Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Hodgepodge



1. I've read several posts and status updates recently describing end of year school field trips. Do you remember taking school field trips as a kid? Where did you go and do you recall a favorite? For any parents responding today, have you ever chaperoned a school field trip, and if so where?

I can remember going on a field trip in kindergarten & they took us to a McDonalds.  I guess a small building is good enough for kids that are the age of 4 or 5.  The best part is always the bus ride & the lunch away from school anyways.

But I can remember they thought it was 'cool' to take all the kids & put us in the walk in freezer & shut the door so we could see how cold it was.

They shut the door on us & I freaked.the.heck.out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I mean, screaming & yelling to get me out of there. 
Yeah... something like this
They ended up letting me out & a teacher had to stand with me while all the brave kids got to stay inside for a few minutes in the cold... what little fools...



2. What's something you're tired of seeing online?

I'm tired of seeing NO RESPONSE from Steven Curtis Chapman on Twitter to me :)

I tag him all the time in tweets with fingers crossed for some sort of reaction, response, shout out...

crickets... nothing...

If he thinks that will shake me away, he's not another thing coming.




3. June is the month for roses. Which of the following expressions would you say has most recently applied to your life-'everything's coming up roses', 'there's no rose without a thorn', 'came out smelling like a rose', or 'wearing rose-colored glasses'? 

I'm sorry... I can't pick any of these.  Why?  Because the only thing stuck in my mind now is Poison's "Every Rose has its thorn"... 80's hair band music  wins over everything.

Look kids... this is when MTV actually played music videos!

4. When grilling outdoors do you prefer gas or charcoal? Who does the grilling at your house? What's the last thing you ate that was cooked on a grill?

Golly... let me think.  Being a vegetarian, its just easier to make veggies in/on the oven.  We actually haven't even fired a grill up in over 2 years. 

Though I do love a good corn on the cob from the grill.... the last one I had was at the state fair 2 years ago.



5. Are you afraid of the dark?

Depends... if I'm in the middle of the woods in the dark - I ain't gonna lie - I'd be a little afraid.  Coyotes are around these parts.  (Have to make myself sound country when I'm talkin' 'bout Ky-yotes) :)

In my house in the dark?  Nah... because we have motion detectors everywhere :)


6. Share a favorite song with a number in it's title.

My 80's side is coming out all over the Hodgepodge today... the first thing that comes to mind is 867-5309 / Jenny


7. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."(C.G. Jung). Do you agree? Why or why not?

Well - let's see....What irritates me? .... people who don't listen.   Cruelty.  Stupidity.  People who don't have to worry about their weight & STILL never gain weight.  People who think they are better then others.  Not putting things back in its place.

What does any of that say about me?  I have no idea.  It means I'm easily irritated.


8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Today is National Running Day!!!


& its appropriate that I'm thinking about starting a new training plan to run a Fall Half Marathon - potentially TWO half marathons. I want to do one in Nashville in September & one in Louisville in October.  Can't decide which one to do - so seriously considering doing BOTH.  Am I nuts?  Or is the power of National Running Day just sinking in? .... We'll see where I'll end up..




18 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

No running here! ha!

Denise said...

You made me smile, thanks.

Cathy said...

Loving your little gif pictures today! Hope you get to do both marathons!

WW said...

That song jumped in my head when I read #3 as well. I had to hurry and jump to the next question. And then I had to find a song with #'s in it, it's been a rough day.

WW said...

That song jumped in my head when I read #3 as well. I had to hurry and jump to the next question. And then I had to find a song with #'s in it, it's been a rough day.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I loved that song, now it's playing in my mind! I agree, outside in the woods freaks me out. I don't know how people do those backpacking trips.

Mary said...

Yes. You absolutely are nuts.
I completely missed the rose & thorn option. What a great song you picked!!!

Life SPW said...

Running a marathon or a half marathom is somewhat akin to jumping out of a perfectly good airplane with a parachute. So with all due respect...you are nuts to run one half marathon, much less two! Nice blog answers.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I'm the exact opposite when it comes to the dark... outside it doesn't scare me but indoors it does!

HappinessSavouredHot said...

Well, thank you for putting that song on my mind, won't be able to get rid of it now. ;-)

Latest song with a number I've been listening to: One (U2). :-)

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

Girl, you rock! Two half marathons??? You inspire me!

Missindeedy said...

I want, NO, I need for you to know that of your gif's, I LOVE three of those shows/movies. But, but, but - Galaxy Quest, one of my all-time faves!!! And Psych. 80's hairband music - UH-HUH!!!!!

Missindeedy said...

I want, NO, I need for you to know that of your gif's, I LOVE three of those shows/movies. But, but, but - Galaxy Quest, one of my all-time faves!!! And Psych. 80's hairband music - UH-HUH!!!!!

Linda H. said...

Your Wednesday Hodgepodge is the best of all the ones I've read so far. Your answers took me back to to earlier days and I kept saying "Why didn't I think of that answer?" Such a fun read. You made me smile.

From Ice Cream to Marathon said...

I can't wait for the day when SCC tweets you back! I mean he has to eventually, right?? He can't ignore ya forever!
Do both half's!! I wish I could do the Nashville one this year. :(
Is the Oct one the Urban Bourban?

Shannon Doll said...

#3...love it! Singing it now ;)

#5...before Blair Witch Project, no...after...yes!

#7 made me laugh out loud!

I say "go for it" on the runs!!

Joyce said...

Love the trifecta of Jessie's Girl, Jennie, and the number! That's great : ) I'm trying to catch up on the last HP as I've been traveling. Have a nice weekend!

The Lovely One said...

Random trivia-- back in my teaching days, I taught the son of one of Tommy Tutone's band members! :)