Aug 15

DVDs on My Bookshelf (Although a few of them are not mine)

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Argo
  • The Campaign
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Deadpool
  • Failure to Launch
  • Fools Rush In
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Inception
  • Kate & Leopold
  • Last Flight Out
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Les Miserables
  • Miss Congeniality
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Run Fatboy Run
  • Skyfall
  • Timeline
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Zoolander

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Aug 09

VHS Movies I Own

  • An Affair to Remember
  • Back to the Future
  • Casablanca
  • Princess Bride
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Summer Magic
  • The Wizard of Oz

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Aug 03

Good Things Happening In August in the QCA

  • 4th – English Channel Swim Challenge awards & speaker
  • 4th & 5th – Yard Sale for Haiti
  • 7th – Zapdos raids begin in Pokemon Go
  • 10th-12th – Tug Fest – Tug of War across the Mississippi River
  • 11th – Tug Fest parade & fireworks — Rumble Over the River
  • 12th – Family GaGa Ball Tournament
  • 19th – Dinner with my Trivia team
  • 20th – Updating Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor water skills meeting
  • 26th – HyVee Family Health Fair
  • 27th – Aquatic Staff Picnic & Meeting

 

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Jul 08

Ways to say “It’s Hot Outside”

  • I’m melting.
  • You could fry an egg on the sidewalk.
  • It’s hotter than blazes.
  • The air is oppressing.
  • I’m sweating my (fill in the body part) off.
  • I miss winter.
  • Take an oven mitt to drive your car.
  • The Heat Index says stay inside.

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Jun 29

Possible Activities for While My Family is Visiting From Out of Town

  • Vanderveer Park
  • Swim at the Y
  • Bettendorf Family Museum
  • Putnam/IMAX
  • Channel Cat water taxi
  • Red White & Boom
  • ComedySportz
  • LeClaire (American Pickers, Happy Joes, shops)
  • Steel Plow shakes
  • Blackhawk State Park
  • Game Night

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Jun 24

Music on my “Dentist” Playlist (Because loud music helps block out the scary sounds when I’m in the chair)

  • All Summer Long | Kid Rock
  • Any Old Road (Will Take You There) | Balsam Range
  • Catchafire | TobyMac
  • Comatose | Skillet
  • Come to Me | The Goo Goo Dolls
  • Don’t Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet | Nashville Cast
  • Fireword | Katy Perry
  • Fishin’ in the Dark | Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • Friends (I’ll Be There For You) | The Rembrandts
  • Hard River to Row | Delta Generators
  • Ho Hey | The Lumineers
  • Honey, I’m Good | Andy Grammer
  • I Don’t Want to Be | Gavin DeGraw
  • I Sure Can Smell the Rain | BlackHawk
  • I Will Wait | Mumford & Sons
  • If You’re Gone | Matchbox Twenty
  • Iris | The Goo Goo Dolls
  • It’s Been Hard | Delta Generators
  • It’s Not Me It’s You | Skillet
  • Lift Your Head Weary Sinner | David Crowder Band
  • My House | Flo Rida
  • Monster | Skillet
  • Marry You | Bruno Mars
  • Orange Blossoms | JJ Grey & Mofro
  • Pieces | Sum 41
  • Radiation | Gavin DeGraw
  • Radioactive | Imagine Dragons
  • Roar | Katy Perry
  • Saint Cecilia | Foo Fighters
  • Santa Monica | Everclear
  • Shake It Off | Taylor Swift
  • Sharp Dressed Man | ZZ Top
  • The Sound of Sunshine (Falling Down) | Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Sweeter | Gavin DeGraw
  • Unwell | Matchbox Twenty

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Jun 07

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

  • Thunderstorms
  • Beaches
  • Book stores
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Warm sunshine
  • Cabins in the mountains
  • Fresh oranges
  • Dinner with family and/or friends
  • Reality TV
  • Office supplies
  • Sharpies
  • Unlimited data on my cell phone
  • Caramel
  • Walking along the river
  • My birthday (in a couple weeks!)
  • Traveling
  • Laughing so hard my stomach hurts

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Jun 01

June Bugs (and other icky things)

  • wasps
  • monsters
  • psychopaths
  • lies
  • slithering worms
  • dead worms
  • rotten fruit
  • raw chicken
  • hairy spiders
  • mean people
  • waking up early
  • politicians (most of them anyway)
  • rejections
  • boogers

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May 25

Summer Programs You Can Join at Two Rivers YMCA

  • Swim With Craig – English Channel Swim Challenge (May – July)
  • Summer Camp
  • Swim Lessons / Private Lessons / Adult Lessons / Camp Lessons
  • Safe All Summer – Family Fun Day (June 10)
  • Learn to Row, Rowing Clinic (June 19-22)
  • Body Combat / Body Attack / Body Vive / Body Flow
  • Tee Time – Family Fun Day (July 15)
  • Slim Down Challenge (June 5-July 30)
  • Grynd, Advanced Hard Rock Yoga
  • Dodge Ball Clinic (July 10-13)
  • Pickle Ball Clinic (July 17-20)
  • Aqua Ex-Stravaganza, free water exercise classes (June 10)
  • Boy Scout Swim Tests (June 10)
  • Running Clinic (June 12-15)
  • Tumbling
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • T-Ball Clinic (July 24-27)
  • Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals
  • Going Gaga, Gaga Ball Tournament – Family Fun Day (August 12)
  • Personal Training
  • Silver Sneakers
  • So much more….

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May 16

Sixteen Things That Happened on the Sixteenth

  • April 16, 1178BC – A solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War
  • February 16, 374 – 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet
  • February 16, 600 – Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying “God bless You” is the correct response to a sneeze
  • November 16, 1380 – French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever
  • October 16, 1492 – Columbus and his fleet anchor at “Fernandina” (Long Island, Bahamas)
  • September 16, 1795 – British capture Capetown, South Africa, from the Dutch
  • March 16, 1830 – Slowest day ever recorded on NYSE  (31 shares traded)
  • June 16, 1858 – Abraham Lincoln says “A house divided against itself cannot stand”, while accepting nomination to Senate
  • July 16, 1861 – Battle of Bull Run  (First major battle in Civil War)
  • January 16, 1870 – Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
  • May 16, 1919 – Birth of Liberace
  • December 16, 1929 – Chicago Blackhawks first game at Chicago Stadium (Defeated Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1)
  • January 16, 1973 – NBC airs final episode of Bonanza
  • November 16, 1981 – Luke & Laura marry on General Hospital
  • May 16, 2013 – Human stem cells are successfully cloned
  • March 16, 2017 – Donald Trump’s second travel ban is blocked by two federal court judges

 

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus

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