Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. The popular saying, 'All is fair in love and war' is originally credited to English writer John Lyly.  Is he right? 
Personally, I think that you should live honorably in all things--especially love; it might be a harder choice in war.

2. Are you a cereal eater?  What's your favorite kind?
I love Frosted Shredded Wheat, Yum

3. A five year old in Pennsylvania was recently given a ten day school suspension for talking with a friend about shooting one another with a Hello Kitty Bubble gun (the gun blows bubbles).  She did not have the gun with her at school.
Where has reason gone? Doesn't anyone have common sense?  Maybe a little talk would have enlightened the child.  A suspension for such a minor thing dilutes the seriousness of a real problem.

A psychological evaluation was also ordered and the incident was recorded on her permanent record.  The suspension was later reduced to two days and her parents are suing to have the incident removed from her file. Your thoughts?  (If you missed the story click here for details). 
They should send the school officials to training to study effective situation training.

4. Whatever happened to_____________________________?

Common sense?  After hearing about the above incident, it is obviously lacking.

5.  January 23rd is National Handwriting Day, billed as a day to reacquaint yourself with a pen and pencil.  Do you like your handwriting? Do you prefer to print or write in cursive?  This date was chosen because its the birth date of John Hancock. What's the last thing you signed your name to?
 I love to write--cursive.  I learned the Palmer method.  I signed a receipt for my new in wall oven yesterday.

6. Speaking of John Hancock...ever been to Philadelphia? Do you have any desire to visit the city of Brotherly Love?  
I have never been to Philadelphia, but this fall, I have planned a vacation that will include time there.

7.  Share something funny you've heard a child say.  
Great granddaughter--Grape gramma, I love you and marshpillows!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Today will be in the upper 80's.  The snow birds are so happy!  (That's winter visitors, just to clarify), but can you blame them, I heard on the radio this morning that parts of the midwest will be colder than the North Pole.


  1. Hi Marti!
    It was 26 degrees here in GA. when I got up this morning...I'm freezing! 80's sound PERFECT! Love your answer to cute!

  2. I'm going to love these kid comments. Grape Gramma brings a smile to my face.

  3. I live in parts that are freezing. I look forward to being a snowbird next month.

  4. I live in parts that are frozen and would love to come down to your neck of the desert! Love the kid comments. So cute.

  5. The upper 80's-wow! It is 7 here this morning and icy cold. It hurts your face when you walk outside. I love grape gramma : )