Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Follow the Signs to the Hodgepodge

And you thought I wasn't going to play today, didn't you? Admit it! You thought I wouldn't! I don't know why. Just because I've had exactly eight posts in the month of March, and only three of them were not Hodgepodge posts. Yes, I know I've been remiss. I'm sorry. I'd like to promise I'll do better, but I don't think it would help our relationship by lying to you. 

All the same, I know I must do something. I've lost five (count them, five) followers in the last week. I'm afraid I am literally boring people to death with my non-posting. Which, I suppose, is better than boring them to death with posting. At any rate, I can't take that kind of rejection. So here I am at the weekly Hodgepodge, which I absolutely adore, by the way, answering seven questions and giving a random thought. Come on and play along, will you? 

 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?
I detest GPS units, probably because they sound incredibly superior as they direct you, and then they sound annoyed at your stupidity when they announce that they are "recalculating". I have a fabulous sense of direction, so I don't need a GPS myself. In fact, I've become somewhat of a living GPS unit for the males in my family who frequently call me for directions while they're driving. When this happens, I will sometimes direct them with a British accent, but always with a superior attitude.

2. What's your favorite cookbook?
The one used by someone other than me.
3. What painting would you like to "walk into" and experience? Why?
I would not like to walk into any painting because I would be afraid I couldn't get back out of it when I was done. I'm weird that way.
4. What annoys you more- misspellings or mispronunciations?
Misspellings annoy me considerably. I have been known to correct the spelling in my son's texting.
5. What is something your mother or father considered important?
My mother thought it was important for her girls to act like ladies. Someday perhaps I will achieve that goal.
6. Do you like or dislike schedules?
I am very fond of schedules. Unfortunately, no one else in my family is fond of schedules and they are continually disrupting mine.
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...
I've wracked my brain,
But I've got nothing for you."

Incidentally if you'd like to read the history behind that little ditty you'll find it here.

8. Insert your own random thought in this space.
I've not neglected my blog because I have nothing to say. On the contrary, so much is happening, I've had no time to post. I've written fantastic posts in my head, though. Roll-on-the-floor-laugh-out-loud kind of stuff. I'll try to do better. Hopefully I'll do one more post this week about why I took a mini-vacation away from all my guys. A little hint:  it had something to do with smells and the four-foot dwarf growing out of my side. Yeah, just ponder that mental picture for a day or two until I get back to you.


  1. The four foot dwarf? I don't think you can just drop that into a blog post and walk away. We need details.

  2. #2 just made me laugh out loud! Thank you for that.

  3. I'm with Joyce. Come on ... spill the beans!

    I like our GPS, but Mabel (yes, we've given her a name) annoys the snot out of me when she recalculates when I've chosen to take a slight different route than the one she recommends (like taking the Atlanta bypass instead of driving through 6+ lanes of crazy drivers). ha!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  4. You always write the best answers!
    Thanks for lighting up my day!

    Now you have me!
    A four-foot dwarf growing out your side?

    Have a great week!

  5. Good cookbook answer. Those are always the best!

    4-foot drarf...waiting to hear this one! ha

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll follow anticipation of all those ROTFL posts :) Especially whatever story is behind the 4 ft dwarf growing out of your side! And so you know the GPS that was "handed down" to us was named Jill by my dad!

  7. I can't imagine anyone finding you boring. Everytime I click on your blog especially on Wednesday I know I'm going to laugh.

  8. Sorry about your followers, it's not you! I have a lot of people I don't follow anymore but I just put them in folders that I will "mark as read" each day. I don't have the heart to remove myself from their list. My husband has GPS on his phone, it's a little slow for his foot! I'm always writing posts in my head, I wish I could remember them. Loved your answers, always have fun here.

  9. #2 is something I think most of us identify and agree with!! BTW, you sound like some of my students...Mrs. AuburnChick, I wrote it...I really just didn't make it out of my head. Uh huh.

  10. Lol, you are so funny!! I totally know the "writing posts in head." I do that way too frequently, lol.

  11. You should definitely blog more often. Your humor is fabulous and you know we all need a good laugh. So, we're waiting with "baited breath" for you next entry. This one was worth several laughs! Thanks and blessings galore!

  12. I needed this laugh today. I was feeling glum.
    The superior tone of the GPS lady is just the worst! And she doesn't recalculate fast enough.

    I am surprised that you fear not finding your way back out of a painting ,what with your excellent sense of direction and all. ;)


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