Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge


This week, Joyce came up with some really unique questions!  I don't know how she does it!  I can't wait to see everyone else's answers ... and if you can't either, just click on the button above.

1. Did you know there is a National Day of pretty much everything in the universe? February 23 happens to be National Inconvenience Yourself Day...when was the last time you were inconvenienced?
When you get right down to it, life is full of inconveniences.  And sometimes those inconveniences turn out to be blessings in disguise.  ;-)

Am I the only one who's boggled by the notion of a day created to inconvenience yourself?   Just how do you go about inconveniencing yourself?  
   
2. When a room in your house needs painting who does the job?
Me.  I love DH, but he just isn't quite as meticulous (isn't that such a nice way of saying anal-retentive?) as I would like.  I admit that I'm pretty very fussy when it comes to painting, so I get the job.  I don't dislike the job either ... as I use the moving of furniture in order to paint as an opportunity to do some pretty thorough cleaning.  So when I'm done, I have freshly painted walls (mmmm, love the smell of a freshly painted room) and a thoroughly cleaned room.  Makes me happy.  

Although in this house, we have rooms with vaulted ceilings ... and it's all I can do to muster up enough courage to climb a 6-foot ladder to do the cut-in work along the ceiling.  So when we'll need to paint rooms here, I imagine we'll call in the professionals (the painter we've used/recommended is a former co-worker; while he isn't cheap, he does an excellent job).

3. Are you friends with your cousins?
I have a cousin who is the same age as me, and we were close when growing up, but when we hit high school, my cousin was one of the popular kids and I was not ... so she really didn't have much to do with me.  In fact, I don't remember her even speaking to me at all until the last day of our senior year.  And now that our high school days are behind us, we're friends again.

4. Do you use an alarm clock? If yes-is it an actual alarm, music, or something else?
Yes, I use an alarm clock when I have to be up by a certain time (church on Sunday, work, etc.).  I set it to the local Christian radio station so I wake up to music.

5. What do you put ketchup on?
Nothing really.  If we do McDonald's (or GetDonalds as T#3 says), my cheeseburger comes with ketchup and that's ok.  But anything I prepare myself, I don't use ketchup.  Of course, we have ketchup in the refrigerator because when the Ts are here, T#2, #3, & #4 like hot dogs for lunch ... and T#3 has to have ketchup with his.  (T#2 used to ask for ketchup with hers, but when I fixed hot dogs for lunch on Saturday, she asked for no ketchup.)

6. What smells make you nostalgic?
My grandma always had a bowl of lemon drop candies out at her house, so any time I smell lemon, I'm reminded of her lemon drop candies and my grandma.

7. Have you heard about the high school English teacher recently suspended as a result of some things she wrote in her personal blog? You can read the story here but in a nutshell she vented a lot of frustration onto her blog. She didn't mention individual students by name but she did make some harsh comments about kids in general and their parents.

What are your thoughts-If you're a parent is your child's teacher online and are you 'friend' or 'follower' there? If you're a teacher are you on facebook and do you accept or friend students on fb? How about their parents? If you're a student are you friends with your current or former teachers online? Do any of them have blogs you read? If you're a teacher or a parent do you ever use your blog as a place to vent your frustrations with our educational system? So much to discuss...
I've read bits and pieces about that story.  I'm not sure what to make about it.  I certainly can understand her venting, but I'm just not sure that she made the best decision to vent on a public blog.  

I know that one of the reasons why my daughter chose to homeschool was the current state of our educational system

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Many of you thought that the picture of the birthday cake on yesterday's post was the cake served at cake day yesterday.  That was just a stock image pulled from Google images.  The cakes we had yesterday were a chocolate chocolate cake, white cake with chocolate frosting, carrot cake (YUM!), and dump cake (YUM!).  Can you tell which are the ones I chose because they are my favorites?  ;-)

 

19 comments:

  1. Hi-Just checking your answers today! I dont really use ketchup either. If like you it comes on something I will deal with it.
    have a good day!

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  2. I also don't do Ketchup much but like you I have it in the house because Hubby likes it on eggs!

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  3. I'm thinking Inconvenience Yourself Day means to do something you wouldn't ordinarily do. To put yourself out there, so to speak. Does this make any sense at all? It's early.

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  4. How very sad that your cousin did not speak to you during high school! I probably would have tripped her in the hallway a few times. Just kidding. Sort of. heehee

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  5. Now you're making me hungry with those cake photos...Those lemon drops look pretty tasty, too!

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  6. I LOVE Dump Cake...one of my all-time favorite desserts! Have a good one!

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  7. My Grandson LOVES ketchup and dips his finger in it and licks it off until it's all gone. Mercy!

    Never heard of purposely inconveniencing oneself unless it is for the good of someone else.

    I love your St. Patrick's blog design!

    Blessings to you!

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  8. I've been waiting for someone to wonder like me, why in the world is there an 'inconvenience yourself' day? Isn't the world full of enough inconveniences??

    I'm happy with your cake choices : )

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  9. Enjoyed reading your anwers. I am not that much into ketchup either.

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  10. so cute that you know what your grandchildren like as far as ketchup, etc, but I'm sure being around them a lot you do know their dislikes and likes! Ketchup is good for smothering the taste of something I might not like, but I tend to like to use ranch dressing or honey mustard for fries and mustard over ketchup on hamburgers. What a wonderful "smell" memory with your grandmother's lemon drops; I remember seeing those around when I was growing up; they tasted so good! Good for you with painting, hoonestly, I've only painted two rooms in my entire life. But I think now that we are where we are, that might be changing down the road.

    have a good Thursday!

    betty

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  11. I remember those lomon drop candies, my grandma used to have them in a small tin. She never let us take any though, quess she knew how greedy I was for start! LOL. But they did smell good.

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  12. A good carrot cake is a Wonderful Thing!

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  13. I could go for a piece of cake right now! Loved reading your answers. Have a great weekend.

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  14. "Getdonalds": so funny! One of my bloggy friends said that when she googles a recipe, she'll add "blog" after it. She says she's come across some really good cooking blogs with wonderful recipes. You can also get a recipe a day through Allrecipes; it will be delivered in your e-mail every day. I've gotten quite a few good recipes from there.

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  15. @Mary, don’t fret about it! I didn’t catch it when reading the comment sent by e-mail … and probably never would have known if you hadn’t just now mentioned it. ;-)

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  16. @Mary, don’t fret about it! I didn’t catch it when reading the comment sent by e-mail … and probably never would have known if you hadn’t just now mentioned it. ;-)

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  17. My Grandson LOVES ketchup and dips his finger in it and licks it off until it's all gone. Mercy!

    Never heard of purposely inconveniencing oneself unless it is for the good of someone else.

    I love your St. Patrick's blog design!

    Blessings to you!

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  18. I LOVE Dump Cake...one of my all-time favorite desserts! Have a good one!

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