Midsummer Wednesday Hodgepodge

It is still July and I am savoring every single moment of summer. How about you? Join in the Wednesday Hodgepodge hosted by Joyce From This Side of the Pond.


1. Share one way you think the world has changed for the better since you were a kid?
Current technology is amazing. We can do some things so easily now - research being one example.

2. How 'bout one way it's changed for the worse?
Current technology can suck hours from your day if you're not careful.

3. Starlight, starfish, starling, Starbucks...your favorite 'star'?
Star gazing.

4. Name a song that's overplayed, but you love it anyway.
I don't listen to popular music, so I don't know what is played too much. Generally, if I've heard of a popular song, then it must be Very popular (and probably overplayed).

5. When did you last have home made ice cream? Your latest favorite flavor?
I last had homemade ice cream when my good buddy e. brought some vanilla with juicy peaches to my house about two weeks ago. I don't have a favorite flavor. I am an equal opportunity ice cream lover.

6. What do you think is the best way to inspire or motivate people?
I think we can best inspire and motivate by encouragement, support and affirmation.

7. When was the last time you were without power?
Probably sometime last year. Our electrical co-op has underground lines, so we don't lose power too often, and then it is usually because something went wrong with a transformer.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
We had an unexpectedly busy July and were invited to lots of social events. Many of them included tons of people I didn't know - which is always difficult for me - but we had a good time at all of them. I felt blessed that so many people wanted to spend time with us.


  1. Technology sure is amazing but you're right, it's quite the time drain. Hours will go by and I barely notice. Last night I put on a CFL football game of my fave team that I never get to see, and I was so involved w/ blogging and Facebook that before I knew it the game was over.

  2. I know technology can be insane in that matter. I was playing the Sim' on my ipod and realized the baseball game i was watching was half over. I try and keep my ipod away now when the games on but sometimes i want to tweet something.. lol its crazy!

  3. We've had the same sort of July. I am looking forward to our first weekend with nothing on the calendar in a very long time!

  4. I I agree with you - the first two - one can be a benefit and a curse at the same time.

  5. ah ... but the summertime is speeding by WAY too fast! and where did July vanish off to?