Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Are we always responsible for our actions? Are there any exceptions?

  I think there can be extenuating circumstances. But for the most part, I do believe we are responsible for our actions.
2.  Has anyone from your home town become famous?

The most notable was Ashley Parker Angel from that show Making the Band. Redding was so proud of itself that somebody from this town made it in the band.
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 do own a crock pot. I think it's been used once or twice. By Boyfriend. And I had probably had it a couple of years . . . collecting dust. Obviously not much of a cook am I. lol
4. How do you feel about private companies collecting data about you?

The word "creepy" comes to mind. It's one thing if Target collects my shopping data so they can send me coupons for cat litter or hair gel or something. But the fact that companies sell or "rent" out people's information is just scandalous in my opinion.
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?

Probably not. With the time difference from Russia, it would be my luck that the few things I enjoy watching (ice skating mostly) would be on at 2 a.m. I will be fast asleep next to my own personal furnace (aka Boyfriend). I'd love to watch the ice skaters in person, but I do enjoy it on TV because I can actually see what's happening whereas in person I'd see a dot moving around on ice. lol I have never been to Russia, although part of me would like to go one day - the history buff in me anyway. But I have other places I'd like to go first.
6. Share a good or bad sports related memory from your childhood or teen years.

Once in 6th grade PE, we were playing volleyball. Our class was co-ed, and one of the boys hit the ball and it (purely by accident) came at me and hit me square in the  . . . um . . . chest. He had been right next to me and he hit it pretty hard. While everyone else was laughing their butts off at my chest pain, he was the only one who was genuinely concerned. He didn't touch me but he ran right up to me apologizing profusely. He apologized every day for rest of the week. Multiple times a day. I finally had to tell him I wasn't mad at him and that I had forgiven him the accident.
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 movtivates you to at least get up off the couch?

Anything upbeat.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

So far in my month of unemployment I have read 7 books, submitted 30 or more job applications, cleaned, done laundry, baked cookies, brought firewood up to the house, have looked into online schooling for medical transcription (still kinda pricey), begun watching season 7 of Psych (which my BFF gave me for Christmas and am finally getting around to), begun packing but have since quit since I we have no idea where we're going yet, spent quality time my cat Miss Harriet, begun playing Farmville 2 and Castleville again on the computer, and have fairly successfully hid from Boyfriend's Grandma (which I only have to do until the 11th). I am however, beginning to run out of things to keep me occupied. Especially free things. Sigh.


  1. I'm going on day 10 of being unemployed, and am already depressed about it. Though I am keeping busy as well. Hope something comes your way soon :-)

    Think I'm overdue for a new slow cooker. The one I have used to be my grandma's and is at least as old as I am, lol! Last couple of times I've used it seemed like it wasn't getting as hot as it should be. I want to go make some BBQ chicken in it for dinner.

    1. It is depressing, really. It just plain sucks.

      Boyfriend pulled out my slow cooker and he was like, "oh this is nice!! how well does it work?" And I was like, "ummmmm I have no idea!" lol

  2. Oh I do hope you find something soon, maybe one of those 30 applications will pan out. I'm impressed with your industriousness in the meantime though!

    1. I hope so, too! Otherwise I may go stir crazy! lol

  3. Your #8 thought makes me smile. How can any of us find time for jobs when there's SO MUCH to do?


    1. I agree, but jobs mean money so that I can pay for things. lol It's a vicious circle. :o)

  4. I used the crock pot today!! The hard part for me is braising the meat before I leave for work. This means smelling the house up with garlic and scallions at 7 am. *sigh* But it is nice to come home to a good stew after work. :) The big bummer though is the clean up... it's still soaking.

    You could read blogs... course, I'd have to get off my butt and write some.... Too bad you live all the way over there... we could do lunch. Or cookies. Cookies are always good.

    1. Haha I have been reading blogs. Always something to try to keep up with! lol Many blogs I follow seem to east coast blogs. I don't know how I managed that. lol

  5. I love my slow cooker in the winter time. Nice to come home to an easy meal a couple of times a week (if i am organised)
    I missed that you no longer had your job. I hope you find another one soon.

  6. I live off of my slow cooker. Throw in meat, throw in sauce, and let cook for 8 hours. Easiest awesome meals ever.

    Good luck with unemployment. I hope you find not just a job, but the one you're looking for. I've been unemployed for almost 4 years now, or as I'd like to call it, a very low-paid full time writer.

    1. I even have a bunch of recipes that came with the crock pot. And yet, I never use it. I'm sure someday it will get real use. For now I will just think of it slowly breaking it in. Very slowly.

      4 years?! And you haven't gone stir crazy yet? It's only been a full month and I'm already going crazy. I mean, crazier than normal. lol


I love comments. Please leave one. :o)