Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ruminations and Ramblings

Sharing: I have started using Google Reader's sharing feature to highlight some interesting posts I come across in the blogosphere. Check out the links in my sidebar; it just might be one of your posts!

Classic Indy: Went to see the new Indiana Jones movie this afternoon. What can I say - it was classic Indiana Jones! Sure, we all know people don't go around swinging from vines, that giant moving obelisks are just a figment of imagination and that no one could possibly withstand all the head blows Harrison Ford has endured as Henry Jones Jr. over the years but give me a few bars of "da da-da-da, da da-da-da . . . " and for two hours just about anything goes! If you get a chance, go check it out.

Cleaning: Finally, a day off and some time to tackle some things I've managed to put off for months. Back-to-back company plans this weekend are a good motivating factor.

Vacation: Two weeks from today we leave for the beach. We haven't been to Myrtle Beach in about five years so we're looking forward to it. Our goal is to play as much miniature golf as we can - I think MB has about the coolest courses around. We are taking our Boston Terrier, MacGyver, with us for the first time. This should be interesting. Already I envision HIS stuff taking up over have the room in the car (and I'm really a minimalist so this goes against my basic nature of liking the car nice and empty for traveling!) Any tips regarding vacationing with a pet would be much appreciated!

Memorial Day: I get Veterans' Day. In the past, when I was off on Veteran's Day, I liked to visit a memorial at a local library and greet and thank some of the vets. Memorial Day, however, seems to be obscured by our enthusiasm for the beginning of summer. In fact, many people today don't even know the reason we observe Memorial Day. Do you do anything to observe Memorial Day as far as its original intention goes, i.e. to honor the memory of those who have died in service to our country? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Quick Meme: My sister recently joined the blogging world, and just did her first meme - Things That Make Me Go Eeew! If you get a chance, pop on over and read her list (and take a look at my beautiful nieces and nephews!) I had to think hard about this one but here are a few things that creep me out - I guess I have a pretty strong stomach.

  1. Mouth stuff. Don't need to see the neat pictures of the inside of my mouth at the dentist, thank you very much.
  2. Underwater life, with the exception of mammals like whales and dolphins. Don't know why but sea life (even confined to a tank at the pet store, unless it's under 2 inches long) has always creeped me out.
  3. The sound of someone barfing or hacking makes me feel like I could puke.


Susanne said...

I've been wondering about the Indy movie. It's a toss up between that and IronMan for what we'll see this weekend.

We have our "Memorial Day" called Remembrance Day here in Canada on November 11. So it is quite set apart from any other kind of distraction including making it a long weekend.

gail@more than a song said...

We went to see the Indy movie Friday night...class Indy is right! I really enjoyed it; mostly all unbelievable stuff but just fun! He's getting a little slower and I thought at the end that they were really passing the torch with the hat thing, I guess that'll be decided later. Some of our group thought the end had some ET/Close Encounters stuff thrown in....I guess with Spielburg & Lucas that's not too far off!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Lots of bloggy goodness in this post! I use Google Reader, but haven't seen any share items from you yet... I don't have to do anything on my end, do I?

We haven't seen Indy yet, but plan to.

Ooh, vacation and the beach, with the puppy! Can't wait to hear about that. No advice, I haven't been able to convince my hubby to try a vacation or even night away with our doggie. I bet it all goes well, though!

I feel the same about Memorial day, it's more food and picnics and stuff than a remembrance. Our church did a really good session on it Sunday, complete with movie and a good sermon about sacrifice and loss.

Ooh, your sister has a blog? I'll have to hop on over and lurk some, LOL!

Katrina said...

"Mouth stuff" made me smile. :) And I've been enjoying reading your shared items. Reading your blog gives me a peek into what you're thinking and contemplating, and reading your shared items clues me in to what has touched or impacted you recently. I like both.