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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge




1.  This week marks the beginning of Lent...will you be giving something up or adding anything to your life during this season of the year? 

Mama didn't raise no quitter. lol I've never observed Lent. Doesn't mean I never will, but I have yet to do so.
2. The day before Lent is Shrove Tuesday... tradition states you eat pancakes on this day. In some parts of the world Shrove Tuesday is actually known as 'pancake day'. How do you like your pancakes? Or don't you? 

I'm simple, I like my pancakes with butter and syrup.
3.  I'm sure there are many, but what's one love song you really love? 

My all-time favorite song is "Fishin' in the Dark" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. I was so proud of myself for finally remember all the lyrics when I was a kid. Now the song just takes me back to riding around in the truck as a kid trying to sing it. Good times.


4.  What are some things you do to let others know you love them? 

I will do something nice for them without being asked. Sometimes I send family members or my BFF a postcard just to say "hi".
5.  Roses...red, pink, or do you prefer another color? Can you recall the last time someone gave you flowers? Given your choice would you like to open the door and see a dozen red roses, a dozen purple tulips, or a dozen pink peonies?

I'd say lavender because purple is my favorite color. But I love red roses, too. It's been a very long time since anybody has bought me flowers of any kind. So if I were to open my door, as long as the flowers aren't dead, I'd be happy. lol
6.  President's Day will be celebrated in America next Monday. Does US Presidential history and trivia interest you?  Many Presidential homes are open to the public and offer guided tours...Monticello (Jefferson's home), Mount Vernon (Washington's home), Montpelier (James Madison's home), Hyde Park (FD Roosevelt's home) and The White House (home to the sitting President) to name just a few. Of those listed which would you be most interested in touring?  Why?

I have been to the White House, Monticello, and Mount Vernon. All in the same week. lol Monticello was interesting, Thomas Jefferson was an interesting man. Mount Vernon was pretty cool, too, if I recall. The White House - it was an okay tour. For some reason, it looks more regal on TV, but up close and personal it didn't seem to impress that much. My whole class left that tour a bit disappointed. But it was still cool to see. Maybe one day I'll see the others.
7.  Are you good at keeping secrets? 

Fort Knox, baby.  ;o)
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

I think Petunia was sent home with her owner yesterday as she wasn't at work. I was actually disappointed to not see her as I really wanted to. Silly little pig, stole my heart away. Click here if you missed the story of Petunia the Pig.

29 comments:

  1. Ooh, lavender roses are gorgeous! I've never heard of that song before. Happy Wednesday :)

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  2. I think the White House would be more interesting if we got to see more of it. I hope the pig is okay. If I had a pig I think I might name her Petunia too : )

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    1. Oh I definitely agree with you. I mean, I think the Oval Office should be on the tour. lol

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  3. I have always wondered about the White House and just how much you actually are allowed to see. I guess part of it is simply saying that you have seen it.
    I also love the song you chose. My son used to sing that song when he was young, it was so cute.

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    1. I just remember my group was so excited to see it and we left a little disappointed. Maybe just too much hype? lol

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  4. I almost chose that song! It always makes my toes tap and my mouth open to sing along. Can't help it. :) I seem to recall thinking something similar when I saw the White House. It wasn't nearly as majestic as I had imagined. And I love Petunia! What a sweet story.

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    1. I have to sing along when it comes on. I just can't help myself. lol

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  5. Love your answer to number 1. I used to have a magnet that said 'I'd give up chocolate, but I'm no quitter'. :)

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  6. I'll have to read up on Petunia the Pig. Cute name! I love the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, but I've never heard that song before. I guess you learn something new every day!

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    1. She really was just a sweet thing, little Petunia.

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  7. I have lavender roses growing in my garden. They have a very spicy smell. I picked them because they were called "Blue jay" roses.

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    1. Are that what lavender roses are called?

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  8. I'm not really a pancake fan, but I have become much better at keeping secrets as I've gotten older.

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    1. I didn't eat pancakes for years. I don't eat them all the time, but sometimes.

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    1. It's just a nice way to say "hi"! :o)

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  10. Awww, what a sweet Petunia story! So glad she went home!

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    1. Me too! Although, I did miss having her at the clinic.

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  11. I forgot all about Fishin' In The Dark! That song took away some of the bad taste in my ears from Make A Little Magic, and An American Dream, which I never liked despite being a Linda Ronstadt fan.

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    1. You can't help but want to dance when it comes on!

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  12. I love to give gifts to people, bake for them and send cards.

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  13. My daughter set "Fishing in the Dark" as the ringtone for her first boyfriend....nearly drove me insane. LOL

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  14. Now, I'm hungry for pancakes. lol

    Lavender roses would be GORGEOUS!

    Loved the 'Fort Knox' answer! I'm the same way--hell, I've got a vault going back to junior high, and I've STILL never told a soul. LOL

    HUGS <3

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