Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 8/22

1. Aloha! On August 21, 1959 Hawaii officially became a US state. Have you ever been? Upon arrival would you prefer an orchid or a hibiscus to tuck behind your ear?

I have never been to Hawaii!  I have always wanted to go.  And I think I would have to go hibiscus behind the ear upon arrival.

2. Since we're talking tropical...what's your favorite food or beverage made with pineapple?

I love anything with pineapple.  My aunt makes a really great homemade pineapple ice cream.  So good!

3. Do you believe in soul mates? Explain.

I do, but I don't necessarily think that it has to do with a romantic connection.  I think there are people who come into your life that connect with you in ways that others just don't.   In my experience, those are the people who you have an almost second language with that no one else in the world would begin to understand.  You are lucky if you can have even one of these people in your life.

4. Share a memory about the house you grew up in.

When my brother and I were very small, I was maybe 8 and he was 5, we used to use the closet underneath the stairs as our fort.  I loved playing back there.  Sometimes we were camping, other times secret agents.   It's just a really happy memory from a house where there were many happy memories.

5. Are you comfortable with silence?

It depends.  I like silence sometimes when I am at home.  I will go hours sometimes with no TV or music.  I think sometimes you just need that to reboot.  I am not, however, comfortable with silence in conversation.  I have always been a talker and had a need to fill the space.  It's something that I am working on.

6. You spot a giant spider on your bedroom wall...what's your next move? (all spiders are giant, right?)

I grab a shoe and kill it.  Single girls do not have time to be wimps.

7. My idea of fun does NOT include ______________.

Camping.  My people don't camp.  I know some people really like it, but that is not me.  I love nature, and I enjoy exploring it.  But when I am done, I want to return to my house or a nice hotel and get a hot shower and something to eat that I didn't have to pack or catch.  I might adjust to an RV situation, but tent camping just isn't my thing.  

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I am exhausted.  How is it that I eliminated things from my schedule and I am busier than I have ever been?   I am really hoping that once things settle into more of a routine, I won't feel so overwhelmed.   It has been full of good moments, and I really am happy with the way thing are working out, but it just a little much right now.


  1. So many non-campers in the Hodgpepodge : ) I haven't had pineapple ice cream in years but I used to love that. I don't even see it anywhere these days.

    My best friend growing up had a big weeping willow tree in her backyard and we made many a fort under there. Fun days!

    I'm sure things will settle down and you'll get into a routine soon. The start of a new school year is always a little bit crazy, especially coming off of summertime.

  2. Not a fan of camping either. Give me a nice (or any) hotel, and I'm good to go. Just don't get the appeal of all that camping stuff. Hope things get settled for you soon. Have a great day!

  3. I am with you on the camping. Overrated.hope things smooth out soon in the schedule. I am about to be shell shocked myself.

  4. We used to play in a closet under the steps too! My parents hung a little light in it and it was big enough to get 2 or 3 kids in - and pretend to be all kinds of things. I remember we kept up dress-up clothes in a suitcase in there too.
    Camping - never! I agree!

  5. You are my hero for the spider! I would leave the room and lock the door peeking in everyonce in a while to see if it had gone! I am really a bug whimp!! Would be too afraid it would jump on me!!

    I do love camping though! It is musch better since we got a camper. It is so peaceful and quiet without the distractions from anything.


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