Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hodge Podge - Vol 36

Welcome to Joyce's, from over at From This Side of the Pond, Wednesday Hodgepodge....My summer is almost over and has really been flying by? Here are this week's questions and of course my responses. If you want to play then head on over to Joyce's blog and play along.  It really is easy. 
1. July 20th marks the anniversary of the first time man stood on the moon. Flash forward 42 years to July 8, 2011 which marked the start of the final Space Shuttle mission. Should we continue to explore space? Should nations devote more or fewer of their resources to exploring space? Would you want to go into space if the opportunity arose?
We, as a nation, have  learned a great deal thru our space exploration.  I believe we should continue to explore space. I am not a space goer.  It is one thing I do not have on my bucket list.  My friend Marnet.....she would be so there.  I like watching it on tv...and final frontier.
2. What are three things in your freezer?

Hamburger buns left over from the cookout, some sausage and bacon, and a pack of porkchops in my deep freeze.  We won't even discuss my refrigerator freezer....I have no clue what is buried in there.
3. If you could see any band/artist perform live tonite who would it be? It has to be someone living-no Beatles, Elvis, etc.
I am a big advocate of live music.  My list would be extensive so picking one is hard to do.  Back when I was younger I saw many great bands perform....but since I have to pick one band it would have to be the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young and they would have to do "Southeren Crs" just for me.

4. Ice-cubed or crushed? Or are you one of those people who don't like ice?

I am a crushed ice kind of girl.  Sonic ice is my favorite.  Frank on the other hand is a no ice kind of guy.  He can take a Diet Coke out of the box and drink it as is.  I can only do that if I am dying of thirst.
5. The owner of a small restaurant outside of Pittsburgh recently announced he was banning children under six, saying they regularly disrupted other customer's meals. You can read the story here in more detail but isn't this a perfect topic to discuss in our Wednesday Hodgepodge? Have at it friends...what are your thoughts?
I am one of those people who is an unruly child magnet.  I don't care where I go....and there can be hundreds of empty tables....I get put next to a child who is screaming or crying and it drives me nuts.  I took my children to restaurants....but the difference here is mine knew better than to misbehave.  With that said....I am NOT an advocate of banning children from restaurants.  They need to learn how to behave.  I think hostesses need to be more alert when they sit people without children near people who have boisterous ones.
6. What was your first car? How did it come to be yours?

This is my first car.  It was a 1969 Plymouth Sattelite 383.  It had Krager mags and knock off spinners and I put three sets of tires on it before it was 6 months old.  It was fast....and I loved it.  My dad and I went to buy me a car....a nice reliable car....without my mom.  We passed a used car lot on Dixie (US 1)....and there she was....sitting up on racks....within minutes she was mine.  She had 1,300 miles on her when we bought her and supposedly she had belonged to an old lady who drove her to the grocery store and her hair appointment on Friday's only(Of course this was before the days of Car Fax).  My mom was horrified when we drove up in this shiny red beauty.  Two years later the Sasserlite saved my life when I was rear ended by a VW beetle, and my car was totaled. 
7. If I had a nickel for every time I have been klutzy I'd be rich.  Yes, I am the Queen of Klutz.  If there is lint on the floor....I promise you I will stumble.  My furniture jumps out at me and I stumble over it too.  My nickname is definitely not Sure Foot.
8.  Question is eight is one you insert yourself.  It is a random mine today is what was your nickname growing up and did you like it? 
I have to last name was Sasser.  Now...can you imagine how the kids played with that one.  I was called Sassy, Sass Her,  Sassafrass, Sassafrass Magnolia (because my parents were from Alabama), and the worst one of all....I was called Onion Head(to be explained in a later post).  I hated nicknames and how hurtful they can be.  To add insult to parents were really Fred and Wilma.  You can never imagine how many times when people found that out....I got..."Oh, and is she Pebbles?"  So what did I do?  I had a daughter whose name was Kathryn.  I, yes I said I, nicknamed her Munchkin(she was the shortest and loved to act like the characters on the Wizard of Oz)...and later Kat.  I really wanted to call her Katie....but she just wasn't a Katie...she was a Kat. 
Hope you have a great Wednesday.  I know I will.  I am headed out to Panama City to see my niece Ramona and her family.....and to eat at Boondocks.  Yummmmmy.  I will be home on Friday, but do not fear, I am taking my lap top so I can keep up with everyone. 


Joyce said...

I thought about putting klutzy in for my answer today too...I'm like you-furniture jumps up at me. I'm always banging my hip coming around something. Maybe I'm not a klutz, maybe its my eyes failing : )

Tammy Doane said...

Totally agree with your answer to #5. We cannot just ignore rude children but teach them to behave. Have a great day.

Rebecca Jo said...

I love the picture of you & your car!!! :)

Sonic.. I cant believe I've never been there yet!

Klutzy... good one...

Michelle said...

I imagine you had a lot of fun in your first car.

I also agree with #5.
We must teach our children how to behave.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

We saw CSN about 10 years ago and it was awesome. We listen to them on every road trip and I kids grew up loving them too. I don't remember being called anything except from my father who called me peanut.

Susan said...

That was a great car! Definitely 'sassy'!

Sweet Tea said...

I would LOVE to see Garth Brooks perform live again. He is THE best all around entertainer I have ever seen, followed bybarbara Mandrell. remember her?

Mary said...

Love "Southern Cross"!
I won't even get into what my brothers called me when I was little...________ Mary, and the blank rhymed with Mary. I'll let you figure it out! In high school, the band kids called me "Murpet"; a play on Mary Pat.

Amiee said...

LOL about the Flintstone's names :)