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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

 The first Hodgepodge of the new year! If you want to join in, just click on the image and join Joyce, me and the rest of the gang for a new year in Hodgepodge!




1.  How did you ring in the new year?

Nice and quiet. I enjoyed a movie and dinner out with my parents. I managed to stay up til midnight watching an episode of Psych on DVD and where I witnessed my parents trashy neighbors setting off fireworks, which if I remember correctly, are illegal in our county. Minor detail. Before the fireworks got too loud, I hugged and kissed my cat, Miss Harriet, and that was that. NYE is not usually my holiday, so keeping it quiet is perfectly fine with me.

2.  What is one thing you are looking forward to in 2013?

Getting out of the 5th wheel into a place that will take the cat and hopefully not charge pet rent. Completing the goals I set for myself for 2013. Having some fun.  :o)

3.  Steven Spielberg is quoted as saying, "All of us every single year, we're a different person.  I don't think we're the same person all our lives."  What say you?

We are constantly evolving and adapting. I'm not the same person I was 10 years ago. Who I was a year ago is a lot closer, but I've still changed. We have to change, we have to adapt - everything and everyone does. I think most often we just don't realize it until years later how much we've changed over time. Just think, if people never changed, we may never have made it out of our caveman days.

4. The Pantone color of the year for 2013 is emerald green. Like or dislike? Do you already own something this color?  Will you add something in this shade to your home or wardrobe in 2013?

I've never heard of Pantone and when I visited the site, I still couldn't tell exactly what it is. Oh well. I like emerald, I actually have some jewelry given to me by my first boyfriend. It's currently in a box somewhere . . . and I wear green - don't know if it's necessarily emerald green, but it's green.

5.  Speaking of emerald...what's your favorite gemstone?

Amethyst. It's my birthstone.  :o)

6. Share a favorite book or movie from 2012.

Hands down, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I cannot tell you how many times I've read all three books, and I only first read them in March of '12. Just before the movie came out, and it was highly suggested. Once I saw the movie, I loved it as well, and bought the next two books. I love the books and I loved the movie. It was the only movie of 2012 that I felt I had to see.

And I should have known I had to see Lincoln, because it was a great movie. I mean, WOW.

7.  What is something you want to tell yourself at the start of this brand new year?

No matter what, you have family and friends who love and support you. And a cat to purr in your ear while you sleep.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Just watched The Bourne Legacy. I had tried telling Dad that this movie in no way contains Matt Damon, but he didn't believe me - because the of the title of the movie, it has Bourne in it. lol But we enjoyed it anyway. I think the new guy is kinda hot, so it's all good to me. lol

22 comments:

  1. I love Hunger Games so much, you have such good taste ;) I'm not a big NYE'er either so our plans sound pretty similar.. Charlie started darting around looking a bit cautious when the fireworks started so I'm glad we were home with him, even if he did calm down after about 30 seconds(I'm an overprotective cat mother, clearly)

    I didn't know pantone did a colour of the year.. I thought it was just a chart of colours that designers use. Emerald is good though, makes me think of the irish xx

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    1. I literally have lost count how many times I've read them since March. Really. It's just sad. lol

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  2. I liked the new Bourne movie too and am expecting they'll make a sequel. Pantone sets a color for the year every year, primarily for decorating.

    I like a quiet NY Eve-my favorite kind. Happy 2013!

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    1. I hope so, because I'm all for drooling over that guy again. lol

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  3. I've been hearing tons about Hunger Games. I even bought the book for my best friend, but haven't read it myself. Probably should read it haha. Hope your 2013 is an awesome year!

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    1. Definitely give it a try. If you don't want to risk it by buying it, ask your friend if you can borrow it back. lol

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  4. I am a February baby as well. Are you an Aquarius or a Pisces?

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  5. Wishing you and yours a very happy new year!

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  6. Enjoyed visiting your blog; I read a few of your last posts! We had a White Christmas, as well, first one ever.

    Happy New Year and I hope you accomplish some of your goals in 2013! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks for poking around! For a place that never gets snow, I'll take the almost white Christmas that we had. :o)

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  7. Fireworks are illegal?!!!!! I can't imagine Hogmanay without them.

    There seem to be lots of February baby hodge podgers!

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    1. Yes, in my county, they are. It goes county by county - some counties fireworks are legal. At least, people can buy them off the streets. In my county, people can't just buy fireworks off the street, but we can have professional fireworks like for our Independence Day celebration or something.

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  8. There's a color of the year? *sigh* I am so 2012....

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  9. Happy New Year! We watched Resident Evil: Retribution last week, wasn't happy about that. Must agree Hunger Games was good, I was surprised! :)

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  10. I'm trying to read THE HUNGER GAMES ... will you hate me if I say it is just "ok" for now - maybe it will get better if I get more into it??!!
    I can't wait to see Lincoln - by the time I got to the movie theater in late December, it was no longer showing :( We saw The Hobbit instead. It was "ok" too ... ;)

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    1. I won't hate you, I promise. It's not everyone's cup of tea. I was completely hooked by the end of chapter 1. But that's me. OOh, and when you can see Lincoln, I highly recommend it!

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  11. I love the hodgepodge! Great blog you have :)

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