1. What's something you're never too young or too old to enjoy?
Lots of things-Disney World, a sunny day, music, an ice cream cone, a nap...
2. Share one happy memory from your high school years.
Some of my happiest memories from those years are associated with the youth group at my church. We were a bunch of kids in various grades, who came together from three or four different high schools, and we were close.
We're scattered like the wind now, although many of us are back in touch on facebook, which has been fun. Those 'kids' will always hold a special place in my heart.
3. A nationwide strike of fast food employees took place in the US last week...they're calling for higher wages and the right to unionize. Your thoughts?
Fast food is no longer fast, nor is it inexpensive. It used to be people who took that sort of job viewed it as temporary...a summer job, a second job to help make ends meet, students, or people looking for other work who needed a little money until they found something more substantial.
A job-not a lifelong career.
I realize nowadays some people work fast food because they can't find anything else, but I personally think for the job they are doing, $15 hour is a lot. Like most business owners, fast food chains are also in business to make money, and I imagine they will cut staff or raise costs to maintain profits.
I'd say no to a union in this case...do the people clamoring for a union know what that will cost not only their employer, but also the employee?
4. September is National Honey Month...what's a favorite dish you make or eat that calls for honey?
I don't use a lot of honey, mostly because it's one of those items I forget about. I guess my favorite thing to eat with honey would be a toasted English muffin. I like the way honey gets down in all the nooks and crannies.
5. If you notice someone with a tag sticking out, a button unbuttoned, a shirt inside-out, or some leftover lunch between their teeth, do you say something or do you keep quiet?
I thought about this recently as we sat behind a woman at a wedding whose dress was unbuttoned. Just the top button, but it made the edge of her dress flop over funny. She was going to get up and do a reading, and I desperately wanted to reach over and button her dress, but hubs gave me the evil eye so I refrained.
If I know you I'd retuck your tag or let you know if a button were undone. Depending on where we are I might tell you if your shirt is on inside out. If there's no place to go and fix it, then I'd probably keep quiet about that. I have to know you pretty well to mention food in your teeth.
6. What's a movie that always makes you cry? Or at least makes you feel like crying?
Brian's Song...the original version though, with James Caan and Billy Dee Williams, not the remake. Why did somebody feel the need to remake that one?
The movie is based on the real life relationship between football players Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo. Just hearing the music from the original can make me cry.
7. Mary Had a Little Lamb was written in 1830, and published in Juvenile Miscellany in September of that same year. Now for the fun part...create your own four line rhyme using that same tune.
My mom is here, my mom is here,
mom is here, mom is here
No time to chat, 'bout this or that,
We're go-ing shopping.
Hmmm, that wasn't easy after all. Or fun.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I had to go find the clip of Gale Sayers speech. I'm okay up to the 1:30 mark, but once he hits that mark pass the tissues please.