Wednesday, March 30, 2011


It's that time again! Go visit Joyce to see other folks' answers to today's Wednesday Hodgepodge.

1. April rolls in at the end of this week and in celebration of that infamous date (April 1st) answer this question-What is something foolish you've done? 

Well, typically I own up to all my foolishness as it occurs right here on the 'ole blog. 
 But there may be one item of foolishness that I've never mentioned before.

It involves nudity and the public at large.

I think that's enough detail, don't you?

2. With April comes Easter and that classic edible treat known as Peeps...so tell me...what's your favorite way to fix/eat chicken? That wasn't what you were expecting, was it? I 'fooled' you. teehee.

This inspires me to try a Peep-laden chicken dish. What could go wrong with that?

My favorite way to eat chicken is for someone else to have fixed it.
But sometimes that plan backfires.
 Like when no one else shows up to cook my chicken.

This happened the other day so I was forced to do it myself. I made bbq chicken fajitas and they turned out okay.

(Okay is really the best I can hope for.)

Just cut up the chicken, soak in in bbq sauce (I believe the fancy cooking-types call this marinating), and then cook it up with a bag of frozen bell pepper blend and lots of mushrooms. Serve on tortillas topped with cheddar.

Easy breezy.
And just okay. 

3. What's the best museum you've ever visited? Or your favorite? Or the one you'd most like to visit?

I grew up near DC, and had many opportunities to visit the Mall and the museums in the nation's capitol. I didn't appreciate it all that much as a child, but Josh and I made a trip back to DC early in our marriage.

I thought the Holocaust Museum was captivating and incredibly touching.
And very, very sad.
I think it's my favorite.

4. You know what they say about April showers...what's your preference-a shower or a bath?

Every once in a while I love a good soak in a big, deep tub. But for the most part, I'm a shower girl.
And I like it HOT, and with lots of water pressure, please.

This was a problem when we first moved into this rental house. The water pressure was terrible.
Eventually I got used to it.
Then winter came, and it was impossible to stay warm enough while in the shower. Since I constantly had goosebumps, it made shaving my legs difficult.
Faced with the prospect of being married to a bear all winter long, my dear husband got us a new shower head.
It's slightly better now.

5. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder"...fact or fiction? Why?

Or is it, out of sight, out of mind?

Nope. Definitely that first one.

My favorite military-life moments are the sweet homecomings when my husband has returned after months of being away.

When you say goodbye to your hubby for long periods of time, you really find out how much they mean to you.

And how the trash doesn't take itself out.

6. What's your favorite product made/grown in your home state/province?

For this question, I will claim Michigan as my home state.
Because I can.

My favorite product grown there is the delicious, juicy blueberry.
I eat them by the pound. Once I finished off a 10lb box in 2 days.

If I wanted get personal, I would tell you that it made my poop black. But I would never say something so offensive. I like to keep it clean around these parts.

7. What is going on in the world today that affects you the most?
The crash of the housing market is having a very personal impact.
Also I'm beginning to use the cost of gas as a reason to indulge my hermit-like tendencies.

The war in the Middle East will be having a huge impact on our family later in the year.

But most importantly, I believe that our, uh, education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over HERE in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.

If you were buried under a rock in 2007 and that last answer confused you, click here.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I bought these shoes from Target a week or two ago.
I've worn them three times.

As in one, two, three.

And this is what the soles look like.

Do you think they'll take them back?

And stop laughing at me because I wear size 9.
I can hear you from here.

I'm big boned, okay?


Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

In all my trips to D.C., I've never made it to the Holocaust museum. I'm afraid of the depression it might cause.

Take the shoes back. That is ridiculous!

SusanD said...

Great sense of humor and writing style! My hubby is retired AF. I love blueberries too. You're right on how they affect you. lol. Definitely take the shoes back! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Proverbs 31 Wannabe said...

I had forgotten about the Miss America thing. Boy did that make me cringe watching it all over again.
Take the shoes back. I would.

Joyce said...

I don't think that's enough information but I'm a little bit scared at what you might share : )

The Holocaust Museum is disturbing and moving all at the same time. It would be amongst my favorites too.

Do not attempt a peep chicken dish...that cannot possibly go well for you.

Susan said...

Definitely take the shoes back!
When we were in D.C., I thought our kids were a bit too young for the Holocaust Museum. I would like to visit sometime though. I have been to Dachau in Germany. Very sobering experience.
And we might need a bit more info on your foolishness??

Thena said...

I complain because my husband is gone from Monday-Friday. I couldn't imagine him being gone for months.
Don't feel bad about shoe size mine is a 10W. And I would definetly be upset and return them if they tore up that soon.

Michelle said...

The BBQ Chicken Fajitas sound yummy!

I am big-boned and wear a size 9 1/2- 10 shoe. I did have high insteps til my arches decided to fall. It's hard enough to find shoes that fit right. I would take those shoes back.

Anonymous said...

Oh my...black poop...that is a new one for me. Mine has been orange before because of too much carrot juice. Thank goodness I loathe blueberries. I think I'd faint if I had black stuff coming out.

Thanks for the visual!

Coggie said...

"And how the trash doesn't take itself out."

So true!!

Expats Again said...

YES! Take them back! Sweet reunions. I concur.

Taylor said...

1. Take the shoes back, foo.
2. The garbage doesn't take itself out. So true. And out in these here parts, the garbage doesn't take itself to the dump. Because trash service? out here? Puh-lease.
3. I was buried under a rock. Never saw that one before.
4. I must hear that story post haste.
5. Have a lovely day!

jolin484 said...

I think I may know this public nudity you speak of...did this happen at U of M? Pretty sure Nauny and Papaw informed me of a run you went on, and they had so much fun telling the story that I remember it after all these years :)

Ps. This is your cousin, Lindsay, not a crazy stalker!