Grown Up Hodgepodge

The folks at This Side of the Pond have a meme called Wednesday Hodgepodge. Here is my entry for today ...
  1. At what age did you feel like a 'grown-up'? What keeps you young now?

    Two answers: When I raised my hand and was sworn in to the US Army. And when the eye doctor told my first wife Ellen that she was going blind. These days my grandkids keep me young. Sort of. Sometimes they make me feel old. ツ

  2. When did you last buy a vehicle? Was this by design or because you had no other option? Was the car/truck purchased for your own personal use or was it bought for someone else to drive? On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being delightful and 1 being 'pass the Excedrin') how would you rate the experience?

    In January 2008 I traded my great SUV in on a wheelchair minivan. It was a depressing purchase as we had no other option - except for color and features. I give the buying experience a 2 but these days I see it more as a 7.

  3. Corn bread, corn chips, corn pudding, corn on the cob, cornflakes, corn chowder-your favorite of the corn-y foods listed? What needs to be served alongside your selection?

    KC Cheesy Corn, corn on the cob and corn out of a freezer bag. Nothing beats a slab of KC ribs with a side of Cheesy Corn! Add a side of KC BBQ Beans and you have a meal!

  4. What's something in your life that regularly requires you to 'put your thinking cap on'?

    Trying understand where a person is coming from. Not making assumptions about their motives.
    Trying to walk a few proverbial blocks in their  shoes.

  5. Share a favorite movie set in a school or classroom, or whose theme relates to school days in some way.

    Both "To Sir With Love" and Grease come to mind.

  6. Reading, writing, and 'rithmatic' are commonly referred to as the three R's. What are the 3 R's in your life right now?

    Reading blogs, developing Relationships and walking to Restaurants close to our loft.

  7. What's something you've learned or tried recently you can say was as 'easy as ABC'?

    Learning about the affects of carbohydrates on my body. Putting my learning to use and eating less carbs.

  8. Insert your own random thought here.

  9. "Only the mediocre are at their best every day."

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  1. Kids certainly do have a way of making you feel old, don't they? I answered with To Sir With Love as my alternate choice. The quote at the end is great! And I too have to check my judging other people's motives. Have enough trouble keeping a check on mine.

  2. Those are definitely two reason that will make you grow up! Two excellent movie choices. I love that you can walk places nearby. I keep telling my husband that I want that when we retire. I did my first low carb diet over 10 years ago. Then you kinda slack off but I can tell you that today we are pretty much a low carb house except for some of the good carbs. Stay away from those processed foods! The less carbs you eat the less you will crave them, that is a true fact!

  3. I love reading from men who participate in the Hodgepodge! Nice to see you here!

  4. Oh I love that quote! Gonna use that somewhere for sure : ) We are fans of Jack Stack BBQ. Someone sent us some as a gift and we've ordered online ever since. They do a yummy cheesy corn casserole!

    1. Let me know if you ever get to KC Joyce. The downtown Jack Stack is close to our place and BBQ would be on me! ツ

  5. How fun to learn a little more about you Bob.
    It's lunch time here and your talking about ribs and baked beans is doing a number on my tummy.
    Great answers that have got me thinking about what my answers would be.

  6. #5 :The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Shows you the deep intellectual level on which I function when looking for moom pitcher entertainment. Key word: entertainment.


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