Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday's Hodgepodge

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1. American Idol is back for a 14th season. Are you watching? Have you ever watched? If you were to audition for the show (or were made to audition), what song would you sing?

Yes, I am watching American Idol and think it is off to a great start.  There seems to be a lot of talent so far.  I've been watching for several years, I think since Season 3.  Well, I would never choose to audition but if I absolutely had to I'd attempt to sing something by James Taylor.  Classic, yet simple. 

2.  Mark Twain is quoted as saying, "If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first." 
So when did you last have to 'eat a frog'? Or two? How'd that work out? 
Does taking down my Christmas tree count?  It took me a bit to get started but once I did it went quickly.  

3. If you were going on safari, what is the number one animal you'd want to see?

I'd look for giraffes on a safari.  Such amazing creatures and unique.  Last year while on vacation in Florida we went to a drive through safari. Here is a picture taken from our car.  

4. January 21st is National Granola Bar Day. I know. Do you like granola bars? Chewy or crunchy? Your favorite flavor? How about regular granola? Let's exhaust this topic in honor of the holiday okay?

I like granola bars although I don't eat them often.  I like chocolate chip chewy ones or oats and honey crunchy ones.  I like regular granola on yogurt but usually only have it when traveling.  It's simple and relatively healthy so that makes up for all the other eating that happens on vacation, right?

5. If only__________________________________________.

It would snow already.  I've had a headache for a couple of days and I'm hoping once it snows the pressure will be relieved.  Barometric pressure changes give me headaches. 

6. You can add one item to your bedroom. What will it be? Keep it family friendly please.

A flat screen TV.  A few years ago I took the TV out of our bedroom because it was cluttering it up.  But now I'm thinking a nice flat screen on the wall would be nice.  I got out of the habit of falling asleep to the TV (thankfully), but sometimes it would be nice, especially when I'm not feeling well and want to lay down. 

7. What is one thing you've enjoyed about winter thus far? If it's not winter in your corner of the globe, what season is it, and what is something you've enjoyed about whatever season it happens to be?
I've enjoyed staying home on cold nights and watching TV with the glow of the Christmas tree.  We finally took our tree down tonight and now I'm deciding on which way I like the furniture arranged.  It always looks so strange when the tree first comes down.  I'm hoping for a nice snowfall but so far just a few flakes here and there. 
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Sorry about the messy post today.  There seems to be some issues with formatting.  I'll see if I can figure it out later.  


  1. Your blog post came out looking really good from my perspective. Wish I could share some of our Colorado snow with you this morning. We are expecting 3-5 inches before the day is over. It's falling now in big fluffy flakes.

    Regarding your Christmas tree -- I wish we could put our tree (it's artificial) on a rolling dolly and just roll it out of a closet or something every year. As long as hubs wants a big tree, that's not gonna happen.

    I hope you feel better soon!

  2. We might get some snow this evening, but I think more snow on Saturday. We haven't had any real snow since Thanksgiving. I will try to remember to email you the granola recipe : )

  3. Yes the talent is very good this year and I enjoy the judges a lot! Yes I am definitely all about giraffe's. We have enjoyed not having a TV in our room. The last of my decorations were finished on Monday.

  4. Love James Taylor. Let me know when you'll audition and I'll tune in. :-)

  5. Your blog looks good from my computer. I can't believe how many people are saying giraffes. Yes, I enjoyed watching TV in November and December by the glow of the Christmas tree lights too.

  6. No snow here...and I hope it stays that way! I'm a warm weather kind of gal, thank you very much. :)

  7. No, your blog isn't messy at all! I worry mine isn't very neat too and like indenting etc. Lets just say i really listened to my English teachers way back when.
    Anyway seems like most of us like giraffes! I chose giraffe too, they're the cutest things ever! I also like granola bars if there's chocolate in them!

  8. Your formatting looks fine to me. I don't know what messed mine up, but it's just on the Hodgepodge, and even after fooling with it, it reverted to scrunching lines together. Is is me or is it blogger?

    A lot of talent on Idol this year. I'm so glad they've changed to highlighting more of the great singers rather than making fun of the bad ones .

    I understand the barometric changes causing headaches. If I could share some of our pretty snow, I would.

  9. I think I was the only one who said zebra, but I do love giraffes as well but think the zebra is prettier. :o))

    You definitely enjoyed your Cmas tree this year! I have to have mine down usually the day after. I get tired of it.

    Happy rest of the week!

  10. Hi,
    I enjoyed reading your answers. :-) And everything looks real good to me with the formatting.
    I am a homeschool mom too!
    Thank you for the big Welcome to the Hodgepodge.

  11. I haven't watched American Idol in a long time. I prefer watching The Voice (...not that it has anything to do with me thinking Adam Levine is hot.....nope...). =D


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