Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated this coming Saturday...what's a favorite article of clothing you own that contains a touch o' the green?
Probably this tee, although I am only Irish by association, I do enjoy the spirit of the holiday.
2. What's a favorite 'green space' in the town, state, or province where you live?
Although it is far from green, it would have to be the Grand Canyon.  It is one of the natural wonders of the world, and with good reason--its beauty, mystery, and history.

3. Do you wish you were taller, shorter, or think you're just about right in the height department?
As Goldilocks said, This is just right.

4. What's the surest way for someone to pick a fight with you?
I am not a fighter, I HATE conflict. That being said, I would get upset if your started picking on my family.

5. Broccoli-Spinach-String Beans-Peas...of the four, your favorite green veg? (Or the one you dislike the least if that first option's too hard. I just know there's some veggie haters out there.)
I like them all, but I love spinach.  It is so good raw in a salad, or cooked and served with butter and a touch of vinegar, or as part of a quiche, lasagna, or other Italian foods.

6. March is National Women's History Month...besides friends, neighbors and the women you're related to, who's a woman in history you admire and why?
Biblical history it would be Esther--she left all familiar, risked her life for her people, and made wise choices.  Modern history--Madame Curie, who  discovered the mysterious element radium. It opened the door to deep changes in the way scientists think about matter and energy. She also led the way to a new era for medical knowledge and the treatment of diseases. She won two Nobel Peace Prizes.  As one of the most famous female scientists to date, Marie Curie has become an icon in the scientific world and has received tributes from across the globe. In 1995, she became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon, Paris.

7. Keep Calm and ____________on.
You fill in the blank.
Keep moving on.  Remember that you are never alone.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!


  1. Nice post, Marti! I wish I could claim even a speck of Irish blood. Hmmm. Maybe when my Scandinavian ancestors were out looting and pillaging... :-) Enjoyed your paragraph about Madame Curie.

  2. I keep dreaming of a good long road trip out west, and that would definitely include a visit to the Grand Canyon!

  3. Don't mess with my family was my answer as well. The Grand Canyon looks beautiful and would like to see it up close some day....:)

  4. When asked to insert a random thought I probably would have rambled stupidly... I love your little limerick! Great idea for this feel good holiday.

    Blessings, Debbie

  5. I loved reading your answers...I am half Scotch Irish....and I did inherit alittle impatience and fighting spirit...hahaha but God keeps me in check......

    Have a great day....

  6. Oh, how I love the Grand Canyon...been there twice and would love to go back soon! Madame Curie...great choice!

  7. Love the little poem My father loved poems.. especially Irish ones. It is fun reading the little facts about you. xo Diana

  8. The Grand Canyon is beautiful. I've never seen it in persona, but I've never seen a bad photo! Reading all the veggie answers is making me crazy for a big salad or a big pan of roasted veggies. Mmmm...

  9. Love your thought for the day... and the songs on this pretty blog :). Have a lovely day!

  10. I really like the Book of Esther too. It was my mother's name. Love your little Irish poem.

  11. I love your shirt for St. Patricks Day. I have nothing green! :(

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  12. Love stopping by and hearing Stevie Nicks :) The Grand Canyon has to be amazing!

  13. Oh sweetie, I simply adored your answers!

    I enjoyed readin' your commentary on the book of Ester especially!

    Hey sweetie, are your the Marti who sent Angel a card???...if so it did arrive safe and sound. I'm havin' a little trouble findin' everyone online.

    God bless and have yourself a most beautiful evenin'! :o)

  14. Hi Marti,
    I enjoyed the Wednesday Hodge Podge. Love the shirt too. Hugs,

  15. Madame Curie was one of the first women I admired in school. I remember reading a biography about her on my own, which is saying something because I'm not normally a "biography" person. Definitely a woman to be admired!

  16. That is all very nice. You know I need to read more about Madame Curie. I have just read bits and pieces.
    I like your shirt. :)

  17. So if you are only Irish by association, does that nean you keep a leprechaun or a piece of corned beef and cabbage in your pocket?

  18. Madam Curie-good one! Grand Canyon totally counts as what I call a green space (undeveloped). Definitely breath taking!