Today is Rumbeau's 8th birthday. You can wish Rum a happy day and give him a treat by visiting his Dogster webpage >here<.
Easy, like Sunday morning! In honor of those who still believe in Sunday morning drives, here is one for you.
Is there a street in your city or town that you dread being on and will absolutely avoid driving, if possible?
There are a couple, but the worse one runs north and south and goes by the name Restaurant Row, aka 21st Street; I avoid it whenever I can. It is the busiest street in the valley, filled with the most insane drivers. My avoidance of that street started about fifteen years ago during a lunch hour which I spent the better part of stuck in traffic because of an accident. One time was all it took and I will go completely around 21st Street no matter what. I don't know what it is about that street but people just wig out on it.
You have at least one where you live, right? Go to your journal and tell people about it, then come back here and leave your journal entry link in the comments below. I mean, are there really that many crazy drivers out there, or were they all just sent to this part of the country?
Did you know...?
My quiet little town is the place Walt Disney married his wife, Lillian. It's true! Their marriage took place on July 13, 1925 in Lewiston, Idaho. Lillian was a local girl who attended school in Lapwai, just outside of Lewiston. The couple met while she worked at Disney Studio. That's just one of the little known facts (or secrets, depending on your viewpoint) about my quaint little town. :)
And for all you doubting Thomas', the marriage record can be found on-line at the Western States Historical Marriage Record Index; click >here< to view it.
There's a new one for all you Disney buffs!
Photographs property of Walt Disney Company.
Where did the past two weeks go? One second I'm going on about posting the answers to the Easy question and the next thing I know it's two weeks later and the answers are still amiss.
Well let's just take care of that little matter right now! Before something else happens.
The question was...Are there any foods you enjoy eating now that you refused to touch when you were younger?
Robin...you all know our lovely Robin...was a bit stubborn as a child. Hmmm, now there's a surprise. Check out her entry >here<.
Thanksgiving dinners at Christy's childhood home must have been....interesting. She responded in the original >entry< and after you read that, check out her two journals: Christy's Thoughts and Tales from the Front and the ones Left Behind.
Barb shares similiar food memories with me; funny how kids respond to cheese in so many different ways. Go pay her a visit >here<.
Thank you to every one who played along. And in case you were wondering what happened, it's complicated but can be summarized this way: our front door is a revolving one for the youngest daughter. Somehow during all that moving I pissed off my back, then got hit with a case of the woooooozies everytime I sat up, or stood up and spent the better part of this past week parked horizonally in the family room. But, I'm doing much better now, thankfully!
PS. How do you like my little Avatar? Kinda fun...but I will be posting a 'real' photo of me, soon. Gotta show off my new do!
~~What we do for ourselves dies with us; what we do for others and the world is immortal. -Unknown~~
Time to catch up. Mary (View from a Farmhouse Window) tagged me a while back, and now my guilt is getting the best of me...and I'm not even Catholic.
Here are the rules; the first player of this game starts with the topic. Five weird habits of yourself and people who get tagged need to write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next five people to be tagged and link to their web journals. Don’t forget to leave a comment in their blog or journal that says “You are tagged” (assuming they take comments) and tell them to read yours.
1. I used to stand on one leg while washing the dishes; I always rested my right foot on my left knee whenever I was at the kitchen sink.
2. As a toddler, I was terrified of clowns and even the Disney characters at Disneyland. I would scream like a banshee if one came anywhere near me, even loveable Pluto. But fortunately, I got over that.
3. My childhood love of horses was so intense that I would actually whinney, neigh, and basically imitate every sound they made while running around the house on my hands and knees acting like a horse.
4. I can imitate Mae West and Marilyn Monroe...vocally, that is.
5. I used to eat white rice with butter and sugar on top. Weird, I know.
Now for the next five victims of "Tag you are it"...
Diane (Butterfly Girl)
Karen (Kbearsheart) after she closes on her house and gets moved...:)
Sandra (Sandra's Scribbles)
Jimmy (Stupid Sheet Guy)
So....did you miss me? Did you even notice I've been a bit invisible this past month? LOL! My buddy Robin did :) . I've been having some not so great side-effects from medication...excessive drowsiness. By two each afternoon all I want to do is take a nap and once I get home from work, I crash. So my doc switched me over to Cymbalta last week; we'll see if that works better.
Dinner...love that shrimp; really spicy hot, but oh so good! -*- A view out the dining room window with a bit of snow hanging off the roof.
Me and my wheeler after a very slushy ride.
A moment from one of our morning walks.
Can you hear?
The wind is telling its secrets.
The seed is singing with hope.
The birds and insects are talking to you.
You will never be the same.
Easy -- like Sunday morning!
My time flies...and I wasn't exactly having fun. So much has happened...so much to write about...more on that later. It's time for the next Easy question.
Are there any foods you enjoy eating now that you refused to touch when you were younger?
Over the years my taste buds and food preferences have definitely changed. As a child I turned my nose up at so many foods that I love to eat now; green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, crab, shrimp...and yes, even escargot. I actually tried it once and thought it was pretty good! Although I can't deny that memories of days watching snails in my garden kept running through my mind. Once I got past that, it was actually pretty good. It's not something I eat on a regular basis, of course...heck it's been ten years since I last ate it.
Okay, now it's your turn. Post your answer in your journal, then come back here and leave me a link back to you. I'll post your answers next Saturday.