Saturday, May 29, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
We all love to wine and dine with our families and those we care about. Some of us talk about it. Some of us don’t. Regardless, we all have stories to tell…. past and present. Take a trip down memory lane or unfold your fantasy night out on the blog for all to read. We’re all ears. Waiter! Waiter!
1. When is the last time you went out to dinner with someone special? Tell us about it. I always go out to dinner with special people!! Last week, Mustang Man, Mustang Girl and myself went and ate some amazing sushi. My favorite part is that the place we go makes this roll called 'The Bali Hai', and it is so amazingly delicious that I always get one that is just for me =)
2. Show us a picture of your favorite cuisine. Uh, there isn't enough room here, and I don't have a picture of the 'Bali Hai'. Next time, I promise
3. What is the funniest thing a man/woman has said to you lately? "Traci, is it okay if I have a nip off your growler?"
4. What makes a gentleman a gentleman in today’s dating world? Are there any left? I firmly believe there are gentlemen left. They usually have really good Mama's. For me, what makes a gentleman are things like this:
5. Is there anything you won’t tolerate when out to dinner with your significant other? Yeah, I won't tolerate not sharing!
6. What type of ambiance do you enjoy in an eating establishment? A big pet peeve for me are places that are so loud and noisy with music that you cannot hear yourself thing, or hear the conversation that you are trying to have with your dinner partner. I prefer not to leave dinner with a headache, thank you.
7. Tell us about the worst public dining experience you ever had, whether it be a date or with your family. Hmm. Let me think. There was the one time my Dad came to the table wearing a toilet seat sanitizer paper thingy on his head....
8. What is the lamest or rudest thing a man/woman has said to you lately? A man that I work with, and sadly, have really no tolerance for, called me "honey". This might sound inconsequential to most of you, but I have such an intense loathing for this particular individual that it made my skin crawl.
9. Are you a good tipper? If I get good service, I am a GREAT tipper. If I get ignored, well, as my friend Jimmi would say, 'Va Fongule'.
10. Do you ask for doggie bags when you leave food on your plate at a restaurant? If I've really enjoyed the meal, then absolutely. Restaurant leftovers are the best.
11. What is your pet peeve about restaurants and dining out in general? Hmmm. That they don't deliver?
12. Do you prefer to order yourself or do you ever let your significant other order for you? I do order for myself, but would trust him implicitly if he ever decided he was going to step in and do it. It might be a nice surprise.
13. Describe your most intimate romantic dinner ever. (fantasy or real)A few years ago, we went to dinner on 'Talk Like A Pirate Day'. It was a nice restaurant, we were both in a good mood, and the stars were just aligned. It was fun, we laughed a lot, I set a napkin on fire with the table candle, and it was like we were in our own little bubble of intimacy. It just worked. We both still talk about that night.
14. Do you enjoy piano bars?Not really, because I find them rather loud.
15. If you could go anywhere in the world for dinner, where would it be and who would you be with? I would take MM to Paris, and have dinner at the restaurant that is in the middle of the Eiffel Tower.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Here is my picture stimulation for the week!
Posted by mielikki at 10:29 AM
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wilma Rudolph was a premature born baby, who weighed only 4.5 pounds when she was born. She was the 20th of 22 children. Her father worked as a railroad porter, and handyman, and her mother did laundry, cooked, and house cleaned for wealthy white families in their area. The family had such little money, that the girls frequently wore dresses made of flour sacks. She was sick often when she was little, there was no hospital for the colored in town, and the one black doctor would cost money. So her mother nursed her through measles, mumps, scarlet fever, chicken pox, and even double pneumonia. She did need to go to the doctor when she lost sensation in her left leg, and it started to become deformed. They were told she now had polio, and she would never walk. Her mother took her to a black medical college in Nashville, which was fifty miles away, twice a week for two years. Wilma started to walk, wearing a metal leg brace. The doctors taught her mother how to do the physical therapy at home. Her brothers and sisters helped her. By the age of twelve, she could walk normally, without any crutch, brace, or even a corrective shoe. It was then she decided she wanted to try athletics.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
(Read it and sleep)
1. Name 2 things you have done under the covers in the last week. Sleep, and Not Sleep ;)
2. Do you know what a woobie is? Do you have a special one? I do know what a woobie is. No, I don't have a special one. I think I need one for my neck, though...
3. What prompts you to pull the covers over your head and hide from the world? Sometimes, it's something as simple as the telephone ringing...
4. Firm or soft? In between, if I can find it
5. Silk or flannel? Flannel in the winter time, for sure. Not a big fan of silk, actually. Too slippery.
6. Lights on or off? depends
7. Fan or no air? Fan, please!!
8. Completely dark or nite light? Completely dark.
9. Windows open or shut depends on the season. If it's snowing outside, I prefer closed windows!
10. Sweet dreams or nightmares? Usually very sweet dreams
11. PJ's or……PJs...
12. Set bedtime? Not really, that's hard to do, working nights
13. What do sheep count when they can't sleep? They count shearer's, of course
14. What does your alarm clock sound like? I don't use an alarm clock anymore. My body wakes me up. When we have to be up, then MM is my alarm clock, and he's a nice one!
15. White noise or music Silence is golden
16. TV or IPod? Neither one
17. Can you recall a pleasant dream you'd like to share? When I was a child, I once dreamt that I found a McDonalds made entirely of chocolate chip cookie dough.... true story.
18. Under the covers or outside the covers Duh, covers keep the monsters away
19. Insomniac or sleep angel? Sadly, Insomniac all the way.
20. What is your favorite sleep aid for those tossin' and turnin' nights? I have no advice for that. I end up getting out of bed, and doing something. I hate laying there, awake
21. Morning person or night person Night person, thats why I work nights.
22. Bedtime snack? Not usually
23. Hot or cold room Cold room, warm blankets
24. Bedtime ritual? Just to use the restroom first, so that I don't have to get up in the middle of the night
25. Twin, Queen, King, Bunk or Futon Queen
26. Socks or naked feet Bare feet for sure! Socks are nothing but dream traps
27. Bedroom door locked or unlocked? Unlocked. And it has only come back to haunt us, once...
28. Tent or hotel room Either one, depending on my mood, or where its at!
29. If you could be bored to sleep, what would bore you? Used to be some of my nursing school textbooks
30. Prayers or mantra? Prayers
31. What was the worst nightmare you ever had? That everyone left me, and I was alone
32. Please share any ideas on how to stop a person from snoring.
I'm all ears. You know, I just got used to it. Now I have a hard time falling asleep without "gentle" snoring in my ear...
33. If one purely pleasant thought could ensure fast and sound deep sleep for you every night, what would your one thought be? Security....
34. How many hours do you normally sleep? Depends. On nights that I work, and I am trying to sleep in the day time, usually six. Weekends? As many as I can
35. Thunderstorms or quiet starry night? Starry nights. Gentle rain is good, but Thunderstorms alarm me
36. Warm bath or hot shower? I hate going to bed with wet hair... hot shower, I guess
37. What is the craziest thing that ever happened in your bed? When I first got it, the people who set it up didn't do it right, and I turned over, and one side of bed collapsed, so the mattress tilted, and I found myself on the floor... to say I was a little pissed, is an understatement
38. Name a song you could fall asleep to. If I listen to music to fall asleep, it's classical. Anything with words makes me think, and not sleep. I have to work very hard to quiet my mind before I sleep.
39. Who last told you a bedtime story? I don't remember, really... thats a good question...
Monday, May 17, 2010
For my picture this week, as always, go here
Friday, May 14, 2010
Shirley Temple was born in 1928, in Santa Monica, California, to George and Gertrude Temple. Her mother was very progressive for that time, and wanted to influence her daughters future by using prenatal association, specifically with music and art. She listened to records, read books aloud, and attended many dance recitals and concerts. She continued to do this after Shirley was born, especially reading books, and performing the characters in those books. Shirley began to mimic her at a young age.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I had this great, somewhat deep topic that I was so totally going to blog.
Posted by mielikki at 10:59 AM
Monday, May 10, 2010
For my visual stimuli this week, go here, as usual. My brain is kind of short circuited today, though. Something about it being Monday, all the rain, coming a fun, but busy, busy weekend...
Posted by mielikki at 12:07 PM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
This is Hoover. He's a very cool fish. What makes him so cool? He will "hoover" up the sand, looking for food, and then the sand gently flutters back out of his gills as he swims along.... so my fish tank has a vacuum =)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The following statements are true. Your job is to explain why you think they are true. Just offer up your usual amusing quips! I'm betting we'll have some hysterical responses. Remember that somewhere somebody in the world needs to know these things and your tax dollars probably paid for the research that went into proving them true.
1. More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes. Its the teeth, I just know it is. When a donkey smiles at you, you know it means business. I've seen someone drop dead just from a donkey smile alone. (though, admittedly, the donkey breath didn't help). If you get past the ever feared donkey smile, then, well, they bite. And the bite is always lethal. I'd MUCH rather get on an airplane then go face to face with a donkey. Unless it's donkey basketball. Then, they're harmless. Those donkey's do love their basketball.
2. Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants. You are going to laugh and make fun of me, but I know the actual answer to this one. What happened is, they made a Donald Duck book of the epic Finnish poem, the Kalevala. This poem is revered by the Finns, it is a backbone of their history, and for years was passed down orally. Then, someone (Elias Lonrot, if you're curious) wrote the Kalevala down, finally, preserving it for generations to come. Having a pant-less Donald was an insult. Not to be born. YES, I am of Finnish descent. YES, I have a copy of Kalevala on my bookshelf. :)
3. If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white. Because goldfish are actually from New Jersey, and that orange is their spray tan. Without sun, and interaction, it fades. Just like their accent.
4. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes. Why were they fighting in the first place?
5. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. Its because we think faster.
6. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. Because all the alcohol the ant drinks goes directly into the right legs. The left legs are for picnic fare.
7. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. Because the only thing an Ostrich really thinks about is how quickly it can shove its head down under the dirt, so it can't be seen.
8. In England, the Speaker of The House is not allowed to speak. This originated because in the very first house, there was a man who just droned on, and on and on and on.... his fellow housemates got together and brainstormed a way to shut him up. They decided that they would make it look like an honour (extra u provided because this is an English topic), but they could not think of a better title then "Speaker of the House". So, they bestowed it upon him, then forbade him to speak. The tradition carries on to this day, and the Speaker of the House is always the most annoying house member.
9. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand. Duh, its QUICK sand. By doing anything slowly you won't sink into it.
10. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily. Because we aren't micro-chipping yet. But its coming, I know it is...
12. The electric chair was invented by a dentist. Its the only way they could think of to keep their patients in the chair. Plus, the shock helped to treat the mental disorders of the people who would actually seek out dental care during that era...
Monday, May 3, 2010
For my picture inspiration, go here.
Posted by mielikki at 10:33 AM