Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Have you ever been on a real sleigh ride? How about the warm weather version - a carriage ride?
    This question makes me giggle, because last year we had sleigh rides at our school.  And while it was cool in it's own way, I'm not sorry that we don't have them this year.  I have been on a sleigh ride for sure, and it seems like I have some vague childhood memory of a carriage ride, but I could be wrong.

2. What's your policy on 'chain mail' know, the emails you receive that are often some sort of poem/blessing/good wish that ask you to send it on to 10 or 12 friends? Do you delete without opening, read and trash, read and trash and then worry you won't be blessed/lucky/protected? Do you delete the sender from your contacts or just go ahead and send the love onward?


3. Who is your favorite character in any of the Christmas movies and why?

      Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas.   Especially when she sings "Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep" with Bing Crosby.  Do I really need a because after that?

4. Share a favorite quote.

       I have several deep, thought-provoking quotes that I love and have quoted on here before.  However, I will instead quote Steel Magnolias.  "Oh Spud!  I'm a chain."  which I use all the time.  Or "Pink is my signature color."  Or "If you can't say something nice, come sit by me."  Or....

5. What's your favorite holiday scent?

Homemade Cookies.  Which basically smells like Vanilla, which is my favorite smell anyway.

6. Does the Christmas season stress you out? In what way?

A little.  As a teacher, I don't get a lot of my shopping done ahead of time for various reasons.  So, trying to get all of that done on Saturdays or a few days before with the rest of the general population is stressful.  Particularly because I don't like crowds of impatient people all that much.  And the whole "Who am I socially obligated to get presents/tip extra?" thing always concerns me.  I don't want to offend anyone, but I am not a bottomless pit of cash either. 

7. What's the best thing about your life right now?

Being comfortable with who I am as a person.  Oh, and those candy orange slices all coated in sugar.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

As much as I love basketball season, processed nacho cheese and hot dogs are starting to wear on my nerves.


  1. My sister and I give each other candied orange slices on our goes back to a mean trick I pulled on her when we were kids...we love them!

    Love your quotes : )

  2. "Being comfortable with who I am as a person." Can you really ask for more than that?

    ANd also, LOVE White Christmas :) And Bing...

  3. I seriously considered putting Bing and Rosemary in White Christmas for my movie answer.

    Amen to the extra tipping thing.

  4. The socially obligated giving always gets to me. I always forget someone I should have remembered and don't until they get me a gift and then I feel stupid. But at least I still have a little money in my pocket. : )

    Love White Christmas!

  5. Loved #7! Wish we could all be happy with who we are! This was my first time here and I'm glad I stopped by. Have a great day.

  6. Oh my goodness, ladies! I've never had this many comments on a post from people in my immediate blog world. Thanks for stopping by!

    And I'm thrilled at all the love for White Christmas! My SIL and I were arguing with my brother last week about how awesome this movie is!

  7. I loved ALL your answers. White of my favs. Baking cookies...another fav. I am a teacher to so I feel your stress level. And your 'um.

  8. Loved your answers. After having read a lot of the other hodgepodge players answers, I'm wondering who passes on those obnoxious emails? I think I want you all as my friends, then maybe my mailbox won't be littered with all that junk.

  9. You two are too sweet! Thanks for not just stopping by and for commenting too! I love comments!


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