Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Very Merry Unbirthday Hodgepodge

1. What's the best and worst thing thing about growing older?
All the people who tell you what things are going to go down hill...literally and otherwise.  I mean, thanks for the encouragement.  I've really appreciated the one positive comment I received last year...She said, "Looking back my 30s were the BEST...a great time of maturing in the best possible ways...socially, spiritually, emotionally. just gets better from there!"

2.   Autumn arrives this week in the Northern Hemisphere...what one thing do you love most about the fall season?

3.  Speaking of fall...pumpkin seems to be flavoring everything these days-are you a fan?   What's your favorite pumpkin flavored food or beverage?
I love Starbuck's Pumpkin Lattes!  Or pumpkin bread, muffins, pie....

4.  Since we're on the subject of fall...what's the worst fall you've ever taken?
When I was in college I gave campus tours.  One day, all dressed up and wearing heals, I stepped on a patch of ice and made one of those perfect cheerleader v-s in the air before landing HARD on my bum.  I thought I was paralyzed for a minute...but embarrassment quickly took over and I got up and continued with the tour.  I did break my tailbone and carted a donut pillow with me to class for a long while.

5.  If you could own a prop from any film what would you choose?
Something from the Sound of Music...hmmm....perhaps that fabulous puppet stage!  But, where would I put it!?  Something smaller...hmmm...the guitar they used when they sang.

6. What's the most interesting word you've read or learned in the past week?
A polemic is a contentious argument that is intended to establish the truth of a specific belief and the falsity of the contrary belief. Polemics are mostly seen in arguments about very controversial topics.

This word has shown up twice in the John Macarthur study I'm doing on Colossians.  He also uses the word duped...which I find hilarious.  A mixture of old and new words.  Slang and serious.  Certainly keeps you on your toes.

7. When was the last time you locked yourself out of your house, car, or office?  Was it a big deal?
When my sweet girl was a baby (under a year) we were moving to Indy and I would come on weekends to be with Loverbrains here in Indy.  One day I was headed home to get our house ready for a showing...and I put my purse with hotel keys and car keys on the front seat...and pushed the door shut.  As it shut I realized I'd locked the baby in the car and not only was I locked out of the car but my phone was also in my purse too...and I couldn't get into the hotel to get help....neither did I want to leave my baby.  But...I ran and pounded on the door of the hotel...a cleaning lady let me in...I called 911 and reported the situation...and told the dispatcher that there was NO WAY I was staying on the phone with her...I was going back out to stand by my car with my precious baby in it.  The officer came in under 5 minutes...and as he got out of his car he said, "Well, I'd ask you how you're doing but I think I know the answer!"  They quickly opened my car...and after holding her and calming us both down I plunked her back in the seat for the ride home.  I called Darren at his new job and said, "Well...the good news is that Indy police are FAST!"  Hahaha...  Phew...

8.  Insert your own random thought here.  Emma-bean now wants to be a lunch lady.  She says they are kind and make food for children.


Joyce said...

A lunch lady : ) That is a super sweet picture! You should share that with the lunch ladies at her school. My youngest always said she wanted to be a waitress. She did that for a bit and enjoyed it, as a part time job. She does not want to make a career of it.

retired not tired said...

The kids today have so many choices for work that were not available when I was young. My kids had a lunch lady who made the best hotdogs.

April said...

Your daughter is just the cutest! Love her outfit! Sweaters are one article of clothing I hate wearing! I stay in shorts as long as I can get away with it!

Marla said...

Guess you and I will have to fight over the guitar from "The Sound of Music". It was my choice of prop too! ( :

Barbara H. said...

I've approached each new decade with some trepidation because of the every-increasing numbers and how fast they go by, and some of the physical signs of aging are a bit discouraging (on the other hand, they provide a good excuse for not doing some things....), but as far as who I am as a person, what I've learned over the years, etc., I wouldn't go back to a younger age for the world (unless I could take that with me. :-) )

A prop from a movie.....that's hard. I'd have to think about it longer but a couple of things that come to mind are Anne's string of pearls from Matthew from Anne of Green Gables (or any article of clothing, piece of jewelry, or hat from it. Love those styles!) or Ma's china shepherdess figurine from Little House on the Prairie. I love how that always made any place "home."

My d-i-l loves those Pumpkin Lattes, but liquid pumpkin flavor doesn't appeal to me at all.

I could tell you a couple of locked out stories -- one in which my finger was caught in the locked door -- but it would take too long. :-)

What a sweet little lunch lady!