Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Keep on Truckin': The Weekly Hodgepodge

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"Summer is like childhood. It's full of warm memories and gone too soon." - Kellie Elmore  Agree or disagree? Share something you loved about the summers of your childhood.
Personally, I don't agree.  In the future, I plan to have much better memories of summer than I ever had in childhood.  When I was kid, I loved being outside riding bikes, roller skating, and playing on the playground.
Are you a fan of auto racing-NASCAR, Indy, Stock, Grand Prix, etc? Ever been to a race in person? Any desire to do this?  Do you know a lot about cars? Do you notice particular makes and models when you're out and about?
I'm not a fan of auto racing at all. To me, it's as boring as golf to watch people drive in a circle for hours. People keep telling me that if I'd go to a race, I'd feel differently.  I doubt it.  I'd probably get a lot of crocheting done during the race though.
I know a little bit about cars.  I can usually figure out (in general) what's wrong with a car, but have no idea how to fix anything.  I even need my mechanic or the guy/girl at the auto parts store to put on wiper blades for me (which reminds me, I need a new one on the passenger side).  It's kind of like my deal with computers:  I'm great with software, but opening up the shell of a computer to replace something?  You might as well be asking me to perform brain surgery. 
When I'm out, I'm always on the lookout for red pickup trucks.  It's my dream to own a midsized red pickup; either a Ford or Chevrolet, automatic, with a black bedliner, leather interior, tilt steering, awesome stereo, and a horn that plays "Dixie."  My friend, Tony (who is Caucasian--fyi), said that when I do get one, I'll probably be pulled over for stealing some redneck white boy's truck.  
What's something you think is too serious to be joked about? Or do you think anything and everything is fair game?
It depends.  I'm a comedian by nature and love to laugh and make others laugh.  However, there's a big difference between a good joke or healthy sarcasm, and degrading or embarrassing someone to harm them.  Words hurt, so I think life in general is fair game, but the motive behind it needs to be checked.
July 29th is National Lasagna Day. Are you a fan? Do you have a great recipe, and if so where did it come from? If given a choice would you choose a plate of lasagna or a plate of spaghetti?
Well-made lasagna is very good.  I've had some skanky, undercooked, overcooked, and watery lasagnas before (gag!)  I used to have a great recipe for vegetable lasagna, but I lost it in a computer crash.   
I like spaghetti more than lasagna.  Spaghetti is more versatile.
What's a simple pleasure you'd miss if it were not a regular part of your life?
Internet access, reading books, and holding babies.
If you could be the CEO of any company, which would you choose?
Hobby Lobby of course.  I believe in their products, business philosophy, and moral stance.  I do not, however, believe in their hiring practice of turning down applicants who know about crafts and can actually help customers in favor of numb sculls who don't know their butt from a hole in the ground. 
August is just around the farewell to July in exactly seven words.
Thirty-two days until I hear Roll Tide!
Insert your own random thought here.
Sometimes, I wish that I didn't have to be the good girl all the time. No, I'm not talking about throwing away my morals or spiritual convictions.  I just wish that I could be more thick skinned and hard nosed and less tender hearted, sensitive, and compliant.  I might get along better in life if I did.  Sure, I'd be just as lonely, but I'd have more and be able to do more. Then the loneliness wouldn't matter so much. 


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