Sunday, April 29, 2012

Take Away 92 - High Mileage

We took a 263 mile motorcycle ride today. It was only my 2nd time out of the garage this spring. I think I'm going to be putting some major miles under my belt this season. Two 400-mile trips late last summer seems to have set the bar higher for me.

TAKE AWAY: With gas a $4+ a gallon, riding is going to get expensive this summer!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Take Away 91 - It's Always a New Day

Around here, if you don't like the weather just wait a bit and it will change. I've learned to not pay too much attention to the forecast. I know the weather people try to get it right but mother nature has a mind of her own. So, I don't dwell on last night's weather report, I'd rather wake up and be pleasantly surprised. The sun is shining this morning, can you tell? :-)

TAKE AWAY: Don't make today's plans based on yesterday's forecast. 
Always have a Plan "B" just in case the weather changes.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Take Away 90 - Time

When I first started the job I'm in, I had to adjust to working 10-hour days. It took several weeks to figure out what time I needed to hit the hay. I'm a morning person so it's easier for me to adjust my "go to bed" time vs. my "get-up" time. Now that we have a lot more light, I'm having to adjust again, having a hard time getting to sleep at night.

TAKE AWAY: Time is adjustable.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Take Away 89 - Umptysquat

Learned a new word yesterday.  Umptysquat.  Yah huh .... it is a word!!   According to the Urban Dictionary it means "an undetermined amount".

TAKE AWAY:  There are take aways every single day if you seek them.
My take aways may be silly and meaningless
but they are take aways nonetheless.
How many of you knew there is such a 
thing as an Urban Dictionary?  

Monday, April 9, 2012

Take Away 88 - Time It

I saw the coolest thing recently.  A water-saver timer that sticks to the wall in the shower. You press it and a little green light goes on and about 4 minutes later a blinking red light comes on to alert you that your 5-minute shower is almost up. When you have many people in one household taking showers, this is a good thing.

TAKE AWAY: Who thinks of these clever devices?

Take Away 87 - Just Google It

I have a friend at work who loves to "Google It".  I've adopted that phrase.  Is there anything you can't figure out how to do on the internet?  I don't know. I'm not finished trying yet.  The other website my friend uses a lot is YouTube.  When she needs to learn something like how to make pie crust, she YouTube's it. I never really thought about doing that before I met her.

TAKE AWAY: Listen carefully to others. 
There is much to be learned in this lifetime.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Take Away 86 - April Fools

I love April Fool's day and yesterday was no exception! I used to play awesome pranks on my sister-in-laws (sil) when I lived in Fairbanks. You'd think year after year they'd be on to me but I was always able to pull one off. Yesterday I was going down memory lane on FB with one sil and 5 minutes later I posted something on my profile and once more caught her in my April fool's trap. I laughed so hard and could hardly stop laughing. Later in the day, a local friend texted me a long, elaborate April fool's lie and I bought it hook, line and sinker. I believe I have met my fooling match!

TAKE AWAY: There are some people in my life who give me
the greatest gift of laughter. I treasure those ones the very most!