Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hodgepodge Is Back!

Joyce is back from an exciting trip to Portugal and hosting this week's questions again. How fun is that?

1. Since you weren't Hodgepodging last Wednesday, how did you pass the time?

Work, work, work. Nothing but work.

2. What's the first word that comes to mind when I say marriage? Yes, one word.


3. Summer officially arrives in the Northern hemishpere later this week. Does it feel like summer where you live? Describe your idea of the perfect summer day.

Yup. 90's which is actually quite a pleasant change from normal summer temps here. We've lucked out and the electric bill hasn't killed us yet.

4. "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."(Sam Keen) Is laziness ever respectable? Do you have a lazy summer planned, or something semi-ambitious?

There is a point to laziness when on vacation. The do-nothing approach is recharging the batteries.

5. Past or present, who's your favorite television dad? Why is he a favorite? Is he anything like your own dad?

Bill Cosby on The Cosby Show. He was always loving to his kids.

6. June 18th is International Picnic Day...share a favorite picnic memory.

Not a big picnic person. Maybe I need to fix that.

7. The travel site Trip Advisor lists the top five islands in the world for 2014 as-Ambergris Caye in Belize Cayes, Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Marco Island Florida, and Lewis and Harris in The Outer Hebrides (Scotland). Have you been to any of these? Of those listed (and if price were not a factor) which would you most like to book for a holiday?

I haven't been to any of these. I would choose Bora Bora because it sounds so exotic.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Speaking of islands, I just bought plane tickets to go to Hawaii at the end of September. I have a work meeting in Honolulu and then we are going to go to Maui for a few days. I've never been and am looking forward to spending some time enjoying a difference kind of beauty.


  1. We laugh when we hear the meteorologist say, "so many days in the 90's"; in SC they talked about so many days in the 100's! It doesn't's still hot!
    I'd like to go to Hawaii to see Pearl Harbor, but that's about it!

  2. I like your word for marriage because without commitment, a marriage won't work :)


  3. Commitment... love it... I'm seeing a lot of "love" & "Forever" so love this pick!!!

  4. Isn't it fun to plan a trip! What a fun one to look forward to. I hope you have a wonderful time. The weeks until then will just fly by! And I can't say that I would find 90 a pleasant temp. :-)

  5. Oooh, how fun! Plus I love having a trip to look forward to on the calendar.

  6. Hubs and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary next April on an Hawaiian cruise!! We booked the trip last week! Can't wait!!

  7. I said Bill Cosby too. Hope you have a great trip to Hawaii. Take lots of pics for us to see. Please?