Wow have I been a slacker here lately. I only wrote two posts last week, me thinks! Sorry, pals. I’ve not been much company. I took last week off (for the most part) — we went on two day trips and I’ve been busy writing about those for the travel blog. I also discovered TWO English history PBS series online — Michael Wood’s “The Story of England” and “Queen & Country.” I’m such a sucker for British history. At night, instead of blogging like I ought to, I read The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle or The Adventure of English (a marvelous book by Melvyn Bragg). As a matter of fact, I’ve been watching so many British documentaries and BBC News specials that I think I am picking up the British accent! Next thing you know, I’ll be singing “It’s a Jolly Holiday With Mary.”
Oh what am I saying, I AM already singing it! Do you have any idea, the exhilaration of rolling down your windows, speeding through the Adirondack wilderness, and singing “It’s a Jolly ‘Oliday with Mary” at the top of your lungs?
My kids think I’m wacked. They know NOTHING. lol
Here. I found the audio in YouTube. Apparently, there is no video of the song. Those Walt Disney fuddy duds must be blocking it. Sheesh. Remember the penguins tripping over each other?!?!
Oh yeah, Monday meme. Got a little carried away there.
1. What is your favorite Olympic sport?
Um. Penguin tossing.
What?! There is no penguin tossing?! Maybe ice skating, then.
2. What is the healthiest meal you’ve eaten this week?
Oh wow, I don’t remember. Down the hatch and all that…. Maybe grilled summer squash? Raw kale in a salad?
3. What is the unhealthiest meal you’ve eaten this week?
Ugh, probably those cheddar bacon fries when I ate out last week.
4. What jewelry do you wear every day?
I actually don’t wear any jewelry. I can’t wear my engagement ring because I broke off of the small support that holds the diamond. I can’t wear my wedding ring because after the renovation I developed a cyst on that finger (from fiberglass, I think). By the time the cyst was gone, my hands had swollen so much from all the manual labor that the ring no longer fits. I can’t wear necklaces and I sometimes wear earrings, but not often. I really can’t even wear glasses– I ruin them every year! Last year, I worked on a roofing project and sweated so much that summer that my metal glasses rusted through! I bought plastic frames this year but they are ruined, too. All the grease splattering from the barbecue grill burned small holes through the plastic lenses.
Well, now I get to ask you a question! Here goes…..
Based on your own experiences, what word of advice would you offer to a young person just starting out on his own?