Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Belly Laugh Day...and Wayback Wednesday

"Laughter is an instant vacation and a smile is a little curve that straightens everything out."--Sandra Magsamen

Today is Belly Laugh Day, and my friend Joel Griffith gave me an ENORMOUS belly laugh today. I was laughing so hard, tears were running down my face. Sorry I can't share was an inside joke, and as is usually the case with something that makes me laugh really hard, it just struck a certain quirky chord I have. Thanks, Joel. I needed that!

And now, on "Wayback Wednesday"--my practice of giving you something from the archives of this blog.

Here's what I was blogging about a year ago this week:--originally posted 1/23/06

The beautiful Del Coronado Hotel in Coronado, CA

I've been tagged by Barbara of Tidbits and Treasures, so here goes!

Four Jobs You’ve Had:

--Working as an aide at an ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) School back in the mid-70's (hated it!)
--A bus-girl and tea/coffee server at a Furr's Cafeteria
--A news reporter/announcer at KWFC Radio in Springfield, Missouri
--News director/ morning show co-host at WQFL/WGSL Radio in Rockford, Illinois

Four Places You’ve Lived:

--Beirut, Lebanon
--El Paso, TX
--Springfield, Missouri
--Rockford, IL

Four Vacations You've Taken

--Western Colorado Rockies--when I was a young teenager, a camping trip with my grandparents. Probably the closest I've ever come to actually "roughing it"...we lived in a camper, often parked out in the middle of nowhere. I found out I'm not crazy about camping, but I fell in love with the Rockies!

--Branson, Missouri--I have a soft spot for this place, because it's where my husband and I honeymooned. I love the scenery, the shows, and the down-home flavor.

--The Del Coronado Hotel, Coronado, California--a dear and generous friend took me along with her for a few days. I loved waking up to the sound of the waves on the beach. The legendary hotel, the ocean and the lovely San Diego area captivated me.

Doug and me at "Mamma Mia" in Chicago

--Chicago, IL--yes, I know it's right in my backyard, but this is one of the most exciting and appealing cities in the world! A favorite memory: my husband and I stayed at the Westin, right on the Magnificent Mile, for our 25th anniversary. We saw a musical, shopped at the Water Tower Place, ate steak at Gibson's, had a carriage ride, had dessert at the Cheesecake Factory at the base oif the Hancock Center. I love Chicago!

Four Vehicles You’ve Owned--(I'm sorry, but I never remember the years!)

--A mid-70's silver Chevy Nova--it was actually my husband's car when we got married
--An 82 (I think) Honda Civic--the only brand-new car we've ever had as a couple. Loved that car.
--An 80's Honda Accord--probably one of my favorite vehicles we've owned
--A (2000?) Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo--actually given to my husband as a gift--also one of my favorite vehicles we've owned

Rather than tagging anyone, feel free to do this meme on your own blog!

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