Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge #6


1. Noah Webster was born this week back in 1758....besides the on-line version, do you own a dictionary?  Do you ever use the hardback copy or is your hunt for a definition strictly on-line these days? 

I do have a dictionary that I had from my school days. I will admit that I do just use Google though.

2.  Should public schools ban Halloween celebrations?  What about other holiday celebrations currently under fire?  

I don't think any celebration/holiday should be banned as long as it doesn't cause violence and is respected. I understand for religious reasons that some schools won't celebrate Halloween. But I don't think it should be a case of 'if one person doesn't like it then nobody can'. It's a freedom of choice, just don't let your child take part if you're not happy. There should be more emphasis should on the fun, learning and meanings behind celebrations, not what bad things might happen!

I recently read about a school in the north of England who banned Valentines! As they thought it would be upsetting for people who don't have a significant other. Boo hoo! Even when I was single I loved seeing who got cards and roses. Don't be a Scrooge!

3.  What's your favorite 'dog' movie?  

Any Disney Dog film. I love 101 Dalmations! Oh I LOVE Beethoven!!!!

4.  When were you last somewhere you'd describe as 'too quiet'?

Nowhere is too quiet for me. I work in a really busy and conversational environment and my home life is pretty noisy too! So anywhere where nothing is literally a sound = heaven!

5.  Are you a neat cook or a messy cook?  In other words do you clean as you go or make a big mess and then deal with it later? 

When it comes to baking I am SO messy! It must be the flour and the sugar. It just goes everywhere. But with other cooking foods I am a lot less messy. Everything is in bags and containers so it can't go flying!

I tend to just clean up at the end (or Simon does).

6.  Did you hear about Felix Baumgartner, the skydiver who broke the sound barrier via parachute?  Was your first thought  COOL! or was your first thought CRAZY!  Are you adventurous? 

No lie when I first read about him doing it I thought it was a hoax! It just sounds crazy. I would say I am adventurous but not like that.

7.  What's not a word but should be? 

SNIGLET!!! It's basically, in my book, when you have a cute case of the sniffles! They have sniglets instead!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I had my flu jab this week and my arm is so painful! I can't lie on it, rest on it and it wont stop throbbing  Just give me flu.....actually don't.

14 comments:

CrysHouse said...

I have to get my flu shot sometime soon, and I am SO not looking forward to it.

Marti said...

I got my flu shot Monday and had a couple of bad days, but now I'm fine and relieved that I won't have to worry about being sick this year with flu.

Hey Monkey Butt said...

I love valentines for the chocolate, I usually just buy it for myself. I'm the one who always gets just what I want anyway! That's a silly reason to ban a holiday. :)

Godsgalnj said...

Sniglet!! love that word :)

Janet said...

I love your "sniglet" word too! :) I am a very tidy cook and baker! I wash up as I go along, and at then end, it's not a mess to deal with! I think I irritate my daughter who is an untidy one of note! :)

learningfromsophie.com said...

Any time Simon wants to clear up after I've baked he's soooo welcome to come up to Edinburgh...! ;)

I can't believe that a school would ban Valentine's day. I personally MUCH prefer that holiday as a single person as I can't take mushy romantic stuff seriously at all. So any time I've been in a relationship over that time of year I get so stressed out by it!

learningfromsophie.com said...

Any time Simon wants to clear up after I've baked he's soooo welcome to come up to Edinburgh...! ;)

I can't believe that a school would ban Valentine's day. I personally MUCH prefer that holiday as a single person as I can't take mushy romantic stuff seriously at all. So any time I've been in a relationship over that time of year I get so stressed out by it!

Joyce said...

After reading your answer I've decided I'm a messy baker, but a neat cook.

My younger daughter takes after me : ) Her art teacher in highschool observed the 'creativity' all around her art work space and said, 'Wow, I'd love to see your kitchen when you cook." I'm a bit of a messy crafter too!

Holly said...

Hehehe sniglet! I like that word. :P

Lighthousegal said...

Enjoyed reading your answers.
Sniglet...cute!
I have never had a flu shot. Hope your arm soreness doesn't last long.

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Jhona O. said...

I got my flu shot and rubbed it like the nurse said. It didn't hurt nearly as bad as it did last year. I hope your arm feels better soon!

Domestic Sweetheart said...

I love 101 dalmations! I'm a new GFC follower :)
xo
www.domesticsweetheart.com

Kristen said...

Nowhere is too quiet for me either!

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