Saturday, August 30, 2014
I have to call it “swinging a club” because I am not sure if my actions at the driving range could be classified as golfing. Many years ago, I used to occasionally go golfing. I have golf shoes and clubs, however I have not had time to play in years. Maybe I was “thinking big,” as Little Golden Books recommends, but I thought that I might try to start playing this sport again.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I have been to all kinds of rock concerts but I have never ventured to a Christian/rock concert. On my way home from my Purdue visit, a last min text united me with some friends at the Festival of Hope. Little Golden books reminds us to “give thanks” and this was a great way to give thanks with music. There were groups from the Charlie Daniels Band to Michael W. Smith (listen) and Billy Graham's son, Franklin Graham spoke.
Monday, August 25, 2014
(Please Read Day 1 if this your first blog Visit)
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book invites us to “play hard”. I think a Rodeo fits in that category. I have always loved horses. I used to ride English saddle and I have been to horse shows and polo matches but for this challenge I was ready to “cross over the tracks”
and go western at the North Washington Rodeo.
and go western at the North Washington Rodeo.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Enjoying a bonfire with some friends gave me the opportunity, as recommended by Little Golden Books, to “learn something new.” In my new journey, striving to be self sufficient in all things is a continual goal and so I jumped at the opportunity to learn how to cut up the wood and start my own fire!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I have never been one to go fishing. Fishing just seemed too much like a low energy sport and I am not good at waiting for something to happen. I am more of a “make it happen” type of person. Little Golden Books reminds us to take a mental health day and since this a new journey- I tried fishing when I was in Columbus, Ohio.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Better to have a few close friends than a sea of others.
In Maslow's theory, establishing deep satisfying interpersonal relationships with a few people is a trait of a self- actualized person. There is something special when you have a friend from the past , who can fit right back into the present and continue into the future. I have that in my friend Kellie from Columbus, Ohio.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Everything I Need to Know I learned from a Little Golden Book reminds us to, "love… and your ship will come in. As long as you do your life is bound to be Golden.” This is the weekend that my son starts his new chapter and his mom really starts hers. This was the weekend that I moved my son into Purdue University in Indiana.
Friday, August 15, 2014
|Nickki Thai Kitchen /Jacket from Boutique Day 40|
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book, invites us to experience some culture. I was able do a little of that with some authentic Taiwanese food at Everyday Day Noodle in Squirrel Hill. Coincidentally two days later, I found myself having Thai food at Nickki Thai Kitchen on the North Side of Pittsburgh. Again this blog is not going to turn into a Trip Advisor food blog because I can’t hold a candle to a friend on this site known as “Twistedintheburg” who has over 40 thousand followers!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
On my way back from a delicious lunch, I stumbled on Designer Days Boutique, an upscale consignment store in Squirrel Hill. I have frequented garage sales, flea markets, and thrift stores but never a consignment store that had quality and prices like Nordstroms. I love a good bargain so in I went.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Everything I Need to Know I learned from a Little Golden Book, suggest that we take time to “stargaze.” According Maslow’s theory, having an appreciation of nature and beauty are characteristics of one who is reaching self –actualization. Last night, while sitting around a bonfire, I enjoyed the Supermoon, which is a full moon closest to the earth during its' orbit. At this time, the moon is 14% bigger and 30% brighter!
Saturday, August 9, 2014
NYC is one of my favorite places to go and I had a taste of it Friday Am while walking to meet a friend for breakfast ON THE NORTHSIDE of Pittsburgh! Yes it’s a movie set for the movie Southpaw about a boxer. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book suggests that we sometime daydream so why not pretend for a moment?
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Transform something old into a new creationThe North Park Boat House has been recently transformed into a bicycle themed bar/restaurant. Don’t worry, this blog is not going to turn into a Trip Advisor review of places to eat. However this was another nostalgic moment because I remember being at the park boat house with my son to rent paddle boats and now it’s a “hot spot.” As a teen, this part of the park was also reserved for carousing in cars trying to meet boys. Thus, this is a old place with a new twist.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Tucked away on Troy Hill in Pittsburgh, is a beautiful chapel with over 5000 religious relics. This collection is second in number only to the Vatican. Living here all my life, I can’t believe I never ventured to see St Anthony's Chapel. Today was the journey of the relics.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Be thankful for the beauty and life found in nature.
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from A Little Golden Book reminds us to “savor the seasons as they roll around”. In Maslow’s theory appreciation and the search for beauty are part of the “esteem needs” on the ascending pyramid that reaches self-actualization or obtaining peak experiences. I observed beauty in nature and savored the summer season by walking though Phillps Conservatory's summer flower show.
Monday, August 4, 2014
(Please read Day 1 if this is your first blog visit)
As an Italian, we grew up with bocce ball but I never heard of Lawn Bowling. I found out that it’s an English sport from the 13 century and you can try it for free on Thursday nights near the north end of Frick Park (on Reynolds Street) with the local lawn bowling club.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
|A Girls Day Out|
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from A Little Golden Book reminds us to “frolic.” In Maslow’s theory being "child like" is a characteristic of a person who is self actualized or reaching their personal best. What better way to be child like than at an amusement park. This was a new challenge to be at a park with little girls.
Friday, August 1, 2014
(On this first week of spring 2017, I thought that I would re-post a post from 2014. It's a look back at Randy Land and the blog beginnings- new beginnings- Happy Spring! )
It’s a celebration when you accomplish what you set out to
do. What better way to end this blog month than with a visit to Randy Land which
is an explosive burst of color and uniqueness.
I can’t explain it you just got to go there. The best part of the
visit was Randy’s electric energy. In Randy’s world, “Plant yourself and you will grow many directions… you do not have to be
one way, try new things, develop new things, be new things and you will help
yourself and help others.”
I did it! I reached a month of trying new things! Overcomer dance (listen while you read).
|Part of Randy's Garden at Randy Land|