Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond
1.Describe your 30's in one sentence. If you're not yet 30 tell us one thing you hope to accomplish once you hit that particular decade.

So many changes, most of them good.

2. Is it harder for you to exercise or eat healthy?

Probably eating healthy presents the bigger challenge to me, though exercising isn't exactly my cup of tea either.

3. June 7th is National VCR Day. Huh? Anyway this reminded me of something I saw on Facebook listing household items we no longer have and the VCR was on it. I couldn't put my hands on that list, but found another list here of 21 items we all had ten years ago, but which are now obsolete-

bookshelves (WHAT!!???), drip coffee makers, alarm clocks, file cabinets, desktop computers, printers, printed phone books, answering machines, fax machines, paper shredders, a Rolodex, CD racks, CD burners, china cabinets, home phones, entertainment consoles, DVD players, calculators, takeout menus, incandescent light bulbs, and cable TV

Your thoughts? How many on the list do you still have? Still use?

I still have and use bookshelves. I can't imagine ever doing without them. My alarm clock gets me up every morning. Love our desktop computer, and our printer when it behaves properly. Our answering machine still collects messages when I don't answer the home phone, and my china cabinet is filled with pretty dishes. The rest of the things on the list I don't have. My method of making coffee is even more primitive than a drip coffee maker.

4. What's something you see disappearing in the next ten years?

I see checks disappearing. Credit cards and online bill pay already seem to be most popular.

5. How did you celebrate your birthday this past year? Is that typical?

This year we had a visitor arriving on my birthday so we waited to celebrate until he left over a week later.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Life with teenagers is never boring ...

The three oldest and I were out and about last evening. Rosie Mae drove to come home and as we bumped across the railroad tracks she apologized. "Sorry to turn you into a tossed salad."
Kenneth: Like waves on the ocean.
Rosie Mae: Salads do not belong in oceans.
Kenneth: Tell that to the seaweed.
Sharon: Oh ... kelp me!


  1. I still have and use 7 of those items on that list. I must be a little old fashioned. LOL!

  2. Carol, We still have 10 of those things! The Squire has a cell phone, but I do not, and have no intention of ever getting one.

  3. I have 14 of those 21 items. I must really be out of date. Well, let me be. I enjoy my life the way I'm living it. That last conversation was so cute.

  4. I have 18 of those 21 items. I am really old fashioned. And I laughed out loud at your teenager conversation. Hilarious!

  5. Oh my!! We still have and use regularly 13 of those listed. I have to have book shelves even though I do have a kindle with lots of books. I can not Imagine not having books. I love the feel of them and the pages and being able to make notes it them and loan them to trust worthy people. I love the conversation of your 3 teens. I imagine they are a joy to be around.

  6. Yes, checks will disappear, most of us pay on line now anyway. We still have lots of those items and use them, guess we are old fashion.

  7. I have to agree with your teenagers and majority grows up to be wonderful humans.
    If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee

  8. I have all but one thing and all still in use except I have never had a paper shredder. We've kept our land line, but after a spate of harassing fraud calls, I am ready to dump that. Do you by chance, make your coffee on the stove in an old tin pot? My mother in-law did and that was the best coffee!

  9. I still have 13 of the items on that list. They still work, why get rid of them? Fun post. Hope you're having a good day.


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