Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hodgepodge Time

Wednesday...I'm telling you, these days have felt forever long... just glad we've made it to half way through the week.

1. Noah Webster was born this week back in 1758...besides the online version, do you own a dictionary? Do you ever use the hardback edition or is your search for a definition strictly online these days?

I used to carry a small pocket dictionary for when I would read books & come upon a word I had no idea what it meant... now, thanks to technology & my Kindle, you can just touch the word & it gives you the meaning right there on the screen.  LOVE IT!!!

But I do have a Scrabble Dictionary that I love... but which Ricky says isnt a real dictionary.  Afterall, how many times do you say "qi" in your day?

2.  Should public schools ban Halloween celebrations? What about other holiday celebrations currently under fire?
Why would a public school ban halloween celebrations?  I know we never celebrated it in high school or even middle school.  If anyone showed up in costume, you went home.  "Big" School isnt for Halloween celebrations - but if there is a dance afterwards, who cares?

& we did celebrate it in Elementary school - but that's always just pumpkins & fun witches & ghost crafts & cookies.  Let young kids have fun...

3. What's your favorite 'dog' movie?
I LOVE this movie...Homeward Bound... The end, when you think that Shadow isnt going to make it out of the mud pit... & then when he see's "his boy"... I totally sobbed like a baby...

And another that is probably one of my favorites - that may or may not be considered a 'dog movie' ...Iron Will... Loved the relationship between Will & his dog.. "Get off my dog"!!!  I always said I would name a son if we had one William - after Ricky's dad but we would call him Will because we both loved this movie so much!!!

4. When were you last somewhere you'd describe as 'too quiet'?

Anywhere I am is never "too quiet" :)

...Ask the Hubs - he'll agree....

5.  Are you a neat cook or a messy cook? In other words, do you clean as you go or make a big mess and deal with it later?
I get anxious if the kitchen gets too messy so I'm a clean as you go kinda cook

I try to get out all the ingredients, get them measured & ready to go before I even start anything - that way all packages are already put up before I even start...

yeah, I'm that weird about it...

Even when we get take out, I'm constantly putting up the containers & bags/boxes.

6. Did you hear about Felix Baumgartner, the skydiver who broke the sound barrier via parachute. Was your first thought COOL! or was your first thought CRAZY! Are you adventurous?
I threw up some in my mouth while just watching
& then when he went into that crazy spin?  Yeah - I may have peed a little...

that tell you how adventurous I am?

How do people even think of doing something like that?

I like what Ellen said on her show, "This guy lands on his feet after jumping 24 miles from the earth & I get a bulging disk in my back from stepping off of a curb"

7. What's not a word but should be?
I feel like this is a trick question... I wont be pulled into this ridiculikonkliciousiness

8. Insert your own random thought here.
They were talking about the top songs played at a funeral... I would have bet "I can only Imagine" ... but it was "My Way" by Frank Sinatra!  Seriously - here's the whole list... is it me, or is this way off? 

1. Frank Sinatra - "My Way"

2. Sarah Brightman/Andrea Bocelli - "Time To Say Goodbye"

3. Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"

4. Eva Cassidy - "Over the Rainbow"

5. Robbie Williams - "Angels"

6. Westlife - "You Raise Me Up"

7. Gerry & The Pacemakers - "You'll Never Walk Alone"

8. Vera Lynn - "We'll Meet Again"

9. Celine Dion - "My Heart Will Go On"

10. Nat King Cole - "Unforgettable"

11. Tina Turner - "The Best"

12. Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton - "I Will Always Love You"

13. Monty Python - "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"

14. Luther Vandross - "Dance With My Father"

15. Louis Armstrong - "Wonderful World"

16. Daniel O'Donnell - "Danny Boy"

17. Eva Cassidy - "Fields Of Gold"

18. Righteous Brothers - "Unchained Melody"

19. Westlife - "Flying Without Wings"

20. Eva Cassidy - "Songbird"


  1. Another Homeward Bound fan! We've watched it over and over through the years - and I cry every time!!

  2. Hahaha! I love Ellen. She's seriously too funny! :) Love your twist on a word that's not really a word!

  3. I laughed out loud yesterday when Ellen made that comment on her show. She cracks me up so much! Yeah...that list does kind of make you scratch your head a little. I do love that Luther Vandross song, though. Personally, when I go, I want "It Is Well" sung at my funeral. Oh, how I love it!

  4. I'm like you on #5.

    I was surprised by the choices on the list, too.

  5. Those are some odd song choices!! Interesting list...I was sure "I'll Fly Away" would be on there, ha! Ellen cracks me up. Your hodgepodge made me smile! Have a great day!

  6. I would have thought I Can Only Imagine too. Surprised me!

    ridiculikonkliciousiness--like it but can't even figure how to say it!

  7. We have a Scrabble dictionary too and it's a must! I think the parties are fun for the children. I also much clean as I go along.
    I know I want Over the Rainbow at my service.

  8. Think how stressful it would be to play Words with Friends without qi, ki, and jo? : )

  9. Qi may not be a word that you use everyday, but it sure comes in handy for words With Friends.
    That is an odd list of funeral songs to me. My Way #1... really?? Not one Gospel Song, Amazing Grace should be in the top 5 at least!! Just my opinion.

  10. I'm rushed today and didn't get to read your whole post, but I read enough to comment on Halloween in schools.


    Halloween is a waste of a school day. The kids are hyped up, the costumes get in the way, some of the things they wear are inappropriate for school so we have to be vigilante about that, treats are dropped off all day so the office has a revolving door, parents try to outdo each other with party treats--even though the kids will be loaded up with goodies after trick or treating, and, yes, some kids don't celebrate Halloween, so they feel left's particularly hard to sacrifice that day so kids can have fun when more and more demands are placed on us curriculum wise. I've had to cut out fun and valuable community service driven field trips, but Halloween stands.

    The parties could be done as PTA functions in the evenings or on a weekend, but boy, if a teacher ever suggests it...we are scorned.

    So, there you go! I'm sure my kids will be cute, and I'll post photos on my class blog, but I'd be a happy fourth grade teacher if the day could be celebrated differently.

  11. Interesting list of songs! That's a pretty good idea of getting everything out and measuring before you even get started. I don't know if I would ever do it, but it's a good idea!

  12. Well, our little Madison, who passed away this summer, was rolled out to "New York, New York." That wasn't on the list!!! Too bad. :D


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