Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Photo Source

1. Do you like your name? Were you named after someone? If you have children how did you settle on their names?
I don't like my given name Roberta...I did try to go by it for a short time...funny I don't like my memories of myself during that time either.  My Mom says she wanted a formal name that allowed her to call me Bobbi Jo (aka. dukes of hazard)...I go by Bobbi.  My Dad cannot be broken of including the Jo...*sigh*...such is life!

My husband like's character quality names...I like old names...and the meanings of them.  Her name means Universal/All embracing Joy.  I know, I know she'll be one of 6 Emma's in her kindergarten class but *sigh* oh well.  I've always liked the name Benjamin but had a student my first year of teaching who sort of "ruined" that for I picked one of my favorite Bible stories and used Benjamin as a mean Bold, son of the right hand/favor. 

2. How do you define success?
Anyone else notice how Joyce starts with an easy question and then nails ya with a hard one!  Eeek!  For me...a truly successful life will end with me hearing, "Well done, My good and faithful servant." 

3. Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy?
Wheel of Grandma and I are great at husband says we should go on the show together.  HA...too funny!  I do like to sing the Jeopardy song when people are taking a long time to make a decision. 

4. If you could own any single object that you don't have now, what would that object be?
Since this question is totally shall my answer be...A shiny yellow Volkswagen bug.

5. What is something that inspires you?
Easy answer, God's Word....on a comes very powerfully in the form of music for me.

6. Meatloaf-yea or nay? If its a yay how do you make yours?
Yeah...first off LEAN meat, ya'll...LEAN...keeps it from being greasy.  That floating grease layer keeps most kids (and adults) running from meatloaf.
I use about two lbs. ground beef...Italian seasoning (minced onion, onion pwd, parsley, Mrs. Dash Italian, garlic pwd, s and p)...a few breadcrumbs to get pretty dry consistency.  Squish into loaf pan...cover top with ketchup...Bake at 350 til it's done (30minutes?)...

7. Which is more admirable-the ability to organize and be methodical or the ability to adapt and make do?  I think that these can be the same thing...For example, I think of my grandparents (on both sides)...growing up post depression era and relatively poor...They were (and are) adept at making do but they are also admirably organized and methodical with their belongings and life.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I saw that avocados (currently in season) are one of those super healthy foods...but other than guacamole I haven't heard of other ways to eat it...does anyone have tips for getting this into our family's diet?


Joyce said...

Being a teacher ruined a few names for me as well : )

We eat a lot of avocado here...I make a tossed salad of some sort nearly every night and always slice avocado into that. I make a lot of wrap type sandwiches and love to add avocodo to those, especially good on a turkey wrap. I put it chopped onto tacos and other Mexican style's good in an omelet with feta and roasted red peppers....also good sliced on a bagel and I might add feta and red pepper to that too. It doesn't have a strong taste so I think you can add it to dishes without it overwhelming them.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

My husband had me convinced that I was the only person on the planet that put's ketchup ON TOP of my meatloaf. Glad to see there are at least two of us :-D

Barbara H. said...

I thought avocados were high in cholesterol or something -- at least high for a vegetable. I remember thinking that gave me a good excuse not to eat them. :-) They've just never appealed to me, for some reason.

Love your answer to # 2.

Music inspires me, too.

Anonymous said...

when i was in San Fransisco, they made pizza with avacados on top, wasn't brave enough to try it when 18, but who knows it might be good. -g

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers! Yes a definite example of success, I am with you on that! I love the bug answer, I always said that was my dream car, some people have some fancy smancy car but not me give me a VW Bug and I will be smiling all the way down the road. lol. Hope you try the chocolate gravy, Your kids would love it!
until next time... nel

Michelle said...

I love the meanings of the names.
Universal/All embracing Joy
Bold, son of the right hand/favor

I would love to have a VW bug
However the car repairs would be costly.

LynnMarie said...

Great answers! Especially #2.

auburnchick said...

Hi Bobbi!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

I love your answer for #5! I find that I can worship very deeply when I hear worship music. I live on the Gulf Coast, and last summer, we had an entire weekend of free Christian concerts...out on the beach. Oh my gosh, but singing along with Chris Tomlin and Michael W. Smith in the amazing beauty of the setting sun on the was truly incredible.

Capri K said...

I like your # 2 and 7!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Great answer to #2. I don't watch it anymore but I did enjoy Wheel of Fortune. A bug would be nice and yellow is my favorite color. I didn't put it for my answer today but "Shout to the Lord" inspires me. I slice avocados on my sandwich. I have a great tool from Crate & Barrel that slices them nicely.

Pastor D said...

Hey, Bobbi Jo... If I didn't say Bobbi Jo, it wouldn't rhyme with "Schmoe!"

You were a very loud baby. We could have named you Klaxon Foghorn.

Proverbs 31 Wannabe said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Being a teacher ruined names for me too. It is a hazard of the profession.
Avacados are great on salads, also a BLT with avocado and other sandwiches. Someone commented that they thought they were high in fat... They are high in the good kind of fats. You get omega 3's from avocados.

Lea said...

So enjoyed stopping by today and reading your answers. Loved your definition of success as well.

Enjoyed browsing your blog as well, lovely design and very welcoming.