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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge


I'm going to give the Wednesday Hodgepodge a try. If you're curious or want to join up, please click on the image.



1. In what ways do you indulge yourself?

When I'm employed I have a huge DVD and book buying problem. I am very picky about which movies I will pay extra for in BluRay, though. And for the book thing, I'm going to be signing up for a library card soon. I haven't had one of those since I was in college.

2. Have you ever taken a cooking class?  Any interest?  What type of class would you most like to try?

I have never taken a cooking class. I probably should, but cooking is not overly interesting to me. Baking, however, is. As for what type of class I may should take, it would probably have to cover everything. Except boiling water - I can do that.

3. What does it mean to be a good citizen?

To do what's right. To watch out for each other. To help each other. Support your troops regardless of whether or not you support a war - they are fighting for and defending your rights. Realizing that the world does not revolve around you.

 4. 'Tis the season of the political advert...do these ads influence your vote?
 
All they do is piss me off and make me want to run off to Canada every four years. Good grief. I hate mudslinging and it only gets worse as the election draws to a close. I watch the debates if possible and I try to be as informed as I can be. When the ads come on I either mute them and play Angry Birds or change the channel.

5. What's something you see today that makes you wish you were a kid again?
 
I see commercials for all sorts of things that make me think, "God, I wish we had that when I was a kid . . . that looks like fun." However, I played outside a lot and many of today's toys are computer games of sorts, it doesn't necessarily get the kids outside.

 6. What's your least favorite cliche?
 
"Always a bridesmaid, never a bride." or "Three times a bridesmaid, never a bride."

Seriously, you can't make us singles feel good can you? Just rip on the poor single girl who got stuck wearing the neon green taffeta dress that doesn't flatter her figure at all, right? Give us credit for standing by our friend or family member and wearing such an ungodly number. That's love, folks.

 7. What percentage of your Christmas shopping has been completed?  How does that make you feel?
 
I bought one present so far. Only because we drew Secret Santa at my last vet job, and the next time I was in Redding I went ahead and bought something for her. Once I decided to move, I wrapped it up and gave it to the office manager because I wasn't sure if the newbie would be comfortable participating when she will hardly know anyone. So, it's now under the office manager's desk.

 8. Insert your own random thought here. 

I hate applying for jobs online. I would much rather do it in person. Like the old days. This online stuff is for the freaking birds.
 

24 comments:

  1. I'm only in the stage of merely thinking about Christmas, thought it was too early to start the buying.

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    1. It is too early for Christmas shopping. I usually wait until after Thanksgiving . . . and not Black Friday.

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  2. I have been a bridesmaid 3 times.. guess it's all over for me haha. I like your good citizen answer :)

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  3. This was a lovely way to find out more about you.

    I haven't even started to think about Christmas shopping yet

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    1. I don't usually think of Christmas shopping so early, but it was an odd circumstance. Plus I bought stuff I liked, too, so if they told me "don't worry about it", it wasn't a wasted purchase. lol

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  4. Welcome to Hodgepodge! Many years ago I lived outside of Redding, in a small spot called Bella Vista. I think I read some time back that a wildfire went through it, and I've always wondered if the house we rented there burned. Do you know the area? I worked for KRCR TV in Redding. We enjoyed the restaurants there. I'm sure the place looks a lot different now.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I know Bella Vista and about the fire that ripped through there - I think it was September of 1999. I remember because a couple weeks before that fire, a fire ripped through Anderson, where my parents live. It was such an awful time for both communities. I don't remember what started the Bella Vista one, but a chain dragging and sparking is what caused the Anderson fire.

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  5. If you have a tablet of some sort (either android or iPad), do you know you can get kindle reader app for free? And then, there are about a gizzilion free books out there. I have at least 75 free books on my tablet right now!

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    1. I can read books on my android phone, but I don't prefer it. Nor I do care much for Kindles or Nooks, or other e-readers. I'm old fashioned and much prefer a book in my hand. :o)

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  6. Did you see the news? Charlie Brown movie coming out in 2015!!

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    1. Um, no I haven't heard that. REALLY?? Too cool! They better do a good job!

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  7. First of all, I LOVE the gas sign on your header!!! HOW TRUE!!! My least favorite cliche is, "It is what it is". What the hell does that mean????? Oh, and I bought my first Christmas present yesterday, which was a book for my 12 year old. Every year he wants the newest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

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    1. I don't know what that means, either. World Records, huh? Not something I've ever read. lol

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  8. Applying for jobs in person? That seems like ages ago. I think applying online is so much more convenient.

    Loved your take on the cliche. People are generally not too tactful when it comes to shoving their opinions on single people.

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    1. It is convenient, I can apply for jobs in my pajamas! lol However, you can't go nag people in person, as the computers wind up weeding perfectly good people (like me) out and you never hear a freaking word. It's aggravating beyond belief.

      Thanks. Yes, some people aren't so tactful. Some are, but they are definitely not the majority. lol

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  9. I used to say I burned Kool-Aid. I decided to “learn to cook” in my mid-20s. Cook books can be great teaching tools!

    The whole wedding industry makes me nuts. Ugly green taffeta is wrong on a gazillion levels. So is asking someone to buy their own dress that they won’t wear again for the “honor” of hearing all the old ladies make comments about you not being married. Then they drag you in for the barbaric “look at the lonely women” event, the bouquet toss. Too many years of that for me. Thing is I never wanted to be married so I never understood why they drug me into the fray because I only ran the other way. LOL When I eventually did get married, we eloped.

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    1. Fortunately, no one has ever asked me to wear such a nightmare. My two bridesmaid dresses were actually pretty nice.

      Burned Kool-Aid??? LOL HOW do you even attempt that? LOL

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  10. I agree the whole job search process is crazy now. A friend of my daughter's interviewed for a teaching job via Skype. Sort of. They could see her, but she couldn't see them. Talk about creepy!

    Welcome to the Hodgepodge...so glad you played along!

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    1. An interview via Skype . . . that's interesting. I could understand that if great distances separated you from a potential employer, otherwise meeting in person is best.

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  11. It amazes me how many companies have online applications. My daughter has been trying to find a part time job and most of the stores in our mall have told her to apply online. Crazy!
    I dislike those political ads too. I will be glad when the election is over.
    Love the title of your blog!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it is crazy how much we have to apply online.

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