Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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
borrow it-
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.  Winking smile

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. 


  1. Cool - I didnt know that fun fact about Panera!!! :)

    Oh yes... I'd love LOVE to talk with Paul.. hear his story from his lips. Wont Heaven be amazing to get to hear the stories?

  2. good morning...I wondered too if we could use people who had already died, haha...Because you are soo right. I'd love to talk and walk with those people. Though after reading that book I am reading now which really makes that time era come alive, I wonder how I would do. A REALLY hard way to life for most. Have a good day! HUGS

  3. I like your reference to "eating" food rather than drinking it.

    Oh and that bread company sounds divine.

    MY LINK: DOWNTOWN PARK [you'll need to scroll down below my photo shares to read if you chose to stop by to visit!!]

  4. Abraham Lincoln is a man to marvel. He was president during the darkest period of our country, a nation divided. It would be an honor to meet any of these men, and I suspect, we may see them in heaven. From what I've read these men seemed to have a personal relationship with the Lord.

  5. I had no idea about that fact about Panera. Interesting.

    Our cold snap was quick too. We didn't get above 40 on Sunday, and yesterday it was sunny and 70 plus!

  6. I love your answer about looking back on your life, and your choices to have around the lunch table. What a lunch that would be!

  7. So many people are choosing Panera. I have yet to eat there. I guess it needs to go on the bucket list. lol

  8. What a great lunch table!
    Interesting fact about Panera.

  9. Great answer for #6. I agree about eating instead of drinking my food!

  10. I'm a big fan of Panera! Aww...sure wish we'd gotten a little snow here in GA., but no such luck!

  11. That was some fun trivia. I prefer eating to drinking too...I could never just have one of those breakfast drinks for breakfast even if the nutrition content equals bacon and eggs. Just give me the bacon and eggs : )

  12. I would choose Lincoln too. I am an avid reader of anything Civil War and have read a good deal about Mary Lincoln. They suffered the loss of 3 of their 4 children and her husband.. I cannot imagine that. She had every reason to "not be in her right mind" after all of that.

    I'm a bif fan of salads. Panera has some good ones. So does Cracker Barrel.

    You had some very good responses. It's always enjoyable reading yur answers.

  13. A fortaste of Heaven sounds heavenly.

  14. Well there are Atlanta Bread Companies - but I bet they are the same as yours! sandie

  15. I love your answer to whom you would like to have lunch with. I think we would all choose Jesus; I know I would! Paul and David such good choices.

    I had no idea Panera Bread started in St Louis and wonder why the marketers chose to change its name....MMM interesting!

  16. I didn't name a president but I too thought of Lincoln because he is from my birth state. I think I need to go eat at a Panera Bread Co. Enjoy the rest of your week.


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