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Wednesday, April 27, 2016


     Welcome back Wednesday Hodgepodge! I hope that you enjoyed your week away! This month I begin another trip around the Sun riding on this big blue marble called Earth. The more trips I complete, the less significant they become. It's kind of like seeing the Grand Canyon over and over and over again. After a while it becomes ho hum even though you still appreciate it's beauty. So, though I may be a little ho hum I am still beautiful. Now on to the Hodgepodge! 

1. This is the last Hodgepodge in April. Share something you learned this month. 
     I learned that birthdays aren't that important the older you get.

2.  It's National Poetry Month, and we all know you can't escape an April Hodgepodge without a little poetry. Keeping the first line as is, change the rest of the wording in this familiar rhyme to make it your own - 'Hickory Dickory Dock...
     Hickory dickory dock...I found a single sock...It once was a pair...the other's somewhere...maybe behind the clock?

3. What were one or two rules in the home you grew up in? Growing up, did you feel your parents were strict? Looking back do you still see it that way? 
     One rule we had was we had to be in the house when the street lights came on. My parents were fairly strict. The passage of time has not changed that assessment.

4. Tell us about a kitchen or cooking disaster or mishap you've experienced. Do you have many from which to choose? 
     I once incinerated a bag of microwave popcorn. It takes about 2.5 minutes to pop most of the kernels in a bag of popcorn. I would set the timer for three minutes and hit the stop button when the sound of popping kernels slows to almost a stop. One time I got distracted and the popcorn burned and stunk up the house for hours. Thankfully, I don't have a lot of cooking disasters.

5. Plant a kiss, plant doubt, plant a tree, plant yourself somewhere...which on the list have you most recently planted? 
     I plant a kiss on my beloved SWMBO's lips every day. I also plant myself in my recliner every day.

6. What's your most worn item of clothing this time of year? Are you tired of it? 
     My Boston Bruins ballcap. I will never tire of it.

7. I'm wrapping up the A-Z Blog Challenge this month and our Hodgepodge lands on letter W. What's one word beginning with W that describes you in some way? How about a word to describe your home, also beginning with W?
     I am witty, thanks to a liberal arts education and wonderful life experiences. My house is warm, thanks to a functioning wood pellet stove.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
     I wonder how deep in self delusion will society descend and how many of us will willingly go along? Now, if a man "self identifies" as a woman he can legally use the women's bathroom and we have to go along with it. Also, a number of nationwide companies are going along with this nonsense, namely Target and Planet Fitness. Prudence now dictates that children must be accompanied by an adult when they have to use a public bathroom.
     Gender is a matter of biology. If you are born with specific genitalia you are male or female depending on this genitalia. Proclaiming yourself to be the other gender despite your biology is a delusion. 
     I for one will not participate in this delusion. Woe be to those people who may try to force me to! 


  1. We treasure birthdays around here,'cause they're sure better than the alternative! I hope you have/had a good one, whenever it is/was.
    I totally agree with your random thought, and wonder just how much lower our society is going to sink...
    Kathy (Reflections)

  2. Liked your poem. Our socks usually disappear down the back of radiators or into thin air more often it seems! Happy belated birthday.

  3. Well said on #8 ... have you thought of running for President? ;-)
    Happy Birthday...I loved your poem.

  4. I am so with you on your Random #8. Lots of discussions about this at home and at work. I don't care how you dress, if you are a male, you go to the men's room. If you are a female, you go to the ladies room. Period. Good poem and I enjoyed your Hodgepodge!

  5. Your poem cracked me up. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. I liked you poem, and think most of us can relate : ) Burnt popcorn is the worst! That smell lingers for a long long time. Have a great weekend!