Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Field Trip to the Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's always fun to join Joyce for the Wednesday Hodgepodge.

1. I've read several posts and status updates recently describing end of year school field trips. Do you remember taking school field trips as a kid? Where did you go and do you recall a favorite? For any parents responding today, have you ever chaperoned a school field trip, and if so where?

Oh my. Field trips! One of the cherished rites of elementary school. I remember going to Imperial Sugar in Sugarland. I remember being surprised how bad it smelled. LOL And we went to whatever wiener company was in Houston; it may have been Rath. We all got hot dogs at the end. The most memorable one, though, was the one that never happened: when I was in sixth grade (which was still elementary school way back then), we were supposed to go to the Houston Ship Channel one day in February. Instead, we woke up to two inches of snow that morning and school was canceled. I was so excited because I had never seen snow before!

And I went on a bunch of field trips when my kids were in elementary school - museums, the Capitol, and a couple of area farms that are set up for school tours.

2. What's something you're tired of seeing online?

Celebrities espousing on political issues as if their being famous gives them any more wisdom or knowledge than anyone else. And celebrities behaving badly.

3. June is the month for roses. Which of the following expressions would you say has most recently applied to your life-'everything's coming up roses', 'there's no rose without a thorn', 'came out smelling like a rose', or 'wearing rose-colored glasses'?

"There's no rose without a thorn." Life is full of ups and downs.

4. When grilling outdoors do you prefer gas or charcoal? Who does the grilling at your house? What's the last thing you ate that was cooked on a grill?

We have a gas grill and I do the grilling. I made fajitas last week when we had some friends over.

5. Are you afraid of the dark?

I'm not afraid of the dark, per se, just who might be lurking out there. LOL I'm fine in my house. I don't like being outside in the dark. I'm amazed when I see people going for walks late at night.

6. Share a favorite song with a number in its title.

Well, my ringtone is Matt Redman's 10,000 Reasons, so that's obviously a favorite, but I'm going to share the chorus of an old hymn that most people under 40 have probably never even heard!

He could have called ten thousand angels
To destroy the world and set Him free.
He could have called ten thousand angels,
But He died alone for you and me.

You can here the whole song here.

7. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."(C.G. Jung). Do you agree? Why or why not?

Agree. That's simply a different way of stating what Romans 2:1 says: You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.

Another way to state it is the oft-said phrase that "When you point your finger at someone, three fingers are pointing back at yourself."

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I know that while we supposedly speak the same language as the folks on the other side of the pond, the British have very different terms for many things. Order chips in England and you'll get french fries; if you want potato chips, you have to ask for crisps. Our cars have trunks and hoods, while theirs have boots and bonnets. And the other day at work I learned that the item below, which we call a walker, is known over there as a Zimmer frame!

Which, of course, makes me wonder. . .

Why Can't the English Teach Their Children How to Speak?!


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Cathy said...

Also, if you say football over there they think soccer and to us a coach is who leads us in sports, but to them it's a bus. Love these differences. :)

Denise said...

Nice hodgepodge. I love Matt Redman

Mary said...

Looks like that song was a popular one today!

Lea said...

Great answers and nice to stop by. Yes, all roses do have their thorns and I grew up on that old hymn. Great song!

Joyce said...

I love the language differences and especially love running across them in everyday life. I was at lunch with a British friend today, and she used several words that are not common in US English.

What beautiful lyrics!