Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hodgepodge Wednesday

It's the 5th Wednesday in 2013, and Joyce just keeps those questions coming every Wednesday.  Thanks Joyce, we salute you!

1.  In the USA this coming Sunday millions will be watching as the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49's in the Superbowl.  What was the last event you attended that could be described as super?

Well, this wasn't the last event (I don't think ~smile~) that I attended that was super, but as soon as I read this question this was what came to my mind immediately.  39 years ago this March 7th, I attended my very first Elvis Concert.  I was a mere 22 years old and I was sillier than a goose about this concert.  A friend and I went together and we even went by the hotel where he was staying and tried our darnest to get a peek of him coming out of his room.  My heart raced all day just thinking about the concert that evening.  The concert was all I expected and more.  What an entertainer!  I made an Elvis Scrapbook after the event and still have it to this day.  It is full of all things Elvis and I can just see my kids scratching their heads when I am gone wondering why on earth Momma had an Elvis Scrapbook.  It's the stuff that life is made up of and at the age of 22 that was a super event in my life.  And, the $12 for the ticket was a real issue for me and Hubby. ~what a fun memory~
2.  Share something you're a fan of these days?

Since shortly after PBS started the series Downton Abbey I began hearing rave reviews about the show.  I kept thinking I would start watching it but just never did.  Well, the chatter continued on and it got the best of me.  It's all over FB, Twitter and the general conversation of many and I decided that I had to jump on board this past week.  Of course, I knew it would be best if I watched Season I and II but decided that I just did not want to take the time for that.  So, I downloaded the PBS app on my IPad and I've watched the first 3 episodes of this season, Season III.  I'm sure I've missed a lot of the history but I feel like I'm caught up and I'm already a huge fan.  Can I just say that I absolutely love, the fashions, the accents, the landscape, the furnishings and all the family drama.  Hats off to the producer of such a great hit! Added note - since writing this entry a few hours ago I have downloaded Hulu to my Ipad and now I have started watching Season I.  I decided I had to go back and see the history behind this family and I figure it will help me to understand some of the happenings that are going on now.  Stay tuned~~~~

3. How do you feel about wings?  In case anyone is confused, I'm talking the edible appetizer kind.  What's your preferred seasoning on a wing-hot, mild, teryiaki, sweet and sour, other?  Do you make your own or is there a favorite place you like to go for wings?   
Well, I've never had one and think I could live the rest of my life without them.  I don't know for sure, but if they are like regular chicken wings, then they would not be worth the effort to pick the meat off.  But, seems that someone told me that they are not like regular chicken wings, but I'll just stick with Chicken Tenders and I will take the hot seasoning.  I guess I just showed my ignorance about chicken wings. ~shame on me~

4.  As long as we're talking sports today...have you followed the Lance Armstrong story?  Did you watch his interview with Oprah and if so what was your reaction to his confession and subsequent remarks?  

I haven't really followed the story, but you would have to live under a rock not to know about it.  It's been "all the talk."  I just find it hard to believe that he would deny the truth for so long and then up and decide to "fess up."  I cannot help but feel sorry for him and there's no doubt he got so "caught up" that he was not thinking properly.  This will likely be a huge thorn in his flesh for the rest of his life.  Seems that people forgive but they never forget.

5.  What's a question you hate to be asked?  

It would not be one question, it would be any "leading" question.  I cannot stand it when someone ask me about something they have no business asking me about and they do it in a "leading" question sort of way.  Some folks are so good at this, but I wouldn't know how to if I had to.  I've never been good at being "sneaky." ~smile~

6. The coaches in this Sunday's big game happen to be real life brothers.  Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49er's and his older brother John Harbaugh coaches the Baltimore Ravens.  Were you and your sibling(s) competitive?  In what way? Are you still?  If you're an only child how did you handle competition growing up?  

I have two brothers.  I am the oldest, one brother is 3 years younger and the other is 12 1/2  years younger.  We were not competitive with each other in the least.  My brother that is 3 years younger and me are not all that competitive anyway, but, my youngest brother is another story.  He is very competitive and has competed in some pretty tough sports/fitness events over the years.

7.  What's your favorite game involving a ball and when did you last play? 

I started playing tennis in 1983 and played for about 15 years.  I enjoyed every minute of playing and while I was never a great player, I was a good player.  Our daughter began playing when she was in Jr. High school and began playing competitively on the state level. This was a huge commitment for her and for me and at that time, my tennis game went by the wayside.  I intended on getting back with it, but that didn't happen.  Many folks had quit playing in the meantime and there just wasn't much interest from anyone, so I laid my racket down and haven't picked it up since. ~boo on me~

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
Do you ever see something on Pinterest that just looks so delicious that you have to make it right away?  Well, I did that yesterday.  I saw these Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Dreams and decided that I would make them.  They are made with Grans biscuits, cinnamon sugar and cream cheese and are simple, simple.  You can find this recipe and many others here.  They smelled so good as they were baking but when I bite  into one, I was so disappointed.  They were good, just not nearly as good as I had "dreamed" they would be.  But, they do look good and I guess that's worth something. ~chuckle~
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. did you have to pay for Hulu? I was going to start watching it but didn't want to have to pay to see it.
    let me know!
    have a good Wednesday!

  2. I've heard so much about this Downton Abby series but have never seen it. Maybe I need to check out Hulu so I can catch up? How awesome that you actually got to see Elvis in person! I would have loved to tag along with you. :) And I think you know how much I love Pinterest. I go there often and have made many of the recipes. In fact, I just realized I'm hungry so I'm heading to make my breakfast. I always enjoy your posts.

    blessings and love,

  3. So sorry those Cream Cheese Dreams didn't taste as great as they looked ... I hate when that happens.

    I'm beginning to think that I'm the only person who hasn't watched Downton Abbey ... and that I may need to rent the Season 1 DVDs and jump on the bandwagon. ;-)

  4. Good morning! I have to start by saying I am soo jealous you got to see Elvis! How I would have loved that! I seriously can only imagine the show he put on. And then Downton Abbey....LOVE LOVE LOVE! haha. Hubby and I watched season 1 on Netflix, and then bought season 2 and are no anxiously awaiting season 3 to be available. We rocket through them when we have them. And the rolls look...too bad they don't live up to their looks, haha. Enjoy your day!

  5. I have also heard so much about that series but have not watched it yet.

    Have a good day!

  6. I've never watched an episode of Downton Abbey...and I'm not sure why! I can't believe you got to see Elvis in concert! My mom and I had an opportunity to go many years ago and passed on it...what were we thinking?

  7. I must also be one of those people who has not seen Downtown Abbey. I am not much into TV drama. I prefer Antiques Roadshow and Market Warriors.

  8. It really would be worth your time to etch seasons 1 and 2 of Downton Abbey! I love that show!

    I have cooked two recipes from Pinterest and been disappointed in Both!

  9. I really liked Season 1...Mary was not our favorite, but she's grown on us in Season 2.

    I've seen those rolls-glad to know I don't need to waste calories on them : )

  10. I think I may have to start watching Downtown Abbey. I too hear so much about it.
    I think you would be such a cute tennis player. You should go back to it :)

  11. I love tennis! I'm not very good at it, but it's great exercise since I'm always running after the ball. : )

  12. Another one here who hasn't seen the series, but then I live in the country, and 'cause I'm cheap have only one channel except when the wind blows. Thank goodness it's CBS as most of what I like is on there.

    Lucky you to have seen Elvis, and I just betcha that your kids will get a kick out of your scrapbook (after they google his name perhaps).

    You have a lovely blog, but already I've forgotten how I got here. :)

  13. Have heard about the series-
    Downton Abby but have never watched it. Elvis was the bomb -wasn't he?

  14. CiCi thanks for stopping by
    echoofmyheart.blogspot.com! I'm so glad you enjoyed my blog.....I too love yours! I knew it when I first saw the rooster (love them) and then saw my Elvis. I too had the pleasure of seeing him in concert.....1972 and 1974. He was something else and such a great loss to the music world. I loved his gospel music :-)
    I am now a follower of yours hope you will do the same...thrilled to have you.



  15. How awesome to see Elvis in person. My father was invited to his home years ago but didn't go.
    He let the Elvis Fan Club in Chicago have meetings in his movie theatre. I keep hearing the same thing about Downton Abbey, I think I better try it! Yes, sometimes a Pinterest item fails for me. Hope your having a wonderful week.

  16. Yay Downton!!! We have been watching since season 1 and love it too. (although this season has been so sad) I hate when food doesn't taste good after you put lots of effort into it.


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