Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Hodgepodge of Red, White and Blue

Get all patriotic and wave that Hodgepodge flag, people! You know you want to! Seven simple questions and a random thought. Watch out for fireworks!

1. What's one simple small pleasure on your summer 'to-do' list? 
I'd like to laze around on the back porch, sprawled in a hammock and enjoying a great book. Standing in my way is the fact that I don't have a hammock ... or a back porch.

2. Do you have strong feelings or opinions regarding the immigration debate in your home country? Feel free to share your thoughts, but please play nice.
Stated simply, follow the rules. And don't change the rules just so your political party is favored in the elections.

I realize there's a whole lot more involved in that. But this is a blog and if I really get going, you'd probably quit reading by the tenth or eleventh page.

3.  What's something in your home or wardrobe that could be described as 'star spangled'?
Considering the wear and tear my boys put on things, I think our home could easily resemble Fort McHenry ... after the battle.

4.  Is your house set up for a party?
A party for guys that want to play video games, wrestle and scratch and sniff with abandon? Absolutely. A party for civilized people? Not so much.

5. What one never-before-visited city in America, would you most like to see?
I recently found out that there's a town in Kentucky called Monkey's Eyebrow. Not sure I'd want to visit there, but then again, I think it would be better to go there than to go to Buttzville, New Jersey.

6. Your favorite red food? White food? Blue food?
Red food: M&M's; White food: ice cream; Blue food: M&M's. Hey, don't judge! That's as American as apple pie!

7. What freedom do you value the most, and why?
I value the freedom to raise my children the way they should be raised. And believe me, I exercise that freedom every moment of every day.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Some observations from a recent trip to Walmart:

Calling sleepwear "casual clothing" does not change the fact that you actually went to the store in your pajamas.

If you have dimples in your knees, you should probably skip the short skirts, even if they are selling them in the plus-sized section.

I don't care to see your underwear, and you look ridiculous clutching your crotch to keep your pants from falling down.

Just things I wanted to get off my chest. I feel better now.


  1. Ha,ha! LOVE your random thoughts!
    Interesting names of towns you found. I learn something everytime I visit you! :)

  2. I think you gave me the best laugh of my morning with your Fort McHenry "reenactment." :D My two have the same effect, but somehow it doesn't come across as star spangled so much as end-of-the-world.

    Have a great holiday weekend!

  3. Oh, you are TOO funny! I needed the laughs you provided this morning. Fort McHenry--after the battle. How well I remember those days with young boys (sniff, sniff. The second one just got married last week). Oh, I have such a long list of reasons not to go to Walmart. I haven't been in two years or more!

  4. You are so funny! Number 5 cracked me up. Texas has some pretty crazy town names but those two rank right up there!

    And AMEN on #8.

  5. oh walmart.. i stopped going there years ago because it kept giving me the creeps. One of my pet peeves is when guys wear their pants below their butt. NOBODY wants to see your underwear! sheesh..

  6. Loved your post today! Doesn't anyone watch "What not to wear"?

  7. I'm with you on the things people wear to Walmart! It makes me think people don't ever bother to look in their mirrors anymore.

  8. Having giggles at your answers. M&Ms are good...! I used to make anyone who went to US bring me back peanut butter M&Ms. People in UK aren't mad on peanut butter sadly.

  9. Once again you made me laugh! I said blue M&M's too.

  10. I so love your sense of humor! Most of your answers made me laugh out loud. Regarding boys, I've always taught my daughter and any female relatives to remember that "ALL boys are pigs!" Even if they act civilized, beneath that veneer of civility are pure porcine qualities!
    Enjoyed your Blog!

  11. No judgement here...M & M's are part of my food pyramid too : )

  12. Your 3rd question answer....I am rolling.

    And you stated: "And don't change the rules just so your political party is favored in the elections"!!

    High five to that. But I won't do it too hard 'cause I don't want you falling off your make believe hammock.

    Sorry I'm problems and holiday.


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