Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Valentine's Day Edition

Once again, Joyce has come up with some interesting and thought-provoking questions.  I just love reading what everyone else's answers ... and if you'd like to, too (or if you'd like to join in on the fun), just click on the button above.

1. What is more important-doing what you love or loving what you do?
I learned early on to try my best to learn to love what I do ... because then I can make sure that I'm doing what I love.  IRL, we aren't always given the opportunity to do what we love ... sometimes we have to do something else instead.  And while sometimes what we have to do is just plain impossible to learn how to love, but often enough, our outlook on what we do is within our control ... and we can learn to love it (or at least enjoy it) enough to be able to say that we're doing what we love.  

2. Do you like bleu cheese?
I'm not a huge fan of it ... but I do enjoy it if it's served in something else that "tones down" the strong flavor.  My favorite thing with bleu cheese is the bleu cheese slaw served at the Boat House on Isle of Palms (near Charleston).  Yummy!    

3. What is the most difficult emotion for you to handle?
Fear (and its cousin worry) ... if I allow myself to get caught up in it, it can be paralyzing.    

4. Fresh flowers or a box of chocolate?
Fresh flowers.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE flowers (even though, yes, they are a bit of an extravagance).  And they don't end up on my waist or hips like chocolate does.

5. What's a song you love that has the word 'love' in its title? It doesn't have to be a 'love song'.
My favorite song with the word "love" in the title is "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by the Righteous Brothers.  I love the Righteous Brothers ("Unchained Melody" is my favorite song of theirs).

6. Are you the person you wanted to be when you grew up?
I'm not sure that I'm grown up yet.  ha!

When I was growing up, I wanted to be a school teacher.  It didn't take me long to realize that I didn't have enough patience to be the kind of teacher I wanted to be.  

7. Any special Valentines Day plans?
Yes indeed!!  I'll be watching the 2 littlest Ts while DD & DSIL take the 2 biggest Ts on a surprise 2-day getaway for T#1's 9th birthday.  I dare any of you all to top THAT!  ha!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I got a new cell phone last week.  I don't understand why there are so many changes in cell phones ... why all the buttons, settings, ringtones aren't the same from cell phone to cell phone.  By the time I get used to this phone, it'll be almost time to get a new phone!   


  1. Love your Valentine Day plans - I am sure you wouldn't have it any other way! :)

  2. Yes you do have the best Valentines Day plans!! #6 made me smile and I want both chocolates and flowers.

  3. I make the Barefoot Contessa's bleu cheese slaw and it is delicious! Have fun with your Valentines Day plans : )

  4. Loved your answers and I hope you have a great Valentines with the little T's.

  5. So jealous of your new phone! I can't upgrade till June and I've got my fingers crossed for a Smartphone! And I'm like you--it may take months for me to figure it out!

  6. Ugh, the cell phone thing drives me nuts too!

    Have a great Valentine's Day!

  7. I like that song! And it's okay not to grow up. It makes people more fun. : )

  8. I like that song, too. I can still see Tom Cruise singing it in the movie "Top Gun". LOL
    Yes, it sounds like you will be having a nice Valentine's Day. Enjoy!!!
    I dread getting a new cell phone--I haven't mastered my old one yet :)

  9. I understand about the use of cell phone's
    My hubby keeps telling me he just showed me how to do something.
    I say, I still don't get it.
    It doesn't help that ours is a pay as you go phone and I don't use it very often.

  10. Oh my, is that a new header?! Love love LOVE baby feet!

    Unchained Melody will forever and always make me think of Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore.

    #8 - I am right there with you. The only thing worse than cells are remotes!

  11. Totally agree with you on #1. I may not "Love" what I'm doing but I need to find a way to love doing it - or to put it another way, find peace with it - or I will be miserable my whole life.

    BTW - I love your header also!!! Gotta love little feet!

  12. Love your answer to #1. I tell younger teachers if they don't love what they are doing-GET OUT!!!! don't make a room full of students miserable.
    Totally agree with answer #3 Fear and worry gon hand-in-hand. Enjoy you Valentine's Day.

  13. I almost chose the same song as you!! That is an AWESOME song!

    Also, I am the type of person who MUST have the newest cell phone. I love all of the bells and whistles that the new phones have!

  14. That's a great song. It's been so much fun seeing the songs everyone comes up with. Can't top #7. I agree with your #8, I don't want all the bells and whistles, just want to make a call when I have to!

  15. Totally agree with you on #1. I may not "Love" what I'm doing but I need to find a way to love doing it - or to put it another way, find peace with it - or I will be miserable my whole life.

    BTW - I love your header also!!! Gotta love little feet!


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