Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It has been awhile since I participated in Joyce's Wednesday Hodgepodge linky.  I thought the questions were fun this week so here I am.

1. What's the best and worst thing about growing older?

The best thing is getting wiser (hopefully) and having more experiences (good and bad) to help you navigate this crazy world we live in.  The worst is getting slower, creakier, wrinklier etc.
2.  Autumn  arrives in the Northern Hemisphere this week...what one thing do you love most about the fall season?

One thing??  It is my favorite season so I can't limit to one.  The colors, the cooler weather, the cozy clothes, the comfort foods....

3. Speaking of fall...pumpkin seems to be flavoring everything these days-are you a fan?  What's your favorite pumpkin flavored food or beverage?

I would have to keep it basic and say plain old fashioned pumpkin pie.  It is a favorite.  I found a receipe last year that added a little Jack Daniels.  Might have to try that this year.  

4. Since we're on the subject of fall...what's the worst fall you've ever taken?
Many years ago, almost at the end of my college years, a bunch of friends went horseback riding.  Naturally I got the lunatic horse and got thrown.  Wouldn't have been so bad, but I landed on a big rock.   I had numbness in my right hip for over 6 months after.  (It was my last riding experience)

5. If you could own a prop from any film what would you choose?

That's a tough one.  My favorite movie is Its a Wonderful Life, so maybe the little bell on the Christmas tree that rings after Clarence gets his wings.

6. What's the most interesting word you've read or heard in the past week?

Shemozzle.  Its a word that has popped up at the office a lot lately ;)
7. When was the last time you locked yourself out of your house, car, or office?  Was it a big deal?

Years ago I locked myself out of the cottage.  I was late for an event and all the keys were inside.  I had to get the neighbors son to boost me way up and into the small kitchen window.  I was wearing a VERY unfortunate outfit for that kind of maneover.  Lets just say - not my best moment and not a pretty angle for him.....  I still blush thinking about it

Don't forget to visit Joyce at the blog From This Side of the Pond to check out the other participants.


  1. Shemozzle made me think of that old show Laverne and Shirley. Not exactly the word they used in their opening song but close : ) You're lucky you weren't injured more badly-being thrown from a horse must have been super scary!

  2. Hello Kim, oh that was so much fun, great questions and ansers, loved it. Enjoy the Day,Francine.

  3. I feel the same exact way you to about number 1. So much smarter and more painful! lol

  4. Haha I wish I could have seen you being boosted in that little window. That cracks me up. I can just see that in my mind. You got thrown by a horse. That is too bad.
    Don't you like pumpkin lattes? I keep hoping it will cool off so I can get one.
    I like these questions too.
    They were fun!!

  5. I use Shemozzle as well and I love "It's a wonderful Life" as well

  6. I love autumn because of the cooler weather and the changing color of the leaves. However, in the last few years the leaves don't seem to change so much. I'd love to go to New England in the fall and see the fall foliage there!

  7. Great questions - and fun answers (as always!) Yikes - I haven't heard the word "shemozzle" in ions....Not that there haven't been any lately, just haven't heard the word. Tee hee about the window hoist..... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  8. Ok, what does that word mean? Didn't the TV show "Laverne and Shirley" use that in the opening song? Love all your answers and I had to laugh at the last one...sorry!

  9. I had to laugh at the last one, too. Only you, Kim!
    What's shemozzle mean?
    Hugs :)

  10. I've only been on a horse once but after reading how you were thrown, I think I don't want to get on again! Ouch!!!

  11. Cute post! I love good ole pumpkin pie too and might have hoisted the kid through the window myself:@)

  12. My favorite movie is it's a wonderful life too. I too would take that bell.
    I love anything pumpkin and throw in some cream cheese and I am sold.
    loved your answers.

  13. Kim I love that you love the bell from It's a Wonderful Life in question #5!!!!

  14. I'd never heard of "shemozzle" and had to go google it to see what it meant. ;-)

    Fall is my favorite season as well - it was hard to come up with just one thing I like about fall! ;-)

  15. This looks fun. I keep meaning to try it. I missed Patrice & Wendell and need to get to that first. didn't say what it means. Is it like "Shazam!" ? Or is this what Laverne & Shirley said? (*lol*)

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  17. Good morning sweet friend
    I have missed you and had to come by for a fix. Shemozzle now what in the heck does that word mean.
    Enjoyed reading about you this morning. It was a fun way to start my day.
    Now I am off to mow. Geez will I be glad when I wake up and the grass does not need cutting. haha