Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 8/29

1. Americans will celebrate Labor Day this coming weekend. Do you know what we're actually celebrating? (without consulting your friends Google or wikipedia, ahem) What's a project you're currently 'laboring' over?

Nope.  No answer for that first part without my beloved Google.  I know that I should, and I could probably make some kind of b.s. answer, but I won't do that to you.  As far as what I am currently laboring over, it would have to be my curriculum.  It's been a long time since I've worked this hard on something, and I'm really just barely getting started.

2. Labor Day also signals the unofficial end of summer for most of us...what summer food will you miss the most? If you're in the southern hemisphere feel free to substitute winter for summer.

I will miss watermelon the most.  No question.  And sweet corn.

3. A well known proverb states, 'It's easier to seek forgiveness than ask permission.' Your thoughts?

I think it is 100% true.  There's red tape and limitations attached to everything, so sometimes it's better to just go forward with what you have in mind and mend any fences after the fact.  If you were doing it with the right heart, people will probably understand.  Maybe.  Hopefully.

4. Food critic, film critic, book critic, art critic....which hat would you most like to wear?

 Can I rank them?  Film, food, art, book.  All of them fascinate me, but being paid to watch movies all day and write my thoughts on them, that would be a dream!  Food would be next, but I'm not a very adventurous eater.  That's Casey department.  I love books, but I don't really have time to read and I have a short attention span.   And I love art, but some of it I just don't "get."

5. When you were a kid, who (besides your parents) was your favorite adult?

I've always had lots of really great adults in my life, and it's only now that I realize how rare that really is.  My two aunties (so different, and both so awesome), my godmother (Linda), my grandparents (all four),  a bunch of really outstanding teachers.  They all brought special things into my life.

6. The astronaut, Neil Armstrong, passed away last week. He was regarded as a hero by many generations of people all around the world. Do we still have modern day heroes? What makes someone a hero?

I would certainly hope that we still have modern day heroes.  I think that heroes are anyone who goes out of their way for others, sacrificing things they may want or need in the process.  I can't help but think of all of the servicemen and women out there who do this every day without question.

7. I never get tired of __________________.

Ice cream.  Never ever.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

That whole film critic question has got me thinking about how many movies there are that I really want to watch and haven't yet.  I used to rent movies over long weekends (like the one coming up) and just binge on them.   I have a Netflix account and a huge wall of movies.  I guess I just need to get to it.


  1. I love watching movies during a weekend in the winter. Something nice about curling up on the couch next to a warm fire and watching a movie next to the hubby! Happy Wednesday!

  2. We like going to the movies and we do that pretty often if we're in town on a weekend. I love watching at home too but the couch is a little too comfy so I have a hard time making it to the end. My hubs says I've slept thru some good ones : )

    Hope you're feeling better today!

  3. I never get tired of ice cream either!! :)

  4. I never get tired of ice cream either! love it :) And I said watermelon as well for what I would miss - really any type of fresh fruit or veggie!

  5. I could never geet tired of Ice Cream either....I love it!

    I also have to agree with service men and women being heroes!

  6. I found out the hard way that Netflix caps you at 500 discs in your que. LOL Many of those discs are TV shows that I've always wanted to try but didn't have the time or ability to watch. Not to mention movies I added years ago and never got around to watching. I'm sort of in the process of that now . . . and finding out that for some, there's a reason I hadn't watched them yet. lol

  7. I really love your honesty Katie! I didn't know what labour day meant either! I'm not American but I will miss Strawberries and Raspberries - we don't really get them here in winter!


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