Oh Wednesday, how you findeth me so quickly, it seems. Thank heavens for the Hodgepodge, which is the perfect way to meet the middle of the week head-on! Thanks, Joyce, for the questions! Much ❤ to you!
1. What makes love last?
Honestly, I don’t think there’s a magic formula. If so, I don’t know what it is. I think it’s a combination of ingredients…respect, shared interests, and commitment.
2. The Beatles made their US debut fifty years ago this week. Are you a fan? If so, what’s your favorite Beatles tune?
While their tunes are certainly familiar, I think they are too live-and-let-live. As I’ve grown in my Christian walk, I’ve begun to question the Beatles’ lyrics and how they align to what I believe. I can’t deny, though, that it’s difficult not to hum along when some of them come on. I listen to Christian music mostly, so it’s not too often that I hear their songs.
3. Valentine’s Day-your thoughts? Do you celebrate in any way? Do anything special for the people you love? Expect anything special from the people who love you?
I don’t really care for Valentine’s Day. It’s another of those holidays that comes with emotional obligations. I’m not a touchy-feely person, except where it comes to my children. I don’t do too much for family, and I really don’t expect anything either. Call me a Cupid Scrooge. That’s fine.
4. Steak or burger…you have to choose. Now that that’s settled, how do you like it?
I’ll take a black bean burger, please. If it’s grilled, make sure it stays on a side untouched by meat. Adding a slice of tomato, ketchup, mustard, and jalapeno peppers makes it tres delicious!
5. The Hodgepodge lands on the birth date (February 12th) of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America. Lincoln is quoted as saying, ‘Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test his character give him power.‘ Do you agree? Why or why not?
What an interesting quote! I think that power can be a big test of character. Look at what happens to politicians who make it big. Oftentimes, they let go of their convictions to satisfy the mass public. The Mr. tells me that they wouldn’t get elected to the bigger offices if they didn’t. I see that as selling out.
It’s an interesting thing to see how power and prestige changes people. It’s usually not for the best.
6. Honest Abe’s image is featured on the US penny (1 cent coin) so I’m wondering…what do you do with your pennies (or your country’s equivalent)? It’s been suggested the US stop making the penny, and two bills have been introduced proposing just that, but neither were approved. What say you?
I spend my pennies and believe that they should stay. Why make us spend more on stuff just to satisfy someone’s whim to do away with pennies?
7. Do you think pop culture deserves serious study?
Really? Serious study? How about seriously studying how to fix education, unemployment, and health care? Will the study of pop culture really matter in the long haul? I seriously doubt it.
8. My Random Thought
I got a phone call from Chicky last Friday. She called to ask what I was doing next (now this) weekend, to which I responded “nothing.”
My calendar certainly isn’t full, being a somewhat anti-social person.
The reason why she asked was because she said she wanted to come home for the weekend.
Yes, you read that correctly.
To say I was shocked would be an understatement.
She totally made my week!
She’s taking Friday off, and neither of us have to work on Monday because it will be President’s Day.
I’m looking forward to spending time with her and so pleasantly surprised because it is so unexpected.
I can’t wait to see her walk in, without a knee brace or crutches.
I can’t wait to put my arms around her and hug her.
I can’t wait to go to sleep, secure in the knowledge that her head is lying atop a pillow under my roof.