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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge:

Once again, thank you Joyce for the questions.
1. July 20th marks the anniversary of the first time man stood on the moon. Flash forward 42 years to July 8, 2011 which marked the start of the final Space Shuttle mission. Should we continue to explore space? Should nations devote more or fewer of their resources to exploring space? Would you want to go into space if the opportunity arose?

I would love to see the space missions continue and to reach out farther and see what is out there. I understand that it is cost money, but still, I would love to see what else is out there.  Although I am afraid of flying, I think I would like to go into space if I could.  It must be beautiful out there!

2. What are three things in your freezer?

Bacon, Low Carb Ice Cream from Breyers, and Port Chops.

3. If you could see any band/artist perform live tonite who would it be? It has to be someone living...no Beatles, Elvis, etc.

I would like to see Celtic Thunder, I love those voices and the stories they tell in song. Plus men in Kilts - Be still my Scottish Heart!

4. Ice-cubed or crushed? Or are you one of those people who don't like ice?
Ice coffee needs ice but a Smoothie needs crushed so I like both! I can like both! I don't have to pick one.

5. The owner of a small restaurant outside of Pittsburgh recently announced he was banning children under six, saying they regularly disrupted other customer's meals. You can read the story in more detail here but isn't this a perfect topic to discuss in our Wednesday Hodgepodge? Have at it friends...what are your thoughts?

I have gone to restaurants and had to put up with a small child that really needed to go to bed and yet, here was this poor child sitting in a chair being fed french fries by it's parents who looked over stressed.  I have seen children talking to the person behind them and the parents say nothing.  It cost money to go out to eat and if the child can not behave then they should go home!  I want to enjoy my meal, not be bother by both parents who don't care, or can't control the child and the child who can not behave. I hope this trend continues but I have the feeling that there will be a law suite over age discrimination.

6. What was your first car? How did it come to be yours?

I had to ask my husband because we were married when I got my license and it started out his car.  He told me is was a Plymouth Fury 111.

7. If I had a nickle for every time I _________________ I'd be rich.

Cleaned up after someone has cleaned up! I mean really, they say they will do the dishes but the stove is covered in spills and grease, the counter top has splatters on it and there is gunk in the sink!  So I would be rich cleaning up after the cleaning up. Hubby is pretty good about cleaning up now so I don't make the money that I could have when the kids were home but still.......

8. Insert your own random thought here.
The heat wave that has hit most of the country is coming our way so the AC will go into the windows. Be safe every one, dress light, drink lots of water and stay away from a lot of sugar snacks.


  1. We're having a hot week here too...don't know how people sleep without ac in this weather. I'm a wimp I guess : ) That being said, I do love hot weather. I need more summer and less winter.

  2. It's been HOT here for some time now ... hot weather isn't unusual here in the Midwest, but it is unusual for it to be this hot this long. Stay cool.

  3. WE had a break from the heat this past weekend-temp in 60's and we started a fire in the fireplace outside!!! Now back to the heat wave!!

  4. I like your "if I had a nickel" answer. My hubby never wipes the stovetop. Although it drives me crazy I am still grateful that he is willing to at least rinse and put all of the dishes in the dishwasher. His version of cleaning up dinner! :)

  5. I hate it too when I have to finish cleaning up after someone else was supposed to do it. I'd be rich too, probably most mothers would be. haha

  6. Loved reading your answers and agree with you on several points. I am amazed by that map. I knew it was hot everywhere but seeing it like that is almost scary!

  7. I'm afraid you're right about the lawsuits about the ages in restaurants.

  8. It is extremely hot here, and I am just staying in the air-conditioned house :)


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