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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Hodgepodge! The Hodgepodge!!

Thank you again Joyce for the questions: Here are my answers, what are yours?

1. Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they'd like to see banished from the Queen's English.  Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse or just general uselessness (go here to read more about how the words were chosen).  Here are the words/phrases they'd like to see banished in 2014-
selfie, twerk/twerking, hashtag, Twittersphere, Mr. Mom, T-bone, ____on steroids, the suffixes-ageddon, and -pocalypse added to anything and everything, from the world of politics the words-intellectually/morally bankruptand Obamacare, and from the world of sports the words-adversity and fan base
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?

I will go with Twerking as it just is wrong on so many levels!

2. What one unfinished project nags at you begging to be completed in this new year?
Building with pallets.  I see so many craft projects using pallets and I want to do some too.

3. When did you last have a bowl of soup? What kind? Homemade or from a can? What's your favorite soup?
2 days ago I had some Progresso hearty tomato with pasta. I love tomato soups, all by itself or with pasta, sausage, or veggies tossed in.  Add a grilled cheese and that is a great meal for such cold nights.

4. Snowed in, snowed under, snow job...which one most applies to your life in recent days, figuratively speaking.
Snowed in and snowed under fits my life just right about now. I just want the next few weeks over with!!!

5. What's the funniest movie you've ever seen, or at least one of the funniest?
WOW this is a really hard question as most of the movies I watch are funny movies. When ever the Princess Bride comes on I watch it and the same with any of the Men In Black

6.  In general, would you say you're clumsy?
No, but our daughter sure is so she must get it from her dad.

7. Elvis Presley was born on Hodgepodge Day (January 8th) back in 1935.  Are you an Elvis fan?  What's your favorite Elvis tune? If that's too hard, which Elvis tune do you dislike the least?  Click here for a list of his songs.
Yes I lik Elvis - "Love me Tender" is my favorite and I also really like his gospel songs.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
COLD! It's just so bitter cold. Seems like most of the country is in the deep freeze.  Stories about cars off the road for hours, air lines canceling flights and passengers stranded in the airport for hours.  The kind that makes my lungs freeze as I try to exhale.  It hurts to breath and boy am I looking forward to spring.  

So join in, how would you answer these questions. 


  1. I do love the pallet project I have seen on Pinterest! Grilled cheese and tomato soup always go good together. Elvis definitely could sing, he had a wonderful voice. Mark told me that one family was at the airport for 3 days on cots. Hope it warms up soon.

  2. Thankfully the worst is behind us ... for now anyway. I love snow, but I do NOT, repeat do NOT, care for cold (even 30's and 40's are just too cold for me!). We've had enough of both snow and cold ... winter can be over now.

    1. Kathy, I would 30 or 40's at this point, but we can't get out of the negitive numbers!!!

  3. Did you say Spring?! The cold is killing. Causing a cough that will not go away. I know it will a while but I am dreaming of warmer weather.

    1. Oh I'm so sorry that you have the cough that will not go away - I've had those in the past and it was terible. I hope it warms up at your end soon.

  4. Agree with you about Men in Black; I do like to watch it when I see it on TV. I do hope it warms up a bit for you soon! With it being difficult to breathe, that cannot be fun!


  5. I enjoyed your Hodgepodge!! Men in Black is a great movie! Hope it warms up for you soon! Our heat is supposed to be back by the weekend...back in the 80s!

  6. In the 80's!! Oh what a tease you are!! I can only dream of those temps for now.

  7. I saw a cute pallet craft-it was painted like an American flag and propped up on the front porch. I'd like to do one like that to set out on the Patriotic holidays. It didn't look too hard. Stay warm and well...keeping you in my prayers as you get through this next phase.

  8. I never thought of adding stuff to tomato soup...sounds good! Love the Men in Black movies!


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