Another Wednesday with the Hodgepodge group on
In the fall of 1985 my children were 16 and 14 and in grades 10 and 8. Although I don't remember anything specific, I'm sure I was caught up in the throes of rearing two very energetic and involved teenagers. John would have been heavy into sports and band, and Christy would have been in middle school, YIKES! Not to mention activities at church. Those were very busy, trying and fun times as I recall.
2. If time travel were possible, would you want to go to the future? The past?
I have no desire to go back or forward one single day. I find contentment right where I am.
3. We're not flying cars, but some of the technology imagined in the 80's film has indeed come to pass in real life 2015-flat screen TVs on the wall, tablets, fingerprint recognition, video conferencing, online banking, 3-D movies, motion controlled video games, drone cameras, and smart glasses (Google glass). Do you worry technology is growing at a rate so fast we'll soon be unable to keep up with it's demands? Do you think the Internet does more harm than good?
Seriously, I think I have lived through the most rapidly advancing technological age. I know my generation has seen the greatest amount of change than any other. I remember large black, table top rotary dial phones and wall mounted phones that were on party lines. I remember the first black and white televisions. We were so excited to be able to get a bag telephone that actually worked in the car and then to have immediate internet access from anywhere. Not to mention the medical break through's. This has truly been an exciting era in which to live. Yet, I know there is much more to be discovered and developed that is beyond my comprehension or imagination and as with the other advances, I will embrace them and learn to go with the flow.
Does the internet do more harm or good? That depends on the user of the internet. I frankly don't want to go back in time before the internet. (Ex. Our Blogs) It has its purpose and has made the world a much smaller place. We have immediate access to more information than we ever knew existed and how that is used is dependent on the person using it. The internet is neither good nor bad.
4. Your favorite dish prepared in a slow-cooker? Your favorite fast food?
I don't use a slow-cooker that often and when I do it is usually for soup. My favorite fast food would be just a good hamburger.
5. No time like the present, down time, face time, pressed for time, in the nick of time, make time, mark time, or just in time...which timely saying most relates to your life right now?
In many ways this is down time for us due to retirement. We get to choose how we want to spend our time. But it is also make time, because we want to make time for those things that are important to us and we now have the time and resources to do.
6. Tell us about a place you went as a child or younger person that's no longer there or is now something else. How does that make you feel?
I would go there and just walk around and explore all the floors and even ventured into the tallest tower one day. This beautiful old hotel held dreams and wishes only a 14 year old could have.
When I got a bit older, I would go to the first-floor restaurant and simple order a cherry coke and imagine what it might be like to actually belong in such a society. Who could have guessed that I would one day stand on that marble staircase and be crowned "Miss LSU-A!" What a thrill that was for me.
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7. Describe your comfort zone.
In my house doing what I enjoy most.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Speaking of times past, who of us ever celebrated birthdays like the kids do today. For example, this past weekend, our youngest grand, Ava Grace celebrated her 9th birthday. Actually she started the celebration the week before with two of her besties. They had a large 3-way Mermaid Birthday Party.
|Photos Complimentary of Johnita Smugmug Photography|
On Friday, we got to be with her for Grandparent's Day at her school.
On Saturday, we watched her play a soccer game before coming home. That night she had a big date with her birthday besties to see Taylor Swift. They wore matching outfits, had their hair coiffed, rode in a limousine bus and enjoyed the show from one of the family's skybox in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tx.