Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

This morning, I thought I'd go with the Wednesday Hodgepodge questions, I kind of liked them!
1. Pokemon Go…your thoughts? Are you playing? Do you even know what it is?
Honestly, I think it's kinda cool.  I mean, I get why people think it's silly, but I kind of enjoy when a phenomenon takes the world by storm like this.  Yesterday at Confederation Park, the mayor of Ottawa joined hundreds of others out playing the game.  I know many thought it was ridiculous and that he has better things to do, but why does everything always have to be so serious?  Why not have some fun every now and then?  Am I playing? No, at least not yet...but I did download the game this morning, so who knows.  I might give it a whirl.  Just to see what all the hype is about.  I love me a good "craze". ;)
This is a photo of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson (in the light blue shirt in the foreground) playing Pokemon Go at Confederation Park yesterday

2.  What was something you collected as a child? Do you still have that collection? If you’re a parent what’s something your own children collected? Have you ever camped out, stood in a crazy long queue, or paid a ridiculous sum for a ‘collectible’?
While I always wanted to be a collector, most of my childhood "collections" turned out to be pretty dismal.  One sticker book, a few Troll dolls, a handful of Beanie Babies... I never got far with my collecting.  I think I've always been more of a "hoarder" than a "collector" lol.  I'd say now that I have a pretty extensive collection of DVD's/movies, CD's, and books.  And I used to collect every newspaper clipping on Wade Redden - most of which I threw out this past winter.  (that was a bittersweet day!)
No children for me, but I think it's cool that my nephew Caden loves to collect rocks.  He really seems intrigued by it.
I don't recall ever waiting in a long line or paying a ridiculous sum for a "collectible", that's not really my gig.  
3. ‘Collect moments, not things‘…tell us about a moment you’ve added to your collection this summer.
It's really hard to pick just one...I've been paying attention and savouring many moments thus far this summer.  There have been some great ones!  But the first that comes to mind was one really hot & steamy day last week... I got to leave work half an hour early, and my friend Brenda had invited me to stop in for a drink on my way home.  We had a couple of bevies and a good chat out on her deck, then I got a text from my sister to say they were at her in-laws swimming if I wanted to join them.  So from Brenda's, I went home and got into my bathing suit, then over to Donna & Eric's to the pool.  After an hour or so of swimming, we all headed down to the store for ice cream.  As I sat out at the picnic table with my family, eating ice cream in my bathing suit and cover-up, I thought, "What  a perfect summer evening this is."  It made me feel like a kid again.  I didn't even eat supper that night - just ice cream.  And it was wonderful.
4.  What’s something collecting dust in your home right now? Any plans to do something about it?
Lots of things. LOL!  Right now, I'd have to say just my "junk room" in general.  Yes, I have a whole room full of junk.  I went on a purging mission this past winter, but I kind of only made it half-way through.  Then I lost interest.  The junk room was in the midst of the purge when I walked away.  So I have Christmas decorations, scrapbooking and craft supplies, and a wide variety of just random junk lying around everywhere in there.  And yes, it is getting rather dusty.  Whoops.
5. A favorite song relating to time?
I'm sure there are better choices out there, but this Kid Rock's "Wasting Time" is the only one I can think of right now.  And I do really like the song, it's a fun one!
6. What’s been your most frightening or your most interesting encounter with wildlife?
Hmm...trying to think of something good... the one that comes to mind is years ago, at the pier in Norway Bay, I was hanging out with friends.  I wasn't in the water myself, thank God, because I would have literally shit my pants.  (or my bathing suit, I suppose.)  But there was a bunch of people in the water, and suddenly this giant turtle rose up to the surface and bobbed around.  It was massive.  Like a pre-historic creature.  Everyone was screaming and laughing and scrambling to get away from it, or get out of the water.  It happened a few times - it would go back under, completely disappear, and then a few minutes later, back up it would come.  Every time I'm out at the pier, I think of that turtle!
7.  On July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong set his foot down on the moon. If you could travel to the moon would you go? Why or why not?
Hells no.  The movies Apollo 13 and Armageddon scarred me for life. (and yes, I do believe they both portrayed accurately what life is like in outer space. LOL!) I've never understood why anyone would ever want to be an astronaut.  Scary as hell.

 8.  Insert your own random thought here.
It is Wednesday.  Which means this week is pretty much half over.  Which means I only have a few more days until I'm on HOLIDAYS!!!  And I simply cannot wait.  Aside from the truck & tractor pull on Saturday, and going to the Camp for a few days, I have no set or major plans, but I'm looking forward to just a week off.  Not having to wake to an alarm, not having to rush to do anything, not having to worry about the daily grind.  My soul is ready for a little rest and re-charge.  Looking forward to bobbing in the water, reading, maybe  a Netflix marathon once we come back, perhaps a trip to the movie theatre... good food, good drinks, good people, and good times.  I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Sounds like a turtle that big would be older than you are, Jillian! Worst creature moments....tarantula running across the bottom of my lounge chair in The Dominican Republic.....while I was sitting on it. Also, when I thought I was looking into a basket, in a market Sri Lanka to buy as a sewing basket and a friggin cobra rose out, hissing at me.....I came to three "blocks" away.