Friday, September 12, 2008

Once in a blue moon .....

Last night, I slept for NINE (9) hours! That's absolutely unheard of for me. Usually I get about 6 hours, and even on the weekends it's pretty rare for me to sleep more than that.

It got me to thinking about other "once in a blue moon" kinds of events:
  • Running -- I don't do it unless I'm being chased
  • Haley's comet -- anybody remember this back in the 70s? There was big hype about seeing the "only once every 76 years" comet. I can't remember if I actually saw it or just stood staring at the sky for a few minutes.
  • Bowling -- I love bowling, but rarely ever do it. Despite the balls being heavy and making my delicate fingers swell like breakfast sausages, I always enjoy it and wish I did it more often.
  • Eating carrots -- I usually don't like them (though I wish I did because they're so pretty and good for you), but once in a while when they've been soaking in some soup broth or gravy, they're positively delicious.
  • Sewing -- Am pretty much limited to re-attaching buttons, but my mom gave me a sewing machine a few years ago and I keeping saying how much I want to learn to use it. I made a pillow, but that's it. Perhaps this should be a goal this winter?
  • Stilettos -- For obvious reasons (like: I'm not a hooker and am pretty clumsy) these don't happen often. In fact, I can't remember the last time a pair of these adorned my flippers. I like them, but wearing them is once in a very deep indigo moon.
  • Snail mail -- Anymore, it's such an effort to get a stamp and find a mailbox to mail something.
  • Finding money on the ground -- The last time it was a $20 bill blowing down the street on New Year's Day. Yay!
  • Amy Winehouse sober -- need I say more?
  • Walmart in South Philly -- Synonmous with "hell on earth." It has to be something seriously Earth-shattering to go there. (Gee, do you remember when we were shopping there for our trip to Egypt and after putting 200 things in our cart realized we had someone else's cart and lost ours? Talk about a "throw your head back and scream" moment!)
  • Video games -- Love them. Get totally sucked in. It's probably a good thing I rarely play them. I have a mii character on Los and Schue's wii that's wearing a purple dress and has sunglasses on her head -- miss her. Time to play again soon ... (hint hint)
  • Penn State trips -- I miss my alma mater and rarely get to visit anymore. This time of year when the Nittany Lions are roaring up and down the field I can picture the scene around Beaver Stadium (I have to picture the scene on the outside of the stadium since I never actually went IN to a game while I was a student). Anybody up for a trip sometime soon?

One thing that crossed my mind but really belongs on the "I hope I never have to do this again" list is riding on a Greyhound bus. Just thought I'd add that tidbit so that the thought will leave my head. The first and last time was when I was about 15 and took a bus to Ocean City, MD.

Anyway, what are some of your "once in a blue moon" happenings?


Sandi said...

Hmmm...let's see. I have 2 very young children, so here's my list.

Showering uninterrupted.
Peeing alone
Pooping alone.
Sleeping through the night.
Watching the news.
I could go on, but you get the point.

SGM said...

Gee - I totally remember that trip to Walmart. It was the longest year of my life.

Sandi! You are dead on with your list

SGM said...

What was that pig dice game we got there?
One of the rolls was called "makin' bacon"

Los said...

* Eating salad as a main course.
* Watching the Phillies in the playoffs.
* Eating ham.
* Playing hookey.

And Babs, you're more than welcome to come over and play the Wii anytime!