Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. When were you last 'on a mountaintop'?  You may answer in the literal or figurative sense.

That would be the last time I went to Mt. Lassen. And it still wasn't the "top", I don't think. But it was however high the highway went. lol
2.  Do you establish and maintain a strict budget in your household?  What is one piece of financial advice you would offer someone just starting out on their own? 

Since normally my household is just me, and I typically live paycheck to paycheck, yes there is a pretty strict budget. My advice would be "do not EVER live off a credit card". Because I have had trouble with that, and I know so many people who have had problems. If you can live without it and you can't afford it then you don't NEED it. Simple as that. There is no reason to go playing "keeping up with the Jones'" because everyone loses.
3.  Cherries-yay or nay?  Cherry pie, cherry cola, black forest cake, or a scoop of Ben and Jerry's Cherries Garcia...pick one. 

Nay. I like cherry flavored things, but not the cherry itself.

Yes. I know. I'm weird.
4.  Should you ever discuss religion or politics with people you don't know? 

This is a bit like a double-edged sword. You can have civilized discussions about both of these topics and in many cases, learn something knew. 


Discussions can easily take a turn for the worse. I personally try not to discuss religion or politics with strangers. Hell, I typically don't discuss them with family or friends. However, no matter who you discuss these topics with, it's best to try to keep an open mind and respect that other people have different ideas and opinions than you. And don't pull the "my faith/political party is better than yours" attitude.
5.  When you take a road trip do you prefer to be the driver or the passenger?  Where were you headed on your last road trip? 

Either. Sometimes just being a passenger can be tiring. But so can being just the driver. So really, if you're alone and all you can do is drive, it's just plain exhausting. LOL
6. If we peeked inside your closet, what color would we say is most prevalent?

Black and purple.
7. Who's your favorite senior citizen and why are they special?

Betty White. Seriously the woman is a rock star. 

Seriously? All of my grandparents would be my favorite seniors. I admire them all for things they've gone through, things they've done, and who they are.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Granny's coming home!! G's family took her to the doctor today (Tuesday) and he said there were no blood clots and it was safe for her to travel. G's family is going to drive her down, and my parents will meet them half-way, in Redmond, OR. For those that missed my last post, my Granny broke her leg a couple weeks ago while on a road trip with her (boy)friend, G to visit his daughter for her birthday. His family has been so great to keep her there at their house and take care of her before and after the surgery she had last week to repair cartilage/muscle/tendons that she tore. So, by Friday, my Granny will be home!


  1. OH MY GAWD have you seen Betty White's new show "Off Their Rockers"? It's hilarious!

  2. You aren't weird on the cherry thing... I LOVE anything with apples in it... as long as they are cooked or somehow processed out of their raw form. But, give me a raw apple... ain't no way that thing is touching my lips!

    Hopped over from the Hodgepodge. Have a great rest of the week!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

    1. Glad to know I'm not weird. lol Or at least, not alone. :o) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I'm happy for your grandma-that's great news!

  4. I smiled with the cherry thing. For years, my family thought my fave cake was black forest. So every birthday there was this massivly creamy cherry filled cake.
    Eventually I had to let them know, as nicely as possible, that I wasnt that keen on it.
    Just too rich.
    Dont mind the odd fresh cherry or cherry danish though

  5. Love cherry flavored stuff, but I have to be in the mood for cherries themselves.


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