Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Do you play games of luck/chance for money? Have you ever played bingo for money? Visited a casino?  Placed a bet on a horse? Bought a lottery ticket?

I think money was a prize for the bingo games my Mom and I played on the cruise ship years ago. I have visited casinos but I'm not much of a gambler. That and there's too much noise. And cigarette smoke. I have never personally bought a lottery ticket, although I went in on the employee pool at an old job a few times. Oh and yes, I have placed a bet on a horse - two whole dollars! lol I was just a kid and my parents and I saw the horse races in Sacramento. We watched three races, and we each bet $2 on our choices and we each won one race.

2.  Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal this St. Patrick's Day? Mashed-baked-hash browned-french fried...your favorite way to have potatoes?

My stomach just churned. Nope.

3. What's the last thing you felt 'green with envy' over? 

I have no idea . . .

4.  What's at the end of your rainbow?

It better be a pot o' gold, dagnabit! Nah. Just happiness. The gold can't buy me that. It would just pay for stuff.

5. March 12th marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-March, 1945).  Anne's diary detailing her time spent hiding from the Nazi's during the war ranks as one of the best selling books of all time.  Besides your blog, do you keep any sort of diary or journal?  Was this a habit you developed as a child or is journaling something new for you?

I read The Diary of Anne Frank in high school. I bought my own copy from the Holocaust Museum in D.C. It's something that has stuck with me since the first time I read it. Everyone should read it, or at the very least, watch the movie. Trust me when I tell you, both will leave you with chills running down your spine.

I have kept a diary since I was a little kid. I think my parents bought me my first diary when I was around 7 or so. I don't write in it very often anymore, but I do still write in it.

6. What's an item in your home or closet that contains every color of the rainbow?

I don't think I own anything that has that many colors on it. lol

7.  Write a limerick with you as the subject.  You can do it!!  Just remember this is a family friendly blog...don't make me get out my wooden spoon.

Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
And down he run,
Hickory, dickory, dock

Oh wait. That one's been done. . . . lol

(BTW, I'm so not gifted at rhyming. Also, I know the wooden spoon won't be needed! lol)

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

An update on the gal that told me I was "insensitive" and called the doctor a "butcher": 

She called UC Davis Vet School, who told her to call her veterinarian, aka the so-called butcher. She came in to see the doctor who had a very frank conversation with her. The doctor told her, "If you ever speak to or treat my staff the way you did, or myself, you will no longer be a client of ours."

And Peanut, is doing very well. The lady brought Peanut in for a check-up and I held her while she signed in. I got tons of puppy kisses, which kinda made up for the fact that her owner was, um, rude . . . to put it nicely.


  1. I have read Anne Frank's diary and I agree with you it is chilling. Especially when it finishes and you know how it ended for her and her family. So sad!

    1. I remember when I first read it, and I don't think I really knew how it all ended.

  2. I do plan on having corned beef, cabbage and potatoes, and green beer for St. Paddy's Day. And you are so right that a pot o' gold can't buy you happiness. Happiness comes from within.

    1. I wouldn't be so greedy as to take the whole pot. Just a tiny bit. lol

  3. I've played the lottery a little, but never bingo or casinos

    1. My parents play and my mom said that on one ticket they won $5. lol

  4. Im glad Peanut is doing well, i just love that name! Its funny actually because a couple of years ago I'd dog sit for my aunts dog Peewee and this old man at the park kept thinking her name was Peanut and would say "Where's your little dog Peanut!?"

  5. It's bad I've never read Anne Frank isn't it.... Ooops...

    1. Shame on you. j/k It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it is a good book.

  6. 1. Not often, no, not often, no, not often.
    2. I don't know if mine churned, but it certainly didn't seem interested. Of course, splitting the Hersey's dark chocolate with Scrappy a few minutes ago probably helped there.
    3. Someone getting off work before me, I suppose...
    4. Hawaii. And a beach chair.
    5. I tried keeping a diary a couple times, back when stuff actually happened in my life. I've never read AF, but have been on the macro end of the story many times. Just finished Munich 1938. I hope Neville Chamberlain's seat in eternity is right next to Hitler's.
    6. Probably one of Laurie's shirts.
    7.Scrappy sat in the chair
    with none of his usual flair
    but I didn't get far
    with my chocolate bar
    before the doofus was right there!
    8. What came around, went around, eh?

  7. I own a scarf that's every color of the rainbow and black. :) It was a gift and I love it.... I also have gloves to match.

  8. I dont mind a flutter on the pokies for a few minutes after dinner at the pub, but usually get bored pretty quick.
    So happy that rude customer got told. Perhaps she might think twice before throwing a tantrum again

  9. Good for the vet who stuck up for you and the staff!

  10. At least the dog has good manners! Glad the vet stuck up for you. :)


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