Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Did you watch The Oscars? How many of the Best Picture nominees have you seen? (American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Selma, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash)
Do you think actors should use their acceptance speeches as an opportunity to promote their political and/or social agenda? Does that sort of speech make you more or less inclined to change the channel?
I really have no interest in award shows, especially when I have options such as reading, writing, coloring with Buddy, washing windows, making beds, scrubbing the kitchen floor..... You get the picture. (No pun intended.)
I haven't seen any of the movies mentioned.

 I didn't realize actors use their acceptance speeches as opportunities to promote their agendas, but that certainly wouldn't be something I would enjoy listening to.

2. Speaking of the movies... are you comfortable going to a movie alone? How about dinner in a restaurant (not fast food, but an actual restaurant)? The second half of this question was posed by Carrie who blogs over at It's Not Easy Being Queen. Thanks Carrie! 

I have never been to a movie, so no, I don't think I would be comfortable going alone. As for the restaurant. Maybe if the food was exceptionally delicious I could make myself sit through the awkwardness of being alone.
3. What's the last home repair or home improvement project you had to pay someone to complete? In hindsight was this a project you could have done yourself? 

We have never paid anyone to make repairs or do any home improvement projects for us.
4. Have you ever had Indian food? Like it or no? If you're a fan, what's your favorite dish? Have you ever prepared this yourself at home? Is there an Indian restaurant in your current hometown? 

I have never had Indian food, but I would like to try it someday. Our current hometown has a pitiful assortment of restaurants, none of which have Indian food.
5. A song that reminds you of your parents? 

Probably one of the old Amish church songs. They both loved singing those songs. I didn't mind singing my favorites, but I don't sing them any longer. Both LV and the children groan when ever I try, and with all the songs I enjoy that are much nicer than those s-l-o-w tunes I don't mind singing something that doesn't bug them.
6. The 26th of February is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day. What's your favorite, or one of your favorite, fairy tales? Do you have any childhood memories associated with a particular fairy tale?
Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  I think it's my favorite because of a little book we used to have that my Dad used to read to us. He didn't read much, but did a splendid job of making this story come to life.
7. What's a problem you solved yesterday? 

Eh .... math.
8. Insert your own random thought here.

It has been really cold here. Our waterfall is frozen solid which shouldn't be a surprise considering temperature has reached -22º  I love winter, but this is just a little too cold.


  1. I think that's the wonderful thing about fairy tales...they are made better in the telling. We're frozen here looks like we're going to stay that way for the next little while too. At least the sun is out today, so that's something. Nothing is melting, but a bright blue sky surely helps lift the winter doldrums.

  2. -22???? I can't even imagine what that kind of cold feels like! Stay warm!

  3. I haven't seen any of those movies either and don't feel as though I missed a thing. I get so tired of celebrity worship in our culture. Our weather in the Pacific NW has been gorgeous this winter. However, I've been in Washington DC visiting my daughter for a week now and it's COLD here.

  4. May I ask why you have never been to a movie? We enjoy them if the content is appropriate.

  5. We haven't had THAT cold of weather here, but we are supposed to get 2-4" of snow later today. So ready for spring!

  6. Math isn't my favorite subject either.
    Wow that IS cold. It has been warm lately and i don't know when we'll have the next rainfall.

  7. It's been really cold here as well. I don't like it at all. I like even less driving on the ice and snow. Last month I was in a car accident where I hit a patch of black ice and went into a skid. I'm thankful to say that I wasn't hurt and neither was my car. God was truly watching over me that day.

    I have eaten in a nice restaurant by myself before. I enjoyed the chance to read a book uninterrupted. That was even better than the food. :)

  8. -22 and I thought -2 was cold, that was with wind chill, actual temperature was 4 degrees. My ex husband was very mechanically inclined, he could fix anything. Stanley not so much. lol But he still is a good man and I love him.

  9. I haven't seen any of those movies, either. I think the last movie I saw was Shrek, which tells you a lot, I guess. The Squire is very handy, but when we remodeled the kitchen we did get a professional to install the gas stove. That's not a project for an amateur!

  10. Wow, can't believe you all have never hired anything professionally done. Must be nice and you all must be very talented too.

    I think 27 degrees is cold, but I would die at a -22 for sure. I'm not a winter gal in any shape, form or fashion.

    Happy day!


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