These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things


"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things"


Yes, today I suddenly feel like Julie Andrews in the movie musical, The Sound Of Music.

However, don't worry...I won't subject you to watching me TWIRL around on a mountain top while singing, "The hills are alive...with the sound of music."

But I do wish to share a few of my favorite things, so I put together some photographs of several things that DO kind of make me want to twirl around though.

And here they are...


A freshly made turkey wrap with lettuce, tomato and bacon with a Caesar dressing. HEAVENLY.


Pears. I love PEARS more than my own life!


Asparagus. This is probably my very favorite veggie on the face of the planet. I especially love the tips.


A Heath Bar. Whenever I eat one of these decadent candy bars, I have to grab onto something heavy to ground me because I always feel like I'm going to have an out-of-body experience.

Instructions for eating a Heath Bar:
1. Break off a piece of the bar and place it on your tongue. Then close your eyes.
2. Don't chew, allow the chocolate to slowly melt off the toffee center.
3. Once completely melted, begin to chew the toffee center, but slowly...savoring every single morsel.
I guarantee if you eat a Heath Bar like this you'll hear angels singing, and voice quietly saying, "Come to the light, Carol Anne...come to the light."


A stormy sky. I took this photo a year and a half ago, while I was visiting my mother and brother in Florida. We were having dinner at a restaurant as this storm rolled in.


Train travel. My favorite way to travel!


The clock on City Hall in Philadelphia. I love that I can look out my apartment window at anytime, day or night, and see what time it is. And yes, this clock even GONGS every hour on the hour. I adore that sound.


White cherry blossoms.


The moon. Especially a daytime moon.

Yes, these are a few of my favorite things.

Oh...and I just couldn't resist...


Happy Monday, peeps!

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  1. The hills are alive ... oh look, you've got me singing now.


    Now let me go through one or two of your favourites, starting with the turkey wrap. My question is: how do you get your mouth round it and how much goes in at one bite... grins. Next, I love pears but they don't love me. And I was with you ALL THE WAY with the Heath Bar... right now I'm imagining that wonderful sensation of chocolate melting in the mouth and ooooooooh the toffee..... ooooooh. There are no words to express my rapture.


    THANK YOU.

    Happy Monday to you xx

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  2. Have you tried roasting asparagus with a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil and a sprinkling of feta or other cheese? It's delicious! And pears, yes! They are such sensitive things, though - easily bruised.


    I absolutely love watching a storm brew and also listening to the rain at night. And does't it feel magical when you can see the moon out during the day?


    I'm glad you decided to give in to your impulse to post yourself as Maria. :-)

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  3. I love your clock tower the best. What's your opinion on D'anjou pears? I think they suck. Bartletts all the way!

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  4. Rob LenihanApril 21, 2014

    "This post is alive with the sound of Ronnie...!"


    Hey, Ron, this is so cool! The turkey wrap looks delicious and I've only recently started eating asparagus. Can't say I love it, but we are good friends.


    Awesome clock tower photo and it's great that you can see it from your apartment. I find those gongs to be very soothing


    And I love eating pears and riding trains--preferably at the same time!


    Thanks for unleashing your inner Julie Andrews, buddy! Now go grab hold of a street light and have yourself a Heath bar. You've earned it!


    Have a great week, buddy!

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  5. Oh Ron, your instructions for eating a Heath Bar are hilarious! I don't eat much candy, but a Heath Bar is one candy I will. You're right, they're like an out of body experience. I also like Skor Bars, but Heath's are better. Peppermint Patties are also delicious.

    And it's so funny you mentioned asparagus because last night my mother served them with her Easter dinner. Love them too!

    Beautiful photograph of the stormy sky and white cherry blossoms.

    Loved that final shot of you as Julie! Thank you for making my laugh this morning, Ron.

    Have a wonderful week x

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  6. Gooood morning Valerie!

    " starting with the turkey wrap. My question is: how do you get your mouth round it and how much goes in at one bite... grins."

    HAHAHAHAHA! The best way to eat a wrap is in small bites. And I have to always remind myself that because I'm one of those people who normally takes BIG bites when I eat, because I'm always hungry and eat like a PIG!!!!

    "And I was with you ALL THE WAY with the Heath Bar... right now I'm imagining that wonderful sensation of chocolate melting in the mouth and ooooooooh the toffee..... ooooooh. There are no words to express my rapture."



    Aren't Heath Bars AMAZING? And I can only allow myself to eat them occasionally because they are so addictive.


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a lovely week!


    X to you and Joe!

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  7. "Have you tried roasting asparagus with a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil and a sprinkling of feta or other cheese? It's delicious!"

    No I haven't, but OMG...I'm going to try that because it sounds out of this world! I adore feta cheese!!!

    "And pears, yes! They are such sensitive things, though - easily bruised."

    Yes, they do bruise easily, you're right. And I find that I have to eat them quickly or they go bad.

    "I absolutely love watching a storm brew and also listening to the rain at night. And does't it feel magical when you can see the moon out during the day?"

    Yes to BOTH of those! Florida is notorious for stormy skies, especially during the summer months. Love them!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a SUPER week!

    X,
    Maria von Trapp

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  8. Thank you, Bijoux :) I took that photo last month, using my the zoom lens on my camera because I live about 4 1/2 block from City Hall.

    "What's your opinion on D'anjou pears? I think they suck. Bartletts all the way!"



    Amen! And it's ironic you said that because I almost mentioned that my favorite pears are Barletts!!!


    Have a super week, my friend, and thanks for stopping by!


    X

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  9. Hey there Rob!

    "The turkey wrap looks delicious."

    OMG...it was! I got that last month while I was in Chestnut Hill. I purchased it from the Farmer's Market.

    " I've only recently started eating asparagus. Can't say I love it, but we are good friends."

    My favorite part of asparagus are the tips because they seem to be more tender and flavorful.

    "Thanks for unleashing your inner Julie Andrews, buddy! Now go grab hold of a street light and have yourself a Heath bar. You've earned it!"



    HAHAHAHAHA! Thanks, buddy! Have a super week and thank you for stopping by!


    X

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  10. Hola Denise!

    " I also like Skor Bars, but Heath's are better."

    I soooooo agree with you on that! I will eat a Skor Bar if I can't find a Heath. But Heath's are the BEST!

    "And it's so funny you mentioned asparagus because last night my mother served them with her Easter dinner. Love them too!"

    Oh, how funny is that! I prefer my asparagus fresh, but sometimes I will buy a can of asparagus tips and toss them on a salad. Delicious!

    "Loved that final shot of you as Julie!"



    HA! I just couldn't resist!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have wonderful week too!


    X

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  11. "I guarantee if you eat a Heath Bar like this you'll hear angels singing, and voice quietly saying, "Come to the light, Carol Anne...come to the light."


    ROFLMAO! Dude, you are so fricking funny! I've never eaten a Heath Bar but now you've got me curious.


    My two favorite vegetables are asparagus and snow peas. I can eat snow peas raw or steamed.


    Great photos. That stormy sky is beautiful. Love the one of the clock too. The rose shot is interesting, how did you do that?

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  12. " I've never eaten a Heath Bar but now you've got me curious."

    OMG Matt...you've gotta try a Heath Bar because they are out of this world. The combination of the milk chocolate and toffee center are to DIE for. And the best way to eat them is SLOWLY.

    "and snow peas. I can eat snow peas raw or steamed."

    Ditto! I like snow peas too. Sometimes I'll get a bag and just eat them raw; dipping them into salad dressing.

    "The rose shot is interesting, how did you do that?"



    What I did was take a photograph that I had of some roses from a flower show, and then I overlaid it with an image of water drops. I did that over at PicMonkey. They have some really cool effects.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a most excellent week!


    X

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  13. Ron, you make a cute Julie Andrews, heehee!
    I'm surprised you featured a Heath Bar, when I KNOW you love York Peppermint Patties!!
    I have to agree about the cheery blossoms -- they're spectacular -- and the moon. There's nothing quite like our nearest space object, is there?!
    I love train travel, too. There's something sooo relaxing about taking one's time arriving at a destination -- AND not having to do the driving or risk getting a pat-down at the airports!
    Happy Monday -- might a turkey wrap be on your lunch menu??

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  14. Helloooooooooo Debbie!

    "Ron, you make a cute Julie Andrews, heehee!"

    Thank you :) I had a bitch of time trying to get my head to fit that picture. And look, I have NO hair - HA!

    "I'm surprised you featured a Heath Bar, when I KNOW you love York Peppermint Patties!!"

    You are so right about that...I LOVE Peppermint Patties too! Heath Bars are my second favorite candy in whole wide world.

    "I love train travel, too. There's something sooo relaxing about taking one's time arriving at a destination -- AND not having to do the driving or risk getting a pat-down at the airports!"

    Yes, that's it! Riding a train to me is sooooo relaxing. And not only the casualness of taking your time and enjoying the destination, but also the movement of a train for me is so soothing.

    Happy Monday to you, dear lady. Have a super week and thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  15. You have some great favorite things, especially the Heath bar! You are quite dashing in that pinafore...you give Julie Andrew a run for her money!

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  16. "especially the Heath bar!"

    Suzi, aren't they to DIE FOR????

    "You are quite dashing in that pinafore...you give Julie Andrew a run for her money!"

    Bwhahahahahha! Cracked me up!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a super-duper week!

    X,
    Maria von Trapp

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  17. Mark PetruskaApril 21, 2014

    I can relate to a lot of these, but especially the stormy sky. There's a reason I live where I do, after all: there's an awful lot of gray, and that suits me just fine!


    I also love traveling by train. I still remember with great fondness an Amtrak trip I took when I was about 8 years old. There's something romantic about the clickety-clack of the rails.


    Have a great week, Ron!

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  18. Ron, you make a smashing Maria Trapp! LoL

    And I'm with you on the Heath candy bars, but I have to try your eating instructions because I just bite off a piece and chew. I've also eaten Skor Bars, which I think are made by the same company, Hershery. But Heath's are by far the best!

    Love the photograph of the clock on City Hall and the one of the daytime moon. I remember one summer when I went to Miami for a vacation and experienced one of those tropical storms and the sky looked just like the one you pictured here. One thing I noticed about Florida storms is that they come in quickly, but exit quickly. They don't seem to last long.

    You never fail to entertain or thought-provoke with your posts, Ron.

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  19. "but especially the stormy sky. There's a reason I live where I do, after all: there's an awful lot of gray, and that suits me just fine!"

    I hear ya, Mark, because I am the exact same way. Most people get depressed when there's a couple days of gray and stormy skies. Me? I LOVE them!

    "There's something romantic about the clickety-clack of the rails."

    Amen and thank you!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, bud. Have a faaaaabulous week!

    X to you and Tara!

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  20. HA! Thank you, Robert!

    " I've also eaten Skor Bars, which I think are made by the same company, Hershery. But Heath's are by far the best!"

    Yes, you're right, they are made by the same company, Hershey, which is here in PA!!! And I agree, Heath's are by far the best!

    "I remember one summer when I went to Miami for a vacation and experienced one of those tropical storms and the sky looked just like the one you pictured here. One thing I noticed about Florida storms is that they come in quickly, but exit quickly. They don't seem to last long."



    You are spot on about that. And that's one of things I had get used to when I first moved to Florida. Their storms come fast and furious, but they don't last long. They're very different from the storms here on the east coast because here, they usually last a few days, or even a week.


    But I love rain, so it really doesn't bother me at all.


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a superb week!!

    X

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  21. I'm with you on asparagus and turkey wraps, love the palm tree against the sky and everything else except pears and candy bars. Too sweet for me.
    Nice clock too.

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  22. Hey there Dale!

    I had that photo of the palm tree on my laptop computer for the past year and a half and totally forgot it was even there. Then over the weekend, I was cleaning out pics and documents and spotted it. I took that shot on the last night I was in Florida.

    "else except pears and candy bars. Too sweet for me."

    Yeah, definitely the candy bar is SWEET! But OMG...I have such a sweet tooth it's unbelievable. Especially anything with chocolate.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a super week!

    X

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  23. David OliverApril 21, 2014

    That shot of the palm tree and sky is totally awesome! I can't ever remember tasting a Heath bar...I guess they are just not popular around here but you sure made a convincing argument for going on search mission.

    This blog is just great! Way, way too often people talk about hating this and hating that but it is the things we love that make us happy.

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  24. Hey there David!

    Thanks, buddy :) I took that shot of the palm tree over a YEAR ago and totally forgot that I had it on my laptop computer. It brought back a lot of bittersweet memories for me because on that particular visit to Florida, was the last time I saw my mother. She was ill, and passed away 3 months later.

    "I can't ever remember tasting a Heath bar..."

    OMG...they are the BOMB! If you like chocolate and English toffee, you'll love them.

    MUCH thanks for stopping by, buddy. GREAT to see ya. Hope all is going well. Have a super week!

    X

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  25. " Sometimes I'll get a bag and just eat them raw; dipping them into salad dressing."


    I've done the same thing, Ron! I like snow peas dipped in an Asian dressing, something with ginger/soy.


    And thanks for explaining out you did the rose pic.

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  26. "I like snow peas dipped in an Asian dressing, something with ginger/soy."


    OMG Matt, I've never tried it with an Asian style dressing, but it sound DELISH! Gotta try it! Thanks for mentioning that.

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  27. Herman TurnipApril 21, 2014

    Jeezy Creezy...where to start? This was an amazing post! You hooked me in early and didn't let go. Kudos for that! And it's funny, but I eat Heath bars the exact same way. Any other way and it just feels...weird. And there's a mall near here that had a specialty fruit booth that sells...yeah, you guessed it...fruit. But man, that fruit is perfectly ripe, and there's nothing like a perfectly ripe pear. You got my mouth watering just thinking about it.

    And yet again, you've blown me away with your photos! I wish I had half the talent you do with taking pictures. I'm infinitely jealous. Heh....

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  28. Ron twirling is now one of my favorite things. Haha! Heath bars are a fave of mine too. Much better than Skor. And your clock tower view? Oh my gosh! Gorgeous. Very nice array of favorite things. :-)

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  29. Hey there Herman!

    "And it's funny, but I eat Heath bars the exact same way. Any other way and it just feels...weird."

    Aren't Health Bars the BEST? And yeah, you gotta eat them slowly and really savor the experience. Funny, last night while I was walking home, I stopped by Walgreens and got another Heath!

    And btw, you take AWESOME pictures. The ones I've seen on your blog blow me away too!

    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a super week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  30. Hellooooooo Angelia!

    "Ron twirling is now one of my favorite things. Haha!"



    There ain't nothin' like a faaaaaabulous twirl is there? HA!


    I agree, a Skor is good but a Heath is the BEST!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. And thank you for your kind words about the clock photo. Have a SUPER week!


    X

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  31. *jumping up and down; cheering*
    OMG, Dave....you have NO IDEA how HAPPY I was to see your comment!!!!!!!

    You have been in my thoughts so much for the past several months, wondering how you were. In fact, I even stopped by your blog a couple of times to see if you had taken it down and was so happy to see that it was still there :)

    "A lot has happened. I have lost my job. I walk around with a catherter now my bladder may be shot. I need to have a hip and knee replaced."

    Wow..a lot HAS happened. I am sorry so to hear about these challenges, but it seems as though (because I can hear it in words) you're going to bounce back and be faaaaabulous!

    " I have tempted to go back into blogging and perhaps write an ebook."



    Good for you!!!!


    Just know that I will be sending you MUCH Reiki for added support.


    (((((((((((((((((((( You )))))))))))))))))))


    Thanks again for stopping by and letting me know you're okay.


    And remember, you are LOVED, buddy!


    X

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  32. Ron your kind words and wonderful thoughts were just what I needed today. There is no accidents in this journey. Namaste

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  33. Geraldine H.April 22, 2014

    Great list and photos Ron! I love train travel soooo much, I did a lot of it over the years. My grandfather was an executive with CP Rail, here in Canada and I worked for ViaRail so it's been kind of a family-thing too. ;-)


    I have never tasted a Heath bar but now I want one. thank you for the instructions!!! Yes, there IS a right way to eat certain foods. Skorr Bars are like that too, must allow it to melt, not to be chewed and crunched!!!


    Hope its a super week for you, G


    PS: Julie has got nothin' on you. ;-)

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  34. And Namaste to you too, my friend!

    X

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  35. Hellooooooo there Geraldine!

    "I love train travel soooo much, I did a lot of it over the years. My grandfather was an executive with CP Rail, here in Canada and I worked for ViaRail so it's been kind of a family-thing too. ;-)"

    Oh, that is so COOL! To me, there is nothing quite like taking a train; enjoying the scenery as it passes by and just relaxing to the sound and motion of a train.

    A Health Bar is very similar to a Skor Bar (and they're even made my the same company - Hershey) however, a Health tops!

    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a super-duper week!

    X,
    Julie

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  36. Ron, check out the one from Good Seasons, Asian Sesame with ginger. It's delicious.

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  37. Will do, Matt! And thank you for the recommendation, bud!

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  38. BenzekneesApril 22, 2014

    Pears are also my favorite fruit! Again - we're in sync! When I was little my grandfather owned an orchard in British Columbia. Every year he would send us crates of fruit, fresh from the trees - 1 crate of pears because they were my favorite, 1 crate of peaches because they were my sisters favorite & 1 crate of mixed - cherries, walnuts, apricots, etc. I loved when the railroad would call to say our crates were ready to be picked up every year!

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  39. And now that song will stay stuck, tyvm. That's okay, at least it's the first one and not the other. You look stunning in that dress btw. :-)

    Oh my gosh, brilliant photos you put on this one. Gotta love the moon' the clock, the blossoms and the rails. I love trains (you mighta noticed...LOL). And I adore the clock. What a brilliant photo. And what a deal breaker if you couldn't take the bell tolling. I'd love it!! Other people, notsomuch probably.

    You've got a few of my favorites...asparagus, 'specially freshly stolen from the neighbors HUGE patch. It's up and I'm keeping my eye on it. Fresh, steamed with some butter! Oh, but I'm gonna haffta try the balsamic vinegar idea.
    And stormy weather...gosh, we get some awesome clouds and fronts that work their way across the plains. It makes for some fantastic views. Totally amazing, from water spouts to tornados (as long as they're afar and in open farmland!), to fantastic displays of lightening and sundogs. It's just spectacular anyway you look at it. Oh, and tonight there's a meteor shower...phenomenal star gazing over here, that's for sure!
    Makes me happy just thinking about all the 'stuff' that brings me joy, yaknow?
    Thanks for that. After a boring day at the office, a touch of joy is a welcomed thing. Happy Tuesday!!

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  40. "Pears are also my favorite fruit! Again - we're in sync!"

    HA! See, we so much in common don't we, Benze????

    " I loved when the railroad would call to say our crates were ready to be picked up every year!"

    OMG...what a great story about your grandfather! And I bet those pears, coming fresh from the orchard, were faaaabulous!

    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a SUPER week!

    X

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  41. "And now that song will stay stuck, tyvm. That's okay, at least it's the first one and not the other. You look stunning in that dress btw. :-)"

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks, Mel!!!! And I agree, I like first one MUCH better the other one.

    " And what a deal breaker if you couldn't take the bell tolling. I'd love it!! Other people, notsomuch probably."

    Whenever I hear that clock GONG, it makes me feel like I'm in some old, European city. LOVE it! And sometimes, even if I'm not looking at the clock, I can tell what time it is by the amount of GONGS!

    "And stormy weather...gosh, we get some awesome clouds and fronts that work their way across the plains. It makes for some fantastic views."

    And yes, I can tell that just from some of the beautiful photographs you've shared on you blog.

    "Oh, and tonight there's a meteor shower...phenomenal star gazing over here, that's for sure!"



    OMG...please try to take some photographs because I would LOVE to see that.


    Much thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Hope your Tuesday was terrific. Enjoy the rest of your week!


    ((((((((((((( You ))))))))))))

    X

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  42. "Ron + Maria = Ron-Ee-AH!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Katherine, I LOVED that! OMG...it's BRILLIANT!

    " But let me ask you something.... I always get a Skor bar when I am in a toffee/chocolate mood. Is there a difference between Heath and Skor?"

    To me the toffee center in a Heath bar tastes better, more butterier and more like authentic toffee. Also, the toffee center is thicker than in a Skor bar. But yes, I think you should do a taste test and see what you think. A lot of people prefer a Skor over a Heath, so maybe you will too. I WILL sometimes get a Skor bar if I can't find a Heath and do enjoy it.

    "Oh oh and I love your favorite things, btw.... I STILL use the face oil you recommended a year or so ago!!!"

    Excellent! Glad to hear you're still using and enjoying it. I love that stuff and use everyday!

    Much thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a maaahhvelous week!

    X
    P.S. Hope you had a great Easter!

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  43. petra michelleApril 22, 2014

    LOLOL, Ron! I'm sure the grand finale twirl helped burn off all the calories! I'm actually salivating while scrolling!
    What an idea. I just might take the midnight train to the couch. :)) Love trains! One of my fantasies has always been to take the Orient Express, but I'm thinking, does it still exist?
    Well, you've done it again, Ron. Added joy to my cup of tea! Thank you!

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  44. Hellooooooo Petra!

    "I'm sure the grand finale twirl helped burn off all the calories! I'm actually salivating while scrolling!"

    HAHAHAHAHA! OMG...how funny!!!! And yes, it DID!

    " Love trains! One of my fantasies has always been to take the Orient Express, but I'm thinking, does it still exist?"

    OMG...meeeeeeee too, I kid you not! I have ALWAYS fantasized about going on the Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul. And yes, it still exist. I found a link online that I think you will enjoy reading. And please scroll to about halfway down the website page and check out the COST. You're doing DIE at the price!

    http://www.irtsociety.com/journeyDetail.php?id=22

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Always great seeing ya. Enjoy the rest of your week!

    X

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  45. Ron, have you ever had grilled asparagus? It's so good!

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  46. No, I haven't. But my landlords in Florida used to grilled their asparagus on their outside patio sometimes with salmon. They said it was awesome!

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  47. Ron, when I stopped back to read your comment response to mine, I saw your comment here and went over to the Orient Express link you left and took a look around because I have always been fascinated with that train. You're right, the prices are insane. But oh, what a trip that would be!

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  48. OMG Denise, can you BELIEVE the prices!?! However, if I had an extra $17,000. hanging around I would definitely take it. And aren't the cabins beautiful?

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  49. Hey Ron!!!!!! How the heck have you been?


    Your love of pears reminded me of a camping trip a buddy and I took. On the drive there we passed by a Pear orchard. We stopped and nabbed a couple for each of us. (By nabbing, I mean we STOLE them) It was still pretty early in the morning and nice and cool outside. The pears were perfectly ripe, but still crisp from the cool morning. I'll never forget how great it smelled in the orchard, and how wonderful those pilfered pears tasted!


    Hope you're doing well my friend!!!!

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  50. Helloooooooo Jeff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    it's SO great to see ya! It's funny because I've been thinking about you lately, and HERE you are. You're the second person this week I was thinking about, who I haven't seen in a while, who stopped by :)

    "The pears were perfectly ripe, but still crisp from the cool morning. I'll never forget how great it smelled in the orchard, and how wonderful those pilfered pears tasted!"

    OMG...I bet those pears were the BOMB! Nothing like "fresh off the tree", hu?

    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy! Hope you're doing well too and had a faaaaabulous Easter. Enjoy the rest of your week!!!!!!!

    X

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  51. greetings, ron. one of my favorite things is the moon too. i absolutely LOVE a full moon. i gasp and put my hand over my heart like it's the first time i'm seeing it. i just can't help my reaction. i'm always concerned i'm going to crash my car for looking at the moon.


    i had no idea you loved pears so much. happy thursday!

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  52. Hey there Val!

    "one of my favorite things is the moon too. i absolutely LOVE a full moon. i gasp and put my hand over my heart like it's the first time i'm seeing it."

    That's AWESOME, girl! And pretty much have the same reaction. I remember spending time in the Pocono Mountains and seeing a full moon at night. And because I was HIGH up in the mountains the moon seemed so CLOSE; like you could reach out and touch it!

    LOVE pears!

    Thanks so much for stopping, girl. Hope you week is going GREAT!

    X

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  53. LOL! All great favorite things! I'm partial to the tropical stormy sky. But it would not be a fave if I was on vacay. :-)

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  54. " I'm partial to the tropical stormy sky. But it would not be a fave if I was on vacay. :-)"


    I so hear ya, Lisa! And it's funny because I was on vacation in Florida when that tropical storm hit. And the scary part about it was that I had to FLY in it the next morning.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!
    X

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  55. OH my gosh, it's Julie Andrews as I live & breathe! Love all that you love, and how you have presented your favorite things!

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  56. "OH my gosh, it's Julie Andrews as I live & breathe!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!


    Yes, just call me Julie Ronnie Andrews!


    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend!

    X

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  57. HA HAHHAHAHAHAHAAAA HA AHHAHAAA!!!! The last picture cracked me up!!!!! Ron + Maria = Ron-Ee-AH!

    So the Heath bar... yes they are wonderful. But let me ask you something.... I always get a Skor bar when I am in a toffee/chocolate mood. Is there a difference between Heath and Skor? Maybe I will have to buy EACH and TASTE TEST... it's a dirty job but somebody has to do it!

    Oh oh and I love your favorite things, btw.... I STILL use the face oil you recommended a year or so ago!!!

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  58. Ron, Ron, Ron you still crack me up. You my friend are one of my favorite things. It has been quite awhile since we chatted. A lot has happened. I have lost my job. I walk around with a catherter now my bladder may be shot. I need to have a hip and knee replaced. But I am loving life and smelling the flowers. I have tempted to go back into blogging and perhaps write an ebook. I was looking for some motivation to move off my fat ass. I looked over your stuff and once again I feel as if I can do what I want to do. Ron, thank you for your healing energy. I want to talk to you again.

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