Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - , 16 comments


Joyce over at From This Side of the Pond hosts this meme that has some interesting questions each week. Do you want to play?

1. In your opinion what's the most important job in the world? Oh, and parenting is a given so besides parenting, what's the most important job in the world?
I've given this a lot of thought, but I couldn't come up with a diffinitive "most impotant." Cop-out? Perhaps, but there are so many important things. We all have different gifts and talents, and it's only by using them in conjunction and cooperation that we move forward in a productive way.

2. Share a favorite or not so favorite memory from a childhood birthday. As with everything that comes around once a year. There's good and not so good. No point dwelling on the not so good (besides the fact that I don't want to relive it.)
I might be making this up, but it seems plausable. My birthday often occurs over Labor Day weekend. In fact, this year it is today. ;) And, it seems to me that something to do with intertubing down a lovely river. The water, the laughter, the trees, the trying to stay the right side up trying to adjust to the right position on one's intertube. What's not to like?
3. Peanut butter-crunchy or smooth?
 On the spoon? Crunchy. On a sandwich? Smooth. :)

4. William Butler Yeats is credited as saying, "Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing." Your thoughts?
For the record, Webster's does state that happiness is a pleasant feeling, among its other definitions.

Growth can cause the feeling of happiness. Growth can be painful and torturous (e.g. "Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.") Yeats wants to change the definitions of words or even made up words? Fine. That's what authors (especially poets) do. Shakespeare did it all the time, but I'm not joining the bandwagon on this one. I've had periods of "growth" where there wasn't anything resembling "happiness" anywhere around.

5. What's something that makes you cringe?
When I hear someone calling themselves a Christian doing something intolerant or stupid. (As you can imagine, I cringe a lot.)

6. Name a song that always puts you in a good mood?
"I'm Feeling Good" Michael Buble. I've posted this one recently, but that's the thing about favorites. :)

7. The answer is yes. What's the question?
Would you care to dance?

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Claptrap: showy, insincere, empty talk or writing, intended only to get applause or notice. (Webster's New World College Dictionary, C 2002, p. 270)

So much what we hear today (or even from poets of the past) would qualify as "claptrap." It's one of my favorite words, and I don't think that it's used often enough. ;)


claptrap! Definitely a new word for me, lol :)

well lieu of commenting on all your answers, I will add this:


I love that word : ) Hubs birthday often falls on or near Labor Day. Happy Birthday to you!

I used to love tubing! Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you! I never turn away a chance to dance! Now, that's something that makes my girls cringe! ;)

It's a word used more in the early 1900s. Use it wisely. ;)

One of the characters in one of my favorite book series uses it from time to time. It's a fun word. And thank you!

It's been too long since I did it, but happy memories. And thanks!

Thank you! Wish I had more opportunities to dance, but it totally transports me to another plain of existence. :)

I've been eating PB with celery and I'm enjoy the crunchy but on bread I would want smooth too. Great answer on the things that make you cringe. I do enjoy Michael Buble. That's a great word!

PB = smooth. Always smooth.

Happy Birthday!

Thanks! I made sure that there was cake involved somewhere. :)

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