Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Vol 61


1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English in 2012-

amazing, baby bump, shared sacrifice, occupy, blowback, man cave, the new normal, pet parent, win the future, trickeration, ginormous, and thank you in advance.

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Go here to read more about how the words are chosen.

I would vote for trickeration and ginormous.  Mainly because they are words that were made up to begin with.  Some idiot trying to sound intelligent when really it just makes one raise their eyebrow and say "Huh?"  Oh! And when you type ginormous on the computer, spell check actually thinks it's a real word!  

2. Are you easily embarrassed?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!  Much to my husband's embarrassment!

3. What is your go-to snack?


Snickers Bar (before you judge me, read the nutrition facts. ;-)

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories
273.0
Calories from Fat
126.1
Fat
14.0
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
5.1
g
26
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
2.8
g
Monounsaturated Fat
6.0
g
Cholesterol
7.4
mg
2
%
Sodium
151.6
mg
6
%
Potassium
184.7
mg
5
%
Carbohydrate
33.7
g
11
%
Dietary Fiber
1.4
g
6
%
Protein
4.6
g
9
%
Alcohol
0.0
g
Vitamin A
2
%
Calcium
5
%
Vitamin D
0
%
Thiamin
4
%
Niacin
12
%
Vitamin B6
3
%
Phosphorus
13
%
Selenium
4
%
Vitamin C
1
%
Iron
2
%
Vitamin E
2
%
Riboflavin
5
%
Vitamin B12
1
%
Manganese
0
%
Copper
14
%
Magnesium
10
%
Zinc
9
%

4. Have you ever been to Washington D.C.? If not do you have any desire to go? What site/attraction would you most want to see in that city? If you have been, what's your favorite site/attraction?

We only live about 4-5 hours from Washington DC.  Quite a few years ago we went on a family trip and the boys have taken school class trips.  Todd went recently for a conference. Here is my favorite picture that he took.

And this one broke my heart!  


The note reads:  Dear Jerry, I am your niece.  I never met you.  You died at 23.  My mom was only 3.  I'm in D.C. with my 8th grade class.  I am thankful that they found your body 22 years ago.  

Washington DC Vietnam Memorial  
To see more of Todd's Washington pictures, you can find them at his blog:  PICTURE THIS


5. sit ups-planks-lunges-squats...which do you hate the least?

Can I say I hate them all?  No?  Hmm, I'd say sit ups because I can do more of them without hurting as much.  =)

6. What's a small act of kindness you were shown that you've never forgotten?

A few months ago I was sick with a horrible sinus infection.  It took me over a week to recover.  Usually once I begin the antibiotics, I feel better the next day.  This time it didn't work!  For those who don't know me well, I work in my home as a child care provider.  I was so ill that I couldn't watch the children. When this happens the parents have to find alternative child care. One of the mom's volunteered to stay home on Monday and watch the kids for me.  Two of the other mom's made dinners for my family.  I am luck to have such a great group of parents who are understanding and caring!  

7. Have you ever been a blood donor?

I hate needles!  I sweat, I panic, I feel lightheaded… I don't think I'd be a good candidate to donate blood.  One would think I would try to overcome my fear for such a worth cause - maybe some day I will be brave enough!

8. Insert your own random thought here.




Have a wonderful day! Don't forget to check out Joyce's Blog for more Wednesday Hodgepodge ~ AND to join in the fun!

13 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. Todd's Washington pictures are amazing!! Love them! Okay not totally sold on the nutrition values of a snicker bar I'm pretty sure 5 lbs of my 40 to lose are from that evil bar!! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  2. You feel the same way as I do about the made-up words! ;-)

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  3. That picture of the memorial is beautiful!!

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  4. Hey, I enjoy a good Snicker bar occasionally, too, I just prefer other things most of the time--like cookies and doughnuts...sigh

    Thanks for the well wishes for our daughter-in-law, and for asking about the baby. He's doing great! Hopefully his mom will be better ASAP. She has three males in her house who desperately depend on her!

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  5. What a gorgeous picture. The letter is heartbreaking and every time you're at that wall there are letters and momentos. It is impossible not to be moved by the Vietnam Memorial.

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  6. I like that Audrey Hepburn quote.

    I too have a cousin on that wall that I never met. It's quite the experience to see.

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  7. Enjoyed your random act answer. I'm with you on the blood donor answer. Not good for me.

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  8. Enjoyed your answers. The picture of the note and the wall is touching, made me tear up. How can you not feel something when you look at all those names. Thanks for stopping by!
    until next time... nel

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  9. Todd's first photo...prize-winning
    Your daycare parent...wonderful
    You...priceless.

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  10. Linda, you are just as priceless to me! xo

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  11. washington dc does have its beauty for sure come see what my answers were at http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2012/01/wednesday-hodgpodge-on-thursday.html

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