Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memorable Feedback: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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

Did you do anything 'memorable' this past weekend?
Ronald Reagan is quoted as saying, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."  

Your thoughts? Do you somehow acknowledge and appreciate the freedoms you enjoy? Did your upbringing contribute to that sense of appreciation? If you're a parent, are there specific things you do to pass on this sense of responsibility and appreciation to your own children in regard to the freedoms they enjoy?
I do appreciate the freedoms I enjoy.  If I lived in any other country, I would never be able to do the things I do or have the dreams I have.  My parents grew up when segregation and open racism were the norm.  Knowing what they went through is not my reality makes me very thankful.  Yes, I deal with individual racism and race baiting by the media, but I've never had a fire hose turned on me or had to drink from a water fountain marked "colored" and have the government fully backing it.
Reagan's  views that freedom is one generation away from extinction is spot on.  I see it everywhere; people crying racism over everything.  They forget what our parents and grandparents went through.  They forget that they don't have to bow to what the media or their favorite entertainer declares as "truth."  They've forgotten that they can use their heads for something other than a hat rack.
Loudest noise you've ever heard?
As a musician, I've heard various volumes of feedback that could split a room in half.  
What was the last thing you ate that might be considered 'junk food'? Did you enjoy it?
I drank a Coca-Cola.  I didn't necessarily enjoy it since I was consuming it to get rid of nausea.
When was the last time you were somewhere the crowd felt 'packed in like sardines'?
I always feel that way going through the halls at church.  We have gangs of elderly people who take over the halls and don't understand that there are others who need to pass. 
Are you organized when it comes to packing for a trip? Do you make a list weeks in advance or toss items in last minute? Are you a carry-on only sort of packer or do you need an entire suitcase for your shoes?
As of yet, I don't travel much.  But when I do, I plan out in my mind what I'll need.  Since my trips are only for a few days, I pack the day before. I do my best to keep it to a minimum.
What was the last sporting event you attended in person? Did your team win? Did you care?
I attended a Jacksonville State University football game two years ago.  Yes, we did win (Go Gamecocks!), and yes, I did care.
Insert your own random thought here.
I'm not sure what to write.  I've got big plans for this weekend, but I'm not having such a good week.  I'm fighting something.  I'm not sure if it's physical, mental, spiritual, or all three.  I haven't felt this low in a long time.  I'm just going to keep trying to nourish myself in all areas and try not to stay in bed all day.  This is shameful!


  1. Hoping and praying that brighter days are just over the horizon for you!

  2. There's something so satisfying about a nice cold Coke!

  3. I forgot about hallways being crowded! Not onl crowded with people, but then they stop and congest up the hall. Hope you get out of your funk soon! Stopping over from the Hodgepodge

    1. I'll have to get out of it by the weekend or else! Thanks, Laura.

  4. Hope you're soon feeling better and your weekend plans go ahead. I hope that I appreciate enough how much freedom I have. It shames me when I read about what people have had to endure in the past and what many people are still enduring now.

    1. I'm starting to feel a little better. Thanks.

  5. I do think the media is a huge problem now. People are so quick to jump on whatever bandwagon is the new thing, and don't always think for themselves. I hope you're feeling better soon.

    1. Thanks, Joyce. The situation makes me want to bite nails in half.