It’s Wednesday again, and time for some Hodgepodge fun.
1. George Washington-Abraham Lincoln-Thomas Jefferson...who would you most like to meet and why?
I would prefer to meet Abraham Lincoln. Not only is he from my home state, but of all the Presidents, I think his term surely had to be the most difficult … with his country at war with itself.
2. What's your favorite chain restaurant?
St. Louis Bread Co./Panera. Here in our area, it’s called St. Louis Bread Co. It was started/is headquartered in St. Louis … funny how you don’t have to go too far from St. Louis before they’re called Panera. Wonder if the marketing people thought that the association with St. Louis would be a detriment outside of the greater St. Louis area? Strange, there are Atlanta Bread Co. restaurants as far away from Atlanta as Wisconsin. Guess Atlanta has more selling appeal than St. Louis?
3. I spied this question on the Bears at Home blog last week and she gave me permission to
When you look back on your life, do you imagine you'll think about the goals you failed to meet with regret? Or will you look at what you accomplished and say: it was good?
I think it will be a combination. I’m human, and I’ve made mistakes … and I can’t help but think of those failings with regret. But I’m trying to live in such a way that I will be able to look back and say that it was good.
4. Grapefruit-take 'em or leave 'em? Given the choice between an orange and a grapefruit which would you choose? Would you prefer it served as is or squeezed into juice?
I prefer oranges over grapefruits, and I prefer my oranges peeled over juice. While I like orange juice, there’s something more satisfying about eating my food than drinking it.
5. When was the last time you cleaned out a closet? Is there a closet in your home that currently needs cleaning? What are you waiting for?
I don’t remember for sure just when I last cleaned out my closet. Probably within the last 12-15 months. The coat closet could stand some reorganization. Otherwise, most of my closets are in decent condition.
6. You get to have lunch with three famous people...who would you like to see round your table?
Hmmmm … this kind of a question is a toughie for me. Since Joyce didn’t give us any restrictions on who we could use (living or dead), I think I’d like to spend some time with David (how much I could learn from him … a man who God could consider after His heart in spite of all his sins) and with Paul (what I could learn from him … all he did for the kingdom in spite of his struggle with not being able to do the good he wanted, doing instead the evil that he did not want to do) and with Jesus (what can I say … the Son of God, my Savior … it would be a foretaste of heaven).
7. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your ability to parallel park?
Maybe a 6 or 7 if the spot is a good-sized one. I’ve always had a little trouble with the backing-up part. I got to the point, while I was still working, that I could back into a parking spot at work … if I could find a spot with just one car already parked next to it. I am not brave enough to try backing into a spot with cars on either side. So if there was a little bit of room for me to maneuver, I think I could probably parallel parking without too much trouble (although we won’t discuss how much jockeying it will take to get the car close enough to the curb).
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Our snow from Monday night was gone by mid-afternoon yesterday. The only remnants were from where snow had been shoveled into some piles. Oh well, it was pretty while it lasted.