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Open Mic Wednesday 5/9/12

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It’s Open Mic Wednesday. What’s on your mind?

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  1. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:31 pm

    Welcome (back) to Open Mic Wednesday!

    As always, you can answer any/all of the ice-breakers below, or you can post your own topic and encourage others to join in the discussion. Ready, set, go!

  2. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:32 pm

    What’s your favorite place to get ice cream/ice-cream-style desserts? (Not the grocery store, but an ice cream shop or cafe or restaurant.)

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:47 am

      Jeremiah’s Italian Ice – best soft serve hands down.

      • Barbara Hoeffler permalink
        Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:47 am

        Where is that? I love gelato!

        • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:44 pm

          As far as I can tell, there’s only 5 locations in the Central Florida area.

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:43 am

      When I was in Hawaii I discovered Haagan Daz Ice cream and really loved it. If we had it I would have it as a treat. When I would visit the city I loved to get a McFlurry. Now we have our own McDonalds and I will get an Icecream sunday occasionally.

      • Anne Payne permalink
        Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:14 pm

        McDonald’s has the Frappe’s too and they are wonderful!

    • Michelle permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5:31 am

      Baskin Robbins

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:52 am

      “Slap n Pack” – my husband’s name for Marble Slab Creamery :)

    • Regina permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:54 am

      Coldstone Creamery . . . Yum.

    • Anne Payne permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:13 pm

      Morgan’s for chocolate coated ice cream cones and TCBY for their uber delicious chocolate yogurt with pecans on top :) I would actually rather have TCBY!

  3. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:32 pm

    Which we will, naturally follow with:
    What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream or your favorite ice-cream-style dessert?

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:48 am

      Neapolitan or a banana split. That way, I don’t have to decide which flavor I feel like.

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:45 am

      I love Pineapple Icecream. Its hard to come by but we use to have it when I was a kid. I do like a banana split and banana icecream. In Hawaii it was the Deluce Dazzler I loved.

    • Michelle permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5:33 am

      Black raspberry chip

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:54 am

      Tricky picking a favorite… at slap n pack I usually end up with butter pecan ice cream with pecans mixed in. If I’m buying a pint at the grocery store, it’s usually Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch or maybe Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Or New York Super Fudge Chunk. Or one of their other delicious flavors, ha :D

      • Audry permalink
        Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:54 am

        OR in Italy my favorite gelato flavor is Nocciola (Hazelnut)

        • Barbara Hoeffler permalink
          Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:49 am

          That’s my favorite too!!

    • Regina permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:54 am

      Chocolate fudge ice cream with hot fudge topping. :)

    • A foolish one permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:42 am

      After a meal, Peppermint ice cream is my favorite for an after meal dessert.. Sort of settles the stomach better than a mint candy. Just as a snack or treat, I like caramel pecan. Reminds me there is none in the house.

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:04 pm

      Coffee ice cream with hot fudge! Or Mint chip.

    • Anne Payne permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:15 pm

      Bring on the Rocky Road!

    • chrissiedesign permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:48 pm

      Actually, I just had a chocolate coconut flavored scoop!

  4. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:33 pm

    What household chore do you most ENJOY?

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:51 am

      Folding towels. Easiest of everything.

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:48 am

      least enjoy would be so much easier! I dont mind sweeping the back patio area.

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:55 am

      I actually really enjoy organizing drawers and closets and so on, as long as I have TIME to do it

    • Regina permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:56 am

      That would indicate that I like more than one . . . LOL Actually, cleaning off the counters in my kitchen is, to me, the most satisfying. I love to cook in a clean kitchen.

    • A foolish one permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:44 am

      Hand washing the dishes while listening to the stereo. Warm soapy water feels good. Love the pattern on the dishes. Reminds me of some of the dear ones who gave certain pieces to me.

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:05 pm

      Nada

    • Michelle permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5:25 pm

      None, lol.

    • Anne Payne permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:18 pm

      I like Regina’s answer ;) But if I had to choose it would be laundry. I love the smell of Downy softener, especially on fresh hot laundry right out of the dryer! Of course, I have two helpers to fold!

  5. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:34 pm

    What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the movie theater?

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:50 am

      Off the top of my head, either My Little Pony or Rainbow Brite (probably the same summer).

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:53 am

      This is easy. I was 12 and it was the summer after Dad died. I have been to a Legacy camp (legacy looks after the families of veterans who have passed away) Mum came with me to the city and stayed with relatives and after the camp she took me to my first movie and it was Snow White and the seven Dwarfs.

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:56 am

      An American Tail “…there are NO CATS in America, and the streets are paved with cheese…” :D

    • Regina permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:57 am

      “Cinderella” Sigh . . . .

    • Dora permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:17 am

      The Rescurers. I am sure there were others. We went to a movie every Christmas Eve. However, this one sticks in my mind, because there were so many problems at the theater. One had no power, the other had no heat.

    • A foolish one permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:46 am

      I was very young. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I had to leave the seat and go to the lobby during one of the “evil queen” scenes. I still don’t like bad things to happen. Wish it was that easy to avoid them now.

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:05 pm

      Mary Poppins! Does that mean I’m old?

      • Liz permalink
        Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:30 pm

        The Lion King…I went to see it with my friends on my 7th birthday!

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:49 pm

      The original Star Wars. I also remember standing in line a long time beforehand, and afterward arguing with my grown-up aunt about who was cuter, Luke or Han. I’ve long since come around to her way of thinking but it took some growing up first. :)

    • Michelle permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5:26 pm

      ET

    • Anne Payne permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:21 pm

      Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1967 :)

    • chrissiedesign permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:47 pm

      The Lion King! I was… seven I think.

  6. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:35 pm

    What’s your middle name? Do you like it? If you “go by” your middle name, apply the same questions to your first name.

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:04 am

      Marie. Since all of my names are ubiquitous, it’s no big deal to me. I did like that I shared a name with my grandmother – but then I found out all my cousins got the same middle name for the same reason.
      My first name is special because the Lord laid it on my mom’s heart (her words). Just before I was born, the doctor said, “Last chance, do you want a boy or a girl?” She replied, “I just want my Jennifer.”

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:55 am

      My middle name is Alice. I don’t mind it. I was named after mums sister who had pasted away. Also most Jennifer’s we know are Jennifer Anne so its nice to have a different second name.
      Im so glad I wasn’t the oldest. (Mums first child died at birth) her name was Thelma Joy and would have been called Joy. Thelma was after one of dads sisters who died at a young age.

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:00 am

      My first name is December. When I was a kid, I hated it – I remember being sent out in the hall in 4th grade because I threw a fit when some visiting teacher or someone called me December. Now I’m kind of ambivalent. Occasionally people who know me will call me December for some unknown reason and it doesn’t bother me, but I think it’s a weird, silly name. People usually tell me they like it if they see it on my ID or something.

    • Regina permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:57 am

      My middle name is Sue. I don’t MIND it, but it’s just so boring. My mom wanted Renee, but Dad thought it was too exotic . . . . LOL

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:07 pm

      My middle name is Joyce, after my mother. Hers is Virginia after her mother.
      I like my middle name a lot, though I don’t use it as my author name. That is my maiden name.

    • Michelle permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5:26 pm

      My middle name is Leigh. I’ve always loved it. :)

    • chrissiedesign permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:48 pm

      Leigh. And I love it! Might use it for a character….

  7. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:36 pm

    Are you a risk taker, or do you play it safe?

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:54 am

      Definitely play it safe. There are some areas where I might be a little adventurous (trying a new restaurant). Of course, if someone else “leads the way” it raises my bravado. =)

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:56 am

      Mostly play it safe. At the moment am out of my comfort zone in the job hunt but normally weigh up the risks and play it safe.

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:00 am

      Totally play it safe :D

    • Regina permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:58 am

      Play it safe, although, I do have a friend that has helped me tremendously with the risk-taking and spur-of-the-moment decisions to have FUN!

    • A foolish one permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:49 am

      I have to give risk a lot of thought. Think through what can happen. If it’s bad, can I live with it. Is it worth that risk? With that in place, I take risks.

  8. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:38 pm

    Now for the question sure to stir controversy: Sam’s, Costco, or BJ’s? Do you have a membership to a warehouse store? Do you feel you get your money’s worth for the membership fee?

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:57 am

      I have heard of the first two. not the last one. We now have Costco here but not where I am. If we did I may join as from what I hear its well worth it. Although right now I am not buying more than I need, and putting of some spending.

    • Regina permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:00 am

      Sam’s is all we have nearby. I love it. Of course my account is through work because we get all our paper products, etc., there, but I can use it from time to time for ME. I really think I’d have my own account if I didn’t, because there are a few things I get there that I like better than what I can get other places. Larger-bag whole-bean coffee and really nice potatoes, to name a couple.

      • Liz permalink
        Wednesday, May 9, 2012 3:31 pm

        Costco! Great selection, high-quality stuff and the samples are normally delightful ;) (plus as weird as this is I really enjoy reading their Costco Connection magazine)

    • Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:49 pm

      We had a BJ’s membership for a while but I wasn’t impressed with their stuff. Plus they ruined some vacation photos we got printed there. The impression I get is that Costco is the best of the 3

    • Anne Payne permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:24 pm

      Sam’s is closest to us so that’s the one we have a card for. Some years we haven’t gotten our money’s worth, when times were super tough and we had no money :) But right now, it works well for my baking items since I make all my own bread, etc and do most cooking from scratch. Produce doesn’t go bad as fast as when I purchase it at traditional stores. I noticed I get better quality meats too.

    • chrissiedesign permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:50 pm

      I go to costco for a medication, and every time I go I get less and less impressed. Considering that’s the only reason I go, it’s not worth paying a 50$ membership fee for a 20$ pill :P

  9. Audry permalink
    Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:03 am

    I have a Costco membership. I had a Sam’s Club membership several years ago, but discovered that everything I bought at Sam’s was available for the same price at Walmart. Costco has several things I use that I haven’t been able to find elsewhere for the same price and for now the membership fee is worth it. I reevaluate whether that’s still true before renewing each year. There’s no BJ’s nearby, so I don’t have an opinion on it.

    • Anne Payne permalink
      Wednesday, May 9, 2012 6:26 pm

      It’s true some things are the same price as Walmart, but I would much rather go to Sam’s Club. Our Walmart’s are crappy!

  10. chrissiedesign permalink
    Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:51 pm

    Here’s a topic – anyone here a part of the deviantArt community? If so, what do you think of it? I’m there at honor2serve.deviantart.com . Still can’t quite make up my mind how I feel about it….

    I know I’m late to the discussion, but I did arrive!… sort of :P

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