to entice me to get out and exercise. I do arm curls with a gallon of milk every time I buy one, but that's getting light. Most of my exercise is going garage saleing, or when I go shopping since i don't have a car and I don't want to pay to ride the bus.

3. June 7th is National VCR Day. Huh? Anyway this reminded me of something I saw on Facebook listing household items we no longer have and the VCR was on it. I couldn't put my hands on that list, but found another list here of 21 items we all had ten years ago, but which are now obsolete-bookshelves (WHAT!!???), drip coffee makers, alarm clocks, file cabinets, desktop computers, printers, printed phone books, answering machines, fax machines, paper shredders, a Rolodex, CD racks, CD burners, china cabinets, home phones, entertainment consoles, DVD players, calculators, takeout menus, incandescent light bulbs, and cable TV Your thoughts? How many on the list do you still have? Still use? I still have bookshelves (why would those be obsolete), a filing cabinet, (though it holds crafting supplies and not files), a desktop computer (I don't use it, it's sitting in a corner), a printer (also don't use, but mainly because I don't want to buy paper or ink since I rarely use it when I have them). I still have video tapes, but not a VCR, I can't quite part with a few things I taped off TV.

4. What's something you see disappearing in the next ten years? I don't know.

5. How did you celebrate your birthday this past year? Is that typical? My birthday is actually in about a month, we're going to St. Louis for the week. Last year I went to brunch with my friends and then to a historical house in a neighboring town and shopping with my family. It's typical that I get together with family and that people give me presents, but I don't always get to hang out with my friends.

6. Insert your own random thought here. Like I said, we're going to St. Louis for my birthday, I'm excited, but not as much as I was when my parents first invited me. They led me to believe I wouldn't have to pay transportation or hotel fare and then later they told me it would cost so much for transportation. My dad has a convention he's going to, so we signed up for some things for that and those are a bit expensive. Now I remember why I don't go on vacation. I'm working a bit extra at my job, but still.


Mrs.T said...

I enjoyed reading your Hodgepodge answers! I agree on the bookshelves ... we will always need and use them, in my opinion.

Have a great week. Hope you have a wonderful time in St. Louis when you go for your birthday week.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoy these years! I enjoy eating healthy but I do cheat from time to time. Exercise is harder for me to do but I try to do something each day. So do you walk to most places? That's great exercise. I would imagine at your age that most of those things listed would be long gone. My children don't have most of those items either. Sounds like you have had some wonderful birthday celebrations. Enjoy St. Louis and a Happy (early) Birthday to you!

Nonnie said...

Happy birthday to you and enjoy your trip to St. Louis. Yes, vacations are expensive. I can't picture not having bookshelves either. I don't exercise, but I move about a lot during the day and am also up and down the stairs constantly.

ellen b. said...

Hello young lady, thanks for your visit to my blog. Happy early birthday to you. I hope your trip to St. Louis is enjoyable and you get treated to something nice for your birthday.

Debby Ray said...

I hope you enjoy your birthday trip to St. Louis...I've never been there. I agree about the landlines disappearing...we haven't had one for many years.