Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Taxing to the Hit Parade

After being away from any kind of blogging for a week, it is good to be back with my fellow
Thank you Joyce for bringing us together again this week with some "taxing" questions.
1. Speaking of April 15th...what's the most 'taxing' thing you've done recently?

Ridden in lots and lots of taxis.  We returned on Monday from a week in Vegas where we stayed in a lovely, huge hotel at the end of the strip called Mandalay Bay.  Son had a medical conference there.  It is a great place with so many amenities, but it is at the end and not in the middle of the strip, thereby requiring a taxi to maneuver.  I'm not complaining; just reality.  There was a lot of 'taxing'.

2. When did you last take a taxi somewhere and where was that somewhere?

Last time?  Monday morning from Mandalay Bay to the McCarron International Airport
in Las Vegas.
 It was interesting to note the different personalities of the drivers.  Some were just as chatty as they could be, some served as a tour guide with all sorts of local information and trivia, and others never opened their mouth.  It was obvious who really enjoyed their job and those to whom it was only a job.

3. What's something you can do today that you couldn't do a year ago?

Oh gracious!  At my age the question should be, "What's something you can't do today that you could do a year ago?"  Things a changin' and fast!  Actually, I am doing some weight exercises that I wasn't doing a year ago.  And I have painted some different type paintings than I thought I could a year ago.

4. How often is chicken (in some form or fashion) on your menu at home? Which of the following would you most like to see on your table tonight...a chicken salad sandwich, your mom's fried chicken, a Chick-fil-A meal, Cracker Barrel's chicken n' dumplings, a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings, or 'hold the chicken, I'm a vegetarian'...?

Chicken finds its way to our table maybe a couple times a week.  I like to buy the Rotisserie Chickens at Sams, bone it for salads and freeze the rest to pull out for stir fry during the week.  We will occasionally have a chicken breast prepared in a variety of ways with veggies.

I'm not going with any of those choices because I plan to make a big Chipotle salad since we have eaten much too well this past week.  They all sound good though.

5. What was your favorite television program when you were a kid? What characters do you remember the most?

"Your Hit Parade!" I couldn't wait for Saturday evening, to watch the most popular and bestselling songs of the week being sung and acted out by some of the most popular voices of the day.  I most remember the following singers and dancers.  It ran from 1950 - 1959.  Black and White!
Your Hit Parade's TV vocalists (top, l. to r.): Snooky Lanson, Russell Arms and (bottom, l. to r.) Dorothy Collins, Gisèle MacKenzie.

This is a classic:  "Hot Diggity (Dog Zittity, Boom what you do to me)

6. What was the last piece of 'art' you made?

I did a small painting for a friend.

7. What frustrates you most about the Internet?

That it can be so slow sometimes.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
 A couple blogs back I mentioned that I loved my new Soft Surrounding lace top and would be wearing it to several up-coming occasions.
 I wore it to my nephew's wedding and thought it was perfect.  This is a picture of me with my middle sister, Gin on the right and the youngest, Sarah, the mother of the groom, in the center.
And then, into the suitcase it went for our trip to Vegas.  Last Friday night we went to see the Elton John Million Dollar Piano show at Caesar's Palace.  The piano is directly behind us.
Again, I pulled out my favorite top and dressed it up with multiple strands of pearls and felt very suitably attired for our VIP seating.  Hubby didn't look bad himself!
By the way, the show was great!
 Do you have a favorite top you like to dress up or down depending on the occasion?


  1. I love your top! So pretty! Your answer reminded me of another program-American Bandstand. I've never been to LV, but it's on my list : )

  2. That is a beautiful top! Where did you find it, if you don't mind me asking? And I wish I still painted, but love that so many others do :) Happy Wednesday!


  3. Lovely top! I especially like the color!

  4. Welcome back! From FB posts it seemed that you all had a most wonderful time in LV. And, you looked like a million dollars for the million dollar show.:0)))

  5. Taxi's are the way around Las Vegas and they all drive pretty crazy if you ask me! Yes I love that top and I went and looked at it the last time you posted it. It looks great on you!

  6. Sounds like lots of fun! I love reading your Hodgepodge posts. They are always so cute! Love your top, as well! It really is a versatile piece!

  7. Just as pretty as ever, Libby! I must say, you have such amazing skin! What's your secret?

  8. I love a top that can be so versatile especially when we travel so much. Love yours!

  9. Stopping by from the Wednesday Hodgepodge - it's my first week. I love your lace top and Las Vegas is on our list of places to visit now that we are back on the West Coast.

  10. Such a pretty top. Great color on you! And the inspire me to try again. I painted till I found quilting but it needn't be all-or-nothing for hobbies, huh?


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