Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Those of us who loved participating in the weekly Random Dozen hosted by Lidna at 2nd Cup of Coffee have been at loose ends since Lidna sent the meme into hiatus. Fortunately, Joyce at From This Side of the Pond has created a similar-but-different meme to cure our withdrawal symptoms.


As Joyce says,
Wednesday Hodgepodge will be slightly different than the RD because for starters, its not a dozen. A dozen random questions on a weekly basis may not sound like much to you but I suspect it could become overwhelming for me so I've settled on a nice even 8 with a twist.

Because I have a whole head full of my own random thoughts on a daily weekly basis that may or may not fit into question format I've decided to make question #8 a freebie. I will come up with seven random questions each week. You will then you add one random thought of your own in slot #8. Not a question...a thought. Anything at all. Well, keep it clean and keep it nice because this blog has been rated G by the motion picture association of America.
And Joyce's daughter created the cute button.

1. Do you think you're more like your mom or your dad?

I'm definitely a mixture but I think I have more of my dad's characteristics, such as his memory, his sense of direction, his height, his cold hands & feet, and more.

2. Do you like roller coasters?

No. I hate the downward sensation. I prefer for my stomach to stay in my torso and not jump up in my throat. And when I was in college the Texas Cyclone at the now-defunct AstroWorld park in Houston was so vicious that my head got whipped into a funny position and I couldn't counter the force of the roller coaster to straighten back up. I could hardly get out of bed the next day because my neck hurt so bad.

3. How did you name your blog and do you now wish you'd thought about it maybe another five minutes before you hit publish? Would you change your blog title if it were not a huge pain in the derriere? (French makes everything sound a little nicer doesn't it?)

I wanted something that would reflect what I wanted my blog to be - a conversation as comfy as two friends enjoying a cup of coffee. I'm pretty satisfied with it.

4. What is the best wedding gift you received? Not married? Didn't get any gifts? Then what is the best wedding gift you've given?

My wedding present from my man was a grand piano. 'Nuf said.

5. What is the one bill you most hate to pay?

The trash pick-up. They send it on this little perforated postcard, so it's easy to overlook, and since it's a postcard they don't provide the envelope so I have to get one and address it. And I can't pay it online. At least it only comes every three months or so.

6. Is the glass half full or half empty?

Half-full. But I sometimes worry that it will become all-the-way-empty!

7. What is your favorite word? Okay okay. Calm down. How about one of your favorite words?

Juxtaposition. Onomatopeia.

And grace.

8. Now, this is where you insert one random thought of your own...maybe something that struck you as funny, something that recently had you scratching your head in confusion, something that annoyed you a teensy bit, something on your to do list, something you are looking forward to, whatever. As long as it is in keeping with the friendly tone we've all come to know and love on Wednesdays then we're good. Don't make me get out my wooden spoon.

Speaking of word fun, my MIL sent me an email full of paraprosdokian sentences. A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected. They are frequently used by comedians. I'd heard one or two of them before, but they're always good for a laugh! Some of the ones I liked:
I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?

You're never too old to learn something stupid.

The car stopped on a dime, which unfortunately was in a pedestrian’s pocket.

Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.

I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.

Feel free to add your own!

Go visit Joyce and join the Wednesday Hodgepodge!

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15 comments:

Joyce said...

I'm so glad you joined in today!

#4-you got a good guy : )

Our trash collection is the same way. The last one I never paid and when I got the new bill for two cycles I called and said I'd never gotten a bill for the previous one. Later I found it stuck down inside a magazine.

I knew you'd have good words!

Christine said...

Loved your random thought. I also hate the trash bill, because you are literally just throwing your money away:)

Happy Wednesday!

Liz said...

This looks like a fun meme to participate in. I haven't gotten a post written for today yet, so maybe later I can join in. I'll check out her website.

Nanato4 said...

Wow, I learned something new today. paraprosdokian sentences

And your examples made me laugh out loud!

Catherine said...

Loved the paraprosdokian sentences!! How fun!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a wonderful wedding gift he gave to you. I love those paraprosdokian sentences!!! Now I am going to have to think of some.
Enjoyed reading all your answers.

bp said...

Those made me laugh! I like the one about Miss America, never thought of that. lol

See you tomorrow for the prompt, I haven't thought of any ideas of what it might be this week!

Thena said...

Great answers.
Never heard of a Juxtaposition before. Gives you something to think about thats for sure.

Jill said...

I loved your answers! We have one of the same favorite words, and I positively loved your answers for #8!!! I think a grand piano for a wedding gift definitely is the best present there could possibly be.

Nel said...

Wow a grand piano, how cool is that? Loved your answers as always! The paraprosdokian sentences cracked me up! I love stuff like that. See you Friday!
until next time... nel

Kathy said...

Yep, I think you received the greatest wedding gift of any blogs that I've read! It would be hard to top that one :) I loved your #8--thanks for sharing those paraprosdokian--or whatever--sentences with us!
I'll be back tomorrow for your prompt for Friday...Kathy

Lea said...

So enjoyed this and glad that someone took the ball and ran with it. Now, no more floundering around on Wednesdays. Yea!

Mary said...

Love those paraprosdokian sentences! You're right: onomatopoeia is a great word!

Cathy said...

A grand piano....Wow! what a wonderful gift and I loved your #8. I learned something new and they were really funny!

quilly said...

I liked your #8 best. I received it in an email sometime back, but enjoyed it so much I was happy to see it here and eager to read it again.