1. On Thursday we pause to remember a dark day in history-9/11. Will you mark it in some special way?
Oh, I shall never, ever forget that day. I was in Virginia with my parents visiting my Mom's family. We were sitting around the breakfast table enjoying conversation when my daughter called to ask me if we had the TV on. We did not and had not a clue of what had just happened. I was so "discombobulated" over all of it because I was 1000 miles away from my Hubby and kids. And, there was no way to jump on a plane and get home for several days. I always think back to where I was and the sheer awfulness of the day each anniversary. And, on this Thursday we will be finding out if our baby will be another Princess or another Prince. So, that will definitely be a bright spot in the day this year for us.
2. Do you ever/still...listen to an actual radio? Watch a videotape (VCR)? Look up a number in a phonebook? Refer to a paper map while traveling? Set an alarm on an alarm clock as opposed to your phone?
I do listen to actual radio every morning as I listen to AFR (American Family Radio) while I am getting ready. Other than that, it is Pandora or Sirrus. I haven't watched a videotape in forever. For local numbers I do still use the phonebook, for all others it is either White or Yellow Pages app. Never ever do I use a paper map. Me and paper maps have never gotten along very well. GPS was created for folks like me. And, yes, I still use my radio as my alarm clock and wake up to music. ~but, 90% of the time I wake up before it goes off~
3. Is it ever a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don't know?
Well, probably most of the time it is not. But, depending on the group ~and we usually have a good idea of the "climate" of the group~ it might be alright. I'd say it calls for some really good judgement.
4. What's a dish you haven't eaten all summer, but come September find yourself craving? Have you made it yet this month?
5. What's something you know nothing about?
Well, I read this question out loud to my husband and his immediate reply was, "reading a map." Remember in #2 that I said GPS systems were made for me. Well, they were!
6. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like classical music? If so, what's your favorite piece?
Yes, I do like classical music. I do not want to go and sit and listen to it for very long, but to hear it playing softly in the background is very peaceful and calming to me. I cannot think of the name of one of my favorites right this minute, probably because all the names are usually weird. ~well they are~ But, the more piano that is involved, the better I like it. I am afraid that the younger generation will not appreciation whatsoever of classical music. I even had a music appreciation class in 6th grade and we listened to classical music. ~can you imagine 6th graders doing that today~
7. What's the oldest thing you own?
A cedar trunk/chest that my paternal Grandfather made when he was in his late teens. It is very close to 100 years old and I treasure it. My Dad refinished it several years ago and made quite an attractive piece out of it. It is in one of our guest bedrooms.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Last week both of the Grans mothers were talking with their teachers about how they were doing in school. Clancy's teacher complimented him in many areas and then told Bridget that he gets in too big of a hurry with his work. ~not surprising~ Hanna Beth's teacher also complimented her and then told Windy that she was slow in doing her work and eating her lunch. So, there you go! We have two kiddos that we need to put in a bag, shake them up and then they would be leveled out on slowness and speed. I found it so amusing and I bet they both get it figured out very soon.