Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hot Hodgepodge

 Hello, Hodgepodgers. Joyce provided some questions again. Here go my answers:

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

I usually just step outside and look at the sky if I'm simply curious about the heat, humidity, and chance of rain. If, however, I need to plan around weather, I look it up online (when my server is working, which it hasn't for three days). Funny how weather keeps coming atcha, no matter whether you're checking on it or whether you have internet or TV service. It just doesn't give a darn, doesn't it?

Like one weatherman reported a few weeks ago on the radio, "what you see is what you get."  He delivered the line so deadpan, he might've lost his job. I mean, he sounded like he'd just lost a six-figure income and was stuck doing weather at the local station and all that was required was a voice and the ability to read. Or at the very least, common sense. Enthusiasm was not in the job description, or if it was, he left it at home in his pajama pants.

Okay, so what's a weather question without a report from the homefront?  A bit hot here in the northern Maryland area. And by hot I mean don't forget your deodorant, your talcum powder, your AC, your ponytailer, your personal fan, your flip flops, your tank tops. You get the point. Sadly, some of our region was so hard hit by wild thunderstrorms last week that ONE MILLION people lost power!!! As of 5 days later, "ONLY" 30,000 were without. ONLY??? Would you want to be part of the "ONLY" ? Not me, and thank God we lost NOTHING. Except power THIS week to our PHONE and INTERNET. DID I MENTION that somewhere, sometime????

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."

Agree or Disagree. Why?
AGREE!  If  my man had known more of my defects and vice versa, our felicity would surely not have  advanced us to the altar.   In fact, the decision to join in holy matrimony at the altar most assuredly might  have been "altered" by the knowledge of what personally vexes each of us now.  A quarter of a century hath 
wrought a certain preponderance of change in our perspectives of the other's dispositions.  Covenant keeps the perspective from altering our commitment, and it hurteth not to toss a liberal bouquet of kindness, forgiveness, laughter, service, and either a planned or spontaneous  gesture of the romantic sort as often as the world turns turns upon her axis.

Thankfully, a sovereign God who knew our dispositions and vexations from before the foundation of the great earth, united us and hath preserved us since Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Six.

3. Do you like to dance? Have you ever taken dance lessons? 
I love to dance. In 3rd and 4th grade, I took ballet lessons from a beautiful woman named Mrs. Trudeau. I have a picture of us somewhere.  In my fantasy world, I would grow up to become the next Anna Pavlova. 
In college, I took tap and jazz  dance. I went to all the formal and informal dances that I could.  I wish my husband loved to dance. It would be a lot more fun than watching each other play on our separate laptops. 
I love to watch "So You Think You Can Dance."  The people who jump and twirl and stretch their beautiful limbs simply makes me picture heaven when every glorified body will be dancing.

4. Fresh from the oven peach pie or home made peach ice cream? Pick one. 
How about one topped with the other? Yes, please!

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

Both. I would expound, but the computer at the library is about to shut down and then I have to take the Jeep to the shop. It's not fair that I don't have a smart phone to play on while sitting at the shop, but I'll make the best of it by reading free magazines about hair, food, and decorating, or ammo and guns, depending. It is an auto shop, after all.

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? 

7. If given the chance, would you like to visit the moon? 
Nope. Scared of heights. Although feeling weightless would be out of this world. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
I held my first art camp yesterday with two 6-year-olds. When the girl started, she said, "I am so bad at painting," but when she left, she said, "Look! We're real artisses! It really looks like a starry night!"  (We were painting Van Gogh. 
Sorry, no time to proofread. I hope I didn't misspell "public" or something, 


Zoanna said...

Woops, I didn't mean to answer "AGREED" to the whole entire question on marriage. I do not agree with the first line. But I agree with the vexation part, and so on. I like the word "vex." Occcasionally I go on a word binge, and I remember one time I was bingeing on "vexed" and "vexation" so much that members of my family took out the vex axe!

Zoanna said...

OH, and the unfairness/learn to live with it question was not either/or. Woops. It says "AND learn" not "OR LEARN." Anyway...heavy hitting question for this gal who just wants to have fun today.

Joyce said...

I like that you have a p.s. to your questions : ) Camp sounds like fun-glad it was a success!

Anonymous said...

I, too, am a huge fan of SYTYCD and look forward to it every season!!! Beauty and grace in motion...

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

These were some "doozies" and you did a great job. Hoping you got your internet back up and running. What an aggravation!

Laurie said...

Zoanna! I love your sense of fun! Stay cool and be vexed not!