10 Things that Get Under My Skin. . . Kinda Like Bamboo Shoots

I haven’t done a top 10 anything in a while and was just recently inspired by reading another bloggers top 10.

So, here are a few things that get under my skin.

1.  Flip Flops or any shoes with thongs

2.  Folk that wear flip flops and it looks like their feet are about to chew through the thong and the rest of the flip flop

3.  I am a self-professed shoe addict and I have more shoes than I will ever admit to having, but I hate that there aren’t enough super cute shoes for people with narrow feet. Listen up shoe desingers not everyone has a wide a hobbit foot. And not everyone that has a narrow foot is of geriatric age and/or needs a velcro closure.

4.  Spam bloggers. You know who you are.

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Interview with My Blogging Buddy, Mara Eastern

A few weeks ago I participated in WordPress’s Blogging 201. Participants received daily assignments and one of them was to find a blogging buddy.

Mara Eastern over at Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog posted an advertisement for a blogging buddy (you can read the advertisement HERE), which I replied to, and to my surprise she replied with a, “Yes”. Yay me!! 🙂

She interviewed me (read it here) and I her. Here are my questions and her answers. Enjoy and please stop by her blog and check it out.

20/20 Hines Sight: What is one of your fondest memories of growing up Eastern Europe?

Mara: That would be the overall experience of living in one of the Soviet Union’s satellites. The communist regime was clearly a nasty one, but it provided a stable environment for a person to grow up. It was sufficiently colourful, like my favourite lantern procession on May Day, and as a child you don’t realise the political implications.

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Day 15: Opinion

I’m in the process of catching up with my Blogging A to Z Challenge letters. Day 15 was the letter ‘O’ and I originally planned to pen something about Opinions. However my mom had open heart surgery and was progressing very quickly, then she had a set back and I thought, ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back.’

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine and both of us are quite opinionated. He, like most people of the male species have some bizarre, misguided notion that they are always right. Continue reading

Day 23: My Hometown – Washington Monument

I’ve been trying all day to decide on how to approach this piece of My Hometown. So, I decided to go with a few FAQs

Without a doubt one of the most recognized symbols in Washington, DC and perhaps the United States is the Washington Monument.

  1. Who designed the Washington Monument?
    Robert Mills was the architect. His original design called for the monument to be 600 feet, but Thomas Casey who finished the monument was persuaded to widen the base thereby making the monument its current height
  2. How tall is the Monument?
    The Washington Monument is the tallest obelisk in the world. It stands at 555 feet 5 1/8 inches tall and 55 feet wide at the base.
  3. Why does the color change on the outside of the monument?
    There were two phases to building the monument. The first phase was done by a private organization, The Washington National Monument Society from 1848-1854. Continue reading

Day 21: U is for Ubiquitous

Oh my, I can’t believe the month of April is basically over. We are on day 21 of the Blogging A to Z Challenge and have a whopping five more days. I’m having a blast and I’ve come across a lot of great bloggers over the past few weeks. And can’t wait to see what they do after the challenge is over.

Just a reminder the questions for 20/20 Five will post tomorrow. I hope you’ll link up, join the fun, and get to know some more fellow bloggers.

I look forward to reading your responses and thank you to everyone that asked questions.

I was given the word ‘Ubiquitous’ by Vidya over at Vidya Sury. Make sure to stop by and check her out.

hello kitty ubiquitous