Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. How often do you check the weather? How do you check the weather?

I can go for months with out checking the weather forecast. The only check I do on weather is looking out the window to see what is is doing at the moment.

LV on the other hand loves tracking and predicting weather and can spend a lot of time reading forecasts and enjoys his MyCast weather app on his phone as well. The first five years after we got married he used to be able to predict weather very accurately for at least three days in advance simply by studying the skies. He can't do that now since we live nestled in a hollow and can't see a distant western horizon.

2. Since this is volume 84 of the Wednesday Hodgepodge, and since I got married in 1984, and since I'm attending a wedding this weekend it only seems right to post something related here.

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life."
~Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Agree or Disagree. Why?

What a lovely example of why I'm not a fan of Jane Austen.  I absolutely do not agree that happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.  We always have a choice whether or not we are going to be happy.

Let me quote something we heard often while growing up: Happiness is ten percent circumstance and ninety percent attitude.

3. Do you like to dance? Have you ever taken dance lessons?

I don't dance and have never taken dance lessons.

4. Fresh from the oven peach pie or home made peach ice cream? Pick one.

I really like fresh home made peach pie. It's one of our favorites.

5. Should people accept unfairness and learn to make the best of it?

Most of the time, yes.  Life wasn't meant or promised to be fair.

6. The top five all time summer movie blockbusters (released between May and August and grossing at least 100 million dollars) are-Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars (the original), Ghostbusters, and ET. Which one's your favorite?

I haven't seen any of them and have no plans to in the future.

7. If given the chance, would you like to visit the moon?

No, I wouldn't. There are so many breathtakingly beautiful places to visit on earth that I won't ever have time to visit them all and I certainly don't want to waste precious vacation times being hurtled through space to visit the moon.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This is what I see when I look out our back door.


  1. I agree, I think Jane Austen's books are shallow & silly. * rolls eyes*
    Cookbooks & cleaning lessons should be free for everyone. O.O

  2. I agree with you about happiness. One can choose to be happy or unhappy, it really is a matter of choice (and I don't mean hysterical laughing and crazy smiling either. Sometimes people think that's a sign of happiness...I think it may just be a sign of "crazy." :)

  3. I'm feeling pretty good about other people not understanding Jane Austen! Makes it a lot easier to forget about finishing "Emma"!

  4. I'm not much of an Austen fan either. : )

  5. I'm hoping by the time the average citizen can actually travel to the moon they can just beam us up : )

    Enjoy your day..I am feeling the urge to make a peach pie now!

  6. Love your quote about happiness. I'm stealing it!

    And I do not like Jane Austen.

  7. But..butbut....ET is a really good movie. Honest Injun it is.

  8. Aw. In Jane Austin's defense, many of her stories are a sarcastic commentary on the shallowness of the "elite" of her day. (At least that's how we read them.) The characters are often meant to be shallow and silly! But, to each his own.

    I agree that happiness is a choice - real happiness is. I like that quote too - I'll be borrowing it. :)

    And the view out your back door is wonderful.

  9. I'm with you on the happiness thing. Those movies don't interest me either. No interest in going to the moon. And I LOVE your backdoor view! Lucky you!

    Have a great day!


  10. I agree with you on the marriage thing! Being happy is always a choice and marriage needs loving care to be happy! Huggles.

  11. I completely agree with you on happiness being a choice in marriage, or anything else for that matter. However, I wanted to defend Jane Austen just a little bit. The woman who was quoted there is Charlotte Lucas, friend of the main character Elizabeth Bennet. Elizabeth is portrayed as a woman with good character and common sense. This is her reply to Charlotte, "You make me laugh, Charlotte; but it is not sound. You know it is not sound, and you would never act in this way yourself." So the main character shows that this is not a good way to think about marriage. I understand though that Jane Austen is not for everyone. I love her.


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