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Old 06-08-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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Hello everyone

Today's Question(s):

Quote:
Originally Posted by KwaK View Post
Its "Watch Day" so lets talk about Watches

Do you wear one?

How many watches do you own?

Do you remember when "Swatch Watch" became popular in the 80's?

Did you own one?
I wear a watch. I had to look up "Swatch watch." I never owned one.


Bonus Question:

Quote:
Originally Posted by KwaK View Post
It is also parking meter day

Are there parking meters in your town?

When was the last time you parked at a Meter?
There are plenty of parking meters in the county where I live but I can't think of any in my town.
I don't remember the last time I parked at one, maybe 2 months ago.


Extra Credit Question:

Quote:
Originally Posted by KwaK View Post
Who has vacation plans for this summer ?

When it comes to taking a vacation do you prefer:
One long trip ?
or
Several short trips ?

Which of the above have you most recently done?
No vacations planned. I'm traveling to the Raleigh, NC area at the end of the month to visit a friend. I'm planning a 3 day trip.

This past weekend I went to Atlantic City to see a show.

I took a California vacation in January. I went to San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, and the most beautiful place I have ever been to - La Jolla.

Overall, I'd prefer several short trips.


Just for Fun:

Quote:
Originally Posted by KwaK View Post
Have you ever tried making homemade:
Bread ?
Ice Cream ?
Butter ?
Wine ?
Beer ?
Other ?
I bake good banana bread. Never made anything else homemade from the list above.
I often cook my own food. Too many dishes to name but nothing too complicated.

Have a great weekend!
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Sunny and 100 degrees in the NV desert today.

Today's Question(s):
Its "Watch Day" so lets talk about Watches

Do you wear one ? Yes.

How many watches do you own ? 4 or 5.

Do you remember when "Swatch Watch" became popular in the 80's ? Yes.

Did you own one ? No.

Are there parking meters in your town ? Not in my community that I've seen -- perhaps in Las Vegas?

When was the last time you parked at a Meter ? A few years ago.

Who has vacation plans for this summer ? Me!

When it comes to taking a vacation do you prefer:
One long trip or several short trips ? No preference -- I can do both now that I'm retired!

Which of the above have you most recently done ? Long.

Have you ever tried making homemade:
Bread ?
Butter ? Only when I've whipped cream too long.

Happy Friday everyone!
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Today's Question(s):
Its "Watch Day" so lets talk about Watches

Do you wear one ? Only when I go out ... I hate not being able to tell time and don't wanna rely on my cell phone. As a mass transit rider, it is critical to know the time.

How many watches do you own ? One functioning watch. I have another watch that isn't functioning that have the 10 Commandments on it ... Cool watch that I need to get the battery replaced

Do you remember when "Swatch Watch" became popular in the 80's ? Vaguely ....

Did you own one ? No


Bonus Question:

It is also parking meter day

Are there parking meters in your town ? Maybe in the Downtown section ... There are tons of them throughout the LA Metro area.

When was the last time you parked at a Meter ? I don't drive but I've been with others who needed to use the parking meters.


Extra Credit Question:


Who has vacation plans for this summer ? Oooh! Ooooh! *Raises hands*

When it comes to taking a vacation do you prefer:
One long trip ? If it's someplace that is different and fun
or
Several short trips ? This is also nice especially if you can get your friends to go with ya.

Which of the above have you most recently done ? I did a few days in Dallas last Christmas ... Not my ideal vacation place as there was no sight-seeing involved and too much family drama ... Probably won't be doing the proposed Louisiana Christmas get together this year


Just for Fun:


Have you ever tried making homemade:
Bread ? Yes ... Irish Soda Bread ... Came out kinda mushy but was delicious
Ice Cream ?
Butter ?
Wine ?
Beer ?
Other ?
Spinach pizza ... A disaster but that's because I foolishly used canned spinach and did not drain .... Hey! I was probably 18-20 years old so I did not know any better! LOL!

I also made homemade Manicotti which was delish using Alfredo sauce versus marinara sauce
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Today's Question(s):
Its "Watch Day" so lets talk about Watches

Do you wear one ? Yes

How many watches do you own ? 3 but only 2 of them work.

Do you remember when "Swatch Watch" became popular in the 80's ? I do!

Did you own one ? No


Bonus Question:

It is also parking meter day

Are there parking meters in your town ? Not in my city but there are in Long Beach.

When was the last time you parked at a Meter ? Almost 15 years ago.


Extra Credit Question:


Who has vacation plans for this summer ? Nothing firmed up yet.

When it comes to taking a vacation do you prefer:
One long trip ?
or
Several short trips ?
Either one is fine, depending on the destination.

Which of the above have you most recently done ? Short trip to San Diego.


Just for Fun:


Have you ever tried making homemade:
Bread ?
Ice Cream ?
Butter ?
Wine ?
Beer ?
Other ?

None of the above but I'd like to try making homemade ice cream!

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Today's Question(s):
Its "Watch Day" so lets talk about Watches

Do you wear one ?

How many watches do you own ?

Do you remember when "Swatch Watch" became popular in the 80's ?

Did you own one ?


Bonus Question:

It is also parking meter day

Are there parking meters in your town ?

When was the last time you parked at a Meter ?
Million years...

Extra Credit Question:


Who has vacation plans for this summer ?

When it comes to taking a vacation do you prefer:
One long trip ?
or
Several short trips ?

Which of the above have you most recently done ?


Just for Fun:


Have you ever tried making homemade:
Bread ?
Ice Cream ?
Butter ?
Wine ?
Beer ?
Other ?




Today in History:

1786 - Commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time -- in New York City.
1869 - Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago, IL received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.
1896 - The first stolen car was reported.
1921 - Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, and held in jail until 4 PM
1936 - 1st parking meters are invented
1947 - "Lassie" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show about an extraordinary collie.
1942 - Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"
1983 - "Trading Places," "Ghostbusters," and "Gremlins," premiered this day


Word of the Day:
cater-cousin \KEY-ter-kuhz-uhn\ , noun;
1. A very close friend.



Today is:
Parking Meter Day
Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
Watch Day
Vacuum Cleaner Day
Shoo Fly Day
World Oceans Day
Upsy Daisy Day
Thanks Kwak!
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Today's Question(s):
Its "Watch Day" so lets talk about Watches - Okay.. but time is ticking away..

Do you wear one ? - Yeah.. just one... I tried wearing three of them one time.. but that didn't work too good...

How many watches do you own ? - I don't own any.. but I'm leasing one right now... Actually, the ones that work.. I own just one..

Do you remember when "Swatch Watch" became popular in the 80's ? - I remember the name but I forgot what they looked like..

Bonus Question:

It is also parking meter day - That makes sense, Watches and Parking Meters, they go hand in hand.. Is today also Parking Ticket day?

Are there parking meters in your town ? - Not as many as there were in the past..

When was the last time you parked at a Meter ? - Ehh.. I did a lousy job parallel parking, I ran over the meter... so instead of parking AT a meter, I parked over it.. - I'm joking, actually, it's been over 5 years, the last time I parked at a meter was in March of 2007, on the beach at Fort Huaneme, California, by Oxnard.. and I got a parking ticket... too.. Someone else here on City Data remembers that..

Extra Credit Question:

Who has vacation plans for this summer ? - Plans? Ehh.. I have an Unplanned vacation this summer.. Actually, I wanted to make vacation plans, but I hate going by myself, so as of yet, I have no plans for a real vacation.. Just plans for a weekend out in Ontario, California for a get-together with other City Data folks out there.

When it comes to taking a vacation do you prefer: - No preference...
One long trip ? -
Several short trips ?

Just for Fun:

Have you ever tried making homemade:
Bread ? - Hmm.. Home-made burnt toast.. Does that count?
Ice Cream ?
Butter ?
Wine ?
Beer ? - Isn't that called Moonshine..
Other ? - Home-Made coffee..
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Wish you could send us some of that rain, Karla.

Today's Question(s):
Its "Watch Day" so lets talk about Watches

Do you wear one ? Not any more.

How many watches do you own ? 2

Do you remember when "Swatch Watch" became popular in the 80's ? no

Did you own one ?


Bonus Question:

It is also parking meter day

Are there parking meters in your town ? no

When was the last time you parked at a Meter ? ???


Extra Credit Question:


Who has vacation plans for this summer ? me

When it comes to taking a vacation do you prefer:
One long trip ? either
or
Several short trips ? or

Which of the above have you most recently done ? short trip in April; long trip in a couple of weeks.


Just for Fun:


Have you ever tried making homemade:
Bread ? yes
Ice Cream? no
Butter ? as a child we had a cow and churned the butter.
Wine ? yes
Beer ? no
Other ?
I'm making some bread beer.....beer made from bread....today.



Today in History:

1786 - Commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time -- in New York City.
1869 - Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago, IL received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.
1896 - The first stolen car was reported.
1921 - Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, and held in jail until 4 PM
1936 - 1st parking meters are invented
1947 - "Lassie" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show about an extraordinary collie.
1942 - Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"
1983 - "Trading Places," "Ghostbusters," and "Gremlins," premiered this day


Word of the Day:
cater-cousin \KEY-ter-kuhz-uhn\ , noun;
1. A very close friend. I thought this was you "kissing cousin".



Today is:
Parking Meter Day
Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
Watch Day
Vacuum Cleaner Day
Shoo Fly Day
World Oceans Day
Upsy Daisy Day
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Upstate
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oday's Question(s):
Its "Watch Day" so lets talk about Watches

Do you wear one ? I got two watches for Christmas, but never wear them. Never did like wearing a wrist watch. I always use me phone for the time.

How many watches do you own ? Two

Do you remember when "Swatch Watch" became popular in the 80's ? Remember, them well.

Did you own one ? I think I may have owned one.

In the near future I may be talked into buying a new watch. There is a startup company called Pebble. Their e-paper wristwatch communicates with your Android phone. It has a great design. Check it out here: Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android by Pebble Technology — Kickstarter


Bonus Question:

It is also parking meter day

Are there parking meters in your town ? A few along Main St.

When was the last time you parked at a Meter ? Been years, I usually never have change, but I think the new Credit Card ones are cool.


Extra Credit Question:


Who has vacation plans for this summer ? We took our "summer" vacation in May before the crowds hit and it go too hot. We are planning a fall vacation again for the same reason. Will spend most of the time in the pool this summer.

When it comes to taking a vacation do you prefer:
One long trip ?
or
Several short trips ? Short, such as 600 miles or less.

Which of the above have you most recently done ? Short about a four hour drive to the beach.


Just for Fun:


Have you ever tried making homemade:
Bread ? Yes in a bread machine.
Ice Cream ? Have an ice cream machine too.
Butter ? No
Wine ? No
Beer ? No
Other ?
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Today's Question(s):
Its "Watch Day" so lets talk about Watches

Do you wear one ? Yes, whenever I leave the house.

How many watches do you own ? 15 or so

Do you remember when "Swatch Watch" became popular in the 80's ? Yes

Did you own one ? Nope


Bonus Question:

It is also parking meter day

Are there parking meters in your town ? Not that I am aware of.

When was the last time you parked at a Meter ?

It's been years.


Extra Credit Question:


Who has vacation plans for this summer ? Seattle in August and New Orleans in October.

When it comes to taking a vacation do you prefer:
One long trip ?
or
Several short trips ? This one.

Which of the above have you most recently done ?

Long trip.


Just for Fun:


Have you ever tried making homemade:
Bread ?
Ice Cream ?
Butter ?
Wine ?
Beer ?
Other ?



Today in History:

1786 - Commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time -- in New York City.
1869 - Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago, IL received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.
1896 - The first stolen car was reported.
1921 - Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, and held in jail until 4 PM
1936 - 1st parking meters are invented
1947 - "Lassie" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show about an extraordinary collie.
1942 - Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"
1983 - "Trading Places," "Ghostbusters," and "Gremlins," premiered this day


Word of the Day:
cater-cousin \KEY-ter-kuhz-uhn\ , noun;
1. A very close friend.



Today is:
Parking Meter Day
Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
Watch Day
Vacuum Cleaner Day
Shoo Fly Day
World Oceans Day
Upsy Daisy Day
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Temple of Thought
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Today's Question(s):
Its "Watch Day" so lets talk about Watches

Do you wear one?
No.

How many watches do you own?
Three or four.

Do you remember when "Swatch Watch" became popular in the 80's?
Yes! I gave one of the Keith Haring Swatches to someone as a gift. I wonder if he still has it. I hope so. It's worth over $1,000 now! (Not sure why that link says Father's Day is June 24. It's June 17 this year. Weird.)

Did you own one?
Unfortunately, no. If I had, I would have kept it. Then maybe I'd have $1,000 burning a hole in my pocket today!


Bonus Question:

It is also parking meter day

Are there parking meters in your town?
No.

When was the last time you parked at a Meter?
A few years ago.


Extra Credit Question:


Who has vacation plans for this summer?
Not I!

When it comes to taking a vacation do you prefer:
One long trip?
or
Several short trips?
One or two one-week vacations plus five or six four-day weekends.

Which of the above have you most recently done?
Long weekends.


Just for Fun:


Have you ever tried making homemade:
Bread?
I've made banana-cherry bread and cranberry-orange tea bread, but I've never made any kind of sandwich/yeast bread.
Ice Cream? No.
Butter?
No.
Wine?
No, but I know people who do.
Beer?
No, but I know people who do.
Other?
Cinnamon-sugar. I had a craving for cinnamon toast not long ago, and I was out of it. Yes, I actually looked up the measurements online.

I'd like to make pretzels and a dipping sauce. Maybe I'll try making these:

Rosemary Sea Salt Pretzel Recipe | Homemade Pretzel Recipe | Two Peas & Their Pod
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