Question of the day

Would you rather wear a bicycle helmet everywhere you go-OR-carry an open umbrella everywhere you go?

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20 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    An open umbrella, because it doesn’t smack of conformity!! (Provided I could close it when it actually rains.)

  2. LVISS says:


  3. Karen Joy says:

    Umbrella for me.I hate wearing anything on my head.Can still feel the horrible itchy toque I was made to wear when I was a kid!!Yuck!

  4. Ellen says:

    An open umbrella for me.

  5. Nikki says:

    An umbrella I suppose. Odd question!
    We actually know someone who wears a helmet when she goes out. Out, as in partying. Ridiculous, but I guess if you are known to fall and hit your head, and you don’t want to stop partying, that is the only logical solution! Some people!

  6. Laura says:

    Open umbrella. But only if I can go down a street with curbs and light poles. Wearing tap shoes.

    • Laura says:

      on second thought… ice skates!!

      • Joy says:

        Be still my foolish heart ♥ I ♥ Kurt Browning. He is one Canadian Hottie. *sigh* It was WONDERFUL to sit and watch this. I miss those old skaters. I loved Scott Hamilton too. ♥

        Thanks for this one too Laura.

    • Joy says:

      I can’t thank you enough for putting this here Laura. This is one of my favorite movie clips of all time. I adore Gene Kelly. After 4 minutes with a smile on my face, I feel a little sad. Our kids will never know what real musicals were and I’m afraid they are going to get lost in time.

      He and Judy Garland in Easter Parade IS my favorite.

      • Laura (LS) says:

        You are very welcome. Nothing can brighten a day like Gene Kelly. I actually didn’t know they’d come through as videos, just as links. But I’m glad that the whole things were just posted here.

        I don’t plan to let Josh forget about the old musicals. Some of my favorite songs come from them – I sing the “Good Morning” song from “Singin'” to him every now and again.

        Look for community theater and dinner theater around you, and take your grandkids! My parents used to take me every now and again when I was their age, and I totally *loved* it.

        • Joy says:

          I love the “good morning” song.

        • SKL says:

          OK, you guys have to help me here. My kids love musicals and movies with dancing in them, but I need a list of the best ones to share with them. So far they have enjoyed The Wizard of Oz at least 100 times, The Sound of Music, Shirley Temple in The Little Princess and Heidi, Mary Poppins, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. We have some waiting like The King and I, for when they are a little older. What else?

          My family is involved with a little open-air theater about 60 miles east of my home. My niece has been in a few musicals, and before that, my sister and brother used to be in them. It is really fun. I took the girls to their first, “Beauty and the Beast,” last summer. A was enthralled, but E was terrified of the applause. Can’t wait to take them to more shows, but on a modest budget.

          • Joy says:

            I’m trying to think of ones they’d like but I need time. In a few years I have many suggestions but at their age right now, I’m trying to think.

            Help Laura.

          • Laura (LS) says:

            *disclaimer: I haven’t watched a lot of these in YEARS and YEARS, and don’t remember the story lines very well. Like “Brigadoon”. So definitely pre-view them, so I don’t cause your girls to be scarred for life! end of disclaimer*

            Well, the first one that popped into my head for little-ish ones is “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – just be prepared for the ‘Child Catcher’ scene – it can be a little scary. But it was one of my favorites for years and years when I was little.

            I was about ten when I saw Oklahoma, and loved it, too. Scary part: “Poor Judd is Dead” when they act out killing him.

            I would go ahead and show “Singin’ in the Rain”, if they can follow the story. Even if they can’t, you can ffwd through some of the slower stuff, and find all the great songs and dances. Expect furniture dancing after they see “Make ’em Laugh”.

            I also like “My Fair Lady”. Not much on the dancing scene, but there’s lots of good music, and if they’re into dresses, they’ll like her costumes. And Audrey’s voice is simply beautiful.

            If you can swing it….well, maybe they’re not old enough yet…. I was thinking of “The Nutcracker” – but that takes a true love of ballet at a young age to sit through it. It’s awesome, and I saw it pretty young, but then, I also wanted to be Mary/Clara. (she was “Mary” when I was a kid) And it’s not a musical. But there’s plenty of dancing.

            I don’t even remember the whole story, but “White Christmas” might be a good one, too. Fred Astaire and Danny Kaye.

            wow, it’s been sooooo long since I’ve seen so many of these. I’m going over to beef up my Netflix Queue!!!

            Two more:
            76 Trombones

            Steve is suggesting some, too (some need to be in reserve till they’re older):

            State Fair
            West Side Story
            Bedknobs and Broomsticks
            Cinderella (Rogers & Hammerstein)
            Lion King
            Most Disney stuff

            I found this site that can give you a HUGE boost – I found all kinds of good stuff there…


            Also, go browse around Netflix. Don’t know if you’re familiar with the site, but you can search by genre. I totally ❤ Netflix.

          • Laura says:

            I’m playing around on my Netflix site now, and ran across a couple more:

            Easter Parade (Judy Garland/Fred Astaire)
            Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
            Rocky Horror Picture Show (just kidding)

            I haven’t seen it, but “That’s Entertainment” is billed as a tribute to MGM featuring stuff from a lot of classical musicals including Singin’ in the Rain, and American in Paris. Includes many dance numbers from Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, etc. That might be good, too.

            Thanks for asking this, SKL… I’m totally loading my Queue!

  7. Lucy says:

    yeah i think i’d go with the open umbrella too! It might actually come in handy… while the helmet would just be annoying

  8. Joy says:

    Open umbrella. I can’t stand things on my head. I can’t even wear barrettes of headbands. I’ve never been able to.

  9. mssc54 says:

    You guys are nuts for choosing the umbrella.

    Imagine the sorts of fun you can have wearing just walking around wearing a bicycle helmet! Man I would be opening doors and hitting myself in the head, bumping into stuff and I’m sure I would be so politically incorrect if someone stared at me. I would act like I had already had a brain injury! Man I may even do this as a social experiment!! Maybe get someone to video me at the mall or somethiing. Of course a mall out of town. 😉

  10. joz1234 says:

    I’d have to take a helmet because of where I live. I’d constantly be fighting the umbrella turning inside out b/c of the wind. Texas panhandle wind sucks!

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