Cleaning Out My Closet

It rained all weekend so I took on the project of cleaning out my closets.  I didn’t realize how many years it’s been since I dove into them.  There were some odd items of clothing tucked in the back corners that I’d literally forgotten all about.

First, I looked at the sizes, because let’s face it, I’m never going to be able to wear some sizes I wore previously.  And if I did ever get down to a smaller size, I would want to celebrate with new clothes, anyway.  (That ain’t happening, so moving on!)  Then I looked at each article and asked myself, ” Am I ever going anywhere that I will want to wear this again?”  Surprisingly, the answer was no, a lot.  I think I’ve held onto so many things simply because I was too lazy to go through them.

I’ve got everything in plastic bags now, and a few household items packed in boxes, and I’m going to call Purple Heart right now before I procrastinate.  Oh good, they can come pick this stuff up on Thursday.  I just need to leave it out in my yard or porch early in the morning.  I like to donate to Purple Heart – they are a much more worthy charity than Good Will or the Salvation Army. Trust me on this – I checked them all out before deciding which one to call.

Managing all these passwords is driving me nuts!

Well, I’ve done it again.  I changed the password on our WI-FI and I can’t remember what I changed it to.  I’m sure it was something very generic so that I would remember it.  I usually stick with pet’s names.  The password I use the most is a dog I had years ago followed by random number.  But, nope, I didn’t use that this time.  I’ve tried my other go-to’s such as Password, Mom’s maiden name, the street I grew up on.  Nope,  not them either.

We just have way too many passwords to remember and we have to change them so often.  I wonder what the count would be if you counted how many passwords we are actually trying to remember at one time.

When I worked outside of the house, I had so many passwords at work.  Then I’d come home and try to remember the password for banking, or email, or in this case, WI-FI.

I though of buying a small notebook, but I would literally have to carry it every place I go.  Also, there would be a lot of scratching out and changes whenever I had to change a password.  There has to be an easier way.

Discovering Bo Bice

I was just thinking about when I went to the very successful benefit concert back in March of 2011, this guy was singing and I didn’t know who he was. Turned out it was Bo Bice. The song was not something I recognized, but I had not been listening to much radio at that point and time in my life so I didn’t realize it was a number #1 hit for him – and it was written by Todd, was told he was using a apogee mic 96k that sounded great!

How cool that Todd has helped launch Bo’s career and that Bo was good enough to perform at the benefit concert for Todd. Plus, Bo donated the guitar that he had played for the silent auction, with the minimum bid at $300. I they got a lot more than that for the guitar – it was all for a great cause.

Tongue Twisters

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My father loved word play. He worked on crossword puzzles, loved riddles, and was always challenging the kids with tongue twisters and puns. This is a tongue twister that I don’t remember hearing as a child, but when I found it on Facebook today it made me think of my father. He would have loved this one.

Thinking International

Orlando has got to be right up there in the list of cities that host a lot of international travelers. For years, Europeans would flock to Miami, but I wonder if that is true in today’s world? Maybe it depends upon whether you are bringing your children with you on holiday, or if you are looking for more adult diversions.

Orlando is SOO family friendly. I can’t think of anyplace else in the United States that I would like to bring kids of any age and spend a week away from home and all the troubles that go along with owning a home and raising children.

In the hotel lobby, I waited at the elevator with a young Indonesian family. The kids were totally exhausted, but still very happy to be here. I’m so impressed with the international scope of this city and a very big part of it is thanks to Walt Disney. I have watched a few documentaries about Walt Disney and he was a fascinating man with a fascinating plan.

With Flores (Indonesia)on my mind, I surfed a couple of sites tonight and came across a site to learn more about that part of the world. I also found how to get to flores indonesia and I have made up my mind that before I leave this world I want to take a trip and explore Flores and its natural wonders that sound so very enticing to me right now. It will have to take place after all the kids have grown and I will have so much more time on my hands that I feel traveling will be occupying a lot more of my time.