Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I am linking up today for Wednesday Hodgepodge hosted by Joyce.
1. How has your hometown changed since you were a kid? What has changed most about the neighborhood you grew up in?
Well since I now live further "out east" I feel like my old neighborhood is like the city although it is a suburb. There seems to be a lot more traffic and many of the businesses have changed. Some old favorites are still there like the Carvel up the block where we always went for ice cream. When I was a little kid I remember it being a walk up window with a big ice cream cone on top of the building. Now it has booths in it and is much bigger and more modern and did I mention much more expensive!
2. What song makes you laugh?
"This is the song that never ends..." I don't know all the words but it is just a silly little children's song that sticks in your head when you hear it.
3. Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Read the books? Seen any/all of the movies? Will you be standing in line somewhere close to midnight later this week? For those of you playing along today who live outside the US or UK is Harry Potter a phenomenon in your part of the world?
No, No, No, No. I won't allow my children to either.
4. If the truth hurts, will you tell a lie? Are we better off as a society in a world that allows no form of deception whatsoever?
I don't think I would but after reading Joyce's response I have to reconsider. I don't like to hurt someone's feelings so... I may not tell them the absolute truth if they asked me how the food was and I didn't like it. I just might smile and say "great, thanks" and leave it at that. On the other hand if it really was great I would go on and on telling them! I mean who wants to be ungrateful and a complainer. If someone took the time to cook for me I am thankful for it. Yes, we are better off with a world that doesn't allow deception. It is everywhere. Just think about TV commercials. People are deceived into thinking they will get the perfect body in six weeks with only ten minutes of exercise three times a week! Kids are deceived into thinking if they wear certain brands of clothes they will be as cool as the kids wearing them on TV.
5. What is your favorite 'sauteed in garlic and butter' food? Or garlic and olive oil if that makes you feel better.
Tomato sauce. I start my sauce with garlic sauteed in olive oil. Then add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, parsley, basil and a pinch of sugar. I have no idea how much... I eyeball it. I have trouble sharing that recipe ;)
6. Attending any reunions this summer/year? High school? family? Other? Do these events stir up excitement or dread?
No. I didn't go to my high school 20th reunion last year. I had no interest in going. The friends that are special I still keep in touch with and that is only a select few.
7. Lilac, hydrangea, peony...pick one.
Hydrangeas! I have a few bushes in the yard and they are so pretty- whether blue or purple. I had them in my wedding flowers although they were fake since it was November in NY. All the rest of the flowers were real though so I don't think anyone even noticed.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Why do people talk about personal details of their lives on their cell phones in public? I mean really Mr. who sits next to us at swimming lessons did I need to know every job you have ever had? Especially that you earned $30 to strip at a bachelorette party in college? Your wife would be so happy to know that perfect strangers now know all those details. And who could you have been talking to on your cell phone? Oh I shouldn't be so presumptive; maybe you don't have a wife. Really is it necessary to sit there with your feet propped up against the fence where all the other parents are trying to look through to see their kids? Arrogant, indeed. Oh and I think you mentioned you are now a teacher. Great, just great. I bet those students would be proud to have seen and heard you on this day (sorry just the former public school teacher in me coming out :).