Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Luck O' the Hodgepodge

It is time for the hodgepodge...I had my choral concert last Tuesday night so I wasn't able to participate in the hodgepodge last week.  I really missed it.  Actually, my blog readers really missed it because they were tired of reading my weekend highlight post. 

I'm Back!!!

1. What would you do if you found a pot of gold? Let's pretend this pot of gold is worth exactly $1500 (which would actually be more like a cup of gold at current values). Anyway, let's also pretend you have to spend it as opposed to making a donation someplace. Now tell me what you would do with that cup pot of gold?
Have I mentioned that I like shoes??  I jest...sort of.  I think that I would spend it on a lot of little things.  Plane tickets to visit my family, maybe a bicycle, and more than likely a couple or ten pairs of shoes.

2. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in any way, shape, or form?
Nope.  I wear a green shirt to school just to be festive...so I don't get pinched.  I saw a shirt once that was gray with black letters that says "If you pinch me I will punch you in the face"  Not that I am a violent person, but that cracked me up.

3. Have you been bitten by the Spring Cleaning bug? What spring cleaning job most needs doing at your house? What spring cleaning job are you most dreading?
I am always in a state of Spring Cleaning malaria.  A couple of areas that need some attention are my windows and screens and just getting general everyday marks off of my walls...any suggestions???

4. lime-shamrock-sage-forest...your favorite shade of green?
I like a kelly green or a fresh-grass-in-spring green.  Not too bright but just vibrant.  There are some really ugly greens out there.

5. Thomas Jefferson once said, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." So...do you believe in luck or do you believe we make our own luck?
I have a hard time discerning the difference between being lucky and being blessed.  I lead a very blessed life and if I win the lottery then I will say that I'm lucky.  That being said I do believe that if you life your life in an honorable way that is full of appreciation and hard work...you will be rewarded.

6. Monday (3/14) was Pi Day. Get it? Pi =3.14. Those math types are so clever aren't they? Since I'm not one of them tell me what's your favorite piE (the edible kind).
I am a big fan of apple pie a la mode.  I love to make apple pie, although I haven't made it it awhile.  When Rich and I were in high school he always talked about how much he liked apple pie, especially his Grandma's.  So as a surprise for his birthday I made him an apple pie from scratch.  He loved it and told me that it gave his Grandma's a run for its money.  I think he just liked me a lot... :)

I am a personal fan of May the 4th.  (May the fourth be with you)

7. That same date (3/14) happens to be the birthdate of the late physicist Albert Einstein. I bet he knew the value of Pi. So...what do you think is more important and or valuable in life... intelligence or common sense?
Well Albert Einstein wasn't such an Einstein in his day.  He dropped out of school and was believed to be dyslexic (not in insinuate dyslexic people are not smart), and was very right brain oriented, as he was an amazing musician.   Anyway, I believe in common sense more than intelligence.  I have known very intelligent people with very little common sense and the lack of common sense ruined any intelligence they had.

8. In Summary:  I am a very lucky blessed and can make a mean apple pie from scratch.  I would love to have $1500 to get a few things I want need and maybe one of those things should be a maid so I can get over my Spring Cleaning sickness...lord knows I might be a little happier if I could live with a little disorder and dust around my house.  However, on March 17th I will happily don my kelly green shirt just so I don't have to punch someone in the face.

More Later

- A Ro


  1. Walls - Get those Mr. Clean sponge things. They work great! I used them to get rat poop off of my walls. The rats were my son's pets. It didn't take us long to discover that rats have poor aim.

    Yeah. The mental image is wonderful, eh?

    As far as shoes, I'm with you, girl! My closet is sporting several new pairs. I finally figured out that if I buy my pants a little too long, I HAVE (insert italics for emphasis) to buy heels to go along with them to make them fit properly. ;)

  2. Ha-I laughed at the t-shirt too. There's a t-shirt for everything it seems. Have a great week!

  3. Lol at Spring Cleaning Malaria!!

    Welcome back to the hodgepodge fold :)

  4. Spring Cleaning Malaria, cracks me up.

  5. Swinging by to say `Hi`

    May the fourth be with you too :)

  6. Your summary is awesome. Great answers as always. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  7. I'm waiting for my spring fever bug to kick in. Chances are it never will, lol!

    Hugs & love,

  8. "May the 4th be with you!" Cracking up at that...it'll make a good speech joke! I'll have to use that (with your permission) on 04 May to my speechies...if I remember!

  9. I guess you should come to my house since your always into the Spring cleaning....Enjoyed reading your answers to the questions.

  10. Fun answers! I like warm apple pie with a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream, but my favorite is Cherry pie...hmmmm wish I had some right now.
    Enjoyed the summary, great touch.

  11. Love that shirt! Getting pinched for not wearing green is such a little-kid thing. My 5 year old was quite concerned about this and fretted for days about her St. Paddy's outfit!