October 24, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge #99

1.  So, do you like beer?

(Joyce says 99 always reminds her of "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall". So this question does originate from logic. :)

I've never actually tried beer, but as I don't really enjoy wine (the only other alcoholic drink I've tried and yes, I do know they are different), nor do I like the smell of beer, I have never even been tempted to try and see if I'd like it.

2.  What's your least favorite repetitive task?

Hmmmm, I'd probably say laundry or grocery shopping. I cannot stand to do either job, and like clockwork, they shout to be done every week. Yuck.

3.  When was the last time you rode a bus?  Where was it headed? 

I'm pretty sure the last time was a youth Christmas caroling several years ago. We traveled around in a school bus from house to house. It was actually quite fun. :)

4.  What song from your childhood or from your own children's childhood could make a parent's nerves stand on end? 

The first song that popped into my head was: "This is the song that never ends, it goes on and on my friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was and they'll continue singing it forever just because this is the song that never ends...."  Are you singing it in your mind now? :) (If it makes you feel better, so am I.)

5.  The US Presidential election cycle is drawing to a close (can I get an AMEN??), and the third and final debate was held last night...what was the last thing you 'debated about'?

I honestly have no idea. My friend's husband seems to like engaging me in conversation and twisting me around in circles until I concede to him, but we haven't done that in a while. Sooo........next question?

6.  Can a person make too much money?  How much is too much?

Not sure you can have too much money necessarily, what it really depends on is how you spend it. You can make millions and donate 90% of it, and I'd say you're not making too much. On the other hand, you can make hundreds and spend every cent on frivolous things you desire in the moment, and I'd say not that you make too much money, but obviously you're not too smart with what you do have. Does that make sense?

7.  Pop-soda-coke-something else...what's it called where you live?

I grew up calling it 'soft drinks'. Now I live in another state, and I call it mostly 'soda', but 'pop' comes out pretty often also. I actually rather like calling it 'pop', no specific reason, it's just a fun word to say. Don't you think? :)

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Since this is my very first attempt at this hodgepodge, I don't have much to add. Other than I think this is great fun! :)

Toodle-loo kangaroos!


  1. That song would have been my answer to that question too. This is the first time I've seen this hop.

  2. Welcome to the Hodgepodge. I agree about the song that never ends.... oh boy! Being stuck in a car with kids singing it can certainly be challenging! ha!

  3. Welcome to the Hodgepodge! I started to answer with 'the song that never ends...', but Lamb Chop is way cuter than Barney so I went with a Barney song instead. Have a great day!

  4. So happy you joined us for Hodgepodge and hope you'll be back each Wednesday! Yep...that song is like nails on a chalkboard, for sure! I am definitely not a fan of grocery shopping, either...seems to take forever!

  5. Oh...I'm your newest follower! :)

  6. So glad you joined up! I almost said The Song that Never Ends! Glad to find someone else who called them soft drinks! LOL And your money answer was just perfect and exactly what I was trying to say!

  7. Welcome to Hodgepodge. It's a lot of fun and hope to see you again. The Song That Never Ends truly just needs to do that.. END!
    I am now following you too!

  8. Welcome, welcome! I put The Song That Never Ends as well. Your blog is very pretty!

  9. This is a fun meme, I enjoy it a lot. I hope you join in a gain.
    I am not a drinker either and believe me you are not missing anything as far as beer is concerned. It is nasty.
    My husband says that I am compulsive about laundry. I don't mind it other than folding the towels. I tend to leave them in the dryer or a basket quite often.

  10. Karen and Gerard-This meme just looked like fun, so I had to try it myself. :)

    Marla-Thank you! And yes, that song goes on and on and on and on.

    Joyce-Thank you for such a fun meme. I'm having a great time seeing everyone's answers. And Lamb Chop IS much cuter than Barney, but that song won't leave your mind once you start it!

    April-I hope I can keep it up each week, it's been great fun today. Thank you for following!

    Mocha with Linda-Yes, most people who hear 'soft drinks' are like "What on earth?". :)

    Tami-Exactly! Thanks for the follow.

    Jhona-Thank you! Yellow is my favorite color, so of course I had to pretty much cover my blog with it.

    Lighhousegal-I hope I do too. :) If I don't fold my laundry immediately after it comes out of the dryer, it seems to hang about in the way for days after. Everytime I tell myself I'll do better, and I never do. Glad to see I'm not the only one with this problem.

  11. You really gave a lot of thought for your answer to #6 and I totally agree with your style. I'm glad to see you decided to participate in HODGEPODGE, tho, I'm not the hostess, Joyce, I still love to read the answers by those who visit with me and leave a comment. It helps get to know one another a bit better if the answering is an honest approach.

    Thanks for stopping by Kara, hope to see you again soon.

    1. It was so fun to participate and see everyone's answers. I agree that it helps to get to know each other better, plus what a great way to break the ice between two people. :)

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    1. It's just a fun word isn't it? :) I do tend to use it more often than not.

  13. Used to be a Virginian and now a Californian? I used to be a Californian and am now a Virginia...seems like we may have a lot in common.

    Grocery shopping is my # 2 right after laundry, as well. However, during the first few weeks of October I tried a pinterest suggestion of making a list of 5 beef meals, 5 chicken meals, 5 fish or pork meals and I added 3 vegetarian meals to cook for the month. (other days we'd eat leftovers or go out.) I also decided to make a list of breakfasts/lunches and desserts. It has changed my life! I spent $600 for a family of five (saved money by going once) and today I still have a handful of meals to get through the end of the month. One of us has had to get some fresh items, milk or bread, but it's in/out through self-check and it's been great. I used to "labor" trying to pick the right meal for the day each week (thinking about our schedule.) Instead, this go around I just picked some crock pot meals and some quick meals to get me through those busy nights. It's worked out great. Guess I should write a post about it. Sorry for the long comment. Ha!

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by and following!

    1. I didn't realize that we had CA in common too! How fun! :)

      Grocery shopping is a dreaded thing for me. But your idea sounds great. Thank goodness for Pinterest huh? :) I may just have to try it out myself. So I'm glad you wrote a long comment! Although a post would be great, maybe with lots of details about how you did it all.

      Thanks for coming by and commenting . :)


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