I can't imagine what you'd like to know - so how
'bout I just fill out one of those great
"Get to Know You" email's we've all gotten...
1. What time do you get up? My alarm goes off at 2am…I get up immediately sometime
within the three hours that follow.
2. If you could eat lunch with one person, who would it be? Katherine Hepburn.
I would say my Dad who recently passed away – but lunch just wouldn’t be enough.
3. Gold or silver? ugh, whatever.
.....Am I the only one that doesn't like the incomplete sentences on "get to know you"
questionnaires like this??.....moving on.....
4. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Cinema?
5. What is your favorite TV show?
6. What do you have for breakfast?
7. Who would you hate to be stuck in a room with? A pessimist.
8. Who inspires you? Santa Claus and Ebenezer Scrooge.
9. What is your middle name?
10. Beach, City or Country? Beach
11. Favorite ice cream? The old standby is chocolate –
but Chocolate Malt ice cream is fabulous beyond words.
I also love pumpkin, and peppermint.
12. Butter, plain or salted popcorn? Butter and salt please – but not too much
13. Favorite color? Purple and all it’s many shades
14. What kind of car do you drive? A very trusty one that I love dearly.
It's SO fun to have a stick again.....vroom, vroom!
15. Favorite sandwich? My Mom’s ham sandwich.
Very simple but somehow she always has the freshest bread.
Runner up fav. sandwich is probably something like the The Geeter at Erbert & Gerbert’s.
16. What characteristic do you despise? A closed mind.
17. Favorite flower? A nice softly colored pink peony.
18. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Everywhere.
Well, except for places that are dusty, dirty, and hot. Not a fan of that.
19. What color is your bathroom? Rental white with soft purple accents.
20. Favorite brand of clothing? Eddie Bauer….excellent quality wardrobe basics.
21. Where would you retire? Somewhere near the sea…that little place where
Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman lived
in the movie Practical Magic seemed very nice.
22. Favorite day of the week? What am I, 12-years old? Favorite day of the week…
23. What did you do for your last birthday? Nothing in particular. I don't consider turning a year older any sort of particular feat that needs to be reveled in.
24. Where were you born? Twin Cities, Minnesota
25. Favorite sport to watch: Is demolition derby officially a sport?
No? Then Baseball – great when in the stands…great when
dozin’ on the couch on a summer afternoon. It’s good either way.
I love cars - so the Indy 500 is great – but it only comes once and year
and jealousy sneaks in when I watch (I’m a frustrated racer) so it's bittersweet.
26. Who do you least expect to send this back to you? A stick in the mud
27. Person you expect to send it back first? The person with a sense of
humor who gets
what's going on here. DO IT! (copy this - put in your own answers and email me!)
28. What fabric detergent do you use?
29.Coke or Pepsi? Coke. Cream Soda or Ginger Ale really,
but they weren’t given as an option, were they?
30. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Ha, ha! Yeah, morning person.
31. What is your shoe size? Excuse me? Why don’t you just ask
how much I weigh while you’re at it. How rude.
32. Do you have any pets? I've adopted two cats from the Eau Claire County
Monty - is a total rock star! Awesome personality,
acts like a dog - but attacks my face in the night so now they're
banished from the bedroom.
Miss Priss - is...well, a priss. (hence the name,
if it weren't so fitting I would have picked a cooler name).
It was really hard to decide to get another pet after my dog died back
in January of '07. No one will ever fill the void she left
Some day I may get another dog - but I don't feel like I have
the time to give one right now...but they are awesome, awesome pets.
33. What is your dream car? The 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition
Court Figoni & Falaschi Coupe.
34. Favorite vegetable? It used to be potatoes. But since learning that they hype up
your glycemic index and turn everything in to fat I'm rather peeved at them.
My new favorite vegetable has yet to be decided...that's a big decision. Stay tuned.
35. Last book you read or are reading? Admittedly I’m not much of a
“reader” – the last book was read was The DaVinci Code.
If every book were as compelling – I’d be a bookworm.
And I frequently visit - Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters
to and from Children. Very interesting...a suprising look at Einstein.
36. First thing you do when you wake up? Hit the snooze bar and
think to myself – “Really? Already? I need to go to bed earlier tonight….”
Today is Julia Child's 100th Birthday!
To celebrate - PBS has been featuring amazing old footage of her: the early years, forgotten clips, and much more.
They also collaborated with MelodySheep for another one of their outstanding Remixes.
My Mom and I shared many wonderful hours watching her, discussing recipes, and experimenting. Jacques Pepin was a good friend of Julia's - they collaborated on a cookbook and shows. My Mom was an amazing cook and fan of Julia and Jacques - I know she'd love this and agree with every sentiment shared in it. That the song starts with the two of them toasting is the icing on the cake (if you'll forgive me).
We also loved watching Lidia Bastianich together - if you're not familiar with her, I encourage you to watch for her on PBS too.
"I like to smell something cooking, makes me feel like home"
Isn't that sweet?
I was digging the WQOW website when I came across a story I hadn't heard!
Former Senator Dave Zien recently got married!
Click the link below to check out the story from WQOW
Dave is the fella with the white shirt - in case you don't recognize him right off the bat.
From WQOW News-18
Here's an interesting story about Dave hitting a deer, gutting it on the side of the road, carrying it around on his bike for a weekend, and then turning it into venison jerky.
Has he done it?!!
Has Skipper George Edwards actually gotten a clear photo of the Loch Ness Monster?!
Click the pic for more photos and the story on the U.K.'s Daily Mail then answer our poll questions (below)
So what do you think?
What about Wisconsin's own Hodag?
This is SO cool...
Every time I watch something like this - I can't help but think about the first time they ever tried doing it. Especially the "jump up in the air/flip around" or "spin around on your head" stuff.
And yes, I wanna do it. Don't you?
Okay - you've gotta watch THIS GUY. They disabled embedding, so you'll have to click the picture to follow the link to watch the video...but it's a "must see".
I am SO not living up to my potential.....
The state of Tennessee has banned turtles. Pet turtles, that is.
Saying that because turtles can pull their heads and legs into their shells, it's a moist enviroment that can breed bacteria growth and can harbor salmonella. Which, as we know, can be deadly.
"...For that reason, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will not issue permits for pet stores to sell turtles or for people to own turtles. That means it's illegal to keep them as pets in the state - regardless of whether people find them in their front yard or bring them back as souvenirs from vacation."
Before we go any further - full disclosure: I have a turtle. Bless his heart...his name is Zeke. I "inherited" him (if you will) after breaking up with a boyfriend many years ago. Honestly, I never would have picked a turtle as a pet...especially an aquatic one....but lo' and behold, there he is in my living room. I'm not a crazy "turtle mom" or anything, but I love him all the same - he's a lving creature with whom I've shared the last 18 or so years. Yeah, turtles live a long freaking time. ANYWAY - that out of the way....is it just me, or is this a weird thing to outlaw? It's so SPECIFIC. Turtles.
According to the CDC - there are several pets they consider "risky" because of the potential for salmonella.
"Many Salmonella infections occur in people who have contact with certain types of animals -- or "risky" pets. These include reptiles (turtles, snakes, and lizards), amphibians (frogs and toads), and poultry (chicks, chickens, ducks ducklings, geese, turkeys). Also, pocket pets (guinea pigs and rodents like hamsters), dogs, cats, birds (including pet and wild birds), horses, and farm animals (goats, calves, sheep) can pass Salmonella to people. It is important to know that these animals can carry Salmonella germs and still appear healthy and clean. Additionally, reptiles and amphibians that live in tanks or aquariums can contaminate the water with Salmonella, which can lead to illness in people. You should also know that some pet products, like pet foods and treats, can be contaminated with Salmonella and other germs. Pet food and treats might include dry dog or cat food, dog biscuits, pig ears, beef hooves, and rodents used to feed reptiles including frozen feeder rodents."
Okay, seriously, almost all of us are touching any or all of those things all the time!
And what about FOOD? Meat not properly handled can contain salmonella - and it doesn't even have to sit in your fridge for a million years for it to go bad, it can come from a factory that way. Even lettuce and spinach can harbor disease if the water supply isn't clean.
I'm not trying to say turtles are without risk, of course thy are not. But honestly, why is Tennessee just picking on turtles? Why the turtle hate, Tennessee?
Click the pic below for the full story - then answer our poll question.
They say they won't prosecute people who already own turtles.
What do you think??
This is a picture of Zeke I took the other day. I was watching the Olympic swimming competition when I caught him doing his best Michael Phelps impersonation. Look at that determination in his eyes. He could teach Phelps a thing or two....
Do you have....
Lightening fast reflexes?
Ability to work fast over a large area?
Ablity to work under pressure and in front of a world-wide audience?
Then you just might have what it takes....to be an Olympic Sweat Mopper
One of the most popular volunteer positions at the Olympics - you're even introduced to the crowd before the match, lol!
For the full story - click the pic to visit msn.com
Conrad Readman of England was so excited about the Olympics he took two weeks off from his job so he could attend. He had tickets to events every day of the Olympics. Including tickets to cycling in the Velodrome.
Shortly after watcing Great Britain win gold - he collapsed in the restroom of the Velodrome and died of a heart attack.....
He leaves behind his mother, of whom he was taking care. She said:
"Conrad had been looking forward to the Olympics ever since it was announced, and there was never a day he was not excited about it," his mother told the Telegraph. "He was coming home every night so excited and telling me about everything he had done during the day. ... He died doing something he loved so I am happy he was where he was, but I can't watch any of it now."
Conrad also leaves behind many, many photos on his Facebook page....you can see them here. He clearly was having the time of his life....
Bless your heart and Rest In Peace.
What do you think?
For more on the dress and the night - click the pic to visit People.com
Gold Medaling in One-Upsmanship since 1776 ;-)