Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hold My Beer and Watch This: The Weekly Hodgepodge

Want to join the party?  Go on over to From This Side of the Pond  for the Hodgepodge link-up!

Besides leftover Easter goodies, what's something currently kept in a basket at your house?
Nope, no leftover Easter goodies.  The Easter Bunny didn't visit me, but I do have plenty of yarn.

'The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.' ~Michelangelo Buonarroti )
So which one are you...the one who aims too high, or the one who aims too low? Have you ever seen The Sistine Chapel? Did you know Michelangelo's surname prior to answering this question?
Oh, I definitely aim too low.  I think it's to try to avoid disappointment, but that's not healthy thinking.  Zig Ziglar is first person I remember saying this truth "If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time." 
Nope, I've never seen the Sistine Chapel and for all I knew, Michelangelo's surname was "how ya doin'?"
April 7th is National Beer Day. Hmmm...wonder how that's celebrated? Do you like beer? Have a favorite? If you're not a beer drinker do you have any recipes you enjoy cooking that call for beer?
I liked beer when I was a teen, but I don't care for it now.  My favorite was plain old Budweiser.  Now, the only use I have for beer is to kill slugs when I grow tomatoes...and I haven't grown tomatoes in a coon's age.
Speaking of Beer: Famous last words of any Southern man, "Hey, hold my beer an' watch'is!" 
When did you last travel somewhere new? Tell us where? How'd it go?
Nowhere exotic or far away.  I keep telling y'all I ain't never been nowhere
The value of _________________________is greatly overrated.
This is going to piss off a lot of people, but my answer is motherhood. KEEP READING; DON'T ASSUME.  This is not a slam on my mother, or anyone else's mother for that matter; it is an acknowledgement that although motherhood has been presented as the only use for a woman, I am not cut out for it.  As much as I love kids and enjoyed teaching, I would make a terrible mother.  I would not submit a husband or children to my issues and damage, so for me, it's overrated.
What's a pet peeve of yours when it comes to restaurant dining?
The restaurant being so dark that I can't read the menu or see my food.  For the love of Mike, turn some lights on!
It's Poetry Month...share a favorite poem, either the title, a few lines you find meaningful, or the whole kit and caboodle.
From Whose Line is it Anyway:  Scenes from a Hat: 
Poems about embarrassing moments...
I was held up at gunpoint.
I did not know what to do.
He said, "Give me your money!"
and I made number two!
-Wayne Brady
First lines of the worst poems ever written...
When I was drunk
you were beautiful...
-Wayne Brady
Can you tell I'm not really into poetry?  To quote Craig Ferguson, "Hey, you want class?  Watch PBS!"
Insert your own random thought here.
My energy level is much better than it was last week.  I'm ready to start cycling outside (I think).  Pictures to follow.
I finished another book in my full shelf challenge.  The review is here.  It's not too late to join the challenge.
Got a sneak peek at the course for Saturday's College of Nursing 5k at Jacksonville State University today.  It's going to be a good fun race.   
I'm thinking of starting an "Auntie Dictionary."  Are there names, places, phrases, acronyms, etc. that I use in my blog that I haven't thoroughly explained?  Let me know.  If the dictionary isn't necessary, I'm not going to waste your time with it. 


  1. Love "Whose Line Is It Anyway"! Those fellas crack me up! Enjoy your cycling...I'm getting back into running now that the weather has turned warmer.

    1. Hey April. Yes, it is a gorgeous spring in the South, so getting out to play has been fabulous. I had a good four mile ride this morning. Enjoy the great weather out there.

  2. I'm hoping for a nice weekend, finally! Today it's cold and rainy (again), but they say we're in for a little bit of spring this weekend. Enjoy getting back outdoors on your bike!