Monday, October 17, 2016

Musing Monday

I didn't blog last week because I really didn't have much to talk about.  My life is pretty dull these days.  I work, come home, hang with the chi's, and go to sleep.  The next day I do it all over again.  So this week I've decided to fall back on the old fill-in-the-blank questions from Curious as a Cat.  I used to do them almost every Monday and I must have gotten a life or something, because I stopped.  Feel free to play along.

1.  What kind of program do you enjoy most on TV - detective shows, comedies, game shows, etc. - and why?

I'm embarrassed to admit that I watch too much TV.  I think it's because I'm tired when I get home from work and it doesn't really require anything of me other than to just stare at a screen.  I enjoy watching Chopped because it teaches me about cooking.  I love Big Bang Theory because it makes me laugh.  I watch ID Channel a lot too, I'm not sure what I like about it specifically.

2.  Do you know any professional athletes?  

No.  I met a few of the guys on the football team when I was in college though.  I had to do a group project with one once.  He was waaaaaaaay smarter than me.

3.  What will the next must-have technological innovation be?  Jetpacks?  Hoverboards?  Wind-powered calculators?  

I have no idea, but I love the idea of jetpacks and being able to fly where ever I want to go.  What do you think it'll be?

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.
I was big into Barbie as a kid and always wanted a Barbie Dream House.  My parents were poor though and I never was lucky enough to get one.  That dream came and went as I grew up.

Monday, October 3, 2016

How Random

It's funny how you can meet someone, get to know them pretty well, and then either you or they end up leaving.  You can't fathom a situation when you'll see them again.  You may be really sad about that, or it could make you really happy.  And then one day, seemingly out of the blue, they're back again.  This has happened to me a couple of times.  I thought that this was going to be the case this coming week with a former coworker who accepted a temp job where I work.  I didn't care for her before as she never missed an opportunity to insult me.  I saw her come in for an interview and knew she'd been hired.  But then she got a permanent full time position with another company so she won't be working there after all.  

Facebook has been a wealth of information this past week!  A college friend announced her pregnancy and she tagged some guy I had never heard of before.  I thought that was kind of odd that she was tagging him since she was married to a different guy.  Turns out she apparently got a quickie divorce and is now dating someone else.  Who knew?  And then for some completely unknown reason I decided to look up an old boss I haven't spoken to in several years.  I learned that she's now a young widow.  So sad!  

I ride a commuter van to work and am one of the last people dropped off in the morning.  There's a small park we drive by most mornings and one day last week we saw several deer there.  Unfortunately it was too dark and we drove by too quickly to get any pictures.  I was driving home from the drop off point one evening last week and got to see a very large double rainbow!  The top rainbow was very light, the inside rainbow was very intense and every single color stood out clearly.  I pulled over and took a picture but the top rainbow didn't really come through.  Oddly, there hadn't been any rain so I'm not sure where the rainbow came from.  

Monday, September 19, 2016

September Chewy Review

The boys are both still acting kind of odd whenever I give them a treat from last month's review so I was hopeful this month's treat would go over better.  It did not disappoint!

We ordered the Science Diet Flexi Stix and received a 7.1 ounce bag from Chewy.   
They seemed to be the perfect treat since, "These soft and chewy treats are formulated for dogs with mobility issues, as they contain natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin to promote joint health.  Made with real turkey, Flexi-Stix natural jerky treats can be rewarded regularly to provide daily support for healthy hips and joints."  
 Some of you may remember that Chico has suffered with luxating patellas in both hind legs.  While they don't seem to bother him for the most part anymore, it's still important to me to do what I can to ensure he doesn't suffer any more than necessary.
They almost remind me of little worms.  Sometimes I break one in half and make the boys share.  They tell me it's completely unnecessary to be so stingy and that at $5.24 a bag, it's not going to break me to let them have a whole one each.  They're probably right...

The chi's LOVE these!  I have to put the bag away as soon as I give them one because they can't contain themselves and will continue to beg for more.  They give these treats 8 paws up - four paws each!

We were not compensated financially for this post, but were provided a free bag of treats in return for our honest opinions.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Freak Alley Gallery

There's an alleyway literally a block and a half from where I work that I'd heard about previously, but was never quite sure where it was located.  I've been kind of exploring most days during the lunch hour just to pass the time and was excited to discover it was so close to where I work.  I've been a few times now and always see something new.  I was even more excited to find an actual gallery of additional artwork to go along with it.  The inside gallery is really small and smells heavily of smoke so I probably won't be visiting there often.  The alleyway is usually filled with others taking pictures like me.  Some of the artwork is really impressive, other artwork not so much.  New artwork is added each year.  This particular alleyway has inspired a similar project in my own town!  If anyone's interested, I can share those pictures next week.  

Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day

I'm finally starting to settle in at work and things are slowly falling into place.  I still have lots of questions but I'm feeling a little more comfortable.  My friend started last week so it's nice to have someone there that I know.  We haven't gotten to have lunch together yet and probably won't as long as we're there.  I'm so glad to be a temp there - the permanent employees work lots of overtime and weekends.  The company will be hiring more temps soon.

I like to go walking on my lunch hour and recently discovered Freak Alley Gallery very near where I work.  I'll share some of the pictures next week.  It's a cool place filled with artwork and it inspired a similar project in my town.

This past Saturday I went to a balloon launch.  They've done this for the past 25 years.  This is only the second year I've gone.  It's a 5-day event and the balloons can be seen in the sky for several miles.  I wanted to share a few pictures from the event because it was such a fun morning, even if I did have to get up at 5:00 AM!



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