Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 4/25

1. William Shakespeare's birthday is celebrated on April 23rd...when did you last read Shakespeare? What's your favorite Shakespeare play?

I last read Shakespeare in college.  (I still read his sonnets in my classroom, however.)  Is it lame that I don't really have a favorite play?  I remember reading The Merchant of Venice in college and thinking that wasn't too bad. 

2. What food(s) would you recommend a foreign visitor try when they visit your home country?

I'm not completely southern, but I would have to say fried chicken with all the extras, with sweet tea and something completely sinful for dessert.  I don't know that it's uniquely American, but it's awfully good!

3. What's a lie you often tell yourself?

Tomorrow I am going to start working out.  I don't really mean for it to be a lie, and yet, I still haven't really done anything about it.  So, we seem to be at an empasse.

4. What's something you're good at that might surprise us? Remember this is a family friendly blog!

I am pretty good at basic home remodeling.  I can rip out carpet, patch drywall, and all manner of things like that.  If someone will show me how to do it, then it's on.  Which is good because I have several things I want to take care of this summer!
5. Who is your favorite animal character from a book?

I had to really think about this one.  When I was little, my parents used to read a Little Golden Book to me called Katie the Kitten.  They read it so many times my dad had it memorized.  (Seriously, he can still do parts of it to this day!)  Is it wrong for me to pick an animal with my name?

6. April showers bring May flowers...do you have a green thumb?

I can grow anything as long as it doesn't have flowers.  And I remember to water it.

7. Speaking of rainy days...which one of the following activities would you most want to spend time doing on a rainy day---
  • sort photos and create albums
  • bake cookies
  • read a good book
  • hold an all-day movie marathon
  • organize closets, cupboards, or bookshelves
  • try a new recipe
  • fix something that needs fixing

 I would have to go all-day movie marathon, followed closely by reading a good book.  I will miss my mellow Saturdays for the next couple of weeks.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I can't believe we are finally to the end of the year!  I'm really going to miss my 8th graders, but I look forward to summer vacation and a new school year full of new things!


  1. I'm a bit impatient with the remodeling type tasks so good for you!

  2. Seriously the green thumb skipped me. I have an actual yard now and I don't want to kill it. Plus my job has flowers out front and the vet wants me to keep it all alive. I didn't know that was part of the job description . . . lol

  3. Good fried chicken is hard to find in these parts, and now I want some!

  4. Your meal made me hungry! That is an absolute must for anyone visiting the South!

    Kudos to you for teaching 8th graders!

  5. You made my mouth start watering. Fried chicken sounds pretty good right now.

  6. You've inspired me! This looked like such a fun meme! So, I went ahead and did the questions for this week! Love your blog!

    Here are my HodgePodge answers!


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