Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. When and where were the best fireworks you've ever seen? Speaking of you know your hot buttons? The things people can say and/or do to set you off? When was the last time someone pushed one of your hot buttons?
The best fireworks I have ever seen were six years ago following a Pittsburgh Pirates game at PNC Park.

There are a number of things that disgust, annoy, and frustrate me, but when I get out on the road and people drive in a way that put others in danger, well that tends to irritate me a lot. The last time my hot button was pushed was last week when a car was weaving all over the road and when I finally passed it I looked over to see the driver texting!!!

 2. Have you hosted any outdoor summer parties this year? Attended any? What makes for a great outdoor party?
I have not hosted or attended an outdoor party. I'm not much of a party person, and an outdoor party is something I'm fine with not being a part of.

 3. What does freedom mean to you?
With my Anabaptist heritage, and growing up hearing of how our ancestors were hunted, tortured, and killed in a variety of horrific ways because of their faith ... the first thought that comes to my mind when I think of freedom, is the freedom to worship God in the way we choose to.

 4. July is National Cell Phone Courtesy month...what annoys you most about people's cell phone habits?
I find it annoying when people are attached to their cell phones so much that they ignore those around them. We were once invited to someone's house for dinner. The guy was on his phone 98% of the time. I don't get offended easily, but that experience was NOT fun.

 5. What's your current summer anthem?
I love music, but somehow I have not really had a song so far this summer that I've been listening to a lot. In fact, now that I stop and think we seem to be going through more of a non-music phase. I can't even remember the last time we listened to the radio while driving.

Sharon has been practicing the piano and playing Ode to Joy a lot. I love listening to it when she plays, so I guess I'll take it as my summer anthem.

 6.  Insert your own random thought here.

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  1. "Ode to Joy" is a favourite of mine, too. The Episcopal church (and others, I presume) uses it as a hymn tune.

    My dad was born in Australia in January. When he was still alive we had a "Christmas" party every summer in July. My sister and I were both born in July, so we made a production of it!

    I understand about the cell phones! There is a member of our parish who always sits in the VERY back, and fiddles with his phone during services! At least he has it on mute!

    1. In case that second paragraph didn't make sense - December and January in Oz are the middle of summer. Nana said the day he was born it was 102 degrees. So a Christmas party in hot weather makes perfect sense. To some of us, at least!

  2. My oldest daughter drives me crazy with her cell. We can travel for 3 hours and she never speaks. It's insane!

  3. The fireworks after the Pirates' games are always good. I've been blessed to see them pretty with the city lights and the river.

    My daughter (with the baby in the car) was run off the road yesterday by someone texting and driving and he never even stopped. Stupid stupid, stupid!

    Amen to #3!

  4. I love the fireworks at PNC Park! And I totally agree with you about people who text and drive. I hate that!

  5. That bothers me about phones too; people don't know when to put it down and interact face to face.


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