Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Perfectly Perfect Hodgepodge- Vol 41

Hello are my answers to this week's questions. Add your link at the bottom and join the party-

1. What is something that bothers you if its not done perfectly?

Ha-I bet my family would all have a ready answer for this one. The first thing that popped into my head was setting the table. I like the napkins folded (neatly!) and the silverware laid properly. I like towels folded a particular way too. Doesn't everyone? And I'm very particular about anything written. But I'm easy going about most stuff. Really.

This question feels familiar-have I asked this question in the Hodgepodge already? If so that's going to bother me.

2. Do you think a 6th sense exists? Explain.

I'm not sure I'd call it a 6th sense but I do think mothers in particular have instincts about things and its usually wise to follow up on those instincts, particularly if they are related to teenage behavior. I don't think there's anything mystical or new agey about it. I believe God gave that gift to mothers...after all, He knew our children before we did.

3. Do you say your goodbyes slowly, quickly, or not at all?

Depends on the situation but in general ripping off the bandaid is better than picking it off one millimeter at a time. I hate goodbyes. I hope my daughter1 plays along today because I'd like to see how she answers this one. Even as a very little girl her tender heart just couldn't take the heartache of goodbye. She could drag one out like nobody else I've ever known.

4. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being hot hot hot, what level of spice do you like in your food? What is your favorite spicy dish?

I love spicy food, not so spicy that you don't taste the food, but definitely spicy. Maybe an 8? My favorite spicy dish would be Thai Green Curry. Hubs would likely say food can never be too spicy. He always asks for diced jalapenos on the side of his already too hot curries and Mexican meals.

5. What is one of your all time favorite commercial jingles?

I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke. I loved that song and remember singing the 'real' version (I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing) in 6th grade all county chorus. My family is laughing right now. Yes I was so in all county chorus in grade 6. They must have needed warm bodies.

Anyway, I'm not linking to the commercial, I'm linking to the original song by The New Seekers because oh my word, the clothes...1973 was quite a year if we're talking style people.

6. Plane, train, boat or auto...your preferred method of travel?

To get from point a to point b I prefer to fly for the sake of expediency. That being said, I'm a nervous flier so speed is the only reason I prefer flying over driving. I kind of enjoy a car trip. Hubs and I racked up some miles this weekend and I enjoy the uninterrupted car conversations, seeing new places, and the whole family listening to music or books on tape. I do like train trips too, particularly if the European countryside is part of the deal but boating is a whole 'nother kettle of fish. I have a lot of rules for boating. The seas must be calm or the boats must be fast. I am not a fan of bobbing aimlessly about on the waves for any reason whatsoever.

7. What is something you take for granted?

Good health. Until it's gone I don't think we realize what a priceless precious gift it is.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Hubs and I traveled from NJ to Illinois this past weekend. We passed thru five states and may I just say that the whole Eastern half of the US of A could use a good paving. Traveling Route 80 west is a little bit like off roading in a sea of 18 wheelers.


  1. Gosh, Joyce...I agreed with you on so many of your answers! Flying...I am the same as you...convenience accompanies my nervousness. Love your answer to the 6th sense question. I didn't even think about moms and their eyes in the back of their head thing. BTW, I think you did have a similar question to #1 before. No worries. That was a freebie. ;)

  2. Great, now I am singing THAT jingle! Ha!

    I agree with you on #2 :)

  3. Enjoyed your answers as always. How funny I almost picked the Coke commercial too, that was another favorite! Thanks for hosting this fun meme!
    until next time... nel

  4. I picked the same ad! Love that song!

  5. Did my answers last night. When I read your post this morning, I got a kick out of the fact we share the same favorite jingle. Love that somebody else remembers it.

  6. Great answers! I am sure my family thinks the same about me and my levels of perfectionism. Loved that Coke did I forget it?

  7. I guess a lot of us loved that Coke jingle! It was one of the few commercials that I looked forward to!

    Thanks for hosting!

  8. I answered my questions but will post later today- I forgot I promised to do something else! I'll be back! I put the Oscar Mayer bologna jingle for mine!

  9. My mom always liked bath towels folded a certain way.
    She said they would fit better in the cabinet and look nicer.
    I never got the hang of folding the towels her way. UGH

    Our oldest son loves hot food (a 10+)
    As for me, I need mild.
    When I go to the local Mexican restaurant I order the sub sandwich. lol

    I like the Jingle you chose.
    I chose `Life Cereal: Mikey likes it`

  10. I am terrible at goodbyes. I am really awkward and I hate anything emotional. You should have seen when I said goodbye to Bimlissa (when she moved to TN). I was like: "Ok. See ya later!"
    Ha! Lame.

  11. I thought of folding the towels too:)
    I love the song/jingle you chose. Wish I thought of that!
    Thanks for another great week of Hodgepodge :)

  12. I had to smile at your answers because so many of them make perfect sense to me. : ) I almost picked that commercial, and I know what you mean about I-80 and the semis. I also agree with mothers' instincts, bobbing in a boat and setting the table. : )

  13. I loooove that commercial and song. Good choice!

  14. That was one of the best commercials ever. Love your answer to #7, so true!

  15. I was wondering where my WWF´s partner went off too. I hope you had a good trip with your hubby. Continuing to pray for your niece.

    I loved that Coke song too. Completely forgot about it tho.
    Health is something we all take for granted. I try to be grateful each day, but when I´m sick I realize I was not thankful enough.

  16. You came to Illinois? And didn't stop to see me? ha! Just kidding. If you were on I-80, you were a LONG ways from me.

    I prefer to drive for many of the reasons you mentioned. However, it would take a dire emergency for DH & me to fly ... certainly more than "mere" expediency. ;-)

    I like hot foods, too ... but like you, I want to be able to taste and enjoy the food itself. My DH does not care for hot food at all, so we don't do a lot of Mexican or Thai. :-(

  17. I totally agree with you on Mom's having that 'knack for knowing.' Sometimes, I wish I didn't. Rarely but still...
    I'm pretty sure we've had some kind of like question just worded differently. :)
    Except for your love of the water, I'm pretty sure we must have been separated at birth or at the very least God decided it was such a good model he'd make another one. haha. I crack myself up.

  18. I love that you ask questions that you're not altogether comfortable answering! :) And I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke was a great answer! Wonder why I didn't think of that one!

  19. Ahhhh, so we both picked the coke commercial!

  20. Oh Joyce, I enjoyed ALL of your answers. IF we every meet up IRL we'll have to go out somewhere SPICY!! Thanks for hosting this MEME!!

  21. I am surprised you are a nervous flier with all the flying you have done in your life. What is your secret to combat your nervousness?

  22. the hwy 80 over here isn't all that fantastic either. though they do have to plow the snow off everyday in the winter but still they should have a center divider and more lanes.

  23. Loved reading these today, and I completely agree with #8!!

  24. I never realized I was fussy about how my laundry was folded until I REFOLDED the laundry my daughter helped me with. Towels look neater MY way!!
    I remember that Coke song, it was huge!

  25. I so remember that commercial!

    I can't eat spicy at all!! I'm serious when I say black pepper is as far as I can go. The only time I feel like I'm missing out is when we eat nachos - they just feel like they should jalapenos on them.