Wednesday Hodgepodge

Hi All, glad you stopped by! To join the Hodgepodgers, head on over to Joyce’s From This Side Of The Pond, they are a nice group!

1. What’s one thing that’s still the same about you as when you were young?

 Funny you should ask, Mousey and I had a conversation this week about something that would fit the bill for this question! We were taking pictures of our kitty Halle Berry for instagram and Mousey said she had always liked cats, even when she was little. I know this to be true, she dressed in her kitty Halloween outfit all year long for YEARS, and her Beanie Baby kitties were loved nigh unto death.

I said that I too had always loved cats. I can remember being fascinated by them from the time I was very young. I confess here before God and the internet that I might have even hung around with one girl just to play with her cats. She was a strange girl for many reasons, but her family had a LOT of cats. The story I was relating to Mousey was from my late teens. I had a friend that thought I should collect something, be passionate about something. She asked what I liked and I thought for a minute and said I liked cats. She said NO, don’t say that, someone will think you are a crazy cat lady!!!!!

So for years I didn’t say it too loud. I always had them, and I always loved them, but I mostly kept it to myself. I am old now and I don’t care, so I will just put it out there:

I LIKE CATS!!!!!!!

Mama Mia


Halle Berry


and Lucy.


I need to bother them.

2. What’s more important-history or science? Why?

This feels like it could be a trick question! I feel they are both important. I agree with all of the “if we don’t know history we are doomed to repeat it” stuff, and I like history better than science, but I think science might have the upper hand here. The scientific discoveries have certainly improved our quality of life. I know my family has benefitted from medical science, and for that I am thankful!
3. Lima, kidney, string, garbanzo, black or pinto-your favorite bean?

Not a big bean girl, I will have to say string beans. We are having them tonight for dinner as a matter of fact!
4. What’s something people come to your town to do?

The first thing that came to mind was shop at Ikea. We do get a LOT of traffic from that store.
5. When was the last time you were in a meeting? Sum it up for us in five words or less.

The last time I was in a meeting was Saturday. We had a training session for the tutoring program that Abby and I help out with. It’s called ABCs in the D. D as in Detroit. My five words would be STUDENTS ARE COMING, GET READY!!!
6. What special event would you like a VIP pass to attend?

I am not a big event kind of girl so I will pick one for Honey. How about a pass to watch the Tigers the next time they are in the World Series? Or to see the Red Wings the next time they are going for the Stanley Cup?
7. What’s one piece of advice you’d give a writer?

Add a little humor. Everything is always better with a little humor.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Speaking of humor, I started reading this yesterday. He is hilarious. I think I’m gonna like it.

Have a fine day.



  1. Tammy Doane said,

    September 25, 2013 at 6:31 AM

    My #1 daughter is a cat lover! Have a great day!

  2. Judy said,

    September 25, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    My daughter loves cats as well. Can’t say I do however I could use one now since the mice want to winter in my house.

  3. veronica said,

    September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Ooo! Good advice for the writers 🙂 I said science as well, but I feel the overlap in so many ways. Happy Wednesday!!

  4. zoanna said,

    September 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Your cats are gorgeous! We love Jim Gaffigan at our house .At night sometimes we sit in bed and listen to him on the iPad and just HOWL!

  5. Teri said,

    September 25, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    I love cats too, and always have. Lovely pictures of your little buddies, by the way. Your advice to writers — spot on. The Science vs. History debate — I, too, have benefited from Science, especially Medical Science. It probably is most important, although I said History was. But I think I’m wrong. Much as I would like to believe we learn from history so as not to repeat it, I’m afraid we humans are just incapable of learning. So many atrocities still committed around the world, when we should have learned better by now…

  6. warrenp94 said,

    September 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    My son just brought an audio recording of Mr Gaffigan on the topic of bacon…hilarious and pretty clean!

  7. deb said,

    September 25, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    I would be honored to be called a crazy cat lady!

  8. jodaley said,

    September 25, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Hi Crazy Cat Lady! I love Jim Gaffigan. My girls got hubs one of his DVD’s for his birthday and we’ve watched it several times. It never gets old : )

  9. September 25, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Your cats are beautiful! I love cats today just as much as I did when I was a little girl, too.

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