Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge!
1. My real life friends came through with another question this week so thank you real life friends. When you've eaten in a restaurant do you complete their comment card? Do you take online surveys highlighted at the bottom of store receipts?
We don't really have comment cards over here, well not in the restaurants I've been in anyway. I do take their money off vouchers though and sometimes they leave cards to join their mailing lists too - which I complete if I know I will go again.
2. The (US) ban on women in combat was lifted at the end of January. It will probably be next year before specifics are worked out, but its been reported over 200,000 front line positions will eventually open up to women. Your thoughts?
Think it's been a long time coming? I think women are just as vital to the front line as men are. I think it's always good to have equal skill and gender mix on different job roles. I think it's a really good thing and will make the army a lot more diverse!
3. In looking back at all the blog posts you've written, what's your favorite post-title?
Well that certainly made me look through my 400 blog posts. There were some I liked but I loved this one. 'Frogs and Snails, and Puppy Dog tails...' - this was from when I announced my nephew had been born last year. I loved basing it on the nursery rhyme and felt it was more fitting than 'I'm an Auntie! because we didn't know what Cohen was until he was born!
4. What's worse-overly permissive parents or overly protective parents? Did your own parents lean more to the permissive or the protective category? If you're a parent where do you fall?
I think both are as bad as each other but even though I am not a parent I can see that it would be very difficult to strike a balance between the two! My parents tend to be more protective as I have never known them to be permissive with my siblings and I. I just turned 24 and my Mum still has to know where I am going, who with and when I'll be home. I would much rather she be like than then not care about my whereabouts at all.
5. Candlelight-moonlight-firelight-bright lights in the big city...which one's your favorite?
I'd have the say moonlight. I find it a lot more romantic and calming, plus I don't have to light anything!
6. Dr. Seuss's birthday was celebrated on Saturday. What's a favorite book you remember (Seuss or otherwise) from your own childhood? Did books play an important role in your growing up years? Explain.
It's strange because I remember at primary school my teacher reading us 'Cat in the Hat' and thinking how dull! Then she read us 'Horton hears a Who' and 'How the Grinch stole Christmas' which I thought were brilliant. I think it was because they had more interesting and different plot lines! I loved reading books as I grew up and the older I have got the more I appreciate the talent that goes into writing one. I think captivating a person's interest and imagination through words is an extraordinary gift!
7. To quote Dr. Seuss...
"From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere."
from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Share something funny you've recently read, seen or heard.
My friend Ines sent me this picture on Facebook the other morning.
My nephew turns one years old next month (I still can't believe he is turning one!) but I really have not a clue what to get him. Anyone have any ideas? I know he won't remember me getting him a present but I still want it to be special.
Here's the soon to be one year old !