Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Hodgepodge of Olympic Proportions

Time to link up with Joyce for another fun Hodgepodge! I always enjoy the questions she comes up with. Come join the fun!

1. Are we always responsible for our actions? Are there any exceptions?

Yes, we are responsible for them. There may be justifiable reasons for them but we are responsible. The exceptions are those whose mental capacities are not adequately developed. But I think that excuse gets used way too often.

2. Has anyone from your home town become famous?

Well, since I grew up in Houston, I would say there are probably one or two. . . . There are plenty of people who moved to Houston in their childhood, youth or early adulthood that have made a name for themselves and are associated with Houston. But some well-known native Houstonians include Kenny Rogers, Phylicia Rashad, Dennis & Randy Quaid, Shelley Duvall, Jaclyn Smith, Dr. Denton Cooley, Lisa Hartman Black, Hilary Duff, Beyonce, Patrick Swayze. and A J Foyt.

3. January was National Slow Cooker month. Do you own a slow cooker/crock pot? Did you use it last month? What's a favorite dish you make using a slow cooker or crock pot?

Yes, I have a slow cooker and used to have two of them! I used it a lot when the kids were home but less now that it is just the two of us. Soup or pot roast are two of the things I made the most.

4. How do you feel about private companies collecting data about you?

Annoyed. Some of it is obviously inevitable if I am doing business with them, but they are way overstepping.

5. The Games of the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off with their opening ceremony this coming Friday....will you be watching? Which Winter Olympic event would you most like to see in person? Have you ever been to Russia? Any desire to go, Olympics or otherwise?

Oh, I love the Olympics! I don't get overly excited about the Opening Ceremonies but I'll probably have them on. My favorite winter events are the figure skating and ice dancing, but I really think seeing it at home with the close-up camera views are best! LOL And no, I have no inkling to ever be anywhere near Russia, and certainly not during the Olympics. I just hope there isn't a tragedy during the Games.

6. Share a good or bad sports related memory from your childhood or teen years.

Always being picked last for the kickball team in elementary school. Every single week. While I think the pendulum has swung too far the other way to the "everyone's a winner" and not letting kids experience real life, it does amaze me that teachers let this kind of thing go on for so many years without wising up to what a bad idea it was. LOL

7. What's a must have song for you on a work-out playlist? If you don't work out, run, swim, bike, walk, or anything else that could be construed as 'exercise', then what's a song that motivates you to at least get up off the couch?

Can't specifically think of one, but it would probably be some song from the late 70's when I was in high school, like "Staying Alive" by the BeeGees.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

The Olympic questions made me look up Nancy Kerrigan to see what she's up to these days. I can't believe it was 20 years ago when the whole incident with Tonya Harding happened. Nancy is now 44 and married with three children. And she's going to be an NBC announcer and analyst for the figure skating events at this year's Games! That will be such fun!


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Joyce said...

Even with all the craziness in the world today, the Tonya Harding incident still seems horrifying. It will be fun to see Nancy Kerrigan at the games. On my TV of course : ) I'm also hoping nothing mars the games.

Nonnie said...

I was thinking about that today. Olympic figure skating always brings Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding to mind for me, too.
Jaclyn Smith was so pretty. I really didn't know much about her, but for some reason I remember she said in an interview once that her mom used to make heart-shaped sandwiches for her school lunch.
I'm so with you on number one being overused.