Friday, August 31, 2012

Slog Blogging and Time Travel

I have been remiss about posting about my trip, but I'll get there. In the meantime,
I saw this in a bathroom in Manitou Springs, Colorado and felt like I had time traveled 
to about 30 years ago.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Rocky Mountain Hi!

I'm posting this from the hotel "Business Library." It's just a little room with two computers and one of them is out of order. I shouldn't complain though. Anything is better than My Sweetie's laptop. Everyone knows I hate laptops or notebooks or whatever people call them. Or are those different things? Who cares? Not me.
Anyway it's not so bad. Fleetwood Mac is playing behind me in the lobby. No, the band is not in there. I mean on the hotel's "Muzak." But about the trip....
First I have to say how very very different it is taking a road trip east and taking a road trip west. Going west, there are no trees, few bathrooms, and very little else. There is lots of nothing for long stretches of times. At least going east, there are trees. There are also many, many more towns. Going east I mean. West? Not so much.
We got lucky at our first stop in Amarillo. Our hotel room actually had an outdoor space. And lots of restaurants to choose from to walk to. This one here in Colorado, nope. But, the room is much cooler (temperature wise, most certainly not the other) and it is so close to my daughter's house, it's crazy. I can't believe I hadn't seen her in almost 3 months. We had a great dinner together but we (My Sweetie mostly) were really tired and kept it short.
Sunday should be great: Rested up, and also I told everyone I was having some mother/daughter time. I didn't come all this way for group activities. We are going to hang together for a few hours. I'm really looking forward to that. After being in such proximity with me for 48 hours, I bet My Sweetie is looking forward to the break also. It's late, but the adventure continues.....

Friday, August 17, 2012

So after a week of making lists and trying to get organized, we are about to head out on our road trip to Monument, Colorado. I can't believe I haven't seen my daughter since May. I'm really looking forward to the road trip with My Sweetie and celebrating my daughter's 28th birthday (a little early). I haven't been to Colorado since 1988. And the icing on the cake is going to be the 25° temperature drop.
I don't think I've ever been chilly in August in my entire life. I can't wait to see what that will feel like. I'll probably annoy everyone within hearing distance by strutting around and waving my arms while loudly proclaiming, "WOW! It's August and It's chilly!"
I'll take lots of pics and hopefully have lots of stories to tell. But be warned: I may just do a whole post about how I was chilly in August.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Salt? Is It Just Me?

It grosses me out to see people salt their food before they eat it. I may have posted about this before, but it still boggles my mind. I do not salt anything after it has been cooked except baked potatoes and boiled eggs. Why are people adding all that salt? I don't even own a salt shaker. My brother brought a salt shaker to our beach cottage this past May because he knew I wouldn't have one, and almost everyone, except us, used it. When I told my neighbor that I add fresh ground pepper to the mayo when I make a sandwich, she said she also adds salt. I don't get it. I have kosher salt that I use for cooking and that's it. I feel insulted when people salt the food I have prepared. It was salted already!  Is it just me? Does everyone salt everything?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Odd

Wednesday night I discovered that Freddy likes fresh-cut pineapple and Thursday night I found that he also likes pesto-tossed three cheese tortellini. I'm thinking if he gets eaten by a bobcat, it will be the oddest tasting possum that bobcat ever ate.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

An Olympics Wonderment

It seems weird to me that India, a country with maybe 52 trillion people, has only 4 Olympic medals so far. I guess they are really not into sports.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Again With The Stupid Wave Cycle

And this is why I have a blog: To keep up with stuff. I'm glad I posted about my bad hair wave cycle because it is back. I looked it up and I posted about it on March 27th. So now I know it takes 4 months for my hair to grow in a full circle. Ha! So that means those circles on the floor when I got my hair cut that time was four months of growth. Now I'm just thinking out loud. Thinking out loud? More like thinking with my two index fingers, which is how I type. So really all this means is that my hair is stupid again and now that I've kept up with it, I realize that I will have stupid hair 3 times a year. I think it usually is really bad for about two weeks each time. So that means I have stupid hair about six weeks a year. That kinda bites. I'm not great at math but I think it works out that when I die, I will have spent one ninth of my life with idiot hair. Oh well...I guess there are worse things.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Answering VioletSky

In the comment section a few posts back, VioletSky posted the above. First of all I didn't understand the question and second of all, there are three question marks. All I had said was that I was looking forward to planning the snacks for my road trip.
Doesn't everyone do that? We will be in the car all day. You have to have snacks. Plus that will be our lunch as we will be leaving late morning. Road snacks require thought. You have to have food that does not have particles that adhere to the fingers and then transfer to the steering wheel. For example: Ruffles (greasy), Rice Krispie treats (sticky), Cheetos (orange powdery mess).
I plan to make finger sandwiches of roast beef and horseradish cheddar. I will have grapes and strawberries and pretzels. All of these foods are relatively residue-free. Carrot sticks are also good. So yes, VioletSky, I do plan my road trip snacks. At least for the first day.