Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Capital Idea-The Wednesday Hodgepodge Vol 29

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly Wednesday Hodgepodge. Everyone is invited to play...just answer the questions on your own blog or facebook page and then link back here to share answers. Be sure to include a link to this post so visitors to your blog can hop over and read more.

1. Have you ever been to the capital of the USA-Washington DC? If so what's your favorite site? If not, what site would you most like to see on a visit to that city someday in the future? Is it even on your list of places to visit?

I have been to DC umpteen times. We lived in the Annapolis area for nine years so DC was just a short hop down the road. I love DC and the Georgetown area in particular. My favorite site? That's easy-I'd have to say my daughter : )

If I have to pick an actual tourist attraction I'd say that I especially enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Capitol we took one summer. And I also love the Smithsonian museums. That being said, my absolute favorite sites in DC are the monuments at night, The Vietnam Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.

This picture was taken when it was at least 175 degrees outside and we'd been traipsing around the city with houseguests all the live long day. Oh my word...just look at those little girls! Now one of them is actually employed in this town. Time is crazy people!

2. When did you last attend a wedding? Are there any weddings on your summer calendar? Were you a summer bride? If you're single is summer the season of your dream wedding?

We attended a really lovely wedding last October in Naples Florida which I wrote about here. It was an entire weekend of events celebrated with old friends in a gorgeous setting. We have a wedding on the calendar this July that I know will be a lot of fun too.

Yes, I was a June bride...

We're approaching the big 2-7 very soon.
fyi-when it comes to years married they are all big.

3. What is your favorite way to eat strawberries?

With cream.
On the lawn at Wimbledon.

If that's not possible my next favorite option would be shortcake or angel food cake topped with strawberries and whipped cream.

4. What is one thing you are especially looking forward to this summer?

I will be attending two little reunions this summer-one in July with some sorority sisters where I'm sure we'll laugh til we pee our is that sort of crowd. Girls (they will always be girls to me!) with whom you can completely relax and be yourself.

The other reunion is special too... fellow camp staff from summers long gone but never forgotten. We've managed to re-connect on where else? facebook and one of the girls has organized a little mini reunion. It's coming up really soon and I'm excited for both the catching up and the looking back. Oh, and I'm pretty sure there will be singing. What is a camp reunion without singing?

5. Do you use/like the self scanner at the grocery store?

I have a love hate relationship with this device. I like the fact that its usually faster. Except when its not. 'Please wait for an attendant.' 'Please remove the last item from the scanner.' 'Please wait for an attendant.' There is definitely a knack to using the machine and that's fine so long as I'm not behind someone who doesn't know there is a knack.

6. Share a favorite piece of common sense advice.

Pay attention to the still small voice inside you.

7. Barefoot, flip flops, tennis shoes, sassy sandal-your first choice for summertime?

I don't wear tennis shoes in the summer unless I'm going walking. Flip flops or cute sandals are my #1 pick.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I'm going to see Mr. KC in concert this summer-love him!


  1. Beautiful pictures, Joyce! There is something very special about our nation's capital, even in the 2,000 degree heat, eh?

  2. First I must say, that's a beautiful wedding photo!

    I'm giggling at the scanner reaction. I've never used one and don't think I want to subject myself to such humiliation. Chances are I'd hold up the line so bad that I'd have the folks in line yelling at me alongside the machine!

  3. Beautiful pictures. Love the wedding photo! I did try the scanner but gave up because I didn't have the knack to the machine. Gave up.

  4. Lots of summer plans...hard to believe it's finally here! Just set up my porch furniture and now ready for the humidity to die down to enjoy it! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  5. Love your pictures and it sounds like your going to have a fun summer with reunions and concerts!

  6. I just love this Wednesday HOP! I'm so glad you host this each week-even if I do have to put actual thought into me responses!

    I am not a fan of the self-checkers. That's what the girl who stole my debit card from school one year used to spend $1100 out of our bank account.

  7. Wow, it sounds like you are going to have a fun and busy summer! Enjoy! Thanks again, for a great set of questions.

  8. this the first time I am playing along.. I love Kenny Chesney I am a huge fan.. You have a great time.. I saw him two Summers ago and in Oct. oh how I love them. Thanks for hosting it was fun.. Nice to meet you also..

  9. I guarantee you that I wouldn't have looked so good after traipsing around in 175 degree heat! ;-)

    I love the questions that you come up with each week ... thanks SO MUCH for hosting this for us!

  10. I'm not real fond of that little voice at the scanner. If she's quiet, I'm happier!
    Kenny??? You do realize we just missed being at school with him by a couple of years, right? I ran into his former girlfriend's college roommate a few years ago. Small world!

  11. Also a Kenny Chesney fan here. What a great show he puts on! Hope you have a great time and are close enough to see him sweat! Teehee. Fun questions today. Thanks for hosting and have a great day!

  12. I couldn´t join in the hp today, because we had no internet yesterday and today it really busy. But maybe next time.
    I love Kenny Chesney! Lucky you.
    I like my strawberry on top of Vanilla ice cream. Hmmmm!

  13. LOL...I actually did giggle a bit out loud when I read your answer to number 3...hehehe! I'm glad you'd heard of my old musical...I was afraid no one would know why they were dancing in their underwears. *smile*

  14. You have seen so many wonderful things. I love your wedding photo. Love your Wimbledon answer on the strawberries. Have fun at the reunions!
    I had to go see what my buddy Amy said, I knew she would say something about KC to you, she love him.

  15. I have to agree with the scanner at the grocery store. Love/Hate! I had reunion this year too thanks to facebook with my high school girlfriends we laughed all weekend it was wonderful! I can not wait till we meet again!

  16. Joyce,
    thank you for hosting hodgepodge. I really enjoy this blog hop ;)

    Thank you for stopping by


  17. Oooo, you lucky girl...I enjoy his music. Enjoy
    Mama Bear