Welcome to this week's edition of the Hodgepodge. It's hard to believe it's Tuesday again. Do others feel like I do that the summer days seem to fly by too quickly? Which leads me to wonder about the first question on today's list. How can anyone get bored in summertime?
1. July is National Anti-Boredom Month. When was the last time you were bored? What's your go-to cure for boredom?
Who thought July should be anti-boredom month? It must have been a parent trying to keep their kid busy without school activities. For me, I rarely get bored. I have learned to always have a book handy for quiet moments. I have also gotten too connected to my iPhone and it's games (especially Words with Friends) and message updates.
So, I can not remember a time when I was bored - or having nothing to do. Know the line "lazy days of summer"? Not for me! I have plenty to do!
2. What's the last thing you made a reservation for?
Easy answer! I just made a reservation at the plantation where we will be holding my daughter's wedding and reception in April. We had to book it early… wedding venues get filled so quickly! We are really happy with the site and are now starting to prepare all the other million and one things that go along with having a wedding!
3. What's one thing on your summer 'bucket list'? Any plans to make it happen?
Hubby and I want to take our boat out to some of the barrier islands, out from McClellenville, to pick up some great shells. We went once last summer and found beautiful conch shells everywhere! It's about an hour and a half boat ride each way, so we need the time and need to make sure the weather is good.
We don't have a time set yet but I hope we can plan it after our trip up to Ohio to see my family next week. Our summer has been so busy up to this point (bored? never!).
4. What's your favorite summertime sip?
Well, my year round sip is chardonnay. But, if I ordered something different... perhaps something fruity and refreshing for summertime, I would order a strawberry daiquiri. Non-alcohol sip is water! I'm trying to make sure I drink plenty of water on these hot summer days. Got to keep hydrated!
5. What do you find is the best way to handle another person's hostility and hopefully ease the tension?
I am not a person who can be around hostility at all. I get nervous. I do not like raised voices, or people spewing mean words. So, I would most likely walk away. I think often people who are hostile are looking for a reaction from others. Walking away is not what they want! They want to be the center of attention, or want to show off. No thanks. I'm out of there.
Now, if it's someone is hostile to another person or to an animal, I will not hesitate to call the police.
6. Your favorite film set in the summer?
I can think of a few summer movies… "Jaws" of course. And, remember "Body Heat?" I suppose my favorite is "Bull Durham"…I believe it's a summer movie (right?) because it's about a minor league baseball team and they play in summer. It's warm, and sultry… and I love all the charactesr! Especially Crash Davis!
7. What word are you using too much lately?
I'm at a loss for words for this question. Ha! One word? In an annoying way? I can't think of one and I just asked my hubby and he didn't think I had one. So, I'll just say I'm an equal opportunity word user.
8. My random thought.
I'm off to Ohio Saturday for my family's annual get-together in Lakeside. I always enjoy the time, but rarely enjoy the long drive there and back. This time though I'm driving up to Raleigh a day early to go wedding dress shopping with my daughter. I'm looking forward to that!!! And, it will help break up the drive for me. I'll miss Hodgepodge next week while I'm away. So, you all have a wonderful two weeks!