After a very fun but exhausting weekend (church service was a blast!), Monday morning rolled in like a loud alarm clock. Deadlines await me. Thank God the heat and humidity have passed. It’s a little warm today, but I can now sit at the desk and not perspire all over my keyboard!
I haven’t done this meme in a while just because I’ve been too busy or too tired to jump into Mondays. But I like the questions.
1. Finish this sentence – The thing I dislike most about shopping is….
I don’t think my blog post could contain the long list of things I dislike about it. Probably the thing that takes the cake is the traffic. As with much of middle-class America, a Walmart came to town several years ago. When a Walmart is established, it crowds out all the smaller, local grocery stores and become king of the mountain. When a Walmart comes to town, town government officials trip over each other to give the Walmart red-carpet treatment — a special shopping center, new roads, a flurry of insane activity all for Walmart.
So shopping at Walmart is H-E-double-toothpicks. The traffic is CRAZY. The developers created only ONE WAY in and ONE WAY out of that shopping center that holds two dozen stores and the Walmart. I’ve heard that nearly 500,000 people shop in this center EVERY DAY from two counties (we’re rural, so people drive long distances to shop). The traffic is always horribly congested and there are always numerous accidents.
BUT it’s a Walmart. We should all be so thankful.
2. What is your favorite flavor of jello?
I’m not fond of jello. If you were to pin me down and force feed me, I’d probably choose raspberry.
3. If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one day who would you be and why?
Oh gosh, I have no idea! I’m not very good as these types of “what if you could be” or “what if you could meet” questions… Back when I was an ambitious and silly youth, I could answer these. Now, I’m pretty happy with what I have, although a bigger house would be nice.
4. Who changes the lightbulbs at your house?
The tallest dude- my son. our ceilings are over 9 feet high and all he needs is a chair to change the lightbulbs. The rest of us have to break out the big step ladder, buried behind the junk in the garage….
OH SWEET. I just realized that I posted and answered the wrong questions for today! I got an archived post instead of the most recent. Ugh ugh ugh. This is what happens when I haven’t had my coffee!!! I thought some of the questions seemed familiar, haha!
Well, in the spirit of Monday, I will answer the true MQAM meme questions! You’re going to have to suffer through a double whammy today, muahahah!!!
1. What is your favorite thing to BBQ?
Shish kabobs. They take a lot of work, and the kids always pick off the vegetables, so I don’t make them often. Instead, I slap on meat and some sliced veggies and let them pick through what they want. Kinda like the kabobs minus the shish.
2. What is your favorite thing to do on a holiday long weekend in the summer?
Go somewhere, to an historic house or museum or something.
3. Who was the last person you ate out with? Where did you go? What was the occasion?
I took my son to Packer’s Grill in Auburn, NY. I love Auburn! We visited there to see the William H. Seward House. We had Packer’s hamburgers and one of their “Honking Big Pickles.”
In case you are wondering, William Seward was once the governor of New York and was Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State. After Lincoln was shot, an assassin also wen to Seward’s house to kill him, as well. Seward is also known for “Seward’s Folly”: the purchase of Alaska from Russia.
Seward was also an agent in the Underground Railroad. His family hid runaway in his basement kitchen. The story is quite incredible, and I’ll have more on it on my travel blog, NewYorkTraveler.net. Very exciting!
4. Do you recycle?
Yes. But only because I have to. I find it idiotic to waste 3 to 4 gallons of fresh, pure water to wash out a tin can or plastic peanut butter jar for recycling. I don’t mind recycling paper but recycling plastic seems to waste more resources than save them.
Now for my own question that I get to ask you:
How old is your car?
Mine is 2005, but I got it in 2010. I always buy used cars.
Have a great week, friends!