Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Thanks to Joyce for hosting the Hodgepodge...

1. The popular saying, 'All is fair in love and war' is originally credited to English writer John Lyly. Is he right? 

No he isn't.  I prefer to stay above the fray and play with honor and out of the brei.

P.S. - I will give you this one - brei is a suspension of finely divided tissue in an isotonic medium, used chiefly as a culture for certain viruses. In this case, I am hint that poor treatment is like a virus.  If you start to treat others poorly, it spreads and makes things worse.

2. Are you a cereal eater? What's your favorite kind?

No, but as a kid I used to love Boo Berry and County Chocula...

3. A five year old in Pennsylvania was recently given a ten day school suspension for talking with a friend about shooting one another with a Hello Kitty Bubble gun (the gun blows bubbles). She did not have the gun with her at school.

Steven Tyler wrote perfect lyrics for this...

There's somethin' wrong with the world today
I don't know what it is
Something's wrong with our eyes

We're seeing things in a different way
And God knows it ain't His
It sure ain't no surprise...
We're livin' on the edge.

4. Whatever happened to_____________________________?

compassion, empathy, common sense?

5. January 23rd is National Handwriting Day, billed as a day to reacquaint yourself with a pen and pencil. Do you like your handwriting? Do you prefer to print or write in cursive? This date was chosen because its the birth date of John Hancock. What's the last thing you signed your name to?

I do like hand writing though I tend to do a mixture of cursive and printing.  I signed my name yesterday to a series of forms at work.  

6. Speaking of John Hancock...ever been to Philadelphia? Do you have any desire to visit the city of Brotherly Love?

I have been to Philadelphia a couple of time.  It is a nice city.

7. Share something funny you've heard a child say. 

One time when I was still working at parks and recreation one of the little girls comes up to me after a soccer practice and asks me, "Wayne are you older?"

Thinking this was a rather strange question, I looked at her mom who was standing beside her for a clue and she shook her head that she had no idea where this line of questioning was going either.  

So I naturally ask, "Yes, I am older than you but why do you want to know?"

She replied, "Cause mommy said, if you were older, she wouldn't mind playing with you."
8. Insert your own random thought here.

I just learned how to embed PowerPoint presentations into my blog.  I am already using them for my classes.  Who would have thought that someone's blog would be used for educational purposes?  Also, come back for Tourism and Technology Thursday and I will be putting up a presentation I made last weekend outlining the latest trends in Festival Management.


  1. Steven Tyler got it right. #7-oops : )

  2. So many of us are wondering what ever happened to common sense. But, I suppose we each have our own belief on what IS common sense. My common sense may not be yours, and vice versa.

  3. You had some great answers today. Steven's lyrics are right on the money! Loved your funny story, too :)

  4. No doubt about it...Steven Tyler nailed it! Your answer to #7 cracked me up! I love how so many gave 'common sense' as their answer to very true, too!

  5. Nice thinking on #1. Poor treatment is like a virus. It's a shame so many don't get that. And Boo Berry is another excellent cereal choice. Loved those as a kid.

  6. I am cracking up at your #7! I guess at camp they call the leaders by their first names. I like your answers for #3 and #4. :) Have a great week! Follow my blog, i don't have a lot of followers.

  7. Absolutely loved #7! Did mommy's face turn scarlet after that bit of info came out? Out of the mouths of babes! :-)

  8. Number 7 - OH MY WORD!!! Blush!!! :)

  9. Ok...I had to laugh at the child's comment. TOO FUNNY!!!

    BTW, how cool that you can are using PowerPoint on your blog!!! Technology can be a fun tool!

  10. Steven Tyler rocks. The funny child story is awesome! LOL.

    Julia @ Mom on Run x2