Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hodgepodge Excitement and Dread

1. How has your hometown changed since you were a kid? What has changed most about the neighborhood you grew up in?

The town I grew up in has become more diversified. There are many different cultures represented now. For the most part though, other than the trees that now line the center strip, and a greater variety of shops and restaurants, it still looks the same as it did when I lived there *mumble mumble* years ago. The same store that I used to walk to as a little girl, still sits on the corner. The house I lived in growing up is for sale now. I would love to walk through it and see how it has changed.

2. What song makes you laugh?

I love the comedian, Tim Hawkins. His humor is clean, but very funny. If there are any guys reading this post, take notes!

3. Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Read the books? Seen any/all of the movies? Will you be standing in line somewhere close to midnight later this week? For those of you playing along today who live outside the US or UK is Harry Potter a phenomenon in your part of the world?

No, I am not a fan.

4. If the truth hurts, will you tell a lie? Are we better off as a society in a world that allows no form of deception whatsoever?

I admit, I will tell a small lie if the truth will hurt. Have you ever seen the movie "The Invention of Lying?" If you haven't, I will try not to ruin the movie for you. There were many parts of the movie that bothered me, but the beginning was rather funny, when everyone told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. It really makes you think of how often we "lie" to spare others feelings. I mean, do we really want to know that the outfit we have on makes us look fat? Or, that the new haircut, that we can do nothing about at this point, makes us look ugly? I have pretty thin skin, so please, lie to me :)

5. What is your favorite 'sauteed in garlic and butter' food? Or garlic and olive oil if that makes you feel better.


6. Attending any reunions this summer/year? High school? Family? Other? Do these events stir up excitement or dread?

No, I won't be attending any. Family reunions don't bother me. I look forward to those! I have many fond memories of our annual family reunions.

High school ones? Eeek! I have been to several of Hubs'. I did not go to the same school as he did, so I really didn't know very many people. It was neat to meet some of the people he used to hang out with. There is a feeling of dread that comes with it though. LOL

I attended five different high schools in four years (we moved a lot) so the class I graduated from, I only attended for one year. It was a large class, so I didn't know a whole lot of people. I did actually attend a reunion a few years back with the class that I went to school with all through elementary, middle, and part of high school. It was nice to see everyone again. I had not seen many of them since Freshman year.

7. Lilac, hydrangea, peony...pick one.

Definitely hydrangeas! They are one of my favorite flowers. I especially love the ones that have multi-colored blooms on them.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Thought you might like to see a picture of my family :) I am truly blessed ♥


  1. Cute family! Love the big smiles!

    We just put in a few hydrangeas, one is the white variety and it is blooming now-so delicate and lovely. I think our others will be pink unless we treat the soil.

  2. Beautiful family! you are indeed truly blessed!
    And we all LOVE Tim Hawkins! On our recent road trip, the kids and I were listening to his latest DVD "Insanitized" and I was laughing so hard I almost ran off the road! Thanks for reminding me of that song! have a great day!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE Tim Hawkins and you have a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

  4. Tim Hawkins is so funny. Love the picture of your family. You're right you are blessed.

  5. Lovely family...and we should get together for a mushroom party! Hehehe!

  6. You have beautiful girls! Your childhood must have been hard with moving around so much. We moved a lot too until we moved to Paraguay, then we stayed put. :)

  7. Enjoyed reading your answers.
    Your family is beautiful, you are blessed.

  8. Betty, I didn't move around a whole lot until my high school years. While it was hard, it did bring me out of my shell. I was forced to be more outgoing than I normally would have liked to be. God used it for my good :)

    Bobbi,the majority of my family hates mushrooms :( Only one of my daughters likes them.

    Joyce, I didn't realize you had to treat the soil for them to be a different color!

  9. Beautiful family- you are truly blesses. A lot of people put mushrooms down - will have to try that.

  10. Love the family picture and yes you are really blessed!! I am a big fan of sauteed mushrooms, and really mushrooms in general. I think that movie sounds like a good one.

    P.S. I always wanted to spell my name Aimee instead of Amy...so much prettier!!

  11. Great pic of the family! Nice to "meet" you! : )

  12. Thanks for visiting me today! Your family is beautiful and well, your funniest song may now be mine! Great Hodge Podge!!

  13. Beautiful family! You ARE blessed!

    I'm with you - I have really thin skin - I'm very sensitive - and I'll remember and relive the moment over and over and over again. Please lie to me. Believe me - I will try my best not to ask you a question that would give you an opportunity to hurt my feelings ;-)

    LOVE Tim Hawkins!