Thursday, October 4, 2007
Happy Aniversary to Sputnik I and other silliness
In case anyone missed the news today, it's been 50 years since the first orbiter Sputnik I was launched into space, can you believe so many of the conveniences and tools we almost take for granted had their humble beginnings in that bold move by the russians 50 years ago? If it wasn't for that you wouldn't be reading this. I've seen almost the whole technological evolution in my lifetime and it still amazes me to think about how things were before then. I know some of you who read this would probably agree that we all know people who can't function without some of the devices that didn't even exist a mere 25 or 30 years ago, let alone 50. It still seems like science fiction when I think about it too hard. Viva reality though! I'm glad for some of these advances and I sure try hard not to take them for granted. So, since I don't have any pictures to post today, I'm going to throw out this little game of tag for anyone who cares to join in: If you are reading this TAG – you’re it! Read through the comments below about me and then make sure you read the instructions at the bottom. Have fun! 1. What time is it? 12:25 pm 2. What's your family nickname? Sugar 3. What are you most afraid of? Something bad happening to my children or grandchildren – oh and running out of yarn or chocolate 4. What is the most recent movie that you have seen in a theater? Pirates of the Caribbean III (Yeah, don’t get out much) 5. Place of birth…Zion, IL 6. Favorite food…Anything someone else cooks and brings to the table for me. 7. What's your natural hair color? Light brownish grey. 8. Ever been to Alaska – No, but I’d like to go. 9. Ever been skinny dipping…No, not my style 10. Love someone so much it made you cry…You bet, I have kids. 11. Been in a car accident…Yes, in a tunnel in Wyoming – I don’t recommend it to anyone, either. 12. Croutons or bacon bits…Bacon bits 13. Favorite day of the week…Tuesday 14. Favorite restaurant… Aliotos on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco 15. Favorite Flower… pansy 16. Favorite sport to watch…Baseball 17. Favorite drink…Coffee 18. Favorite ice cream…Anything with chocolate and caramel pieces in it. 19. Warner Brothers/Disney … Disney I guess 20. Ever been on a ship… does a ski boat count? 21. What color is your bedroom carpet…Cream 22. How many times did you fail your driver's test…I once failed the written test in MO because I had no one to watch my then 3 & 4 year old and I had to take them to the DMV with me – not a good choice 23. Before this one, which blog did you look at last? Brooklyn Tweed (recommended by a knitting friend) 24. What do you do when you are bored…Knit, of course 25. Bedtime… usually between 10 and 10:30 pm – any later and the cats get annoyed 26. Who will post this on their blog? We’ll see 27. Who won’t? Not a clue 28. Who is the person that you are most curious to see their responses? – Yarn Harlot, but I don’t think she reads me 29. Favorite TV shows… ER, Monk, Psych 30. Last person you went to dinner with…My husband, SD, her new husband and their 3 kids 31. Smokes or Drinks… Drinks a little wine 32. What is your favorite color… blue and purple 33. How many tattoos do you have… one 34. How many pets do you have…two 35. Which came first, the chicken or the egg… the chicken, read Genesis 36. What do you want to do before you die? Travel overseas, especially Ireland, Germany and Italy 37. Have you ever been to Hawaii … yes, 3 times to Maui 38. Have you been to countries outside the U.S. … I went to Tijuana once for a few hours 39. How many people are read your blog? 3 or 4? 40. Time this survey ended…12:36 Now, here's what you're supposed to do... please do not spoil the fun. Copy this into a word document, delete my answers and type in your answers and post to your blog.