1. What is a must in a hotel room?
Hand shower, grab bars and a shower seat? Okay that is a recent must and those are musts in a handicap room.
A must in a hotel room for me has always been a Bible. Not that I read a Bible every time I stay in a hotel. In fact the last time I did was the day my Grandfather died. It was an awful hotel room, visible pipes and small, but it was all that was available in the touristy area up north on a summer weekend. But the Bible was a comfort. And if the Gideons made it to a place like that with Bibles, anyplace that doesn’t have a Bible cannot be safe to sleep!
2. Which Olympic event would you be best at?
Opening/Closing ceremonies Project Manager.
3. What's your stance on the Chick-fil-A subject?
First I am a firm believer that religion and politics should stay out of each other’s discussions. Religion is better without politics and politics is better without religion. THAT is the marriage that should be against the law.
I’ve never eaten at a Chick-fil-a and had decided long before now that I wasn’t interested in supporting some of the organizations their proceeds go to. They have a right to say what they want and support the organizations they want. I have a right to not support them in that support. So I’m not boycotting now because no one would know anyway. You can’t boycott a business you’ve never been to in the first place.
My personal opinion is that when you make a political statement based on your religious beliefs and make that statement on behalf of your business, all you do is make yourself look like an ass. Sadly America’s got too much back.
4. One thing you said you'd never do as a parent, but totally have.
Other than saying I’d never be a parent and doing some assistant parenting with my nieces…nothing.
5. What's the weirdest thing you've ever found at a yard sale?
Never been to a yard sale. Seen some from the road, but didn’t really look much.
This Week’s Statements
1.. I have no desire ___
2. I love the smell of ___because____
3. I wish that my ___________ would magically_________
4. In one month I ____________
1. I have no desire to fly unless there is absolutely no alternative.
2. I love the smell of steak cooking even though I don’t like steak because I’m weird that way. I also love fudge but can’t stand the smell of it cooking.
3. I wish that my body would magically heal and become thinner
4. In one month I will be about 6 weeks away from Kelly’s visit and getting very anxious and excited!
** Nanifest is winding down. The festival, although a 2-week one this year was a bit more subdued than it normally would have been because I just didn’t go out during the week; construction problems! I did see a steam train, three baseball games and got to enjoy a decent amount of ice cream while still showing a loss on the scale this week. The festival wraps up Sunday with a grilled dinner at Pop’s where Tori and Rina will be and hopefully Scotty and Sheri will make it too!
Norfolk Southern Steam Special
Toledo, OH, July 29, 2012
** We didn’t chase the steam train when it did it’s trips in Toledo on Saturday, although I got some really nice shots on my birthday Sunday. But what was awesome-cool on Saturday was that when the train passed the zoo I could hear not only the whistle through the open windows, but I heard the “chug-chug” as clear as if the train went through our backyard. What a great soundtrack for the day!
Hard Target, this morning. I’d have finished it last night but I was just so tired I could barely keep my eyes open and although I was reading on the “edge of my bed” I decided I’d finish it in the morning to give the end of the book the fresh mind it deserved. It was a great book, oh wait, I already said that when I said it was an Alan Jacobson book. But it was intense and another one of those endings that makes you go “NO! OMG, OMG, OMG!!!” I love a book that leaves you exhausted and your brain tingling when you’re done.