Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Did someone say vacation?

Joyce is full of vacation type questions this week.

1. Picture postcards were first printed back in the mid-1800's and deltiology is the official name for postcard collecting. When did you last send a postcard? Receive one? Do you save postcards sent to you? Do you collect and/or send postcards when you travel?

The last time I sent a postcard was last summer when in Alaska and I sent it to Whitney. Thanks to reading Marti's Musings I realized the last postcard I got was from my dentist reminding me of my appointment. I did get a couple as souvenirs in China that were actually the admission tickets to various sites and then you just tear off the ticket part and instant postcard. But I didn't mail any from there because I couldn't figure out where a post office was.

2. What treat do you most like to indulge in while on vacation?

I'm trying to go out to eat more often. So many times when we go on vacation we skimp on the meal aspect making sandwiches in the room and other such things. I'm trying to venture out more and eat at local restaurants.

3. Are you good at hiding your feelings?

Yes I am. Unless I'm super excited/happy about something.

4. Does your town/city/county still deliver telephone books to your home? Do you check the yellow pages when searching for a local business number or has the internet replaced the phone book in your home?

We still get multiple copies of phone books from I think three different companies. The only ones I keep are the AT&T ones. The rest go straight to the recycle bin. However we don't get them at work anymore.

5. Would you rather be first or last?

Well it depends on the situation. A ride line at Disney...first. Doctor or dentist appointment...first. Trying new things that are sketchy...last (maybe they will run out). Death...LAST!

6. July is National Park and Recreation Month (in America, but everyone can still play along)...where and when were you last in a park? Did you participate in any recreational activities while you were there?

The last park I was in was in China but I won't count that. The last national park in the US was Denali National Park in Alaska last summer. I'll do small hikes and look at the visitor centers but that's as close to nature as I get. No camping for me.

7. What was one of your worst ideas?

I tend to not dwell on bad ideas so I don't have an answer to this question.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Beds in China were super hard and I loved it. I actually looked at the first one to make sure it was a mattress and not wood. I slept the best in a hotel that I've ever done. So when I got home we went and bought a new mattress and box spring (we had been talking about it for months). Yesterday it was delivered and I slept great. They actually make them in Oklahoma City so not only did I buy American, I bought Oklahoman.


  1. I don't like a mattress that's too soft either. Hope you had a great trip!

  2. We go to National Parks for day trips, I cannot remember the last time I was "camping"! I am not even sure I would like camping anymore.