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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.


Mary said...

"if no one tells you you’re in trouble, how are you supposed to know?" Brilliant.
I'm 50 & still have some break outs. What is with that? It's not right to have some gray hairs AND zits. It's just not right.

Joyce said...

So I'm making your day right now, right? : )

Stratford is an easy trek from London but you could tour the Globe in the city. They do a great tour and you can see a show too...it is fabulous!


...and now the Astrodome no longer exists. What a shame. It was something of a 'landmark' in Houston. I love your 'make a reservation' answer. I never thought of that...wish I had. And yes, stairs is definitely olympic.

Red said...

I get breakouts at 48 and it drives me insane. I wash my face, too. I don't leave makeup on it overnight and I still get clogged pores. Ridiculous.

Happy to be making your day!! ;-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I hear you on number 2. Thankfully I have some new medication for my COPD which has made my laundry days better. We don't have stairs but just walking with a load of clothes in my arms would take my breath away.
Pampers certainly changed the world. Good and bad.

Theresa said...

That is interesting about Pampers. Funny how many today think there were always disposable diapers- LOL.

tammy doane said...

Still have breakouts-Gosh :(
Glad I made your day :)
Heat has been terrible here-the heat broke this week with some rain :)

Kelly@CCCC said...

YAY!! I'm making your day too!! I don't have any superduper plans to surprise you for your birthday this year....BUT I am sending you something via "hug-mail".

I never even gave Shakespeare ONE thought when thinking of what my answer would be to Joyce's question about London. I still remember our trip to Stratford, Canada to the Shakespeare Festival to watch "Taming of the Shrew"!! I remember the port and the cold duck we talked about smuggling in to drink during the intermission because we didn't want to spend the extra money at the concession stands! You know, I still have the pin, the program and the postcards from that trip!

Great memories!!! I love you!! Happy Early Birthday!!!!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I liked your answer to #7, I think all bloggers feel the same way! It's frustrating to see that you've had many people drop by but only a fraction of them comment!

Edna B said...

I guess I would have to say that climbing stairs would be an olympic event for me. Where I used to be able to zip right up and down them, it is now a chore to conquer just 2 or 3 of them and still be breathing evenly. Pampers weren't there for me. I had cloth diapers, a sink and a scrub board. And a clothesline. You have a wonderful day. Hugs, Edna B.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Great answers....I'm 47 and I still get an occasional pimple....sorry...I think it's hormones or maybe I eat too much chocolate! Have a wonderful day!

Mrs4444 said...

Love your sweet comment about comments making your day. Mine, too. Thanks for taking the time to leave comments on my blog :)