It’s Open Mic Wednesday. What’s on your mind?
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!
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.)
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice – best soft serve hands down.
Where is that? I love gelato!
As far as I can tell, there’s only 5 locations in the Central Florida area.
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.
McDonald’s has the Frappe’s too and they are wonderful!
“Slap n Pack” – my husband’s name for Marble Slab Creamery
Coldstone Creamery . . . Yum.
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!
Which we will, naturally follow with:
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream or your favorite ice-cream-style dessert?
Neapolitan or a banana split. That way, I don’t have to decide which flavor I feel like.
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.
Black raspberry chip
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
OR in Italy my favorite gelato flavor is Nocciola (Hazelnut)
That’s my favorite too!!
Chocolate fudge ice cream with hot fudge topping.
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.
Coffee ice cream with hot fudge! Or Mint chip.
Bring on the Rocky Road!
Actually, I just had a chocolate coconut flavored scoop!
What household chore do you most ENJOY?
Folding towels. Easiest of everything.
least enjoy would be so much easier! I dont mind sweeping the back patio area.
I actually really enjoy organizing drawers and closets and so on, as long as I have TIME to do it
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.
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.
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!
What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the movie theater?
Off the top of my head, either My Little Pony or Rainbow Brite (probably the same summer).
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.
An American Tail “…there are NO CATS in America, and the streets are paved with cheese…”
“Cinderella” Sigh . . . .
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.
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.
Mary Poppins! Does that mean I’m old?
The Lion King…I went to see it with my friends on my 7th birthday!
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.
Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1967
The Lion King! I was… seven I think.
What’s your middle name? Do you like it? If you “go by” your middle name, apply the same questions to your first name.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
My middle name is Leigh. I’ve always loved it.
Leigh. And I love it! Might use it for a character….
Are you a risk taker, or do you play it safe?
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. =)
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.
Totally play it safe
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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