Quick Hits

I don’t have a particular topic for today’s post. This is going to be a post of quick hits. I’m sharing some stuff that’s on my mind that either doesn’t merit a full post or might but I don’t feel like writing it.

My shoulders hurt. I don’t know if I’m sleeping on them in a weird way but they bother me when I’m awake.

I could really go for an Orange Julius right now.

Thanks to an Audible promotion in which I got 3 books for 2 credits, I now own all three books in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy plus ‘The Hobbit’. If you’ll recall, one of my goals for this year was to read those books and now I have acquired the final two that I had been missing previously.

I am feeling the urge to read the ‘Left Behind’ books again. It has been a few years and I would love to read them again and write reviews. I like the books a lot but that doesn’t mean I think they are perfect. In fact, there are parts of them I find to be quite funny despite the fact they’re not intended to be funny parts.

I may also need to pick up another Jack Reacher or Jack Reacher type novel. There’s something about reading about an ass kicker that appeals to me right now as I’m not doing much.

I wish Audible, which is owned by Amazon.com, took Amazon gift cards. I got a $35 Amazon.com gift card for my birthday (thanks Karen) and have no idea what to buy with it. In related news, I could purchase 3 credits for $35 on Audible and have some 385 books or so on my wishlist.

The Royal Rumble is Sunday. I’ll probably watch but I don’t know if I’ll have anyone over to watch with me. If people come over, at least they’ll bring food and I’d be alright with food I don’t have to pay for myself. I try to run a pool every year but this year I haven’t put in the effort to find people who want to participate.

I hate the fact I can’t drive where I want. I want to go see Jeff Dunham in Sioux Falls towards the end of April. I can’t simply just buy a ticket and go, I have to secure transportation first and that’s not always an easy thing to come by. When I think of specific things I miss out on because I am unable to drive myself it results in me feeling a combination of frustration, disappointment and pissed.

If I do go to Sioux Falls in April, sometime before April or after April, I will be going to Sonic. I’ve been craving Sonic for months…probably since I last had it in October.

Tuesday was apparently national popcorn day. Now I want to go to Poppy’s Popcorn. A bag of chocolate covered cherry popcorn and some popcorn balls would be pretty awesome right now.

Talking about Sioux Falls, I have to remind myself that I turned down my annual January trip to stay with my cousin for perfectly valid reasons. I couldn’t afford an extended stay and to go without being able to do the things I want to do would be depressing. Besides, at the time I turned it down, I was in a pretty bad frame of mind and was sure that not only would I have no fun, I’d keep other people from having any in my presence. I have to repeat this to myself because I sure am missing it right now.

Thursday is the last day for ‘The Force Awakens’ at my local theater. I guaranteed this would be a movie I’d see more than once and figured I’d see it probably three times or more. I ended up seeing it exactly once, on the day it opened. My birthday could have been a second viewing if not for the fact that I decided it would be more fun to cry my eyes out for two hours. Maybe I’ll get to see ‘Rogue One’ on my birthday. Otherwise, I doubt I’ll ever have another chance to see a Star Wars movie in the theater, on my birthday in my lifetime.

I had another dream about Ginny while napping yesterday afternoon. It was more of a memory than a dream. I miss her attitude. The one where she was right, knew she was right and was frustrated that I tried to convince her she wasn’t right. Confidence was abundant in that dog. She always thought she knew exactly where we needed to go and good luck convincing her otherwise.

When I was grocery shopping last week, I saw Valentine candy on the shelf. Oh, I hate Valentine’s Day but do love conversation hearts. Still, I think this year I’ll skip them and just stay with the hatred of Valentine’s Day. Of course last year, my hatred for Valentine’s Day turned in to a series of posts about being visually impaired that were quite popular. I still have not moved those posts over to this blog because I hope to someday edit them, expand them and turn them into my biography. Trust me though, they were great and a lot of people really liked them.

Now where’s my Orange Julius? Hey, these posts can’t all be profound but don’t worry, I’m still being honest.

22 thoughts on “Quick Hits

  1. And I love the honesty! šŸ™‚
    There were a few things I had to Google, because I have never heard of them. Like Orange Julius – definitely don’t think we get that around here…but the description sounds delicious!
    The only Sonic I know of is the game….but it appears there’s a foodie too? Interesting!
    I also don’t know Poppy’s Popcorn – and since I’ve only ever had caramel popcorn, salted, buttered, and cream cheese and chives (because those are the only options on offer around here), I think I’d love to try chocolate peanut butter, or toffee!
    I DO, however, know who Jeff Dunham is, and like to visit with him for a few minutes on really tough days – on my laptop, of course, watching part of one of his shows šŸ˜‰ If I was close by, I’d take you šŸ™‚
    I am also not too much of a Valentine’s Day fan – we should throw a party complete with black balloons šŸ˜‰
    Have a great night (is it night where you are?) and thanks for posting!

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    • As I write this comment, it is 4:15 in the morning. My posts usually go up at 12:01 AM my time, so perhaps that will tell you how big a time difference there is.

      Yes, Sonic is a restaurant.

      Orange Julius is easy enough to make at home. I go to Dairy Queen to get mine, they also have Strawberry, Pineapple and a Strawberry/pineapple/orange combination.

      Poppys is definitely a local thing but apparently the trend towards interesting flavors of popcorn is pretty wide spread. I’ve had chocolate peanut butter and it is good.

      I just read Jeff Dunham’s book a few weeks ago, it was a lot of fun.

      An anti-Valentine’s Day party sounds fun.

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      • Thanks for the reply! I don’t know why I even asked about the ‘night’ thing, because if I had just stopped to think, I would have realized that you’re in America, which puts you roughly eight hours behind me – give or take an hour, depending where you live. By my calculation, you’re eight hours behind me….so while you’re thinking of breakfast in the next couple of hours, I will have already gone way past my lunchtime (unless you eat a really early breakfast!) šŸ˜‰

        One day, when I eventually DO travel to the USA, I will be sure to try Sonic, chocolate peanut butter popcorn, and an original Orange Julius. In the meantime, I’ll look into making the Orange Julius at home šŸ˜‰ Thanks!

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    • Always happy to reply. I am in the central timezone of the United States.

      I have a friend named Euan in Scotland and we joke about him coming to visit the states and me killing him with American food. Back when we did a podcast, we had an episode that devolved in to Euan googling all the food he couldn’t eat because it wasn’t available over there.

      I would be thinking about breakfast if my internal clock weren’t so messed up. So I’ll be thinking about going to sleep soon, if my shoulders stop bothering me. I’m using a massage chair that I have to try and loosen things up in my back and it actually does seem to be helping.

      If you do ever come to the states, South Dakota isn’t the first place you’d probably want to end up but it really is a nice place to visit, as much as I think moving some place else might be good for me, there are reasons beyond family why it would be hard to leave.

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    • Saturday night, the temperature was -17 degrees farenheit pretty much all night. Sunday night it improved because it was only -13 degrees. I can’t believe I barely even mentioned that in my blog as complaining about winter is one of my favorite hobbies.

      But, yes, summer would be a better time to visit for sure. Although summer has some interesting weather at times as well. šŸ™‚

      Some interesting things have happened in the history of my hometown, some good and some bad. Glad you like our motto. šŸ™‚

      I took a pill for my acid reflux and am waiting for that to take hold before I try and sleep.

      Your attraction to the landscape is a pretty good reason to want to visit. Enjoy your further research! šŸ˜‰

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      • I may only get a chance to do the research tomorrow – but it will be a great thing to do while drinking my morning coffee, so I am looking forward to that cup even more now! šŸ˜‰

        Holding thumbs for sleep for you šŸ˜‰


  2. I have a very good friend, who is more like a sister, who lives in America. We often comment on what is and is not available in our two countries, and in our lengthy emails to each other, include links for most references to something ‘definite’, so that the other party can go along and ‘check it out’. She’s never mentioned the things you did though, so it was fun learning something new.
    There are so many places in the US that I would like to visit šŸ™‚
    Of course, on our list (but mostly because my daughter is the one who put it there) is L.A. My son wants to see New York, but my daughter is ‘down with that’ too, because she wants to visit a famous dance school there. For me? Kansas, Texas and Oregon, please. Of all of the above, Kansas is the only one we definitely would not pass up, because of my friend/sister.
    And I just took a brief look at South Dakota, and it looks like it should definitely be added to our list.

    Here’s hoping that you manage to get some pain-free sleep, and that you wake with shoulders that no longer bother you! šŸ™‚

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    • I must admit that you have quite the checklist there. šŸ™‚

      I’ve not been to any of those places on your list myself. I’ve been to California but San Francisco not Los Angeles. I’d be curious to know what you saw that made you think you’d have to put South Dakota on that list.

      If you want to do more googling or research, my hometown and current location of Huron, SD. was featured in a BBC report a little over a year ago.

      Thanks, I hope I can get some sleep too. At least today my legs don’t itch like crazy the way they have been the last few nights.

      I hope you enjoy the remaining waking hours of your day, if not, you always have Jeff Dunham videos to turn to.

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      • I would love to visit San Francisco.
        I think the biggest attraction about South Dakota for me were the pictures of the landscape – I’m very much a mountains and plains, rivers and waterfalls kind of girl. I love forests and trees too!
        The temperatures there are a lot colder than I’m used to in Winter, but the humidity seems to be on a par with my town when Summer comes. I love Winter time…..
        I will investigate more thoroughly when I’ve finished the school run – but your town looks great too… and I love its motto : It’s a brand new day šŸ™‚

        Here’s to no itching or shoulder pain….and a great sleep! šŸ™‚

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    • Well, whenever you do the research, I still look forward to hearing about it. I hope you enjoy the rest of your “wonderful Wednesday” as it transitions into a “thrifty Thursday”.

      I’m feeling a bit restless at the moment so sleep has yet to come but since I’m enjoying our conversation it isn’t so bad. I’ve come up with my next post and I think you might like it a lot.

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      • I will definitely let you know the entirety of my thoughts when I’ve completed my research šŸ˜‰
        I am looking forward to your next post – as mentioned before, I love the honesty, and your blog is always a good read! šŸ™‚
        I have to go and perform mommy tasks now, but will check in again later.
        Wonderful Wednesday has been relatively successful, thank you šŸ˜‰


      • Here’s hoping you managed to find sleep….and are resting well, and wake up pain (and itch) free šŸ˜‰
        I will catch up with you again tomorrow for sure. Looking forward to reading the next blog too šŸ˜‰


      • I did get some sleep finally. I woke up at just before 4 PM my time so I think I got enough to carry me for awhile. If not I’ll probably be tired and ready for more sleep closer to actual night time which would be okay with me. Still some slight pain in my shoulders but not terrible. So far, no itching. šŸ™‚

        If it is 4 PM here it is midnight there, so sleep well and sweet dreams. šŸ˜‰

        Going to go work on the next post. It should be fun.

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  3. I’m glad you got some sleep, and hope your next post is still fun to work on šŸ˜‰
    I’ve done my research on South Dakota, AND where you live….
    Why wasn’t I more aware of it all….you’d think I’d pay closer attention sometimes! It simply HAS to be added to the list!
    I am not sure if you wanted me to post my thoughts / research results here? So I’ll wait and see where you want me to put them šŸ˜‰

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    • Good morning. šŸ™‚

      You can share your thoughts any place you’d be comfortable, in a comment or other wise.

      New post in just a few more minutes, as I said before, I think you’ll like it. šŸ˜‰

      Hope you have a good thrifty Thursday, you’re already off to a good start! šŸ™‚

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