Wednesday, June 06, 2018

June 6 Hodgepodge

Well, it's Wednesday again, and time for the Hodgepodge with Joyce and friends at From This Side of the Pond. You can get in on the fun, too.  Joyce's questions and our answers make grand fodder for blog posts.  So hurry on over, copy the questions, then  paste and answer them on your own blog.  Then go back over to Joyce's to link up.   Here are this week's questions:

1.Describe your 30's in one sentence. If you're not yet 30 tell us one thing you hope to accomplish once you hit that particular decade.

What a challenge!   I hadn't actually thought of a sentence yet, but maybe that one will work. 

2. Is it harder for you to exercise or eat healthy?


3. June 7th is National VCR Day. Huh? Anyway this reminded me of something I saw on Facebook listing household items we no longer have and the VCR was on it. I couldn't put my hands on that list, but found another list here of 21 items we all had ten years ago, but which are now obsolete-
bookshelves (WHAT!!???), drip coffee makers, alarm clocks, file cabinets, desktop computers, printers, printed phone books, answering machines, fax machines, paper shredders, a Rolodex, CD racks, CD burners, china cabinets, home phones, entertainment consoles, DVD players, calculators, takeout menus, incandescent light bulbs, and cable TV.

Your thoughts? How many on the list do you still have? Still use?

Let's see. We still have (and use) bookshelves, alarm clocks, file cabinets, desktop computers, a printer, printed phone books, an answering machine, a paper shredder, a home phone, a DVD player, calculators, takeout menus, and incandescent light bulbs. They may be obsolete according to some, but we like them.  I honestly don't think bookshelves or file cabinets will ever go away completely.

4. What's something you see disappearing in the next ten years?

Hmmm ....  I am going to say printed phone books.  Ours has already gone to simply business listings.  Probably incandescent light bulbs, too.

5. How did you celebrate your birthday this past year? Is that typical?

From what I can remember, we probably went to my local daughter's home and celebrated my birthday there with her and her family.  That is typical.   She's a great cook and baker, so birthdays usually involve a delicious meal and a special cake.  I think this year's dessert was a gluten free dark chocolate tart with an almond crust, if I remember right.  I need to write these things down somewhere -- often I have noted them down in my scrapbook journal, which I really want to get back to.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I seem to have New Hampshire lakes on the brain now that it's June.  The ones in this post are  (starting at top) Big Squam; Winnipesaukee; Newfound; Big Squam again; Back Lake;  Newfound again; and Echo Lake.  My hubby and I tried to have a picnic at Newfound Lake on Saturday evening, but it was far too windy to be relaxing.  We had to hold everything down!  We'll give it another chance, though.😊

Happy Wednesday, everyone!


  1. My book shelves will always be filled with books. A computer can crash and you lose everything. I prefer the handheld comfort of a book that has pages that turn!

  2. Oh I do love lakes! As much as I adore the ocean, I am definitely a “once more to the lake” gal. Very pretty your lakes!

    What?! Paper shredders are out? Why I wonder? I just purchased one two weeks ago...wish I had known! 🙂

  3. Oh that GF birthday cake sounds wonderful! And the photos are glorious. Isn't it wonderful to be DONE with winter! :-)

  4. Gorgeous picture of the lake! We have mountains around our lake too and there's not much prettier than a crystal clear lake with mountains soaring in the surround. Enjoy your day!

  5. Beautiful lake photos! I'm with you on the bookshelves and file cabinets. This online list probably just started out as the opinion of the writer who wrote if they really know! LOL!

  6. Thanks so much for your nice comment. That granddaughter definitely looks like our side of the family. :-) Anyway, for some reason, Blogger isn't forwarding comments to my email, which is why I'm responding here. Have a lovely evening!


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