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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge in D Major Vol 48

1. Have you ever been 'asked' to report for jury duty? Were you chosen to serve? If not, were you happy or disappointed?  Only once--and I was chosen as an alternate.  It was a murder trial--3 days of being sequestered.  Three days of eating out every meal, sleeping in a hotel, not having to work.  Believe it or not, I enjoyed it--well, all but the sitting in court all day part.  As they were assigning hotel rooms on the first day, I quickly surmised there was an odd number of women and worked it out so that I got a room to myself.  I had 4 teenagers at home, so this wound up being a mini-vacation for me.

2. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being very), how mechanically inclined are you? Give an example to back up your answer.   Probably only about a 4 or 5--and my field of expertise is vacuum cleaners.  Necessity is the mother of invention and we inherited an old vacuum of my cousin's when we got married.  We couldn't afford to buy a new one, so when the old one acted up, I just went to work on it.

3. Beets-cabbage-cauliflower-butternut squash....of the four, which is your favorite fall vegetable?  To look at?  Beets because of the beautiful color.  To grow?  Cabbage--well, the decorative stuff anyway.  To eat?  NONE!

4. What do you recommend to overcome self-pity?  Retail therapy!

5. Do you enjoy classical music? Sometimes, though not for long periods of time. 

6. October is National Book Month...what's on your reading list this month? Wow!  What's not?  I've got several books on the agenda right now.  I tend to read more than one book at a time.

7. What is your idea of 'cute'?   Babies and little children.  Especially the ones related to me.

8. Insert your own random thought here.  Tomorrow is a Red Letter Day for more reasons than one.  Check back to see why!


Lori E said...

I was lucky not to have to go in as the trials were cancelled. I was a stay at home mom and had no one to watch my kids. I was literally sick about trying to find someone to care for them if I had to go to court every day let alone over night.
I love all the veggies except squash. Pretty mechanically inclined.
I am not much of a baby person unless they are mine.
Tomorrow is just Thursday for red letters. Hmmm I wonder what is up with you.

Tami said...

The older I get, the more I think babies/toddlers are the most adorable thing ever. I've turned into one of those sappy old ladies who wants to snuggle every kid she sees.

And you gotta love a blog with a cliff-hanger. I'll tune in tomorrow to find out why it's a red-letter day.

Expats Again said...

Retail therapy--what a great answer. But then again, I can use that kind of therapy for almost any kind of condition, right?

Joyce said...

Ha-I loved your jury answer : ) I'll check back tomorrow...I love a mystery!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

LOVE your answer to #7. I should have added that "disclaimer" to my answer as well.

And yes, that jury duty does sound like it might have been a nice respite!

Can't wait to see why tomorrow is a Red Letter Day!!

Tammy Doane said...

Have to check by tomorrow-curious. Retail therapy :)

EmptyNester said...

Blogger is just now letting me have access to my own blog and visit others so I missed commenting on the Hodge Podge yesterday. Enjoyed your answers! Now I dying to know about the Red Letter day! I'll be back!

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