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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

More Hodge Podge

1.  A new Miss America was crowned on Saturday night-did you watch? If you were a contestant what would your talent be? 

Didn’t watch. Didn’t even know it was on. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever watched it.

Is it really still Miss and not Ms. America?

If I was in the “Ms. Middle Age Plus Size Disabled America” contest my talent would be either the handful of really funny jokes I’ve come up with over the years or as a motivational speaker. But really as stage talent, I’d have to do an over the top funny motivational speaker and it would be a gag, so, I guess any way you slice it, comedy.

2. Do you have houseplants? Real or fake?

I have 3 living houseplants.

The gorgeous and aromatic rosemary bush Sheri gave me at Christmas went from beautiful and great smelling plant through the holidays to should have looked it up online for care instructions dry and brown by the second week in January. The card says after the holidays it makes great potpourri and that’s what I’m going to do, but in order for it to live, it needed sunlight that it wasn’t getting in my kitchen.

We managed to kill off the Christmas Cactus I had and there was a peace lily that dried out. But our home is NOT a houseplant graveyard! I have the “pumpkin plant,” Kalanchoe in a pumpkin shaped pot and 2 baby rubber tree plants. Spire was named before I realized baby rubber tree plants grow out and down, not up. I grew her son, Sprout, in water until there were roots and then planted him. He was a broken branch from Spire a few years ago and I’m so proud that I was able to help her procreate. :)

3. When you were in school did you speak up or were you more of the hide your face, avoid eye contact, and pray the teacher didn't call on you type of student?

I wad totally the speak up one! In a high school American literature class I was in, I freely debated with the teacher when we disagreed on an interpretation. When I raised my hand, everyone else put theirs down because they wanted to watch! I got my A and was asked “please don’t take one of my lit classes again.” Mom was proud – an instructor didn’t ask her not to take any of his classes after giving her an A until college.

4. Next Monday marks the Chinese New Year...what do you order when someone suggests Chinese food?

I have a few that I really like, but Kung Pao Chicken is my favorite!

5. How would you define a miracle? What would it take for you to consider something a miracle?

I’ve really never thought about definition a miracle. I’ll take the cop out on this one and say mere mortals aren't qualified to define or recognize miracles.

6. What's your favorite Disney song? If you're stuck you'll find a list here.

“Everybody Wants To Be A Cat.” or “Bella Notte”

7. I should have _____________ yesterday.

Taken a Benadryl and vegged on the couch

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I just found out that, as an Amazon Prime customer, I can watch every single episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer streamed on my computer for free!! Where’s the popcorn?


Joyce said...

I like Plain White T's : ) They were playing when I visited today. Three living houseplants seems like an accomplishment!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Your choice of food makes me drool...but I MUST SAY....I LOVE your answer to #5. I give you a high 5 on that. Well done.

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Marti said...

Enjoyed your answers. You must be a real outgoing person, I envy you. I'll vote for you for Ms America. Have a good day.

Amy said...

I am a new Amazon Prime member as I just got my kindle fire and am LOVING all the free stuff. I am on my second free book and have watched three free episodes of Arrested Development. Love my kindle. I also love the smell of Rosemary and am sad for you that your plant died. Loved your hodgepodge!!

Mama Hen said...

I would love to see comedy routines on Miss America!!! Well, if I ever watched Miss America.
(Visiting from the Hodgepodge link.)

Nel said...

I mentioned in my answer I did not have any houseplants... let's just say there is definitely a reason for that. lolol
Enjoyed your answers and thanks for stopping by!
until next time...nel

Kelly said...

I kinda figured your Disney song would be "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat" hahaha, that's hilarious!

Marti said...

This is Cookie Queen of the West, you are on. We will have a cookie war!!!

Edna B said...

You and I share a "brown" thumb when it comes to our house plants. Except for your rubber trees of corse. Sad to say, I cannot keep even a philodendrum alive these days. BUT, I'm very good at keeping puppies going. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoyed reading your answers and enjoy Buffy! Hope you have a nice weekend.