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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Wednesday Hodge Podge
1. What's something you miss about the 1980's? If you're too young to miss the 80's how about the 90's?
Well, I can’t say I miss the hair. I had a long spiral permed and thick head of hair that I wore big enough to have to go to the ladies room first when I went to a club to tease it back up because the roof of the car smooshed it down getting there. Oh, it was cool and I loved it back then, my hair was one of the things I got lots of compliments about. I am blissfully too old to be so high maintenance now!
The other thing I was often complimented for was my clothes; and I loved clothes in the 80s! Even stuff that was bought off the rack was mix and matched and often customized with a ripped off neckline or gluing n a few sequins. Everyone’s style was at least a little bit their own. I made most of my own clothes in the 80s, so my style was definitely mine and yet still very in style. I loved the accessories; multiple necklaces, lots of ear piercing (I have two holes in my right ear and three in my left, but most of the time I only use the lower ones in each ear now) and bracelets, oh the bracelets! I usually wore about 4 inches of layered bangles on each wrist when I went out. It was the abundance of accessories that pretty much guaranteed that no two people would be dressed quite alike. I loved the individuality of style.
I also loved men in bright colors and wearing nice jackets with jeans. Okay, I still occasionally remember one in particular and a turquoise jacket he had…I was 19, he was 21 and OH MY!
And anyone who knew me then can probably guess exactly of whom I speak! :)
2. Do you have a library card? If so, how often do you visit?
I had a library card when I was in Michigan and I used it a lot when Tori and Rina were little. We often went to the library to check out books for reading time. I did learn that when a 6-year-old picks a book she really likes, make sure it isn’t in her suitcase when she goes home! It’s an opportunity to learn about due dates and penalties for overdue books, but there are ways to learn that lesson that are easier on your Aunt’s pocketbook!
I used the library a lot for research when I was in college, but not so much anymore. I don’t have a library card in Toledo.
3. What's the secret to success?
The biggest secret is tenacity; don’t give up and always be willing to learn more or a better way. Keep in mind that “almost” and “failing” are NOT synonymous unless you make them that way.
4. This is National Backyard Games week...what's your favorite backyard game?
Um, water balloon fights?
5. If I dropped by today what would I find on your coffee table?
If you dropped by, I wouldn’t answer the door anyway. Please call first.
I think there’s a coffee table in the living room, but it has a lot of stuff on it including a stand and projector. In my dream world it has the TV remote, my family history book, a picture book of David’s train photos, the latest printed scrapbook, coasters and a candy dish or jar.
6. Do you own a bicycle? When was the last time you rode a bicycle? Is that something you enjoy?
I have a recumbent bike that I use daily. I haven’t ridden a real bike since I was a kid. Even then, it was transportation to get to something I enjoyed, not something I enjoyed in and of itself.
7. What's your favorite cheese?
Havarti or Asiago, but I’d never turn down a piece of imported Parmesan or real super sharp cheddar or Pinconning cheese.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I mixed the Expand ‘n Gro dirt with the rest of my bag of Miracle Gro potting mix yesterday and reused the former Mr. Celery planter for my basil seeds. The package says they will sprout in about a week if I did it right. We’ll see in a week what I’ve got!