Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Since these questions are posting on the first day of April it seems only right to ask-when was the last time you did something foolish? If you can't answer that one, try this one-when was the last time someone fooled you?

I can't think of anything other than the children hiding a realistic looking toy spider in odd places to scare me.

2. What's the last biography or non-fiction book you've read? Was it any good?

The latest memoir I read was, Growing Up Amish, by Ira Wagler. I really enjoyed it.

3. Garlic-friend or foe? What's your favorite dish made with garlic?

We love garlic. I use it all the time in many different dishes. I'm not sure I can choose a favorite. One that is always a hit is an onion, garlic pull apart bread I make occasionally.

4. Several Spring flower festivals happen in the US during the month of April. Of those listed, which would you most like to see in person...The Skagit Tulip Festival in Skagit Washington, The Dogwood Arts Festival in Knoxville Tennessee, The North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington North Carolina or the Daffodil Festival Weekend on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts?

I'm choosing the Daffodil Festival, because I really want to visit Nantucket Island.

5. How do you choose which blogs to read?  What is something that will make you stop and read every time? Something that makes you say, 'eh, think I'll skip this one and move on to the next'?

An interesting blog title is the first thing that grabs my attention. If the style of writing is engaging I'll become a regular reader. There are several different types of blogs I read regularly.
  • The subject matter interests me.
  • They make me laugh.
  • They make me think.
  • They're uplifting and happy.
There are several different things that make me not follow blogs. Music that blares as soon as I arrive. If they are constantly trying to sell me something. Having to click read more, unless the first paragraph grabbed my attention. The hated word verification thingy. But the biggest reason I never return is when the entire post is written in text talk.

6. April is National Mathematics Education Month so tell us, when did you last use math?

I use it everyday.
7. In honor of the A-Z challenge kicking off on April 1...choose one word beginning with the letter A to describe your yesterday.

Awesome. Temperature was very pleasant, a lot of yard work was done, and even a picnic was enjoyed. Spring is a delightful time of year!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

On the menu for tonight. Maryland Crab Cakes. Can't wait.


  1. I love crab cakes...we just had some last week!!!

  2. Our weather here lately has been wonderful! Soaking it in! Mmm...crab cakes sound delish!

  3. Now you have me wanting to have a picnic! The weather here has been beautiful :)

  4. Loved visiting with you. I love Maryland Crab Cakes. I have been to Nantucket and Martha's vineyard and loved both places.

  5. ...from a fake spider to crab cakes!!! Kids will do this to mom's. I remember taking a mouse out of a trap she had set in the basement...I laid it on the scare her. It didn't And that's the last time I tried anything on my mom. lol

    But the crab cakes...oh please, have one for me willya?!!!

  6. Thanks for popping by my blog today! That garlic/onion pull apart bread you wrote about sounds delicious! I might have to try that some time

  7. I try, for the most part, to keep my blogs positive. Reading whiny stuff is just no fun, but sometimes life is hard and it turns up on my page anyway.

  8. I forgot about that word verification thingy to leave a comment, I don't like that either. No music either, always scares me!

  9. What is text talk? I sure hope I don't use it! And yes I hate the music on blogs too, which is why I keep my sound off when blog visiting. That book sounds really interesting. We have quite s few Amish in our neighborhood.

  10. My hubby would be happy to have dinner with you...e loves crab cakes!

  11. My answer today was seeing the tulips because I love them but I would really like to visit Nantucket, I've never been there. Glad your day was awesome! Hope you enjoyed your dinner......

  12. If I had read this yesterday, I might have invited myself over for dinner!

  13. I'm with you on the word verification thingy! Your dinner plan sounded awesome!

  14. I'm a little slow getting around to the Hodgpodge posts this week, but I will definitely come back to read your A-Z. You have an interesting topic and I'd like to read more. Have a wonderful weekend!


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