Wednesday Hodgepodge – Tetris master, kindness, movie snacks

1. What’s on your September calendar? Anything fun?
Mostly flag football games. I just created the Sign Up Genius for the snacks.. I volunteered, but that also means I’ll probably end up being the person who organizes coaches gifts and trophies, unless our coach wants to do those. And I kind of hope he does!
2. You might be described as a natural born _____________________?
Hmm, organizer? Tetris player? Those go hand in hand you know.

3. September is National Courtesy Month…what one act of courtesy would you most like to see more of in your home, town, or the world at large?
I think it might be courteous to leave people the hell alone! As in, mind your business when it’s called for. Don’t go nosing around to stir stuff up. The media does it and I know they can’t be saved but we can all let people live their lives and we can live ours. Help when you can but stay out when you should.
4. Eager beaver, chicken out, clam up, or let the cat out of the bag…of the phrases listed, which one have you related to most recently?
Ooh man, tough. I guess let the cat out of the bag because I kind of casually mentioned something about a friend’s husband to a mutual friend that could end up biting me in the ass. I surely hope it doesn’t though!
5. What’s your movie theatre snack protocol? Do you chow down on snacks during the previews or wait until the movie begins? Do you buy snacks or refuse to pay those kind of prices? What’s the last movie you saw in a theatre? How many thumbs up would you give it?
The only thing I ever get there – if I do splurge – is a bottle of water. And usually because Ash and I drank beforehand so we’re thirsty. If we choose to have a snack, I smuggle candy in my purse. I will say, we have gotten popcorn for the kids the few times we took them. 
The last thing we saw in the theater was The Man from U.N.C.L.E and it was decent. It had some good action and the interplay between Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill was pretty cute.

6. Henry Ford is quoted as saying, “Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind.” Agree or disagree? Why?

 I completely and totally agree. Before TV and reality shows, people had to work. I know “women of leisure” sat around a lot in Victorian times but if you’ve read any of that Austen garbage you know how far that got them. If you sit around waiting for stuff to happen, nothing happens. And I’m sad that a number of Americans do just that.

7. What’s the last job you completed or task you performed where you had to ‘work like a dog’ until it was finished?

Lordy, my syllabus? The front yard planting? I’m always working, y’all. Except for when I’m parked on the couch after 9 pm. Then I don’t do a darn thing!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I didn’t mean for my answers to sound preachy today. Really, I wish people were courteous in really basic ways: just look out for each other. Don’t get in the way; let one person out into traffic; don’t throw your cigarette out right in front of a door. 
I try to do that kind of nice stuff regardless of whether it is done for me, which always makes me question WHY but still, it was how I was raised.
On that note, it’s time to do some work.

One thought on “Wednesday Hodgepodge – Tetris master, kindness, movie snacks

  1. Yeah, I hear you on people just being courteous and kind to one another. Just being respectful, really, how hard can it be? And yet, it seems to be a problem. *sigh*

    I’m a total theatre snacker – I know it’s expensive, but I don’t go that often, so I always end up with a big buttery bag of popcorn, a big-ass diet coke…sometimes peanut M&M’s too if I’m really splurging. It’s my happy place!!

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