What should I do with this blog?
Should I post what I do day to day?
Should I post about family?
Should I post about my dogs?
Should I post about classic films?
Should I post about religion?
Should I post about dreams?
Love - connecting with friends who I haven't seen in more than 30 years and finding out that they are living their dreams.
Hate -always checking what friends are doing. It just sucks me in. The ramblin' "hate" portion: Why? Is it is the need to be connnected with what is going on in other people's lives? To see if they are having a more exciting day than I am? What friends I may get when other people friend someone? See photos of children's first day at school, vacations, surgeries? WHY?
I've tried not to log on for days at a time, even took a "vacation" for one month (only lasted five days). Just missed the "action", even if it is friends using their fingers sitting at home on their computers, at Starbucks with the smart phones. That is what I call action!
What to do? Make a phone call at 6:30 in the morning to say Happy Birthday to someone I had no actual conversation since high school graduation? Why not? I will probably tick them off waking them up, especially living in a different time zone.
I currently have 203 friends. I had 204 the other day, and was wondering who knocked me off their friends list. What did I do? Did I not answer their post? Not "like" something? Had enough of Facebook and just dropped out?
The ramblin' "love" portion: Why not? Is it is the need to be connnected with what is going on in other people's lives? There sure is! Friends who have moved on to live their dreams, on the mission field, praying for them when times are hard and hearing their praise when times are great. To see if they are having a more exciting day than I am? Sure! Maybe their day is not as exciting as mine! What friends I may get when other people friend someone? Sure! It could be a friend I have been trying to reconnect with. See photos of children's first day at school, vacations, surgeries? Sure! I love it when photos and videos are posted of their babies, children, dogs, cats, vacation, surgeries. WHY NOT?
I've tried not to log on for days at a time, even took a "vacation" for one month (only lasted five days). Just missed the action!
What to do? I will definitely not make a phone call at 6:30 in the morning to say Happy Birthday to someone I had no actual conversation since high school graduation. Getting a birthday greeting on Facebook from someone you have had no connection with in over 30 years is such a blessing, that they actually took time out of their day to wish you a happy birthday.
I currently have 203 friends. I had 204 the other day, and was wondering who knocked me off their friends list. It is not the number that counts, but the friendships you have a connection. Old friends, current friends, future friends.
My husband, Bill, goes to a conference every year for the software product that he is responsible for at work. Depending on which city it is being held, I will travel with him. This year it was held in Las Vegas and our fourth time to travel there!
Here is some advice about staying in the city:
Food is expensive! We were overwhelmed with breakfast came to $25.00 for tea, pastry and fruit for the both of us and the same for lunch. Before heading out, go to Groupon.com and see if there are any restaurant deals. This was helpful for dinner. At the the Fashion Mall, there is a food court if you want fast food and Starbucks is always available.
Our airfare/hotel deal from AAA gave us a $100 credit for services at the hotel. This covered our dinner expenses for two nights. Check travel websites for any deals.
Taxis are expensive. When going to dinner one night for a two mile drive, it was $20 each way. The taxis actually charge for sitting at a traffic light! Walk if you can or take public transportation.
Where good shoes. One day I walked Las Vegas Boulevard (better known as the strip) and got a really bad blister and had go get another pair of shoes that were a wider width so I can walk!
Bring a bottle of water. Try not to buy these at the hotels and Starbucks ($4.25 a bottle). Walgreens, CVS, ABC Stores are within walking distance and the price is much lower.
Go out in the mornings, rest in the afternoon and go out in the evening. In the evening, Las Vegas come alive. It will be hot, especially if you travel in July, but it is a dry heat!
Things to do in Las Vegas:
If you could rent a car, go to Red Rock Canyon. It is a wonderful 13 mile drive around the outskirts of the Mojave Desert. Beautiful rock formations, desert fauna and flora, and you may see a burrow or two.
Most of the hotels have exhibits. Go to Mandalay Bay for the aquarium, Mirage for Siegfried and Roy's animal habitat, Luxor for the Titanic exhibition, Gondola rides at the Venetian. There is always something to see.
See a show. We have seen Wayne Newton, Jersey Boys and Phantom of the Opera. Las Vegas has their own spin on the shows and are fun to watch. We tried to get tickets to Le Reve, a Cirque de Solei show, but was not performing on the night we wanted to go. There are 1/2 price ticket locations on the strip for most of the shows for that day's performance.
Go off the strip to see other hotels and other highlights of the city. Rent a car if you can or take public transportation. One highlight was seeing the World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop where the show "Pawn Stars" is filmed. The guys were not there and their staff is very friendly. There is Ethel M's candy factory tour where you can see chocolate being made. And of course, Hoover Dam. It you have a car, get there early before the tour buses arrive. It is a sight to see!
I had a friend.
Its name was coffee.
We had such good times together.
Meeting in the morning.
Sometimes cold (with whipped cream).
We met everyday for nearly three decades.
Then one day.
It went away.
No desire to see my friend anymore.
It has been six months.
Do I miss it?
I have a new friend.
Its name is tea.
We don't see each other as much as coffee.
But we get along fine.