Sunday, July 20, 2008

This & That

:: Thank you to everyone who has been clicking off to sign the petition urging the U.S. Census Bureau not to edit the 2010 Census. (See July 18 - “Call For Action & Accuracy” below.)

:: I am very much enjoying the television series “In Plain Sight” on the USA network.

:: The New England region has the highest consumption of ice cream per capita in the United States. It makes me proud to be a New Englander! We eat ice cream year round. My favorite since childhood is coffee ice cream (regular churn, not soft serve) in a sugar (not a waffle) cone. These days, the best I can find is at Friendly’s. It used to be Newport Creamery, but nowadays, they’re almost exclusively in Rhode Island.

:: I have the opportunity to purchase Photoshop CS3 for better than half off the exorbitant list price. But I could also upgrade from Photoshop Elements 4.0 for Mac to the recent Photoshop Elements 6.0 for Mac, for about a quarter of the CS3 sale price. Chuck is a patient man. He’ll probably be fast tracked for sainthood after he dies just on the basis of living with me. And the me he is living with right now is incessantly wrestling with this CS3 vs. PSE 6.0 decision.

:: Summer being in full swing means I am in my seasonal country music phase. I’ve never lived south of 41 degrees latitude (or west of 93 degrees longitude), but how can I not enjoy music with lines like Brooks & Dunn’s “I shaved my legs. I paid my money. Play something country.” Or Sugarland’s “Friday, payday, Lordy gotta get away, had it with the wife thing; livin’ on a shoestring.” Or Toby Keith’s: “I ain't as good as I once was, but I’m as good once, as I ever was”!
Toe tappin’ bliss..


dancingmorganmouse said...

My favourite county song is I spent my last $10 on birth control & beer -
a very silly song, but good to sing along to.

purpleronnie said...

Yummy I'm with u on the ice cream thing - I love ice cream and will eat it even in winter when it's cold in fact i almost prefer it then for some reason. My favourite is chocolate ice cream but it must be really good stuff not just the regular crappy stuff.
Love those lyrics.. hehehe

Lailaa said...

I can devour ice-cream no matter what the season... Don't really have a favourite flavour, but do enjoy any flavour by Haagen Daz... I'm with Ronnie, luving the lyrics! Hugs, xx

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Well that song was a new one on me! I thought the title was good, but the lyrics really floored me!
- Lee

Hi Ronnie -
You eat ice cream year round? I'll have to make you an Honorary New Englander! I have to agree. Life's too short to waste the money and calories on crappy anything!
- Lee

Hi Lailaa -
Another year round ice cream eater? I'll have to declare you an Honorary New Englander as well!
Don't you love the story of how Haagen Dazs got its name?
- Lee