Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The 39th Hodgepodge ...

... but who's counting?! I just know it's lots of fun. Click on the link and see everyone's answers to this week's questions--after commenting on mine, of course!

1. If you could work for any one government agency which would you choose and why?
Okay, I read through the entire list of governmental agencies from the link that Joyce provided. And I've come to the conclusion that I want to work for the agency that manages all the agencies. Because there seems to be a lot of redundancy, inefficiency and overlapping in all these various departments, agencies and commissions. I think I could whittle that list down to size.

Getting people to actually complete their list of duties? That's a whole other issue.

2. How difficult is it for you to forgive someone who refuses to apologize?
It's not hard at all! I keep telling them I forgive them, and that eventually gets under their skin so much that they apologize just to get me off their back. : )

3. What is your favorite meatless supper?
I'm sorry! You lost me at "meatless".

4. Wednesday August 10th is National Lazy Day...will you be celebrating? If so, tell us how so we can be lazy too.
I can't celebrate. I was lazy once, earlier this year, and I'm still paying for it.

5. As a child did you have any special back to school traditions and if so, what were they? If you're a parent did you carry on those traditions with your own children?
Early in my grade school career, I panicked through those beginning school days, and eventually ended up trying to run away from school (usually during recess) and head home. The teacher always caught me, and I didn't know the way home anyhow. I didn't pass this tradition on to my children because we homeschool. There's nowhere else to run. : )

6. Write a summer tongue twister.
Sweating, shade-less on the sandy seashore,
I bask in the balmy breeze off the brine.

7. Would you be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle?
That depends on the patient. There are some people that I might enjoy seeing going under the knife.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Indiana read my blog yesterday (something he rarely does) and then went out and bought a bigger trap for our yard invaders. He has declared all out war, especially since the clever rodents spread garbage all over our front lawn before taking their pilfered meal and eating it in the driveway under our van. The boys caught a possum last night, making the count so far Boyds: 2; Clever Scavengers: 1,000.


  1. #7-ha! I am less a fan of the possum than the raccoon but its a close call. They are both far too rodent-y for me. Shudder. A friend went outside to put her rubbish in the bin and when she pulled the lid off she was (unhappily) surprised by a possum lurking there. Double shudder. ewewwew.

  2. So far this summer I have "trapped" a snake and a gopher in the window well of our basement. We freed them both, found the snake dead in our back yard a week ago, maybe the gopher got it. Anyway, several years ago it was a baby skunk. I wanted and did call animal control they offered to come "dispose" of it for me. But my hubby and my sister thought that would be too cruel so it sat trapped in the window sill for almost three days without food or water (or so I thought) before my husband finally figured out a way to get it out. I was so mad when I learned that he had fed the stupid thing. Now it comes and visits us every summer and makes sure we can smell that it's been here!

  3. I meant window well not sill. Gosh!

  4. Ditto on the homeschooling thing here. LOL ;)


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