Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge 6/3

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. 

So true!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

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 !


Miss CB said...

I'm 33 and my parents like to know what I'm up to! lol But then, my grandparents tell my parents what they're up to, my parents tell my grandparents and me what they're up to. So really, we all know who's going where and when they get home. lol

Linda H. said...

Yeah, Snoopy! I hate mornings, too. I especially hate them in winter. Why should I get out of my warm, cozy bed?

Your nephew is very cute.

laura anne said...

Even when I lived at uni, I always checked up on my friends so we knew what we were up to - it's just basic personal safety. As for Cohen....hmmm....1 and 2 are tough because they are allowed the 'cool' stuff yet (ever noticed how many great things are 'ages 3 and up'). Books have always been a key gift, but there might be something like a push along car or something that helps them as they get more mobile and start walking (and running and crashing into things...)???

Wayne W Smith said...

I know when my son was one last year he loved the Fisher Price Smartphone.

Sammie said...

I am found of giving fun learning gifts little ones can grow into. For my niece's first birthday I had gotten her a really cute Stuffed Caterpillar Rocker and an ABC toy caterpillar that was colorful, musical and she played with the ABC one for years. First for sounds then to learn by.

Katie said...

For my niece's one year, I got her a drum made for preschoolers with other rhythm instruments inside and a set of building blocks. They are things she can use for a long time, but she can start with them now. Amazing how fast the time goes, right? But isn't it fun to be an auntie!!

Veronica and Daniel said...

hummm, 1 year olds can be tricky to get gifts for. Think of things you have seen him enjoying and work from there. Does he like to knock things down - then maybe some blocks. Lots of little boys enjoy trucks or cars, something he can drive around...I feel like I should print out the Snoopy picture put it up in my house - that is exactly how I feel in the morning! Happy Wednesday!

Life in a Small Town said...

Awww, what a sweet picture! One thing that I wish I had done consistently with my boys was getting them a Christmas Ornament each Christmas. They have some that have how old they were for a few Christmases; I just wish I had done that for each Christmas. And then maybe something "fun" that he can play with.

April said...

Your nephew sure is a cutie...they grow up so fast! I think that Snoopy and I have a lot in common! ;)

Joyce said...

Peanuts never gets old : )

Hmmm...reading your answer to the parenting question makes me think my girls might say in some ways I'm overprotective. They're in their 20's, but single so I like to know they're home safe and sound if I know they've been out for an evening. My oldest has roommates and they keep up with each other, but my younger daughter does not so she checks in more.

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