Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Hodge Podge Vol 85

Welcome to the weekly Wednesday Hodgepodge...answer the questions on your own blog then add your link to the bottom of Joyce's post if you want to play along. The more the merrier!

1. The summer Olympics begin next week and London is playing host. If you had the chance to go in person what (non-Olympic) London site would you most like to visit?  After I go through the Hard Rock Vault.  I too will be over by Covent Garden and browsing through all the lovely shops there.  The British accent is delightful and I will be eating scones and drinking tea and wishing you all could be there with me.
2. What is something in your life right now that feels like an Olympic event?  Getting my mom 's house cleared out and getting it sold.  The amount of stuff in it is staggering.  If they had an Olympic event for would the Hoarder climb.  It would be similar to scaling Mt. Everest.  Sigh!  (BTW to escape high taxes Joyce retire to Alabama....we pay little to nothing....and then don't understand why we don't have money.)
3. What's your favorite supper to prepare and serve when it's too hot to cook?
I agree with Joyce.  Chicken salad would have to be my answer as well.  I especially like to do this if we have leftover grilled chicken.  I love to make it and hollow out a good home grown tomatoe and stuff it with the salad.  Yummo.     My chicken salad has pineapple tidbits, pecans, green grapes sliced in half, chopped eggs, chopped celery, and enough mayo to hold it all together.  I make this during the school year and take it to my lunch bunch.  It is great served on crackers.

4. July 18th is National Get Out of the Doghouse Day...when was the last time you were 'in the doghouse?  I don't know when I have been there.   Frank styas in the doghouse....but it is his man cave and he is out there scrolling something to sell or give away.  We don't get in trouble with each other much.

5. What television commercial do you find particularly irritating or inappropriate? You may not answer with 'all of them'. I know some of you were thinking about it.   I don't care for the viagra and feminine products commercials and I agree with Joyce about the Vlasic pickle at the funeral one too.  I am not a huge commercial fan.
6. Share one interesting piece of news from the year you were born.  The words "under God" are added to the United States Pledge of Allegiance

7. What's the best part of your average day?  My best part is early morning.  I do my blogging, do my bible study, and just enjoy the quiet of the morning before all the hectic stuff begins.
8. Insert your own random thought here.  I have been watching the cost of gas for the last several years and remembered gas wars that used to occur during my early driving days.  I remember when gas was 50 cents a gallon and my dad thought that was highway robbery.  So here is the lowdown of prices for 1954....the year I was born.  Do you know what yours is?
Cost of Living 1954
How Much things cost in 1954
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 0.32%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 1.9%
Average Cost of new house $10.250.00   (This is what my parents paid for our home in Florida)
Cost of a gallon of Gas 22 cents
Average Cost of a new car $1,700.00 (That is not even a good down payment today)  You can get a Kia for 17,000.00 today - stripped model.
Average Monthly Rent $85.00 (When I was first born we lived in a basement apartment and our rent was 50.00.  We had a great landlady named Ethel Morton.)
Movie Ticket 70 cents
Life Magazine 20 cents
The Dow Jones recovers back to pre Wall Street Crash highs of 381.17 
Have a wonderful Wednesday.  Frank and I are heading to Nashville for a few days.  It is a last minute get away before school starts back and we are going to see my cousin Melissa and her sweet husband Clay.  We have not been up in a while so I am really looking forward to it.


1 comment:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love that fact about the year you were born!!! Yes those commercials really bother me, that's why I tape all my shows so I can FF through all of them.