Trying to remember to be a hodgepodge regular!

I am trying, really I am.  But around the first of April I got out of the habit for my weekly linkups, and for some reason I’m really struggling trying to get them done now.  I like doing them, as it makes me sit still for a few minutes, think a bit, commit pieces of myself to permanence, but I’m finding that I keep dropping the ball.  So have patience, I really do want to keep it up!

1.  It’s National Bike Week…do you own a bicycle?  When did you last ride a bike?
I do own one.  I have a mountain bike in the garage.  No, wait a minute, I don’t.  I gave it to goodwill.  I used to ride all the time as a kid and loved it.  But I bet it’s been about 20 years since I have ridden one outside of the cardio room at the gym. 

2. What’s something you learned in school that wasn’t part of the curriculum?
That people can be horribly mean, including family.  That things aren’t always fair.  That being different isn’t always better.  Horrible lessons to learn, but they’re the ones I remember.

3. What’s a food you’ve never tried, but would like to try?  What’s a food you’ve tried, and will never try again?
I love trying new things.  To try to find something specific that I wanted to try and haven’t yet, I checked out the Food Challenge app on Facebook.  Except there are only about ten things I haven’t tried–things like blood sausage, haggis, and head cheese.  No thank you.  But I love to try new things.  I like ethnic stuff, but it’s hard to order at a restaurant when you’ve never had it before in case you don’t like it.  So instead, I’m saying I want to try a new Indian restaurant.  They have a buffet, so you can try a bunch of stuff and figure out what you want and what you don’t.  As far as foods I’ve tried and never will again, it is really more common stuff instead of stuff like frog legs and alligator.  I love that stuff.  The stuff I can’t stand is stuff like cabbage.  Grapefruit.  Meatloaf.  Liver.  Gizzards. 

4. Have you been more demanding on yourself lately or less?  Why?  Do you think that’s a good trend?
I’d like to say more, but I can’t.  More critical of myself is probably more accurate.

5. Who is your favorite book, movie, or TV show villain?
Malificent from Sleeping Beauty is pretty darn awesome.  Severus Snape (well, really Alan Rickman as Severus Snape) was pretty good too. 

6. How concerned are you about identity theft?
If I had more to steal, I might be concerned.  I try to be diligent, but it’s difficult given the amount of information out there. 

7. I saw this last question on Dawn’s blog and asked if I could share.  Everybody hop over and say hi, but first answer this…would you rather have an ordinary home in an extraordinary place or an extraordinary home in an ordinary place?
An ordinary home.  That you make extraordinary through memories and personalization. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
There are so many things I should be doing.  Vacuuming.  Cleaning up the plethora of dog hair I’m sure has accumulated.  Folding laundry.  Instead I’m watching a taped airing of Frequency starring Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel and trying to catch up on my Hodgepodge!

One thought on “Trying to remember to be a hodgepodge regular!

  1. i used to never eat grapefruit but i tried it in the past year and liked it… but haven’t eaten it since. lol. i LOVE indian food! malificent is a great villain. i would like to dress up as her for halloween one year. and i am excited that she is getting her own movie starring angelina jolie!

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