Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hodgepodge is in the Air!

1. Spring is in the air (at least in my neck of the woods) and the birds are singing...what's your favorite bird?

I guess bluejays because they are so pretty. I'm not much of a bird watcher or one who can differentiate between all the different varieties of birds.

2. Speaking of you tweet? If so tell us your screen name and we'll come flocking to your Twitter site. Even if you don't let's all pretend here that we do-in 140 characters or less, sum up your week so far.

No, I don't tweet. That's one social media I think is for the birds. (Pun totally intended!!)

A summary of my week? Groceries, appointments, a lunch with friends, a meeting, blogging, laundry -- in other words, normal!

3. Its been reported recently that employers are not only viewing the facebook pages of potential hires but they're also requesting your facebook password to have a look at what you've kept from public view. What say you?

Don't even get me started! I wouldn't give them the key to my house, and this is essentially the same thing. What I do in my private life is just that. Private and none of the employer's business, unless I end up on the news in a manner that's directly connects me to the company and besmirches their reputation.

4. It's April and you know what that means-Major League Baseball is back in action. What's your favorite baseball movie? If that's too hard, what's your favorite sports themed movie?

I'm not a fan of baseball. If I had to choose a sports movie, I'd probably say Facing the Giants because my girl and I have watched it so many times. Soul Surfer is great, too. As far as the old classics go, you can't beat Brian's Song.

5. Something else this season brings-asparagus. Yes please or no thanks? If it's yes please what's your favorite way to have it prepared?

After being traumatized as a child by my mom serving cold canned asparagus, I've finally learned to really like it. I love it either roasted or grilled after simply being seasoned with some olive oil and salt and pepper.

6. What drives you? (Don't you love how I sandwiched that one in between asparagus and jugglers???)

My husband drives me when we go somewhere in his vehicle. My kids occasionally drive me crazy. But mostly, the desire to do the right thing and please God drives me. (And sometimes pleasing others drives me more than it should.)

7. April 18th is International Jugglers Day...can you juggle?

I'm a mom. Of course I can juggle - schedules, responsibilities, to-do lists!

Balls and scarves? Notsomuch.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I reached a milestone yesterday. For the first time ever, I bought a whole pineapple. Usually if I buy a fresh one I get the ones that are already peeled and cored. The prickly ones have always intimidated me and I never knew how to tell if they were good or not. OH. MY. It was amazing. Interestingly enough, the ENT recommended it because it contains something that will help my girl's congestion and her voice. Go figure. I guess that means I have to let her have some. . . .


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Nel said...

lol Yep you better let her have some. Nothing like fresh pineapple! Enjoyed your answers!
until next time... nel

Joyce said...

I love fresh pineapple-they look more intimidating than they are.

Loved Brian's Song and Soul Surfer both-there are lots of good 'sports themed' movies out there.

April said...

Fresh pineapple is one of my favorites! Saw "Soul Surfer" recently...wonderful movie!

Marla said...

Cold canned asparagus? That was just mean! I'm glad you tried the good, fresh, cooked stuff as a grownup.

Also, I have never bought a whole pineapple. So, you go girl! I bet it's juicy & very sweet!

Janyce said...

I don't think I've ever bought a whole pineapple, but I recently found out that you can grow a pineapple by cutting off the top and planting it. I'm gonna try it. :)

AuburnChick said...

Had to laugh about the pineapple. If the price is the same, I'll buy it with the rind removed. BTW, I have a juicer, and when my Chicky's allergies acted up prior to her going away to school, I'd make her apple/orange/pineapple juice. I also used a quarter of a lemon, with the rind. It cleared her up within a day.