When I say "Mom & Pop" I mean hardworking local people who have started their own small businesses. Thus, the phrase "Mom & Pop." Starting your own business takes a lot of guts, willpower and some good hard work to keep it going. We have some excellent small businesses in the Yakima Valley. March 29 is National Small Business Day, so I salute them today.
Crayolas are in everyone's lives. I still use those crayons to this very day, even though I am getting older. I have also used every single color in the 24-count box that Crayola offers. I never dreamed that they would retire any of those colors, but that's what they say they'll do this Friday (March 31). The question is, which one will it be?
It is rare that I purchase anything online. I am always worried someone will get my information. I know a lot of people in Washington who do, though, and they never seem to have any problems. I guess I am just paranoid!
But I certainly wouldn't purchase a clam gun online!
I have the hardest time with vacuums. It seems that whenever I get one, it always breaks down. A couple of years ago, I bought a really expensive one. I kept up with it as far as maintenance goes. I kept it clean and well oiled. It didn't matter.
I think I am addicted to Google. I Google-search everything. If my front page is another search engine I get out of there and go right back to Google. Besides searching for what I want at a particular time, there is always something educational on Google's front page to keep me intrigued for hours. Right below the actual search bar for Google is a toggle of sorts. You can click on it and it will take you to random places. One of the toggles asks "Do you feel lucky?" I felt lucky, so I clicked on it. The question that it gave me was fascinating.
Back in the day, when I used to date a lot, I always had a "list" in the back of my mind for dating. Of course, I would ask some standard questions and if there was a "no" in any of them, the date was over. I know that's kind of harsh, but it is the truth. So, I had a "dating resume. I just didn't put it on paper. But a Michigan kid has, and it works.
While I was growing up, my mom used to give me a bath before I went to sleep. As I got older she used to tell me that I needed to shower so I'd be clean when I got in my sheets. When I had my child my mom finally told me the truth -- that taking a bath or a shower helps soothe the savage beast. Ha! I wasn't that crazy. But she's right, water truly does calm a person. That has not changed, long after I've grown up.
Pizza is something I need to eat at least once a month. I cannot afford it all of the time, so once a month has to do. I cannot wait for that day. I love all kinds of toppings on my pizza. I like the normal pepperoni and cheese. Who doesn't love a all meat pizza? But what about those crazy toppings you hear people talk about that they would never have?
Recent reports say that Donald Trump wants to do away with after-school programs for 2 million children. I am almost positive that this is not a good idea. I have volunteered for many after-school programs in my life. I have helped with my daughters over the years, and as far as I can tell, after-school programs are much needed in our communities.
Chuck Berry was a true genius. He shaped many different kinds of music. Old school music may have not happened the way it did if it weren't influenced by the great Chuck Berry. We lost him on Saturday (March 18), but for us old schoolers, Chuck Berry will never die.
We had a blast at Dozer Day at State Fair Park with the Central Washington Home Builders Association! The kids had fun and so did us adults. Driving the dozers and other heavy equipment made me want to change careers. Well, maybe not the hardworking part, but man, what a lot of fun!
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