Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Thunder Rolls!

1. How many students were in your high school graduating class? Did you know most, if not all of them?
My class had 475 and I was ranked number 3. I moved to Texas in the middle of my junior year so I only knew a handful of kids. Let me give you a piece of advice...never move your child to a high school that close to graduation. Scars them for life. Talk about insecurities. Blech. But anyway having to transfer from a Florida school to a Texas school was interesting. Quarter vs. semester system. Different grade points for honors classes. I had to take health class by correspondence because it wasn't required in Florida. I've never been back for a reunion and I doubt I ever will. Why when I only remember a couple of people's names. I have one as a friend on facebook. And forget the high school in Florida too. Nobody there remembers me either. 

2. What was the last thing you photographed?
I took a picture of the hail falling on our hot tub cover to post on Facebook. Very exciting I'm sure.

3. Pickles-love 'em or loathe 'em? If its love what's something you eat that needs a pickle?
I usually put a dill pickle slice on a hamburger but that's about the extent of my pickle eating.

4. What's a stereotype you seem to perpetuate without meaning to?
The man of the house does the yard work. And I mean to perpetuate that one because you aren't ever going to see me outside mowing a yard.

5. Ever been horse back riding? If so is it something you enjoy? If not, do you have any interest? Did you watch the Kentucky Derby? Will you be watching the last leg of the Triple Crown this weekend?
I've ridden a horse a couple of times. We went horseback riding in Oregon at the Pacific Ocean. Whitney was quite the happy camper then. She even took riding lessons for a couple of years until her allergies and dance got in the way. I haven't watched any of the horse races this year nor for many years. And I haven't been to the track here in years.

6. What's your favorite 'wedding' movie?
This is a tough one. I can think of several movies but I wouldn't say that any of them are a favorite. Maybe The Wedding Planner? 

7. What is one 'tourist attraction' in the USA that you'd like to see in person?
I've seen so many of them but I would say the Empire State Building. I haven't been to NYC yet and that's on the list.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
We've been enjoying watching the NBA playoffs and everyone here has Thunder fever. In case you didn't see the game Monday night, OKC went to San Antonio and held off the Spurs to win in a very exciting game. Wednesday night is game 6 and if the Thunder win they will be going to the championship game! OKC is the perfect example of why smaller market teams thrive. They are the only game in town (other than OU football) and they are young and nice boys. Kevin Durant hugs his mom after every game. How can you not like that? And the area is so rallied around them that 5,000 people went to a playoff game just to stand outside the arena and watch on big screens. Take a look at the game and you'll see every fan in matching shirts (they give them out every playoff game) and they stay until the end of the game.


  1. Love a story like the NBA one. I'm not an NBA fan, though, so I don't even have a clue what's going on! :)

  2. I'm not a big NBA fan because most of them are not like Kevin Durant. I grew up in Sixers country though and I remember Dr. J came to our church to speak once. He was tall : )

    My hubs would love to ride a horse on the coast of Oregon. I would like to walk a horse on the coast : )

    Have a nice day!

  3. I'm not a sports fan, but give me a boy who hugs his mama after doing well and I'll love that game!:)

    I want to go to the Empire State Building too!!! I was going to NYC the December after 9/11 and just couldn't go. I've never been and didn't think I could bear how sad it would be at that time.

    I rode two horses in my life. Both were awful experiences!
    loved your answers!

  4. I'd like to visit NYC. We drove through in 1997 on a trip to Maine, but it was in the wee hours of the morning and we couldn't see much. That experience along was a bit wild with the miles of road contruction, rain, tight traffic. I didn't like it!

    Chit-Chat & Hodgepodge

  5. Oh, I didn't even think of that stereotype but I totally am the same way...I think I have mowed our lawn 2 in the past 3 years :)

  6. Love your answer about the steroe types !!! I attempted once to mow our lawn... it did not go well. I will not attempt it again :)