July 20, 2016
Here are my random observations and other random thoughts that were comprised from my list of what I have learned and observed over the past week and over the years. As a writer, when I get a random thought, I usually jot it down in my notebook wherever I am, and whenever the mood strikes me. A lot of times, I’ll read these one-liners later and wonder; what was I thinking? Where did that come from? So don’t ask. They made sense at the time! Enjoy and let me hear your thoughts about your summer so far!
- Is it just me, but summer sports are , well, um, let’s just say after the Stanley Cup of Hockey playoffs, sports went from exciting to watching grass grow…golf, swimming, tennis, now baseball, that’s better.
- Golf, I watch it to see what John Daly is wearing.
- The blond bomber ball buster sets the style for the golf course with his Pineapple Pants!
- I repeat, John Daly wore pineapple pants for a professional golf tournament in Scotland. #yougo
- The main highlight of the Open, Daly’s pineapple slacks. This coming from a Florida girl.
- The British Open is not all flat; some bunkers are so huge you can lose children in them.
- Who cares about the golf scores, the scenery is great.
- Unlucky Mickelson. #secondisgood
- “I’m Bored, Mom.” Summer is in full swing.
- It’s a skinfest at the pool, at the beach and even shopping. I am starting to sound like my mom; “Where’s the rest of your outfit?”
- Summer-where according to my hubby, it’s too hot outside for picnics, but when he is given the choice between obtaining his food from an adorable wicker basket or from a flaming , hot grill, he will always pick the grill.
- Summer – when the flies steal meals from the hard working ants.
- Did you know some meat flies can smell meat from a mile away?
- Summer – when the meat files stay around for dessert.
- Summer– where you wake up every morning excited to spend a full day with your children, but go to bed every night praying for school to start.
- I’m happy it’s July, where other people have the kids for a week! (JK, kids… Really.)
- I learned that this week was humid and a good week for hair products.
- On my airplane this week there was a baby in front of me that insisted on standing on his mom’s lap the entire flight. Good thing we weren’t going to China, she would have needed thighs of steel.
- I offered to help get the baby to settle down and to calm the other passengers, but they didn’t want my sedatives.
- Not what you’re thinking! The sedatives were for all the adults around the baby, not the baby. (Well, all the adults, except the pilots.)
- The baby finally sat down because the mom threatened to take him to see Santa Claus when we landed. (All kids are born with an instinctive terror of Santa.)
- While driving through the farmlands of Texas, I saw a sign which read, “Used Cows for Sale”. What? Really?
- With young adults & teens when traveling we get several hotel rooms now. I don’t miss the kind of family togetherness that was only achieved by cramming five people into one small hotel room.
- With older kids, I don’t miss buying tacky souvenirs.
- There are dozens of different ways to wear my convertible, reversible, easily packable dress that I brought on my vacation and I can only figure out one -hanging in the closet.
- Gypset dresses, huh? A cross between a gypsy, jet-set, bohemian, mini, maxi dress…but it packs well.
- Summer hockey is odd; sitting in an ice rink watching hockey when it’s 102 degrees outside.
- So how does Author, James Patterson publish two or three books a year? My writing goal is to write as many words this year as James Patterson wrote last week.
- My most satisfying task today was crumbling my sign, “No Chocolate-Ever!”
- Headlines on my laptop this am, RNC winners and losers for speakers at the RNC, or the article about how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg? #perfect egg #I saw the speeches live
How’s your summer going? Are you traveling? Where’s your favorite city to visit? What are your favorite things to do while visiting a new place?
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