Splurging on the Hodgepodge

Joyce asks the questions, and we provide the answers. See how others answered at From This Side of the Pond. 

1. It's National Splurge Day...what's something you might splurge on today? What have you splurged on recently? 

Define "recently". Amazon deliveries have been a regular occurrence at my house, but I'm slowing down now. I've been splurging too much on tv lately, my most recent series I'm watching is "What We Do In the Shadows". Quirky, funny, at times a bit disgusting but I'm hooked. 

2. Do you have a beach bag? What's in it? Is a trip to the beach on your summer bucket list? Do you have a summer bucket list? 

I don't have a beach bag and I prefer to go to the beach in the winter when it's not crowded or hot. The only thing on my summer bucket list is to paint my bedroom and hang some curtains. 

3. What's a song that makes you think of a summer past? What comes to mind when you hear it? What memories does it stir up for you? 

"Brandy" is one that comes to mind right away. "Summer Breeze" is another one. They remind me of summers past when my days were filled with the swimming pool. Seeing beach towels and blankets spread out in the grass, hearing the spring of the diving boards, and the smell of suntan lotion. Those were the days!

4. Sushi-yay or nay? Have you actually tried it? If you love it what's your go-to order? 

I'm definitely NOT a fan of sushi. My boys like it, but I give it a definite pass. I tried it but didn't like it. 

5. I own a ridiculous amount of ____________________________________. 

Books. I'm trying to do better but I have at least half of a bookcase filled with books I need to read.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Oh my. I'm so far behind with my Ireland posts! I managed to get another post out on Flyin' the Coop but I'm only halfway through the first tour I was on. The information here will be slightly different so make sure you check out both of them.


  1. Sushi is definitely an acquired taste. I didn't like it for a long time either and now it is one of my favorites. And to be honest, I splurged on it last Friday!

  2. Hi Mary, I totally agree on preferring the beach in the winter. I'll have to click over to see your Ireland posts...
    Happy day to you.

  3. Brandy is a classic! I still love that song. I remember buying an album in the early 70's that was a compliation of songs the local radio station put out and Brandy was on it. It sometimes takes me longer to recap a trip than the actual trip : )

  4. I remember Brandy. I have a lot of books that I want to read. I used to buy a lot over the years. I have given a lot away. Thankfully my nephew took my classics. The beach at winter is a lot less crowded for sure.


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