Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 11/14

1.  What rule of life should never be broken?

It's okay to disagree, but it's not okay to let that disagreement fuel uglier emotions.  I've had enough of that to last a lifetime.

2.  What's your favorite family recipe? 

I can't make them to save my life, but my grandma's dumplings are just about my favorite thing in the world.  They are very temperamental, and no one but her can seem to get them just right.

3.  Is the media manipulative? 

The 24-news cycle has created an environment that prizes ratings over quality.  I think this push has caused the individual networks to move past competition into something that is less about news and more about sensationalism.  And I think that the manipulation is a product of that.  It doesn't matter if they lean more to the left or to the right, all media seems to do this to one degree or another.

4. Hubs and I saw Skyfall last weekend...are you a fan of the Bond films? If so, who's your favorite Bond?

As much as I love movies, I've never been a big Bond fan.  If I were to pick a favorite I would have to say Sean Connery, followed by Daniel Craig.  (Because seriously, have you SEEN that man?)

5. What is one thing you hope people never say about you?

That I wasn't kind when I had the opportunity to be.  I have been thinking a lot about this.  I'm not exactly rolling in the dough over here, but I am comfortable enough.  And in comparison with entirely too many people, I am wealthy.  God's really been laying it on my heart to find ways to give back.  Even if they seem small to me, they could be huge to someone else.  And I'm really excited about what that might mean, particularly as we move into the Christmas season.

6.  What's a nearby tourist attraction you'd like to see, but haven't gotten around to visiting? 

Lately, there have been these great commercials on about things to see in St. Louis, and as many times as I've been there, I have never been to some of those buildings.  Also, I have never been to Chicago.  Or the replica of the Parthenon in Nashville.  Perhaps some traveling needs to happen this summer...

7.  Where's your favorite tree?

My favorite trees are in my parents' yard.  When I was in third grade, they gave us pine and cypress saplings to plant at home.  Every time I see them, huge and healthy, it makes me smile.  I do have a fondness for the dogwood in my yard as well.  Is it possible to have an over-attachment to trees?

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I'm ready for Thanksgiving Break (FIVE DAYS OFF!), but I will gladly take the three-day weekend ahead.  I'm especially excited about going to the Craft Fair with my mom, SIL, sister, and niece!  Spending a little girl time is always fun!  (Particularly while the boys are all out in the woods waiting for deer!)


  1. I think you nailed it about the media. The 24 hours of news constantly has created so much cr*p that it has warped all of our minds.

  2. There's not enough real news for 24/7 coverage yet they fill the space anyway. I've taken a little news break this week and I'm feeling better. Enjoy your break...I'm super excited to have both my girls home for 5 days!

  3. I have never been to a craft fair, but lately I have been really wanting to check one out! Maybe some day . . .


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