Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Know Your Role and Shut Your Hole: The Weekly Hodgepodge

Want to join the party?  Go on over to From This Side of the Pond  for the Hodgepodge link-up!

Speaking of April 15th...what's the most 'taxing' thing you've done recently?
One fun taxing thing I've done recently was finishing the challenging course of College of Nursing 5k.  A not-so-fun taxing thing was reading the last book I finished for my reading challenge.  That's 200 pages of reading time that I'll never get back.  Currently, the most taxing thing I'm doing is job hunting while working on my health.
When did you last take a taxi somewhere and where was that somewhere?
I didn't have a ride, so I took a taxi almost 20 years ago to a doctor's office in Anniston.
What's something you can do today that you couldn't do a year ago?
Sorry, I can't think of anything.
How often is chicken (in some form or fashion) on your menu at home? Which of the following would you most like to see on your table tonight...a chicken salad sandwich, your mom's fried chicken, a Chick-fil-A meal, Cracker Barrel's chicken n' dumplings, a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings, or 'hold the chicken, I'm a vegetarian'...?
I'm from the South, so it's kind of a rule that I eat chicken.  All of these choices are so good, but I would have to say Cracker Barrel's chicken and dumplings with all the extras:  biscuits, hashbrown casserole, etc.  I haven't been to Cracker Barrel since 2012, so that, or any meal from there, would indeed be a treat.
What was your favorite television program when you were a kid? What characters do you remember the most?
That's a tough one.  The 80's had so many good programs plus revivals of great programs.  My favorite new program from the era was The Cosby Show.  Revivals of The Monkees and Batman top my awesome list.  I think Batgirl is the one I remember the most.  Her outfit is a fitness inspiration for me.  One of my goals after getting to my goal weight it to wear a replica costume for Halloween.

What was the last piece of 'art' you made?
I finished up these projects last week:

What frustrates you most about the Internet?
"Laptop gangstas" and internet trolls.  Look, I know that the 'net gives us more freedom of expression, but people who hide behind fake names and avatars in order to be cruel and crass are the highest form of an immature coward.  I allow anonymous comments on my blog because the verification screens are a pain in the rump.  However, if someone uses that anonymity to be a jackass and not have anything constructive to say, they get deleted.  So far, that's only happened once.  The internet motto should be "if you don't have the balls to say it to the person's face, keep it to yourself."
Another gripe I have is pages so full of ads that the content you want won't load or the page crashes.  And then there's the Olive Garden commercial on YouTube... 
Insert your own random thought here.
  • I'm thinking of new recipes to try. 
  • I've got a couple more art projects in the works.
  • I'm reading several really good books right now.
  • Online job applications have become a joke.  Now, companies are doing online personality assessments to determine your eligibility for employment.  They are full of questions with no real answers.  Sorry, but I consider this lazy.  Interview me, talk to me face to face, find out about the real me, not Freud's warped definition of employee X.
  • I'm tired.  I'll see y'all next Wednesday.


  1. I love the iris! Did you paint that? It's beautiful!

  2. Stopping by from the Wednesday Hodgepodge - it's my first week and I am really enjoying all the links. My college-age daughter is finding online applications very frustrating - she's looking for a summer job and doesn't even get the opportunity to show a potential employer that she is eager, a quick learner, and willing to take on any task as she learns the ropes. Such a shame.