Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY HODGEPODGE.....The Late Edition

 
Volume 210

1. Did you watch The Oscars? How many of the Best Picture nominees have you seen? (American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Selma, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash)

I saw all of the Best Picture nominated movies plus a few more and yes I watched the Oscar's! 

Do you think actors should use their acceptance speeches as an opportunity to promote their political and/or social agenda? Does that sort of speech make you more or less inclined to change the channel?''

I do not think they should use their speeches as an opportunity to promote things but the one young man that did, got a standing ovation. His name is Graham Moore who won for Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game. 

2. Speaking of the movies... are you comfortable going to a movie alone? How about dinner in a restaurant (not fast food, but an actual restaurant)? The second half of this question was posed by Carrie who blogs over at It's Not Easy Being Queen. Thanks Carrie! 

Yes I am definitely comfortable going to the show alone. I have also eaten in a restaurant alone but it has been a long time since I've done that. When I was divorced from Mark back in 1983 I had a self help book that helped push me into doing those things. 

Sometimes after you are divorced you see everything as couples when it doesn't have to be that way. They say to take a book with you to the restaurant and I say why not!  Just because you are single doesn't mean you can't enjoy some of the fun things in life! 

3. What's the last home repair or home improvement project you had to pay someone to complete? In hindsight was this a project you could have done yourself? 

Well the last home repair was our dryer and we couldn't have done it ourselves. The most recent, that isn't fixed yet, is for our built in oven which we seem to be having trouble getting someone out to repair. 

We finally had an appointment last Friday and the man ended up being in an accident. Mark then rescheduled it for Tuesday forgetting that we would be in Palm Springs. No we cannot repair the electrical panel on our oven.

4. Have you ever had Indian food? Like it or no? If you're a fan, what's your favorite dish? Have you ever prepared this yourself at home? Is there an Indian restaurant in your current hometown? 

I can't remember ever having Indian food. 

5. A song that reminds you of your parents? 

I can't think of one but I know they liked to dance.

6. The 26th of February is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day. What's your favorite, or one of your favorite, fairy tales? Do you have any childhood memories associated with aparticular fairy tale? 

I do not have any childhood memories associated with a fairy tale. I do like Cinderella but more in the form of the movie "Ever After" with Drew Barrymore. In that movie when she is going to the ball she says "Just Breathe."

7. What's a problem you solved yesterday?

I didn't, I actually took us out of our way to stop at a place to eat that wasn't the place I thought it was :( 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

We are back from the Fantasy Springs Casino in the Palm Springs area. Just arrived home about 1 hour ago. The money we brought with us to gamble with unfortunately stayed there. 

We had a fabulous time with Michele and Pam. We laughed a lot and had two excellent meals at the buffet. It is definitely one of the best ones we have come across and of course we ate too much food. Isn't that what vacation is all about????

 

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