Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge Freshness is Guaranteed!

It's Wednesday and time to join Joyce for the weekly Hodgepodge.

1. What question do you often ask yourself?

Which book in my stack scheduled to be reviewed first?

2. Do you grow roses? What's your favorite color of rose? Ever been given a dozen roses? Where was the prettiest rose or rose garden you remember seeing?

I don't grow roses. My favorite ones are yellow roses, and those were what we used in our wedding. My man has brought me a dozen roses several times. My favorites were my wedding bouquet, a mixture of yellow and white roses.

3. Do you read the freshness dates on grocery store products? Will you use eggs past their 'use by' date? Take medication that's expired? Buy a dented can?

I absolutely read the dates. I don't always use eggs by their dates, but I don't let them linger long. I am quick to toss most other things when they are past the date. I do use a little more discretion when it's a "sell by" vs. a "use by" date.

4. Should athletes be role models?

It's fine for them to be role models for athletics - for demonstrating how practice and perseverance pays off. I don't see why they should necessarily be role models for life or politics or anything else. (Same with celebrities, especially with politics. Why is it that just because someone makes a living as an actor or an actress or a talk show host, people think that person has more credibility in taking political stands?)

5. Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first explorers to reach the top of Mt. Everest on this date (May 29) back in 1953. What's something you hope to achieve in your lifetime?

Answering all of Joyce's questions. And learning all the ins and outs of my new phone.

6. What would you do if you had twenty acres of land and the money to develop it any way you choose?

I have no idea, but if you want to give the land and the money to me, I'll be glad to research this question!

7. If I invite you to a party with a 7 PM start time, what time will I actually see you there?

A few minutes before 7:00. Unless my man is invited, then we'll probably be there about 7:05. But if it's up to me, I'll always be 5 minutes early. Remember, on time is the same as being late!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Friday's the big day! Cue up Pomp and Circumstance. As my girl has been saying about everything else this week, "Today is the last Wednesday Hodgepodge that I will have a school-age child."


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Joyce said...

Just hearing the first few notes of Pomp and Circumstance can bring on the tears for me. It's the right tune for the occasion : ) Congrats to your daughter and to her parents too!

Teri said...

Congrats on the graduation. Our middle son just graduated from high school on Sunday and it was so joyful.

Jhona O. said...

My oldest is just entering high school. Wowee! Congratulations to your graduate.

Cathy said...

What new phone did you get? Inquiring minds want to know. I'm looking to get my first smart phone this fall so I'm curious about what everyone else has and how they like it.

LynnMarie said...

Congrats on your daughters graduation. It will be OK, you raised her right.