Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Yup, you guessed it! It is time for Hodgepodge!! Thanks again to Joyce From This Side of The Pond for her questions. Where does she get them?



1. On Saturday July 4th America celebrates her Independence. (If you're not American,  feel free to answer in terms of a national holiday in your own country) What is your favorite thing about the day? Your favorite food on the 4th? Do you fly a flag at your house? Fireworks-yay or nay? Any special plans this year?


Yes, we fly a Flag on July 4. I have such great childhood memories of waking up on the fourth and popping fireworks until dusk! Love n me some punks! As an adult, I enjoy the fireworks at night the city puts on because it is a bigger display that lasts longer. I have shot off fireworks at a friends house before and that was fun, just 3 families having fun. 


My sister usually has a BBQ and will again this year; however, I will be with my dad and enjoy the boom booms from his back porch and spend time with him. 


Longer story, one year I was on a Mediterrean cruise on July 4. I was heart broken I was not in America for it. It totally felt weird being on the ocean. Oh, the cruise line tried to be festive, but it was sad and there were no fireworks. But made great memories on that trip otherwise!


2. What's something you recently got for free?

I have a former student who works at a fast food chain. Usually I get a discount but I have gotten a tea for free. It is really good tea!


3.  The Statue of Liberty, The Liberty Bell, The Washington Monument, or Mount Rushmore...how many on the list have you seen? What is your favorite historical American monument, and why? 


I have been to the Washington Monument and Mount Rushmore, both on trips with my parents as an adult! My dad and I love history so it was right up our alley. As for the Liberty Bell, I have not been to Pennsylvania yet, but it is on my list. And sad to say, of all my trips to New York (about 6 years worth), I have never seen the Statue of Liberty, even while on the plane (it was on the other side). Maybe one year I can.


4. When it comes to the news are you more ostrich (stick my head in the sand) or hog (they have room to take a whole lot in)? How much attention have you given the recent news reports regarding ISIS and the acts of terror they've perpetrated against those who do not share their beliefs or support their cause?


Funny you should ask! I am an ostrich and LT is a hog! It ends up where he will watch the news EVERY time it is on, even HLN on Saturdays! He wants to stay informed (even when they give the same news reports all day) I have been forced to be a piglet. I get the news while he is home, otherwise I don't watch it.


5. We're talking plain ice cream...vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry? Choose one.


If I had to chose one with nothing mixed with it like delicious nuts or syrup, then chocolate.


6. Share a song you love containing the word 'stars' in the lyrics or title?


Lucky Star by Madonna

You must be my lucky star
'Cause you shine on me wherever you are
I just think of you and I start to glow
And I need your light and baby you know

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, make everything all right
Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, yeah

You must be my lucky star
'Cause you make the darkness seem so far
And when I'm lost you'll be my guide
I just turn around and you're by my side

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, make everything all right
Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, yeah

Come on, shine your heavenly body tonight
'Cause I know you're gonna make everything all right
Come on, shine your heavenly body tonight
'Cause I know you're gonna make everything all right

You may be my lucky star
But I'm the luckiest by far
You may be my lucky star
But I'm the luckiest by far

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, make everything all right
Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, yeah

Come on, shine your heavenly body tonight
'Cause I know you're gonna make everything all right
Come on, shine your heavenly body tonight
'Cause I know you're gonna make everything all right

He may be my lucky star
I'm the luckiest by far
He may be my lucky star
I'm the luckiest by far

He may be my lucky star
I'm the luckiest by far
He may be my lucky star
I'm the luckiest by far

Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright, make everything all right
Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight
Starlight, star bright

Starlight, star bright, you make everything all right
What you do to me baby
You better stay by my side tonight

Starlight, star bright
Starlight, star bright
Starlight, star bright
Starlight, star bright

Starlight, star bright, baby
Starlight, star bright, stay by my side tonight
What you do to me baby
What you do, what you do to me baby
Stay by my side tonight


7. Describe and/or say goodbye to June with an acrostic


 Jamming to music at concerts and in the car

Unfortunate rockslide closing I-35 to Oklahoma !
Never-ending rain causing havoc with flooding
Energy sapping heat

8.  Insert your own random thought here.


Last night I was awoken to big bad thunder. My first thought…crap the umbrella is up! I ran outside in my jambes with lightening all around praying it doesn't hit the umbrella and electrocute me! I had to run inside 2X because it was so close. After the second I said, screw it and went back to bed. Thinking back on it, I was pretty stupid to run out in a lightening storm! 




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