Oh, I will never, ever forget that day. I was at home and I remember the breaking news reports showed all the photographs of the twin towers. It all seemed so strange. I remember getting phone calls from my husband discussing this too. I remember sitting on the couch watching thinking, this cannot be happening. I was scared, and I was thousands of miles away.
2. Do you ever/still...listen to an actual radio? Watch a videotape (VCR)? Look up a number in a phonebook? Refer to a paper map while traveling? Set an alarm on an alarm clock as opposed to your phone?
I do listen to actual radio every time I get into my car. Other than that, if we want a little music in the house, iTunes provides that for us.. I haven't watched a videotape in forever. For local numbers I do still use the phonebook, for all others it is either White or Yellow Pages app. Never ever do I use a paper map. GPS was created for folks like me. My phone is my alarm clock in the morning, but it use to be the alarm-clock radio.
3. Is it ever a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don't know?
Well, probably most of the time it is not. But, depending on the group ~and we usually have a good idea of the "climate" of the group~ it might be alright. I'd say it calls for some really good judgement. I usually don't bring these topics up unless someone else does it first. Unless, I really get a strong impression that something needs to be said. It's funny to me when those moments come up because I get really agitated and cannot sit still until what I have to say is said. When those moments come up and I get agitated and cannot sit still, I am always amazed.....it is those moments I know are promptings from the Holy Ghost that I have to act on. I am always humbled when these moments come up too. It's a good thing!!!
4. What's a dish you haven't eaten all summer, but come September find yourself craving? Have you made it yet this month?
I don't usually "crave" this, but usually chili is something I think about making once the weather changes. When it's cold outside its nice to make a big pot of chili and cornbread or fry bread. My family usually gets fry bread, but the like it when we change it up and do cornbread too.
5. What's something you know nothing about?
Oh, there are SOOO many things! I can't even begin to narrow it down to just one thing. I would say home repairs. That seems to be the big one lately. :)
6. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like classical music? If so, what's your favorite piece?
Yes, I do like classical music, in very small doses. I do not want to go and sit and listen to it for very long, but to hear it playing softly in the background is very peaceful and calming to me. I don't have a favorite piece right this minute, probably because all the names are usually weird. ~well they are~ But, the more piano that is involved, the better I like it. I am afraid that the younger generation will not learn to have an appreciation whatsoever of classical music.
7. What's the oldest thing you own?
Oh! That is a good question. I will have to think about this one for a while because I am really not sure. Maybe it's my husband or my children. I really cannot think of anything off the top of my head.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I was reading a post from another blogger the other day. The blogger mentioned that they had trouble with their lawn mower all summer long. It was a riding lawn mover and it kept over-heating and it would cut unevenly. One of her neighbors left a nasty letter in their mailbox. She was completely devastated and in tears over it. (She posted a copy of the letter too.) The point I am trying to make is this, you never really know what someone is going through in their personal life. Even if you are super close to them. So, try and be nice. I have a friend that has been approached by a couple twice now commenting that they NEVER see her at church or other church activities. They have come right out and made assumptions that she just does not come. Little do they know this persons health issues, and they keep sticking their foot in their mouth with each bad comment this husband and wife keep making. BUT, what they do not know is that these comments have caused this friend to be in tears each time they do this. AND these are grandparents that make these comments. The point I am trying to make is, even though you THINK you know everything about someone, you really don't. So, BE NICE and think before you speak or put someone out.