1. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? The NFL is back in action along with all the college teams. Are you a fan? Who do you root for? If you're not a fan what do you do while the rest of America watches Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and now Thursday night games?
I've been working my way back over the past several years to get back in synch with the football season. For a couple of years, I didn't get interested in it until they were in the playoffs, and I was really bummed when it was over so quick. I think this year, my football clock has finally been updated. So YES. I'm Ready for Some FOOTBALL!!!
2. What's something I'll always find in your closet?
Dust? Otherwise, it really depends on the closet. ;)
3. Share one of your earliest memories.
Exploring the neighborhood with my friends when I was 4 or 5 and wandering into an office building in a military complex. (My dad was in the Army, and we lived in military housing, but housing was always far away from the "business" areas.) Guess I always had an adventuresome spirit. I must have driven my parents nuts! lol
4. What circus act best describes your week so far?
I'm not sure if it is really last week or this, but I'm going to say 1st Dumbo Circus Clown scene. I was touch and go with this when I was thinking about it yesterday, but after I watched the news on Tuesday (and what I haven't seen in the news), I would say that this about sums it up. I'll let you decide who the clowns represent.
5. What's a food you disliked as a child but you love now?
Shrimp. What can I say. My taste buds have always been screwed up.
6. Describe your summer in three words.
adventuresome, calm, productive
7. Where were you on September 11, 2001? Did you do anything special to mark the day this year?
I heard an interesting interpretation of this question, on Tuesday. Where were you, who were you the moment before you heard about the tragedy, and how is that different from the person you were moments after you heard about it? Now, that's way too deep a question for me to answer at the moment.
I wasn't planning to do anything in particular, but when I heard what happened at our embassy and consulate in Cairo and Benghazi respectively during the day, I became rather upset.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I try to keep my answer on this question light and funny, but today, I can't manage it.
I'm confused about the lack of media coverage Tuesday evening about the events at our embassy and consulate. I heard it as a headline on NPR. Didn't see anything about it on the PBS Newshour. There's a some text reports on news sites such as CBS, NBC, CNN, etc. I could not even get the ABC News site to come up at all. Barely mentioned on Nightline? Really?
What little I did find indicated that Americans were warned to stay away from the embassy in Cairo today. So, that means that someone had a clue that this was going to be a flashpoint today. Why didn't the American media know about it, warn us about it? I think what I find most upsetting was that it came as such a surprise to me (though I find several of the aspects about this quite troubling).
The only legitimate reason that I can come up with for lack of media coverage is to discourage a panicked response from the American public. There is so much that I could say in the heat of my outrage, but I will refrain.
Suffice to say, Mamma is not happy with many people and organizations today. (And, I'm not even including the protesters at all in my unhappiness. That is an entirely separate issue.)
We shall see what tomorrow brings and pray for a better day.