Welcome to May! What a wonderful time of year! The weather, the feeling, the holidays, and celebrations - I love it all!
Here are this week's May Hodgepodge questions with my answers. Take a look.
1. Can you tell I'm embracing a Cinco de Mayo theme here this week? Do
you like Mexican food? What's your favorite dish? How about on the
side-black beans, pinto beans, refried beans, rice? What about
heat-mild, medium, hot? Will you celebrate with Mexican food and drink
on May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo?
I love Mexican food! It is probably my favorite "ethnic" food - and I love having some loaded nachos anytime, anywhere! It is definitely my favorite! I love all the side dishes mentioned above too. Really - all of them. But... I do not like my food spicy or hot. My mouth and my stomach just can't handle it burning. Will I celebrate Cinco de Mayo? I hope so! Locals: who wants to go to Habaneros with me?? I'm ready!
2. Ever been to Mexico? For work or holiday? Love it or no? If you
haven't been is this a place you'd like to visit? Can you speak Spanish?
I have been to Mexico a couple of times. The first time was when a cruise ship I vacationed on stopped in Cozumel. I also went with hubby on a sales reward trip to Acapulco. All expenses paid. Good food, wonderful place to stay, and fun people! It was some 30 years ago. It was a great vacation! I hear that the area has changed for the worse. though...and that is sad.
Mexico has some wonderful coastal resorts, but you don't really want to leave those "safe" areas. It is scary and dangerous in the non-touristy spots.
I do not speak Spanish. (I took French in high school.). Hubby does a little. He used to work in Florida before we got married, and he spoke Spanish with some of the co-workers.
3. What's one thing you may accomplish this month?
I may... get caught up. Right now I don't feel that I am. I'm in charge of our church garage sale and it happens this Saturday. Thursday and Friday are set-up days. Then I'm helping with a 'going away' party for a friend. This month is my anniversary month - and Memorial Day weekend is coming up too. Lots of good things happening this month. I may... make it through the month without eating too much! lol
4. If you were mayor of your village, city, or town, what's one
thing you'd like to see changed, done away with, revamped, or
accomplished? Is serving in public office something you've ever
I would love to see a safer 'main road' (Rt. 17) and have people (especially the tourists) slow down and follow the traffic rules. It's crazy out there right now, and drivers are scary! I wish people would drive the speed limit. Some go fast - and some go slow because they are not sure where they are going. Grrrrr
Running for office? Gee, I can't imagine anybody who seems sane and caring that wants to run these days. It takes too much money, and too many political favors. Huge egos and double talk. But, saying that, I do not want to give up on our government, and still believe, and care, and want to hope my voice can be heard.
5. What's something that may be popular, but that you just don't get?
Oh gosh. I know that today's current 'pop' music is popular, but it is challenging for me. Saying that, I am disappointed with myself for feeling that way. I do like a little of it. But, I have trouble with the music that is so racy, and sexy - and the videos that go with the music. Crazy. Out there! Yes, I'm showing my age. I realize it. But, I am a music purist in a way and I feel music doesn't need all the hoopla - the dancing, the special effects, and the scanty costumes. Give me a good melody and amazing lyrics... and I am happy.
6. Can't let this week slip by without mentioning Thursday May 4th is Star Wars Day. As in 'May the 4th be with you' ahem. Are you a fan of the Star Wars series? Exactly how much of a fan are you? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being 'I've seen every film, own the action figures, might have dressed as Darth Vader for Halloween one year', and 1 being, 'what's a Vader?' -where do you land?
This is an interesting question because our community band, which I am a member of, just did it's Spring concert two weeks ago and it was all about 'space.' Therefore, we played some Star Wars music... and it did nothing for me. I think I saw the first Star Wars movie, start to finish, but after that, I didn't see the rest. I am not a fan of science fiction in general...books, music, and movies.
So, I give the Star Wars series a 2. It just isn't my thing.
7. Scroll back through your blog posts and in three sentences or less
tell us the general theme of your fourth blog post. Does it still ring
true today? Is it a topic you re-visit on your blog from time to time?
The title was "Life Can Change in a Minute" and I wrote about a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. It still rings true today for sure. Life can be great, but then a health issue happens and yes, daily living is not the same - life changes in a minute. Each day takes on a deeper meaning. It still rings true for sure. Do I re-visit the topic? Not that often.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I love May! it's one of my favorite months! I hope it is for you. Have a wonderful week ahead... and month!