Link I'll never drink again Vol. 2: November 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

And about getting older....

is that why I don't like the new Internet Explorer 7.0? I tried it for a week and decided I liked the old one better and switched back. Is that why I haven't switched to the new version of blogger? Have any of you switched and do you like it? I'm afraid to switch and find out I don't like it and be stuck with it. Can I switch back if I want? So many questions but let's just say now I'm cautious instead of getting too old to like change. Ha.

When I went home to Pennsylvania last Spring I

was driving my two nieces somewhere and the oldest one (18) said to me, "How do I get the window down? There's no button." I explained that all she had to do was grab that handle with the little knob and turn it. I guess she had never been in a car without electric windows. How scary. So someone just sent me this email and although I'm sure some of you have seen this before, it bears repeating. I'm old but I'm not that old.

Do you remember?
1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke box s
6 . Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines
8. Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11. Telephone numbe rs with a word prefix (OLive-6933)
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S&H Green Stamps
16 Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19 Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

And now that I think about it I remember getting our first computer, at work, in 1990. Wow. I am old.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

If I had any idea how to put this pic

in the spot where most of your photos are....I'd do it. It's a perfect pic for the title of my blog. Don't you think?
Course, it'd be better if I looked like that.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Second-hand Alcohol

I was just telling a friend about my experiences, lately, with second-hand alcohol. I got on the elevator the other day and there were two guys on there that looked like they were fans of ZZ Top. Long, grey beards and God, the odor! I swear I could still smell the beer 5 minutes later. At that party the other night, it didn't bother me to see the bottles of alcohol but the many whiffs of alcohol on people's breath was kind of hard to take. I know second-hand smoke can kill you so why not a law against second-hand alcohol? It's time we make a stand! Call your congressman or woman! Just kidding.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween Eve

I went to our annual Halloween party last night. Chris and I go to our friend's Ken and Chuck's house and we hand out Halloween candy to the kids. They live in a nice suburban neighborhood in the Heights. Jim and Ed and Diane were there too. I was just a little anxious about going to another party where some people would be drinking but as I always say, if I get uncomfortable I can leave. Chris knows I might want to leave suddenly and I always make sure he has a ride if I'm leaving early. It seems to work well, for me. This night was special because it was also Diane's Birthday and she had retired that day from the IRS after 39 years of employment. Wow. I had gone to the Dollar store and got her some gag gifts so she'd have something to do with all that spare time since retiring. She laughed and seemed to like them. Especially the crossword book in LARGE PRINT. I'd brought two of my sparkling waters with me to drink and Diane had brought some Buckler's non-alcoholic beer for me too. I did have one, but stuck mostly to the sparkling water. (no calories) But what I noticed about my attitude last night was that when I saw that large bottle of Sky vodka (something I always made my martinis with) and that huge bottle of Kentucky bourbon (something I loved with Coke) I didn't feel anything. Not envy or a craving or anything. It just didn't affect me, this time. Oh, that it was always like that, I'd be so happy! I know I can't count on that happening every time. Sometimes, I'm going to want to drink like everyone else, but I won't. I know I can't drink like everyone else. I know I can't quit once I get started. Oh well, I did have a really great time last night and I'm glad I went. Hope you'all had a great Halloween too. Later.