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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Wednesday Hodge Podge
1. The Summer Olympics begin next week and London is playing host. If you had the chance to go in person which (non-Olympic) London site would you most like to visit?
Truthfully, I’ve never had the desire to go to London so I’ve never really explored what there was to see there.
I’d want to spend a day in Stratford-Upon-Avon and drown in some Shakespeare! I Googled it; 101 miles. I’d take a train.
2. What is something in your life right now that feels like an Olympic event?
Okay, I hope this isn’t a cheat: walking is a Special Olympics event for me, especially if there are stairs involved. I consider it a gold medal day when I can get a complete load of laundry done!
3. What's your favorite supper to prepare and serve when it's too hot to cook?
When I’m home alone for supper, I love to do salad with meat and lots of veggies or gazpacho. When David is home for dinner, I like anything that’s simple or to make a reservation!
4. July 18th is National Get Out of the Doghouse Day...when was the last time you were 'in the doghouse'?
I don’t think I’ve been in “the doghouse” since I was a teenager. I mean if no one tells you you’re in trouble, how are you supposed to know?
5. What television advertisement do you find particularly irritating or inappropriate? You may not answer with 'all of them'. I know some of you were thinking about it.
I love advertising, so there are a few that get old but they don’t really bother me. There are some that are on a big ROS contract, Run of Schedule, but I’m not so tired of them I remember that I’m tired of them when they aren’t on.
I really like the current Head and Shoulders ad with Joe Mauer and I just love the entire campaign for Farmers Insurance with the “agent university.” There’s also a current local ad for Lady Jane’s (female stylists and big screen TVs for men’s haircuts.) The ad gifted me with the phrase “wicked awesome” which I just love!
David reminded me of a couple ad campaigns I can't stand. E-Trade and Capital One; any of those awful ads with the babies who aren't babies. The E-Trade talking baby is creepy and the brat in the Capital One ads is a baby that I could easily despise if I was ever at an event with it.
6. Share one piece of interesting news from the year you were born.
I was born the year that the Astrodome opened in Houston, Texas and the year the first episode of Star Trek aired.
Oo, also 1966 was the year Pampers created the first disposable diaper. I have no idea if I ever wore one, probably not since they were new and likely expensive. My parents were both 21 when I was born and were a blue collar-immigrant match.
By the way, obviously, I couldn’t count yet in 1966.
7. What's the best part of your average day?
Getting comments on my blog.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Heat, hmm… I was out a couple of times yesterday in our record heat. The official airport tied the record at 99, but the airport that comes up when I enter our zip code made to 100. Now, I actually found it to be okay. There was a warm breeze so it wasn’t stagnant heat or anything. Yes, I perspired a little but as I’ve said before given the choice between sweat and shiver, I’ll sweat with a smile.
My preference for warmth isn’t the issue I’m having. Sweat and all those lovely heat things…I have not one but TWO small pimples on my face! Nanifest XLVI starts Friday; I’ll be FORTY SIX YEARS OLD in eleven days. Pimples? Really?
I’ll treat them with Clinique exfoliator and maybe do a peel off facial in the morning, but yeesh! I’m about 30 years past pimples.