Did you ever play that game in college? (With or without the alcohol.) I was always horrible at it. So sheltered and naive that I never did any of the stuff that the others did. Then again, when it was my turn, I could have everyone else saying “nope, never done that!” when I would throw out things like “had a bumblebee fly up my nose and get stuck” or “spent the evening trying to dislodge the tunafish can from the dog’s tongue”.
For some reason, these are the stories I thought of when reading through this week’s Hodgepodge. See what answers come to your mind!
1. Do you play games of luck/chance for money? Have you ever played bingo for money? Visited a casino? Placed a bet on a horse? Bought a lottery ticket?
I’ve been to Dover Downs once. My uncle’s family owns a bus company, and they do regular runs up there for people to play the slots. They had an employee trip so people would be familiar. I had two rolls of quarters. At one point I was up by about $80, but my book was locked on the bus and this was before the age of smart phones. Now I know why people lose their money–there’s nothing else to do! Every now and again we’ll buy into the office lottery pool, but not often. But where it used to get really cutthroat was playing Spite & Malice with my grandparents. Man, if you had to pay a whole dime on your hand it was brutal!
2. Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional corned beef and cabbage meal this St. Patrick’s Day? Mashed-baked-hash browned-french fried…your favorite way to have potatoes?
Despite the fact that we are originally (some of us anyway) from the Isles we never really participated in this holiday. My good friend’s husband, however, is another story–it’s his Christmas, Thanksgiving, and July 4 rolled into one. He takes off several days to celebrate.
3. What’s the last thing you felt ‘green with envy’ over?
This is a rare emotion for me. My friends saying they’d paid off their student loan, maybe?
4. What’s at the end of your rainbow?
Financial security? Marriage? a good night’s sleep?
5. March 12th marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank (June 12, 1929 -March, 1945). Anne’s diary spent detailing her time spent hiding from the Nazis ranks as one of the best selling books of all time. Besides your blog, do you keep any sort of diary or journal? Was this a habit you developed as a child or is journaling something new for you?
No diary or journal. I think I did for about four days when I was ten. That’s about it though. I haven’t always been good about writing it down, and blogging for me was more of a venting station than a diary. I always loved writing though, and enjoyed the journals required for English class as a kid (you know, the ones where you have to write about how you would survive on a raft like Huck Finn, etc.). That’s why I’ve enjoyed the link parties I’ve participated in for the last few months. It forces me to recall thoughts and events.
6. What’s an item in your home or closet that contains every color of the rainbow.
My laptop has Stikrz of the Muppets on it. I thought it was bland having just the outline, so I colored them all in to look like the real thing.
7. Write a limerick with you as the subject. You can do it!! Just remember this is a family friendly blog…don’t make me get out my wooden spoon.
I was supposed to be working away
At my desk where I toil all the long day
But instead I found
Internet Memes abound
And I got nothing accomplished today
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Once again I have a ton of random thoughts going through my head. Most importantly though, is that I turn 40 in just over four weeks. And I thought my stepsister had given me a pretty cool gift three years ago when my nephew was born that day. But my brother just gave me the best gift. They got the phone call to schedule the C-Section, and it will be at 830 that morning. So I will have a niece! And that cute boy, bless his heart, asked me if I minded sharing a birthday. Heck no! It’s not like I’m 10 and annoyed that my baby sister has the same day, this is pretty cool! I grew up with my Great-Grandma having her birthday on the 16th, one day after mine, and we always celebrated together when I could get to Charlottesville. I always loved it, and thought it was special. She was 100, I was 13 on the last one we shared together. I hope this little muffin feels the same way and makes it to celebrate her 60th and my 100th on the same day too!