Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Successfully Completed Hodgepodge

Oh come on! You've wanted to do the Hodgepodge for a long time. What else have you got to keep you busy in the middle of a summer week? Read my answers and leave a comment. Then copy the link and answer the questions on your own blog. 

You know you want to.

1. Have you learned more from success or failure? Explain.
I'm very successful at failure. That probably also means I'm a failure at success, but I like to think positively.

2.  What did you call your grandparents when you were growing up? If you have children, what do they call your parents? If you have grandchildren, what do they call you?
Okay, so I called my favorite grandmother "Grammy" when I was growing up. I thought that was a pretty cool name, and one I'd be glad to let my grandkids use on me--once I got used to the "g" status, that is. But when we tried it with Stella, everyone kept referring to me as "Granny" instead of "Grammy". I am not about to load up a truck and move to Beverly, so I had to change it to "Nana". Now everyone calls me "Grandma", but that's her other Grandma's name.

I really don't think getting another generation older should be this complicated.

3.  You're invited to a luau.  In keeping with that theme, what dish will you bring to share?
No matter what the occasion is, my specialty always fits in. I would bring the ice.

4. Besides Jesus, what one person's life story do you think everyone should know about?
Ivar "Pop" Coulson, a Walgreens employee in Chicago who invented the malted milkshake in 1922.

5. "Don't sweat the small stuff." Agree or Disagree? Why?
Sweat is unpleasant whether it's in small amounts or huge rings under the arms. And amazingly enough, it's the small stuff that can make you sweat the biggest rings. Go figure.

6.  June is National Rivers Month. When were you last on a river? What's the prettiest river you've ever seen? What's a river you'd like to see?
I'm floating down the river of life. It's got some beautiful views, some ugly dead spots and a few rapids and whirlpools, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

7.  Speaking of rivers-paddling, fishing, swimming, or bird watching safely from the shore? Which activity would you choose? Yes-you have to choose.
Paddling sounds like too much work for a lazy summer afternoon. I hate fishing, and if you can fish in it, I don't want to swim in it. If I choose to watch from shore, do I have to watch birds?

I'm being a little disagreeable for such a simple question, aren't I?

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I'm in full on summer mode. I want to eat watermelon and grill out. I want to have an ice cream cone and drink fresh-squeezed lemonade on the back porch. I want to go bike riding and have picnics and play catch in the yard. But the thing I want most for summer?



  1. Love the commotion this conjures in my head.

    And I am making the Hawai'ian ICE is essential.

  2. You have more wit than the law allows. I always laugh out loud when I stop by. If I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I'll have to look you up. Happy Wednesday!

    1. Thanks, Lea! If you are ever down this way, I'll be happy to see you!

  3. You're #7 was great and echoed my thoughts exactly! I just worded mine a little differently. :-)

    Loved your #6, too. And #8 made me laugh. You can do it, girl!

  4. Oh my goodness! Once again, you had me laughing out loud with your answers :) I especially loveed the "river of life" answer...

  5. Love your answer to #6!! If I ever have grandkids, I don't care what they call me, just as long as they call me!!

  6. If it makes you feel better the kids here are in school until June 18th thanks to Hurricane Sandy. That's practically fall, right? I'm moving into summer mode-not quite there yet.

  7. I am done with school! Neener neener.

    I knew someone who called their grandma, Mommers. I thought it was cute.

  8. I totally echo your number 8!


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