Hump day. That means it's Hodgepodge time! Linking up with From This Side of the Pond.
1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English in 2012-
amazing, baby bump, shared sacrifice, occupy, blowback, man cave, the new normal, pet parent, win the future, trickeration, ginormous, and thank you in advance.
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Go here to read more about how the words are chosen.
I just heard that a fairly large percentage of Republicans said they wished there was another candidate. I have to admit, I'm one of them. I have no idea who to vote for, and it's starting to get ugly...already. The one candidate I really liked made some ridiculous mistakes/statements, so it looks like he's going to be out of it before too much longer. Honestly, I think the country is going to hell in a hand-basket.
I'm going to go with "blowback". What does that even mean? I don't know, but it sounds kind of nasty.
2. Are you easily embarrassed?
When I was younger, I was easily embarrassed. It takes a lot more to embarrass me now, but sometimes my face gives it away.
3. What is your go-to snack?
If we're talking healthy, I'd say popcorn. That's healthy, right? If we're talking junk, I say chocolate.
4. Have you ever been to Washington D.C.? If not do you have any desire to go? What site/attraction would you most want to see in that city? If you have been, what's your favorite site/attraction?
I've been fortunate to have visited DC several times. There's such a feeling of power when you're there. I like the Korean War Memorial (a must-see at dusk), but I think my absolute favorite is Artlington Cemetery, especially the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Lee House. There are spectacular views from there!
5. sit ups-planks-lunges-squats...which do you hate the least?
I'd say squats because of my knees. There's no way I could do any with my knees!
6. What's a small act of kindness you were shown that you've never forgotten?
The only thing that comes to mind was when I was little, we were in Texas visiting family, and one of my cousins said something to me about my hairy legs. I went to my mom and told her I wanted to start shaving, and my Aunt C asked if one of her girls said something to me. I adored her girls, and didn't want to get them in trouble. My Great Aunt F proceeded to talk about how she never shaved her legs (think German from waaaay back!) and her legs were really smooth. To this day I can see all of us in the kitchen, having this conversation.
7. Have you ever been a blood donor?
I donated blood just before Christmas for our School Resource Officer who has leukemia. We had a drive at the school, and I was very happy that I wasn't one of the rejects. Apparently my school is full of them!
8. Insert your own random thought here.