Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Go for the Hodgepodge Gold

It's a Hodgepodge of Olympic proportions as we answer Joyce's thought-provoking questions, then link up to share the fun all over the wide, wide world.

1. The Summer Olympics begin next week and London is playing host. If you had the chance to go in person which (non-Olympic) London site would you most like to visit?
I would most definitely enlist the help of our gracious host, Joyce, to make the visit with me and, since she lived there, take me to all the best shops, restaurants, pubs, and most impressive London sites. When do we leave, Joyce? And I do hope you will include Buckingham Palace. I would like to see the Guard Mounting. And I learned there's even an app for that!

2. What is something in your life right now that feels like an Olympic event?
The wedding of our daughter in April was my most recent Olympic event. Since that most memorable day, I have been on a slightly less rigorous schedule, and have been enjoying summer weekends at the lake, and a little breather before the next big thing. And there's always a next big thing.
And just to show that we did, indeed, enjoy the day, and were still standing and smiling after all the planning and preparing, here's one more photo from the wedding. Mom and daughter. :)

3. What's your favorite supper to prepare and serve when it's too hot to cook?
Well, when it's too hot to cook, it's too hot to cook. Own night. That means you make your own. :)

4. July 18th is National Get Out of the Doghouse Day...when was the last time you were 'in the doghouse'?
It might have been when I dropped a whole gallon of milk in the garage and it splashed on my husband's freshly washed car. Good thing my husband is the forgiving type, who doesn't keep me in the doghouse for long. I'm not sure he even knows where the doghouse is. :) Thankfully, I have a real little dog who helped clean up the mess.

5. What television advertisement do you find particularly irritating or inappropriate? You may not answer with 'all of them'. I know some of you were thinking about it.
I honestly can't even think of one. I guess I must not pay attention to commercials any more. I am sure when I read the other answers, I will wonder why I didn't think of that! 
I will say, and I may not be popular for saying it, but I have never understood the dairy cow in the Chick-fil-A advertising. Why would a dairy cow be telling me to "eat mor chikin"? (And why can't the dairy cow spell?) We don't eat dairy cows anyway. At least I don't. :) I eat those tasty black ones. Angus, that is. Black gold. Yum-mee.

6. Share one piece of interesting news from the year you were born.
In searching for something 'interesting', I discovered that the original Ocean's 11 was filmed in 1960. I have not watched the 1960 version, but I may want to do that in honor of the year of my birth. 
Yes, that was a long, long time ago.

I am more familiar with the 2001 version of Ocean's Eleven. (Note the title changes the number from '11' to 'Eleven'). George Clooney as Danny Ocean. Yes, please.

7. What's the best part of your average day?
Any time I can do some reading. That's usually bedtime on an average day.
I'm currently reading Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck. Entertaining and funny stuff from a brilliant author and screenwriter who left this life too soon.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Granddaughter Haleigh is 2 1/2, and I found her in the back room working with the letters on the refrigerator.

No, she wasn't spelling words, but she was carefully sorting the letters and lining them up by color.

Reminds me of a little boy I once knew.

That would be her daddy, Andrew, who had a birthday earlier this month. In the midst of a big lake weekend, fireworks, and 100 degree temps, I failed to write a birthday post for him. So happy 28th birthday Andrew! A little late, but with big love from your mama. You'll always be my little boy.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Cute granddaughter! So smart of her!