1. Americans will celebrate Labor Day this coming weekend. Do you know what we're actually celebrating? (without consulting your friends Google or wikipedia, ahem) What's a project you're currently 'laboring' over?
Yes, though I'd be very surprised if anyone under 30 does (or some of the folks in Wisconsin). A project that I'm currently "laboring" over is my contribution to my church's newsletter for Sept. It's going to be an exciting month though I'm going to have to come up with another word for "exciting." I've been using it so much lately that it's beginning to lose its meaning.
P.S. I wrote six articles today, and I don't think that I used the word "exciting" once, except when I was quoting someone else. I did have to use the thesaurus for "kick off" though. ;)
2. Labor Day also signals the unofficial end of summer for most of us...what summer food will you miss the most? If you're in the southern hemisphere feel free to substitute winter for summer.
I've enjoyed more fresh fruit this summer than I recall ever before in my life. I'll miss that.
3. A well known proverb states, 'It's easier to seek forgiveness than ask permission.' Your thoughts?
It may be true, but it's rude and disrespectful to whomever one's dealing with. It means that one knows the guidelines and really doesn't care. I've known people for whom it is a way of life. They're often people who consider themselves the center of the universe. Not a fan (which is not to say that I've never done it, but I've made a conscious effort to avoid it.)
4. Food critic, film critic, book critic, art critic....which hat would you most like to wear?
Film critic. But only genre's I like. ;)
Speaking of which ... I saw the film Hit and Run today. I was thinking Smokey and the Bandit kind of flick, you know, cool cars, car chases, a few laughs. Hit and Run did not disappoint, and surprisingly I found ... realism and depth. Oscar winner? Probably not, and it's got more "questionable" language than a Bruce Willis film from the 90s, but really a fun ride of a film.
P.S. I heard that Richard Roeper gave it an "F". He can go suck an egg, seriously. ;) Roger Ebert gave it 4 1/2 stars. I never agree with him. What's up with that? lol
5. When you were a kid, who (besides your parents) was your favorite adult?
I think that my Uncle Roger would have to be the winner. I saw him as a real non-conformist, free spirit. And he would send me the coolest stuff. One time he sent me a lamp made out of white corrogated cardboard with a zipper. When you zipped it up it formed a tube, and the cardboard would glow with a
cool texture and shadows. Awesome!
6. The astronaut, Neil Armstrong, passed away last week. He was regarded as a hero by many generations of people all around the world. Do we still have modern day heroes? What makes someone a hero?
We may have them, but the media doesn't let them remain there very long. Before you know it, a reporter discoveres that he/she cheated on a spelling test in the third grade, and the party's over.
7. I never get tired of __________________.
I never get tired of listening to "Close Up the Honky Tonks" by Dwight Yoakam. (I listened to it twice just setting this up. lol Not so hot over all the visuals. Just shut your eyes and listen though it'll mean that you'll miss Dwight in his sparkly white jacket.:D )
8. Insert your own random thought here.
“The only moment you need to worry about is now. You are exactly where you are supposed to be. You are not running late for anything. You are exactly who you’re supposed to be. You are perfect. Whatever happens today is exactly what is supposed to happen” (from Hit and Run).
That mantra speaks to my life. See, I told you. That film has depth. ;)