Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Overrated Reality: The Weekly Hodgepodge

Hodgepodge questions provided by From This Side of the Pond.

What's your worst food memory?  How about one of your best?
I wrote about my worst food memory here.  My most recent best food moment happened here.  It was great mainly because the food was secondary (or even tertiary) to the fun time we had.  No, this post isn't going to be full of links...I don't think.  :)
Do you appreciate people telling it like it is, or would you rather a person temper his/her words, and maybe beat around the bush a little?  How about when you're the one communicating...which type are you?
Ephesians 4:15 says to speak the truth in love.  I don't want people to sugar coat the truth or hem and haw about it.  Quit fiddle farting around and get it said.  However, there is a way to say things that gets it said, yet doesn't pierce someone to their very soul.  As far as my technique of communication:  after living from childhood to my late 30's not being able to communicate my feelings, I try to be open and honest with a slight twist of humor sarcasm.  ;)  
What's your favorite place to hang out?
My office/make mess room. 
 When do you most feel like you're a slave to time?
At church.  I want to fellowship with and get to know my new church family but with worship practice, rushing out of Sunday school to get ready to play, and everyone else rushing off with their families as soon as the last "amen" is said, I become a slave to their time.  Sorry, but a quick, "Hey, how are you?  How's ya' mama 'nem?" isn't cutting it.
What was the last concert you attended?  Who'd you go with?  Was it any good? 
My friend Karen and I went to a benefit concert put on by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.  The musicianship and performance were excellent. They just didn't do many songs that I knew.  It did give me some inspiration that I, unfortunately, can't do anything with.
Reality TV...harmful or harmless?  What's your guilty pleasure when it comes to reality TV?
The level of harm depends on the show and the type of person who watches.  For example, a person with OCD tendencies should NOT watch Hoarders.  People also need to realize that much of this "reality" isn't real at all.  My favorite reality type show is The Biggest Loser.  I'm well aware that the contestants' speed of weight loss is unattainable for someone with a life outside of the gym, but their stories and triumphs inspire me.  I would like to go back and watch past seasons, but being what it is wants to charge for it.  Not paying for cable is why I watch it online in the first place! 
 What's something you think is overrated?
  •  Starbucks.
  • Twitter - I use it, but I like Facebook much better.
  • Dark chocolate
  • Low-carb diets
  • Sex (not from experience of course)
  • Jay Leno's late night show.
  • Designer clothes
  • European football (what we in the states call soccer)
  • Apple products (except the I-pod)
  • Smoothies - I think I'm going to donate my blender to the thrift store.  I can't make a good smoothie for anything.
  • "Smart" cars.  I would write Craig Ferguson's joke here about smart cars, but it's not appropriate for children...or adults...but he's right.
  • Cell phones that do everything EXCEPT make a decent phone call.
  • I guess that's enough.
Insert your own random thought here.
Had this song on my mind today.  I'm in a silly mood and with school starting around here, was thinking of my preschool class.


  1. I know a bit about OCD and hoarding: my BFF has BOTH. She's my choir director, and because of these, working with her CAN be difficult. This Sunday, I'm on my own with WHOMEVER joins us??? She's going on a bike rally, which she needs to calm her compromised nerves. I see. You're right about Starbucks and sex: both are WAY TOO expensive. God bless you: again, I think and pray for you!!!