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Open Mic Wednesday 6/20/12

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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

72 Comments
  1. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:21 pm

    Good grief, these weeks go faster and faster!

    • Michelle permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:25 am

      I was just thinking, it’s already Wednesday!

    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:02 pm

      I loved to rollerskate as a kid, then rollerblade as a college student, but haven’t done either in years. Sounds like fun actually. :)

      • Misty permalink
        Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:03 pm

        oops. :( this reply goes with the next question.

  2. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:21 pm

    Can you skateboard and/or rollerskate?

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:46 am

      Never got the hang of skateboarding. Haven’t roller skated since I was little. Tried to learn inline skates, but I’m not light on my feet and the speed scared me.

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:28 am

      I rollerskated not that well with the old type of roller skates

    • Michelle permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:25 am

      No, and definitely not going to try with my ankles.

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:09 am

      I haven’t roller skated since I was a kid, but I ice skate (sometimes regularly, sometimes not) so I’m pretty sure I could still roller skate if I tried. Never could get the hang of a skateboard.

  3. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:21 pm

    What do you typically eat for lunch?

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:08 am

      I don’t have a set schedule, so a lot of times I end up just eating 2 meals a day.

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:29 am

      it varies. often in summer it will be salad with tuna or a vegemite roll.

    • Michelle permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:26 am

      It varies day to day. Today will likely be a Smart Ones frozen meal.

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:10 am

      leftovers, or if I don’t bring leftovers I’ll go out and buy a can of sardines or oysters, or a package of salami and cheese or something like that.

  4. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:22 pm

    What’s your favorite kitchen smell?

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:48 am

      baking bread

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:29 am

      biscuits/cookies baking

      • ausjenny permalink
        Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:11 pm

        I love the smell of a lamb roast also.

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:01 am

      I LOVE the smell of onions and green peppers sauteing together. I don’t care what you’re going to make with it, that smell rocks.

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:10 am

      Cooking onions! Yum!!

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:01 pm

      Anything with wine in it. Whether it be my brother doing the cooking or me adding it to a marinade or using it as the secret ingredient in my mushroom gravy.

    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:19 pm

      baking bread, for sure.

  5. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:22 pm

    If you could look like any celebrity, who would you choose?

  6. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:23 pm

    What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:49 am

      Take out my ear plugs.

      • ausjenny permalink
        Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:30 am

        check the time.

        • Misty permalink
          Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:07 pm

          same here, grab my phone to check the time.

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:02 am

      Wish I had a few more minutes to sleep.

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:01 pm

      Figure out where my cat is.

      • Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:01 pm

        That’s number…oh it’s somewhere on the (long) list.

  7. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:24 pm

    What is your favorite play/musical you’ve seen performed in the theatre? (i.e., live actors on a stage)

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:50 am

      Sound of Music at a dinner theater when I was little. Still one of my favorite movie/stories of all time.

      • Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:03 pm

        Surprised I forgot about (and that no one else mentioned) Phantom.

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:50 am

      This is a hard one My first one other than school play etc was Big River and I really loved it.
      I also like Me and My Girl it was really good. There is only one I have been to which I wish I hadn’t and that was Sunset boulevard. (Only good thing about it was Hugh Jackman)

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:05 am

      I had the benefit of a grandmother who was a costume designer at our regional theater, so I’ve seen tons of plays and worked on tons of them. There’s so many to choose from! My absolute FAVORITE, I think, was “My One and Only.” That was a spectacular show, and I still sing the songs today twenty (gulp) years later. Harold Nicholas came in and helped choreograph and had a small role. That blew my mind. I also got to see the Broadway touring show of The Wizard of Oz in Detroit, with Mickey Rooney as the Wizard and Eartha Kitt as the Wicked Witch. THAT was a great show.

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:11 am

      Les Mis!

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:02 pm

      This is a tough one, but I’m going to go with Young Frankenstein because there were so many little jokes on the stage that you don’t get the benefit of when you listen to the cast recording.

    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:06 pm

      Wicked on Broadway! Oh it was so much fun!!

  8. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:25 pm

    How many e-mails do you send on a typical day? (work related, personal, etc.)

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:51 am

      One – the latest copy of my novel to my husband’s Kindle account for conversion/download.

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:05 am

      I used to send dozens, but now that I’m back at work, I’d say five tops.

  9. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:26 pm

    Do you like your hair, or do you wish you could change something about it? (texture, color, length, etc.)

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:59 am

      It’s grown too thin in the last 10 years, needs cut right now, and I’d love to go black again. Ultimately, my husband wants to see it in deep blue, but that would require bleaching it. I want to research it more before I risk getting the color all over clothes and sheets, etc.

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:53 am

      it would be nice if it was thicker. It is both fine and thin, and I also am allergic to alot of chemicals they use (which has caused a type of dermatitis) so I cant have it coloured or treated. So a bit thicker and maybe a bit curlier I like the colour. Oh it would be nice it could grow longer and look good and if it was thicker it could.

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:06 am

      Thicker, with some wave to it. It’s SO straight and SO fine, there’s only so much to do with it. I wish perms would come back.

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:14 am

      Same problem here, my hair is so thin and fine. It has a bit of a curl to it, but it’s so fine that just makes it frizzy. I finally cut it short (similar style to yours Kaye) a couple years ago and that actually makes it look much thicker, but I do envy girls with long thick silky hair :D

  10. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:26 pm

    How many hours of sleep do you typically get each night? Is it enough?

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:01 am

      Around 7. No. I need closer to 9.

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:54 am

      around 8. I try to have lights out at 10.30 and get up between 7 and 8 (closer to 8 at present as its darker) but it seems lately some nights have been later as some books wont let me stop reading.
      If I read to late no its not enough sleep.

    • Michelle permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:27 am

      5-6 on most weeknights, and it’s definitely not enough.

    • Ruth permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:56 am

      It varies…WILDLY. ;-)

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:14 am

      7 if I’m lucky, and no, it’s not really enough.

      • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:09 pm

        i aim for between 8 and 9 and usually get it on weeknights. on weekends things are a little different :) i am up by 6 every morning so i need to go to bed at a time that will give me energy :)

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:06 pm

      I need about 10, but I rarely get it because I have problems both falling asleep and staying asleep. And this is WITH one of my prescriptions designed to help me sleep. Running on 6 right now for the second time this week and it’s not going well. I can make do on 8, but anything less and I’m pretty useless.

      • Ruth permalink
        Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:27 pm

        Rachel, I can SO relate. I think what frustrates me most is the lack of rhyme or reason to it — I can go days at a time sleeping just fine, and then something gets “off” and it is days of dragging…and that is with sleep aids. Very very frustrating! :/

        • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:43 pm

          Yes! That’s where I’m at right now. It’s soooooo maddening.

  11. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:28 pm

    Have you ever locked yourself out of your house and/or car (when no one else was in it)? How did you get back in?

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:06 am

      Out of this house – once. Used a flat-head screw driver to slide the latch open.

      I locked myself out of my car about 3 or 4 times in 6 months while dating someone (the first time was at a rest stop in GA when I was driving up to meet him). After we broke up, I never did it again.

    • ausjenny permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:59 am

      funny you should ask in this house 4 times. twice I got the key from the landlords who live over the road. the other 2 times I broke in through the front window. I know how to get the screen off.
      At the old house it was a matter of taking the screen of the window didn’t even need a screwdriver and then open the window. I have gotten into a friends place when I was looking after there animals and they had left lights on and forgot to return some things and they asked me to break in. The side window didn’t lock so was easy to get in.

    • Michelle permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:29 am

      Out of the house now, but out of the car numerous times, I’ve called a locksmith several times.

      • Michelle permalink
        Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:29 am

        That should say out of the house, no.

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:09 am

      Yep. I locked my daughter and me out at 2:00 in the morning in August in Tennessee. I got her up to watch the meteor shower and locked us out. We were going to sleep on the deck, since it was a nice night… Until it started lightning. So we used the keypad to get into my husband’s truck (he was deployed and all I could think was how bad he’d freak out if he called and we didn’t answer the phone at that time of night). We slept some, and I woke up around five and waited for my neighbor to come out and get her paper at 6, which she did like clockwork. I’d have knocked on her door earlier, but her husband was deployed too and I didn’t want to freak her out. Of course, the dog got out of the yard in the middle of the night and I had to chase him down at 5:00 in my pj’s. Joy.

    • Audry permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:17 am

      I’ve locked myself out of the house, but we keep a spare key hidden. I KNOW I’ve locked myself out of the car too, but I guess it must not have been much of a story because I don’t really remember how I got in. I haven’t done either in a long time (probably jinxing myself here, because I’m a total scatterbrain and don’t know how I’ve avoided it for this long)

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:04 pm

      We locked the keys in the van once at piano lessons. Pop’s insurance clerk had to get his keys and drive to where we were to unlock the van. All the door knobs in the house have been changed to ones where it’s practically impossible to lock yourself out.

      • Audry permalink
        Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:39 pm

        THAT’s why I haven’t locked myself out in a long time… my house now has a deadbolt that can only be locked from the outside with a key. Thank you. I am a dummy for not realizing that earlier :D

    • Misty permalink
      Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:18 pm

      I went through a phase in college where I was locking myself out of my car quite often. My grandma would bring me my keys. She actually commented on this very subject last week. I had completely forgotten about all the times she carried my spare key to me. lol Then my husband and I went through a time where we were both locking our keys up in the car and we would call Sam’s roadside service because it came free with a membership. They told us one more time and we wouldn’t be offered the service anymore. No joke.

  12. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:29 pm

    What else do you want to talk about?

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:09 am

      How come the more I learn about writing, the harder it is to just WRITE?

  13. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:28 am

    Apparently, a S. African university student has invented DryBath – a clear gel that does the job of soap and water. Sounds like hand sanitizer on a large scale without the alcohol smell. I can see the potential, but I wonder if it would ever catch on in First World countries.

    http://tinyurl.com/74793b5

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