Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Glad to be joining.  It has been awhile and I have surely missed it.  Thanks Joyce!

1. When did you last have to interact, either by phone or in person, with someone in a government run agency? On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the experience? (10 being fabulous and 1 being pass the Tylenol)

Just last month.  I rate this experience a 6, the person on the other end probably a 1 with two Tylenols.

2. The current governor of Wisconsin is considering a run for President next time around. Walker attended Marquette University, but never graduated. In terms ofany candidate running for the office of President (not asking here if you agree or disagree with Scott Walker's politics) would the lack of a college degree influence your vote or no? Would that be a factor in your support of any candidate running for public office, even a role less weighty than President?
Oh gosh, I don't really know.  I know some people who have attended college and have not a lick of common sense and I am like-what catalog did your degree come from.  On the other hand, there are people I know who have never attended college and I am like WOW! you could have fooled me.  
BUT, a President I don't really know.

3. When did you last visit a place or site named for George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, and what was that place or site?

Many years ago when I visited D.C.

4. February 16th was President's Day in the US, but did you know it was also National Almond Day? I didn't think so : ) Do you like almonds? If so, what's a food/dish/recipe you enjoy that contains almonds? 

I love almonds.  I usually keep a bag and when I have an urge for a snack, I grab a handful of almonds.  A recipe with almonds-????

5.The television program Saturday Night Live celebrated it's 40th anniversary this past weekend. Were/are you a fan of the show? If so what has been your favorite (or one of your favorite) skits, sayings, or characters that came out of the program?

My favorite skit has been Mr.Bill episodes.  I can remember college days sitting on the floor in my dorm room watching these episodes.

6. Anything purple within ten feet of you? What is it?

Yes, Grandson's Batman toys.
7. Back in December I asked you to submit a question for a future HP as part of a giveaway I was hosting. I grabbed this one from those entries, submitted by Zoanna who blogs over at Penchant for Pens. Thanks Zoanna!

She asks, "How often do you make your bed, and how do you like to make it-pull the covers all the way up over the pillows, tuck the covers in around the pillows, or place all the pillows on top of the covers?" 

Bed is made the minute I get up. I have to make my bed!!  wish I could make younger daughter do this but she sees no need to make a bed.  I pull the covers over the pillows.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

We finally got SNOW!   It was beautiful! The snow started on Monday and school was closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  The temps are to be below zero for the next few nights so I am thinking no school for the remainder of the week.  I was able to use my time wisely on Tuesday-much cleaning done.


  1. We sometimes still use the Mr. Bill voice here when we say Oh No : ) Enjoy your snow days! It's -10 here this morning and we have feet of snow on the ground, but school is on.

  2. OH NO!!! :) I don't think we'll have snow this week, either.

  3. Oops! I meant "We won't have SCHOOL this week"!!

  4. I remember Mr. Bill...and Gumby! Fun times! No snow for us, only ice. Ready for it to be GONE!

  5. I can send you some more snow if you want. I live in Massachusetts. Have a wonderful day!

  6. We always have a bag of almonds, walnuts and pecans from Costco to snack on. I don't usually cook with nuts, only in some baked goods. Glad you have enjoyed the snow days! Stay safe and warm....

  7. Interesting how some characters, like batman, seem multi-generational. Enjoyed your Hodgepodge.


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