So were you nice to someone today?

Without any other fluff, here’s this week’s hodgepodge!

1. February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. It lands on the calendar one day after National Do Something for a Grouch Day (February 16) which somehow feels related. Perhaps the 16th inspired the 17th?

Tell about a time you performed a random act of kindness or were the recipient of one. Will you make an effort to perform a random act of kindness on the 17th? Share details if you’re so inclined, and if you have something specific in mind.
I don’t know that I’ll make an effort tomorrow, but it’s a good idea.  The first I thought of was when my car broke down on the side of the road, and a girl stopped and drove me home.  I’ll never forget when she turned to me and said, “Always happy to help a chick in need” and her stopping made the difference between me completely losing it or holding it together that day.  So I’ve tried to do the same when seeing people stranded on the side of the road.

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So do you have a bleeding heart?

I’m writing two posts in one night, how’s that for being impressive?  To be honest I’m actually writing about six in draft form, but I hope to post one tonight and then the hodgepodge tomorrow, so I count that!

Without further ado, here is this week’s Hodgepodge.  Play along!

1. Create an acrostic using the word LOVE. If you’re unsure what an acrostic is click here.
Long ago I had the experience
Of falling head of heels for someone
Valuable lessons learned and treasured
Even if the ending wasn’t so happy

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Did I Rejoin the Linkup?

Yes! Yes I am!

It has been a long time since I linked up to a listicle.  But I’m trying to write more, and I do miss these sort of free-form lists.  So I’m going to try to commit to the Wednesday Hodgepodge for the year and answer the weekly lists. So without further ado, here’s this week’s (five days late!).

1. Share one thing that really makes your day. Continue reading

Labor Day Listicle

For some reason, even though I know the calendar says otherwise, I don’t feel like we’ve reached the end of the summer.  Maybe it’s because I don’t have kids and am not gearing up for school?  Maybe it’s because every day in summer has been just like every day in spring?  At a certain point, the days all flow together, you know . . . .

Regardless, today’s Listicle is about saying farewell to summer.  So I bring you:
 

10 THINGS I WILL REMEMBER THIS SUMMER BY

  1. Turning 40 and gaining a niece on the same day. Continue reading

Stop spending my money!

Ten points if you can name where that quote came from.  I don’t know why I remember it, but I do.

Okay, full confession time.  I haven’t participated in the Monday Listicles for awhile because honestly, they didn’t appeal to me.  Example:  10 Things That Make My Family Awesome.  Um, it’s just me and the dog.  Short list.  10 Things About Summer.  My answer would have been something along the lines of 1.  I dislike it immensely.  2.  It’s not October.  That’s about it.  10 Things and I were not getting along, so I took a break.  But I’m looking forward to this week’s topic–and was instantly reminded of this clip (and a later scene from this same episode is also where the post title comes from!)

10 Things I Buy Every Week

  1. Milk.  Skim Milk.  At least once a week, sometimes twice. Continue reading

Picture Perfect

I love taking photographs.  Always have.  As I’ve gotten older, I find I prefer to take more photos of nature and landscapes than I do of people.  I think it’s because photos of people tend to be busier, and as I age I prefer simplicity.  When I read this week’s topic, I thought of a ton of photos–but most of them were taken with film and I don’t have digital copies!  So here are ten that came to mind that I had digital copies of:

I remember this day so clearly, the butterflies were swarming around the coneflowers! Continue reading

Where’d they go????

This week’s topic had me ready to go, as I always seem to get invested in a television show that subsequently gets yanked off the air.  It cracks me up when people say that a show was cancelled too soon if it was pulled after ten years (Friends, Frasier).  Honestly, at that point, the story has been told.  It might be funny to tell it again, but the story was told.  I always think of Cheers though, which was the dead last ranked show at #77 according to Nielsen the week it made its debut.  Thanks to Brandon Tartikoff it stayed on the air, but all too often shows don’t get the chance to stick around.

So here is my list of 10.  Oddly enough, many people appear in more than one of these shows before finding the show that kept them on the air . . . . Continue reading