Wednesday Hodgepodge – end of April and beyond

1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Has your April been filled with showers? Do you carry an umbrella, wear a slicker, or make a run for it? Besides rain, what else has filled your April?

Honestly, we had very little rain in April. We had about a ten minute downpour Sunday evening and that brought some cool weather. I do typically carry a small umbrella in my car but if it’s not a deluge and I’m just running in somewhere, I run for it.

My April has been filled with baseball! The boys have about three games a week (total) and practices one day a week so that plus getting red clay stains out of baseball pants and it’s been quite the April theme.

2. What’s something you could you give a 30-minute presentation on at a moment’s notice and with zero preparation?

OMG, probably a bunch of stuff: how to start running when you have no idea what to do, Pro wrestling, metal music, the Batman comics universe, BBC Sherlock, and probably a lot more.

3. Share with us a favorite food memory from childhood.

I don’t know why this came to me but in the mall we went to frequently in Hollywood, Florida, there was a German deli/restaurant and I remember getting potato salad and these flat stick candies that sort of tasted like less sweet gum. But the best was when we got German bologna and my mom got it in one, like, inch thick slice. I called it “chunky baloney” and instead of having slices on a sandwich she just chunked it up and that was my lunch. I really enjoyed that. I tried to find a pic but it’s long gone.

4. What’s a song you thought you knew the lyrics to, but later discovered you were wrong?

Tough one… I couldn’t think of any I personally messed up but my husband is notorious for that. One Lagwagon song in particular has a line that goes “a costume you can’t take off.” Ash thought he said, “In a cartoon you can’t take off” and he always pictured an animated character trying to fly but couldn’t. LOL.

5. According to one travel website, the most overrated tourist attractions in America are-
Niagara Falls (NY), Hollywood Walk of Fame (California), Times Square (NYC), Epcot (FL), Seattle Space Needle (WA), and Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market (Boston). How many of these have you seen in person? Did you feel like a tourist? Did you care? Tell us about a place (not on the list) you’ve visited that might be considered a tourist trap, but you love it anyway

I have been to Niagra Falls, Times Square, and EPCOT. Honestly, I didn’t find them overrated at all. I love EPCOT anyway but there were interesting things to see at the others for sure. You just have to be open to finding that one small thing that’s cool.

I once went to South of the Border, which is a total tourist trap. But I enjoyed it. however, I was also in 8th grade so the store with the nunchukas and throwing stars were really near.

6. Your signature clothing item?

Is it a black t-shirt with a band or wrestler on it? That’s me.

7. What’s an experience you’ve had you think everyone should experience at least once? Why?

I am not a thrill-seeker in any sense of the term so I think it makes it even more fair for me to say zip-lining. I enjoyed it immensely and thought it was such a thrilling and life-affirming experience.22347447251_cd0a483107_z.jpg

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Yesterday, I found myself wanting – just this unimaginable desire for, what’s the word? Wanderlust?  I want to go to the beach. I want to eat at restaurants I’ve never tried. We have no weekend plans and I want something to magically come up. I want to lay out in the sun while drinking a beer. It’s difficult to explain the feeling but I guess it was one of unrest. I didn’t want to be at work and I coudln’t pull myself from the funk. Like the line from one of my fave movies Captain Ron, “It’s just a little squall; they come on you fast and they leave you fast.” About an hour after I began feeling anxious and antsy and unable to really sit at my  desk, I was back to my normal level-headed self. And today, I am feeling just fine. I don’t know what that was but I am glad it has passed!

I also woke up singing this song and it couldn’t be more accurate. Except I’m not a hillbilly rock star. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – end of April and beyond

  1. I’ll have that Kenny Chesney song stuck in my head all day long now. 🙂 The only time I went zip-lining was on a cruise ship a few years back…would love to go, again!

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