I enjoyed participating in this Meme before, sorry I missed last weeks. I thought I wasn't going to be able to participate this week. when I tried to visit the Meme host my computer would block the page due to Malware the sight was sending. The message told me to try back later. Finally, on the fourth attempt I was able to view the page.
Anyway, here is my Hodgepodge Answers:
1. What's the best and worst thing about growing older?
Well when you are a child growing older means new found freedom, so I guess that is the best thing. I suppose as you grow old your body parts tend to wear out and not work as they once did, that could be bad. But, even with that being the case I will take growing old. My parents both died young. My Mother was 51 and my Father 57. I will soon be 50. Every day I am alive is a blessing!
2. Autumn arrives this week in the Northern Hemisphere...what one thing do you love most about the fall season?
The cooler temperatures, hands down. Especially with the extreme heat we have experienced this summer.
3. Speaking of fall...pumpkin seems to be flavoring everything these days-are you a fan? What's your favorite pumpkin flavored food or beverage?
I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread. I have been know to have a cold slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast. But, I don't want pumpkin in my drink or anything else.
4. Since we're on the subject of fall...what's the worst fall you've ever taken?
This is an easy one, about two years ago the hubby was doing some heavy snoring and keeping me awake. After an hour or so of tossing and turning I got up to watch tv or play on the computer. Once I got in the living room I realized that if I turned on the tv and a light that my stepson, who was visiting, would then be up too. My daughter was visiting her father and her room was empty, so that was my solution. I carried my laptop into her room and set it up in there. Then I decided I needed something to drink. All of this is a task because we have a baby gate at the end of our hallway to keep the dog out of the bedrooms so every trip you must deal with stepping over the gate as it does not swing open. On my last trip I had my cell phone in one hand, a Dr. Pepper in the other and in the dark quiet of the house I could hear my husbands snoring. I was tired and frustrated that I was even awake. In my frustration I forgot all about the gate and hit it at fast pace knocking it down and falling hard to the floor face first. My phone went flying, my Dr. Pepper hit the floor, thank heavens it did not explode but just dented the can. I hit so hard that it dazed me, for a moment I was numb. I could not get up. Both legs and my right arm were bleeding. I called for help but no one heard me. After a few minutes I managed to get up, look at the wounds and hobble to my daughters room. I was bruised and sore for weeks and still have a scar on my right leg.
5. If you could own a prop from any film what would you choose?
Oh my, so many movies to choose from. How could you ever choose one. But, if I did I think I would want something from an old Classic Movie.
6. What's the most interesting word you've read or learned in the past week?
My husband is always throwing some legal Latin phrase at me. This week it was:
Quantum meruit - a Latin phrase meaning "what one has earned". In the context of contract law, it means something along the lines of "reasonable value of services".
7. When was the last time you locked yourself out of your house, car, or office? Was it a big deal?
I was locked out of the office just a week ago. I had given my daughter my key so that she could have one made for herself for the times when we are not in the office and she has time to kill in between classes. (the office is close to campus) My husband and I drive in together every day except Thursdays. (he teaches on Thursday nights) Of course it was a Thursday and I headed to the office earlier that my husband. I thought I had a key to the side door, but I do not. So I sat at one of the outside tables of a neighboring pub until the hubby arrived about 30 minutes later.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Surveys. I think my day has been filled with surveys. I filled out two online surveys for restaurants we have visited lately. I also answered one about a recent online purchase. Tonight I have been watching the 20/20 Special The Best of TV. It was quite entertaining to see what shows people choose in the different categories. I Love Lucy was the all time number one show.
I also have participated in a local survey that takes place every year here in our town. It is the Best Of Bowling Green. A few weeks back the local newspaper asked us to name our top three entries for about 100 different local businesses and professionals. Now the top three or four are complied in a survey and we vote for the "Best". It is not for any prize, other than the plaque that is given, just the Honor of being "The Best of Bowling Green". The community likes getting to vote and the winning businesses proudly display the plaques.
I suppose everyone like s a little recognition now and then.
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