Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joyce From This Side of the Pond hosts a weekly Wednesday Hodgepodge of questions for fun and for getting to know each other.

Here are the questions for this week:

1. Would you rather talk to everyone at a crowded party for a short time or have a significant conversation with two people?

Definitely the latter. Although I feel I should get around to say hi to other people (though not necessarily everyone) rather than just holing myself in a corner, I’d much rather talk with just one or two people about something significant than chitchat with a lot of people.

2. What objects do you remember from your parent’s living room?

My mom collected owls, and I can’t remember how many she had at one point when I tried to count them — I am thinking over 100, but that may be exaggerated imagination. But she had scores of them, anyway. Most were figurines but one was a humongous wax one about 2 ft. high. She and my step-dad had recliners and there was a couch and love seat for the rest of us. And a pretty big entertainment center.

3. Do you hog the bed? Steal the covers? Snore?

I pretty much stay in the same spot all night, near the edge of the bed (so I can reach lamp, alarm clock, water bottle, tissues, etc., if needed.) In the morning, if my husband has not been in bed, my side of the covers is just folded back and very easy to remake the bed. I think he thinks I hog the covers because if he has gone to bed first, I sometimes have to pull them over — but he tends to “take his half out of the middle” (a phrase my mom used for people who drive down the middle of the road). I don’t think I snore when I am lying down, but sometimes I have woken (waked?) myself up snoring if I have fallen asleep in the desk chair or couch sitting up.

4. Speaking of Easter dinner….what is your favorite way to cook/eat lamb? Or does just the thought of that make you squeamish? If you’re not cooking lamb what will be your entree du jour on Easter Sunday?

I’ve never had lamb. I love meat in general and don’t have a problem eating animals, but there is something about the thought of eating a cute little lamb that makes me not want to. Though lamb would be fittingly symbolic for Easter, we usually have ham — and I feel funny about celebrating the resurrection of Jewish Savior with ham, but…..that’s what we usually have. I don’t know how it got to be tradition to eat ham for Easter, but it is. A local grocery store has a spiral-sliced brown sugar version that is very good and much cheaper than the name brand stores for such things. I usually also make cheesy potatoes and either broccoli or salad or Vegetable Medley. And we have Resurrection Rolls with breakfast.

5. Let’s throw some politics into this week’s mix-oooohhh…Do you know the whereabouts of your birth certificate and when was the last time you had to produce it to prove you’re you?

I couldn’t find it when after we moved here and the local DMV required it for driver’s license registration, though we have a file for that kind of thing. I need to send off for it — I still don’t have my TN driver’s license (sh, don’t tell…). The last time I remember needing it was when we applied for our marriage license. I don’t remember needing it for driver’s licenses in other states…but maybe I just don’t remember.

6. As a child, how did people describe you?


7. What do you complain about the most?

Out loud — probably being hot. Inwardly — probably thoughtlessness.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I don’t understand why people put mushrooms in anything. They seem rubbery and don’t have any taste to me. They kind of gross me out — I usually pick them out of food if I can do so unobtrusively. (This just came to mind because I was disappointed to see some in my Chunky Soup today.)

8 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge

  1. I’d rather be with just a few people and not in a crowd myself. I appreciate quality time (that’s my love language) and being in a crowded room tends to make me very, very quiet and shy. Which is kind of ironic.

    Mushrooms ARE rubbery!

  2. You and my Loverbrains would agree on the fungi…He always gives his to me. I love them…and know their various names. Now, I’m not talking about the rubber ones from a can…I’m talking really nice, fresh ones. There is a difference….BIG difference! Thank you for being such a faithful blogger friend to me!!

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  4. Barbara, this post cracked me up. I would much rather talk to a couple people than mix and mingle at a party. My mom collected owls. Some of them were downright creepy. My Dad used to talk about talking the “half out of the middle” with indecisive drivers. My husband refers to mushrooms in anything as “tire plugs”. I believe we are kindred spirits. πŸ™‚

    ps I’ve had lamb at several Seder meals. Nothing to write home about, IMO. πŸ™‚

  5. People put mushrooms in things because they are delicious : )
    I think showing a birth certificate for a license is new post-9/11…more id is required than was the case before that day.

  6. Lamb sauteed in butter with fresh garlic and rosemary. It is one of our favorite meals. I love mushrooms, too!

    I prefer not to go to the party at all, unless I am giving it! And if I do go, I will most likely say hey to everyone, but only really spend time with a few.

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