Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Chilly Wednesday Hodgepodge

Woohoo! It's Hodgepodge time once again! Read my answers, leave me a comment, and then join the fun by visiting Joyce, and posting the questions & your own answers on your blog, and linking up!

1. Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they'd like to see banished from the Queen's English. Words may be banished due to misuse, overuse or just general uselessness (go here to read more about how the words were chosen). Here are the words/phrases they'd like to see banished in 2014-

selfie, twerk/twerking, hashtag, Twittersphere, Mr. Mom, T-bone, ____on steroids, the suffixes -ageddon and -pocalypse added to anything and everything, from the world of politics the words intellectually/morally bankrupt and Obamacare, and from the world of sports the words adversity and fan base

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?

Amen on all of those! The only ones that haven't particularly bothered me are adversity and fan base, probably because I don't watch much sports and haven't been inundated with them.

I'm sure I'll think of something long after this is posted but that nothing else comes to mind at the moment. Except for the phrase I could care less. It drives me nuts to hear that, and I rarely hear anyone say it correctly anymore, which is I couldn't care less.

2. What one unfinished project nags at you begging to be completed in this new year?

Reorganizing my "area" - files and bookcases and miscellaneous stuff. I'm down to the nuisance miscellaneous things that make me want to just throw them all in the trash, yet that seems a little extreme.

3. When did you last have a bowl of soup? What kind? Homemade or from a can? What's your favorite soup?

Yesterday at lunch. Homemade potato soup at the church with the church staff; We always have Soup Tuesdays and I try not to miss when it's my day off from work. And Monday night I made chicken tortilla soup for the family.

My favorite? Either tortilla soup or cheese soup.

4. Snowed in, snowed under, snow job...which one most applies to your life in recent days, figuratively speaking.

Snowed under. Between working, being exhausted from working, and things at home, I just can't seem to get caught up.

5. What's the funniest movie you've ever seen, or at least one of the funniest?

Anything with Mr. Bean. Weird humor but pretty hilarious.

6. In general, would you say you're clumsy?

Not particularly but I have my moments.

7. Elvis Presley was born on Hodgepodge Day (January 8th) back in 1935. Are you an Elvis fan? What's your favorite Elvis tune? If that's too hard, which Elvis tune do you dislike the least? Click here for a list of his songs.

Not an Elvis fan, although I have a bit more respect for him after learning more of his background this summer when we were in Memphis. I didn't particularly care for his voice but I like a lot of the songs that he sang, although I don't necessarily associate them with him. I'll go with Love Me Tender as one of my faves that I do associate with him.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I know our cold weather is nothing close to what's going on up north but we have definitely had a nippy few days! Even Houston has been cold enough that the TV stations are posting pictures of frozen fountains:

Credit: Andrea Musetti-Camacho / KHOU 11 viewer


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Melissa A. said...

Hi visiting you from the hodgepodge. I love Mr. Bean! We showed the Christmas episode to my stepdaughter for the first time this Christmas and she was cracking up. I also loved Rowan Atkinson in Black Adder.


Tami Hunter said...

Hi Linda,
I just wanted to say Happy New Year to you! I haven't been a great blog commenter, but I'm following your blog all the time! Hope you are doing well!

Tami said...

Homemade potato soup is sooooo good! I like to sprinkle bacon bits in mine.

Joyce said...

I love Mr. Bean! I started to say that too...just looking at him makes me laugh. I heard someone say , 'I couldn't love you less' the other day (not to me, but in a story they were telling). They meant I couldn't love you more. Yikes! It was a group event so I didn't comment, but on the inside I was screaming : )

Jill said...

Oh my word, I can't believe that frozen fountain picture!

I know that snowed under feeling. Hope it lightens up soon!