Tuesday, September 29, 2009

kitchen faucet in a museum

I've never been to see a kitchen faucet in a museum.

It seems that in 2004 the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design added a kitchen faucet as part of its permanent display. The Saxony Pull-Out Spray kitchen faucet by Delta Faucet Co. won the 2003 Good Design Award and was later added as an exhibit. So now if you go to the museum, you can see everything, including the kitchen sink!

That I'd like to see.

Faulkner University

I've never been to Faulkner University.

As my son nears college age, I have begun looking at a few. He has no idea where he wants to go, so I have started looking online for some ideas. I found out that Faulkner is a Christian University located in Montgomery, AL. It began in 1965. There are about 800 undergrad students with 300 law students. This is significantly smaller than my son's high school. He has a holiday in October. It would be great if he'd agree to visit this school during the break.

That I'd like to see.

Monday, September 28, 2009


I've never been to buy a motorhome.

We did however rent a trailer one week we went camping. That was lots of fun. The kids loved it and so did we. We did encounter a small problem and had to have someone come fix something on the trailer while we were there. If I remember right this was covered in the rental agreement. However, if I were ever to buy a motorhome, I am sure that having motorhome insurance is a must. I did notice that the new RV lot near us is having an end of year sale so who knows, maybe one of these days we will have a motorhome to do some travel in.

That I'd like to see.

Free Theater Tickets

I've never been to a FREE night of theater.

The month of October marks Free Night of Theater throughout the nation. Simply go to the site and choose the location nearest you. You will find listings for FREE performances of local and national shows. For example, in our city, there are several listings for local performances including Agatha Christie, Into the Woods and Little Shop of Horrors. I was also thrilled to see that there is even one free performance for Meet Me in St. Louis! Most of these shows will only allow you to get two free tickets. You must make reservations through the site. These free tickets will be ready to reserve Oct. 5. I don't know if you can get tickets to more than one show, but I am going to try!

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

5 am exercise class

I had never been to a 5am exercise class before.

But three weeks ago, our favorite spinning teacher began a 5am class. It is really the only one of her classes I can attend. It is so so hard to get up before 5. And hard to get to class on time. The first two weeks, we were running so close to 5 that nearly all the bikes were taken! However, we noticed today that the class attendance was a bit slimmer than when we'd started.

The teacher reminded us today about how important it is to push ourselves to work hard, but that eating right is really about 80% of the equation. I know that is important, though it is hard. I know sometimes doing something drastic like a colon cleanse can jump start a healthy eating plan. I think though I would rather try to maintain consistency in my eating and exercising.

That I'd like to see.

parenting webinar

I've never been to a parenting webinar.

There is a free on being broadcast tonight at 7pm Central time. It states to deal with all kinds of parenting issues, from whining to disrespect to a feeling of entitlement. You have to pre-register, which you can do here . Sounds like another parenting tool that might come in handy in the future.

That I'd like to see.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

under the overpass

I had never turned the opposite direction under an overpass before.

A couple of weeks ago, however, I came across a girl stranded under the bridge. It is only one lane, with a little bit of room for a car to squeeze over to the side, which she had done. I stopped to help her. Turns out she needed a jump for her battery. So, nervously, I turned around to put the front of my car toward hers. We got it jumped in a few minutes. I was very nervous about the oncoming traffic, but she stopped them while I turned back around.

Luckily, she and her husband work on cars and she knew where to go to get car accessories and parts . She went that day to get a new battery!

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

online school

I've never been to online school.

My daughter was not able to get into the virtual school we first looked at. However, there is a new one supported by a local area school district. It is free and does follow the public school curriculum and guidelines. But it is still at home. Books, supplies and even a computer are all supplied. So far she has worked diligently and is doing well. She just received her books today, which should help as loading the large texts on our computer continued to crash and/or freeze it up. Now, I think things will work even more smoothly!

That I'd like to see.

Guitar Hero

I've never been to play Guitar Hero.

My daughter plays this game at her friend's house. Now she is asking for it here. We don't even have a PS3! Well, she put all of that on her birthday list. Needless to say, she did not get it. I would rather her go ahead and enjoy it at her friend's house!

That I'd like to see.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

defensive driving

I've never been to defensive driving.

But my son has already attended! He found one close by that was cheap enough and fun! The teacher used to be a stand up comic so he made the class more fun. He had a nickname for everyone in the class (my son was "embryo" since he was the youngest.) He told jokes and "made fun" of stuff they had to learn. It made the day pass by more enjoyably. So now, my son's ticket will be dismissed and our insurance rate should go down a bit too.

That I'd like to see.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I've never been to a "buycott".

This is the exact opposite of a boycott, where you go spend your money in support of a business. There is a buycott going on in some locations for Whole Foods Market in response to CEO John Mackey's alternative health care methods and the ensuing boycott by some consumers. I like the idea of both a boycott and a buycott. I guess it really does show how we support businesses and ideas with our dollars.

I like Whole Foods and would definitely take part if a buycott is put in place at our nearby Market. I love the great products you can find there. All kinds of healthy produce and food items. But there are also health and beauty products including vitamins, skin cleansers, colon cleansers, even make up and some apparel.

I haven't been to Whole Foods in some time. Just thinking about it makes me realize I need to head back up there soon!

That I'd like to see.