Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween, Hurricanes, and oh yeah...Hodgepodge Vol 100

It only seems appropriate that a hurricane should strike just as our Hodgepodge hits 100. Since I may very well be without power for a few days I'm writing this post a little bit early.  Rest assured, when it comes to the Wednesday Hodgepodge I'm like the post office...'Neither snow nor rain nor hurricanes nor power outages keep me from posting the questions every week'.   

I think that's how the saying goes.

We've been talking about hitting the #100 mark for several weeks now, and I've been feeling a little pressure to come up with something super creative.  Here's the thing...what I love most about the Hodgepodge is sharing the everyday ordinary of our lives.  In fact, that is the thing I love most about blogging in general.  Most of the questions asked and answered here every Wednesday offer small glimpses into our homes, refrigerators, closets, hearts, minds, and daily lives.  They are not grand in nature or scope.

In looking back over my life I have no trouble remembering the big stuff.  I write about it of course, but even if I didn't I'd still remember it.  The small stuff though, the stuff that makes up most of our everydays? I want somewhere to put that, and for me the Hodgepodge is such a place.  It's here we have the opportunity to record our personal tastes and opinions on everything from food to politics, share memories of days gone by, as well as our hopes and dreams for the future.  It's a place to write down the random little bits of life as it is lived.

Today in my little corner of the world the wind whips and the rain pelts.  We prepare as best we can and pray for the safety of everyone touched by the hurricane.  Maybe you live on the other side of the world, or just another part of the country,  and your mind is somewhere else today. Maybe you have small children and Halloween is on your mind. Wherever you are, whatever life is currently bringing your way, everyone who participates here is connected by a funny little thread called The Wednesday Hodgepodge.  And for that I'm grateful.

Here are this week's questions...Volume 100...yay us!

1. What creeps you out?

2. What's your least favorite candy?

3. Are you a fan of scary movies?  What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?

4. What part of life confuses you the most?

5. Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, poppy...what's your favorite seed?

6. Imagine your life ten years from today...what's changed?

7.  What do you a) love the most and b) like the least about the Hodgepodge?

8.  Insert your own random thought here.


  1. I'm keeping you and everyone in the areas Sandy hit in my thoughts and prayers, Joyce! Preparation is the first step, weathering the storm is the second step and the ultimate next step is recovery. I hope all is well and continues to stay well with you!

    Happy 100th Hodge Podge!

  2. Praying for your family. Stay safe.

  3. Hope the wind has calmed and left you unscathed. Congratulations on the 100th HodgePodgge. I've never participated, but love reading everyone's answers.

  4. Joyce: I love what you had to say about the Hodgepodge. And I love getting the chance to get a glimpse into each others lives. Plus you make me think about things sometimes and that's good too. Thank you for 100 Hodgepodges and I hope we'll all be around for 100's more.

  5. You and all my NJ friends have been in my thoughts constantly. Happy to see in your twitter feed that you're well. :)

  6. I'm so glad that Hodgepodge will go on tomorrow! Praying for you, Joyce! Winds here in Georgia sure are whipping, too! Stay safe!

  7. Hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound.

  8. Joyce, hope that you and your family are riding out this storm and its aftermath safely. From your earlier post, it sounds like you have planned and prepared well and even thought about Hodgepodge. You are a devoted host.
    100 Hodgepodge posts, that is awesome!
    Stay safe!!

  9. OMG you crack me up. We are all worried about your safety and you are intent on HodgePodge! I guess that is a great sign! Glad all is OK.

  10. You have been on my mind. Hope your doing okay and hope to see you tomorrow.