Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge 10/31/12

1. What creeps you out?

Snakes. I am so afraid of snakes. Dead bodies, too. I am always so nervous when I go to a wake or funeral and the casket is open. I hate the way the person looks all made up, don't want to remember them that way, and think that you should have a closed casket or be cremated.

2. What's your least favorite candy?

Tootsie rolls. Yuck! I am a fan of Tootsie Roll Pops, especially the raspberry ones, but the actual tootsie rolls, gross! The weird part is that when I am eating a Tootsie Roll Pop, three licks and I am biting into the center! The center is a tootsie roll, my least favorite candy. I can't explain it. I think it has to do with my lack of patience!

3. Are you a fan of scary movies?  What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?

Absolutely not! I probably should not admit this, but I am afraid of the movie "ET". My parents assure me it is not scary, but I was scared of it when I was little and refuse to watch it to this day. One of my high school friends also said that the back of my parents' house looks exactly like the house used in the "Scream" movies, so that was the end of attempting to watch those. Right after my surgery, my parents and I went on a big outing to the movies. "Alex Cross" is what we saw. One of the actors cuts a woman's fingers off!! I was done! I am totally fascinated and love being scared by haunted houses, but scary movies, I'll pass.

4. What part of life confuses you the most?

Ugh, really, do I have to answer this? I don't. It's my blog, but I will. My dating life has always been so confusing. I don't know whether to tell people about my disability if I am online dating. I don't like online dating. I have trouble meeting men to date, in general. I do have some good stories, but I don't want a good story. I want a teammate. A champion (Eat, Pray, Love...I love the champion idea). God will work it out, but it will be confusing until that happens. And, of course,  Mike's death will always be confusing.

5. Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, poppy...what's your favorite seed?

Poppy but I always get nervous eating those because we are subject to random drug tests at work.

6. Imagine your life ten years from today...what's changed?

The last 6 months has taught me that life isn't always how you imagine it. But if I am dreaming, in ten years, I will be a lawyer, happily married, with 2 or 3 adorable kids. We will be living somewhere that feels like home and we have a dog or two. My friends will have 10 or 12 year old kids, but my kids will probably only be 5 years old or younger. I also hope that I continue to travel, am generously giving to those less fortunate whether in time or money and will have started my foundation. Lastly, I hope my faith is strengthened and I am still excited about serving the Lord. That's a lot for 10 years! Oh, and it would be spectacular if the Redskins won the Super Bowl!

7.  What do you a) love the most and b) like the least about the Hodgepodge?

a)  I love the questions and that they give me a unique way to chronicle my life and get my thinking.

b) I dislike that I don't participate enough because sometimes I don't know how to answer the questions or don't feel like my answers are good enough. I started this blog for myself, so that really shouldn't matter.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by Sandy.  I am thankful that everyone I know is safe and didn't suffer much hardship or damage, but that is certainly not the case for the majority of people affected.


  1. I enjoyed visiting your blog and reading your answers.
    My daughter has just started college and wants to become an attorney.
    While I don't care for scary movies or the like, dead bodies, in a casket anyway, don't scare me. I will agree with you that at times they don't look like the person as we may remember them. But, I have found it comforting to be able to see them throughout the viewing and funeral process. Once the casket is closed for the last time, that is when the finality truly hits. I even took pictures of my Grandparents and Parents in their casket. Something that creeps a lot of people out. My son, who was nine at the time, even put one of my Mother in a book,(Grandmother Remembers), that my Mother was working on filling out for him. Even he was comforted by the photo.

    1. I know people who feel the same way you do about it. Not me, though :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hello! Nice to read your answers. This is my first week to participate :)

    It was weird for me to think of 10 years from now too!

    1. Hi! I went over to your blog, too. Nice to "meet" you. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I'm just now catching up on last week's Hodgepodge answers. I also read your election post and love that quote-'The election is behind us, the Great Commission is before us..." That's awesome!!

    I'm a total coward but I loved is sweet and heartwarming. Really : )

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Joyce, I feel so honored that you read my blog! I love reading yours and am so amazed at the questions you come up with every week. I am going to try to participate every week because they really make me think of my life in a different way....and I make new friends :)

      If you say you are a total coward and loved ET, maybe just maybe, I will try to watch it again one day. I'll let you know if I do and what I think :)


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