Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1.      1.  April 15th is the deadline for Americans to file their state and federal income tax returns.  What's a job you do on a regular basis that could be described as 'taxing'? 

Making sure that my husband’s parents aren’t being taken advantage of and being taken care of properly in their old age can be taxing.  Everyone needs an advocate, especially the elderly. 

2. I'm participating in the April 
A-Z blog challenge, and the Hodgepodge happens to fall on Day O this week. In keeping with that theme...olives, onions, oysters, okra...of the foods mentioned, what's your favorite O food?

Olives- yuck, onions- I like red onions on my hamburgers or in my salad, oysters- yuck, okra- never had it.  If I could choose my own O food I would choose Oreos- double stuff, of course!

3.  What is something memorable you experienced as a child that your own children (or future children/nieces/nephews) will not get to experience? 

Many things are different today.  No more record players or pay phones are what I thought of.  We always carried a dime and then later a quarter to make sure we could make a phone call if we needed a ride home.  When we lost power and cell service during Sandy we drove around looking for a pay phone and couldn’t find one.  I don’t think there are any left. 

4. Term limits for our elected officials...your thoughts? 

Um, yes.  I am all for term limits. 

5. On April 18th, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous 'midnight ride'...when did you last make a midnight ride?  Perhaps the fate of a nation wasn't hanging in the balance, but tell us where you were headed anyway.

The last midnight ride here was to 7-11 for a Big Gulp Coca-Cola.  I sent my husband to get me one because I had a migraine.  The caffeine helps the headache but for some reason soda fountain soda works the best for me. 

6.  What would freak you out more...a mouse running across your floor or a big fat hairy spider? 

I don’t like either but a mouse would freak me out more. I don’t even like typing that work- yuck! 

7. I love it when people ask me________________________?

if I’d like a cup of tea.  Maybe that is just because I am in the mood for one now and so sore from working out that I don’t want to get up ;)  

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Praying for all those affected by the Boston bombing.  Thankful for the many there that day that assisted the injured.  



  1. Oreos! Now there's an O food I can get excited about :)

    I haven't seen a pay phone in years!

  2. Oh cup of tea is a good answer : ) I feel the same!

  3. Yes, pay phones! Along those lines, there used to be a number you could dial --"popcorn" that would update you with the exact Greenwich Mean Time so you could set your clocks after a power outage...I dialed "popcorn" many a time when I was a kid, sometimes just to hear the time, no real reason.

  4. There is something about a fountain soda... I dont know what they do to it, bu its different.

    Oreos... now you're talking!!!

    That's one of my biggest fear - getting old & senile & not having anyone speak up for me. The world treats the elderly so horribly :(

  5. oh oreo's i forgot! Well i prefer to eat the ones at Trader Joe's though i am not sure you have a TJ's where you live. Anyway they are in my opinion taste better and are healthier than oreos.

  6. OH, soda fountain whether or not one has a migraine or not. Love them but rarely treat myself to one.

    Yes, being an advocate for the elderly can definitely be taxing. Seems I've spent half of my life doing that.

    Happy rest of the week!

  7. Pay phones now cost 50 cents in Canada or you need a credit card to use them. I actually saw a person using one today.

  8. I had a phone that would lose all battery when I took a plane. I had to use a pay phone at the airport. First of all it was hard to find one and second you had to use a credit card!!! Midnight run for a big gulp....glad it helps you.


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