Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hodgepodge Fun

Hodgepodge time once again. 
Joyce has brought us some fun questions this week. 
Below are my answers. 
Hope you enjoy!!

1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English...here's the list for 2013-

fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, yolo (an acronym for you only live once), spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings, and guru

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why. Go here to read more about how the words were chosen.

Well the first phrase (fiscal cliff) on the list I have grown quite tired of hearing, but I guess guru would be the word I would pick from the list. I think it is a bit outdated and too many tend to label themselves a "guru" when they are not.

2. When was the last time you rode a train? Where did you go?

Does a Monorail Count?? If it does, then I rode the Monorail at Disney World earlier this month and I rode it several times to several different places for the two days that we were there.

As for a train, the last time I rode a train was also in Disney World, back in June, from the front of Magic Kingdom to Frontier Land.

The only time I have been on an actual train was when my son was in elementary school.  His class went on a field trip to the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, Kentucky. We rode the train on a 22 mile excursion.  

3. Bagels-yay or nay? Favorite 'flavor'? Favorite topping?

YAY, I love bagels. My favorite are the blueberry ones. I usually toast them and put either butter or strawberry cream cheese on them. 

4. 'Tis the season of awards shows...if you could star in a movie already made which one would you choose?

I would choose a classic movie like The Wizard of Oz, or Casablanca, or one of the Shirley Temple movies.  

5. The move towards single gender classrooms has been making the news in recent months....what say you? Do you think kids perform better if seperated by gender and are taught differently or is that discrimination? If you're a parent, is this something you'd support in regard to your own children? 

I think in certain classes kids probably do learn better if the class consists of only one gender. I remember when I was in high school for one semester of our Health class the boys and girls were divided. Our teacher was a man but for the semester that we were divided we got a woman teacher. It was less embarrassing for most of the girls. 
I do think there are fewer distractions if the class is all of the same gender for pre-teen and teen students.
6. What's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?

Well if I am in a hotel it means I am in a new place with interesting things to see and investigate. I also have someone to come in and tidy things up while I am out having fun. 

(This is our hotel in Melbourne Beach - December 30, 2012 - January 2, 2013)

7. Do you have a 'word' for 2013? What's the story behind your choice? 

I can't say that I have a word for 2013. It is early in the year, maybe I will find one before the year is over.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Well the viruses are flowing well in my area. Some schools have closed for the rest of the week due to the number of students out with the flu.  My sister's kids are sick, my husband is sick, and my daughter is sick too. My niece has all the symptoms of the flu, her doctor tested her for it and found it to be only a virus. My daughter and husband have bronchitis. At least no flu!!! Hopefully I will be able to avoid getting sick. 

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  1. There's a flu outbreak in the states... everyone's getting sick. So crazy! Hope you don't get sick!

  2. The Wizard of OZ would be a fun movie to be in. :) Those pics are great! Looks like an awesome vacation spot. :D

  3. I LOVE Shirley Temple movies. Oh I should have said "Heidi", my favorite.

  4. I completely forgot about Shirley Temple, I would have loved to be in one of her movies just to meet her. She was so adorable. I am hoping to skip the flu this year, so far thank you Jesus, I have missed it.

  5. Wow! Schools actually closing? We haven't had that here yet, although it seems half the people I know have been sick, my family included!
    Good way to look at the hotel experience-I hadn't thought about that-I thought the made bed was the greatest part! lol
    The hotel question and your random thought made me think of our recent 5 1/2 trip to Michigan from Pennsylvania a few weeks back....the flu hit us, and needless to say, our little vacation with the family turned out to be un-fun. lol
    Have a great day!

  6. The flu-ugh! It seems nearly impossible to avoid this season. Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

  7. oh dear!! I do hope that the illness leaves your area soon! Craziness... have a good day!

  8. The flu is hitting every area HARD! Sure hope you're able to stay well and that your loved ones get better real soon!

  9. My SIL had the flu however touch wood we have avoided it.

  10. The last train I rode on was from Amsterdam to Berlin two years ago. Had a great time.

  11. There has been a lot of sickness going around everywhere it seems like. Hope you stay well.

    That is a pretty picture of your hotel.


  12. OMG! I thought I was the only one in the world who did the strawberry cream cheese and blueberry bagel thing! Awesome!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2


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