Pokemon Go...your thoughts? Are you playing? Do you even know what it is?
I don't know all the ins and outs of the game, but I do know it involves people running in pairs and groups all while looking down at their phones as opposed to where they are and what's right in front of them. Do we really need more of this? Ugh!
We were downtown Saturday night trying to figure out why in the world there were so many phone 'zombies' in the crowd. More phone zombies than usual I mean, and it finally dawned on us they were playing Pokemon Go. It was super creepy.
2. What was something you collected as a child? Do you still have that collection? If you're a parent what's something your own children collected? Have you ever camped out, stood in a crazy long queue, or paid a ridiculous sum for a 'collectible'?
I don't think I intentionally collected anything as a child, unless maybe Little Kiddles count. Sadly I don't have them anymore. When I had my own babies I collected Beatrix Potter figurines and used them in my nursery. I do have several saved for my grandbabies.
My girls collected Beanie Babies (to play with, not to retire on), Pokemon Cards (a short lived fascination), and American Girl Dolls (I'd still be dressing them every day if I could get away with it). I have a bin full of Beanie Babies, a couple decks of Pokemon cards stashed somewhere, and an entire collection of American Girl Dolls, clothes, and furniture packed away for my future grandgirls.
I never camped out or ran all over town for a particular 'fad' for my girls, and never paid more than the regular price for a collectible.
3. 'Collect moments, not things'...tell us about a moment you've added to your collection this summer.
I've really enjoyed spending time with my Daughter2 this summer. She's a teacher, and this is the first summer she hasn't had a job or school of some sort during the break. Back in June I started a list called Mom and Daughter 2's Most Excellent Summer Adventure and everytime we thought of something we'd like to do together I'd add it to the list.
Yesterday we did some outlet shopping, but my favorite is when she walks over late afternoon for a cup of tea on the balcony. We've had some really nice talks, and doing nothing with my girls is my favorite. Grown up girls are the best.
4. What's something collecting dust in your home right now? Any plans to do something about it?
My blog? It sure feels like it needs a thorough dusting off, but these days I'm doing good to get the Hodgepodge posted. I'm really hoping once we're moved I can get back to writing about more than why I'm not writing.
My rental furniture doesn't get dusted all that often. Gonna be honest and say I'm not highly motivated to dust just now. My plan there is to return it, and rest assured I'll dust it all before it goes back.
5. A favorite song relating to time?
There's quite a few on my list of favorites that relate in some way to time, but I'm going with Give Me Just A Little More Time by Chairman of the Board. Beach music at it's finest and this song in particular takes me back to college days the minute that first note plays-
6. What's been your most frightening or your most interesting encounter with wildlife?
Hmmm...my most frightening was probably the time a dog attacked my Daughter2. We were visiting my mom and were standing in front of her house when a neighbor walking her dog (off lead) stopped to chat. We all knew this dog, he'd never ever been aggessive, was always friendly, nothing to worry about.
My girls were about 5 and 7 and my 8 year old niece was there too, and we were literally just standing there when the dog went into a sudden and unprovoked rage. I cannot tell you how fast it happened, but it was terrifying. I honestly thought the dog had taken off her nose, there was so much blood. She did end up with a small scar (to add to her collection-hi Daughter2!) and also a healthy sense of caution when approaching dogs from that day forward. Still makes me shiver when I remember the moment.
7. On July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong set his foot down on the moon. If you could travel to the moon would you go? Why or why not?
No. There's not enough Dramamine in the world to fly me to the moon. I'm truly thrilled there are explorers, astronauts, brave men and women who push the boundaries of space and time to show us what's out there. I'm just not one of them.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
My west coast daughter1 will be here for a visit before summer is through, and we are so excited! I was out there in May, but she hasn't seen her sister or hubs since Christmas.
Christmas! I know!