Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - , 14 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.  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.


I have a question - how does one get dust inside a cabinet that is closed? I don't get it.

Can't say I care for football.

You know what someone needs to invent air-lockable closets and cabinets! That should mean no dust, right? lol

Ya know how you can mold a child's interests early by parental influence? I tried to make all 3 of my kids choose cleaning as a passionate hobby so I could have more time to play, and failed miserably. And it was such a marvelous plan...

My mother tried like the dickens to get me to like vegetables. She would try to hide them in other foods, and I would always ferret them out. I think that she thought that I was doing it just to make trouble. But really, who wants to eat food that makes them feel ill? Seriously? And, that's why chocolate is the perfect food. :) Funny how chocolate never made be feel ill ... except for that one time that I ODed on M&M's when I was 9. lol

the CBS morning show covered Libya extensively between 7 and 9 AM
that's the news show I caught
I did not watch anything yesterday
the 9/11 coverage and ceremonies and memorials are making me more and more angry when the first responders (my son being one) still get less than crap
they made a big deal about cancer now being covered
so what - it's 11 years later and the coverage still has caps and limits
Christie and Pataki worked out funding for the museum
typical Republicans
build something useless and the hell with real people
anyway - sorry but this makes me nuts

and yes - I am always ready for football

love that pic of you
you're beyond adorable

What a cute picture of you when you were young! I am in agreement with what you wrote on #8. Should be interesting to see how everything unfolds.

I have found the entire response to the tragedy confusing. I could go off on a rant here but I too will refrain.

I struggled to find lightness in this week's questions too. The world is feeling particularly heavy right now.

I am indeed ready for football and I didn't used to like asparagus but now I do.

As for world events, I shall keep my own counsel.

That's terrible about the non-coverage for your son. And you know, that little girl in the pic was queen of the world. Oh, to have that feeling again.

Now, that I've seen the timeline, I think that there's something they're not telling us. All of this was happening late morning to early afternoon east coast time, but news outlets were barely mentioning it if at all. I'm not hearing anyone in the media questioning that. Of course, self analysis is not their strong suit.

It's getting scary out there, all around the world. Why would it coalesce all around this particular date?

Football! Now, you're talkin'! :)

it's me again
the butterfly project was sponsored by a county arts council to happen at the same time as a town gardening event
I wish I could find a list of all of their locations
the page on the county site is gone now
so I get excited when I find one by accident :)

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