Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Joyce is celebrating her birthday and the 190th edition of Hodgepodge. I know I've been doing this for a few years but not 190 of them. Cudos to her.

1. I'm celebrating a birthday this week so a question relating to aging feels appropriate. Douglas MacArthur is quoted as saying, 'You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair." Would you agree? If not why not?

I'm never any good at these quote things. I think you are as old or young as you want to be.

2. What remarkable feat, interesting piece of trivia, or historical event occurred on your birth day and month? Not necessarily in your birthyear, just the same date/same month.

On my birthday, women in the United States got the right to vote (the 19th amendment was ratified).

3. Describe a time or circumstance where you wanted to 'have your cake and eat it too.'

Of course on my birthday. I ate whatever I want...including cake. The next day I was really full.

4. What's something you do that makes you feel young? Something that makes you feel old?

I feel young whenever someone tells me that I don't look my age (I really don't!). I feel old every start of a school year when the college freshmen look younger and younger.

5. When did you last do something that was 'a piece of cake'?

I made cookies last night. All I did was take them out of the package and put them on a cookie sheet. Piece of cake!

6. Beef, wine, and cheese all improve with age. What's something else you'd add to that list? (not necessarily food or beverage)

Intelligence (or at least we can always hope it does).

7. If I were to have a giveaway when we hit Volume 200, what should I give away? By my calculations we'll hit Volume 200 on November 26th, the day before Thanksgiving, which means whoever wins would have whatever it is in time for Christmas.

If you did something, it should be a hodgepodge of items.  Since this is the hodgepodge of course!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I believe it is time to start making lists of what to take on my trip. It's only 10 days from today! (Yes I'm a little excited)


  1. Interesting #4. It makes me feel old when I see a ten year old with a smartphone to her ear.

  2. Your trip is coming up FAST!'d better get busy! You are going to have the time of your life! So excited for you!

  3. I think I'm doing pretty good with technology until I get around my 11 year old nephew : ) They're in a whole 'nother arena. Let the countdown begin-ALOHA!

  4. Definitely list making time! Actually, maybe even time to do the real packing. Have fun!

  5. Have a good trip.
    I had a similar answer for #6.
    Maybe I should have written, "have a good and intelligence trip".

  6. I like your answer of what should be given away if there is a hodgepodge give away! Wow, your trip is just around the corner!