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Wednesday, February 27, 2013


     My beloved SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed), AKA, my wife, answers these Hodgepodge questions every week and has challenged me to participate as well. I am one of the few men who is secure enough in his manhood to do so!
1.  When were you last facing an ocean? Using just ONE word, describe how you felt as you faced that ocean.
We took our dogs to the seacoast one weekend two years ago and drove up along the coastal highway to Maine. My one word would be "Awed."

2. What are three sounds you hate to hear?
(1) SWMBO moaning in pain; (2) Any child crying; (3) Screeching tires that precedes a crash!

3. This question comes to you courtesy of some real life friends. Hi real life friends! When you shop for yourself, do you try everything on in the store before buying or do you buy, try on at home, and then return what you don't like or what doesn't fit?
I try on pants, shoes and jackets. I buy and try on the rest at home .

4. February 26th is National Pistachio Day...are you a fan of the little green nut? Do you use them in cooking and baking or prefer to eat them right out of the shell?
I love pistachio nuts and pistachio ice cream.

5. When did you last have to compromise with someone?  Were you happy to reach the compromise or slightly irritated it was necessary? 

Being married for as long as I have compromise is often necessary. Generally, I do what SWMBO wants me to do. Sometimes I dig in my heels and she compromises. Somehow it works out for both of us.

6.  Have you ever written a letter to an elected official? Did you get a response?

I wrote my Congresswoman for voting for a bill she had not read. She responded with a form letter response.

7. We 'March' into a new month at the end of this week...what's something on your March calendar guaranteed to make you smile?
March Madness basketball. This is another nail in Winter's coffin, meaning we are that much closer to Spring and Summer!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
SWMBO writes the blog, Life Through Bifocals. She is the love of my life, my dearest and best friend and the most wonderful person that I know. Travelling through life with her by my side is an absolute privilege and pleasure!

Well, how did I do for my first time Hodgepodge-ing?


  1. Welcome to the Hodgepodge! I love reading a man's perspective! Touristic Wayne is a regular so you can be the #2 man... the more the merrier!

  2. Welcome to the Hodgepodge! So glad you joined in...we have a few men now and then, one (Touristic Wayne) is pretty much a regular. I enjoy the perspective men bring.

    I feel like I know your wife since hers was one of the first blogs I stumbled across when I started blogging : ) That's a lovely tribute you wrote in #8!

  3. So glad you decided to participate today! Hope it won't be your last time! I love the acronym you've come up with for your wife...I may try to get my hubby to start using it. ;)

  4. gonna have to try that type of ice cream and see what I think
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  5. Loved your answers and the acronym for your wife! :o)

  6. I am SWMBO and I am truly blessed to have a Hubby like him! Glad he joined the Hodgepodge as well.