K-Mart shopping carts are far superior to WalMart shopping carts. Is it something about the design? The K-Mart cart wheels move easier, and the cart is set a little higher up off the frame. The WalMart carts are low, and the “fenders” around the wheels are too close to the wheels. I almost ALWAYS come home with excruciating back pain after shopping at WalMart.
I heard an old Lionel Ritchie song playing through the muzak at the store. It was enjoyable, listening to him. That guy has, in my opinion, one of the best male singing voices, ever. It’s so smooth and easy, really great. He was one of my favorite singers of the 80s, and his group, the Commodores, was one of the best male singing groups then, too.
Also while shopping (I guess I do my best random thinking while shopping; it IS rather mindless, I guess), I passed by a huge display of great big “Playground Balls.” Remember those? They are hardy, rubber balls (as a kid, we used a smaller one just like it for kickball and dodgeball). In elementary school, all of us kids looked SO forward to being able to play with these big balls. I know I LOVED playing with them. But in gym class, we rarely did, maybe twice a year. I wonder if the teachers realized how much we liked playing with them. Why didn’t we do it more often?
I recently discovered some old music by the Boston Pops Orchestra (Arthur Fielder), and I love it! It’s nice, interesting music perfect for when you’re busy writing or working.
I am thinking of participating in that “Simple Woman’s Daybook” meme I see on some blogs. It looks fun, and I like to write that way: with an assigned topic and writing creative, informative answers.
I love reading old diaries. I think most other people like it, too. I like learning about people, especially people who lived decades before me. Old diaries are kind of like reality TV and This Old House rolled into one, without the vulgarness and the dumb commercials.
I’m still going “hmm” over the “Why do we park in a driveway and drive in a parkway?” Very, very profound question. Hmm.
I’m finding that as I get older, I have to wear colored lipstick or chapstick. I guess my radiant coloring from youth is all gone. That, or I need to exercise more. :-p Maybe both.
Why is it pronounced “pie”? In high school, everyone called it that, even the teachers. I (finally) get out of high school to study Greek, and discover that the correct Greek pronounciation is “pee.” Was it too embarrassing to pronounce it correctly amongst silly teenagers? I don’t know. But I much prefer to say it the right way (that is, according to the original language) and have people snicker at me, than to mispronounce it and fit in the crowd.
I dislike “Sticky Posts” on blogs. I can’t think of any time where I have scrolled down past the massive “Sticky Post” to read the day’s content. A lot of time, it’s visual clutter, and my eyes don’t sift through visual clutter very well anymore.
Why do some blogs only allow comments from Google/Blogger bloggers or OpenID bloggers? I am an independent blogger (that is, I have my own domain). I can’t leave a comment on blogs unless I get an OpenID account (which I do not want) or use my Google/Blogger account (which I do not want). I scratch my head and wonder why some bloggers make commenting so restrictive and difficult. Maybe they don’t want comments? Maybe they just have a blog to rant?
No matter how wonderful and exceptional a new technological device is, mankind will always find some way to use it for evil. Think about it: guns, the Internet, nuclear energy, television. I think banning technology/innovative development is silly. It would make more sense to ban mankind’s evil tendencies.
I need to take some typing courses or something. Believe it or not, I can’t type! I do all this writing all day long, and I still “hunt and peck.” I’m a very speedy hunter and pecker, but I would really like to be able to type without having my eyes glued to the keyboard…
The beginning of spring makes me tired, and I don’t feel like writing very much. Which explains my very random post and scanty updates. I’m sure I’ll perk up again soon… Anybody got a meme to share??
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