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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wednesday Hodge Podge

1. In an effort to combat obesity, the mayor of NYC has plans to ban the sale of large sugary drinks (anything over 16 oz.), initially in restaurants, movie theatres, and street carts. Corner stores would also be affected if they are defined as food service establishments. You can read more here . Your thoughts?

Well, selfishly, I like the idea that when I go to a McDonalds in New York they won’t be able to give me an “abyss boy” size iced tea when I order a medium because “they’re all 99 cents.” I prefer medium drinks because I can hold them without dropping them because the cup is too big for my hand. Yes, too many times I’ve ordered a medium and gotten a huge cup. BTW, I have no problem in a drive-through just not taking the large cup when they hand it out and telling them “I didn’t order that.” (Everyone had a bitchy side sometimes)

But on a more realistic front, it’s not worth it for the few people who will benefit from it; most people will just buy 2 drinks if they want that much soda. It would help the cause more to include an evening or weekend health class that students and parents are required to attend as part of the school curriculum.

2. Art festival, music festival, food festival...which would you most like to attend?

Train festival!

3. What are you irrational about? 

Arachnophobia. I KNOW my fear of spiders, immense as it is, is irrational. But I’ve read about the “cures” for it and NO WAY, NUH UH!! I’ll just blissfully trudge on with my bottle of spider spray on each level of the house and bimonthly visits from the Orkin man.

4. Do you feel confident you'll have a comfortable retirement?

Sadly, the expense of MS and “comfortable retirement” are mutually exclusive.

5. What's been your favorite Olympic moment so far?
(Not ever, just in the 2012 Summer games)

I haven’t watched any of the Olympics.

6. What would you label as the messiest room in your house?

Yes. The White Tornado idea hasn’t really worked. I’ve gotten as far as the “it gets worse before” part and haven’t been able to physically do the “it gets better” part. The idea was like communism or trickle-down economics; a good idea but destined to fail when you add the human element.

7. Do you follow your heart or your head?

I think I combine the two well. I tend to resist the temptation to make quick decisions, preferring to think them through. Sometimes that initial desire wins; sometimes I talk myself out of it.

I guess I’d have to say I follow my head, because. I don’t trust my heart to do what’s in my best interest. It’s kind of like my heart's a child and my brain is the adult.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I have 5 weeks in my Project 366 from the beginning of the year to do and I'll be totally up to date. I’m writing week 32 and I just finished the scrapbook page for week 31, which stared with Naniday on July 29. I’m doing Journal 366 as my project this year and I’m doing much better with keeping that up than with a photo every day. It’s also great for practicing brevity! I write a one or two liner about the day or with a highlight of the day. I’ve already enjoyed reliving the individual days from the beginning of the year. I like this idea for me better than the photos and may continue to do it.

Here’s the latest page:

Credits: And Many More by Colie’s Corner, Template by List Girl Designs

My personal “he-hes” are the picture of Joe Mauer with cat prints across it on the evening his 9th inning home run cost the cats their bonus treats because the Tigers and Reds had already won and the Red Sox were ahead going into the 9th but didn’t hold on to the lead. The other fun one was the Ben & Jerry’s pint with a couple of cupcakes cluster with the day I complained about David working so many nights. :)


Joyce said...

I love your project! What a treasure to look back on down the road.

I'm inspired to ask a spider question in the HP...lots of people have mentioned spiders in response to #3.

My Kid's Mom said...

I don't like spiders either but I'm not that afraid of them.

Stacy said...

Yea! Someone else who isn't watching the Olympics. I don't have anything against them...just didn't start watching and what's the point now?

Your project is awesome!

Pam Lofton said...

I have a fear of snakes- but I do NOT consider it irrational. I consider it rational, healthy, smart. And I have no intention whatsoever to 'deal' with it. LOL Spiders? Nah. I just smack them with the fly swatter. :) That project is wonderful! I really like the page you showed!

Arlene said...

That scrapbook page is incredible! Great idea! I may have to "scraplift" off that page a little ;).

I'm insanely terrified of rats, but that's not irrational :P

Loved your answers! Have a great rest of your week.

Edna B said...

My fear is of needles and windows tat are dark on the outside when I am inside. I have a problem turning my back to those black windows. As for the olympics, I saw some of the gymnastics and swimming. I felt offended that each time the olympics come around, the girls' outfits get smaller and smaller. Do you suppose they will just perform in the nude by 2020? Why can't they perform just as well with a little more material on them? I'm not watching the rest. I, too, love our scrap page. You have a great night, Edna B.