13 July, 2010

In honor of George

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness. We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes. Each of our questions will be based on the quotes. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked George Steinbrenner (who passed away Tuesday morning at age 80).
Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. "But why shouldn't I speak out? Don't you speak out in this country?" Do you speak out as often as you should?

I speak out a lot. I am not sure if it is as often as I should, but I am a very vocal person.

2. "I am tough. Sometimes I'm unreasonable. I have to catch myself every once in a while." Are you ever tough and unreasonable?

Yes, I have to say I am. I have certain things I don't budge on, no matter what.

3. "I haven't always done a good job, and I haven't always been successful - but I know that I have tried." Do you believe that sometimes you learn more from a failure than a success?

Absolutely! Success is great, but in times of failure you have to rethink and move forward.

4. "Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing first, winning next." Do you feel that you always have to win?

No. I believe you should always do your best.

5. "It is unbelievable to me that the highest-paid team in baseball would start the season in such a deep funk.” Do you think money always buys greatness?

No. Money buys big egos and bigger problems. Money can make you happy for a split second, but true happiness come from things that money cannot buy.

6. "I take my last phone call at home at about 11pm." What time is too late to call you?

Never too late to call me. I prefer to only have emergency calls after 2am or before 10 am. However, that being said, my husband may call me when ever he gets the chance and I always pick up the phone.

7. "Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now." Do you think tradition matters?

Yes, I do. Being a military family, we do not have roots in any one spot. The thing that has brought us to call each spot home are the little traditions we do each year at certain times. We honor the past and add something of the present each time it goes round.

8. "And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance." Do you tend to root for the underdog?

Yes. If it is a sure game, why play it?

9. "I don't think I ever could exceed my father's successes. He was a completely satisfied man, he knew what he wanted to accomplish and he accomplished it. I did do a lot, though, to try to please him." Do you ever feel that you want to exceed your parents successes?

In my case that would be laughable. I hope to at least live up to the dream they had for me.

10. "I'm really 95 percent Mr. Rogers, and only 5 percent Oscar the Grouch." In terms of cartoon characters, who are you like?

Eeyore I think.


I am Harriet said...

Eeoyore- too funny.

Have a great day!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I particularly appreciated your "tradition" response. Both the military angle and the respect of tradition was an interesting take...

Fru-la-la! said...

ooooh..I "borrowed" this for my blog!