Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday already!  Time for the Hodgepodge!
1. A new Miss America was crowned on Saturday night-did you watch? If you were a contestant what would your talent be?
No, I don't watch the pageants.  My talent would be playing the flute, but I'd have to practice on it quite a bit since I haven't played in years!

2. Do you have houseplants? Real or fake?
We have a fake ficus tree.  I brought in  a couple of plants from outside when it got cold...they managed to survive for a whole year!  In fact, this is the 2nd winter they've been inside.  Fingers crossed that I remember to water them!

3. When you were in school did you speak up or were you more of the hide your face, avoid eye contact, and pray the teacher didn't call on you type of student?
It depended on the subject.  Math & Science:  I prayed.  English:  My hand was up all the time!

4. Next Monday marks the Chinese New Year...what do you order when someone suggests Chinese food?
My favorite is sweet & sour sauce, but I also like sesame chicken.  Love crab rangoon, and the "cat on a stick" (the chicken that has a skewer...I don't know the correct name for it!).

5. How would you define a miracle? What would it take for you to consider something a miracle?
There are miracles happening every day, if we just pay attention we'd see them.  It's a miracle when a student finally gets a sound or a concept we've been working on.    It's a miracle when I didn't leave work when I normally do, only to find there was an accident about the same time I would've been going through the intersection.  Every time you think "What a coincidence" think again.

6. What's your favorite Disney song? If you're stuck you'll find a list here.
Well, gee...since I just read Joyce's post about going to see Beauty and the Beast 3D, I have the theme song running through my head.  Then I checked the website she directed us to:  574 songs?  There have definitely been some amazing songs through the years, but I can't get B & the B out of my head now.
7. I should have _____________ yesterday.
I honestly can't think of a thing.  Yesterday was a good day:  I went to work, came home, played a little, fixed dinner, went to a meeting, played/read a little, then went to sleep.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
We've had big news in the big city close to here.  Extreme Home Makeover has been in town for the past week and a half.  One of the teachers I work with helped over the weekend, and it was very interesting to hear what she had to say.  Apparently there were a couple of people there who were only there for their "star power".  It's going to be interesting to see how they come across when the show airs next Thanksgiving.


  1. I do love the music from Beauty and the Beast : ) I think Extreme Makeover is ending this year...I'm sure a lot goes on behind the scenes that we don't know about. I'll have to watch for the 'big city' show.

  2. One small town close to us tried to get Extreme Makeover to help a family there but I haven't heard if they've made any progress. I think it might be hard for a small town (we're talking about 1000 people) to get enough support for it.

  3. Yum, crab rangoon. Extreme Makeover's in town, huh? That has to be interesting.

  4. I love Crab Rangoon! I haven't had Chinese in a long time and am hungry for it (I need to get back on track with my eating, so no Chinese for me).

    It does sound like you had a good day yesterday.

    And I, too, couldn't get Beauty and the Best out of my head either! ;-)

  5. Okay...that's a new one to me..."cat on a stick". I learned a new expression all thanks to you today.

    GARDEN - FOUNTAINS (scroll down a bit)

  6. Of all the ethnic foods, Chinese is my favorite, with Mexican a close second. Glad yesterday was good for you, and hoping that today will be the same.

  7. I thought this last weekend's Extreme Home Makeover was the last one. I actually worked on one a couple of years ago. We were having the absolute worst snow/cold weather ever. But they still got the house up in a week. All us volunteers got to do was move water bottles around to get ready for a party that night for sponsors. I didn't feel like I was too useful.

  8. Hey, I can play the flute too! Didn't think about that when answering #1.
    We had Ex Makeover in our town about 5 years ago in Flagstaff (we've moved since). They were actually just up the street from our friends' home. He's a general contractor and never believed they could actually pull it off in one week. He was surprised to see that they do it.

  9. I love these!!! I'm glad you had a good day yesterday!! Please let me know which episode your town is in - very interesting!!!

  10. Beauty and the Beast has several good songs and I definitely agree with you on the miracle things.

    Cat on a stick made me laugh!

    Have a great day.

  11. Extreme Home Makeover - I've heard lots of negative things about the programs "star". Disallusioning, for sure.

  12. I also prayed a lot in Math and Science...and I loved watching that show, haven't had time lately, but I think some of the things they do are amazing.

    Love it that you played the should get it out again!!

  13. The beauty and The beast song makes me weepy....every.darn.time.
    I can imagine that it is Ty the screaming ninny who is not helping with the houses....he makes me nuts. I personally want to take him to a dr and get and RX for ritalin. Am I right?
    I am amazed that anyone still watches the pageants. My talent? Cleaning? Bossing people around? Organizing? is endless. LOL!

  14. Prayer...oh yes...that's what got me through my math and chemistry classes!!!! LOL

  15. Love your answer for #5. I call them Godincedences! That is fun news about Extreme Home Makeover. I really enjoy that show. Have a wonderful weekend.


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