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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

wednesday hodgepodge

1.What makes love last?

Selflessness...putting the other person first.
You can talk about a lot of other things...
respect, honesty, commitment...
but the basis for all those is selflessness.

2. The Beatles made their US debut fifty years ago this week.
 Are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite Beatles tune?

Well, I was a fan way back then...just like all my friends were.
I watched them on Ed Sullivan.
We all picked our favorite...mine was George.
I had some of their records and my favorites
were "Hey Jude" and "Yesterday".

 3. Valentine's Day-your thoughts? Do you celebrate in any way?
 Do anything special for the people you love? 
Expect anything special from the people who love you?

Hubby and I usually go to dinner. For years, we exchanged gifts,
buy we don't do that much anymore.
Sometimes (if our daughter prompts him ha! ha!) I get flowers
at work. He did ask me last night what I would like...
so I think we just may go shopping together to find a little something.
I do something small for the grands...it's fun surprising them!
And sometimes, I surprise my co-workers with

4. Steak or burger...you have to choose. 
Now that that's settled, how do you like it?


5. The Hodgepodge lands on the birthdate (February 12th) of Abraham Lincoln,
 16th President of the United States of America. Lincoln is quoted as saying,
 'Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test
 his character give him power.'  Do you agree? Why or why not?

 Yes, agree. I recently heard that the main responsibility of someone
 in power is that they use their influence and many resources to help people.
So, I guess that would be the test...does he use his power to do good
for others or to benefit himself.

6. Honest Abe's image is featured on the US penny (1 cent coin) so
 I'm wondering...what do you do with your pennies
 (or your country's equivalent)?  
It's been suggested the US stop making the penny,
 and two bills have been introduced proposing just that,
 but neither were approved. What say you?

I spend them!! Not sure how it would work not to have them.
They would have to change sales tax...probably increase them.
Not crazy about that prospect!

7.  Do you think pop culture deserves serious study?

Hmmm...not sure what that means! Guess I'll have to pass!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I am really enjoying watching the Olympics. As always,
 the favored are not necessarily winning and the underdogs
 are rising to the occasion and are making it to the podium.
I feel so sorry for Bob Costas. He is such a fixture at the
Olympics and it is such a shame that he has this severe
eye infection. Seems like his meds should be working by now.
I understand Matt Lauer (not my fav) will be filling in
for him for a day or two. I know he must be disappointed.
Praying that he will be better soon!


  1. Bob Costas first worked for KMOX radio in St. Louis and I loved listening to him ... so I have always had a special place for him in my heart. The Olympics certainly aren't the same without him, are they?

  2. i have no clue what is meant by pop culture... and I save all pennies and pick them up off the ground and once bought a bed with my pennies. 179 of them.
    I am burger all the way and hubby is steak...

  3. I liked George too. Not a fan much though, my kids are and that always makes me laugh.
    All nice answers. I like burgers best now I think.
    I hope you stay warm today.

  4. Yesterday is a great song. I like giving out little gifts for Valentine's Day. I'm steak medium too! I couldn't believe it that first night when Bob Costas mentioned his eye infection, of all the times to get one. I love watching them each night.

  5. Commitment, compromise and cupcakes....that's what makes love last!! And dancing to a good Beatles song!

  6. I'm not a Matt Lauer fan either, but am also not a big Bob Costas fan. I do feel sorry for him, and have been thinking if it's Pink Eye it seems like it should be much better. That usually clears up fast once you get on meds. I'm enjoying the Olympics too, and I like that while we root for our own country, we also root for that person from another country who does well. Enjoy your day!


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