Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge


It has been a long time since I have participated, but I found these questions intriguing.
1.Describe your 30's in one sentence. If you're not yet 30 tell us one thing you hope to accomplish once you hit that particular decade.

 Baby 1, baby 2, baby 3, diapers, diapers, diapers, pre-school, regular school...

2. Is it harder for you to exercise or eat healthy?

I tend to eat healthy by nature, so I guess that makes exercise harder.  One day I may have to blog about my struggles with spinal issues these last several months.  That has made exercise difficult.

3. June 7th is National VCR Day. Huh? Anyway this reminded me of something I saw on Facebook listing household items we no longer have and the VCR was on it. I couldn't put my hands on that list, but found another list 
here of 21 items we all had ten years ago, but which are now obsolete-

bookshelves (WHAT!!???), drip coffee makers, alarm clocks, file cabinets, desktop computers, printers, printed phone books, answering machines, fax machines, paper shredders, a Rolodex, CD racks, CD burners, china cabinets, home phones, entertainment consoles, DVD players, calculators, takeout menus, incandescent light bulbs, and cable TV

Your thoughts? How many on the list do you still have? Still use?

This is the question that inspired me to participate this week. 

Bookshelves???  I do not have enough as it is.  I guess I should just throw my books away?

Where would I put all my china and crystal if I got rid of the china cabinet?  I was looking at a new build home and asked the sales person where you would put a china cabinet since there was no wall space and he said folks do not use those anymore.  I guess he eats a lot of carry-out pizza.

I stocked up on incandescent light bulbs before they stopped stocking them in stores.  I hate those new bulbs.  Some are even too large for the fixtures I need to use them in.

I got rid of the drip-coffee maker when I bought a Keurig.  

I no longer use an alarm clock, but I have one anyway.  It uses the atomic clock feature so it is always right.  Plus I can push a button on top in the dark and see the time on the ceiling.  Yeah, sometimes I wake up when it is still dark outside.

File cabinets?  I have paper files.  And they are in file drawers in my desk.  Duh!  There is some stuff you need to keep.

I am sitting here at my desktop computer with CD burner.  With a printer next to it - which has a fax that I never used.  And an answering machine that is part of the home phone.   The phone is part of my cable TV and internet package and costs me nothing.  Also in my office is a shredder.   And a rolodex.  The calculator is also on the desk.  I must be living in a time warp.

I have two CD racks, a DVD player, and an old VHS player in the basement.

Printed phone books and takeout menus are something I never use.

I guess I am just a dinosaur.  A Denisosaurus.

4. What's something you see disappearing in the next ten years?

What's left of common sense in this country.  See the stupid list above.  Just MHO.

5. How did you celebrate your birthday this past year? Is that typical?

My sons took me out to dinner.  I rarely go out for my birthday.   For my 30th my husband threw me a surprise party.  When I turned 50, my staff had a nice little party at work and two of my friends took me out for dinner with the cake and singing and the whole shebang.  One of the friends was a local sports celebrity so our table was the center of attention in the restaurant and the cake and singing was just a tad embarrassing.  I insisted on cooking for my 70th, so last year they told me well in advance that we were going out.  It was very nice.  This year I might cook again.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

I haven't been blogging this much since I started the blog.  I am sure some of you are getting sick of me, but we are in the home stretch for the European adventure and one-third of the way through the 100 books.  You are in for a reprieve soon.

Thanks to Joyce for hosting this blog hop.  Hop on over.

17 comments:

  1. I guess I'm a dinosaur because I have most of those things too.

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    1. I'm thinking that it is someone young who lives on a smartphone that came up with that list.

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  2. I'm a dinosaur in many ways too. I think people cook but don't do 'dining room dinners' anymore. It's all very casual. Young couples I know are definitely not picking out fine china like we did when we got married. My daughters would like to have some though, so aunts and grandmothers are passing theirs to them which I think makes it special.

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    1. We do dining room dinners and I was glad to see my son and his wife buy a dining room set for their formal dining room. My little grandson loves looking at the items in the china cabinet.

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  3. Wouldn't it be great to go back to our 30s at least for a day or two? Busy times raising kids, but what adventures those were! Someone still delivers a local phone book yearly here. I usually just put it in the recycle bin the same day it arrives. Seems like a waste of paper these days with so much able to be accessed online.

    betty

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    1. I was outside the day one of those phone books got delivered. I told the guy he was wasting paper and he said as long as they paid him he didn't care.

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  4. I am a dinosaur too! I loved your answer to "what is disappearing?"

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    1. I worry about what will happen when all of us rational thinking dinosaurs are gone.

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  5. Ha! I love your answer for #4! Common sense sure seems to be an endangered species, doesn't it? I agree about the bookshelves, too. I always seem to have far more books than I have shelves...even with donating quite a few to the library's used book sale every year. It's possible I may have a small hoarding problem when it comes to books. LOL

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    1. I donate books and then go to the used book sale and buy some more.

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  6. I too am part of the dinosaur club as I have most of those things as well. In fact I just paid to have my VCR repaired so I could watch all my VHS tapes.

    One thing I think will disappear is the proper use of the English language.

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    1. Oh, I think that has already disappeared. Plus no one knows how to spell anymore.

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  7. Looks like most of us are appalled at the bookshelf & china cabinet being on the list! Your answer to what will be gone in 10 years was perfect!!!

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    1. I need to get around to reading everyone's responses. Just too busy, but today I have a mostly free day to do so.

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  8. From one dinosaur to another, I so agree with your answers about that so-called obsolete list. I kinda feel sorry for those who don't have china and pretty dishes, don't you?

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    1. Young folks say they want a simpler life and then spend hundreds of dollars on a smartphone. Smart?

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  9. Thanks for finding the time to visit my blog. I'm also a dinosaur. I love your comment about common sense. There seems to be precious little of it around sometimes.

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