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Yes I did it but I was scared!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Last month I was in Phoenix and had the opportunity to do something that was on my bucket list BUT was a little scary!. Next step wake up at 4:00am and head to a private airport for a hot air balloon ride. Even though it was early – very early in fact – I was still a little nervous, my heart was pumping a little bit as was my partner (thanks M.D.) and as the balloons were being blown up I was amazed at how big these balloons are – which added to my anxiety a little bit.

What also made the experience very interesting was the captain calling 15 names and asked a few of us to stand aside and then called my name and asked us to follow him. As we were walking away from our balloon we were approaching another one and I asked him what was going on and he proceeded to tell us his balloon had a 4 foot rip in it and the balloon wasn’t going anywhere. I felt even more anxious as we got invited into his buddy’s basket and away we went.

Within seconds we were up in the air, it was very peaceful, beautiful, and the nervousness faded and turned into pure excitement!

What about you?

  • What have you done but were scared too?
  • What was the scariest thing you have ever done?
  • What is the scariest thing on your bucket list?

I look forward to reading your comments.

Time to go to a water park! Where am I going?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

It’s the middle of the summer – the weather is approaching 100 and you can be refreshed in any water park in the United States and yours truly can get you there in one minute and pay for you to get in. My question is where are you going?

  • Splashin’ Safari – Santa Claus, Ind?
  • Schlitterbahn – New Braunfels, Texas?
  • Noah’s Ark – Wisconsin Dells, Wis?
  • Great Wolf Lodge – Grapevine, Texas?
  • Water World – Denver, Colo?
  • Water Country – Williamsburg, Va?
  • Raging Waters – San Dimas, Calif?
  • White Water Park – Branson, Mo?

Your turn:

  • Is it one of those parks?
  • What is your favorite water park in the country?
  • Living in Texas all I hear about is Schlitterbahn – if you have been there, how great is it?
  • I look forward to reading your comments.

You won! My question is…

Monday, June 29th, 2015

A few weeks ago I was talking with a colleague (KVD) and asking her for a blog topic. As she was thinking about the answer I looked over her shoulder and saw a bunch of company awards and quickly thought that is the next blog topic! You won – my question is… what was the last thing you won?

Was it:

  • A company award?
  • A lottery ticket?
  • A bingo game?
  • The dot race at your last baseball game?
  • A sports trophy from when you were a child?
  • Money at a casino?
  • A bet with a friend?
  • Something else?

Your turn:

You Won!

Time to join me on Operation 30!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

I know you are probably wondering what this means? Is it a secret mission? Does the number 30 relate to age? No and no!

Are you like me and have way too many clothes? Do you tend to go shopping fairly often and rarely throw anything out? Well I am and finally got a little tired of looking at my closet and seeing a ton of clothes!

Take the Operation 30 challenge!

What I did was enter my closet and said I wasn’t leaving until I got rid of (donated) 30 different items! I didn’t care if the process would take 30 minutes or 5 hours, I wasn’t leaving the closet until I had 30 items that would no longer be in my wardrobe!

A few quick things – don’t be cute, a pair of socks and shoes is one item not two! When you enter the closet it makes sense to have a few trash bags to put all the items nice and neatly in!

I think you are ready! Please join me in Operation 30!

This took me 54 minutes because I found myself trying on a number of items. I donated a bunch of workout shorts and bathing suits and had a blast!

  • Please join me and let me know if you enjoyed the experience.
  • The oldest thing you donated was?
  • What were most items that you gave away?

I look forward to reading your comments.

Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down…Time to take a fun quiz and let me know.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Please let me know is it thumbs up or thumbs down on these people.

I’m looking forwarding to reading your comments!

Click Here to Take The Quiz.

How well do you know Ben Affleck?

Friday, May 1st, 2015

I must admit I am a fan of Ben Affleck. Perhaps it is his acting or directing ability or because he is from Boston. Regardless, I hope you will enjoy taking a quick and fun quiz about Ben.

As usual, the quiz will be timed so no need to use the web or call any friends for help!

Click Here to Take The Quiz.

On Which College Campus Was This Movie Filmed?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Do you ever watch a movie and try to figure out where the movie was filmed? Well, I do that all the time and I’m always curious on where movies are filmed especially when it comes to colleges and universities.
Today’s quiz might be one of my all-time favorite blog posts. I truly hope you have as much fun with it as I did.

As always, the quiz will be timed so no need to get any help from friends or the internet. The answers will be posted in a few weeks.


Click Here to Take The Quiz.

What Do You Like To Do Alone?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

A few weeks ago I was traveling and had some free time at night. Rather than sit in my hotel room I decided to go to a sporting event. This may sound normal for me except that…I went to the game alone!

This got me to thinking about what activities people like to or are comfortable doing alone.

Please take a quick little quiz and let me know your thoughts!

Click Here to Take The Quiz.

I look forward to reading your comments.

Lasting the Test of Time is Very Hard…but Not for These People

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

To some, lasting the test of time is the greatest compliment that one could give. To be as popular as you once were, to be as good of an athlete as you once were, to be as good an actor/actress as you get older or to even to gain more popularity the older you get as a singer!

Many people fail at this. They can be a one trick pony with a hit or an amazing year or two but then they are never the same.

I was thinking about this a few weeks ago when I saw Betty White doing an interview on TV. She still has that fresh look with a happy go-lucky personality and seems to always have a smile on her face. Having just turned 93…she is probably as popular as she has ever been!

Not many people can win the test of time!

I thought it would be fun to build of list of people who have been able to do that! Who has been at the top of their games for years?!

Besides Betty White, here are a few of my thoughts:

  • Jimmy Buffet – even at almost 70 years old seems to not be slowing down in popularity or on stage!
  • Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs – year after year they seem to always be in the championship conversation even though their superstars are getting up there in years!
  • Jack Nicholson – I still love seeing Jack on the big screen. He seems to always be able to work when he wants and the type of films that he wants to do

    Now it’s your turn!

    I look forward to reading your comments.

Time for a Quick and Fun Quiz About The King: Elvis Presley

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

A couple weeks ago would have marked the king’s 80th birthday! His music and memory has lived on for decades and will forever. I thought it would be fun to have you enjoy a quick quiz about the great Elvis Presley:

As always, the quiz will be timed so no need to get any help from friends or the internet. The answers will be posted in a few weeks.


Click Here to Take The Quiz.