Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hodgepodge


1. When were you last facing an ocean? Using just ONE word, describe how you felt as you faced that ocean. 
I had a wonderful weekend last May at my friends Bachelorette weekend- can I go back please?? It's pretty much impossible for me to use just one word to describe my relationship with the ocean. But mostly I felt HAPPY!

2. What are three sounds you hate to hear? 
1) People chewing with their mouth open, 2) people smacking gum, 3) people talking with their mouth full... basically don't chew in my ear, or too loud, or while you talk.

3. When you shop for yourself, do you try everything on in the store before buying or do you buy, try on at home, and then return what you don't like or what doesn't fit? 
I pretty much always have to try it on in the store. I am a tiny person and I don't trust the sizes on the hanger. Except I did just order a few things online because they were so cute and worth the risk.
4. February 26th is National Pistachio Day...are you a fan of the little green nut? Do you use them in cooking and baking or prefer to eat them right out of the shell? 
Love them right out of the shell- so salty and good! But I also love pistachio ice cream.

5. When did you last have to compromise with someone? Were you happy to reach the compromise or slightly irritated it was necessary? 
That's a hard one to answer and I can't think of a personal example at the moment. Living in D.C I hear a lot about compromise and how this side or that side needs to compromise. But to me compromise doesn't mean just one side or one person giving in and putting aside their beliefs or opinions to appease the other side. Compromise involves both parties giving some ground. A lesson I believe a lot of people in this town still need to learn.

6. Have you ever written a letter to an elected official? Did you get a response? 
Hey, I think my mom wrote this question just for me!
I recently wrote 6 letters to said officials (although I didn't elect them specifically). I faxed them off in a huff- a hard sheet of paper is harder to ignore than an email. I sent two to each senator and two to my representative. One to their Washington offices and one to their Maryland offices.  I was fired up about something, won't go into here, and I wanted to make sure someone heard me. And I DID get a letter in response from one of them! I was pleasantly surprised. Although a little generic, I appreciated him acknowledging my letter and addressing some of my concerns.

7. We 'March' into a new month at the end of this week...what's something on your March calendar guaranteed to make you smile? 
I am already looking forward to the end of the month.  Easter and spring! Can you tell by my recent purchases shown in #3 that I am ready for warmer days?

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Basically over the weekend I drove 45 minutes (both ways) to get Sonic....

And that cherry-limeade was worth every mile!

9 comments :

  1. Visiting from Wednesday Hodgepodge because your name/link was right before mine. I have never had Sonic. I, too, and looking forward to spring... but not summer... I like mild temps not cold or hot.

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    1. Hi Debbie! Thanks for visiting! I don't like unbearably hot weather either- unless I have an ocean or pool or a popsicle nearby for relief! Have a great day!

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  2. Actually your letter writing did inspire that question : ) #2-HA!

    #5-Well said!

    Daddy and I said we need a beach week. A weekend wasn't nearly long enough. See you soon!!


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  3. I will travel across mountains and plains to get to a Sonic...especially for Happy Hour! Oh, my! I think we're all looking forward to warmer days. It's been a long, cold winter!

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    1. Haha me too! Sadly I missed Happy Hour, oh well. Just means I'll have to go back!

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  4. I now desperately want a Sonic and the closest one I know about is about 2 hours away.... sigh.

    And those dresses? So cute.

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    1. Fill up the gas tank, turn on some tunes and get yourself to Sonic. Just kidding- 1 hour is where I draw the line.
      Also, both dresses are from Urban Outfitters. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I am with you on the noisy chewing, gum or otherwise. I have pretty much decided that there is no polite way to chew gum. : ) I think maybe Sonic should give you a special discount to compensate for your travel expense to get there. Ha! Have a great day!

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  6. I have driven 45 minutes to Sonic, too. I live in Alexandria. I hate watching TV and seeing the commercials, knowing full well that it is NOT close!! Mean.

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