Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Meme

Soooo happy it's a holiday here in the U.S.  I love extra days off from work and school!

Took this from here.

1.  If you were elected mayor of your city, what would be your first improvement and why?

I think I'd have to go with requiring all sidewalks to be fixed within 30 days.  Most of them are just fine, but there are some around town that are soooooo not!  There's one a block or so from my house that's all broken up and uneven that I'm always worried about falling down and breaking an ankle or something whenever I have to walk on it.

2.  What would you do if you suddenly discovered a secret passageway in your office?  Would you tell anyone else?  Where would you like it to lead?

I don't work in an office.  I work in two big rooms with a bunch of tables and computers that other students come in and use to take their exams.  I definitely wouldn't tell anyone else about it, because it would be nice to get away from my extremely lazy coworkers once in awhile.  I think I'd have it be something different each time, so I was always surprised - but it'd always lead to somewhere that I loved.  One day it might be a makeup store giving away free samples, another day it might be a chocolate factory who was also giving out free samples, another day it might be a bookstore, another day it could be a shoe store.  It would be a place where I could spend hours and hours and no one would ever miss me at work.  When I came back to work, my shift would automatically be over, but no one would have noticed that I wasn't there for the whole shift.

Where would your tunnel lead?

3.  Have you ever done any genealogical research on your family?  Any fun skeletons in your closet?  

I haven't done any research, although I've kind of thought about it.  I do remember ages ago, my great aunt called my dad asking for family information.  She was in the process of doing some genealogical research, and had commented that other family members had ignored her requests.  My father sent her the information she had asked for, but I don't believe she ever shared her results with my dad.

I do think it would be interesting to do someday.  My dad used to love to talk about his childhood, but my mom - not so much!  I remember her telling me one day that it was none of my business.  She's talked a little bit about it here and there once in a great while, but not very often.

4.  Show and tell.  What comes to mind first when you see this picture?  Or tell a story if it reminds you of one.  
As a kid, I remember going camping, and this was the only kind of running water available.  I also remember camping at other places where the you had to pump the water out.  My dad told me that's the kind of water he had when he was a kid.  They'd have to take a bucket out to the pump to collect the water for the day.  I can't imagine living like that!  Makes me appreciate all of our modern conveniences so much more.

3 showed me some love:

Unknown said...

Ban all lycra louts cyclists from our parks, a secret passage way out, no skeletons mores the pity and the last one OIL. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Sketching with Dogs said...

Hope none of your lazy co-workers are reading this, he he.
I would like to find out more about my family tree. My hubby's nephew has gone right back to the 17th century with theirs.
Lynne x

The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

We don't have sidewalks in our town & hardly no street lights either. I started doing some geneology stuff. I really need to update it/add to it.

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