Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Loving the Penny and the Hodgepodge

Love, Steaks, Pennies and Lincoln. This Hodgepodge has got it all, so put down the heart-shaped box of candy (or just push it over and nibble) as you join in the Hodgepodge this week.

1.What makes love last?
Being lovable helps.

2. The Beatles made their US debut fifty years ago this week. Are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite Beatles tune?
The Beatles made their debut before I was even born. Just thought I'd mention it.

3. Valentine's Day-your thoughts? Do you celebrate in any way? Do anything special for the people you love? Expect anything special from the people who love you? 
I never turn down chocolates … or flowers … or dinner out. Although I will say, if you wait until Valentine's Day and then buy your roses at Walmart, they're probably already half dead, and why would you give that kind of bouquet to the one you love?

Not that it's ever happened to me … ahem!

4. Steak or have to choose. Now that that's settled, how do you like it? 
I'll take a steak, but I'd like it at a steak restaurant. I don't know why you'd order a steak at a seafood place or an Italian place or--you get the idea. I figure whatever restaurant you're in, they're expertise is where you'll get the best taste.

Oh, medium, please. I don't want it mooing, but I don't mind a little red.

5. The Hodgepodge lands on the birthdate (February 12th) of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America. Lincoln is quoted as saying, 'Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test his character give him power.'  Do you agree? Why or why not?
Men may be able to stand adversity, but not all males are men. And with regard to power,

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."  --Lord Acton, British Historian

6. Honest Abe's image is featured on the US penny (1 cent coin) so I'm wondering...what do you do with your pennies (or your country's equivalent)?  It's been suggested the US stop making the penny, and two bills have been introduced proposing just that, but neither were approved. What say you?
My pennies sit with the rest of my change in the bottom of my purse. And I'm not sure why our legislators have time to worry about pennies when they can dispense with billions without batting an eye.

7.  Do you think pop culture deserves serious study?
Not by serious people.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I don't feel like cooking dinner.


  1. Jill...I'm with you! I never turn down chocolates or flowers! I didn't feel like cooking dinner, either, but I somehow managed to pull it all together. Yay, me!

  2. I too wasn't born before their debut

  3. #6-ha! So true! I'm with you on the restaurant thing. If I'm in a seafood place I'm ordering seafood, not beef. Enjoy your day...we're having another snow day here, supposed to get about 14 inches. I still think it's pretty so am not complaining yet.


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