Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Are we always responsible for our actions? Are there any exceptions?
I can't think of an instance when we wouldn't be.

2.  Has anyone from your home town become famous?
If you follow sports (and specifically the Packers), you may have heard of Randall Cobb.  He played football with my 2 oldest boys.   He's the only one I can think of.

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?
I got this baby for Christmas, and it's been getting quite a work out:
In fact, tomorrow, we're having ranch pork chops:  Pork Chops, a packet of dried ranch dressing, and 2 cans of cream of chicken soup.  I'm really liking that after the time is finished, the temperature switches over to "warm" so the food doesn't dry out.

4. How do you feel about private companies collecting data about you?
I haven't really thought about it.  I know some people get really freaked out about it, but I'm indifferent to it.

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?
Figure skating.  It's so beautiful, and it's inside.  I have no desire to go to Russia, especially after going to the former East Germany last summer.  I don't really have any desire to go to the Olympics.  I'm fine watching it on tv.

6. Share a good or bad sports related memory from your childhood or teen years.
This is from my college years, but it's the only one I could come up with!  I was a little sister for a fraternity in college, and we played intramural basketball.  We had one game that came down to the wire.  I had the ball (right around mid-court), and we were down to the last second.  I had no one to pass to, and everybody was yelling, "Shoot it!"  So, I shot it and it went in.  The coach yelled, "Hail, Mary!"  (although he may have actually meant a different form of the word "hail"!)  I have no idea how that ball went in.  I'm definitely not a basketball player!

7. What's a must have song for you on a work out play list? 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?
Why am I drawing a blank on this one???  Weird.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
OS made it to his destination okay, and I'm resting easier knowing he's there.  It's a little strange to think that he's so far away...he's been 2 hours away for the past 7 years; now he's all the way across the country.
On a different note:  did anybody watch Catherine & Sean's wedding on tv?  If you did, did you think it was a little strange that she walked down the aisle to 2 cellists playing Michael Jackson's "Human Nature"?  Strange.  Just strange.


  1. I didn't watch the wedding, but that sounds a little odd to me. So glad OS made it safely across country! The distance can be unsettling sometimes, but mostly you'll get used to it. Mostly : )


  2. Wow! You were the "hero" of that basketball game! I'm sure that was very exciting! Sorry - I don't even know who Catherine and Sean are. From what show?

  3. I did watch Sean and Catherine's wedding, but I didn't realize that was the song that she walked down the aisle to...kind of strange, I'd say. It was such a beautiful event, though! Glad your son made it safely to his destination! I know what a relief that is for you!

  4. I've never been to an ice rink - is it still cold inside? It looks cold...

  5. Glad to hear that OS made it safely to Utah. I enjoy the Olympics, but I won't go out of my way to watch the events ... and if there's something else on that I'd rather watch (like NCIS ha!), I will watch it.

  6. Figure skating amazes me but I find myself always having to squeeze me eyes shut when they do some of their more difficult moves.

  7. I love my slow cooker, glad your enjoying yours. What an awesome story with you making that shot! Happy to hear that OS made it safely.

  8. Glad you enjoy your new slow cooker. I love mine. Glad to hear OS made it safely. I agree with you on your random comment. Weird.

  9. Okay, I am stumped. Who is Catherine and Sean? Glad OS got to his new home fine.

    What a cool story about making that basket; probably would never happen again, but at least it happened once in your life time.

    Love my crockpot, I like yours with the switching over to warm mode!



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