Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Humble Hodgepodge

1. February 22nd is National Be Humble Day...what makes you proud? What keeps you humble?

My kids. My kids.

2. Where is the catch-all (aka dumping ground) in your house?

End of the kitchen counter and the area around my reading/laptop chair.

3. Do you make it a point to visit State/National Parks when you travel or even in your own hometown? What's your favorite?

Most of the time we do. The Grand Canyon pretty much tops the list.

4. How would you define honor?

Doing the right thing regardless of the potential for unfavorable consequences.

5. Angel's food or Devil's food-which cake do you prefer?

Be an angel and pass the devil's food cake, please! Angel food cake is like eating air. Unless you wad it up into a ball. Soooo not worth it. Give me the chocolate with a decadent icing any time.

6. What's the most recent road trip you've taken? Where did you go and how many hours did you spend in the car? Do you like to zoom to your destination without stopping or leisurely wind your way there with stops along the way? What is your car snack of choice?

Most of my road trips are to Houston. I like to get there -- or anywhere else I'm going -- as quickly and efficiently as possible. It's all about the destination. Even when we took a longer vacation to Tennessee and some of the other Southern states back in 2009, I definitely had my eye on what time we were due to arrive. I rarely snack in the car.

7. Recent headlines told how a preschool child in NC had their packed lunch from home taken away and a school lunch substituted by a school inspector who deemed the homemade lunch unhealthy. Reportedly the parent was then billed for the school lunch (chicken nugget meal) although an update to the story says the parent was not billed. The inspector was conducting a routine inspection of the classroom-he/she was not there solely to peek in the lunchboxes. The packed lunch contained a turkey and cheese sandwich, an apple juice box, a bag of chips, and a banana. You can read the story here. Your thoughts?

Don't even get me started. This is such an invasion of personal rights. It's my child and the lunch I send from home -- hands off. That lunch wasn't even that bad, and one that the child would actually eat. I'm really tired of governmental agency types thinking they can micromanage everything the average citizen does. I could make a dent in the deficit really fast by downsizing or eliminating some of these busybodies agencies.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Looking for that perfect shoe for spring? How about this one? You can have a tarantula underfoot with every step!

If you prefer one without an insect, you can find more than a dozen other footwear options in the Crazy Shoe Gallery. Talk about excess gone amok!


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A Joyful Chaos said...

That shoe is enough to make me shiver! Spiders are not my thing!

Joyce said...

I'm going to send a pic of that shoe to my yougest daughter...she will freak : ) She hates spiders. I coudn't wear that!

Katie2SS said...

Oh no! I couldn't wear that shoe. Wow, looks like it has flies in it too.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I couldn't wear that shoe ... with or without the spider! ha!

I agree with you on #7.

Nani said...

I'd never, never, never wear that shoe! I don't like shoes anyway, but I'm terribly arachnophobic. I'd probably ask you to take your shoes off and leave them somewhere before getting into my car. :)

Jill said...

The shoe totally freaked me out! I agree with you on the cake--chocolate all the way, please. If you're going to give in to cake, you might as well make it as indulgent as possible!

Tami said...

I have heard of stepping on a spider, but this is taking it too far. HAHA!

Cathy said...

That shoe is nasty! lol

I sure woquld like to have some devils food cake right now.

AuburnChick said...

Oh...those shoes...I LOVE them!!!!! I despise spiders, so how hysterical this pair is!!!