Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Hodgepodge Day!!!!  Click the button below & you too can Hodgepodge right along...

1. Did March come in like a lion or was it something less ferocious in your neck of the woods?

March 2nd is when Hell was Unleashed around here.. the tornados of Henryville, Pekin & Maryville... total devestation.  And then on Monday, we had 6 inches of snow at my house... & then yesterday was 68 degrees.  "In like a lion"?  More like Mother Nature is on a hormone roller coaster!!!

2. Speaking of lions, which one's your film favorite...The Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz), Mufasa (The Lion King), Elsa (Born Free), or Alex (Madagascar)? You may notice I left Aslan off the list. Including him would have made this question way too easy for many of you.

You'd think the easy answer for me would be to go with Disney & Mufasa.  But I cant handle "The Lion King" - it breaks my heart.  Why does Disney have to be so sad sometimes?  ... And for my momma, who lives & breaths "Wizard of Oz", I GOTTA go with The Cowardly Lion.  He's just too cute... & he sings & dances... & the best part?  Beauty & the Beast gives a shout out to him!  Must make him pretty special!

. What's your favorite spot from which to view the sunrise or sunset?

The coolest way I've ever seen the sunrise was when I was running a half marathon.  They didnt realize the time change would happen that weekend so it was dark when we started... but running while the sun was coming up was so beautiful.  And I usually do my ordinary runs when the sun is setting... I guess watching the sun rise or set during running is just a way of saying I like to be distracted from the actual pain of running :)

4. To what extent is knowledge power and to what extent is truth power? What's the difference?

This is a deep & tough question (Cant wait to see everyone else's answer on this)... I'll just give this answer:  With great power comes great responsibility. 

(Oh yeeeaaaahhhh baby.... My Spiderman loving husband will be so proud of me for working that in this answer!... even if it may not even make sense really)

5. What's something peculiar you've seen recently?

Just running a race this past Saturday - that's where you will always see something peculiar.  The top 3:
  1.  A lady probably in her 60's wearing a rainbow tutu while running... I'll give her mad props though - she totally left me in her rainbow tutu dust!  FAST!!
  2.  A kid running in the race with his dad wearing the "toed" running shoes - you've seen them, right?  The shoes that are like toed socks?  I didnt know they made them that small. I mean the kid was like 7 yrs old.  And the soles of these things were BLACK so he must run a lot with his dad
  3. A guy in army gear wearing a full loaded backpack in honor of his army brothers... & again, this guy left me in his army dust with the additional 50 lbs on his back. I mark this as peculiar because it definitely drew attention... amazing attention of awe!

6. Bottled water...your thoughts?

Love it... especially with Diet Coke added in.

7.  What's your strongest sense?

Does having a loud voice count?  If not, I'll go with smelling.  I'm super sensitive with smells.  And I've always had a tendancy to just pick up random things & smell it.  A stapler?  Why yes, I'll smell it.  Dont ask me why.... when I say random, I meant it.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

The race pictures are in from my run on Saturday.  Holy cow... this is it... I've learned my lesson.  I will now always wear my bib on my back or hide my number.  The latest picture?  HORRID... I honestly look like a blob in the middle of fit people.  Its so freaking depressing...


  1. They say bottled water is one of the reasons very young kids are getting so many cavities. No fluoride.

  2. A rainbow tutu?? Seriously? hahaha! Probably used it as a distraction =P

    Here's to hoping Spring comes super soon! *cheers!*

  3. #1 in your response to the 'peculiar'...just cracked me up!! And, love the quote you came up with regarding 'power' and 'knowledge'.

    My Wednesday post link: White Pelican 'chit-chat'

    Hope you're having a terrific day!!

  4. Are those toed shoes good to run in on cement? I would think that they would kill your feet if you're not on dirt.
    I don't know about The Cowardly Lion. Whenever I watch TWOO, I just feel like screaming "Grow a pair you big puss"!
    p.s. I want a rainbow tutu!

  5. I can't comment on the rainbow tutu because she's a better woman than me-at least she was out there running : ) And I wouldn't be too hard on yourself regarding your pictures either-you ran which is more than I can say!

    Have a great day!

  6. I love your answers for #5! I can't imagine running a race with 50 lbs. on my back...that's IMPRESSIVE! I'm still reeling from all the devastation of those tornados. Did you hear the story of the lady who lost part of both of her legs to save her children? AMAZING!

  7. I have to admit that those were some peculiar sights at the race! Most peculiar would have to be the 60 y.o. gal running in a tutu! Heck, as a 60 y.o. gal, I'd have to say that seeing a 60 y.o. run in a race would be peculiar - well, it would be if that 60 y.o. gal was me! ha!

  8. I want to be running at 60 or 45....ya know, bad knees and all =)

    I am super smelly sensitive too! I don't like flowery candles, only food candles for this girl, like sugar cookie or pumpkin or vanilla.

    I hope you are feeling better ~~ have a Blessed day ~~ dawn

  9. I had forgotten about the mention of the Cowardly Lion in Beauty and the Beast! Guess that does make him specialer than most. :)

    Now that you mention the sunrise while running, I think maybe I ought to move my recumbent bike to the backyard!

  10. I must agree with your answer to #1 for sure. Weather is just a roller coaster ride. And so deceptive too. We get sunny days with tons of wind and coldness with it. :)

    I hadn't thought of the connection between the Cowardly Lion and the Beast. That's pretty cool.

    And a rainbow tutu... I like that lady. :)

  11. You add Diet Coke to your water? Really? Good gravy, Lady!! LOL

  12. Glad you made it through the storms unscathed. :)


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