Fun Friday Facts: 24 February 2017!

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s the final Friday of February of 2017; yes, an ‘offical’ one would be if the last day of the month fell on a Friday, but I’m not as anal about such things as others are, LOL! Anyway, I figured that my “five fun facts” would relate to unique household items that a lot of people wouldn’t normally see in the homes of friends or acquaintances. I was inspired to do this by the recent addition of player housing to The Elder Scrolls Online, and I’m celebrating the purchase of my first “staple” home in-game. Good excuse to talk about home décor, no? I listed these items in the order they were acquired, just for the heck of it!

1. I have a lava lamp, which I purchased in Seattle in 1998. It has travelled with me from Washington state, to Oregon, and back again. I like lava lamps…they’re pretty nifty!

2. I have a globe, a gift from a family member and received in 1999. It’s very nice, mounted on a hardwood stand with a wheeled base. It once belonged to the California State University in Sacramento, according to one of three labels stamped on it. It has a date of 1915 etched into it as well.

3. An antique typewriter graces one desk in my writing room. It is a manual, Royal typewriter of 1930s vintage, and I use it to type out rough drafts of my book chapters. It was a surprise gift from my husband a couple of years ago – he just brought it in one day after running errands. He knew that I’d been looking for one…it made my day when he carried it in the house!

4. A seven-foot tall grandfather clock catches your eye when you first walk into our living room. It is a Trend model, which used to be made by the Sligh clock company, but has long since been discontinued. It is quite stately, with a glass-paneled wood casing and brass hardware. I’d venture to guess that it has more moving parts than the exercise machine does! The clock is our engagement present to each other, since we both saw it at the same time and made the joint decision to buy it. We call it our “engagement ring,” as it rings out every 15 minutes and chimes the hours. It’s definitely a source of pride!

5. Last but not least, the Marcy home gym. I’ve been wanting a universal exercise machine for years, as circuit-training has always been an important part of my workout regimen. I finally have one of my own – no more dealing with questionable fitness centers or sketchy, so-called “personal trainers!”

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. leggypeggy
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 19:36:02

    Yep, I tried 3. And I own a lava lamp (blue), a globe, an ancient typewriter that my dad bought in Germany and a grandmother clock. Have to go to the gym to workout.

    • sepultura13
      Feb 25, 2017 @ 09:47:02

      Very nice! My lava lamp has red blobs and a black exterior, so it fits my favourite colour scheme. I don’t know how anyone can stand to go to a gym to work out…those places are disgusting on many levels, to me.

      • leggypeggy
        Feb 26, 2017 @ 02:13:04

        Have to admit that several times a week I go to a seniors’ gym ‘class’ and our jaws get the best exercise. Really a social occasion and lots of fun. Once a month we bring morning tea to share. Brownies are my speciality. My other exercise is from cycling and dog walking.

      • sepultura13
        Feb 26, 2017 @ 15:10:06

        Cycling and dog-walking are fun activities, for sure…swimming is nice, as well!

        Brownies, eh? Ever make any with a ‘special’ ingredient?

        LOL – sorry, whenever I hear ‘brownies,’ that’s what I think of!

      • leggypeggy
        Feb 27, 2017 @ 22:01:36

        Check out the movie ‘Crackerjack’ for a hilarious episode on ‘doctored’ treats.

      • sepultura13
        Feb 28, 2017 @ 17:12:29

        I will have to do so, now! Sounds entertaining, at the very least…

  2. Tofino Photography
    Feb 25, 2017 @ 13:20:49

    you also will never see your back,only a reflection.

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