Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Grab your snow shovel...the Hodgepodge questions are here

Is there snow in your neck of the woods on 11111? According to our trusty weathermen we can expect another 6-8-10-or 12 inches beginning tonite and on into Wednesday morning. Sadly a Wednesday morning snowstorm is going to run headlong into my Wednesday afternoon plans to see a taping of The Dr. Oz show in NYC. The weathermen are never wrong when we want them to be, are they?

Since we cannot control the weather lets answer the Hodgepodge questions instead. The great thing about the blogosphere is that even if there's a foot of snow at my house tomorrow you can still come visit and link your post.

1. Every January 1st since 1976 Lake Superior University has published a list of words they'd like to see banished from the Queen's English. Words may be banished due to mis-use, over-use or just general uselessness and they receive over 1000 nominations. Here are the fourteen words/phrases they'd like to see banished in 2011-viral, epic, fail, wow factor, a-ha moment, back story, BFF, man up, refudiate, Mama Grizzlies, The American People, facebook/google when used as verbs, I'm just sayin', and Live life to the fullest.

What word or phrase would you like to see banished from our everyday vocabulary in 2011? You can choose one from the 'official list' or you can get creative and come up with your own.

2. Do you consider opportunity something that comes to you or something you create for yourself?

3. Since we're all eating healthy this month, ahem, what's included in your favorite salad? Is there dressing?

4. The fourth Monday in January is said to be Blue Monday...aka the most depressing day of the year. The date was calculated using many factors including weather, debt level, time since Christmas, time since we've failed at our new year resolutions, low motivation and feeling a need to take action. Do you get the blues this time of year and if so what is something you do to lift your spirits?

5. Do you wear a watch? Any other everyday jewelry essentials?

6. What is something useful you learned in high school?

7. Do you use an accountant when completing and filing your income tax returns or do you attempt to muddle through all by yourself?

8. Insert your own random thought here.


  1. good luck with the snow :) i wish i was still there to enjoy it!

  2. I thought about you when I heard the weather! All we have here is rain--and some sleet yesterday, but that's okay with me!

    Let me go and put my "thinking cap" on for these questions. Thanks for doing them :)

  3. Grabbed my questions and will be back tomorrow to link up. I really appreciate you doing this for us.

    We have snow, but thankfully not as much as you.

  4. Good luck with the snow, it's not started here yet. I'm hoping for a snow day just like the kids!!! Great questions and boy am I glad we all get time to come up with answers.

  5. It was a high of 70 here today. No snow in Florida, although I was really wishing for a snow day today. I need a day off.