Wednesday Hodgepodge: The Initiation

Joyce has taken the initiative to pick up where the Random Dozen has left off...kind of!  Isn't her button just absolutely beautiful?  Her Daughter1 made it for her!  This is the first edition of Wednesday Hodgepodge:  7 questions to answer with the opportunity to add your own random item.  I this idea! 

1. Do you think you're more like your mom or your dad?
Definitely my mom.  Sometimes I think I'm so much like my mom that it's scary.

2. Do you like roller coasters?
No.  I can tolerate the older ones, but don't put me on one where your feet dangle down.  We used to live near Carowinds, and they had a new Rugrats ride.  (A kiddie ride, okay?)  You had a harness and your feet dangled down.  Nothing major; you got on and rode around some turns.  People on the ground had super water guns so they could shoot you with the water.  When you had on a bathing suit, you slid around in the seat.  I didn't like it...Not. One. Bit.

3. How did you name your blog and do you now wish you'd thought about it maybe another five minutes before you hit publish? Would you change your blog title if it were not a huge pain in the derriere? (French makes everything sound a little nicer doesn't it?)
I thought about it for all of about 1 day.  I live in a small town, but, to be perfectly honest, it doesn't feel like it's as small as it is (around 8000 people) because there's a bigger town attached to it.  If I had to do it over, I probably would name it something else, but I have no idea what I would call it.

4. What is the best wedding gift you received? Not married? Didn't get any gifts? Then what is the best wedding gift you've given?
We were given a set of silverware from CH's Danish grandmother, his mor mor.  We only use it for special dinners:  Christmas and Easter, mostly.

5. What is the one bill you most hate to pay?
LOL!  Now that's funny!

6. Is the glass half full or half empty?
"Is the glass half full or half empty?  Depends on if you're pouring or drinking." Bill Cosby
(Yes, I'm avoiding the question.)

7. What is your favorite word? Okay okay. Calm down. How about one of your favorite words?
I don't know that I have any favorite words.  Payday, maybe?  
8.  Now, this is where you insert one random thought of your own...maybe something that struck you as funny, something that recently had you scratching your head in confusion, something that annoyed you a teensy bit, something on your to do list, something you are looking forward to, whatever. As long as it is in keeping with the friendly tone we've all come to know and love on Wednesdays then we're good. Don't make me get out my wooden spoon. 
Sometimes we find the most random things in our yard.  I found this yesterday:
  Interesting, no?

Head over to Joyce's to link up.  It's gonna be a good time!


  1. I feel a little like you on #1. My mom reads my blog and she is sensitive about certain things so I was trying to use careful wording : )


    I love the little is bare and brown up here. You can tell the ground and woods around our house are just waiting for snow.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on this linky. I love the name of your blog. It seems to fit you. And I love your answer to #5!

  3. This is cute.
    I love the Bill Cosby quote!!
    I would change my blog name, but have no clue as to what either.
    Have a great day.

  4. I don't think I'd like that kiddie ride either. I wouldn't want people shooting at me with water guns.

  5. Reaaly good questions...and good answers.

    The!...what a wonderful gift!!!

  6. These are some great questions! Love the bill thing. Does anyone like paying bills at all? lol
    And what a beautiful random little flower!

  7. Now why didn't I think of "Payday"...that's a word everybody loves! LOL Have a great day:)...Kathy

  8. This was a great post. WTG Joyce for picking this up and running with it!

  9. had to laugh with your answer about the bills! too cute! I liked the flower growing there, kind of gives you hope that even though the winter may be cold, spring will soon be there!

    glad that someone stepped in and started a new meme like this!


  10. Great answers. That had to be special to receive your grandmother in law's silverware.

  11. I really like your answers! #5 made me laugh as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog. That is one reason I really like the random dozen (no random 8), I get a chance to visit.. minus the coffee however.

  12. This is so fun!! I love the Bill Cosby quote...very true :)

    I also love the fall theme to your blog it looks so good.

    What a great wedding gift. It is very special to pass down things.

  13. Glad you joined in today. I am so glad that Joyce is doing this. You know I love to answer questions and reading everyone's answers.
    We have those plants in our yard, how did it get to all the way over to your house? Enjoy the rest of your week.

  14. Enjoyed all of your answers, but love the Cosby quote. I like him! He is too funny! Love your random. That is so cool! This was alot of fun!
    until next time... nel

  15. Great Bill Cosby quote. Carowinds? That's in Charlotte. I want to go there the next time I visit. But I def would not like people soaking me with water guns. Unless I could shoot back at them. ahaha. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  16. Cute answers, Mary! I think I would have chosen a more creative name for my blog, but oh well.

    As far as roller coasters...I'm with you. I despise them!!!

  17. I was going to remind you to join us for wee bit wednesday, and found this new meme you're participating in! Maybe I'll join you sometime! I liked your answer to the bill questions. I don't like paying any bills!

  18. LOVE the Cosby quote and I like the name of your blog -- its memorable!

    I decided to join this fun blog hop -- very cool!


  19. Loved visiting your blog..."payday" was the best...not just the $$$$, but my favorite candy bar!!

  20. #2 - I LOVE the roller coasters where your feet hang down, especially if they go upside down. I LOVE looking up and seeing nothing but blue sky and my toes! The only thing better are the ones you stand up and go upside down on.

    #3 - Love my blog name, but am actually in the process of changing it. And yes, I do fear it will be a pain the a** (no French here, it won't make it better).

    #8 - Beautiful. A reminder that even in the winter, He is here.

  21. Once I made some comment, I forget what, and Mark looked at me and said: "You sounded just like your mother then."

    OH CRAP, I thought. All this energy spent to not turn into Dad, and I completely forgot to not turn into Mom either!

  22. Great answers and I especially love the Cosby quote! Have a great weekend.


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