Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Gettin in the Groove" Hodgepodge

1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English in 2012-
amazing, baby bump, shared sacrifice, occupy, blowback, man cave, the new normal, pet parent, win the future, trickeration, ginormous, and thank you in advance.
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Go here to read more about how the words are chosen.
"Thank you in advance"...grrr...don't get me started on the state of thank you writing in America.  I guess it's just plain old fashioned ingratitude.  The only thank yous I get are the ones I self address at baby/bridal showers and "thank yous in advance"which are somehow grammatically disturbing and manipulative.  I had no idea that trickeration was a word at all.  Use that in a sentence, please.  Huh?
2. Are you easily embarrassed?
Despite my talkative, outgoing personality the answer is YES!  Why do people think that they can't hurt or embarrass extroverts.  Be nice, people!!
3. What is your go-to snack?
Lately, whole almonds.
4. Have you ever been to Washington D.C.? If not do you have any desire to go? What site/attraction would you most want to see in that city? If you have been, what's your favorite site/attraction?
I've been multiple times...always with my grandparents.  I like the Lincoln Memorial best.  I have a stunning picture of myself standing in front of it when I was about 9 in a mustard sweatsuit with teal scrunchy socks.  Cool man!
5. sit ups-planks-lunges-squats...which do you hate the least?
Love this question...hahaha...I hate planks the least...and lunges the most!!  I'm still sore from Monday....ouchie!
6. What's a small act of kindness you were shown that you've never forgotten?
Loverbrains and I corresponded via e-mail for weeks before our first date at Cracker Barrel.  I was early (no surprise) and fell asleep in a rocker out front while waiting for him.  When I woke up he was sitting kindly and quietly beside me...He didn't make me feel bad about it either.  SO, I married him.  HAHA!
7. Have you ever been a blood donor?
No...I've always thought about it though...maybe I should look into it again.  I'm an organ donor according to my driver's license.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm having the worst time getting into "my groove" since the holidays.  My house is showing this...but I'm just worn out.  Today, I'm doing laundry...and that's it.  Well, and picking Emma up from school, of course.  But...I'm happy to get back into the groove of Hodgepodge.  I missed it!


Marti said...

I guess you knew you had a keeper when your hubs was so kind. I to am having trouble getting going, hope I can get back in the swing of things soon.

Barbara H. said...

I didn't know trickeration was a word, either.

My husband has always wanted to go to DC but we haven't made it yet. My older two boys went on their sr. trip, but in my youngest son's school the 10th grade goes there, so he missed it. I've thought about proposing that we go there this summer before he takes off for college. My oldest son most liked the International Spy Museum, and I think I'd love that, too, and maybe the Smithsonian.

Love you first date with your hubby story!

I can't give blood because the TM I had is classified as an auto-immune disease. Once we passed a blood donation place that had people in front trying to drum up business, and the lady who cornered me was not taking my polite "no" for an answer. I finally said, "I can't because of a disease I have." She blinked and backed away. Later I was mortified when I realized she thought I meant something with more of a stigma.

In going over the last year's posts for my end-of-year summation, I came across an early January one talking about all my early January posts having the same theme of having trouble getting back into the groove. Kinda sad because right after the holidays I have this organizational surge and a desire to get back to some of the things that have gotten a short shrift due to the holidays -- and then a malaise seems to hit.

Barbara H. said...

Yikes -- sorry to be so wordy! Probably should've done the Hodgepodge myself, lol!

Kathy said...

It's nice to know I'm not the only one having trouble getting into the groove following the holidays...

You are right, people are ungrateful these days-- most everyone just EXPECTS! Ugh.

I loved your small act of kindness story :) I think I would've married him, too...

Brenda said...

Thank you in advance was my 2nd choice of 'get-rid-of words but I got a tad long winded on my first choice.
Loved your romantic story when meeting your husband. How kind was that?
God bless!

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. I am with you on part of them especially your random. I have felt so tired and am having a hard time getting motivated. I think all the traveling and staying up late cooking and baking has finally caught up with me. It cannot be because I am getting
until next time... nel

Joyce said...

I think many of us struggle with finding our 'groove' after Christmas. Give yourself will come.

I think we need to see the picture : )

Formerly known as Frau said...

great story about your first date....I'd say he is a keeper!