Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Traveling into the Wednesday Hodgepodge-Vol 31

Welcome to this week's edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge. It's fun so why not join the party? Answer the questions on your own blog and then add your link here.


1. What is one thing on your bucket list? If you don't have one let's pretend you do.

I don't have an official bucket list but there is definitely a pretty lengthy one in my head. One thing? Hmmm...swim with the dolphins.

2. What makes a good dad?

A man who loves unconditionally, who treats his wife with love and respect, who encourages, laughs with, and listens to his children. A man who pays attention to the little things and is 'there'.

3. Are you afraid of insects? Which ones?

The big crunchy ones. The poisonous ones. Most spiders. shudder.

4. We're barbecuing...what's on the grill at your house?

My favorite thing to grill is a marinated pork tenderloin but we do lots of chicken on the grill too. And we love grilled veggies, especially corn on the cob.

5. Do you believe playing is more important than winning?

This question made me think. I do believe playing is important. Trying hard matters but its not the only thing that matters in every circumstance. This may be an unpopular sentiment but I think sometimes winning does matter. Maybe not more than playing but the pendulum seems to have swung the other way and so often now we are sending the message that as long as you play that's all that counts. No one is allowed to be thought of as better than anyone else and if we recognize Johnny as a better soccer player/speller/singer than Suzy it's a bad thing.

Drive and a desire to win, to be the absolute best at something, are qualities inventors, physicians, explorers, and all sorts of other highly successful people posess and I think the world needs people who are driven to win.


6. Do you tan? Use self tanners? Visit tanning salons? See your dermatologist at least once a year?

I used to be what you might affectionately call a 'sun worshipper'. I definitely look better with a little color on my skin plus I love being in the sun and water. I still do love it but sadly it does not love me. Up until I hit my 40's (Shocking, isn't it? ) I could spend all day at the pool or beach and end up looking golden. Now I need to put on sunscreen just to walk to the car. Plus, if you're my age you know you're now paying for all the sun you soaked up in your youth. I have never been to a tanning salon and that has never appealed to me. I sometimes use the lotions designed to make you look sun kissed and I see my dermotologist every year like a good former tanner should.

7. Five years ago I would never imagine that today I would...

...be talking to complete strangers about the tanning habits of my teenage years and all sorts of other minutiae on something called a blog.

*-I saw this question on Marla's facebook page and I thought it was perfect for the Hodgepodge. Everyone go say hi to Marla...she has an E-book launching this week which you might like to read.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Raise your hand if you love summer. I've been away for a few days because sometimes blogging requires life. I am actually traveling home today so hope to catch up with you all over the next couple of days.

30 comments:

  1. Enjoyed all of your answers! Love the #7, isn't that the truth! Swimming with the dolphins does not intrigue me, only because I am not a good swimmer. I am going to try to get my hubby to try that when we go to FL next month. Thanks for hosting this Joyce, I know it has to take quite a bit of your time. You do a wonderful job!
    until next time...nel

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  2. I'm playing, for the first time in a long time. Great questions!

    Stop by and say hi:

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  3. Great questions and great answers. Swim with the dolphins will require photos you know! Looking forwarded to that! Love Summer, I hope its warmer than our Spring was. 5 Days to go!!

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  4. My daughter swam with Dolphins in Cabo one year, she loved it! I'm too much a baby to try plus not a strong swimmer. Oh and I'm raising my hand so happy summer is upon us! Remember all the posts about the snow....seem so distant now!

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  5. Oh, I would like to swim with the dolphins too. That's a good one!

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  6. Oooh, swimming with the dolphins does sound like fun! We do a pork tenderloin on the grill, too ... yummy!

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  7. Good comment on the playing and winning question. Swimming with the dolphins. That would be fun too. Be safe coming home today.

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  8. I totally agree with your definition of a good dad.

    I've missed you, I figured you were up to something :) when I didn't see a post on Monday!

    Thanks for taking time to do the Hodgepodge--even while traveling! You're really special!

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  9. Isn't it so true about sun seekers!! My youngest daughter loves the sun, but I keep telling her be careful. Glad you had some time to spend with family/friends. Have a great day.

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  10. I've been thinking about a bucket list - that whole "you don't know what you're working towards if you don't have a goal" concept has gotten me thinking. Don't want to show up at the Pearly Gates and tell St Peter - I need to go back, I forgot to......

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  11. Swimming with the dolphins-sounds like fun. Glad you got to spend time with family/friends. Have a great day.

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  12. Have a fun time.. I love Summer because you can get out more.. I loved your answers to 1, I want to do that also, 2, I forgot to add the part about a husband being apart to the wife. I am lucky my husband does that. 5 of course playing is wonderful. I loved your 7 also.. Enjoy your time away...

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  13. Swimming with the dolphins makes me think of the zoo's show...yeah...not appealing to me so much. Sure hope you get a chance to do it though. We know you'll take pictures for us!!

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  14. You and I have the same tanning history. I frequently point out the brown spots on my face to my children to convince them to wear sunscreen. It horrifies them!

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  15. About 10 years ago the hubs and I went on a cruise and we booked an excursion where we got to get in the water with the dolphins. It really was am impressive experience. Begin up close and personal with those beautiful creatures was something I will never forget.

    Great choice!!
    Blessings
    R

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  16. Hi!
    I would love to play with the dolphins. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought
    http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2011/06/wednesday-hodgepodge.html

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  17. I like your answer to Nr. 5. Very wise.
    And Nr. 7 is also so true. Who would have thoughT!!

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  18. I don't have a real bucket list either, but if I did, most of them would have to do with the ocean, beaches, etc. My answer was SCUBA certification, but swimming with dolphins is a dream, too. My one SCUBA trip had some giant sea turtles, and that was pretty cool, too.

    And YES on grilled corn, it is the absolutely best way to prepare it. Yum!

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  19. We at the same place with our skin. It's hard to stay out of the sun. I just love it! #7 - Who knew? Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

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  20. For the most part I love sun too. My favorite grill item...Babyback Ribs!

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  21. Thank you for continuing to host this weekly blog hop....I enjoyed reading your answers.
    Mama Bear

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  22. Ooh, I swam with the dolphins! Would love to do it again :)

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  23. I was a teenaged sun worshiper too...and could still go out there up through my 40s...now, however, all I do is splotch. And it's NOT pretty. At all.

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  24. swimming w/ dolphins would be fun

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  25. SWIM WITH DOLPHINS! Yes! I should add that to MY list. And I LOATHE spiders!

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  26. Enjoyed your answers, Joyce. I didn't play today...life happened this week with a very sick 19 year old...my brain has been on autopilot. Safe travels home!

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  27. I'm raising my hands I love summer but only when it's not too hot. I'm a wimp in the heat.

    ... and I'm on my way over to your house now for the bbq!
    ;-)

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  28. I found you through The Lumberjack's Wife a while back, but this is my first time linking up with you. Thanks for hosting and for the thought-provoking questions! It was fun.

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  29. Agree wholeheartedly with 2, 3, 4, and 6!

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