Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Hodgepodge Reunion

Is it a reunion if we were only gone for one week? I say so! We missed the Hodgepodge last week, so let's all make up for it by grabbing some sweet tea and a toothbrush and reconnecting again while everyone's favorite summer music plays in the background.
1. Summertime is a season of reunions, weddings, and other family celebrations and gatherings...are any of the above on your calendar in the next two months?

We just did a wedding last month.

And a very good time was had by all--especially the bride and groom!

2. June is National Iced Tea Month...are you an iced tea drinker? If so, how do you like yours (sweet, flavored, etc)? 
Why is there not a National Milkshake Month? That seems really unfair!
3. When were you last nervous?  Looking back, was the 'event' actually nerve-worthy?
I would like to know what the criteria is for "nerve-worthy". I like that term, but I want to make sure I'm using it correctly.
4. The bristle toothbrush was invented in China on June 26, 1498...not sure how that date was pinned down so precisely but, on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being sick to your stomach and 1 being not at all, how nervous do you feel when you're headed to the dentist?  Do you see your dentist twice a year?
You specify the bristle toothbrush. Was there another kind before then? The sponge toothbrush? The brillo pad toothbrush?
5. What's making news in your town this week?
The George Zimmerman Trial. Yep, right in my own hometown. And that's all I'm gonna say about that.

Okay, well I have one other thing to say. Don't believe everything you hear in the media.

Actually, I could say a lot more, but I think I'll stick with that. It's the most important.

6. Curtains, drapes, blinds...your window treatment of choice? Are there any bare windows in your house? Is that by choice or because you haven't gotten around to covering them? 
There's not much on the windows right now. We're in the processing of trying to downsize to a smaller house--not sure just what or where yet, but we're in the process all the same.

I'm not gonna lie to you--there wasn't a lot on the windows before we decided to downsize. We had nice looking blinds, and while I had plenty of ideas, I didn't have much in the way of extra money. Since our privacy was cared for, looking pretty on the windows took a lower rank in priority.

7. Summertime is officially here (in the Northern hemisphere anyway)...what one song is a must-have on your summer playlist?
I don't have a summer playlist. Or any playlist for that matter. I play whatever songs strike me whenever they strike me. And if that means I'm listening to Christmas music in July, then so be it.
Just for the record, I'm not listening to Christmas music right now. I simply reserve my right to do so if I choose.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.  
So the washing machine quit working about a week ago--a catastrophe at our house. Eight days, and seventy dollars spent at the Laundromat later, Indiana found the reason for the clog.

It was a penny. A penny cost us a week of stress and $70.

Talk about inflation!



  1. Lovely family photo! Glad you figured out the washing machine so you can keep all that laundry fun in house : )

  2. Wow! That was on expensive penny!

    I'm all for a milk-shake month. Let's start one!

  3. June 20th was National Vanilla Milkshake Day :) Check out the video on my hodgepodge for a "nerve-worthy" event - I almost couldn't watch it made me so nervous!!

  4. I loved your opening paragraph! You are a clever one :)

    A penny clog that ended up costing you $70...that sounds about right for typical American life.

    The George Zimmerman trial? I'd have a lot to say about all that! Sure hope he's able to get a fair trial...


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