Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Joyce is always full of good questions to make us think.  We appreciate her and
her faithfulness to her Hodgepodgers.
1. My real life friends came through with another question this week so thank you real life friends. When you've eaten in a restaurant do you complete their comment card? Do you take online surveys highlighted at the bottom of store receipts?

I "think" that I did fill out a comment card in a restaurant one time over exceptional service but that is the only time I have ever done it.  I just do not want to spend my time filling them out and I have never taken the online survey at the bottom of a store receipt.

  2. The (US) ban on women in combat was lifted at the end of January. It will probably be next year before specifics are worked out, but its been reported over 200,000 front line positions will eventually open up to women.  Your thoughts? 
 Oh, my goodness, why???  I mean, really, why would any woman want to be in front line position in war?  What happened to the days of women being women and men being men and women being proud to be the the weaker sex and allow men to go to battle for them and protect them.
3.  In looking back at all the blog posts you've written, what's your favorite post title? 

The Bra Fitting  is my all time best as far as humor goes. If you haven't read it and want a belly laugh, head on over.

4. What's worse-overly permissive parents or overly protective parents?  Did your own parents lean more to the permissive or the protective category?  If you're a parent where do you fall?
Humm.....well, neither is good but probably more damage done with overly permissive.  My parents did not lean either way and I'm not sure that we did either, but it would be protective for us.

5.  Candlelight-moonlight-firelight-bright lights in the big city...which one's your favorite? 

 I love candlelight, not necessarily to eat by, but it gives such a peaceful atmosphere in a room.  But, nothing like the big city lights, they spell "fun" to me.
6. Dr. Seuss's birthday was celebrated on Saturday. What's a favorite book you remember (Seuss or otherwise) from your own childhood?  Did books play an important role in your growing up years? Explain. 

 Oh, it would have to be The Cat in the Hat.  I knew it word for word and probably still do.  I was 5 years old when it came out.  I didn't have a lot growing up but we did have a whole host of Little Golden Books and my Mom read them to me and many, many years later I read them to my baby brother. ~smile~
7.  To quote Dr. Seuss...

"From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere." 
from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Share something funny you've recently read, seen or heard.  
I read this the other day and thought it was hysterical and true.......
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's:
 She changes it more often.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I have been a fan of American Idol for a while but I'm thinking this year may cure me.  This years judges don't exactly "do it" for me.  When Simon Cowell left, it's sort of been down hill since. Nicki Minaj's squeeky voice just about sends me "over the edge."  In fact, everything about her just about sends me "over the edge." ~roll eyes~  And, some of the folks that made it through this year, well, let's just say, I don't get it.  But, hey, no one is making me watch it, it's my choice and I'm going to stick with it for now.  Maybe it will get better. ~hope~
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. Enjoyed reading your answers today.
    I picked moonlight but they are all pretty awesome! I have watched Idol for years. I decided not to watch this year because of the judges but I am planning on watching the final six. I hear the ratings are down this year. Enjoy your day!

  2. I absolutely agree with you on women in combat. I know a couple women-- one who is ex- military due to injury in the army marching band, of all places -- fully supportive of women in combat because they say they are every bit as willing and able as men to fight for their country. I don't disagree that they love their country, but i just see how hey could stomach it. It ruins some of the best men psychologically. Antway, your quote on the changed mind is hilarious, and I am with you on the Idol season. Just not into ths year.

  3. Thanks for sharing such an interesting set of responses.

  4. I enjoyed this as always. I agree with you on American Idol. The judges this year are just not cutting it...though I LOVE Keith Urban, haha. The singing just always draws me in though. Enjoy your day!

  5. I agree strongly that women should not be in combat roles......and I don't think a mother should ever be deployed!

    I read Green Eggs and Ham a million times to my oldest, it was his favorite and one of my fondest memories of his childhood. Since he went astray early and is still on a bad path, I cherish the good memories.

  6. I agree with you wholeheartedly about "Idol"...what in the world is happening this season? I have yet to see a true talent, to be honest. I do like the girl who has a strong southern drawl...she's as cute as can be. Nicki Minaj drives me BONKERS! She is so blunt and the way she fidgets constantly with her hair is enough to send me over the edge.

  7. I love your answer to #7! I must be the only person in the US who's never watched a single episode of American Idol. ;-)

  8. Bahaha! I love that quote about a woman's mind...and Daneil would totally agree with it. I change my mind daily about things we are working on in the basement and it drives him crazy ;) Happy Wednesday!

  9. I've decided Niki won't be back next year. I think she can't stand to hear all the praise the fans give Mariya. I don't think Mariya is really a diva I believe it's an act. I the three without Niki are good judges. I agree on one girl and one guy that shouldn't have made it...when others should have...ahh if we could always make fair choices right? I think they let the stories determine a couple getting through and not the talent. Stinks for those that had the talent...
    going to check out the bra post!


  10. I haven't watched American Idol since Simon left. I love the quote-yep women always change our minds-our make-up!

  11. I like bright lights big city too. I think we're in the minority : )

    I watched a few minutes of week one this season and my ears couldn't take it. Not a Niki Minaj fan. At all. I do love Keith Urban, but I don't think he can make up for the others.

  12. I love Keith Urban! But I know what you mean about Nicki tho...she's "out there" but it keeps the show from being boring. Wow. LAst night was definitely awkward when Charlie sang & got judged. I worry about that kid.


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