Wednesday Hodgepodge

I figured I should definitely participate this week since the host of the hodgepodge is staying at my house... 
1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English...fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, yolo, spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings, guru. Which of these words would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why?

While "boneless wings" really bother me (that's not real life!), I'm going to have to say fiscal cliff. Ugh. If I never hear those words again that would be fine with me.

 2. When was the last time you rode a train? Where did you go?
Umm... this morning. To work. And it was not fun. I was dropped off at the metro by my mom, which was so lovely, but as soon as I walked into the station I see the huge crowd the red warning sign and I just know it's going to be one of those commutes. Fortunately I'm pretty tiny and can shove myself into even the most crowded train car so I ended up not being too late. Still not my favorite way to start off the work day.

3. Bagels-yay or nay? Favorite 'flavor'? Favorite topping?
Yay. And I happen to love everything bagels, even though they make your breath not so pleasant.  I also happen to really miss Einstein Bagels. My college had one on campus, open until 2am, and there was nothing better than a bacon/egg/cheese bagel at 2am to give you the extra boost to finish that paper or get back in the studio for an all-nighter.

4. 'Tis the season of awards shows....if you could star in a movie already made, which one would you choose?
Harry Potter. Actually I kinda just really wish that movie was real life. I also think being in  Gone With the Wind would have been fun- I love playing dress-up.

5. The move towards single gender classrooms has been making the news in recent months...what say you? Do you think kids perform better if separated by gender and are taught differently or is that discrimination? If you're a parent is this something you'd support in regard to your own children?
I suppose this might be beneficial for some kids-although I feel sorry for any teacher with a classroom full of 20 middle school boys... actually girls might even be worse. I have friends who went to all girls schools  or all boys schools so the option does exist. Personally I never had a problem with it and in the "real world" things wont be separated for them. So if I was a parent I don't think I'd pursue it.

6. What's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?
Not having to make the bed. And room service.

7. Do you have a 'word' for 2013? What's the story behind your choice?
I guess I kinda made "strong" my word for 2013. See post here.

8. Did I mention my mom is in town? I'm so excited she's here! I love that when I get off work today I get to hang out with her. She arrived last night and we went out to a really yummy dinner. Here is a picture of my mom taking a picture of dinner. Clearly we are both bloggers.


  1. ok, I just saw this picture while wearing my glasses-I take back what I said : ) I'm pretty serious about getting that photo, aren't I?

  2. Also-don't you think I look just like your Aunt A in this picture? Oh, and I need to stop taking pictures and phone my hair stylist asap!! I'm going next week, but looking at the top of my head in this picture makes me think I needed to go last week!

  3. Just stopping by from the Hodgepodge. I enjoyed your answers, but I don't think I'd enjoy starting out my day with your commute!

    Funny photo of your mom taking a photo of dinner :) All bloggers think alike!

  4. Your picture cracked me up since it's the other side of the picture your mom put on her blog today. Hope you both enjoy your time together!

  5. Have such a wonderful time with your mom...Joyce is great! I chose Gone With the Wind to star in, but I think Harry Potter would be a close second!

  6. Good idea to play along this week ;)
    Your Mom posted a picture of her dinner on her post so it is fun to see her actually taking it.
    Enjoy your time together :)

  7. Too funny..... the picture and comments from your mom.

    Have a great time! Tell her hello!

  8. Have fun with your mama. My kids (grown up like you) also like to take pictures of me taking pictures. :)


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