Thursday, December 10, 2009

Three-Thing Thursday

Welcome to a three-ring circus Three-Thing Thursday, where we each share three things (or more, the number is as arbitrary as anything else written here). It's sort of like show and tell, except there's no showing involved.

The three things can be related, as mine are today, or they may be entirely unrelated, like most of my sentences and paragraphs.

Here we go:

1. Saturday night at 6:00 is the Mathews Lighted Christmas Parade at the court house. This is probably my favorite land-based parade, and I've been to my fair share of parades.

2.a. That same evening, there's a lighted boat parade at Yorktown. The boat parades are always fun, always beautiful and sometimes good for a laugh (see #3 below), but I must attend the Mathews land parade. It's tradition.

2.b. The first time I attended the Yorktown boat parade was from the Gloucester Point side of the river. One really big boat--all decked out in sparkly lights, replete with blow-up Santa Clauses and extremely drunk inebriated individuals--ran aground just inside Sarah's Creek. This is where the laughter part of a boat parade comes in. The sight of raucous people in a big boat adorned with blow-up Santa Clauses running aground is really a sight to be seen. By the way, I love the word raucous.

3. I went to the DMV (Division of Motor Vehicles) two times in one week for the exact same transaction--and almost had to come back a third time. This is after I had tried three times via internet and twice by phone to complete said transaction. On the last trip in person, I actually had to use vacation time. Because everyone wants to spend their vacation in the DMV, right?

But this, dear reader, is a story for another time.

So, there are my three things. Now it's your turn. Have at it.


Bayman said...

Every day is "Three Ring" at the new AB-Inbev.

They haven't cut the heat on in the warehouse yet. I doubt they will.

I wish I could retire today.

WV: noess...saw noess over at big head's the other day.

Kate said...

Oh man, thursday already? Okay fine then.

1. Christmas is 2 weeks away. Cripes!

2. Mr. Kate only has two finals left before a 6 week brake from school and I am so excited to spend extra time with him!!

3. It's thursday already?

WV: sesouter. What your brother wonders on the way to the bathroom "sesouter there yet?"

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Oh, you know what a big fan I am of the DMV. Don't - DON'T! - get me started.

My three things are coffee, a chocolate croissant, and macadamia nuts.
WV: noneacia. What Bayman may have contracted when visiting with noess. (Cure: apply lime!)

Ann Marie said...

1. I need to get my fat arse off the computer and on a tread mill.

2. I don't even own a treadmill. I need to. will go do the beach thing instead.

3. I came home.

Mrs F with 4 said...

1. Mother and step-father just left. In-laws arrive in 10 days. For three WEEKS.

2. Much cleaning, shopping, wrapping, baking needs to be done before then.

3. Somewhat hampered by being back on crutches. And Mr F is in Manila. Philippines, not envelope. Though that is quite tempting. At least he would be tidy.

ghostless said...

60 mph winds and sleet at my old now ex home! HA! HA!

Only 10 minutes from a grocery store...not an hour! Yipee!

Level ground with no rocks to turn my arthritic ankles on! WoooHooo!

Someone remind me of all these new simple pleasures when it's broiling hot and I am hiding from the lightning storms!

Mental P Mama said...

LOL @ Bayman;) Big Head... And I need to know: will there be Shriners there?

big hair envy said...

"Big Head" here! Bayman cracks me up!!!

1. Had dinner with Noe Noe and the Church Ladies last night.

2. Mexican food tends to blow a week of dieting right out of the water. It was worth it.

3. Wish we could come to the parade. If Staunton gets crappy weather Saturday, you just might see us;)

WV: "airmater" I'm not even going to go there...

Daryl said...

Amazingly I spilled/knocked over THREE (3) Full cups of HOT coffee this morning and then decided a bottle of water was safer. The bottle I picked out of the bazillion bottles we have in our office pantry was defective, I am now sorry I didnt photograph it .. no, I opened it without noticing the top, the neck, was twisted and so when opened it spilled ... I am not drinking anything else all day ... seriously my WV is rodon ... clearly a sign to: rod on .. so I wlll .. rodding on ...

Caution Flag said...

1. Going to one of husband's many work parties tonight.
2. It doesn't seem right to have so many parties for a company that isn't feeling too great these days.
3. I despise most parties - especially those where he knows everyone and I don't know a single soul.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

1. I am so excited that my niece is coming over to help with our fam-damily dinner preparations. She's 20, and for her to willingly ask to help just warms the cockles of my heart.

2. I'm seriously worried about spending 2 glorious (?) weeks of winter holidays with my family - if some people's behaviours don't improve radically, this could turn into more of a cage match.

And you gotta know that I'll be the last one standing.

3. I wonder how many of anti-anxiety meds one can take before one crosses the abyss from 'sedate' to 'hibernacious'?

(what? that's not a word?)(don't care)

Grandma J said...

Oh, the DMV...and the boat going raucous-ly aground. I've experienced both. Just substitute the blow up Santa with a blow up Mickey Mouse.

1. My own trip to the DMV which isn't called the know what I mean.

2. Explaining to your neighbor why a stuffed bear, a ceramic chicken(with shop-worn damage) and a rubber crab squeeky toy are all seated at your dining room table with wine glasses and name place holders.

3. Convince the officer from Senior Health Services that your neighbor IS THE ONE with mental problems.

Now excuse me while I go break up a fight over the remote between a ceramic chicken and a rubber crab.

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Anonymous said...

OK. I just came back to read the comments, and had to leave another one. WV: sting True story! I believe this WV is a day late for its appropriate post!!!!

Oh, and BvonB....she said 'cockles'....bwahahahahaha!!

No, I'm not drinking. Yet.

Big Hair Envy said...

That post was not Anonymous. It was from Big Head.

Is it Friday yet?

Annie said...

I guess I could say..I did have a sinus infection, I still have one, I wish I didn't have one!

But I should say

1. It is such fun being with the family, even when you are sick.

2. It is good to be getting better a little each day.

3. I even escaped down to a bookstore today. Hooray!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I absolutely love reading your comments, but especially on Three Ring Circus Thursday!

LOVE the comments.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

p.s. Annie- I don't mean to say that I love to hear that you've been sick. Am very sorry to hear that, but at least you're with your family and that always helps. Hope you continue to improve--quickly.

Country Girl said...

1. It's late as I write this and I should be in bed.

2. I am so glad that tomorrow is Friday.

3. I've got to find something to wear to the faculty holiday party on Saturday night. It's held at the awesome (and historic) home of one of our librarians and I love it there. They even have a little mini wine cellar.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

1- i'm late posting but what else is new?
2- i made candy yesterday and yes it has calories and yes i ate some and yes i am on a diet and yes i do not care.
3- i have way too many things going on!

foolery said...

1. No snow, but at least the thermometer reads above freezing now.

2. Rain. We need rain.

3. Watched the chickens running around the yard a lot this week. Ever seen chickens on a mission, running full steam toward nothing? True comedy.