Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday Coffee Chat: Have You Ever

Rory Bore at Ink Interrupted hosts the Tuesday Coffee Chat, and this week she asks the question, Have you ever?  A series of questions to answer.  Let's see who gets the most.

Have you ever:  

1.   Got lost in an amusement park?

No, but i have managed to lose a child in every Kingdom at Walt Disney World.  Yes, every one of them has been lost there at least once.

2.   Shared a meal with your pet.    Drive thru acceptable.

If feeding the pet under the table on the sly counts, then yes.

3.   Scuba dived in the ocean.

Never had the pleasure of learning to scuba dive, although it would be fun to try someday.

4.  Saved someone who was in danger.    

We had a boy in the preschool who was highly allergic to nuts.  On a field trip, where we didn't have access to his epi pen because it was back at the school, Bigger Girl noticed there were pecans in the cookies being given out, and i managed to get to him just in time to stop him from taking one.  Not very dramatic, perhaps, but the child would swell up if a friend ate a PB&J and then didn't wash up before playing tag with him, so i hate to think of what could have happened had he taken a bite of that cookie.  A trip to the ER in an ambulance is exciting, but not how you want to end your school field trip.

5.   Sang karaoke.  (before alcohol, 2 bonus points)

No, i don't sing except at church, and then only because no one can really hear me anyway in the crowd.  My way of helping the choir Sweetie is in is by not being in it with him.

6.   Seen a pyramid.  (1 point for each step climbed)

No pyramids, but i've seen the Parthenon and Carthage and the Colosseum, and i've climbed old towers and church domes in parts of Europe where they let you do that.

7.    Went camping in a tent.

The camps we went to had cabins, so i've only had a tent in the back yard.  While i'm not quite like Grandma, who thinks roughing it is a hotel without room service, i'm not sure i would want to do much camping now.

8.   Won a contest for a big prize.  (no, toys in Happy Meals don't count)

The only contest i ever won was a radio contest where i knew the answer to the trivia question and won a CD.  Hardly a big prize, but it was nice to win something for once.

9.   Eaten a strange food.   Broccoli is not a strange food.

There were times when in Europe that i did not ask what i was eating.  Most of it tasted good, and none of it killed me, so it couldn't have been that strange.

10.   Pulled a prank you were later sorry about.

While i've pulled a couple of April Fool pranks on my brothers when i was younger, i do not regret them.  Short-sheeting beds is not something to regret.

11.  Went on an African Safari.

No, i've never had the pleasure of an African Safari.

12.   Met a celebrity (TV, Movie, Music, Sports, Arts)

We have met John Goodman, and a few local celebrities, mainly sports figures famous for their exploits at the local uni.

13.  Been on TV or the radio.

Yes, i've called in to radio stations a couple of times and talked to the DJs and it was broadcast.  TV, i was interviewed for a newscast once and got my thirty second clip on the news.  That's about as much as i want, thank you.

14.   Been in a fight.   

Yelling match, yes.  Actual fight, with fists swinging, no.

15.   Fallen asleep while talking on the phone.

While i've wanted to a couple of times, no, i haven't fallen asleep while talking on the phone.

If you want to join in the chat and answer the questions, grab the button from Ink Interrupted and link up!

In other news, a shout out to #2 Son:  Happy Birthday!  You are 20, you've left your teens, but you are still my little stinker!

Today is:

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Tuesday:  Unique Names Day, a day to appreciate friends, acquaintances, and loved ones with unique names

Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Girls Write Now Day -- on International Women's Day, encouraging girls as the makers of future history to put pen to paper and make their voices heard

Global Marathon For, By, and About Women in Engineering and Technology -- three days of Global "Town Meetings" to connect girls and women and support them in the fields of engineering and technology

International Women's Day -- also celebrated as:
     Day for Women's Rights and International Peace -- UN
     Mother's Day -- Afghanistan; Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Kazakhstan; Kosovo; Laos; Macedonia; Montenegro; Republic of Moldova; Russia; Serbia; Slovenia; Tajikistan; Vietnam

Maha Shivaratri -- Hindu (festival of Shiva; local observances and government official days off will vary)

National Peanut Cluster Day

National Proofreading Day -- to promote accuracy in written messages

Revolution Day -- Syria

St. John of God's Day (Patron of alcoholics, bookbinders, booksellers, dying people, firefighters, heart patients, hospitals, hospital workers, nurses, publishers, printers, sick people; Tultepec, Mexico; against alcoholism, bodily ills and sickness)

Anniversary Today:

Harry Hamlin marries Nicollette Sheridan, 1991

Birthdays Today:

Marcia Newby, 23, 1988
Bob, Clint, and Dave Moffatt, 1984
Kat Von D, 1982
James Van der Beek, 1977
Freddie Prinze, Jr., 1976
Kathy Ireland, 1963
Camryn Manheim, 1961
Aidan Quinn, 1959
James Edward "Jim" Rice, 1953
Carole Bayer Sager, 1947
Micky Dolenz, 1945
Lynn Redgrave, 1943
Susan Clark, 1940
Raynoma Gordy Singleton, 1937
Cyd Charisse, 1923
Alan Hale, Jr., 1921
Claire Trevor, 1909
Louise Beavers, 1902
Kenneth Grahame, 1859
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1841
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, 1714

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Mary, Mary"(Play), 1961
Symphony No. 2 in D major(Sibelius Op. 43), 1901
"Don Quixote"(Straus Op. 35), 1898
"Emilia Galotti"(Play), 1772

Today in History:

William Claxton completes his translation from French into English of Mirror of the World; as England's first printer, he will soon turn this into England's first illustrated print book, 1481
John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in what will be the United States, 1655
Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1702
Thomas Paine's "African Slavery in America," the first article in the U.S. calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery is published, 1775
Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians, 1782
The New York Stock Exchange is founded, 1817
The first train crosses the first US railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, 1855
Everett Horton of Connecticut patents a fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes, 1887
International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, 1911
Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India, 1930
Daytona Beach Road Course holds their first oval stock car race, 1936
Phyllis M Daley is the first black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign, 1945
Ghana joins the United Nations, 1957
The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4, 1978
Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time, 1979
Martina Navratilova becomes the 1st tennis player to earn $10 million, 1986
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing, 1999
The first comprehensive map of the debris field of the RMS Titanic is revealed, 2012


  1. Well that was fun. I've done some of those and not others.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  2. When I was a kid (nine) I got lost at Disneyland and thought I'd be living there forever. Unfortunately, my parents found me.

  3. Welp, I have tasted cat food before. Does that count as sharing a meal?

  4. Fun to read your answers and consider what mine would be. Then ponder upon a relatively uneventful life. And that's not always a bad thing!

  5. You ought to try karaoke. It's a real thrill, even if you suck.


  6. Oh, that was a close call! Good thing you did stop him. The school now insists that ever child who requires an epi pen, to wear it on their person on a belt clip thing. If they try to enter the classroom without it - they are sent home to get it. Harsh perhaps, but I bet it has saved lives too.
    John Goodman - love him!! Honestly he was the best part of that Rosanne show. I think back yard tenting counts - it's not so much location, as the fact that you are sleeping in a tent. Hopefully rain clouds didn't settle over you, like they do to us! :)

  7. Great answers, my friend. Glad you found the kids at the Park! Yikes. I am surprised you haven't eaten strange food there in LA. I know down yonder (as Grampy would say) there are a lot of unique foods.

  8. Half the food down here is considered "strange" by the rest of the world.