Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Oh, Joyce, you stretched my brain with these questions, but hey, that's a good thing. Our brains need a good stretching every now and then. ~laugh~

1. Americans will celebrate Labor Day this coming weekend. Do you know what we're actually celebrating? (without consulting your friends Google or wikipedia, ahem) What's a project you're currently 'laboring' over?
Okay, this isn't fair because I'm about to show my ignorance.  But, since I always play by the rules ~wink~,  I will not Google the answer. I think at some point I knew this but it is not coming to the forefront of my brain right now.  I know, shame on me!  But, it is what it is. ~smile~
I'm really not laboring over anything at the time but I am fretting over my brand new Dell desktop computer. It appears to be having some serious issues with either a virus or malware.  Yea! I'm not happy at all but it is with my very trusty computer guy at the moment and I have all the faith in the world in him. ~hope hope~

2. Labor Day also signals the unofficial end of summer for most of us...what summer food will you miss the most? If you're in the southern hemisphere feel free to substitute winter for summer.
I won't really miss any summer food, I am a winter food kinda gal.  I love soups, stews, chilis and "pots of stuff."  All of these are our winter eating fare.  I do enjoy some grilling in the summer but if I want to grill, it doesn't matter to me what the weather is doing, I still grill. ~smile~

3. A well known proverb states, 'It's easier to seek forgiveness than ask permission.' Your thoughts?
I've heard this all my life and think I've probably operated on this premise a few times but never on anything that really mattered or was that important.  I'm of the opinion that we need permission whether we want to ask for it or not.  But, forgiveness is always a good thing.

4. Food critic, film critic, book critic, art critic....which hat would you most like to wear?
Oh, Joyce, you are killing me today.  I am not a critic period, but of the 4 choices, it would be food, and a pretty pitiful one at that.

5. When you were a kid, who (besides your parents) was your favorite adult? 
The first person that came to my mind when I read this question was my first grade teacher, Mrs. Morton.  She made me feel so, so special and I loved her dearly and we kept up a friendship for many, many years after that.   I could not have had a more positive first year of school experience. 

6. The astronaut, Neil Armstrong, passed away last week. He was regarded as a hero by many generations of people all around the world. Do we still have modern day heroes? What makes someone a hero?
There have always been heroes and I imagine there always will be. A hero is someone (generally a man) that has courage and admirable qualities.  I think there are many heroes that are not  nationally  recognized  and they often fade into the background of those that we hear about on a national level. And, even though she was a woman, my first grade teacher was probably my first hero.
7. I never get tired of __________________.
Facebook, I love being connected with people and especially people that I absolutely would have no connection with if it were not for apps like Facebook.  I have reconnected with friends that I have not heard from in 40 years and it has been such fun.  As in all things, moderation is the key to social media.  When kept in moderation it is the greatest tool for connection that I have ever been a part of and I think the creators were nothing short of a genius. ~smile~

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
Hubby and I went to see 2016 yesterday afternoon.  I did not want to go but went along with Hubby to be nice. ~grin~  Well, in the first 5 minutes I was "in" and my mind never wandered one time while I was there.  Oh, my goodness folks, I really think that every voting American should HAVE to see it.  I am not a fan of documentaries but this was so well done and it is a definite MUST SEE!  And, I pray that it is not too late for America.  I will leave it at that and I will leave you with this.

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. I'm hoping the movie is still in the area next week. I know it's a limited release but I'm curious.

    I loved my first grade teacher too-Mrs. Ousler : )

  2. Wow, I have never seen that Abe Lincoln quote or heard of 2016, but I will be looking it up. So fun that you still remember your first grade teacher - what a special woman! We grill several times a week in the summer - and even brave the cold chicago winter to grill (just not as much!) Happy Wednesday!

  3. Good morning! Well my hubby wanted to see it too, and I went for the very same be nice, haha! But I couldn't agree more. Caught my immediate attention and I was hooked. Soo scary and good. I agree, it should be a MUST see. Have a good day!

  4. I have never heard of this movie. I will have to see if its playing around here.

  5. Oh need to see that movie!! I have heard that quote all my life.

    Oh my, my children all seem to live by the rule of do first and then ask forgiveness...don't think that is always wise

    Now to go and see about a movie date with my hubby...probably pretty good during this time of all the parties conventions

  6. My first grade teacher was my answer too :) I haven't heard of that movie but it sounds interesting.

  7. I wouldn't mind seeing that movie myself...thanks for the great review! My high school creative writing teacher had a huge impact on me. She taught me how to write from my heart and she believed in me so much! Wish she was still around so that I could tell her.

  8. Great comments, Lea. I so agree about the movie 2016. It should be required for all high school students especially. I wish it would be a perquisite for entering the voting booth, but since ID's are being challenged, it's not likely. Have a great week and I hope the east side of Isaac doesn't reek too much havoc on that side of the state.

  9. Ive never heard of this movie either...gotta go look it up now.

    I hope your computer gets fixed in a hurry.

    Thinking of your daughter...

  10. I too never tire of Facebook. I have loved the reconnecting and some new connections too. I love seeing and sharing pictures.

    The movie... I am a bit baffled by it. Who produced it? Who provided the money for it? Is it a documentary or a biased film for swaying us before November?

  11. Sorry about your computer. Hope you find the solution and it's fixable. I agree it has been fun being connected to people with Facebook. I haven't even heard of 2016 but I will check it out.

  12. Haven't heard of the movie but now curious and must try to go and see it.

  13. Sure hope your computer is fixed and back home soon. How frustrating.

    I'd never heard of that movie ... sounds interesting ... I'll have to see if it's showing anywhere around here.

  14. I Love Facebook too for many of the same reasons you do. It has reunited us with many friends.. and even family.. that otherwise we would never see. Good stuff.


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