Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. Noah Webster was born this week back in 1758....besides the online version, do you own a dictionary?  Do you ever use the hardback copy or is your hunt for a definition strictly online these days? 
I used to have a dictionary and thesaurus when I worked in a human resource department.. egads.. in the 1990s.  I was dependent on both.  I remember being so excited when the company purchased word and it had spell check.  Now those dictionaries are sitting on a bookshelf getting dusty.

2.  Should public schools ban Halloween celebrations?  What about other holiday celebrations currently under fire?  
I personally do not have a problem with schools celebrating holidays - within boundaries that keep children safe.  Halloween can be celebrated without the scary, gorey costumes too. I also think multicultural holidays should be celebrated so that our children can see the diversity in our country and around the world.

3.  What's your favorite 'dog' movie?  
Marley and Me.  I was crying like a baby and laughing too.  What a beautiful movie.

4.  When were you last somewhere you'd describe as 'too quiet'?
Definitely not my house!  Even the bathroom isn't a quiet space. Hmmm. I'm not sure.  I don't think I'd know what to do in a quiet moment.

5.  Are you a neat cook or a messy cook?  In other words do you clean as you go or make a big mess and then deal with it later? 
Neat cook.  I hate cleaning up and find it more productive to clean as I go.

6.  Did you hear about Felix Baumgartner, the skydiver who broke the sound barrier via parachute?  Was your first thought  COOL! or was your first thought CRAZY!  Are you adventurous? 
Crazy, then cool!  I am afraid of heights, so there is no way in hell you'd get me up there!!  I am adventurous in the sense that I like to visit new places and see new things.  I do not like to go to far out of my comfort zone, like going on a roller coaster.  Some call me a chicken.  So be it!  

7.  What's not a word but should be? 
My husband made up a word that I despise.  It's "Grife".  Part girlfriend, part wife.  His best friend was married, go divorced and is currently dating his x-wife.  Hence the Gr-ife.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
"A couple goes to an art gallery. They find a picture of a naked women with only her privates covered with leaves. The wife doesn't like it and moves on but the husband keeps looking. The wife asks, "What are you waiting for?" The husband replies, 'Autumn.'"

14 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. That's new - divorced and then dating the same woman... lol. I hope things work out for them!

  2. I had the same reaction to Marley and Me. Our lab had a lot of Marley in her.

  3. Love Marley and Me, but I cried more than laughed. Your random thought is HILARIOUS! Typical male response. :)

  4. Ha ha! I laughed out loud at your random thought/joke. Silly. I know someone in the situation of your #7 and the word "grife" fits perfectly. I very much agree with your thoughts on Halloween and celebrating or learning about multicultural holidays. Have a great day!

  5. I thought that skydiver was positively nuts. I am like you in a few ways in this post: I clean up as I cook and hate/will never get on a rollercoaster. Also I cannot ski downhill (fear of heights again)

    I use a dictionary when playing Scrabble if I challenge a word set down by my opponent! Other than that I will Google the correct spelling.

    Glad you got a kick out of the header on my blog! How about those 2 bull moose going at it??? That happened nearby!! xo

  6. Cute joke!!! :)
    I love made up words that even have a definition to them :)
    Marley & me? You couldnt PAY me to watch it!! I knew it was going to be heart wrenching.. no thank you!

  7. Love your Random Thought. I will defineitely be sharing that one.
    My husband tells me that I am a clean freak and a bit compulsive about it, I just tell him that I get it honest and handed down from several generations.
    I think kids enjoy Halloween and dressing up, not to mention the candy. They grow up way too fast as it is, let them enjoy a little harmless fun!
    And, about the not so quiet house, there is nothing like the sound of children. Even if it is the crying or fighting. Children make life fun and interesting!!

  8. Parties are fun for the kids and most of the time the little ones are in cute costumes. Loved Marly and Me. Neat cook too or I will go nuts. That's a different word for sure. Fun joke, thank you.

  9. Love Marley and me forgot about that one...cried so hard! Love your Random answer heehee!

  10. Love your responses, Tami.. yes multicultural celebrations are a great idea.
    I've never been on a roller coaster or any of those types of rides, and don't think I am missing anything!
    Love, Jan

  11. Nice answers for numbers #3 and #6!! =)

  12. Marley and Me was a real tearjerker! Most dog movies are it seems. I've decided I'm more of a messy baker than a messy cook. Dinner is usually no problem, but when the flour and sugar are opened look out!

    1. Well now Joyce, you didn't ask about baking.. ;-) that is a totally different answer!

  13. Love your random thought! That's funny!


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