15 February 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge



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1. George Washington-Abraham Lincoln-Thomas Jefferson...who would you most like to meet and why?
Most definitely I would love to meet Thomas Jefferson. He's supposedly in my family tree (still working to confirm or deny that!) and I think that he was a very interesting character. I think that his house and grounds are beautiful.

2. What's your favorite chain restaurant?

I love Olive Garden. Everything about it is great. The food, the decor, and the service, it's all great.

3. I spied this question on the Bears at Home blog last week and she gave me permission to steal borrow it-

When you look back on your life, do you imagine you'll think about the goals you failed to meet with regret? Or will you look at what you accomplished and say: it was good?

There are things at this point already that I wish I had done or done differently. There's no going back. I can only hope to do better from this day forward and I'm working on it.

4. Grapefruit-take 'em or leave 'em? Given the choice between an orange and a grapefruit which would you choose? Would you prefer it served as is or squeezed into juice?

I am majorly allergic to grapefruits and have a milder allergy to oranges. The last time I drank grapefruit juice (well over 25 years ago), it wanted out of me so fast that it passed itself...as I was drinking it, it was coming back up. It didn't even have time to warm up. Yucky, I know, but it is the truth!

5. When was the last time you cleaned out a closet? Is there a closet in your home that currently needs cleaning? What are you waiting for?
All of them could do with a good sorting and cleaning out. I'm waiting for the energy to do it. And maybe for the good fairies to beat me to it.

6. You get to have lunch with three famous people...who would you like to see round your table?

I think that I would enjoy a visit with Zig Ziglar. He is a great motivator and seems to be a genuinely nice man. I also think that it would be interesting to have Frank and Jesse James there, too. I want to know if my take on the reasons for their actions is on the mark. I know what I believe; I just want to know if it is true or not.

7. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your ability to parallel park?

-1000. OK, that isn't a scale of 1-10, but it is way more accurate in my case than 1-10 would be. I stink at it. I can't do it and, personally, I think the way they require it to be done is an accident waiting to happen!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I made an interesting find today. I found a pension application for one of my great-great grandfathers on my mama's side of the family. His name was Jim Spence. He enlisted in the CSA, Company C, Palmetto Sharpshooters, Jenkins Brigade, in August 1863 at age 16 and was in service until after the surrender in April 1865. He died in October 1923. You can learn some very interesting things about family members by reading these pension applications.





16 comments:

  1. I love the food at Olive Garden! But, I've never had good luck with service there. I'm glad the one that you go to is great! :)

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    1. Thank you. We haven't been in ages. I hope that the service at your Olive Garden improves. :)

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

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  2. Olive Garden...definitely a good choice! Love their salads and breadsticks! How neat that you could be related to Thomas Jefferson!

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    1. I love their salads and breadsticks, too. :)

      Thanks for being excited along with me about the potential link to Thomas Jefferson. It will probably take me till the day I die to prove or disprove it, but it will be an adventure trying.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

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  3. One of the reasons I picked Jefferson was because of his house/gardens. He was a farmer and an architect besides all the rest.

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    1. Those are what interest me about him, too. When I was a little girl, I had dreams of being an architect when I grew up. I got scared off by all of the math. Scary stuff! So, I have spent lots of time designing houses that I know I'll never be in charge of building. That's OK. The fun is in the design process for me.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

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  4. I've never been to Olive Garden - the commercials on tv makes it look good; there's one nearby where I live - maybe I'll go there someday :) Hope you get some good fairies to clean your closets for you :)

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    1. You really should give Olive Garden a try. I think that you'll enjoy it. The commercials are no lie.

      Thank you for the good fairy wishes. May they visit all of us and do the things that we don't have the energy to do. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

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  5. I've been to Jefferson's house and it is beautiful.

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    1. I've never been, but would love to go. Were you allowed to take pictures of the place while you were there? Some of these places don't allow photography on the properties. I can't imagine not getting a picture of my family there in front of the house and gardens. :)

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

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  6. enjoyed your answers ... love Jefferson's Monticello too (been there twice, I think!). I live in Missouri where Frank & Jesse did a lot of their prowling around - in fact, recently, my daughter's class went to a cave where they supposedly hid out for a long time!! :)
    I love Olive Garden too ...
    Hope you can find some Fresca - and maybe it will agree with you far better than grapefruit juice does! Yikes!

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    1. Thanks. :)

      How blessed you are to have been able to visit Monticello twice!

      What did your daughter think of the field trip to the cave where Frank and Jesse allegedly hung out? I think that would have been a pretty cool field trip.

      Even if I found Fresca, I'd be scared to death to try it at this point in my life. My allergies are increasing and those that were once mild are now not so mild. I'd probably hurl like Mt. Vesuvius. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

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  7. The James' brothers is a very INTERESTING choice!!!

    MY LINK: DOWNTOWN PARK [you'll need to scroll down below my photo shares to read if you chose to stop by to visit!!]

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    1. Thanks for your link. I'll stop by.

      I think the James brothers were pretty interesting characters. I also think they were driven to do what they did, especially in the beginning, because of mean things done to their family. What man could stand by and do nothing after someone blows their mama's arm off and kills their little brother? I'm not a man, but I know it would make me downright angry and I wouldn't be able to just sit on it.

      I've read and watched quite a bit about them and think that it is a fascinating part of history.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

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  8. You and I are alike on the parallel parking issue. I totally suck at it! But I put -100. LOL

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    1. Too funny! I don't see me ever getting good at it. I avoid it at all costs. haha

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

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