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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hats Off Wednesday Hodge Podge


I'm trying to take it easy today. We'll see how well stubborn me does with that.  In the mean time, I'm joining Joyce, as I do on Wednesdays, for the Wednesday Hodge Podge.  Let's get on with the questions!


1. Have you ever played golf? Any interest in playing? Do you have a significant other who loves to play? Did you watch The Masters this past weekend?

I’m not a fan of jumbo golf. I used to be a mini golf fiend! Notsomuch now because they don’t have wheelchair or walker friendly mini golf courses. I still enjoy seeing the fabulous scale-architecture on a well-done mini golf course. I heard that Tiger Woods putts well. I always said I’d love the opportunity to golf with him.



2. Hats are back in fashion this spring...how do you feel about wearing a hat? (fyi-I'm not talking baseball caps) When was the last time you wore one?

I take it if baseball caps don’t count, neither do visors, fishing hats or canvas bucket hats, right?

July 4, 2000

I’ve always had an assortment of hats, hair-bobs and whimsical headgear.

In 1969 I had a stylish Easter hat.

Dave, Mums, Nani

In 1972 as Auntie’s flower girl, I wore the same hat as all the bridesmaids!


A decade later it was a nice gray dress hat to match my suit for The Tempest in Stratford


And 12 years later, in 1994, I had my favorite hunter green hat that I wore when we visited Mums to introduce her to her great-great-granddaughters.

It was a cute little camera compared to 
what I used at work,but since that’s what I did 
for a living, I was asked to woman the camcorder.

1994 is the last photo of me in a hat and I think some time in the mid-90s is the last time I wore anything other than a casual hat. Although I wear baseball hats and canvas bucket hats often!



3. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 meaning proficient and 1 meaning "I'd starve", how adept are you at using chopsticks?

10! Even with the decreased sensitivity in my right hand, I still use them when I eat Chinese.



4. Has technology taken over?

That’s such a broad question! If you look at production of goods and business practices, technology has made those things easier and more efficient. I know some will say that those things have phased out workers, but with technological advancements there are needs for workers in different areas. Many of the simpler jobs needed with those advancements have been outsourced to countries where costs are cheaper for labor. I am NOT saying that’s a good thing. But I don’t think technology has taken anything over – GREED has.


5. In the course of a day how often do you look in a mirror?

I pass the mirror when I use the bathroom and I do notice myself, but really, I don’t so much remember it unless there is a hair sticking straight up or a growth I didn’t feel on my nose. Depending more on my mood than what I see, I usually will smile at myself, sometimes I stick my tongue out at me.

Even if I know someone is taking a picture of me, I seldom think to check myself out in a mirror.


6. Tulip or Daffodil?


:( That’s such a touchy topic this year. My daffodils fared best of all my spring flowers, although they looked much better last year too, except the ones that have been there forever, the wimpy winter wasn’t so hard on them, so this year, I guess I’d have to say daffodils.



7. I am proud of myself for __________________.

I’m proud of how much I’ve accomplished in the White Tornado project so far. It wouldn’t be much if I was a completely able person, but considering how bad my mobility is and how tired moving and going through boxes makes me, I think I’ve done well.

I’m looking forward to taking the “after” photos so I can sit back and tell myself I’m incredible. ;)


8. Insert your own random thought here.

Every now and then I like my coffee sweet and when I am truly craving sweet, not even Splenda will do the trick. The brown sugar I got at Christmas was much more than I needed and brown sugar won’t last until next Christmas baking season before it’s hard, so I tried it in my coffee. The taste is mildly different and better than white sugar. Both are only 1 WW point for a tablespoon and, like anything, fine if used in moderation.

7 comments:

Betty WSch. said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog.
What is the White Tornado project? Sounds like you're working hard at it.

Edna B said...

My goodness, what gorgeous hats! Nani, your smile is beautiful. You should be very proud of yourself just for being the person that you are. Your David got himself a keeper when he got you. Tootsie and I are off to dreamland now. You have a wonderful night. Hugs, Edna b.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Seriously, how did you put your hands on all of those photos of you in the hats? I'm impressed.
A bery well thought out answer for #4. I never would have thought about using brown sugar in my coffee. Your one smart lady!!!

Joyce said...

I wore a sea green hat in my sister's wedding in 1973...it matched my sea green dotted swiss Jr. Bridesmaid's dress. I'd forgotten about that. : )

Donna said...

I just happened by your blog and started reading. I love it and you are great at telling your stories.
Just had to let you know I stopped by and enjoyed your blog.
Hugs Donna

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Nani thanks for visiting us today.
We like making new friends!!
We see you have 3 blogs we were not sure which one to comment on....hope you see this.
Hugs Madi and Mom

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Excellent post....wow, you have a wide assortment of hats during your life, and I must say, you look terrific in all of them. The very first one with the big white dots looks like a fun accessory.

Yep, I said daffodils too...but I like the bright, sunny, Spring-like color.

Hope you're having a terrific Thursday.