Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It’s Wednesday – already?  I went to bed last night sure that it was Monday evening, sure that I’d be able to post a Tuesday entry, sure that Wednesday and its Hodgepodge were still a couple of days away.  Thankfully Joyce is on top of things with a list of random “hodgepodge-y” questions.  And when you’re done here, click on the button above to see how everyone else answered the questions.

1. Have you ever been 'asked' to report for jury duty? Were you chosen to serve? If not, were you happy or disappointed?
I can’t remember for sure how many times I’ve been called to report … I think at least six times.  I was actually chosen twice.  The first time was for a case of shoplifting; the defendant chose to defend herself … I wouldn’t say that was the wisest choice she made, but it probably wouldn’t have mattered because the store had a videotape that caught her in the act.  Needless to say, we didn’t deliberate very long.  The second case was a medical malpractice case.  It wasn’t nearly as clear-cut as the shoplifting case, and for a while it looked like we were going to deliberate into the late hours that Friday … and into the weekend.  Whew! 

2. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being very), how mechanically inclined are you? Give an example to back up your answer.
I think I would rank myself as a 4.  I can do minor things around the house, like tighten the screws on a cabinet door, hang pictures (even using toggle bolts), etc.  But anything beyond those kind of simple things are beyond my ability. 

3. Beets-cabbage-cauliflower-butternut squash....of the four, which is your favorite fall vegetable?
To be honest, I’m not much of a fan of either.  I’ll do cabbage in vegetable soup, and I’ll eat cauliflower – but neither one would be high on my list of yummy veggies.

4. What do you recommend to overcome self-pity?
Time in the word and prayer … when I’m with God, I’m taking my focus off me.
5. Do you enjoy classical music?
No thanks.
6. October is National Book Month...what's on your reading list this month?
I’m reading The Confession by John Grisham.  I used to read his books as soon as a new one was published, but I missed the last couple of books he published. 

7. What is your idea of 'cute'?
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I’ve mentioned before that DH and I fell in love with the 1987 Cardinals’ postseason as a backdrop.  And we’re both long-time, die-hard Cardinals fans, so when the Cardinals make it to the playoffs, it’s always an exciting time in our household. 


  1. I don't care for any of those vegetables either. I hope your having a good week,

  2. I'm still a fan of John Grisham. Congrats on your Cardinals win even though they booted out my beloved Phils!

  3. I like John Grisham too - wish I had time for some pleasure reading.

  4. I used to read John Grisham's books, too. I don't know why I stopped.

    I agree with your definition of cute. It looks like most people agree with us :)

  5. medical malpractice would be a hard one because I spend my life in the medical field. I do not think they would choose me or maybe they would because I would definitely look at all the facts and could read between the lines.

    I've never really read a John Grisham book. Good???

  6. The medical malpractice case sounds like it was interesting.

    I haven't read any of John Grisham's books.
    It looks like an interesting book.

    A lot of bloggers are answering babies for the `cute` answer. After all they are cute, aren't they? :)

  7. I enjoyed reading the Confession. As for jury duty, I have never been chosen but would like to.

  8. It's wonderful to have a team you love to follow. Enjoyed your answers. I don't really care for the vegetables in #3 either. I enjoy romance novels but seldom take the time to read.

  9. Yea for the Cardinals! What an interesting case to be on a jury for with the medical malpractice! I'm sure it was hard to make the best decision regarding it! I like John Grisham too; haven't read too many of his recent books, will have to check some out at the library next time I'm there!

    have a good rest of the day!


  10. Sorry I missed this yesterday- blogger wouldn't let me access my blog at all! My mother loves John Grisham books! I've been called three times to jury duty but only served once. Thankfully.

  11. Wow, you've been called for jury duty tons of times! I've always wanted to be called but I never have been!


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