Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hodgepodge: where I spend way too much time on Goodreads

1.July 15th is National Give Something Away Day.  What can you give away? Will you?

I have a whole bag of clothes that is ready to be given away...

never mind that the whole bag of clothes is Ricky's.... shhh...

 2. Do you have a mantra? Please share with the class if you feel comfortable doing so.
I usually have some when I run that I always repeat in my head... I use the words over & over again "No pain - no weakness" ...

Or confession - I totally take Kanye's song & use it as a mantra

& generally in life, when I tend to go into an anxiety attack, I always will say, "You are OK"... I've recently stepped that up & memorized 2 Tim 4:17 in my own way - "God didn't give me a spirit of fear & timidity... he gave me a spirit of Power, Love & Self Control"

I'm big on trying to focus on positive words.

This little girl is still my hero... "I can do ANYTHING GOOD"


 3. Who does the grocery shopping in your house? How many times a week do you shop? Do you make a list or pray for inspiration in the produce aisle?

I do the grocery shopping, though Ricky usually stops a few times a week at the grocery to pick up his mocha drinks & protein drinks.  I think he spends more on those drinks then I do the whole grocery bill.  Yikes.

I sometimes go in with a list, but for the most part, I get the SAME stuff every week so its just like a mindless activity... YAWN....

4. Is there a TV show you're embarrassed to say you watch? You're going to tell us what it is, right?

I have no shame... I watch a lot of stupid TV.  My husband would instantly say that I should be embarrassed to watch all the Real Housewives, but I love those ladies & the harsh problems they have of pulling off lavish parties.  I mean, that's hard life right there.

I guess the most embarrassing one I have been known to watch is Teen Mom OG...

I remember when 16 & Pregnant came out & I just was hooked on some of these ladies stories. I like they've kept up with them over the years. 

That show & Catfish are the only 2 shoes on MTV I ever watch. 

MTV - what happened to you?

 5. A recent article listed fifteen words we should eliminate from our (written) vocabulary in order to sound smarter-
that, went, honestly, absolutely, very, really, amazing, always, never, literally, just, maybe, stuff, things, and irregardless

Of the fifteen, which word is your most overused?

That?  You can't use THAT?  Isn't that a basic word used in regular sentences?  THAT really is literally just the dumbest thing I have honestly ever heard. :)

My point - I use all the words quite a bit.  I never claimed to sound smart though.

Side bar:  "irregardless" - I don't think I have ever used that in my life.  I need to get on top of that one.

 6. So apparently dying your hair gray (in your youth!) is a thing right now. It's called 'The Granny Hair' trend. Your thoughts?

I spent way too much money to keep my gray away... but kids today have their own style.  Go for it YOUTHS! ... but remember, you will look back & think "What was I thinking?"

This used to be COOL too... remember that 'trends' bite you in the butt in memories via pictures

 7. A while back Buzz Feed asked members to share the most beautiful sentence they've read in a piece of literature. A hard thing to narrow down, at least for me, but let's try. What's one of the most beautiful sentences you've ever read in a piece of literature?

~Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets

8. Insert your own random thought here.

OK... I'm so confused...

So as I'm looking through my favorite quotes on Goodreads for the answer above... which by the way, Goodreads is the best place ever if you are a book lover... & I almost used this quote:

From the book "Streetwalking with Jesus"... one of my favorite books...

& then look at the author.

John Green?

Streetwalking with Jesus: Reaching Out in Justice and Mercy

WHAT?  The same John Green that did The Fault in our Stars & Paper Towns?

... so I have literally spent the first hour of my morning looking & finding out that this John Green is NOT the same John Green of teenage angst novels...

But THAT John Green (the big time popular author that won a MTV Movie Award) is the picture of the author for Streetwalking with Jesus on Goodreads...

I'm so confused!!!!

I guess the REAL John Green of this book doesn't mind his book getting attention from a popular author with the same name... the end, I have discovered I invest way too much time in useless things...


  1. I'm not embarrassed by anything I watch on TV either LOL! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  2. Ooh good call on the giving clothes away today! I have two big bags of them that have been waiting to be donated for way too long!

  3. I love Good Reads :) Definitely a great site for book lovers. We both go grocery shopping together, and almost always with a list. It would take me twice as long without one as I wandered the store aimlessly.

  4. LOL...I know what you mean about Goodreads. I go there for one thing and an hour later leave with more books on my TBR list and more favorite quotes! Visiting from the link-up!

  5. I'm reading through and I'm like I thought she said she spent all her time on Goodreads then I got to the bottom and I would have done the same thing. Thanks for solving that mystery for me!! That list of words is honestly, the most absolutely ridiculous of "things" I've ever read. Pft! Not embarrassed by anything I watch either.

  6. So much to comment on here...first I need to see if we are Goodreads friends. I love Goodreads!! I wish I'd come up with the concept. We were just explaining MTV to our girls who never knew it as strictly videos. And the VJ's : ) I don't watch anything on MTV.

  7. What a great quote on Dumbledore. Love it.
    I'm on Goodreads, but seldom visit there. I guess I need to go back and check it out again.,

  8. you should never use irregardless because it's not a word lol. i can't believe 'like' is not on that list, i use that a lot. i use all the others on the list (except for irregardless because again it's not a word).
    Lol the other day I was looking at a John Green book on goodreads and it said 'there are other authors with the same name' lol guess it's that guy!

  9. Are you old enough to remember that on I Love Lucy, she gave away all of Ricky's favorite comfortable clothes? The pictures you post are hilarious. I love your sense of humor. When I buy groceries, I pretty much buy the same thing, too. I've seen the quote from Streetwalking, but never read he book. Will check it out.

  10. Pretty Little Liars is my TV guilty pleasure. I also do love Catfish and Teen Mom/16 & Pregnant (even though I don't watch them regularly). But other than that, nothing on MTV interests me!

  11. I love that little girl! I first saw that clip several years ago. I wonder how old she is now and if she is still that confident? Goodness, I hope so.

    The hair made me laugh. I wore 80s hair with pride, though nothing quite the examples in the picture. lol

    That Erma Bombeck quote? Major truth.

  12. MTV lost me when it switched from all videos. I love the Erma Bombeck quote ... it's especially true since I don't do the shopping, DH does. It's complete role reversal with us ... he goes and gets only what we need. When I go, I come home with all kinds of stuff (often forgetting what I actually went for) ... at least in my defense, most of what I come with is food we'll both eat and no junk food (with the possible exception of some Boom Chicka Pop kettle corn).

  13. I too buy the same things every week at the grocery store. I have a love affair with Trader Joes and I have to go there and buy all the same things. I totally get it.

  14. I love trader joes too! I always go there. Anyway I watched teen mom too. Not so much any more, it's gotten kinda ridiculous. And some of the moms aren't even good role models. I like Leah from teen mom 2 tho. I like her patience especially to her twin girls.

  15. i am a sucker for catfish. i think, how can they still be duped? haven't they seen the show? but yet, there's always a good story. i just want someone to love those people!!

  16. I word "literally" should probably be banned from all speech. I mean seriously, people.

  17. I love that girl Jessica and her affirmations - I LIKE MY WHOLE HOUSE!! She gets me every time! Irregardless makes me so angry haha - it's not a word lol. Also, literally - I walked by someone at the beach this weekend, and I quote, "yeah, I didn't like onions on first, but they literally grew on me." I highly doubt that or you need to go see a doctor!

  18. I am very familiar with wasting time on useless things. I think I just have too much time to waste. It's time to go back to work! I watch Beverly Hills and Orange County, but honestly, they've just gone over the edge on the nastiness. I can't even watch Tamra anymore, and Heather and Terry bragging about their money is too much for me when I work with children whose families can't afford some basic things. Recently I found reruns of Bridezilla. The show was a few years ago, so I'm really curious about how many of those couples are still married.

  19. You can save quotes on Goodreads??? I need to explore that site more, I guess! I mainly use it for recording what books I've read. :)
    YAY, Harry Potter! :)


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