Here we go!
1.July 15th is National Give Something Away Day. What can you give away? Will you?
We give away things to thrift stores all the time. It's like recycling. Of course I also shop thrift store regularly. I have yet to find something I gave away on the sale racks, so that's good. The next pick up day for the local thrift stores is next week. I just have to remember to get my bags out that morning...
2. Do you have a mantra? Please share with the class if you feel comfortable doing so.
Nick and I have a mantra--It will all work out in the end--usually for the better. Even if things look bleak, we always end up in a better place. It is hard to remember when we are in the middle of the stressful stuff, but we do manage to land on our feet.
3. Who does the grocery shopping in your house? How many times a week do
you shop? Do you make a list or pray for inspiration in the produce
I do the grocery shopping, as I do the majority of the cooking. I go once a week and I definitely have a list. Going to the store without a list is worse for me than going when I'm hungry. The list reflects both the dinner "planning" I may have done and the snacking habits of boys. Without a list I can only cover the snacking habits.
4. Is there a TV show you're embarrassed to say you watch? You're going to tell us what it is, right?
I'm not really one for reality TV and those are the most guilty pleasure TV show out there, right? I truly find no fun in watching the "true" life of various levels of celebrities. I can hardly get into the competition shows and really can't find the dedication to watch weekly. America's Got Talent or American Ninja Warrior would be the shows we would watch, if we can't find anything else to pass the time watching.
5. A recent article listed fifteen words we should eliminate from our (written) vocabulary in order to sound smarter-
that, went, honestly, absolutely, very, really, amazing, always, never, literally, just, maybe, stuff, things, and irregardless
Of the fifteen, which word is your most overused?
Maybe a misuse of That. It's not a word that should end sentences, but I find myself using it far more often than I should.
6. So apparently dying your hair gray (in your youth!) is a thing right now. It's called 'The Granny Hair' trend. Your thoughts?
If it's truly a gray color, I'm not a fan, but if it's a sort of silver, then maybe...no. Mast assuredly not one for the "granny hair trend" In our youth obsessed culture, honoring the elders of society is one thing, this doesn't seem to be doing any honoring.
7. A while back Buzz Feed asked
members to share the most beautiful sentence they've read in a piece of
literature. A hard thing to narrow down, at least for me, but let's
try. What's one of the most beautiful sentences you've ever read in a piece of literature?
When I was 14 I was introduced to David Eddings and the fantasy books he wrote. I am now introducing Turbo to them by reading in the car when we go on road trips. He is as thoroughly captivated as I was with these books. Below is a quote from one of his books. He has a wry sense of humor and a slightly cynical outlook for some of his characters, but overall the books are about doing what needs to be done despite the apparent odds against you.
“Nothing that ever happens is so unimportant that it doesn't change things.”
Polgara the Sorceress
8. Insert your own random thought here.
And our weather has gone to pot again. Well not totally to pot, but we are experiencing thunderstorms and rain and temps that barely make the upper 70s. I can't complain, the hotter it is the harder to cool off at night, but it's not exactly feeling like summer out there. We barely get an inch of precipitation per month in the summer. So far we have gotten in June and half of July over three inches. It's strange for us. But nice on the water bill, so there's that perk.