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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge




Four hodgepodges til Christmas in case you were wondering.

1. With that being said I think I need to dive right in to some Christmas related questions, don't you? Which do you prefer-pretty gift wrap with a bow or a pretty gift bag with/without a bow?  What percentage of your holiday gifts are currently (as in right this very minute) wrapped in some form or fashion? 

Well, for starters, I wasn't wondering how many hodgepodges until Christmas, but thanks for reminding me how quickly Christmas showed up. lol

I like presents, period. Wrapped neatly with a bow, in a bag, or wrapped like a car ran over it.

I have zero gifts purchased, meaning I have zero presents wrapped. Give me a couple weeks. lol

2. What is one item on your Christmas list this year?

A Buster Posey jersey. My boy done made MVP!  :D

3. What makes a home?

 Making it cozy the best way you can. Bits and pieces of you. Pictures of family and friends. And in my case, a cat trying to trip me when she hasn't seen me in 10 or more hours.

4. Motown founder Berry Gordy celebrates his birthday on Hodgepodge Day-November 28th. Are you a fan of the Motown sound?  If so, who's your favorite Motown artist and/or song? Here's a list in case you're stuck. 

The only names I can remember are the Supremes and the Temptations. I'm not a huge fan, but once in awhile.

5. Red or green-which one is more prevalent in your closet?

Um. Neither.

6. True or false-bacon makes it better? If you answered true, what's your favorite dish made with bacon? 

Hold on a second here. Bacon is awesome by itself, with breakfast, in a salad, on a pizza, a hamburger or on a sandwich. I'm not sure what idiot at Denny's decided it was would be good on a sundae or whatever else they put bacon, but it nearly made me never want to eat there again. Ever. Same with Jack In The Box's bacon milkshake. I mean, ICK.

7.  Share a favorite holiday memory.

 It seemed tradition that Granddad would always try to sneak opening his presents before it was his turn. In my family, we take turns opening one present at a time so that everyone gets an "it's all about me" moment. Plus it makes the fun last longer. Every year, I would try to set Granddad's presents just far enough that he would have to have them handed to him, but somehow he always wound up with them practically in his lap. And while everyone else took their turn, he was slowly opening his next present. So that by the time it was his turn, his present was half open already! We miss him dearly.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

 My mom and I decided to go to the dollar movies on Monday. I had the day off work and she wanted to go into town for groceries and whatnot. So I looked up some movies and times and we decided to go see the House at the End of the Street with Jennifer Lawrence (from Hunger Games) and Elizabeth Shue (currently on CSI). Unfortunately we didn't have time to eat lunch before the movie. And this is what happens when we go to the movies hungry. The dollar movies suddenly aren't so cheap. We shared everything in the picture. (oh and FYI, the movie made us jump a few times! lol)


37 comments:

  1. Sadly, I had to look up who Buster Posey was. Since we got rid of the TV sports has dropped way down on my radar. This was a fun hodgepodge to read. Have a great week.

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    1. Having no TV makes it a bit tougher to know about sports players. lol I've had TV but no cable/satellite before and it does kind of cut you off.

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  2. I loved your story about your Granddad.

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  3. Awww that's really cute with your granddad opening his present before his turn lol!!

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    1. No matter how many times we caught him, he still did it. lol

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  4. Congrats to your son earning MVP! As a sports Mom, I totally get how proud you are!
    Granddad sneaking to open a gift had me giggle.
    Yep, movie theaters sucker your in with their theater food!

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    1. LOL Oh no - Buster Posey isn't my son. I'm not old enough to be his mother. lol He is the catcher for the San Francisco Giants - I refer to them as "my boys" even though they aren't really "boys". Sorry for the confusion, but I did get a good laugh from it! lol

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  5. Tee hee. It sounds like your Granddad had a mischievous streak in him!

    And I can never believe the price of popcorn in the cinema! Oh. my. word.

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    1. Oh, mischievous definitely described my Granddad! lol And yes, all kinds of snacks at the movies are just outrageous!

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  6. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who finds bacon desserts disgusting! I seem to be friends with a lot of bacon lovers who think a bacon sundae or cupcake sounds about right. It just turns my stomach. :P

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    1. We will have to stick together on this. Bacon DOES NOT belong on a sundae. Or as a milkshake flavor. Period.

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  7. We have that same tradition...we each take turns opening a gift while everyone else watches. Makes it goes by so much slower...that's why I love it!

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  8. I loved that story about your granddad! : ) I have to have popcorn when I go to the movies. It doesn't matter if I've had a five course meal beforehand-I still need popcorn.

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    1. I used to take myself to the movies all the time in the city and I bought a big enough purse that I could take my own popcorn and/or candy inside. But I would buy a drink to help ease my conscience. lol

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  9. The Granddad spot put a smile on my face. No wonder you miss him so.

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    1. It's always the little things you miss the most.

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  10. oh yes of course i want a Buster Posey shirt too! I have a few of his, i don't really like the jersey's though just the shirts with the name on the back. I do have his rookie of the year shirt from a few years ago. His MVP shirt would be nice, too bad I live too far from any dugout store. ;/
    I too wouldn't be able to pull off a pie at age , i was quite the wild child. :)

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    1. If my parents can't find it at the local sport store they usually get it online.

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  11. I love your header! And I loved the story about Grandad. I teared up a little. My friend and I have done that SO. MANY. TIMES. at the movies.

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    1. Thanks! I teared up, too, but I always do when I think of him.

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    1. Well, any pet really. But I've shared a space with Harriet for 8 years, and it wouldn't be home without her.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by, it's always nice to meet a new blogging friend.

    Enjoyed your holiday memory. How sweet!

    And, I'm with you, a bacon milkshake is a big ICK!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! And yes, I want to slap whoever thought up the bacon milkshake.

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  14. I like your blog header pictures; very festive!! Such a cute story about your grandpa!!

    betty

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  15. Okay, I don't like bacon anyway, but with ice cream? Double yuck. Loved your memory of your granddad! Why are grandparents so sneaky? My grandma liked to try stuff like that too! :P And yes, going to the movies hungry is like going to the grocery hungry. Not so good on your pocketbook. :D

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    1. I know, right? I mean, just plain disgusting.

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  16. Yuck, a bacon milkshake?! That is the first time I am hearing about that and my stomach is turning. I love bacon but not in my desserts.
    I don't think we have dollar movies here. It costs a small fortune to go to the movies AND get popcorn and a drink here. I prefer to watch them at home anyway. I can pause and rewind as needed ;)
    I enjoyed reading your Hodgepodge.

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    1. We didn't have a dollar theater for about 20 years. A newer theater was built and same company owns the old one. They decided to leave it and use it as a dollar theater - it has 8 screens. The newer one was remodeled a couple years ago and went from 10 screens to 14 screens; they have stadium seating and all the chairs rock.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by for WH, dollar movies are one of my favorite thing!

    Blessings
    R

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    1. It's nice to have cheap movies around!

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  18. That movie feast had to cost about $30 - right? Its funny, the last movie we went to - the guy down the aisle from us snuck in a Subway sandwich... I was jealous! :)

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    1. Just $21! lol $23 if you include the ticket prices.

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  19. What an awesome Christmas memory! At my great-grandma's, we used to have an annual wrapping paper fight. My great granny was 96 years old the last Christmas she was alive... wadded up a piece of paper and beaned my dad smack dab in the center of the head. We still laugh about it.

    Julia

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    1. hahaha! I love your memory. That's awesome.

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