Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Things I Learned In AZ

1. My dad is a big fan of "So You Think You Can Dance."

2. Some people want to read a lot about John McCain.

3. Highs can be in the mid-60's in May. And it can rain, heavily. In the desert.

4. A tapeworm can be up to 60 feet in length.*

5. My stepmother's three sons never ran in the house or wrestled when they were little. Ever.

6. If you give a retired person a badge, they take it very seriously.

7. Starbucks are the same everywhere.

8. One can, if one chooses, personalize their Dish satellite subscription to be 98% sports, no PBS and very few normal channels.

9. Retirement communities need lots of golf courses.

10. Every saguaro cactus in someone's yard has to be registered and have a number assigned to it.

*needing to find indoor activities, we visited the "Grossology" exhibit at the Arizona Science Center. It scared the heck out of Ben (being inside a sneezing nose was more than he could handle), but A. and I were engrossed. Hah.


Anonymous said...

Ah, home, sweet home. Sometimes its really good to be back home!


Beastarzmom said...

Did not have a clue about the registered Saguaros. Is that kind of like registering your hand guns - cuz they're kind of lethal weapons or sumthin?
Oh - and my kids never ran through the house either. They never wrote on walls either. Or climbed up on the countertops. or.. or... or....
uh huh...

Carrie said...

Oh, yeah--it got dang cold in the desert last week.

Interesting fact about the tapeworms. That could win me a money some day. :)

And aren't the cactuses registered to keep people from stealing them? I seem to remember hearing that at some point.

Lunasea said...

Yep - it's illegal to go out to the desert and dig up a saguaro to plant in your front yard. So they have to make sure you obtain them legally.

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