Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. National Read a Road Map Day falls on April 5th. Would people say you have a good sense of direction? Do you rely on a GPS when you drive somewhere new? When was the last time you used a map?
This question is hysterical!  I had to chuckle when I read it because I couldn't find my way out of a paper bag!  CH relies heavily on GPS...even when he knows where he's going.  Me?  I just follow the signs.  CH gets a little put out by me when we go somewhere...he'll ask me how to get someplace, and my response will be, "Just follow the signs."
2. What's your favorite cookbook?
The internet.  I'm not kidding.   I get a recipe a day from Allrecipes delivered into my inbox.

3. What painting would you like to "walk into" and experience? Why?
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.  Could you imagine being there?  My parents have a good sized painting of The Last Supper in their family room; it used to be above the big table where we ate when I was growing up.  I don't know who that print is by, but I used to look at that picture and just imagine what was being said and what the people were feeling.

4. What annoys you more- misspellings or mispronunciations?
Both are equally annoying, in my opinion.  When people I work with or other friends mispronounce something, it's all I can do to correct them.  And, it really irks me when people (especially teachers) misspell words.
5. What is something your mother or father considered important? 
Working hard and being honest.  (Oh, that's 2 things, isn't it?)  

6. Do you like or dislike schedules?
I LOVE schedules.  I grew up on schedules, my kids grew up on schedules, and I thrive on schedules. 
7. Let's have some fun with National Poetry Month (that would be April)...write your own ending to this poem-

"Roses are Red
Violets are blue..."

Incidentally if you'd like to read the history behind that little ditty you'll find it here.
Roses are red
Violets are blue.
How to finish this ditty
I haven't a clue.
8. Insert your own random thought in this space.
This is a picture of the boys from about 11 years ago.  It was taken on the front porch of our house in SC.
In honor of the Lady Aggies: the women basketball players from Texas A&M (my dad's alma mater) who played in the NCAA Championship last night.  Congratulations on their 1st ever NCAA National Championship!   Gig 'em!


  1. What a sweet picture!

    There's a lot of us lacking any directional sense in the HP's kind of funny.

    Have a great day!

  2. I'm glad I chose to come over from the link at Joyce's 'cause your post still hasn't shown up in my Google reader or my blogger dashboard.

    Cute poem!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  3. Loved your answer to #3 -ah yes, would love to be inside the painting. Sense of direction is me also. Have a good day.

  4. Your poem made me smile! I think your choice for #3 was unusual, but so thought-provoking! Great answer!

  5. That photo is a keeper. I miss those days when my boys were that young.

  6. That photo is a keeper. I miss those days when my boys were that young.

  7. At least if a woman gets lost she will ask for directions. Whereas a man will keep driving.

  8. Neat picture!

    I love my GPS, but I'm also very good with directions, so I limit my use of it to make sure I don't ever become 'soft'.

  9. Love the picture!

    Have a great week!

  10. LOL about your sense of direction; I'm the same way, I get turned around in a store sometimes! I do like our GPS though, it saves me from having to read a map!

    There are so many good recipes to get off the Internet indeed! I always mark sites and when I'm in need of a new dinner idea, lots to choose from indeed!

    I agree about being at the Last Supper, except they didn't know all that was going to transpire in the next few days and even then those disciples were squabbling about who was going to be the greatest among them, looking back I wonder how they felt about their behavior that night :)


  11. We answered the same way on the painting, Mary!!

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've been "meeting" all kinds of new people lately...such fun :D

  13. Half the people I read said that same thing about a paper bag. I had never heard that before! Cute picture of the boys. I think the Last Supper would be an awesome picture to walk into.

  14. I just love reading your HodgePodge answers. So fun to get to know you better! The Internet is my favorite cookbook, as well. The ones on the shelf virtually go unused these days. I love the photo of your boys! So cute. :)


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