Wednesday Hodgepodge 132

1. What’s something people might ask you for help with?

Probably with the English language. Not saying I’m perfect or anything but I’m known to dish out a quick English lesson on the fly to those who are eager to learn. That doesn’t mean folks will necessarily approach me for help though. For instance, occasionally I notice that some of my language has been ‘borrowed’ possibly by lurkers? I’m not sure what to make of that! 😐

2. What’s something you might ask someone else for help with?

I need help with washing my car. Any volunteers?

3. Did your family take summer vacations when you were a child? If so, where did you go? If you’re a parent, did/do you plan summer vacations with your own family? Did/do they resemble those you took as a child?

I don’t remember going on vacations much possibly because we hardly took any. Maybe once or twice in my early teens but nothing particularly memorable. It was only after my kids came along that we started going on ‘real’ vacations.

4. Pool-lake-ocean…which one is most appealing to you on a hot summer day?

Let me see, the ocean would be perfect but it’s too far away.

5. Have you ever justified using the expression, ‘you gotta be cruel to be kind’? Was it really necessary or were you rationalizing?

Not an expression I use. I think there’s always a nice way to treat someone, we just have to think very hard about how to do it without hurting their feelings or being cruel.

6. The Journal of Psychology recently mentioned the results of a survey identifying the ten most hated foods as-liver, lima beans, mayonnaise, mushrooms, eggs, okra, beets, brussel sprouts, tuna, and gelatin. Of those foods, how many do you actually hate? Anything you’d add to the list?

Liver, or any internals for that matter, is about the worst thing there is (gag!). I would definitely add runny eggs, Japanese noodles (the soba, udon and whatever), and baked cheese on rice (omg!). I’m sure my list would be much longer if I included what some restaurants try to pass off as “good food” to the folks who don’t know better. Sad how some restaurants take us for fools 😐 .

7. What’s your favorite book or movie set in a beach or lake town?

Pirates of the Caribbean. I don’t know how many times my kids and I have watched this and it’s still good.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I paid a visit to my girl friend who broke her ankle recently. We had a nice little chat and it was good to see her smiling and no longer in pain. She is making good progress but still has a ways to go before she can get back on her feet. Seeing her got me thinking about how I’ve neglected my workout routine since I’ve been on vacation in Cali. I’ve been working out once in a while but nothing I can call regular. So time to get movin’. I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed working up a sweat till an hour ago. I’m back!

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  • Joyce

    I like Pirates of the Caribbean too. I do like Japanese noodles, but I’m not sure I’ve ever had cheese baked on rice. I’m vacuuming my whole house today-that might be my workout. It kills my back.