So, I really can’t believe it is time for the Hodgepodge again. I swear I just answered last week’s questions yesterday. I’d say time flies when you are having fun, but it goes by at the speed of light when you are super-busy. I have jury duty today… I am actually kind of excited about it. Plus, it is in my town and the weather is supposed to be super-crappy… which will save me a 45 minute drive to work in the bad weather. So, without further adieu… my Wednesday Hodgepodge…
1. My real life friends came through with another question this week so thank you real life friends. When you’ve eaten in a restaurant do you complete their comment card? Do you take online surveys highlighted at the bottom of store receipts?
I sometimes do. Especially if I had really good or really bad service. I have also been known to write the customer service of places with really good service… I am sure they get hundreds of complaints a day… but, I like to compliment their service– and the person given it.
2. The (US) ban on women in combat was lifted at the end of January. It will probably be next year before specifics are worked out, but its been reported over 200,000 front line positions will eventually open up to women. Your thoughts?
Who am I to judge? If those women want to be in the front line… that’s fine by me. They are making the ultimate sacrifice just BEING in the military. Just so I can be free. So, my response to this is— “You go girl!”
3. In looking back at all the blog posts you’ve written, what’s your favorite post title?
Bill Gates Might Be Coming for Thanksgiving Dinner — just for the record, he didn’t. LOL.
4. What’s worse-overly permissive parents or overly protective parents? Did your own parents lean more to the permissive or the protective category? If you’re a parent where do you fall?
I grew up with overly-protective parents. Holy goodness. I wasn’t allowed to do much. My Brother, however, was allowed a lot more freedom than I was. I tend to be a more lenient parent, but I try not to be overly permissive. I want my kids to learn to be responsible for their own actions and be allowed to make their own decisions, with guidance.
5. Candlelight-moonlight-firelight-bright lights in the big city…which one’s your favorite?
Definitely firelight– with the makings of S’mores and fire pies.
6. Dr. Seuss’s birthday was celebrated on Saturday. What’s a favorite book you remember (Seuss or otherwise) from your own childhood? Did books play an important role in your growing up years? Explain.
Green Eggs and Ham, without a doubt. I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I am. I do not like here nor there. I do not like them anywhere. Yes, books were always important to me. My mom and dad were always reading to me, and then as I got older I read to them. I remember reading through the Little House on the Prairie books with my mom. We would make frequent trips to the library, and I was always doing those summer reading programs. I would read anything I could get my hands on… even the encyclopedia.
7. To quote Dr. Seuss…
“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”
from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Share something funny you’ve recently read, seen or heard.
On the way to Castaway Bay, we passed by a car wash in a small town and the sign said, “Your car isn’t a margarita, wash the salt off your rims here.” I wanted to take a picture, but the Hubs wouldn’t turn around. Men.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Random thought. Random thought. So, last week the Hubs and I were discussing how the kids hadn’t gone through the “why” stage yet. I think we jinxed ourselves. WHY, you ask? Miss Mo has asked me why literally 50 times in the last 24 hours. WHY me?