Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy May Day - The Hodgepodge Way

Back to my regular blogging so joining Joyce for this week's hodgepodge.

1. This week's Hodgepodge is Volume 123. What's something you've done recently that was as easy as 1-2-3? 
Sending out 30+ individually addressed emails accepting people for a symposium and then another email with logistical information. Really it was just cutting and pasting and then a little typing. This could have been much more complicated. Oh wait, the whole rest of the experience is making up for this easy 1-2-3 part.

2. The Wednesday Hodgepodge also happens to fall on the first day of May ...what is something you may do this month? 
I may tackle another project off the home improvement list. Although right now I don't even know where the list is.

3. The Englishman Horace Walpole is credited as saying, "The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think" How do you see it?
Wrong, wrong, wrong. I feel but don't feel the world is a tragedy. I think there are tragedies but that doesn't mean that everything is one.

4. May is National Hamburger often do you eat a burger? What are your must-haves when it comes to burgers? I assume you vegetarians won't be celebrating so tell us what you'd like instead? 
In the summer we eat a lot of hamburgers, at least once a week. Although we seem to cook them on the George Foreman grill instead of outside. I'm not sure the last time the grill worked and we don't use our smoker as much as we used to. A good hamburger must have catsup and cheese. Anything else is bonus.

5. Pansies, petunias, geraniums, impatiens...of the four mentioned, which is your favorite in a patio pot? Will there be pots on your patio this spring? (Or whenever spring comes to your part of the globe?) Who does the gardening at your house?
I like pansies and impatiens but tend to do impatiens because they like to grow with little light so I used to always plant those in front of a bedroom window that was shady. We don't plant in pots because I would have to attach a water hose to each one to constantly water them. They dry out so fast in Oklahoma because of the heat that if you don't water twice a day plants die in a day.
Image from University of Minnesota

6. When did you last (literally or figuratively) shout "Mayday, Mayday!"
This isn't something that even enters my mind.

7. Say farewell to your April in ten words or less. 
A-Z Challenge...bye, bye, bye.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
The logistics mentioned in number one have to deal with the symposium we are hosting in China in June. So I'm booking 30+ plane tickets from all around the U.S. to get there and visa applications. This is on top of my normal busy May deadlines. Phew.


  1. Have fun with all those visas-yowza! We have a sprinkler system and added soaker hoses to the beds last year. They're buried and water the roots which is wonderful. I try to put pots where they get hit by the sprinkler, but I guess I water with my hose a lot too. I kind of enjoy that though. Good luck with all your logistics!

  2. You're going to China? Wow! I hope there will be lots and lots of pictures. Lots of work to pull it together, but what an opportunity.