Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 8/3

1. Share a favorite song lyric.

     "We all live with the scars we choose..."  from "Take Me As I Am" by Sugarland.  But I have a different one almost every day.

2. When was the last time someone yelled at you?

     People rarely yell at me.  Sometimes people (particularly the ones I teach) get a little smart with me, but I can't even begin to tell you the last person who was brave enough to yell.  Of course, they'd have to find them first!  HAHA!  Just kidding.

3. Money, fame, happiness...are they mutually exclusive?

    Nope.  I think that if you are only looking for money and fame, you will never really be able to find happiness.  That doesn't mean you can't have one or the other and not be happy, but I think that when it's your sole focus it shifts everything else in your life.

4. What is your favorite dish to prepare for family and friends that doesn't require turning on the stove, oven or an outdoor grill?

     One of my most popular is cheesecake dip.  It is so yummy, and it's super easy to make.  (Which is pretty important if I am the one cooking!)

5. The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week. What is one thing you could do this week to simplify your life? Will you do it?

     I've made some strides this summer, but I have a lot of other stuff that could be purged or organized in my life.  And once school starts, it always gets more complicated.

6. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being 100% and 1 being not at all) how tuned in are you to your country's national political scene?

      Probably about a 5.  I vaguely know what's going on, but I don't really pay the kind of attention that I should because it all tends to make me furious!  And I teach government, so I really should pay better attention.

7. What are your final parting words to the month of July?

     "Could you have been any hotter?  This is the Midwest not the Mohave Desert!" 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

     I am so sad that my summer is coming to a close.  However, I am looking forward to an incredible new school year.  (And I'm looking forward to a couple posts on that subject before we start!)


  1. Oooooh I love sugarland! They have some really good songs that don't necessarily get played on the radio all the time but still good. I actually like those better than some of the ones that are always played. Anywhoo, good lyric choice! :)


  2. Cheesecake dip??!!! I am pretty sure you're gonna need to share that recipe. Cheesecake is my younger daughter's love language : )

  3. I will post it today, Joyce!

  4. I am with Joyce on needing to know that cheesecake dip recipe! I don't think I'm as excited as you about the school year starting soon, but then I don't teach...I drive the bus.

  5. http://ktslifeisfunny.blogspot.com/2011/08/cheesecake-dip.html

    Here you go, ladies! Enjoy!

  6. I love cheesecake.
    This cheesecake dip sounds interesting.

    Praying you have an incredible school year.

  7. I am definitely going to have to look up that recipe :)

    I do get a teeny bit excited thinking of starting a brand new year. I know that will quickly wear off though once the "honeymoon" is over!

  8. @ Stacy Lynn - I don't know that I would be that excited if I was driving a bus either.

    @ Michelle - Thanks for your prayers! Always appreciated.

    @ Aimee - I'm not foolish enough to think it's all going to be roses, but even when it's bad, I truly do love my job!

  9. Yum- cheesecake dip, sounds delish!
    Visiting today from Hodgepodge :)


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