When I was a kid, my parents made sure I ate just about every vegetable known to man, and it was the pits! To their chagrin as I got older, Woolworth's (Cheeseburgers/Fries) or Kentucky Fried Chicken became my favorite restaurants of choice. As a popular and perky social butterfly, I was very much involved in community activities and clubs, causing me to miss out on dinner in many instances. Of course I also invented all types of excuses to be late. Yay!
I'll never be a vegetarian because cheeseburgers call my name all the time. (Sorry Anna Cade!-lol) Still, these days I enjoy broccoli, collard greens, tomatoes and brussel sprouts to ensure I get those vitamins everyone says you're supposed to have. I've even been known to eat a nice salad - but it must have some steak or chicken in it, please. Oops, I almost forgot about my kimchi. Yes, yes, I love that stuff!
What about you? Is your diet entirely different now that you're an adult? Do you crave certain foods? Do your kids like veggies?
The other day I read a really good article about a kid's fascination with Siri, and it was really funny. As the story unfolded, the mother said, "it's not like Siri is real". Well... Susan Bennett, the very famous and probably very tired by now voice that you hear at Delta Airlines, or even for Coca-Cola ads, walks around the neighborhood just like you and I. And nope, she's not a computer. But she had no idea that her voice would be used as the North American Siri, the voice we all know and hear pretty regularly via the iPhone. In fact, Apple didn't pay her, other than for the initial US text to voice recording that was completed all the way back in 2005. That's how Apple originally heard her voice. But sometimes the enunciation of a word or name is not quite right. Most of us probably live with it, but not Barbara Streisand. Nope - she got irritated enough to call straight to the top to have the way her name is pronounced changed. Sure enough, during the next update on September 30, Siri will have made that correction. (lol) Despite that, Ms. Bennett does pretty well, but don't ask her to explain exactly how well! (lol) Did you also know that there are Siri's all around the world? You'll find a different voice in Japan, Australia, China and more! Isn't that neat?!
Remember hearing about all types of myths when you were young, or even now while standing around the water cooler? Well, some of those tales just aren't true. Here is one that I lived by:
Cramps and Swimming - My mom told me all the time not to eat then swim, but it turns out she didn't have a clue.(lol) She really should have told me not to drink vodka or any other type of alcohol before jumping in the pool. She also should have passed on that if I was foolish enough to stuff myself, I would get seriously out of breath, rather than getting cramps. Uh...BIG difference!
MY #1 GAME SHOW
What were you doing in 1972? If you have been following this blog, you already know that I'm a fan of game shows. Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Celebrity Name Game and Family Feud are shows that I watch all the time. If you scrolled through your television today, you may have noticed that the Price is Right is back for it's 45th year, but it's 10 for Drew Carey. Bob Barker hosted the new and updated version of the game in 1972, but it really started years before that with Bill Cullen. So technically, the show has been around for 60 years, which is hard to imagine. But it's still my favorite, and they have the brand new Emmy to prove it! What's the favorite game on the show?
PLINKO where you can win up to $50,000 with 5 chips. After watching for as many years as I have, don't put the chip in the middle of that board dude! You're almost always going to get a big fat zero!