Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dessert in the Desert: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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Share one thing that really makes your day.
A quiet corner, a yummy mug of hot tea, and a good book.
Lots of these kinds of lists out there, but one found here says the fifteen most colorful places on earth are:

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy~Burano, Italy~Havana, Cuba~Rio de Janiero, Brazil~Chefchaouen, Morocco~Balat, Istanbul, Turkey~Menton, France~Jodhpur, India~La Baca, Buenos Aires, Argentina~Guanajuato, Mexico~Capetown, South Africa~Valparaiso, Chile~Wroclaw, Poland~San Francisco, California~and Pelourhino, Salvador, Brazil.  

Of those listed which would you most like to see up close and in person? Of all the places you've seen or traveled in your own life, what would you say was one of the most colorful?
I would most like to see San Francisco, California first.  I'll get to the others later.  I am, as Lewis Grizzard would say, "American by birth, Southern by the grace of God," but I have a heart for California.
"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." Jack Canfield  In general, would you agree or disagree with that statement? Why?
I agree.  Fear has tried to keep me from my dreams.  Whether it's my own inner nuttiness, or someone else's twisted idea of "help," fear is the ultimate paralyzing agent.  Want to never do anything or go anywhere?  Play the "what if...?" game.
Imagine you're stranded on a desert island and dessert appears...what do you hope it is? Do you ever struggle to remember which spelling is desert and which is dessert?
Butter pecan ice cream.  **Drools**
What song almost always makes you cry?
January is National Soup Month.  Everything from soup to nuts, in the soup, thick as pea soup, souped up...which saying most recently applies to your life in some way? Explain.
Neither that I can think of.
Write a two word note to your younger self. What does it say?
"Get out!"
Insert your own random thought here.
I'll just leave this here:


  1. I am seeing the link, in blue letters just below the names already there. Take a look and see if you can find it now. I was so sad for the Tigers. I love the SEC, definitely not a Lane Kiffen fan which is the biggest reason we didn't root for Bama. Also, we live in Clemson country, and they had such a fun year. I'm glad the SEC did well in the bowl games overall too.

    1. It wasn't there when I tried earlier, nor were there any other names. It's there now. Weird.

  2. I only had half a dog in the fight between Clemson and Alabama. Half a dog because, really, I am not a football fan, but also because I have to root for the team from my home state of South Carolina. It's just what we do. Half a dog also because Clemson is the rival of my alma mater, the University of South Carolina, who unfortunately did terribly this year. I think there was at least one bad call on this National Championship game, but nothing can be done about that now. Congrats to Alambama...I can't totally be against them because one of my great-great-grandmothers was born there. :)

    "Get out!" would work for me, too. It also sounds kind of spooky!

    I like the saying from Lewis Grizzard that you used. Same here. :)

    Have a great evening!

    1. Actually, I don't have a dog in the fight. I'm from Alabama and cheer for UA for fun. I actually graduated from Jacksonville State University, who made it to this year's FCS National Championship then got their butt handed to them. Oh well, at least we won halftime. :) Thanks for reading.