It's a very slow process - two steps forward, one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction. - Rob Reiner

February 24, 2011

Pigs in Space........

OK, sorry, but my post title has absolutely nothing to do with my post today, but for some reason, it was just in my head this morning.  So I used it :)

Alot of fellow bloggers have "3 Things Thursday", I'm not sure if I want to make that a regular feature on my blog, but I thought since I'm still relatively new to blogging I would do a Three Things (About Me) Thursday so we could get to know each other a little better.  So here are a three things you might not know or really care to know about me:

1.  My favorite show when I was a child (no it wasn't the Muppet's, but close) was the Great Space Coaster.  What is that I hear - crickets??  I know for some reason, alot of people don't remember this show at all - or perhaps you are too young.  No Gnews is good gnews with Gary Gnu - ring a bell?.  Nothing?

2.  For most of my childhood and a large part of my adult life I collected hippos.  Yes, those warm and cuddly zoo creatures - the hippo.  I still think they are the cutest animal at the zoo.  I know most people don't share my thoughts.  But needless to say my favorite Christmas song is always "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"!

You've got to admit that's pretty cute

3.  I was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and lived about 20 minutes south of there in a small town called Edgewater until I was 13.  Florida was absolutely the best place to grow up as a kid because you could almost always be outside.  Then my family moved to an even smaller town in Eastern Kentucky (Louisa) for the next 12 years.  In August,  I will have lived in Lee's Summit, MO for 11 years.  So that 13, 12, and 11 years - sounds like it's time for me to move somewhere new for the next 10 years. 

Hope you endured enjoyed learning a little bit more about me.  Happy Thursday!


  1. Okay, I don't remember that show at all. But I do love me some Muppets! Hippos are a great animal but they are second to penguins!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Next to Business Time, The Hip Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros is my favorite Flight of The Conchords song.

  3. I vaguely remember that show. I was more of a GI Joe/Transformers kind of kid.

    So I know who your favorite Madagascar character is. "I like 'em chunky."

    Lifelong SoCal resident. Can't imagine living anywhere else... unless it's in the Caribbean :)

  4. Happy Thursday!

    Hippos, eh? I can see how they are lovable creatures...but you are officially the first person I know who has collected them.

    Growing up in Florida really would be awesome. My daughters are getting some serious cabin fever this winter!

  5. I remember the Great Space Coaster, I think I just aged myself

  6. I like learning about other people. Thanks.

  7. never saw that cartoon, and noooo im not too young for it. must have been busy watching fragle rock! have a great thursday!

  8. It's not an age thing...I don't remember it and I think I have a few year on you.

    I had an elephant collection but not really sure how it got started or why.

    Denver is beautiful. :)

  9. I have no idea what you're talking about! I mean, look at that aged and weathered video - when was it popular, 1961? Just how old are you?

  10. Jim - just so you know this ran from 1981 to 1986 so when I was in 1st-6th grades - were you in high school by then?

  11. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I totally remember PIGs in SPAAAAAAACE. lol. And the swedish chef =D

  12. Thanks for putting me on your sidebar!!! That is awesome!

    I'll add you on mine too =D

  13. "Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem" make PIS seem, dare I say it, almost mainstream.

    Thanks for sharing.