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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Super Questions for the Wednesday Hodgepodge Greetings from the frozen tundra, aka, New Jersey. Here are the questions for this week's Hodgepodge...see you back here tomorrow (Wednesday) to link up our answers. Don't forget to add the button code to your blog or a link to my Wednesday post so your readers can join in the fun too.

1. Will you watch the Super Bowl? If so who will you root for? If you are outside the USA what is the 'big deal sporting event' in your own country?

I will watch the Super Bowl-especially the half-time show! Who will I root for? Hmmm--let's see-my daughter and husband are Green Bay Packer fans-(not so much now-with Brett Favre no longer playing). My daughter has a cheesehead which I know she will have on. I have been a Steelers fan, but don't really care for their quarterback anymore. So I really don't know who I would want to win--let's just say I can'…

Enjoy Life--Wednesday's Hodgpodge

1. Do you like your name? Were you named after someone? If you have children how did you settle on their names? I like my name-Tamara Lena--I was named after my great-grandmother 'Lena'. With my first daughter--Amanda Christine--I chose the name Amanda (I just liked that name-no particular reason) and my husband chose Christine-after a TV show he liked. My second daughter Dorothy Sarah Emaline--yep three names-has a different story. My oldest daughter, Amanda, was born with a heart defect. She has had two open-heart surgeries-healthy now and is in pharmacy school!!! Anyway-her cardiologist was a very special person to us-her name was Dorothy (that's where her fist name came from) second name-Sarah is after my grandmother who was very special to me and third name-Emaline was after my husband's grandmother--However---we call her Emily--or sometimes Em.

2. How do you define success?
Success is an emotion you feel after completing a project-a moment that is hard to capture.…
A word I would banish from everyday vocabulary would be the word ain't. I guess this word bothers me so because I am a teacher-"Mrs. Doane I ain't got my homework, Mrs. Doane I ain't got no pencil, Mrs. Doane I ain't, I ain't ........ Whew!!! But what really throws me for a loop is the word 'ain't' in the dictionary!!!! Come on-'ain't is it a contraction-if so-what two words does it make??

Opportunity is something you create. If there is something you want, work hard to achieve it. However, if opportunity comes knocking at your door-take it.

OMG--eating healthy-since we have missed 13 days of school, all I do is eat-candy, candy bars, muffins, cookies, anything and anytime. I don't know if I can get into my school clothes now!!! But I do like salads with everything and I mean EVERYTHING and my favorite dressing is ginger.

I don't have time to really get the 'blues.' I have a youngest daughter who plays college basketball…
1. Three words to describe 2010---panicky, mountainous, and lackadaisical.

2. I have no idea what I would like to try if I wasn't afraid. Sometimes I think skydiving--but really don't know.

3. I add nothing to coffee or tea--I prefer strong drinks.

4. A historical sporting event--Ice Skating at the Olympics. Then again since my daughter plays college basketball, I must also admit I would love to see a championship game in this sport.

5. Advice to myself--Do not take people in your life for granted. Spend quality time with your parents and grandparents. Stay young (quit wishing to be older) as long as you can. Don't grow up too fast. Enjoy the moment.

6. I am a planner--right down to the second!!!! I absolutely become nervous when I have to fly by the seat of my pants. Maybe being a school teacher has something to do with this---constantly on a scheduled--even a pee schedule!!!

7. My husband has promised to take me to New York. Now he doesn't or should I say despise to travel…