Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I've been staying away from the Hodgepodge lately because frankly I can't stand all the festive happy holiday-related questions. I haven't been feeling particularly festive or happy lately, so I thought it best to keep quiet versus spewing tons of negativity. I did read quite a few people's posts however, or as much as I could before the "happy families" of it all got me too far down.
1. Time magazine has selected The Ebola Fighters as their person of the year for 2014. Do you agree, and if so who would you say is a close second? If you disagree with their choice, who do you think should have been chosen?
I work in healthcare, I try really hard not to keep up with healthcare news in my off time so I have limited knowledge of the ebola people. I think the nurse and the reporter who broke quarantine should have been punished more harshly...it's one thing to prove a point, it's an entirely other thing when you put people's lives at risk, however minimal. Granted, they didn't get anyone else sick, but there were no guarantees they wouldn't have had they come across the "right" person. The reporter was just dumb and didn't know any better. The nurse, who has dedicated her life to helping others, should have lost her license. It was reckless and selfish, something you wouldn't expect from someone who volunteered to go to a third-world country to help those in need. If they had locked her up in Gitmo or something, I could see the need for protest. They didn't (but maybe they should have).
2. This question comes to you courtesy of Susan who blogs over at Stew Mama Says. She knows we have a wedding happening any minute now, and she asks, 'What's your favorite-something old? something new? something borrowed? something blue in your home? Be sure you hop over and say hi to Susan today!
My favorite something "old" would be Zachary, which means "new" would be Bam. I don't like to borrow things (nor do I like to lend things out), so I don't have anything borrowed. I guess, right now, the blue thing would be me...everything else is pretty much purple.
3. Fudge-yay or nay? Your favorite flavor? Do you make it yourself? With nuts or without?
Overall, I'd say nay on the fudge. Upon occasion, I will eat Tiger Butter, but only rarely and I usually only get it in Eureka Springs. Since Tiger Butter has no nuts (and I don't really care for nuts anyway, except for almonds), I'll say nay to the nuts as well.
4. December 17th is Wright Brothers Day, commemorating the first successful flights made by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. How old were you when you made your first flight? Do you like to fly? Have you ever been to Kitty Hawk or other parts of the North Carolina Outer Banks?
I was 10 and it was to Disney World. I love flying, it's airport security that I have the most issues with. Numerous sleepless nights, several panic attacks, and large quantities of Xanax are consumed to get through it.
I have been all over North Carolina, from one side to the other (I had family there), but it's been years since I've been and I've never been to Kitty Hawk.
5. Do the people in your family tend to follow a particular career path, and if so what's the path?
Apparently the medical profession...my mother and aunt are retired histotechs, I work in pathology as well, and my sister is an oncology nurse.
6. What is one thing you absolutely, positively must accomplish today?
The last square inch (literally) of my Pea cross stitch.
7. This Christmas I hope___________________________________.
It's over and done with quickly.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm really looking forward to starting new cross stitch projects...2015 will be the year of the stitch!