Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween Hundred Hodgepodge!

(There's nothing like a little alliteration to make a word geek happy first thing in the morning!)

1. What creeps you out?

Things that go bump in the night, especially when it's raccoons in the attic.

And the fact that Blogger has underlined raccoons as being misspelled.

2. What's your least favorite candy?


3. Are you a fan of scary movies? What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?

I do not like them, Sam-I-am! So probably the scariest one was Halloween. And I refused to watch it at the movies. Fortunately, (or not!) they invented VCR's while I was in college and a friend rented it. I was a senior in college and could manage watching it on his TV with his roommates and mine.

4. What part of life confuses you the most?

Why when there's a 50% chance of something happening, it still pretty much manages to come out unfavorably almost 100% of the time. Who was Murphy and could we please repeal his law?

5. Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, poppy...what's your favorite seed?

Although I hear Junior from Veggie Tales saying "Poppy! Poppy! Poppy!" from The Eight Polish Christmas Foods song, I'm not big on most of these. But I do like the sesame seeds on Chick-fil-A salads.

6. Imagine your life ten years from today...what's changed?

I hope there's a brand new earth! But if not, my kids will be grown (wow, my boy will be almost 30?!) and there's a good chance they will be married, and I might be a grandmother.

Let's not even think about that!

7. What do you a) love the most and b) like the least about the Hodgepodge?

a) The variety of questions that make me think.

b) The variety of questions that make me think!

Seriously, I can't think of anything I dislike about the Hodgepodge. I can't believe we are at the 100 mark and the odometer is rolling over to the triple digits. Joyce rocks! Thanks for doing this each week!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Had a brush with reality yesterday when I was making an appointment and realized that only THREE weeks from tomorrow is Thanksgiving! It's really early this year since November begins on a Thursday, making that fourth Thursday come up really quickly in the month! (Next year it will be really late because November starts on a Friday, so Thanksgiving won't be until the 28th.)


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Diana Ferguson said...

A couple of things.....Don't ike licorice or scary movies either!

Happy Halloween!

A Joyful Chaos said...

I can't stand licorice either. My husband, on the other hand, loves it.


I said licorice is so nasty to see it being eaten...and to eat it. I am also not a scary movie all.

Kara said...

I don't like licorice either. And I can never figure out exactly what kind of dictionary blogger uses! Some of the words it doesn't recognize are ones that are used all the time, how does that make sense?

retired not tired said...

Black licorice is not my favourite and even though they are not chocolate I love Twizzlers.

Jill said...

Loved your answers this week! I'm another word geek made happy by alliteration. #4 made me laugh, and as for #6, I pretend I'm okay with the "G" word title, but it still makes me pause. Guess I'd better get used to it 'cause I'll be hearing it a lot as my dil is due in FOUR weeks!

Anonymous said...

I love licorice! Here in the north of England we call it "Spanish" because of where we import the licorice root from. As a kid we were forever asking for sherbet and Spanish....happy times!

April said...

I hate licorice, too! BLECH! I had no idea that Thanksgiving was that close! Guess I need to plan my menu, huh?

Cathy said...

I hate black licorice and scary movies too.

bp said...

I can't believe we are so close to Thanksgiving! I thought it seemed early this year.

Marla said...

Thanksgiving in 3 weeks? YIKES! Then comes Christmas.. slow it all down please!?!?

Joyce said...

I like the confetti : ) I'm so looking forward to Thanksgiving. Both my girls will be home sleeping in their own beds for five straight nights...the most since we moved back to NJ three years ago. Plus, there is so much disaster, heartache, mess up here. I hope by Thanksgiving power is restored, gas lines and rationing are gone, and everyone has some sort of shelter. Snow is coming today so prayers appreciated...many are homeless or without heat and power and it is really cold. Schools are still closed in our area.