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Friday, March 11, 2011

Laundry List Friday: My top five favorite places to go!

Good morning!

So I've decided to keep things fresh, I'm introducing a brand new feature here at the Sarah Show.  I'm calling it "Laundry List Friday."  Each Friday I'll just set out a list of things that I like, that I don't, whatever.  Since I'm a big fan of the Movie "High Fidelity" I will keep the lists to five items, and while they are numbered 1-5...there's really no particular order.

But let's start with something that's sort of bugging me...what exactly, is a Laundry List?  Seriously, where did that term come from?  I mean, you have laundry, you do it or you leave it in a pile to ferment with the rest of the laundry.  Do you really need a list for that?  Are there people who make a list that says,  "Laundry" and then  what, 1)  Whites  2)  Blues  3)  Reds  4)  multicolored clothes that are going to all wind up sort of looking gray anyway because no matter that anyone says, colors run in the laundry.  Do we actually have to write that sort of thing down?

Okay, enough of that.

So today for my first Laundry List Friday, I thought I'd compile a list of my favorite places to go.

1)  Las Vegas, NV

On the complete flip side of the coin, we have the bright lights and glitz of Las Vegas.  As a writer, this is a treasure trove of characters.  It's bright, it's shiny, it's completely devoid of conscience, and if I weren't afraid of the guys who stand on the sidewalks and snap fliers advertising "Girls delivered to your room in 20 minutes or less" I would sit on a sidewalk bench and just people watch all day long.

2)  Renaissance Faires.

Say what you want to...but I dig guys in tall boots, food on sticks, and people calling me "m'lady."    Jousts, sword fights, wicked double entendres, and cheese fritters...all GOOD.  (Especially the cheese fritters with mustard sauce!)

3)  Amusement parks.  (NOT Disney, because they cater too much to little kids and frankly little kids' rides make me vomit.  Ferris Wheels, Ferris wheels make me vomit.  Anything with a big boat thingy swinging back and forth makes me hurl.)

I like water parks, but I LOVE anything with big tall rides.  I think of screaming while on a roller coaster to be the best therapy EVER.  I want to be cremated and my ashes flung from the top of a roller coaster.  Any questions?

4)  Marie's House
Okay, most of you aren't going to be able to go to my friend Marie's house, but I'm sure you have a home away from home.  I've never been able to sleep well in the home of a friend or relative.  I have trouble sleeping in hotel rooms.  But when I'm at Marie's, I sleep better than I do in my own bed. 

5)  Rick Springfield concerts. 

Oh please!  This is surprise to anyone?  I'm getting a little nervous, it's starting to look like Rick isn't going to be hitting the Milwaukee are this year...which makes me sad.  But going to a Rick Springfield concert is like traveling in a time machine while drinking from the fountain of youth.  Going to a Rick Springfield concert, I'm 16 again, I haven't a care in the world and no one looks at me funny when I dance.   You can't put a price on something like that!

I guess some of you will note that going to Gold's Gym didn't make the list...well, think of it as #6, but since this is a top five list, there just wasnt' room.  Sorry KRAM and company!

So there it is my friends...my very first Landry List Friday.  If you liked it...if you hated it..let me know!

Now all this talk of laundry just reminded me...I've got a week's worth of dirty socks waiting for me at home.  Guess I've got my Friday night plans!  Oh lucky me!


  1. Sarah- I would like to challenge your statement on Disney (World or Land)being just for kids. My Husband and I go almost every year and we do not have any children. Disney World has some of the best 4 and 5 star restaurants I have ever been too. They have night clubs, piano bars, Cir Du Sole Shows, and lots of fun places to get adult beverages! The best part is in September when the kiddies are in school they offer their meal plan for Free!! So we dont pay for the 4 and 5 star resturants that we have eaten in. We stay at the Port Orleans which has 2 huge Kid pools, but about 4 or 5 adult only pools.
    We just went to Disneyland in January and Styx was playing at house of blues in downtown Disney. Also the California Adventure park turns into the nightclub from tron at night.
    Just wanted to say that Disney is not just for kids!

  2. Hmmmmmm....thanks for the comment Mhoffmann! I haven't been to Disney in a while...sounds like they've grown it up a bit. You're right, I have to put it on my list! Thanks!

  3. I love the new column -- even if it took me 3 weeks to find it!! I will try to tune in more often! Well -- it is now 3 minutes 'til quitting time and I think I can start turning off my computer and logging off of everything -- not in that order. See you next week! Your blog is now saved on my desktop to read daily! Byebye!!

  4. hehe - got to feed the fish one more time!! Love feeding them on one side of the big rectangle and then making them all swim to the other side!! LOL!!


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