Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge - March 8, 2011

Actually, it's March 9, not March 8, but I worke on mine early because I knew I wasn't going to have time on Wednesday morning.
Thanks to Joyce for hosting the Wednesday Hodgepodge. If you would like to join in on the fun, just click the logo above.

1. The season of Lent begins on March 9th this year...do you participate and if so, in what way?

I don't typically participate. One of my voice students told me today that she was giving up soda - not for religious purposes, but for the health benefits. She doesn't celebrate Lent but said she figures it doesn't hurt to give something up if it's going to be better for you in the long run.

2. Traditionally pancakes are eaten on the day known as Shrove Tuesday which is the last day before Lent (March 8th this year). So....butter and syrup? Blueberry? Chocolate chip? ewww, no thanks!! What's your pleasure when it comes to eating pancakes?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE pancakes! I like the normal butter and syrup thing, but I also like pecan pancakes from Cracker Barrell. I used to eat peanut butter on my pancakes.

3. Spring is coming. (It is coming, right?) What's your favorite springtime flower and do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Two questions I know, but they're lightweights.
I like Gerbera Daisies and YES I most certainly have allergies. I would like to meet someone who lives in the midwestern US and doesn't have allergies.

4. "Our opinion of people depends less upon what we see in them than upon what they make us see in ourselves." Author unknown. Agree or Disagree? Why?
Our opinions of people are often formulated after encounters and experiences with them. I'm not sure but what it isn't a little of both - encounters and experiences can not only lead to us discovering more about an individual, but about ourselves, as well.

5. Since it's "March" and also the season of Mardi Gras....have you ever been in a parade? What's the best parade you've seen?
I've been in hometown parades. I used to volunteer for our local fire department and was a first responder. Fire trucks are a must in hometown parades! I'm not sure that I've ever seen a good parade. What characterizes a good parade?

6. You would jump up and down and shout for joy right now if someone told you___________?
...that I really did win the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes. I told 2 people tonight that they were coming to ambush me on Saturday. I have joked about this for a couple of months now, but I would totally be jumping and shouting.

7. How clean is your car on the outside? Inside? Is there junk in your trunk?
Really? Well, I DID run it through the wash last week, but it's rained like 4 inches since then - its raining now. So, no...not exactly clean on the outside. The inside is trash free, but the driver's floormat has mud on it (Thanks Uncle Jason!). Junk in my trunk?? Umm, yea, but it's in a tote. That has to count for something, right?

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I really would pee my pants if HGTV showed up and I really do think they're supposed to ambush the winner on Saturday. Why do I know this? Because I read the rules, people! I'm serious about this contest stuff.


Joyce said...

I've heard allergies are all about where you live. I"ve lived in 8 states and one foreign country and had allergies in all of them!

Good luck with your Dream House : )

auburnchick said...

I love that your student is giving up soda! That can be so difficult for teenagers! I did the Daniel Fast from December to the end of January. It basically puts forth a vegan diet that is free of sugar and other processed foods. I am continuing with the diet. I also feel like the fast really prepared me for Lent, which I am observing.

Expats Again said...

Ahhh, HGTV. I just long for being able to watch it on TV. They are not available here in Munich. I must invest in a satellite dish!

Michelle said...

I love Cracker Barrell.
I don't think I've had their pancakes.
I always get their orange soda served in a frozen glass.Superb!

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