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Wednesday, January 21, 2015


     The two teams have earned their way to the 49th Super Bowl being played in Arizona on February 1st. So get ready for a mounting crescendo of increasingly hyped storylines from now until the game is played. 
     I like the Super Bowl not only because my beloved New England Patriots are in it but because it is the first death knell of Winter.  
     Well, it's time for another edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge. Enjoy, better yet join in and answer the questions for yourself.

1. American Idol is back for a 14th season. Are you watching? Have you ever watched? If you were to audition for the show (or were made to audition), what song would you sing?
     I was never a fan of American Idol. I thought that Simon Cowell was a cruel, self absorbed jerk. I prefer The Voice. The judges are kinder and more constructive in their critiques of the contestants.
     I would absolutely rock Bob Seeger's "Turn the Page!" Another selection would be Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Who'll Stop the Rain?" Either selection would put me in the winner's circle...NOT!

2.  Mark Twain is quoted as saying, "If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first." 
So when did you last have to 'eat a frog'? Or two? How'd that work out? 
     I got nothing!

3. If you were going on safari, what is the number one animal you'd want to see?
     I would love to see a pride of lions in their natural habitat.

4. January 21st is National Granola Bar Day. I know. Do you like granola bars? Chewy or crunchy? Your favorite flavor? How about regular granola? Let's exhaust this topic in honor of the holiday okay?
     I do like granola bars. I prefer them with nuts and fruit. I also like regular granola in yogurt.

5. If only__________________________________________. 
     ...everyone in the world understood the love that God has for them. Perhaps they would respond to that love and experience the joy that inevitably follows.

6. You can add one item to your bedroom. What will it be? Keep it family friendly please.
     A king size Sleep Number Bed that inclines at the head.

7. What is one thing you've enjoyed about winter thus far? If it's not winter in your corner of the globe, what season is it, and what is something you've enjoyed about whatever season it happens to be?
     I've enjoyed the fact that we have not had a huge amount of snow like we had last winter.  It has been cold and we have had more rain than snow. You don't shovel rain and you don't shovel cold. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
     "American Sniper" is the story of Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle. A movie based on that book was recently nominated for an Academy Award as Best Picture. The actor who portrays Chris Kyle, Bradley Cooper, has been nominated as Best Actor.  The movie set records for ticket sales the weekend it opened.
     Michael Moore, a film maker of dubious character and credibility, took to calling Chris Kyle a coward. Seth Rogen, an actor, took to Twitter and compared the movie to Nazi propaganda.
     No one who becomes a Navy SEAL and serves several combat tours can be called a "Coward." A movie that celebrates the life of such a true American hero can never remotely fit the definition of Nazi propaganda. Both Moore and Rogen are ASSHATS that deserve our utter contempt. Chris Kyle has sacrificed more for the citizens of these United States than either one of those ASSHATS or their like-minded colleagues.
     I stand without qualification with Chris Kyle and other heroes like him. I will never support these vile ASSHATS by watching their movies...period! 


  1. I couldn't agree more with your random thoughts! Well said!

  2. I am with you on American Sniper. I'm thankful every day for the men and women who have sacrificed everything for us. The notion that it could in any sense of the word be deemed cowardly is absurd. The biggest thing I take away from films like this one and Lone Survivor is the staggering amount of courage our soldiers have.

  3. It's just shameful about Michael Moore and Seth Rogen. Those who give up so much to ensure our freedom should be honored in every way possible! I came from a background of men in the military...from my husband, brother, dad, uncles, and grandfather. I take the love for my country very seriously and I'm beyond grateful to all who serve our great nation!

  4. I second that last statement.. I refuse to watch movies that relate to terrorism or horror. It's just insulting.
    I liked your #2 answer, i was puzzled too. :)
    GO PATS!! I strongly dislike the Seahawks.