Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Thursday Edition

Ack! I meant to participate in Joyce's Wednesday Hodgepodge yesterday, and totally forgot.

(Two points to anyone who can define the term Ack!)

So I'm just going to throw rule-abiding to the wind and do it on Thursday.
I'm so scandalous.

The Nitty-Gritty: Joyce reveals the Wednesday questions, anyone who wishes to can link up and answer them. I know it's complicated, and if you don't understand the process, it's okay. Sometimes these things take time.

1) Do you like your name? Were you named after someone? If you have children how did you settle on their names? My name is fine, I suppose. I was not named after anyone, and I'm just glad that I got the name I did and not the alternative they were considering, which was Camie Kendall.
(Yes, with that ridiculous spelling for Cammie, because my sister's name is Corie and my mom wanted to spell it the same way.)
Camie Kendall is just a little too...cutesy for me.

We didn't have any trouble naming Alex. Josh and I both liked the name.
Derek spent his first night in the hospital without a name because we had that much trouble deciding on a boy name.
Josh wanted to use his grandfather's name for a middle name, and I agreed that we could if his first name was after my father.
I think Harold Gerald has a nice ring to it, don't you?

Derek Joshua it is.

2. How do you define success?
 I think I would consider something a success if it's achievement has an eternal significance. 

And that concludes this episode of Deep Thoughts by Erin Schore

3. Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy?
I like to feel smarter than the people on WoF, because sometimes they just seem so blind. Can't you see it? It's so obvious!
Maybe they are literally blinded by Vanna's be-dazzled gowns, which renders them unable to solve the puzzle.

Ahh, but Jeopardy. Did you know that on four different occasions this very week in my whole existence I have known the Final Jeopardy question??
Oh, how that validated the 16 years I spent in formal education. 

4. If you could own any single object that you don't now have, what would that object be?
Well, I could think of any number of things.
But instead of owning any new objects, I would rather un-own our house in Idaho.
Because, you see, we don't live there anymore.
And that renders the home useless to us.
Except for that dang mortgage that they keep expecting us to pay. The nerve!

5. What is something that inspires you?
Well, it is an active process that involves the contraction of my intercostal muscles as well as those of my diaphragm. Expiration typically follows inspiration.

Sorry to be so literal, but I met my deep thought quota at question #2.

6. Meatloaf-yay or nay? If its a yay how do you make yours?
In our almost ten years of marriage, I've made meatloaf only once. You see, my husband has a strong aversion to ketchup.
Is meatloaf without ketchup really meatloaf at all?
Maybe I'll try to find a recipe that does not call for ketchup and try again.
Once a decade should be about right.

7. Which is more admirable-the ability to organize and be methodical or the ability to adapt and make do?
I think I admire those with the ability to be organized and methodical because I do not have those qualities. When we adapt and make-do, we do it out of necessity. Being organized shows self-discipline, and may even preclude the need to adapt.

Example: I start a load of laundry, but do not finish it. It remains half-dry in the drier. The shirt I planned to wear to church was in that load.
It is Sunday morning. I am rushing. I go to grab the shirt and realize that it is not wearable. I must adapt by choosing a new shirt, but this shirt needs a different color bra. I change bras. I can no longer wear the pants that went well with shirt choice #1, so I grab the pants that match shirt choice #2. But alas, the button has fallen off of those pants and I set them aside to sew it back on but didn't get around to it. Back to the closet.
This gives me less time to help get the kids ready, so I am grouchy when they don't move quickly enough to suit me. Then I give my husband a dirty look for eating breakfast. We don't have time for breakfast!
We leave in a frazzled hurry and my closet looks like a tornado swept through it.
Get in the car and look happy people! It's time to worship!

It might have all been different had I been organized and methodical, and dried and folded the clothes.

(Naturally this is just an example, and nothing like that would ever happen at my house. Ahem.)

8. Insert your own random thought here

Derek received a set of Toy Story dominoes for Christmas. The kids like to play the game, and have even played it together without parental supervision. Hallelujah, it's a Christmas miracle.
Instead of the traditional dots, the dominoes have all of the Toy Story characters on it.
Even though I am close to being 32 years old, it is confirmed that my maturity level is still at the junior-high level because I chuckle every time I hear my son yell:
"I've got a Woody!"

Random enough?


Elaine said...

ahahahah! love the random thought. :) i thought you guys sold your house here? we too, will not sell. we took it off the market and now we have renters. happy someone else is paying most of the mortgage...but i'd still rather not own it.
and don't feel bad! Molly spent the first 8 days of her life without a name LOL. Now she's Marjorie "Molly" Qwin.
In fact....if I were to send off for her birth certificate, it would read "Unnamed Bramlitt". And she's 8 months old. I should probably fix that.....

Joyce said...

I'm glad you played...your answers are the most entertaining!

And your deep thought was deep. Just sayin'

Proverbs 31 Wannabe said...

Erin, you crack me up with your random thought.
Does Josh like tomato sauce or is it all tomato products that he dislikes? You could do a meatloaf with a little tomato sauce instead. Or skip the tomato stuff all together and put some worcestershire or A-1 in it. Just a thought.
So glad you did the hodgepodge!

Erin said...

I have one meatloaf recipe that has bacon and swiss in it. We don't use ketchup on our meatloaf, Justin like BBQ sauce on everything.

I was moving furniture one day and was rendered bedridden the next. I went to the DR to make sure I didn't do any permanent damage. When I asked if I just pulled a muscle, she told me I didn't have any muscles on my ribs. Ummmm, I didn't go back there!

Laanykidsmom said...

I believe Ack is what Bill the Cat used to say, if you ever read that cartoon. And how can you not laught at a little boy innocently saying he has a Woody?

Tammy said...

Enjoyed reading your thoughts-especially your random thoughts!!!!

Taylor said...

Your deep thoughts were too deep for me.
I don't like it when you are deep.

Rudd Family Circus said...

I thought Ack was from the comic strip Cathy... the toy story domino thing.. hilarious

Anonymous said...

I love that Boy. being able to shout out that you have a Woody will be funny till the day you die.

One proud Pee Paw