Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday Means...

Time for some Hodge Podge...


1. July is National Anti-Boredom Month. When was the last time you were bored? What's your go-to cure for boredom?

Yesterday. Blog hop, take photos or practice sewing mitred corners. 



I am seldom bored for long, though I do experience momentary boredom from time to time, unlike all you I'm never bored; I have too much to do people. ☺

2. What's the last thing you made a reservation for? 

A meal

3. What's one thing on your summer 'bucket list'? Any plans to make it happen?

Picnic with the grands — Friday's the day.


4. What's your favorite summertime sip?

Water. For something more exciting
— gingerale, but it could change.

5. What do you find is the best way to handle another person's hostility and hopefully ease the tension?

Walk off and leave him/her to deal with it on his/her own. I find hostility catchy so there's no sense in two people feeling hostile.

6. Your favorite film set in summer?

Film set? I guess that I don't have one. 

7. What word are you using too much lately?

Baster! Reserved for people in high places as seen on the telly. (Why, yes, it means exactly what it sounds like. You'd have to be familiar with E.B. White to understand the context.)

Edited to Add: I decided that I had to clarify based on some of the emails I've been getting. Here's the explanation...



8. Insert your own random thought here.


Yesterday, I shared a portion of a quote with Kristi and today I'm popping in the entire quote because it is a favorite with me: 


It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.

~C.S. Lewis 

The Weight of Glory 

Oh dear, I may have to give up my name-calling habit.

You may join Wednesday Hodge Podge here. Joyce always has thought-provoking questions. I'm linking to the party, but not participating because I'm feeling hostile. Ha!

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34 comments:

  1. Loved #7!! (lol)--thanks for sharing. Blessings

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    1. Oh phew! I thought I had finally gone "too far" and everone thought that I really was hostile. ROFL!

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  2. On #3...my summer "bucket list" is wearing me to a frazzle! I have visited several blogs this morning without commenting, as my frazzled brain just isn't putting out.

    On #5...your way is probably the best way. No need to be drawn in to another's hostility. "A soft answer turns away wrath," seems to apply here.

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  3. I enjoyed your list today Vee. I think #3 the bucket list, is going to be very full for me this summer, but I do hope to enjoy our new deck/pergola as much as possible in-between all the rest of the things.

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  4. So glad you jumped on the Hodgepodge...always fun. Enjoyed your answers. Guess maybe I do have a bucket list, though I think of it more of a "to do" list, lol. A bucket list is more of a dream or a hope or want to or can we isn't it? lol Enjoy your day Vee!

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  5. Beautiful mitered corner, and water has been my sip for the summer.

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  6. This quote is certainly something to ponder and take to heart........

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  7. Wonderful post and photos ! I do like your header ! Summer drink for me is nice cold orange juice . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  8. Oh answer from me for # 5 let them get on with it I have no time for that malarkey ! lol ! for # 7 buggeration or bugger I use that a lot lol !

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  9. The next person that acts hostile in my presence is gonna get a poke in the eye!

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    1. That'll cure'em or get ya killt.

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  10. Water is the best and most healthy drink for any season. Good questions and answers today!

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  11. I knew it was either Lewis or Chesterton. Love it. AND I'm still giggling over the baster. Obviously it means something that lives in the bay. I'm sure that's what you meant. :-)

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  12. Enjoyed this and a few other previous posts. It is so hard to try and catch-up when I am absent for a while, I've been a little under the weather, while trying to work, and enjoy family!
    I will comment on your one and only wedding photo, It was so precious, as I was looking at it I was thinking of all the wonderful adventures you and John have had and shared at Haven, I count myself blessed to have gotten to know you, even though John doesn't blog, you have done such a wonderful job of introducing him and of showing his many talents.
    Wishing you and John a very Happy Anniversary and many more years of happiness!
    Love,
    Sue

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  13. Your mitred corner Vee! I just love your Q and A's so much! It's been so soggy and rainy these past 4 days and I've been drawn to my sewing machine - hope I can finish what I've started before the beautiful weather returns. Love, love the quote!

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    1. That should say "Your mitred corner is amazing Vee!"

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    2. Thanks, Rosella. I appreciate that. Of course, it was meant to be a little joke —there is nothing much more dull than practicing mitered corners and beige ones are the ultimate in boring. ☺

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  14. Actually, I say actually way too much. : )
    Bored? Way too much to do to be bored!!!

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  15. Beautiful mitred corner! I so enjoy Lewis and the like and we enjoyed a meal today in the pub in Oxford where the "Inklings" met and exchanged readings and discussions on their writings. C.S. Lewis, Chesterton, Sayers, Tolkien...quite the group.
    I say things to the T.V. when I see the news about our so-called leaders... I'm living in bliss right now though with my head in the sand with not much news from the U.S.

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  16. #7 made me giggle. I may have to start using that one!

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  17. Love this! I think that #6 means that the movie setting is in summer time, such as Summer Magic with Haley Mills.

    Your "Baster!" comment is why I am thankful we've given up TV and that I just read my news now. I still boil at times but it's not the endless droning on and on….

    I am itching to sew! I want to make an eye glass case with some padded and quilted fabric I have. I should just do it! Beautiful mitered corners by the way!

    I really agree with C.S. Lewis. Do I always remember that or practice it? No. But I am trying.

    Also, I have learned to mostly say nothing when someone is acting hostile. It helps. Sometimes. :)

    Deanna

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  18. I wish for time to sew. Your mitered corners are amazing ~ perfect! I must be out of the loop again. . .never heard that expression before.

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  19. I can't remember the last time I was bored. Stay so busy.
    My last appointment? Doctors! Doctors, doctors, doctors!! UGH. I'm sick of going to doctor's. Now that I'm old, it's the only social life I have.
    I say something that sounds like Baster everything O'Blamer is on TV. Does that count? :))
    I don't do bucket lists. The only buckets around here are for carrying water. *lol* ~:)

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  20. I enjoyed reading your Hodge Podge. I was cured of being "bored" at a young age. Anytime I would tell my mom "I'm bored" she would come up with many jobs for me to do. It didn't take long for me to stop using that line.
    Baster, eh? Now that's a new one to me.

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  21. Well, this is my second try! I love catching up with you.

    Your comment made me hoot. Just thinking that if you changed your favorite summer drink from water to a huge slug of whiskey, well, you wouldn't need to even get close to using a hammer for bringing on your sleep.

    Love,
    S

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    1. Has it worked for you yet, Sharon? ☺

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  22. I like your header…it reminds me of summer and I get a sense of the coolness of shade on a summer day. And enjoyed reading your answers!

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  23. What do I do when a person is hostile? I'm a people pleaser and I want to make everyone happy. I'm learning I can't. Impossible! But I go off and cry. I want to be stronger. I really do.

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  24. Love these random posts Vee. Baster is a new one. I thought it was something you used to baste a turkey with -- haha!

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  25. Love the hodge podge. I'm glad you included the definition of baster. New to me. That E B White certainly had a way with words. (as did Lewis) I'm bored less now than I was when I was younger. Maybe it's because I'm slower!

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  26. Baster...that's one I haven't heard, probably because California is so far from Maine and those parts. But I'm happy to have my mind expanded a tad this morning. :-)

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  27. I was going to comment on the "baster" word until I got to the end and read the quote. Then, I forgot exactly what it was that I was going to say. I love CS Lewis. I can't read his words. I have to slowly chew them.

    What I also loved was your comment about hostility being contagious. SO TRUE! God keep me from every being the Thyphoid Debbie of a hostility epidemic.

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  28. I am going to take your number 5 to heart and walk away. I agree with water and I am rarely bored either! lol

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