Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Wednesday HodgePodge!

Wednesdays seem to appear rather quickly at the moment. I enjoyed taking part in Joyce's questions last week and "met" some fun people through it! Here's my Wednesday Hodhepodge instalment number 2!

1. What's the best and worst thing thing about growing older? 

In a weird way the best thing is that I am doing what I have always wanted to do. I remember at school "attempting" sport and rolling my eyes at learning German thinking I could be doing something so much better. Now I am and I'm so thankful for that!

The worst thing is that life just gets less simple! I miss the simplicity of when the only thing I had to worry about was getting to school on time and meeting a deadline for homework! Now it's about what I can afford, how much can I save and always feeling like there are never enough hours in the day. It can get exhausting a lot of the time!

2.   Autumn arrives this week in the Northern Hemisphere...what one thing do you love most about the fall season? 

This is cliché  but the colours of Autumn. There is a road near me lined full of trees and I just love driving down it in Autumn! It's beautiful!

3.  Speaking of fall...pumpkin seems to be flavoring everything these days-are you a fan?   What's your favorite pumpkin flavored food or beverage? 

YUCK! Get pumpkin away from me. I don't like the taste or look of pumpkin. 

4.  Since we're on the subject of fall...what's the worst fall you've ever taken?

Oh this is memorable since I still have the scar on my forehead to prove it. When I was 10 I was playing 'Shadows' with my friend Jessica. You know the game where you try and jump on each's others shadow whilst their running? Anyway, as I tried to jump I fell into a fence. But this particular fence had a big nail sticking out of it that I fell head first into. There was blood everywhere and I had to have stitches! Ever since  then a little tuft of my fringe has never grown properly. 

5.  If you could own a prop from any film what would you choose? 

ooo tough one! When I was little I loved the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (still do!). I would love to have the car so I could drive, fly and sail it. It would make modern transport so much cheaper!

6. What's the most interesting word you've read or learned in the past week? 

This will be very clinical but in my new job the physiotherapists say "RTS" all the time. I just went along nodding my head thinking it was something really technical!!! Well it only means 'raised toilet seat' in their physio language. But at least I don't look like a sap pretending what it means now!

7. When was the last time you locked yourself out of your house, car, or office?  Was it a big deal?

I don't think I have ever locked myself out of anywhere because I am really paranoid when leaving a place to have everything with me. However, I do remember one time I locked the controlled drugs keys in a room at work and didn't know the code to get back in. The controlled drugs key is also the crash medicine key as well. So I was just panicking until the hospital manager came with the spares that no-one on my ward went into cardiac arrest!!!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Instead of looking forward to summer every year I have decided only to look forward to September. As that's when the UK has the best sunshine! And hopefully by not looking forward to summer there will be more sunshine surprises in the ACTUAL summer months :)


Joyce said...

So far no one seems to love pumpkin...I wonder why it's suddenly everywhere around here? The idea of pumpkin coffee makes me gag a little.

I love your prop!

September is my favorite month most places, but especially in England : )

Katie said...

I'm with Joyce on this. No one seems to like pumpkin, but they seem to be putting it in everything these days! yuck!

Hope you get lots of sunny days this fall! I know that summer was not particularly sunny in England.

retired not tired said...

That is too bad you don't like pumpkin. I like it in some things however I agree it should not be in coffee or tea.

Cathy Kennedy said...

What? You don't like pumpkin! Oh dear, I love pumpkin! Well, there was a time when I didn't care for it so much as a kid. After I got older I found a new appreciation for the flavor. Fall wouldn't be the same without this aroma of pumpkin goodies baking in the oven or scent of candles or lattes which carry the distinct scent. =D

laura anne said...

RTS = Raised Toilet Seat. This made me giggle. NHS is so full of abbreviations for simple things. Never got used to Bo = bowel movemet and BM = blood monitoring in care support notes!

April said...

I'm another pumpkin hater! BLECH! RTS...I'll have to use that code the next time my hubby forgets to put it DOWN! ;)

Marla said...

RTS ! I love it! I will think f it now when I go into a bathroom where some man before left it RTS!

Hey Monkey Butt said...

I have to say pumpkins are awesome for jack o lanterns and I love the colors of fall, hate the cold temps!

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