Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Hodgepodge day... another exciting Wednesday to see how others answer the same questions as you & you see how different you REALLY are... at least in my case :)

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1.  George Washington - Abraham Lincoln - Thomas Jefferson ... who would you most like to meet & why?

I almost feel an obligation to pick Honest Abe since I'm surrounded by his history where I live.  AND - get this - this will impress you... in the history books of his life, my ancestor down the line actually was Abe's friend... had a part in showing Abe the hardship of the slaves.  Its true.  My dad can give you all the details & names.  Me?  That's all I know of the story off the top of my head.  History isnt my strong suit.

But in reality - I'd love to meet George Washington to see if his teeth were really wooden.

2.  What's your favorite chain restaurant?

Olive Garden... & you can't imagine how long it took me to think of this answer.  I was going through all the places we eat & I was like, "Nah,  I can take it or leave it"... but Olive Garden?  Oh yes please - everyday.  Unlimited soup & salad says it all.

3.  When you look back on your life, do you imagine you'll think about the goals you failed to meet with regret?  Or will you look at what you accomplished & say: it was good?

I'd probably point out to everyone else their accomplishments, while looking at my own life with regrets... I tend to see the best in everyone else's lives but the opposite in my own life.

 ... dang... now I'm thinking of all the goals I've failed at already in life ... Thanks a lot Hodgepodge...

4. Grapefruit-take 'em or leave 'em? Given the choice between an orange and a grapefruit which would you choose? Would you prefer it served as is or squeezed into juice?

Fun Fact - I've never had a grapefruit... or even grapefruit juice!  I do love me some oranges.  Especially Naval oranges. ... Oh, & it must have salt on it... yum!!!!

5. When was the last time you cleaned out a closet? Is there a closet in your home that currently needs cleaning? What are you waiting for?

I clean out my personal closet every season.  It needs it by the end of each season.  Starts off so pretty & neat - clothes & shoes in order.  By the end of the season, its like something off Hoarders.

6. You get to have lunch with three famous people...who would you like to see round your table?

1. Steven Curtis Chapman - totally a given - did you expect anyone else?

2. Hugh Jackman - I can have SCC & Hugh Jackman arm wrestle - or have a sing off to see who wins my love the most.... (Fun Fact:  He played Gaston in "Beauty &The Beast on Broadway")
3. Neil Patrick Harris... just because he's fantastic.  I think we'd be BFF's....

 7. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your ability to parallel park?

9.5 ... I'm the bomb-diggity!  I actually had to learn quick. My high school was in the downtown area & you had to parallel park to get a close spot... so I was perfecting it at an early age. Going up on a curve totally doesnt count - right?  Then yeah, a 9.5!!!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I've already read it, but I want to read "The Hunger Games" again before the movie comes out... cant wait to see it come to life!!!!


  1. Excellent choices for your famous people them all! Oh, you can't beat Olive Garden's salads and bresdsticks! I could eat my weight in them! You've never had a grapefruit??? I can't believe it! Pretty neat what you shared about Thomas Jefferson and one of your ancestors being friends...IMPRESSIVE!

  2. Salt on an orange? Never heard of that before!

  3. No going up on a curb doesn't count. It is fine to tap bumpers (lightly) though...that's how you make your car fit : )

    Never had a grapefruit? You should try one-they're sourish so occasionally I'll sprinkle with sugar. The ones I've had lately haven't needed that. Enjoy your day!

  4. Unlimited soups and salads??? Awesome! :) I've never been to OG, but after this hodgepodge, I want to go badly!

  5. Whooaaaa....salt on an orange? REALLY?! OK. I may have to try that.

    I'm so with you about the Hunger Games. I'm tempted to read book 1 again before the movie comes out.

  6. My sister in law always added salt to her citrus fruits. I like salt on my limes. Oh and she also added salt on her bananas.

    MY LINK: DOWNTOWN PARK [you'll need to scroll down below my photo shares to read if you chose to stop by to visit!!]

  7. Great quote! I, too, need to read The Hunger Games again before the movie comes out... :-) Loved your answers - have a great week!

  8. Love The Hunger Games. Looking forward to the movie.

  9. You must try a grapefruit immediately! They are SO yummy!! You can salt them, or sugar them (both ways are good, but I prefer the sugar). Start with a ruby red grapefruit.

    I need to read the Hunger Games. My friend was going to loan them to me, but never got them in the mail. I think a trip to the bookstore is in my future.

  10. 9.5? Wow!
    Fred owes me 5 bucks. I knew you were a dude! How else could you explain that driving ability?
    Did you notice the crazy confirmation words or whatever you call them that you have to enter when publishing a comment?
    Mine right here are: sail and nessigu.

  11. love olive garden. their berry sangria is my FAVORITE!!

    i am horrible with cleaning out my closet but i think it's about time i started getting rid of the old and adding some new.

    the hunger games.. oooommmmggg i cannot wait! it looks amazing.

    love you!

  12. I can parallel park my mini-van...a huge accomplishment!

    Isabel's favorite restaurant ever is the Olive two will hit it off, I am certain!

    Ahh, The Hunger Games. Can't wait. Isabel has it marked on her calendar!

  13. That's really a neat connection to have with Honest Abe. It's so hard to choose with such impressive people.

  14. So much to comment on today! cool to have been his friend!! Soup and salad...we do love our deals, do we not? Regrets? Girl, look at what an amazing woman you are...mentor to those children each week. Seriously? Take it easy on yourself, okay? Grapefruit? Now that you're eating healthier, buy some pink grapefruit! YUM!! LOL to the SCC comment!

    Now, the best for last. Hunger Games...quote...oh my. I'm so totally in love with Peeta, although my students, whom I'm reading the book aloud to, HATE his name. I'm going to get my nails painted with flames when the movie comes out. You will see a picture of this, count on it!

  15. I would definitely want to meet Honest Abe! He had to be such a cool guy.

    I love all your Fun Facts haha.

    What a trio! SCC, Hugh and Neil. {do they call him Neil or Neil Patrick? What is with people using all three names...Steven Curtis Chapman?! Do they call him Steve? Steven? Steven Curtis? That's so weird to me. Anyhoo...}
    I would pick Candace Cameron Bure, Angie Smith and....hmmm...Kimberly Caldwell.

    {saying in a whisper as to not get flogged} I have no idea what the Hunger Games is about but I hear {see} people talking about it all the time.


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