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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge


I'm joining Joyce and the gang for another round of Wednesday Hodgepodge!



1.  So, do you like beer?

Ick. I have yet to meet a beer that I liked.

2.  What's your least favorite repetitive task?

Reaching. My new job's front reception area was built for people who have longer arms than I have. Meaning I have lots to reach for, and I can't move any of it closer so it's easier to reach. Everything is on a built in shelf. So, reaching.

3.  When was the last time you rode a bus?  Where was it headed?

Hmmm, probably when I was in Florida for 9 weeks during college. I didn't have a car with me; I hitched a ride from another intern to get to and from work each day. I rode the bus on Saturdays so I could go to the mall to get out of the house. I'm inept at reading bus schedules so I was either really early or really late getting to the bus stop. I went to the mall because it was a "simple stop" meaning I could actually figure out where to catch the stupid bus. Plus I could do lots of window shopping in stop.

4.  What song from your childhood or from your own children's childhood could make a parent's nerves stand on end?

I'd know it if I heard it. But its music by people I don't listen to, so no nerves standing on end.

5.  The US Presidential election cycle is drawing to a close (can I get an AMEN??), and the third and final debate was held last night...what was the last thing you 'debated about'?

How pets can seem like children to some people versus pets are children to some people. It was rather heated, actually. People with children took quite a bit of offense to it, which I can understand.

6.  Can a person make too much money?  How much is too much?

Oh hell yes they can. As for how much is too much . . . anything over $100,000 a year (individually). I mean, unless you have some super-dee-duper important job or something. I mean, super-dee-duper. After that it just gets worse and they get better tax breaks that me. I'm poor. They tax me until I live in a freaking box under a bridge.

7.  Pop-soda-coke-something else...what's it called where you live?

Typically we call it soda. Or coke since most of the restaurants serve coke instead of pepsi, in my area anyway.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I'm curious . . . why do some people add an extra 'ed' to the word 'spayed' but not to 'neutered'? I cannot tell you how many people add that extra 'ed', it drives me nuts. "I need to make an appointment for my cat to get spayeded." I'm just curious.

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  1. "Spayeded" drive me nuts, too! And the debate about pets like children vs. pets ARE children, oh--don't get me started. I really hate those bumper stickers that say "Ask me about my grandpuppy." I'm an animal lover and have two dogs, but they are NOT my children. I have four children and hope to have grandchildren but NEVER grandpuppies!

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    1. LOL Oh yes, that's just going too far! I had a debate with a co-worker about this issue awhile ago, and posted it on my blog. Some lady left a HUGE comment telling me that in no way, shape, or form is a pet anything like a child. All because I had said something like, "pets are LIKE kids" in that you buy things for them (like toys, food, and in some cases clothes), they can attend classes, you have to find a sitter for them when you're gone for a certain amount of time, etc. There are similarities, but that's pretty much where it ends. lol

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  2. 1. PBR!!! PBR!!!

    2. As of last week, making boxes.

    3.To a game at Wrigley Field against the Dodgers. Eric Karros' rookie year, he homered, Cubs lost 2-0. That stadium really blows.

    4.Anything rap and a good share of hip-hop.

    5. We Martins call it "arguing". And it is a spectator sport.

    6. Keep giving it to me and we'll see.

    7. Pop.

    8. Popcorn is one long lasting food. I'm still finding pieces in my teeth I put in my mouth 5 hours ago.

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    1. No, wine.
      Cleaning the kitchen.
      I subbed for third grade, we went to see a play. Three years ago.
      Great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts? Nah, I like em all.
      Was my son was going to do extra credit. I won.
      Professional athletes...ridiculous.
      Pop.
      I'm supposed to be doing my homework, but this is more fun.

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  3. Great answers. I never saw the spayeded thing before. Is it really a thing?

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    1. Sadly, yes, many people do that. The procedure is a "spay". If a female cat is fixed, we say "she is spayed." I think some people don't think about it and think that the procedure is "spayed". And it happens more often that I'd care to admit.

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  4. 1. on a really hot day especially if the beer is icy cold
    2. Folding socks
    3. Does a tour bus in Thailand count?
    4. Anything from the Wiggles
    5. Perhaps something at work, no doubt involving customers and procedure
    6. Possibly. But the way my electricty bill keep going up, I am a long way from reaching that point
    7. Soft drink usually
    8. I got a postcard today from "J"

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  5. Being that I'm only 4'11", I completely understand the whole reaching thing. Seems like that's all I ever do...that and standing on my tippy toes!

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  6. Never thought of the extra 'ed'. Now it will drive me crazy too! HAHA!
    like vs. are, pets vs. children. Why would someone be offended? I have children and pets - and love them all!

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    1. LOL Glad to be of service. It might also depend on the area, too. I think some places are more prone to it than others. I seem to live in an are where education isn't for everyone. Especially where I moved from recently. A lot of people said "spayeded". lol

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  7. I don't know if I've ever seen spayeded, but grammar rules are broken on a pretty regular basis so I'm not surprised. Enjoy your day!

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    1. It's just so annoying. Mistakes happen and that's completely fine. However, it's ridiculous just how bad people are getting! Now you'll be listening for it. You're welcome. lol

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  8. Yes I've heard the debate about pets vs kids, people are silly and that's all I'll say about it. ;) And the extra 'ed would drive me batty! Obvious grammar mistakes do that (as I go back and make sure I don't have one in my reply). Great list! :)

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    1. Yes, people are silly. Everyone who has pets is more than willing to admit that pets become family members, but you compare them to kids and watch out! lol I come from a family of good spellers and voracious readers. My grammar may not be the absolute best but I try to completely muck it up! lol

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  9. I am vertically challenged so use a step ladder to reach most things or wait for my son's friends who are over 6 ft tall to change a light bulb.

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    1. What sucks is when you live alone and even the chair can't help you. lol

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  10. I have never heard of anyone adding an extra "ed" to that. The last debate I had... I have no idea. It's usually with Tony, and I always win, so they must slip my mind. :)

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    1. It probably has something to do with the redneck area I live in. LOL My mom's co-worker does it. And the last clinic I worked for quite a few people did that as well. I wanted to correct them, but didn't want to get into a grammar war and have them complain to my bosses that I was being rude.

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  11. I would love to have more children, but we aren't. So, I treat our pets as part of the family! They're my fur babies! That extra 'ed' would drive me bonkers, too!

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    1. Pets really do become members of the family. How can they not when they can easily spend a decade or more with you?

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  12. I've never heard of the 'spayeded' before....*scratches head in puzzlement* But I have to agree it would drive me nuts too!

    I'm in the "pets are like children" camp. I've seen the ones who consider/treat their pets AS children, and it's a little weird. Not all of them, but quite a few. Makes me roll my eyes when they aren't looking...

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    1. Hmmm. Maybe it's just a California thing?? LOL I'm getting lots of people that have never heard it!

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  13. Hmmm... I go nuts from the "a" in "definitely." Where did the "a" come from? If it's pronounced correctly, you don't ever hear an "a." Think we can find other extra letters an anagram and appropriately moronic phrase...just for giggles?

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  14. 1. COLD beer is the BEST on a hot day
    2. Mount St. Laundry that appears every couple of days on my couch
    3. Does Muni count?? Bus/Train...they all smell like pee
    4. ANYTHING from Justin Bieber
    5. I debated with my 7 year old about her math homework, apparently the fact that I use math everyday is lost on her. I resort to the finger use system, and on occasion win.
    6. You know, I would like the opportunity to figure out how much money is too much
    7. For the love of all that is holy - just call it SODA
    8. I have to have a garage sale this weekend and while I am looking forward to haggling with people over my old crap - the thought is exhausting.

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    1. I remember thinking I'd never use much math in the real world. I hate to admit my teachers were right. Especially the bad ones. lol

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