Friday, June 26, 2009

Ann's KC visit

6-26-09 weekend brain
I had mentioned the weekend visit by our friend Ann to KC, which happened a few weeks ago. Now I will elaborate on this trip. Saturday we mostly shopped, ate, and conversed. Ann is good at all three of these…. And I tried my best to keep up with her too..... but I believe at times, Greg’s head was spinning. Ann is a high energy person who multitasks and her conversations also move at a fast pace.

Ann has a conversation “game” she likes to play called “rapid fire”. One form of her game is like free word association- she will say a word and we are suppose to say the first thing that comes to our mind. Another version she has of the rapid fire game is when Ann will give a choice between 2 or 3 things and then we are expected to answer fast.

Like one I remember was: Ann asked “what would you choose? hamburg, hot dog or brat?” ……. I said “hamburg, especially if it’s grilled by Greg” (That was an acceptable answer, in an acceptable time)….. When Ann asked Greg this question, Greg thought for a period of time then said “depends”. And he left it at that. (That was not acceptable to Ann)…. She pressed him further until he was forced elaborated.

The funny part was when our friend Molly, (who also was hanging out with us) told us that “depends” was the answer Bob Dole once gave in an interview when asked the question “boxer or briefs”?..... this made us all laugh, and “depends” now has become our canned answer to Ann’s rapid fire game.

Sunday we decided to go on a sight-seeing mission: We took Ann to see the WWI Memorial at the Liberty Tower, up on the hill, which is just south of downtown Kansas City. This was build in the 1920's.

Greg and I had never been there either. This was wonderful and so interesting! I recommend this to anyone visiting KC! We learned so much I can’t even begin to blog about it all. Then we also went up into this tower and enjoyed the view, this picture showing the Union Railroad Station (worth a visit too) and the downtown sky line....And many fountains that KC is famous for.

All in all we had an enjoyable weekend exploring KC, learning, shopping for the house furniture, eating, and laughing with friends. “Life is Good”!

PS: I only ate 1/3 of this and took the rest home for two more meals. After all, I had to save room for the cheesecake. We ate at the "Cheesecake Factory" on the Plaza.


  1. I'm honored that you wrote about me and our adventures in KC. Energy, I'm a ball of energy and when I slow down, I'll be six feet under. Until then, off I go.

    Rapid fire- favorite Michael Jackson song? Now quickly choose. First I said anytning from Thriller, but that's not specific enough. It's Billy Jean.

  2. Well this isn’t a rapid answer. I’ve been thinking about that for a few days now.
    It’s impossible to pick one. The young Michael I loved the song “Ben”.
    And I agree Thriller is tops. That album reminds me of my first year in Des Moines after college, the fall of 1982.
    My roommate LuAnn and I would hit the dance bars. My favorites are P.Y.T. and Human Nature.
    For the Jackson Five, I liked "Stop the Love you save maybe your own....."