Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge {Vol. IX}

1. October 21, 2015 is Back to the Future Day. Did you see the movie? The sequels? In the second film, Doc takes Marty into the future to prevent Marty's future son from making a mistake. They leave 1985 and land on a 'skyway' on October 21st, 2015. So tell us, what were you doing in the fall of 1985?

Yes, I have seen all the movies. My favorites are the original and part 2. I didn't care too much for the last movie. In the fall of 1985, I was only 7 years old so I was doing typical 80's kid things. 

2.  If time travel were possible, would you want to go to the future? The past?

I really don't know. Sometimes I think it would be cool to visit the past and sometimes I think it would be cool to visit the future. But, there are also times that I think that no one should mess with the time continuum. I always wanted to visit the 1920's and 1950's. And of course revisit the 1980's.  

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? 

Sometimes I think that technology is taking us over. Technology has taken away the simple things in life and replaced them with a gadget. The internet can do more harm than good. Cyberbullying is a major problem. 

4. Your favorite dish prepared in a slow-cooker? Your favorite fast food?

My favorite slow-cooker dish is probably my cube steak. It's just the steak, organic beef broth and either fresh chopped onion or a package of onion soup mix. The beef has a wonderful onion taste and the broth makes it so moist and it never dries out. Another favorite is pork tenderloin cooked all day in my homemade Carolina BBQ sauce and then shredded up. 

My favorite fast food is Raising Canes. I always order the Caniac meal, no slaw and extra fries with a Large lemonade. However, there isn't one nearby. So, my next favorite is Five Guys. I always get the Bacon Cheeseburger, no bun, with ketchup, lettuce, grilled onions and mushrooms. The husband and I split a large cajun fry.  

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? 

Make time. I need to make time for everything in my life. I'm failing. 

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?

The "pond". On my family's property there was a small pond where we went fishing. Over time, the family built a small "clubhouse" with 4 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, bathroom, and screened porch. I used to spend a lot of time there growing up, spending entire weekends or even weeks there. When I was in high school, my uncle moved into it. It's no longer the clubhouse but a residence (not sure who now but I think his ex-wife). 

7. Describe your comfort zone.

With those that are closest to me. Otherwise it takes awhile for me to warm up and actually be sociable. I also prefer to be in a quiet, familiar place. I'm not a club type of person or anything like that. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

To be honest, we've never been Halloween people. The last time my kids truly dressed up was probably 2006. We bought some costumes back in 2012 but we didn't go anywhere. So, this year my kids decided they wanted to dress up and go to the local homeschool group's Halloween party as well as some other local events. So, I am happy to say that I have pretty much finished shopping for costumes. The main items for 6 of the 7 costumes are purchased. I will buy the remaining few items as well as my teen's costume on Thursday. The costumes for this year are: 1920's Flapper, Maggie from The Walking Dead, Devil, Angel, Beth from The Walking Dead, Bride, and "army guy". I want to be a Peacock Princess. But, whatever. I created 4 of the costumes myself using things we already had or thrift shop finds. Pictures will be coming later. 


Denise said...

good answers

Paula Kaye said...

My town just got a Five Guys. We are very anxious to visit! I have heard they have awesome fries and onion rings. Can't wait!! I'm visiting from the link-up. Have a great 'rest of the week'!