Thursday, October 16, 2008
Earlier in the summer, I took this picture of the shoreline from the public landing. The public landing is on public land for use by the public of Mathews, of which I am a member. That dock is not public, but I was definitely not trespassing, just my camera lens. If they want to arrest my camera, I'll have to get ugly and fight them tooth and nail.
I realize I mentioned the word "tooth" above, but I promise I'm not going to talk anymore about dentists, teeth, anxiety and fear. Well, I promise to never talk about teeth again.
Today I'll finally respond to a meme sent to me by Rob at inukshukadventure. Please take a peak over there and check out the great photos. Did you know Canada's Thanksgiving was earlier this week? Head on over and read all about it.
(A) Four places I go over and over again:
1. "Big"(that's relative) grocery store (Food Lion)
2. Other independent grocery store (Best Value)
3. The convenience store for gas (Zooms or Get-n-Zip, aka Beef Jerky Central)
4. Wal-Mutant-for cat food only. And then I walk out $100 dollars later with a cart full of stuff I have absolutely no need for. You know, stuff like $3 shirts that I'll never wear and might use for a dust rag. Or hickory chips on clearance for fifty cents that will sit in my closet for, oh, seven years now because (a) I've forgotten about them or (b) I don't possess a charcoal grill. Still, for fifty cents I couldn't afford NOT to get them. Or could I.....
(B) Four people who e-mail me regularly:
1. Middle Sister
2. Younger Sister
3. Hallieford Friend (I need to do a post on her and her restaurant in the near future. Hallieford Friend? Tell me when I can come by for some pictures of the old G.A. camp.)
4. The Internet Police, who say if they charged me a penny for every hour I spent on-line, we could bail out Wall Street and send $100 to every family in the United States to jump-start the economy.
(C) Four of my favorite places to eat:
1. Cheesecake Factory (closest one is in Richmond, 75 miles away)
2. Bangkok Noi in Gloucester County (Yes, folks, there is Thai food in Gloucester County.)
3. Mumma's house next door (She can make a feast out of what appears to be an empty cupboard and icebox.)
4.The now-defunct Payne's Frosty Freeze (currently Lynne's) in Mathews. I am going to have to write an entire post on this topic, it is so deserving. The cheeseburgers were out of this world, and please don't get me started on the ice cream cones.
(D) Four places I'd rather be:
1. In front of a laptop with high speed internet instead of a dial-up dinosaur
2. Hiking the Grand Canyon;
3. Perusing paperwork from my paying job that says, "Go ahead, Chesapeake Bay Woman, retire early and don't ever worry about working again. We'll pay you to sit home and blog. And nap. Actually we already pay you to nap here at work, so that will be nothing new."
4. Watching the maids, chefs, exterminators, landscapers, and swimming pool keepers tend to my house and yard and anything else that may require attention. (I don't have a pool, but I would in my fantasy world as long as I didn't have to maintain it.)
(E) Four TV shows I could watch over and over:
1. All in the Family reruns
2. Carol Burnett reruns
3. Everybody Loves Raymond reruns
4. Jon and Kate Plus 8. I have no real explanation for that last one, but I am spellbound every time I watch that show. I think it’s because I am so unorganized and often feel so inadequate with only two children, and this woman handles twins and sextuplets. She makes every single perfectly organic meal they eat. Her house is perfectly uncluttered. She’s not an alcoholic. She hasn’t killed her husband. I just don’t get it.
(F) Four people I think will respond:
I'd really like my one or two readers to pick one or more topics above and answer here in the comment section. Help yourself. Or not, whatever tickles your fantasy. (My friend from Finland used to say that, instead of fancy; she also used to say that she couldn't trust someone with a ten-foot pole. This, too, is a topic for another day. A really good topic, by the way.)
Grandma J. has also tagged me for a meme (or a moomoo as she calls it). I'll try and get the answers up tomorrow or the next day. In Chesapeake Bay Woman-speak, tomorrow or the next day = sometime in the near future, where near future may = Calendar Year 2008, but you shouldn't trust that with a ten-foot pole.