Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Oh Bother: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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ASAP typically stands for 'as soon as possible'. What else could it stand for in your life right now?
"As sleepy as permissible." I've had to function that way lately.  It's no fun.  Fortunately, I'm taking a day off Friday, so maybe I can get some rest.
Are you the last person to speak up in a group or the first to have an idea? Why do you suppose that is? Is it a good thing or no?
I am the first to have an idea, but the last to speak up in a group.  Usually, I'm in situations where I'm allowed to be with the group physically, but my input is not welcome.  So, it's best to keep quiet. 
What do you remember best about being 12? 
Not much--thank the Lord.  I remember it being my first year of high school, which wasn't a good memory.  Anyway, move on to the nostalgia question.  That's a good one.
January 18th is National Winnie the Pooh Day. Which character do you relate to the most, and why? If you're stumped go here for inspiration. 
I find this question interesting.  My mentor has a plethora of things on the conference table where we meet.  I'm not sure what they're actually for, but sometimes I use them to express my mood.  Unfortunately, I routinely pick the Eeyore figurine.  It's no secret that I struggle with depression; in that, I am like Eeyore.  However, I feel that I've broken away from persistent pessimism and the pain of an anhedonic existence.  So, I am working to be more like Pooh.  Only around children am I like Tigger.
What's an app you use that helps simplify or make life easier for you in some way? 
Runkeeper.  I have a Garmin watch and a FitBit, but Runkeeper is my preferred tracker.
San Francisco (CA), San Diego (CA), San Juan (PR) San Antonio (TX) Sanibel (FL) have an all expenses paid long weekend to one of these destinations. Which one do you choose and why?
San Francisco.  I keep hearing that it is full of culture and fun touristy things to do.  Plus, I just have a heart for California.  I'd also like to do the river walk in San Antonio.
 Share with us a song that makes you feel nostalgic? For what? 
Ah, the 80's.  Big hair, bright colors, people who actually sing and play musical instruments rather than put out music that sounds like it was written by an appliance (Thank Greg Proops for that one).  Makes me think of rushing from church on Sundays to listen to Casey Kasem's American Top 40 radio show.  The 80's is where I started my own journey towards musicianship.  I took my first music lessons in the 80's and have played ever since. 
Insert your own random thought here. 
Have a great week, y'all.


  1. Hey there! Visiting you today from the Hodgepodge. I enjoyed reading your answers and I especially appreciated your comments about today's music that "sounds like it was written by an appliance." Where's the melody and the harmony??? It's even hard to sing in church when it's geared toward unison instead of choral parts. I miss that.

    As for depression -- you are not alone. Battle that myself but it's better as I age. The Lord is getting the victory instead of the enemy of my soul, who wants me to dwell in the doldrums.

    Bless you! Thanks for being on the Hodgepodge today.

  2. Ah Casey Kasem .... I used to sit in my room and record songs from Top 40 on my cassette player to listen to throughout the week.

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