Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Hodgepodge time, yipee for Joyce who always comes up with great questions.  Click on the button above if you would like to read more Hodgepodge.

1. What's something you miss about the 1980's? If you're too young to miss the 80's how about the 90's?
Oh, my, while I love being connected, I think we can almost be too connected today.  In the 80's we were still writing snail mail letters, calling friends on the home phone and spending our time doing things besides time on the computer, the IPad, or other technical gadgets. I wouldn't necessarily want to be without my computer or my cell phone but I often think that I likely need to be wiser in my use of them and I bet bunches of other folks do too. ~sigh~

2. Do you have a library card? If so, how often do you visit?
I have not had a library card in years and years and years and I absolutely NEVER go to the library.  I guess that's another sign of how the internet has taken over our lives.  Who needs a library when you have the internet?  And, I'm not saying that is necessarily a good thing.

3. What's the secret to success?
Webster's says success is "the accomplishment of an aim or purpose."  So, if that is true, then when someone achieves their goal or is working towards their goal, they are successful.  Problem is, there are a lot of folks today with no aim or purpose, therefore, never have or know the joy of being successful.  Many folks associate success with financial gain and while that may go along with some success, it, alone, doesn't make one successful.

4. This is National Backyard Games week...what's your favorite backyard game?
There have been no backyard games played in our yard in years and years.  We do enjoy watching the Grans play with toys in the backyard from time to time.  But, when I was a little girl and even when our children were small, we loved to play croquet.  I played it all the time and could never get enough of it.  Perhaps I should invest in a new set and get us back into some backyard games.

5. If I dropped by today what would I find on your coffee table?
You would find some Andrea birds, candles on holders, coasters and the latest edition of our Shutterfly album (as shown above).

6. Do you own a bicycle? When was the last time you rode a bicycle? Is that something you enjoy?
No, I do not own a bicycle and I cannot remember the last time I rode one.  And, no it is not something that I enjoy.  I'll stick with the treadmill for my exercise. ~laugh~

7. What's your favorite cheese?

I don't think there is a cheese that I do not like.  Well, maybe Hoghead Cheese.  I've never tried it but the name somehow sort of makes me want to say "yuck."  I pretty much think everything is better with cheese on it.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I am an American Idol fan but this season has not been one of my favorites for sure.  There has been a lot of talent but, Skylar, who was my very favorite, did not make it to the final two.  I loved Hollie and was so glad she made it to the top 4.  I was not crazy about Joshua, even though he was a Louisiana boy.  He just did not have soothing enough voice for me, it seemed like he was hollering.  Of the top two, Phillip and Jessica, I'm going to have to go with Phillip.  Jessica is so, so talented and has such a beautiful voice but has little to no stage presence.  I'll be tuned in tonight to see which one is the new "American Idol."
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. I love your answer to #1, Lea...and I couldn't agree with you more. I really was wanting Skylar to win American Idol and I hated to see her leave. Now, I'm pulling for Phillip Phillips...he just seems so down-to-earth and grounded. Puts on a great performance!

  2. I think I must be the ONLY person in the US who's never watched American Idol. :-o

    I agree that success is way, way more than financial gain, although as you said, most folks think that if one has financial gain, one is successful. Not so! ;-)

  3. We are rooting for Phillip too. He really is so creative and such the artist!

  4. I quite watching AI weeks ago. It has lots its appeal for me. I'm not saying they aren't talented but eh. It's kinda boring and very commercial now. Course that's just my opinion : )

  5. I really loved your answer to #1 and just couldn't agree more. As for Idol, I LOVED Joshua. I am rooting for Phillip now though he doesn't really need my vote, haha, as I think he has it wrapped up. Jessica's voice is beautiful and she is quite talented, but she needs to pull the over all performance together more. Grow up some I guess. I think eventually she will be VERY successful though. And while I liked Skylar and LOVE country music, to me I never got the hype on her. Too many others in the country music world that bury her in my opinion. Guess we will find out tonight...but I will be shocked if Phillip doesn't win...

  6. i love seeing glimpses of your house... makes me feel like i know you more. : ) i agree... sometimes the fancy phones and social media is too much to handle! i really ought to take my kids to the library; i don't have a card either. i remember going as a little girl, and loving it. i think they would too! love ya! have a wonderful week, my dear.

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I loved your answers...especially to #1 and I totally agree. I am pulling for Phil also. I just love everything about him. And I agree with everyone else...Jessica just needs more time.

  8. I'll be watching Idol tonight too. We both like Phillip for the same reasons...see my random thought!

  9. Yes all the way for your answer in #1. I want to stay away all the time and want to push myself into a plan where I can achieve that. Croquet is fun, haven't played in years. I also love cheese. A lot of great talent this year and some weird voting in my opinion. I was a Hollie fan. I voted like crazy last night for Phillip, I do like him. Jessica is just to young although she has a nice voice. Crossing my fingers!!!

  10. Totally agree with your answer to number 1. And hoghead cheese sounds disgusting, you are so right! Your hardwood floors are gorgeous. :)


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