Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The 100th Hodgepodge

I came late to the Hodgepodge party, but this is the 100th set of questions posted by Joyce. She created these special  Hodgepodge questions, the 100th list, ahead of time knowing she would be busy and frightened by hurricane Sandy.  She's without power now but hopefully she will soon see everyone's answers.

The questions and my answers:

1. What creeps you out?

Snakes.  I have a total fear of them and just can't stand to see them, even in a closed container...and even tho I know they have a purpose, and know some are not poisonous.  There's just something about a snake that "slithers" (that word creeps me out) along. I freak out, and I get shivers up and down my back. Snakes definitely creep me out!

2. What's your least favorite candy?

Candy that is so, so sweet that it makes me pucker...   yuck.  I'm not a lover of Sweet-tarts. 

3. Are you a fan of scary movies? What's the scariest movie you have ever seen?

I am NOT a fan of scary movies - at all.  In fact, I do not understand why people like to be scared, and why they would actually pay money for it.   No thank you.   I can't think of a movie that is the scariest.  It's been years since I have purposely watched a scary movie.   All of those movies that come out each year right before Halloween are not my cup of tea.   Again, no way - not me - I stay away from anything that frightens me.

4.  What part of life confuses you the most?

I have a few answers to this question.  But, mostly, I do not understand why humanity treats each other so badly.   I am confused why people who profess themselves as Christians treats others harshly, or ignore their needs.  Some people chose to live their lives with blinders on, or with thoughts of being better than others, and therefore they don't take an effort to help out.   I am confused why love doesn't conquer all, and why people don't try to live in peace with each other.  

5. Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, poppy... what's your favorite seed?

I am not a big seed eater.  But, I certainly love a poppyseed muffin!  so, yep, I've got to go with the poppy seed.

6. Imagine your life ten years from today.  What's changed?

Ten years from now I think I will still be living here in the lowcountry of South Carolina.  I love it here, so I hope I am still here.  I think my husband and I will be enjoying activities together... boating, or golf, going to movies, and watching sports.  We both enjoy all of those things.  I hope to have good health because that will make my life "useful" to others.  I hope to be a grandmother by then....please or please!   ( :   I look forward to what I don't know may happen,.  I mean - think of technology!  We have had so many changes in the past ten years - I can't even comprehend what it will be like in ten years from now.  I want to welcome it. 

7. What do you 1) love the most and 2) like the least about the hodgepodge?

I love to read the responses to the Hodgepodge questions, and to see just how alike we are at times.  Also, when we do differ I love to read how other people think. Sometimes the answers that differ from me make me think of other possiblities, and they also make me think how who we are has so much to do with our history, with our families,and our geographical areas.  But, mostly we ARE alike...we certainly have one thing similiar: we like to blog!

8. My random thought.

At this time next week we will know who will be the President of these United States for the new term starting in January 2013.  Thankfully, the crazy, mean spirited ads will be over. The spin will stop.  The reporters will find other things to talk about. Phew.  At least for awhile.  Whatever the outcome, what do you think?  will your life really change? 

For those wondering (a few have asked) those young men who disappeared on their way to Myrtle Beach about two weeks ago were found 2 days ago.   Sadly their car was spied off a bridge in the Wateree River.  The bodies were inside. Nobody will know what happened except that they lost control and went off the bridge and drown.  There were no skids marks so perhaps the driver fell asleep.  A very sad ending to a massive search in this area.  Our prayers go out to the familes mourning the loss of their sons. 


  1. I can't stand snakes either. I have encountered more than my share so far in life.

  2. Snakes - shudder! And your answer to #4 is right on. Life is short - lets just get along or agree to disagree. Sigh.

  3. I hope to be reading your blogs ten years from now.

  4. How's the saying go? Better late than never? Glad you have joined the Hodgepodge partyI I look forward to getting to know you better.
    I'm sorry to hear about the young men. May their families find peace.

  5. ooohhhh snakes is a good answer! Praying for the families of those young men. I enjoyed all of your answers! Glad you have joined us with the Hodgepodge and thanks for stopping by my corner. Everyone is always surprised about the chocolate answer but I could live without it with no problem, but don't take away my salty pretzels, crackers chips...etc. We all have our vices...
    until next time nel

  6. I agree totally with #4. I don't understand some people at all. And ten years from now, what technology will be like, oh my! I can't begin to fathom what they'll come out with by then! As for the Presidential election, I will be extremely thankful to stop seeing all the mud-slinging and name calling. That's a big part of any election any more it seems and I don't like it at all. That's so sad about those boys! :( But I'm thankful they were found because the not knowing had to have been worse.

  7. What a sad end to such young lives. I'm right with you on #4. I hope the whole thing political thing ends as well but I fear the fight for the white house in 2016 will start. Oh how I hate those calls!

  8. That is interesting to think of what the technology will be like in 10 years, I hadn't thought of that when I read that question.

    And I am praying about the election, it makes me nervous but I know God is in control.

  9. Really sad to hear about the 2 lads found in the car, but I'm glad they were found so the families hopefully can have some kind of closure instead of just not knowing. I hope maybe the get more answers to what happened.

    I very much agree with you on Number 4!

  10. So sad about the boys. At least the families know now.

  11. MMMMMMMMM lemon poppyseed muffins. i read about those two boys as i live in north carolina. so sad :(

  12. Still trying to make my way round to all the HP's from last week. So sad to hear about those boys..I'm glad their families at least no longer live wondering.

    I hope I'm living somewhere close to the Low country in ten years : ) At least hope we're south of the Mason Dixon by then!!