There’s not always enough things to do on vacation, and certainly dear reader, as you can obviously tell, blogging isn’t high on my to-do list. With the silly season approaching (Thanksgiving/Christmas) and me getting my last vacation of 2020 out of the way (I still have 3 more weeks of vacation that have to be used before April 2021), I’m already debating whether or not I want to tackle the Holidailies conundrum. I’ve tried it a couple of times but was never very prolific. I know of several people that have been successful in it; perhaps with COVID being the catalyst, I’ll have a muse or interest in doing it this year. We’ll see.
Honestly, I’m not huge on memes, but this one caught my eye on a blog that I follow infrequently. It snowed here this morning, so I can’t rake leaves, so I thought I’d spend a little time getting you to know me better. What’s the harm in that, right? A little laughter, a little sharing, and who knows, you might want to try it yourself. Anyway, here goes. Enjoy!
- Been Married – Just celebrated my 27th anniversary
- Fell in love – Several times
- Skipped school – A few times when I was in college, usually when I had a test, I didn’t wish to take.
Watched someone give birth
- Watched someone die – My mother, in 1989. Not something I’d like to do again, tyvm.
- Been to Canada – Niagara Falls, Ontario. Witnessed the Canadian Snowbirds do a flyby of the falls on our last day in town.
- Ridden in an ambulance – Both the back and the front.
Been to Hawaii
- Been to Europe – Flew into Amsterdam, Netherlands, took a bus through the Netherlands and Belgium to West Germany in 1983.
Been to Las Vegas
- Been to Washington D.C. – Several times, class trips both High School & College.
Been to Texas
- Visited Florida – With family and in college.
Visited Mexico Seen the Grand Canyon in person Flown in a helicopter Been on a cruise
- Served on a jury – Local trial, alleged assault. Acquitted the defendant.
- Danced in the rain – Many times, many storms.
Been to California
- Been to New York – NYC? I used to live 90 miles north of the city and have relatives that still live there. I presently live in the Finger Lakes region.
- Played in the band/orchestra in school – Both.
- Sang in the church choir – Up and just past my epiphany about organized religion. Not since.
- Sang karaoke – A few times when I was younger. Not since about age 25.
- Laughed so much you cried – Robin Williams. Nuff said.
Laughed so hard you peed
- Caught a snowflake on your tongue – Every winter.
- Had a pet(s) – Cats only. My brother had a golden retriever when we were young. My wife had a cockatiel that lived to be 29.
- Been sledding on a big hill – The house where I grew up had a large hill in the front yard. I still have the family toboggan.
- Been downhill skiing – I tried it once. Walking pigeon-toed, for some reason, doesn’t allow you to ski downhill successfully. Who knew?
Been water skiing
- Been Ice Skating – I still have my skates.
- Rode on a motorcycle – In my youth, and someday again.
Traveled to all 50 states
- Jumped out of a plane
- Been to a drive-in movie – Roosevelt Drive-In, Hyde Park, NY
Rode an elephant
- Rode a Horse – And been stepped on by one.
- Been on TV – Local cable television, Poughkeepsie, NY
- Been in the newspaper – Several times for non-nefarious reasons
- Been on the radio – Newsreader, WMCR; Poughkeepsie, NY
- Stayed in the hospital alone – Westchester Medical Center, elective surgery, 1978.
- Gotten a piercing – Ear piercings. Long since closed.
Gotten a tattoo
- Driven a stick shift vehicle – 1990 Ford Escort LX. My first car, though I didn’t know how to drive it; my Dad had to drive it home from the dealership. I soon learned, and then sold it a couple of years later and bought a used 1987 Ford Bronco II.
Been scuba diving
- Lived on your own – Several years.
Rode in the back of a police car Got a speeding ticket
- Broken a bone – I dropped a laptop on my pinky toe.
- Gotten stitches – Best friend growing up hit me in the ear with a 5-iron by accident.
- Traveled Alone – I was bumped from a flight in Atlanta, and my college choir left without me. I flew first class to Denver in 1990 and slept the whole way.