Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Leftovers (Oct. 30)

To kick off this Friday Leftovers edition, thanks for expressing your concern over the girls' well-being. They're both doing better and improving. Hopefully Yvie does well at school today. I ended up volunteering for a couple of hours but at about 1:30 or so I had to go pick her up because she wasn't feeling well. But she was doing well in the late afternoon and evening.

Anyway, here's the rest of today's blog.

Word Association

This week's WA. Remember to go here to play along.

1. Redskins :: Chiefs
2. Show :: boat
3. Smoker :: drinker
4. Bad movie :: worthless
5. Play :: station
6. Jaguar :: prestige
7. Click :: pic
8. Production :: company
9. Sand :: beach
10. Foreign :: oil

Notes: No movie popped into my mind for number four, although if I had to choose a bad movie I'd seen recently, I think it would be the recent Lifetime movie Mrs. LB watched where a scorned woman sought revenge on her husband... wait, those Lifetime movies are all like that, arent' they? Ugh, not sure about the Jaguar one, as I don't necessarily think a Jaguar is the end-all be-all of prestigious things. I've no desire to drive one. I think it's because it was capitalized that I went for the car instead of the animal or the NFL team. And number seven is for Diego of Nickelodeon fame. "Say Click, take a pic."

Pacific Northwest

I booked another business trip, but this one's going to be a lot shorter than the other ones. I'm heading to Seattle from Nov. 21-23 to cover a game, on Nov. 22. It should be exciting. It'll be my first trip to Seattle, actually to Washington state. I've been to Idaho but that's the closest I've been to Washington.

At first, I thought of a couple of things in terms of what to do. I won't actually have as much time to relax and stuff as I'll probably be busy Saturday from the time I get in until the evening and Sunday from about 3 p.m. on. But Sunday morning I should have some time to do whatever, so of course I'm thinking long run since I'm supposed to run 15-18 miles that day. The weather might be a concern but it would be great to knock out a run of that distance in Seattle.

I thought it might also be cool to run by the All Recipes offices, even if it probably will be closed. A bunch of my blog buddies and I "met" over on AR and it's a really awesome web site, so it'd be fun to run by it, even though it probably would look like a regular building for all I know. Still, it'd be nice to give a bit of a nod to AR as I really did get to know my way around the kitchen because of that site and the people on there.

However, the only thing about running outdoors in Seattle is that it rains a lot up there so I'm not sure if the weather will cooperate. If it does, I'm in. If not, well, I guess I'll have to hope my hotel has some sort of fitness center. No way I'm running 15 miles on a treadmill but I could crank out seven, eight miles or so on there and that'll have to do.

I don't think any of my blog buddies live up there in the Emerald City but if you do or are going to be there (not likely, but you never know) drop me a line and we can have some coffee or something. Yum, coffee in Seattle. I guess that should be a must-do for me as well.

Random Thoughts

I went to the doctor's office twice this week and on the second visit I noticed something. The TV playing cartoons had subtitles. I wondered, as Kennedy told me that she couldn't hear the TV, what good is it to have subtitles for cartoons. The children who were in there watching were all rather young, and I immediately wondered what the purpose was of having subtitles on that TV.

I made gluten-free cookies for the first time. I'd wanted to make some for Mrs. LB to take to work but one of the co-workers is allergic to gluten so I went and bought rice flour. The texture was different but they tasted okay. I made these. We'll see how well they go over.

LB's Song of the Week

My weekly nod to children's music. This week, it's a mainstream band that cut a children's album. I was never a big Barenaked Ladies fan (although like most guys I don't mind bare naked ladies). They had that one song back in the 90s, One Week, but that was overplayed right away and I never really cared for their other stuff.

But I heard this song and knew that their entire children's CD would be good. And it is. This is from Snack Time. It's funny how they could write an entire song about a pollywog and make it sound good, but their entire CD is like that. They sing songs about erasers, numbers, popcorn, the alphabet... and it's all quite clever.


5thsister said...

Polliwog in a Bog is one of my favorites! I didn't realize there was a whole album.

Glad to hear the girls are on the mend. Thanks for the update!

Willoughby said...

I'm so glad your girls are feeling better! My daughter has a slight fever today, so I kept her home from school. Bummer, she's missing the classroom pizza lunch and Halloween party. Hopefully she'll be able to do a little trick or treating tomorrow.

Your comment about subtitles on cartoons made me laugh. I often think the same thing when I see a sign on a public building that says "Leader dogs for the blind welcome here". If you're blind, you can't read the sign, and even the smartest leader dogs aren't able to read as far as I know.

Have fun in Seattle! I've always wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest. Sigh, someday, maybe.

Jephy's Mom said...

Seems like you've graduated from our virtual world tours to actually visiting these places in person. Very nice.

Jephy's Mom said...

I must confess, I did not listen to all of the Polliwog song. Children's music has changed since I was a kid. I had an album with a song that went

Open the gates as high as the sky
To let King George and his horses pass by
Here is a light to light you to bed
And here is a hatchet to chop off your head

Just before the song, the singer described the actions that went along with the words. It had quite a happy tune but I bet you wouldn't find it on any CD's these days.

Raoulysgirl said...

Glad to hear that the girls are feeling better! I knew the "Click-pic" connection as soon as I saw it! The Barenaked Ladies? I'm not a big fan...even of their children's music. Ilisabeth likes it, thanks for the clip that she keeps wanting to watch!!! (I mean that...thanks...thanks a lot...I'll get you back somehow.) LOL!