Wednesday, March 4, 2015
1. 'In like a lion, out like a lamb'...does the first part of this saying describing March weather ring true where you live?
March most definitely came in like a lion. We had 8” of snow Sunday. I’m so hopeful that we won’t have to wait until the 31st to have lamb-like weather.
2. March 4th is National Grammar Day. What common grammatical error bothers you the most?
It might be easier to share which one bothers me the least although a couple at the top of the list would be “your vs you’re” and “of” instead of “have” (as in “I could of danced all night”). In addition to being a weather geek, I’m a grammar geek, too.
3. William Arthur Ward says- 'The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.' Which one are you?
All of the above, depending on the situation. Sometimes I’m all three with the same situation.
4. What's something you need to 'march forth and conquer' this month?
Filing our state tax return. Turbo Tax offers free e-filing for federal returns, which we definitely take advantage of. But we refuse to pay to have our state returns e-filed … especially since the Illinois Department of Revenue offers free online filing. It’s rather a pain to have to re-enter all the numbers, compounded by the fact that we owe taxes to the state. I’ve been putting it off, but I need to get it done.
5. An ongoing debate around here...do you dust first, then vacuum or vacuum first, then dust? Of the two routine household chores, which do you dislike the least? How's that for wording?
Dusting … if only because vacuuming is DH’s responsibility. Besides, it seems like as I finish up dusting, the furniture that was dusted first is ready to be dusted again.
6. According to thrilllist.com, the ten most photographed sites in the U.S.A. are-Cinderella's Castle in Orlando, Southernmost House in Key West Florida, The Space Needle in Seattle, The Site of the Boston Massacre in Boston, The Bellagio Lake/fountains in Las Vegas, The Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, Coit Tower in San Francisco, The Art Institute of Chicago, Niagara Falls, and snagging the number one spot-The Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
How many on this list have you photographed? Which on the list would you most like to visit and photograph?
I’ve photographed the Art Institute of Chicago (back before the days of digital cameras, so who knows where that photo is now), and of course I’ve photographed Cinderella’s Castle (in 2008 and in 2013 … and hopefully again some day before the Ts all grow up).I didn’t even know about the Southernmost House when we visited Key West … I did photograph the Southernmost Point while we were there … is that close enough? ha! If we get back to the Keys (and I hope we do), we’ll have to check it out. We dream of visiting Boston and DC, but we just can’t seem to pull ourselves away from Hilton Head when it comes time to plan a trip.
7. Fifty years ago Monday (March 2, 1965) The Sound of Music premiered at the Rivoli Theatre in NYC. Have you seen the film? Do you own a copy? On a scale of 1-10 how much do you love it (or not)? Ten=best movie ever. If you're a fan, what's your favorite scene or song from the movie?
I’ve seen snippets of TSoM and am familiar with it. I’m not a fan of musicals, so I doubt if I’ll ever see it from beginning to end.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I’m now on Day Three of the “crud”. While it may be keeping me from doing too much of anything (including getting a good night’s sleep), it’s not keeping me from making progress on T#3’s quilt.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!