Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Letter to YogaGirl Regarding Thanksgiving.....

November 24, 2010......

Dear YogaGirl*,

Why do you torture me with articles about people attending a Thanksgiving dinner Freegan Style?

I get it. I get that we waste a lot and should recycle, but I will never prepare a meal or attend a meal that has been taken from a dumpster. I've heard of the Five Second Rule, (this is when you drop food on the floor, or, I've heard this rule extends to your personal trash and the food is viable) but the Five Second Rule is not for me.

I realize I put you in charge of bringing the pies and the French Canadian stuffing. However, I'm not frightened because I know you've been working obscene hours for your company. I hope the hours let up for you after Thanksgiving, but for now, I'm happy knowing you're too busy to dumpster dive and you're not bringing Freegan take-out.

See you Thursday with fresh food.



*Note: YogaGirl is one of my sisters.

Monday, November 22, 2010

How Much Does Digit Dialing in a Restaurant Annoy Me?????

Tuesday, November 23, 2010....

A LOT!!!!!

Seriously, I don't get people who are at dinner with a friend or loved one and take or make a phone call. I understand emergency calls, but that's not what I'm talking about. It's the people that have this NEED to answer their phone and chat about nothing, or others who call a friend when their dinner partner has gone to the bathroom and they can't sit at a table alone for a whole 5 minutes.

Personally, if I accept an invitation with anyone, I'm in the moment of being with them and enjoying the conversation. I don't feel the need to multi-task and talk with as many people as I can in an evening. Call me crazy, but I find that behavior a bit rude.

I bring this up because I was picking up some take-out Chinese and noticed 2 ladies sitting at a table having dinner. One was on her cell phone laughing it up while her dinner companion was just sort of sitting there. I wonder if she was as annoyed as I was just to see this behavior.

I'm not the etiquette police, but I don't think I'm off the mark in stating digit dialing in a restaurant is just wrong.

Blimpie: More Than Just a Sandwich Shop.....

Monday, November 22, 2010.....

I have to confess, unless I'm set out on a mission to people watch, I'm pretty oblivious to my surroundings. For example, my ex-neighbors painted their home from blue/grey to pale yellow (or vice versa) and when a friend of mine (who I hadn't seen in awhile) picked me up one night for dinner, he asked when had my neighbors painted their house. Taken aback, I looked at the house and said they hadn't. He made me ask them the next time I saw them, and sure enough, they painted it 3 months earlier.

Anyway....when I unintentionally notice something you know it's been going on for quite some time.

This past weekend I went to Blimpie's for a sub and while I was waiting for them to wrap up the sandwich, I looked around and noticed the people eating in the shop. Single men around the age range from 55 to 65.

What really struck me as odd is that a couple of months earlier I remember I made the same mental observation.

They say single people should go to bars, grocery stores or join an online dating service (that's how I met hubby), but.... if in your late 50's or early 60's, maybe a stop at Blimpie's is the place to go to meet your true love.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Who Says Lady Luck Doesn't Have a Sense of Humor......

Monday, November 1, 2010.....

This past weekend I purchased a Powerball ticket. The lottery was $82 or $87 million and I felt a little lucky.

I have a system when I check the numbers; first the Powerball number than the rest of the numbers.

- No luck with the PB number

- Rest of numbers read: 1, 7, 27, 36, 49

I had: 2, 8, 28, 37 and 49.

I kid you not. Yes. Welcome to my world.

On a positive note, the veggie garden has been cleared out and compost spread out over it.