Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Ranting Hodgepodge

Another Wednesday has come and, by the time I get to read anyone's answers, it will be gone. We enter fall testing next week and, to be honest, I'm about ready to live for Thanksgiving break. Sheesh. 

Thank you, Joyce, for giving us the Hodgepodge to keep us sane! 


1. On Thursday we pause to remember a dark day in history-9/11. Will you mark it in some special way? No. 

2. Do you ever/still...listen to an actual radio? Watch a videotape (VCR)? Look up a number in a phonebook? Refer to a paper map while traveling? Set an alarm on an alarm clock as opposed to your phone? Yes. Sometimes because our home videos have yet to be transposed. No. No. No--wait, does the television count? I use it to wake up to the weather, which is still hot. 

3.  Is it ever a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don't know? I'd almost rather do it with strangers than with a few people I do know. I'm so private about both that I tend not to share either with many people. There are a select few who know my true views on both topics. And they love me anyway. :)

4. What's a dish you haven't eaten all summer, but come September find yourself craving? Have you made it yet this month? Well, I would mention soups and chili and stews but NOT in September because it's still too dang hot to do that kind of cooking. I would also mention desserts with pumpkin and apples and the winter squashes but, it's too dang hot. So ask me again in October. :) 

5. What's something you know nothing about? That's one LONG list. The more I learn, the more I realize I know very little about anything. As soon as I think I have a handle on something, I realize I'm wrong. However, if I have to pick only one thing, I'll go with physics. I have no idea what the hell they are talking about and it hurts my head to even attempt to think about it.  

6. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like classical music? If so, what's your favorite piece? I LOVE classical music. I listen to it daily. When Tucker is alone at home, we put the classical music channel on the television for him. I don't have a favorite piece. I just love nearly all of it. I find classical music can evoke a myriad of emotions from me from joy to sorrow. It's amazing and the composers fascinate me.  

7. What's the oldest thing you own? My brain. Haha! Probably my great-grandmother's sideboard. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here. For two cents, I'd walk away from everything right now. The job, the house...and start over somewhere that is quiet and peaceful and where there is no technology. Or at least no push towards technology. I feel as though there are some things technology related are, now don't faint or go all crazy on me, are unnecessary. That they are being developed just because they can not because we need them or because they will help us or make our lives better. Some of these developments are helpful but I don't see where any of it has solved any problems such as violence or homelessness or poverty or child abuse or animal cruelty and the like. But I do see where a lot of it is fattening the pockets of those supporting big corporations such as Monsanto which is trying it's best to bleed us of every penny before they finally kill us. But some of these people support cancer research you say? Right. Did you know that the pharmaceutical companies sponsor these charities? And that the money goes right back to them for drugs that we then, again, pay for? Technology is great. Except when it isn't. (Well, that turned into a rambling rant, didn't it?)

Have a great rest of the week, y'all! 

22 comments:

  1. Pam...I can't tell you the times I've said the same thing as you did for your random thought. Give me a little cabin in the mountains of TN or NC without any technology and I really believe I could live out my days in total peace.

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  2. Sorry you're feeling tired and frustrated. I hope you find a quiet corner of peace in your day today. I think we all need breaks now and then from technology. Take care!

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    1. Oh I'll get over it. I just get frustrated when they throw it all out you at one time and say, "Here, do it." I think it's best if we take it one step at a time but then nobody asked me did they? LOL

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  3. Hope your spirits improve-we (well, I) feel the same way sometimes. Too dang hot here, also.

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    1. Heat, humidity and technology do not mix very well do they?

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  4. Enjoyed your random rant. I also love classical music. It makes me feel calm and ordered. I agree about physics. I don't care about understanding electricity, for example. I just want to know that the vacuum cleaner will work when I plug it in.

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    1. Yes! And the washing machine. LOL Thanks!

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  5. One of the nice things about being retired is the slower pace. Hopefully you can retire soon.

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    1. I'm pretty sure I've already had my retirement years. They were known as the 25 years I was a stay at home mom. Lol Thanks! :)

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  6. I wish I enjoyed classical music. Maybe if I listen to it often enough I'll learn to like it. Much like eating my vegetables as a child paid off because now I love them. :)

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    1. I don't know if that would work or not. I can't stand country music and, no matter how often I try to listen to it, I just can't get into it. Lol

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  7. Oh falling apples, physics can really hurt your head, thumb, etc.
    I know nothing about sideboards.
    That was a good rant. I hate big pharma. They are the biggest drug pushers around.

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    1. I couldn't understand a single thing about physics if I tried. And I don't really see me trying anytime in the near nor distant future. I agree about the pharmaceutical companies. Can't stand them.

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  8. I'm with you Pam, out on farm in the middle of nowhere however I want my DVD player and DVD's and maybe a way to stream my favorite shows. We will plant and eat what we sow. Our dogs will have a blast. We will be vegetarians so we don't have to harm any animals.Have you seen the new Utopia show???

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    1. That sounds like a dream come true. I have not seen that new show, is it good?

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  9. Physics is a great answer to #5! Who understands that stuff?!

    I agree with your random thought. I liked the 'simpler times' best.

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    1. I don't know anyone who does. And, if I did, I wouldn't be able to carry on a conversation with them. LOL Thanks. I, too, appreciate a simpler time.

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  10. I agree with Physics and number eight...I already forgot the others and if I scroll back to them I may forget I'm commenting.

    You and I are much alike. I imagine my answers would be similar to yours.

    Answers??? Was there a question???

    great post

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  11. Hahahahaha I know what you mean. I forget so many things these days. And so soon too. Sheesh. :) Got some of my irises planted!

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  12. Seems like most of us have been where you are, wishing for a quiet peaceful place, away from it all. Hope you are feeling better now. I enjoyed your answers - good Hodgepodge!

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    1. Yes, a nice time out. :) I'm fine, just tired. And ready to stop for a breath. The Hodgepodgers are my favorite visitors!

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