Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 8/1


1. I'm joining my daughter1 in the 101 in 1001 challenge. Essentially you create a list of 101 things you hope to do or accomplish in the next 1001 days. What's one thing you'd put on your list?

I think my big one would be to return to NYC!  I haven't been there since 2000.  And there are so many shows I would love to see and things I would love to do!

2. How many remote controls do you have in your house? What's one item in your home you wish could be operated by remote control?

In my whole house, I have four.  One item I wish I could have on a remote control is the AC unit, which has been giving me fits this summer!

3. What does having it all mean to you? Is it attainable?

I think having it all is the idea that if you work hard enough or attain enough success, you can have all of the things you want.  I think this is attainable to a degree, but if you are a driven person, I'm not sure that you can ever really be happy.  

4. What's your favorite movie soundtrack?

There are a lot of really great soundtracks out there, but the two that immediately came to mind were The Big Chill (which I learned when I was four) and Love Actually.  My Best Friend's Wedding got a lot of play for a time there too.  

5. Describe the best view you've seen from a rooftop.

I would have to say that it was either the view from the Empire State Building or from the World Trade Center (I was there in 1998).   Being able to see the entire city was just incredible!

6. What's your least favorite thing about summer?

The sweaty miserable weather!  It's been ridiculous here, just like in the rest of the country!

7. Our weekly Hodgepodge falls on the first day of August. In ten words or less sum up your July.

So.  Very.  Hot.   

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I can't believe that I am officially back to work next week!  While I still need to do a great deal of prep, I'm actually starting to get excited about everything that awaits!


  1. I almost put the Big Chill on my list but I had already listed a few. As usual : ) Enjoy this last week of vacay! Happy Back to feels so early. Up here they don't go back until after Labor Day so August is still truly the summer.

  2. I find it amazing that this summer we've had (relatively) cooler temperatures here in Florida than most of the rest of the country!

  3. Would also love to go back to New York City and I forgot to mention the view from the Empire State Building! I think the heat along with going back to school has messed with my brain. Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation.

  4. We have a lot of answers in common. I just finished teaching at our schools summer camp so I can't imagine going back in a week!!! I do, however, get excited about the beginning of the school year...just give me a couple of weeks off :)

  5. Hi, new follower from JOyce's hodgepodge, and fellow teacher. The view from the Empire State building was truly awesome, I huess going back to NYC should be on my list too. ;)

  6. Oh my goodness. I had forgotten about the Big Chill soundtrack. I love that one!


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