Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Green Hornet of Rome: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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The month of July was named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. He's quoted as saying, "Experience is the teacher of all things." So what has experience taught you lately?
For the past couple of years, my normal reading pattern hasn't been up to par.  This year, experience has taught me that once I prime the pump of this good habit, it will be hard to stop...and I really don't want to.
Where did you last 'roam'?
Sunday afternoon, I went to a social put on by both the Anniston and Gadsden Runners Clubs at Noccalula Falls Park.  Part of the festivities was a trail run/walk on the park's walking trail.  Well, as usual, I was last and, as usual, I was way behind everyone else.  I ended up taking a right where I should have taken a left.  So, I had a pleasant roam through the campgrounds and found my way back to the right place.
Doesn't look ominous does it?  :)
Speaking of 'Rome', pasta, can only pick one, which would you choose?
Pasta from Effina's or Olive Garden please.
'Rome wasn't built in a day', 'All roads lead to Rome', 'When in Rome...' which 'Roman' idiom have you most recently encountered? Explain.
Probably "Rome wasn't built in a day."  When I find something I need to correct in my life, I want to fix it NOW!  I don't like the idea of a long process of trial and error.  I like to GET 'ER DONE.  I want my total life rebuilt in a day.  However, this is going to take a while.  It's also going to take a 20-Mule Borax team!
What's a movie you've seen or a book you've read, that makes you want to book a trip to Italy?
None.  Sorry, but the last movie I saw made me want to go to England (I watched A Christmas Carol yesterday.)  The last fiction book I read (City Girl by Lori Wick) made me want to go to Texas.  BTW--the last TV show I watched (The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson) keeps me STILL wanting to go to Scotland.
Walt's original Disneyland opened almost sixty years ago, on July 17, 1955 Have you ever been to the California park? How about any of the other Disney parks around the world? What's your favorite amusement park ride or attraction?
No, I've not yet been to any of them.  Walt Disney World and Epcot are the closest to me, so I hope to go there someday.  Seems like EVERYONE is going there this month.
It's that time of year...when were you last bitten or stung?
The last sting ever was a wasp sting on my hand.  I was hosing off a plastic picnic table and thought I'd hosed off the small wasp nest underneath it.  When it dried, I sat down and a wasp flew out of the nest and stung me.  Yow!  It's one of those stings that makes my head crinkle.  The worst sting I had was by a hornet.  Not only can hornets sting more than once, but when they do, it feels like being shot with a nail gun.  I got stung on my arm and my hand.  Hornet stings make you cuss and cry, and then cuss some more.

Insert your own random thought here.
I've not felt well mentally or physically for the past several days.  Hoping for better tomorrow.  I've tried to stay busy in the Workshop.  It's Christmas in July:


  1. I'm so like you on getting things done right now! The biggest problem is that I'm surrounded by people who never get anything done. SO FRUSTRATING! LOVELOVELOVE those coasters! How cute. So sorry you're not feeling well.

  2. I've never been to Disney during peak times...we've always gone in the fall and the crowds have been small. I'm not sure I'd want to go in the middle of summer. Feel better soon!

    1. I think I'd risk going during peak season to get to go at all. :)