Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge--Still Winter

1. Do you like your name? Were you named after someone? If you have children how did you settle on their names?  I was named after a girl in a science Fiction Short story that was my father's favorite.  The year before I was born my parents purchased a VW Van.  My mom would not let my father call the van Vandy.  So later when he found out she was pregnant he told her she had no choice if the baby was a girl they were naming her Vandy.  And here I am.  I hated my name for a long time--it was too different in the small town I grew up in and it wasn't until I was at college and wasn't one of six Stacys, Lisas or Jennifers that I really appreciated my name.  As for the boys, well lots of hunting through baby name books and websites yielded the names we choose.  A complicated--sort of--first name for Turbo and a simpler middle name and a simpler first name and more complicated--sort of--middle name for Bruiser.  The nicknames came from their personalities.  Turbo rarely stops for much and Bruiser is solid from the ground up.

2. How do you define success?  Being content in what you have.

3. Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy?  I love them both--but enjoy the trivia of Jeopardy just a bit more.  Although I rarely watch game shows anymore.

4. If you could own any single object that you don't have now, what would that object be?  Right now I am longing for an e-reader.  Probably a Kindle.  For the free books alone.

5. What is something that inspires you?  Right now I'm having a hard time finding things inspiring.  Beautiful scenery inspires me but right now we are mostly house bound and pictures only go so far.

6. Meatloaf-yea or nay? If its a yea how do you make yours?  I like meatloaf, but have to have mashed potatoes to go with it.  My mom makes a pretty good meatloaf--except she grates the onions that go into it--for more onion flavor--after eating her meatloaf I end up burping onions for hours.

7. Which is more admirable-the ability to organize and be methodical or the ability to adapt and make do?  I admire those who can be organized, but you can't be so rigid that you can't adapt to changes.  And I am a champion at making do.

8. Insert your own random thought here. We did a four-wheeler safety course in December.  For doing this we got a $100 gift certificate.  This weekend we got Turbo a helmet.  A green helmet--just what he wanted.  We had one very happy kid.  And it didn't cost us much to boot.  A win all the way around.


  1. I absolutely love a good meatloaf. Have you tried Jan's? It has bacon and less onion..

  2. I just made a meatloaf last night using fried bacon.
    The guys said it brought out the flavor. It also had a mix of ketchup and mustard on top.

  3. Love the story on your name. I agree, mashed potatoes, corn and ketchup! Doing a safety course was a wonderful idea. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  4. That's a great definition for Success!! :)

  5. I like your definition for success, and I also think that people who can adapt are probably better. Well, because that's me.

    On another I want meatloaf. Like, BAD.

  6. What a perfect definition of success! Meatloaf... only the ends... mmmm yummy!


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