Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hodgepodge Questions-Volume 204

Since we last spoke I gained a son. So much fun! I'm recapping the whole thing (really, I like details), and I'm also fighting a nasty cold so it's slow going. You can read entries 1 and 2 by clicking here and here

In the meantime though, the Hodgepodge is back to her regularly scheduled programming. Here are this week's questions, and you know what to do. Answer on your own blog, then hop back here tomorrow to add your link to the party.  

1. What's your best piece of advice for a newly married couple? I'm asking for a friend.

2. Before we're too far into the new year I wanted to post a question Teresa submitted during the December giveaway. Teresa blogs over at Being Refined As Silver, so everyone go say hi.

Teresa asks, "What were you doing on December 31st, 1999?"and "Did you or your family make preparations for Y2K?"

3. According to Global Language Monitor, the most used word of 2014 isn't a word. It's the heart emoji. Huh? How can something that's not a word be the most used word, but I digress. What do you think was your most used word in 2014?

4. Speaking of words, it's that time again. Time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, and general uselessness) in 2015. You can read more about the decision making process here, but this year's top vote getters are-

bae (before anyone else), polar vortex, hack, skill set, swag, foodie, curate/curated, friend-raising, enhanced interrogation, cra-cra (as in crazy), takeaway, and -nation (a suffering sports suffix).

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?

5.  January is National Hot Tea month? Are you a fan? Do you like flavored teas? How do you take your tea? Have a favorite cup or teapot? How many cups of tea do you consume in a given day? 

6. Whatever happened to________________________________?

7. What is one book on your must-read list this winter? 

8. Insert your own random thought here.