Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Honey of a Hodgepodge

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 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.  


  1. HA! We almost had the same title for our Hodgepodge this week! And I've never seen Brian's Song... mainly because all I've heard about it is how much it will make you cry! You definitely have to be in the right kind of mood for that! Have fun shopping with your mom!

  2. I almost said "Brian's Song": the first time I watched it, I cried at the end. Every time since then when I've watched it, I've cried the entire way through. I can't bear to watch that clip...the water works will turn on!
    I don't know why they had to do a was no where near as good as the original. Nobody can do Brian Piccolo or Gayle Sayers like James Caan & Billy Dee!

  3. I guess I should have clarified, as you did, that some of the things in #5 I would not do unless I knew the person!

    Have fun with your Mama!

  4. I forgot about Brian's song ... yep, that made me cry, too!

  5. Enjoy your shopping day with your mom :)

  6. [I think I put the comment from me in the wrong post.]

  7. I am with you on "Brian's Song"! That was such a sweet and sad movie. Magnified because it was based on a true story. So much in it...the friendship, the race issue, the team sport, etc. I haven't seen it in years but if I saw it today I would definitely cry!

  8. Oh Brian's Song....definitely a tear jerker. Hope your enjoying the last days of summer.

  9. I don't know that I've ever been able to make it all the way through Brian's Song because it's so sad! Your answer made me think of Ice Castles. Oh boy...tear jerker!!!!

  10. Oh my, I forgot about Brian's Song. Yes - I've seen it so many times that the tears start at the beginning and flow to the end. I hope you check out my answers this morning!

  11. I agree 100% with your thoughts about the fast food strike, although I didn't put it into words in my answer.

    Strangely enough, I can watch sad movies about people a lot easier than those about animals, but I do remember tearing up during Brian's Song. (and Steel Magnolias)

  12. We will have to disagree on fast food workers.

  13. Oh man... tear jerker for sure!!! Some movies just do me in...

    I agree - I do think fast food workers get amazing pay... I know back in the day, my first job, I made like $3.15 working in a fast food place! Granted, that was a long time ago... but still...

  14. BRian's Song is in my Netflix line up so think I will be watching that ASAP. Yes, can you believe I've never seen it.

    Always fun to answer your questions, although today's were a bit tough for this gal, especially the poem. Goodness, just not good at that.

    Happy Wednesday and enjoy your Mom!

  15. I agree, Disneyland/world is a perfect answer! Brian's Song was an excellent movie. I need to see it again, it's been years. Have a wonderful time with your mom.

  16. I completely forgot about Brian's Song! Haven't seen it in years, but it gets me every time! I don't think the raise for fast food workers should be increased all that much, but there are many who do work hard for what they make. Just my opinion...probably based solely on Brittany's experience, which was less than pleasant.

  17. I think part of my emotional reaction to Brian's Song was that I was an emotional teen when I saw it :-)
    The movie that always gets to me is Terms of Endearment - especially when she is saying goodbye to her sons!

  18. Good choice for a movie. I've only seen it a couple of times but definitely a cryer.

  19. Yes, Brian's Song is another tear jerker. Have fun with your mother. Love your song - much better than mine! sandie

  20. Wow!! 15 dollars an hour? I had no idea! I forgot all about Brian's song....a REAL LIFE tear jerker! Thanks for fixing my link. I did it right before I went to bed...I was soo tired I am surprised it was only a comma, haha Enjoy your day!

  21. I read these questions on Tuesday and loved them, if I had time to hop, I would have loved to have participated but I have a personal rule,if I can't really participate in a hop I don't partake, I just don't think it is right, you should at least attempt to do a little hopping, right? Oh, sorry didn't mean to get on a soapbox.

    I have never seen Brian's Song and so many people say how good it is and I love,love movies, I must see this movie. Many movies get me crying BUT just to name one, well, I will go with,BEACHES.

    I agree with you on Fast Food employees BUT I do believe there is some room for compromise,management needs to meet them part of the way, with money and making them feel needed, it is all about respecting your employees. Compromise works.

    Gosh, I rambled enough, enjoy your visit with your mother and shopping, share photos of purchases :)

    Lucy from Lucy's Reality

  22. Answer to #3 amen! I love Brian's Song....forgot about that one...pass the tissues! Loved your rhyme ! Happy Wednesday!

  23. I remember Brian's Song. What a tear jerker. I fell in love with Billy Dee Williams' smile in that movie and loved him ever since. Unrequited, of course.
    You're right, the poem creation was tougher than I thought it would be too.
    A very fun assortment of questions, as always. Thanks for all your efforts.

  24. I'm tempted to copy these questions for some future post. Interesting stuff.

    I too often forget about honey. I love it, but usually don't think to buy it. I've been eating a lot more of it lately since I got a multi-pack from Costco.

    When I'm feeling sick with a cold or something like that I like a cup of hot tea with honey and brandy. Soothing and helps me rest.

    Tossing It Out

  25. That's the version i remember, i dont know who was in the remake. I am not sure why they want to remake a movie like that anyway, so sad! ;/ Have a great week!

  26. My favorite thing about high school was also my youth group. Couldn't have made it through without them.

  27. Fast food is NOT cheap! I agree. I have never seen this "Brian Song" you speak of.

  28. I LOVED the move Brian's Song. GREAT speech from Sayers. I fell in love w/ James Caan in that movie. Shelley Fabares was so beautiful. Why don't they make movies like that anymore?!?!

  29. I'm a little late on my hodgepodge post, so I missed the linking window. It's here: