Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Contrary to what Joyce thought yesterday, it’s now Wednesday … and time for the Hodgepodge.  ;-)  If you want to join in or just check out what everyone else had to say, click on the button above.

1. What gives you goosebumps?
Uh, cold weather.  ;-)  If you mean the kind of feeling you get when you see/hear something really spectacular, I did get goosebumps when I heard a young boy (probably around 11?) sing O Holy Night a few years back.  Or when something happens that is so clearly a “God moment”, where there’s absolutely no doubt that He was moving in the situation.
2. Halloween-are you a lover or a hater? Okay, that sounds harsh ... Halloween - yay or nay?
I like seeing the kids dressed up in their costumes, but beyond that, I can take or leave Halloween.  I don’t decorate for it or dress up or anything. 
3. Can you respect someone you do not trust, and can you trust someone you do not respect?
No.  Trust is something that must be earned … over time, and if I can’t respect someone, it’s hard to imagine spending enough time with him/her to be able to get to know him/her well enough to feel like I can trust him/her.
4. Apples or oranges? Yes, you have to choose.
Plain?  Oranges … if they’re the easy-to-peel, juicy navals that are getting harder and harder to find and costing more and more whenever I do find them.  Otherwise, give me apples … apple pie, apple crisp, apple cake, caramel apples, yummy!
5. What is something you wish was in your town? (shop, restaurant, attraction, etc.)
A full-service grocery store.  We live in a small town … actually a small village.  We have a Walgreen’s and a Casey’s (convenient store), which will do in a pinch ($$), but if we want to do some shopping we have to go to the large town (small city?) 5 miles up the road.  I know … 5 miles really isn’t very far, but depending on time of day, it can take a good little while to get there.  When I read this, it seems so silly … even in large cities, people frequently have to drive 30 minutes to get to a nearby grocery store.  But I guess I’m spoiled when we were a mere 15 blocks away from a grocery store at our old house. 
6. What non-food item is in your refrigerator or freezer?
A freezer pack.  You all surely know by now that I’m a Diet Coke gal, but the University where I’m working has a contract with Pepsi, so there are no Coke products in the vending machines … not to mention that even if there were, I refuse to pay $1.25 for a can of soda.  So I bring some Diet Cokes with me to work in my 31 tote … and tuck in a freezer pack so my soda will stay good and cold ‘cause I love my soda cold.  ;-)
7. Are you at all superstitious?
No.  Superstitions are beliefs or practices resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation.  That’s contrary to what I believe as a Christian. 
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Several of the bloggers I follow have mentioned that they have snow in their forecasts.  Lucky them!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE snow and cannot wait until we have our first snow.  We don’t usually get much snow (last year was an exception), so when we do, I’m almost giddy! 


  1. I loved reading your answers. I'm a Coke drinker, too!

    Snow already? We're still in the 80's!

    You asked about Jennifer...I'm sure it's tough for her--not knowing if there will ever be a baby in her future, but she keeps her emotions under wraps most of the time.

  2. I was a little surprised by your answer to #7. I was raised very strictly Southern Baptist but the superstitions abounded! Funny how different perspectives can be. I personally love the first snowfall of the season but after that it tends to get old pretty quick.

  3. Well I'm one of those with snow in the forecast. I love snow but October is just way too early given the fact that we get plenty from Dec-April. I am hoping they're wrong because that will most likely mean the end of the pretty leaves.

  4. I love the snow too and get excited when I hear it in the forecast.

    Kimberly's Korner

  5. WOW..SNOW? We are lucky it has at least cooled down somewhat here FINALLY. I had to pull the blankets up last night, haha...Have a good day!

  6. I love snow, too. It'll probably be at least a month before I see any, but I'm definitely looking forward to it.

  7. I went with the spooky things that give me goosebumps---but I also get them from watching heartwarming movies- especially with a Christmas theme!

    I love being superstitious- it's all about the fun of it!

  8. Brr, snow! Oh, I'm not ready for that. Things are going to get cool by Friday, but not that cold. It's hard believe how quickly this year has passed by and now the holidays are staring at us.

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  9. So totally agree with your #3. We have snow in the Alps, does that count?

  10. Yikes snow already?!!?

  11. Being a northerner transplanted to the south, I have had all the snow I would want and more. Last year was a record down here in NC, I'm told. I live on the coast and we got a 7" snowfall one night. Please... no more.

    I don't know if it is a superstition, but I will not be around an Ouiji Board. Those things creep me out.

  12. Love your God Moment answer, that gives me goose bumps as well. You Like Snow!!! I hope you don't mind traveling to shovel us out.... He ... he.

  13. Our high school signed a contract with Pepsi this year...we had coke products before. The band boosters haven't sold near the sodas that we sold during past football seasons, and I'm sure it's because it's pepsi. People want their Dr. Pepper!

  14. I was envying the snow reports also!! Heck we're so desperate for any kind of participation, I actually got excited about the fog we've had for the last two mornings. The first day we had fog, it actually took me a minute to figure out what it was and then I realized it has been MONTHS since we've had fog - I guess you have to have some kind of moisture to have fog and heaven knows we haven't had any of that!

  15. When we take drives, sometimes we'll go through small towns with no stores at all, we wonder how far they go for groceries, etc. I'm with you, five miles seems far when you want something more convenient, imagine how far they might have to go! I'm indeed spoiled! I hope you get LOTS of snow this year!


  16. We don't get much snow here, but I'll send what we do get your way. ;-)

  17. I had to smile at your answer to the town question. We live in a large city and drive 22 miles to church and 10 miles to the nearest safe Target I miss small town life.

  18. Hi Kathy, yes - lots of "superstitions" -
    don't wash clothes on New Years day or you will not live to see the next - a bird flying into the window signifies death - all dreams are a premonition of something bad - Two things that come to no good end are a whistling woman and a crowing hen - If your ears itch or burn, someone is talking about you - never say goodbye when leaving family members or you might never see them again (to this day I can't say goodbye) - I could go on and on. Buy my family was extremely religious - very strictly Southern Baptist.

  19. Yes music can give me goosebumps too, I didn't think about that answer! I'm the same with #2.
    No snow here and I'm okay with that however I did enjoy the snow in Mammoth Lakes this summer.

  20. I miss the snow....

    Cheri @

  21. Oh, my goodness, can't believe you are excited about the first snow. Guess I'm a "fair weather" kinda gal because the thought of snow makes me shiver. :o) It's good we seldom get the white stuff.

    We live in a small town too but I do have a full size grocery store two miles from our house and I agree, 5 miles is too far. :o)

    Hope it's been a happy weekend for you!


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