Thursday, August 15, 2013

Three Things

Welcome to Thursday, where it's time to share three things.  

Whatever happens to be on our minds at the moment. 

These things can be random, related, ridiculous, serious, germane, inane or whatever.

(Remember that three is just a suggestion.)

(Often the very creator of Three Things ignores her own suggestion.)

1.  This weekend I will join a few friends from Mathews High School's class of 1982 for a midnight cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk.  Norfolk is about an hour and a half away from Mathews, and the cruise ends at 2:30 a.m.  Chesapeake Bay Woman would like to state for the record that the last time she drove to Norfolk for anything that began at midnight and ended at 2:30 a.m. was this time:  N.E.V.E.R.   However, because there's this thing called YOLO, CBW is eagerly awaiting Saturday and is hoping sure she can stay awake, because the characters coming along will keep her laughing hysterically.

1b.  Although CBW has modeled her entire life after the concept of YOLO, always game for doing something fun even when she can provide thousands of reasons why she can't or shouldn't (such as the yard which is taking over her house and the myriad of home maintenance projects that require attention), she never knew there was an acronym for her lifestyle and her philosophy and was very pleased to be informed by her children that it stands for "You only live once."

1c.  CBW's children also informed her that she was the last person on the planet to know what YOLO means.  CBW blames her lack of TV watching and general isolation from mainstream anything for this state of affairs but is glad to learn there is a label for why she is going to Norfolk Saturday night for an event that begins at midnight.

2.  Daughter, who had never played volleyball before other than in the back yard and in a swimming pool on vacation, didn't make the volleyball team.  Instead she's running cross country, which she's never done either.  We've had to get up at Ohsodark:30 a.m. this week for practice, but it's all good.  She's trying a new sport, a new challenge which will put her in prime shape for basketball, and I'm very proud of her.

3.  We all survived Son's 18th birthday. Yes.  Multiple teens and one frazzled, dazed and confused mother all survived. I feel like I've lived nine lives in less than a week.  Twenty nine, to be more exact.  YOL29?

Now it's your turn to share three things, or more things.  If you can't think of anything to say, tell me how long ago (and how) you heard of YOLO, so I can know exactly how far behind the times I am.


Annie said...

Precisely 2 minutes ago, I was reading your post and wondering what on earth YOLO was. I am so glad you explained. It seems a great way to long as some people are doing responsible things some of the time!?

I am minding baby grand daughter, aged 2 and a bit. She seems quite a lot brighter than any of mine at the same age. A little scary!

I found the classic FM radio station on my phone last night, thanks to my dear sister's help on long distance skype...and how to find some free apps. My life will never be the same. Maybe. If my brain cells retain the information longer than 24 hours.

So glad you are going off to do something interesting...midnight to 2am would not quite be my forte, but have fun!

Happy 18th to CBW son!! He'll have to do some of his college in Australia, so you can come and visit!!

Meg McCormick said...

OMG, YOLO is so 2 years ago! Or so say my teenagers. They've stopped saying it, which is a blessing, because they used to say it ALL THE TIME.

That's one thing. The other two things I'd love to list here but this is a family website, so....

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it is because I retired from high school classrooms almost 10 years ago, but I had never heard of YOLO before your post, making me more out of it than you-if that's any comfort at all. You are far hipper than I for many reasons; most recent is your plan to attend a boating party at midnight. Sounds like it will fun and memorable!
I went to 3 high schools since Dad had career changes at that time, but if I ever were to attend a reunion, I'd far prefer it be held out on the water.

Anonymous said...

1. Sorry I can't make the cruise. Its my birthday weekend and all my kids are coming to Hudgins Saturday evening.

2. Never heard of YOLO.......I am never in the mainstream I am usually lost on some side creek.

3. After 10 more working days I am retiring!!!!

David D.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Annie, I'm so glad I am not the only one who had not heard, and whether CB Son goes to college in Australia or not, I'd still love to visit. After all...YOLO!

Meg, Daughter chuckled when I told her your response. That was her way of saying, "Yeah, Mom, I told you." But hey, at least I'm only *two* years behind the times! This is actually good news. (Signed, Still using a mouse with the laptop.)

LLC - I beg to differ, you are far hipper. Three high schools takes a lot of courage, and you came out with a great perspective on life and a great sense of humor. I'm relieved though, that you hadn't heard of YOLO either. It's actually fun to say, I use it now far too often, especially since I now know it's so passe. (Which makes me want to say it even more. YOLO!)

David D - Happy birthday weekend! Lucy S., Teresa F., Cindy C., Robin K. and Marcy C. are all going - we'll be sure to recognize your birthday appropriately. p.s. Congratulations on your retirement, that's fantastic. I hope your weekend is filled with a YOLO level of fun.