Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Wednesday Hodge Podge

I'm joining the Wednesday Hodge Podge meme tonight--perfect blog fodder when nothing else you have to say is bloggable. I think I just made up a new word. Bloggable. I like it.
1. National Read a Road Map Day falls on April 5th. Would people say you have a good sense of direction? Do you rely on a GPS when you drive somewhere new? When was the last time you used a map?
Yes, people would say I have an excellent sense of direction. I have a GPS but I dislike it very much. I used it last month to find an obscure place in Denver, but honestly, I studied the map before I went and didn't even need the stupid GPS. My friend, Angie, was with me and probably thought I was a huge nerd because I didn't even know how to turn it off. I finally just muted the woman with the bossy voice. I think I prefer a map!

2. What's your favorite cookbook? Well, I've had The Pioneer Woman Cooks for less than a month, so I'm still pretty enamored with it, but honestly, I think the Southern Living Annual Recipes cookbooks (I have lots) are my favorites. 

3. What painting would you like to "walk into" and experience? Why? Hmmmm...that's hard. Really hard at this time of the day when my brain has essentially turned itself off. Maybe I'd ask Mona Lisa what she was thinking? Or ask Jackson Pollock to tell me EXACTLY what I'm supposed to see in his paintings. I don't know. What about you?

4. What annoys you more- misspellings or mispronunciations? Misspelled words REALLY annoy me, but so does incorrect pronunciation (or usage for that matter). My children will tell you I'm a stickler for both.

5. What is something your mother or father considered important? Faith and family.

6. Do you like or dislike schedules? I prefer structure, but I also need unstructured time. I  typically like to my weekdays to have a schedule but my weekends to be schedule-free. Life doesn't work out quite like that though...

7. Let's have some fun with National Poetry Month (that would be April)...write your own ending to this poem-
"Roses are Red
Violets are blue..."
Send someone a smile, and they'll smile back at you!

8. Insert your own random thought in this space. 
Confrontation never plays out as well in person as it does in my head. Sadly, I've experienced this plus some residual awkwardness this week. Blech.

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OhioFamOf4 said...

I LOVE maps!!! I can just sit and read maps for a long time because I'm fascinated by how far you can take a route. Personally, I think GPS is just contributing to the dumbing down of society.

Joyce said...

I'm not good at confrontation. I think everyone should just get along : ) Glad you joined the Hodgepodge this week!

Angela said...

I love your hodge podge posts!

My grandma's maiden name was Hodge. She had like 13 sisters and brothers, and whenever they all got together, people would say, "Here comes the Hodge Podge." Makes me smile every time.

Unknown said...

Love this!

And I love that in this day and age we know longer have to practice the adage of "if you have nothing to say, don't say anything at all.". We can find a meme! ;)

Unknown said...

And that would be "no longer"......ack!

Unknown said...

Oh for heaven sake.....I am giving up on correcting all my typos....I think you know what I mean....and I guess I should stick to the "if you can't type right, don't type at all!"

Anonymous said...

I love my GPS. I guess because we move so often that without her (as if she's a person) I would never have left the house in some cities. Like Boston, for instance.

I had never put that fine a point on it until I read your #6 but when I did, I thought, "YES! That's exactly how I like for things to work out!" Which is why sometimes I get stressed about getting things done Monday through Friday so that I don't feel guilty about letting things go on Saturday and Sunday. Of course I also seem to accomplish stuff in the weekends that I can't seem to motivate myself to do during the week.

#8 resonated too deeply with me. I was so proud of myself for being forty-plus-one enough to be assertive and say what I thought needed to be said and I really thought I handled myself well. (Thirty-nine year old me would have stuffed it and simmered) But then it was just yuck. I like justice and fairness and logic. And when the others I'm dealing with don't deal with in any of those three? Yuck.

Anonymous said...

Southern Living Annual Recipes are the best, hands down! I started collecting them and then my mother starting giving me some from her collection. I now have 1980-2010 and use them a lot. I have never disliked a recipe from Southern Living.