A Shocking Wednesday Medley

It's just like the Wednesday Hodgepodge, but with a new name and a new "hostess with the mostess"! Much thanks to Terri for continuing our Wednesday Q&A...I'm looking forward to being reacquainted with old friends and meeting new ones.
1.  It may be a little shocking, but National Static Electricity Day is January 9!!  Do you often get shocked often when you touch metal?  Here are some things to avoid!

How to Avoid the Shock of Static Electricity
  • The drier air of winter months is a better insulator than the more humid air of summer.  To help prevent static electricity, use a humidifier to put moister back into the air in your home during the winter months.
  • Our skin is drier in the winter months, too.  Putting on moisturizer before getting dressed is recommended.
  • Synthetic fabrics are better insulators than natural fibers. Wearing materials made from natural fibers such as cotton will help reduce the amount of static electricity that’s stirred up.
  • While walking around the house, at work or shopping, holding a key or a metal pen in your hand will help discharge the build-up of static electricity painlessly.
  • Switching to leather soled shoes versus rubber-soled shoes will help reduce the amount of static that is built up.
I don't get shocked very often. Another tip is to touch wood before touching metal.

2.  There are actually two "National" days worthy of mention! It is also National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  Our men and women working in many areas of law enforcement put their lives on the line for us daily.  Do you know someone working in law enforcement who you can thank today?

I work in the schools, so we have SROs (School Resource Officers). I also have a friend whose husband is a police officer, and a friend who is one for the small town.

3.  At our house right now it is all about football.  Joe's Philadelphia Eagles barely won their game on Sunday to move forward in the playoffs and another chance to play in the Super Bowl this year.  Do you have a favorite team in the playoffs or does football make you yawn?  Is there a Super Bowl party in your future, no matter the teams playing?

I used to really like football but that's tapered off in past years. I went to bed at the beginning of the 2nd quarter of the College National Championship Game on Monday night; I felt I needed the rest more than watching the game.
I am not a big pro football fan at all. I'll watch the beginning of the Super Bowl and maybe half-time; otherwise, I'm just not interested.

4.  Speaking of parties, there is always lots of food at parties I attend.  Tell us a weird food combination that you really enjoy (or have enjoyed).  It doesn't have to be party food.

I can't think of any at all. I'm just party pooper.

5.  Since we are on games and parties, what game have you spent the most hours playing?

Candy crush...maybe. I've spent a lot of hours playing tennis throughout my life although those days are long gone!

6.  Tell us something random about your week so far.

CH & I went to the movies on Sunday. I can't tell you the last time we actually went to the movies! Instant Family is a must-see, but take your tissues. It is a definite tear-jerker!

Thanks again, Terri, for hosting! Want to get in on the Wednesday Medley? Check her blog Your Friend from Florida on Tuesdays to get the questions, then don't forget to link up on Wednesdays!


  1. Thanks for the movie review, Mary. We will probably hit the cinema this weekend. Have a great week.

  2. I always like as recommendation for a movie before watching it, so thanks. Have a great week!!

  3. I don't go to movies hardly ever but my college bestie and I have started going every so often. The last one we saw was, A STAR IS BORN so we aren't looking for another tearjerker anytime soon. We ugly cried during this one and were grateful there were only 10 other people in the theater. And they were ugly crying, too. :) It's almost that time of year where I sit and wait for August when preseason begins. I've been a football fan my whole life but the season was not very good to me this year. :(

  4. Games like Candy Crush never entered my head when answering that question but they definitely take up a lot of my time lol

  5. I don’t think I know about that movie. I’ll have to check it out. I like hearing when someone thinks a movie is good.

  6. Thanks for joining in today, Mary!! I enjoyed your answers. You know, I have never played Candy Crush. Perhaps I need to explore!


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