Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July's Last Hodgepodge

I've been out of town the last couple of weeks and have missed being part of the Wednesday Hodgepodge. I know I need to post some interviews, but my other sister came to visit and I have had minimal time at the computer. I thought it would be quick to jump in and do this but then I forgot that Joyce always makes me think with her questions! LO

1. July is National Ice Cream month...your favorite flavor? Soft served, hand dipped, or frozen yogurt...which do you prefer? And technically yogurt is not ice cream but its hot outside so I'll let that slide for today.

Well, first of all it has to be Blue Bell. You folks that don't live around here or in some of the southern states are really missing out.

As far as flavors, I love their Moo-llennium Crunch (Classic vanilla ice cream with a combination of dark chocolate chunks, creamy caramel chunks, roasted pecan halves, chopped almonds and walnut pieces), Mocha Almond Fudge, Cookies 'n Cream, and their classic Homemade Vanilla. Oh and Mint Chocolate Chip is always good too.

2. When you travel do you tend to pack too much or too little?

Generally a little too much in the clothing department. I like having some choice in what I wear and not be forced to wear certain things on certain days. And my mom to always take an extra pair of underwear!

3. What's your favorite cleaning product?


4. Which is the greater tragedy-an innocent person imprisoned or a guilty person set free? Explain.

Well, if I am the victim, I would say a guilty person going free! But no, I would always rather err on the side of grace. I can think of few things more devastating and damaging to one's sense of hope than to be innocent and imprisoned.

5. What's the longest trip you've taken by car?

A couple of years ago when we made a big sweep of the Southeast - went through nine states. Slept in five of them.

6. tennis-golf-canoeing-biking...pick one.

Well, Joyce said "pick one" but didn't indicate what for. . . so I'll pick golf to eliminate from the planet. And to watch it on TV just boggles my mind.

7. What sound drives you crazy?

Fingernails on a chalkboard, of course. And smacking gum or food.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I need ideas for a fun, memorable, yet relatively inexpensive (and easy on the mom's time and energy level!) way to celebrate a girl's 16th birthday with her friends. Suggestios?

BTW, If you didn't get a chance, be sure to read my girl's inaugural book review on yesterday's post!


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16th birthday idea we did. Do the spa day at home. Have them all bring the mani/pedi for each was fun. My daughter and their friends thought it was great. After Spa we went to lunch at a cute little fru fru cafe and had salads....and cake! Our answers were alike on several...especially the fingernails/smacking one.

Joyce said...

Ha-golf! You're too funny : )

I like the Spa Day idea too...relatively easy on your own or you might be able to pay a jr. stylist from a salon to come and do the mani/pedis...or just to help out and be extra hands.

We did karaoke for a party once-gave prizes for various things-the kids loved it!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

Smacking gum (or food) drives me crazy, too! Argh!

And I'm so with you on #6!! ha!

A Spa Day sounds like fun ... not sure how inexpensive it would be, but it certainly fits your other requirements. ;-)

sara said...

yep, blue bell all the way!!! I haven't found a flavor I don't like! ha!

smacking food....definitely drives me crazy!!!

My kids always loved a bowling party..the kids can be crazy and loud, it's fun, and relatively cheap.

Anonymous said...

I must be a strange breed of female humanness because I actually do not mind watching golf on TV. Of course, I enjoy NASCAR as well. I find that things that involve strategy, and these sports do, really pique my interest.

As far as ideas for the girls...I'm not sure how many you are planning for. If it was only a few girls, I'd say take them to the nail boutique for manicures or pedicures and then go home for movie, popcorn, and ice cream sundaes.

Michelle said...

The Moo-llennium sounds really good.

LOL..Love your answer to #5
You slept through 5 of the states :)

I agree, fingernails on chalkboard...UGH

Jill said...

Of course we need choices when it comes to clothes and traveling! : ) And I love your take on the "pick one" question. Very original way to look at it. (Plus, I would eliminate golf, too.)

Kathy said...

Stopping by to say "hello" from the HP today.

If I didn't know better, I'd say you like ice cream! LOL

I agree with you about "golf"!

Best wishes with the daughter's 16th b'day times, for sure!

Tammy Doane said...

I like the Spa idea--what 16yr. old wouldn't? Agree with smacking mouth--awful!!

Amiee said...

Spa day for sure! Another fun thing we did at my daughter's party was to break the girls up into teams, give them each a roll of toilet paper, and have them design a "dress". One of the girls is the model. It was so fun!