Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday's Hodgepodge- Hot Pink Toes

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1. June 23rd is National Pink Day. What's your favorite something pink?

I love hot pink nail polish on my toes.  It is my favorite go-to color and makes me happy.  

2. What did you enjoy most about gym class when you were in school? How about the least?

I didn't enjoy gym very much but I guess I'd have to say getting outdoors during the school day.  The thing I least enjoyed was having to change clothes and then be all sweaty and have to go to class.  

3. What memory is brought to mind by the smell of roses?

My mom used to keep a bottle of rose milk hand lotion next to the kitchen sink when I was a kid.  It was popular back then but I haven't seen it in a long time.  

4. Do you prefer to read or write?

I prefer to read.  I don't mind writing but prefer to have a topic given to me rather than thinking up something myself.  

5. Sam Keen is quoted as saying, 'Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.' Would you agree? Is laziness ever respectable? How will you be lazy this summer?

Yes, I agree.  Summer is the perfect time to slow down and take a break.  I don't think it is being lazy since it serves a purpose.  Sitting by the pool or at the beach when there are things that could be getting done is a way I will be lazy this summer. 

6. The Florida Keys, Disney World, or a resort somewhere on the Gulf Coast...which Florida destination would you choose (and why) if the trip were today?

The Florida Keys, for sure!  I haven't been there in years but would love to go back.  The beautiful beaches make it an easy choice for me.  I swam with the dolphins when I was there over 20 years ago and would like to do that again.  

7. What question do you hate to answer?

Do you want to continue in English?  Although usually the phone recordings now say "to continue in English press1'.  It just aggravates me.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Speaking of hot pink nail polish on toes, I have found the best thing for smooth feet.  I stopped going to the nail salon for pedicures years ago and now do my own.  One of the things I miss is how smooth they can get your heels.  I remember a pedicurist telling me the best thing is to keep a pumice sponge in the shower and to use it daily.  I found a package of 6 on amazon for $8.99.  I've been using it and my feet are super soft and smooth :)  


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1. What's something you're looking forward to in the month of June?

Finishing up our schoolwork and enjoying the start of summer.

2. In what way have you come full circle?

Can't think of anything right now but I think something may be in the works.

3. Lonely Planet lists 10 spots in America you should see in 2015 and the reasons why. How many on the list have you seen? Which one on the list would you most like to see? 

Queens NY, Western South Dakota, New Orleans, Colorado River Region, North Conway NH, Indianapolis IN, Greenville SC, Oakland CA, Duluth MN, and the Mount Shasta Region CA

I've seen Queens, NY, actually I was born there and have been there many times.  I've also been to North Conway, NH and it is gorgeous.  One of my favorite places and I would love to go back.  I have no desire to see any of the other places listed, although I'm sure they are beautiful.

4. A song that describes your mood right now?

"Put One Foot in Front of the Other".

5. Strawberry ice cream, strawberry short cake, strawberry pie, or strawberries right off the vine...your favorite?

Strawberries right off the vine.  I've never been strawberry picking but I do like fresh strawberries plain.
I think my favorite is chocolate covered strawberries but that wasn't on the list.

6. Aesop's birthday is celebrated on June 4th, although there is some disagreement as to whether or not that's accurate, or if he was even a real person. Regardless, the name Aesop is associated to this day with many well known fables. Which of the following best applies to something in your life right now? The Tortoise and the Hare (Slow and Steady wins the race), The Ant and the Grasshopper (Be prepared), The Fox and the Goat (Look before you leap) orThe Crow and the Pitcher (Necessity is the mother of invention)?

The Tortoise and the Hare.  I have so many things in my head that I want to get done but if I'm not careful I will do too much and get burned out.  So as long as I do something I have to remind myself that I am making progress.

7. The answer is yes...what's the question?

Do you want a nap?

8. Insert your own random thought here.

One of the best things about Queens, in my opinion, is Lemon Ice King.  If you've ever seen "King of Queens" the opening shows Doug and Carrie getting ices there.  It's been there for over 60 years and is Zagat rated.  No mixing flavors in the same cup, no seats and no napkins.  But so worth it!  If you go during the day you might even see the men playing bocce ball in Spaghetti Park across the street.  I'm going to have to see if we can get there soon and bring a cooler of course to pack and bring home :)