Linking up with for a fun Wednesday Hodgepodge with great questions from Joyce at From This Side of the Pond!
1. Are we always responsible for our actions? Are there any exceptions?
Yes, I emphatically believe we are responsible for our actions! (I've taken responsibility for mine, but I'm so very thankful for grace and mercy that has been given to me on many of my actions.) Someone will have to point out the exceptions to me. I will be interested to read the thoughts of others on this question.
2. Has anyone from your home town become famous?
Lots of famous people from my home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma - too many to list and many I don't recognize, but here are a few familiar names:
Garth Brooks, Jennifer Jones, Tony Randall, Anita Bryant, Oral Roberts, David Gates, J. Paul Getty, Roy Clark, Phil Driscoll, Patti Page, Gene Autrey, Gary Busey, Kristen Chenowith, Blake Edwards, William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy) and
3. January was National Slow Cooker month. Do you own a slow cooker/crock pot? Did you use it last month? What's a favorite dish you make using a slow cooker or crock pot?
I have two slow cookers and used one of them just last week to cook a delicious pot roast with vegetables and gravy and it made enough for two meals! One of my favorite comfort foods.
4. How do you feel about private companies collecting data about you?
I don't like it. Is there anything I can do about it?
5. The Games of the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off with their opening ceremony this coming Friday....will you be watching? Which Winter Olympic event would you most like to see in person? Have you ever been to Russia? Any desire to go, Olympics or otherwise?
We may be the only ones who don't tune in, although if I happen to know in advance when the figure skating will be shown, I would probably watch them. I've never been to Russia. It would be interesting to see the country, the Ural mountains, St. Petersburg, and Moscow, but really, it's not first on my list of places to go. And, I have no desire to attend such big events as the Super Bowl or the Olympics. There are too many things to contend with and it seems crazy to spend so much money on something like that.
6. Share a good or bad sports related memory from your childhood or teen years.
Playing outdoors was always fun and we especially loved to play softball at school and in the neighborhood. I had a really strong arm and could hit the ball out of the field for a lot of home runs. We didn't have any organized teams or leagues when I was in grade school (if we did, my parents probably wouldn't have been able to afford it). However, the girls I went to school with, from both sides of the tracks, formed teams and played against each other on a regular basis. We finally played a showdown game to see which was the "champion." One of the dads from the other team came to supervise the game and umpire. After we had "whipped" them, we all gathered round as the Dad gave each of us a dime. That scene is forever etched in my memory because I believed he must have been rich to be able to give all of us a dime! A funny thing to me is that the memory of watching her Dad count out the dimes in his hand overshadows any recollection of how our team would have been able to divvy up the money if we had lost. I draw a complete blank.
7. What's a must have song for you on a work out play list? If you don't work out, run, swim, bike, walk, or anything else that could be construed as 'exercise', then what's a song that motivates you to at least get up off the couch?
I know this really dates me, but ANYTHING Motown, especially Marvin Gaye's rendition of I Heard It Through the Grapevine ... the Supremes, Aretha Franklin or The Temptations.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
A praise report has to go here. My husband's CT scan came back negative today and so THANKFUL!!! Thank the Lord!
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