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Old 03-15-2017, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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We're taking a 4 year old and her mother to the circus, which I'm opposed to because of the way the animals are treated. We're trying to learn Tamil for a future trip to India with our Indian friends. We've already gone ice skating, swimming, and to a great play in Lincoln park in Chicago with friends this week. We will be going roller skating Friday morning before the circus adventure. I think the teenagers will be spending the night with us on Saturday. Lets see what next week brings.
You've done exceedingly well! You get extra credit for all of that!!!
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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Hate to be a buzzkill, but your challenge sounds like you're assuming we're all in a rut...doing the same ole' same ole'. I don't have any motivating desire to "try something new" this week, especially since there's no reward involved. :-) I do, however, have a bucket list, and on it was a tattoo, which I got a few months ago. "All the kids" down here have them (so they look normal these days), and I like the artistry and symbolism. And I'm at the age where I can do anything I darn well please, and if someone doesn't like it, sc#ew them.
You are braver than I am. A tattoo? I guess when we get tattoos at "our age" we don't have to wonder what they'll look like when we're older, eh? lol
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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The truth is I really wanted to try that lime soup.

So today I had a late lunch of a bowl of lime soup. Those of you who are familiar with tortilla soup may like it. It was similar - chicken breast in seasoned broth with crispy tortilla strips and a couple of key lime slices on top. At least they looked like key limes. No avocado slices. It was fragrant and slightly sweet/sour. I'll bet it would be a good cold remedy.

The generous-sized bowl cost me seventy pesos or about $3.50 American.

Now a word about competition. I know that some of us thrive on it. That's the way they're made and that's fine with me. But what has worked well for me in my later life (after I learned some hard lessons about how poorly being competition-driven works for my personality type) is that the best kind of competition for me is to compete against the self I was yesterday.

Okay, now I have a yearning for lime soup. Do I have to travel to Mexico to find it? Glad to hear you finally tried it!
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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I don't think what we decide to do should be some sort of contest. But I guess I will participate. I will certainly look back to see what others have done. I am sure I will find plenty of good ideas and things I would like to do.

Okay, jrkliny, what did you try? Can't wait to hear.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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My normal routine incorporates much that is new, much that is not closely scripted. Therefore I am not particularly motivated to seek out something novel in any given week. There just wouldn't be much point, as opportunities for novelty present themselves to me frequently and I am open to them. If none come along this week, that's fine. (It won't be long before some do). However, I think the idea behind this thread can be an excellent one for people who are already aware they need a little nudge in that direction.
So, what have you done different lately? (last month or so) Something that stretched you beyond your comfort zone?
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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Well I normally don't like to eat hamburgers but today I did enjoy eating one with my husband. I finally found a combination that I really enjoy at these built in your own burger. Fresh jalapeño is the real kicker.
I've never had a jalapeño on a hamburger. Spicy food isn't my thing but I'm glad you tried something new.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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In my previous post I stated of enjoying new challenges at times but more often facing and not seeking challenges.

I have had more challenges recently than what I want to handle......

The only good news is that the weather was good on Monday (before the storm) for me to go flying and checking out the alternator. It was rock solid after 1.5 hrs of flight. So it could be just a stuck brush inside the alternator which somehow became unstuck. This could happen again but this gives me sometimes to research on the alternator problem and the best replacement. My search and inquiry on two aviation forums yielded the consensus opinion of the best brand. Replacing the current alternator with internal voltage regulator with this brand with external voltage regulator will require extra work in mounting and wiring. Of course, I can just ask the A&P (aviation mechanic) just do it but I want to know and discuss with him the best mounting spot and best way to route the wires.

Bottom line is that life is always filled with challenges, big and small. I don't need no more stinkin' challenges at the moment ;-)
I'll say you don't! Hope you have a quiet, calm, peaceful, serene, week. You deserve it.
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:20 AM
 
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Okay, jrkliny, what did you try? Can't wait to hear.
No trying needed. Wife and I are in Hawaii visiting the BIL. In the past week we have seen the volcano, rainforests, coffee and macadamia nut farms and processing, orchids literally by the thousand, sea turtles, spinner dolphins, ancient Hawaiian settlements and petroglyphs, museums, jazz jamming (twice), torrential downpours, seashores and the like. Today was the better than all the rest put together. We had a high speed catamaran trip along the coast with hump back whales on both sides of the boat. We ended up within about 50 yards of the lava "fire hose" spewing tons and tons of molten lava into the sea every minute. Twenty minutes and another jaunt back to the dock pretty much ended our trip. We did get a spectacular clear night with a great view of the milky way. Not much excitement for tomorrow. We have a 13 hour flight home to NY. During our visit I had a pastel and a photograph accepted for different exhibitions. One needs to be mailed immediately after I reach home. I was going to do a blurb book of orchid photos. Now it looks like I will do another of the volcano and flowing lava.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:09 AM
 
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No trying needed. Wife and I are in Hawaii visiting the BIL. In the past week we have seen the volcano, rainforests, coffee and macadamia nut farms and processing, orchids literally by the thousand, sea turtles, spinner dolphins, ancient Hawaiian settlements and petroglyphs, museums, jazz jamming (twice), torrential downpours, seashores and the like. Today was the better than all the rest put together. We had a high speed catamaran trip along the coast with hump back whales on both sides of the boat. We ended up within about 50 yards of the lava "fire hose" spewing tons and tons of molten lava into the sea every minute. Twenty minutes and another jaunt back to the dock pretty much ended our trip. We did get a spectacular clear night with a great view of the milky way. Not much excitement for tomorrow. We have a 13 hour flight home to NY. During our visit I had a pastel and a photograph accepted for different exhibitions. One needs to be mailed immediately after I reach home. I was going to do a blurb book of orchid photos. Now it looks like I will do another of the volcano and flowing lava.

Just amazing. I want a brother-in-law who resides in Hawaii. He sounds like the ultimate tour guide.
Mahalo nui loa for this great report. Loved the detailed description. Almost as good as being there.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: The Carolinas
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The last thing I need is to schedule something. I have plenty to do, but thanks for the challenge.
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