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 6, 2016

A Salute To The Red, White, and Hodge Podge

Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge! So glad you've joined the fun here today, and if you've answered this week's questions add your link at the end of Joyce's post. Be sure to leave a comment for the blogger linking before you because that's what good neighbors do. Here we go-

1.  How did you welcome the month of July, and tell us one fun thing you did to celebrate the 4th. (or the weekend for any non-USA residents playing along today)
How did I welcome July? We had a bbq at Marcie's house on Sunday and ate hamburgers and hotdogs poolside at Beth's on Monday.  Lots of fun....lots of love. One fun thing we did to celebrate the 4th? Visited with good friends over good food.
2. Right now...what's your favorite red thing? white thing? blue thing?
My favorite red thing is watermelon...oh yeah and strawberries. White thing? The fluffy clouds of the summer.  I love to lay in the grass and look at them.  Lately....I have been wishing they were gray and  heavy with rain.   Blue thing? The Water of Lake was gorgeous.
3. Wave the white flag, raise a red flag, fly your freak flag...which 'flag' have you flown most recently? Explain.  Wave the white flag. Three car....too many miles....too much to see in 5 days....., combined to force my surrender to exhaustion.  
4. According to Cond Nast Traveler these are the seven best places to visit in July-
a boat safari in Botswanna's Okavango Delta, Riviera Maya Mexico (it's whale shark season and apparently you can swim with them), Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, Pamploma Spain, St. Petersburg Russia, the Fuji Rock Festival at Mount Naeba Japan, the Salzburg Festival in Salzburg Austria
If time and money weren't factors would you want to see any/all of these? Which would you most like to see and why?  Sure I'd like to see them. Why not? On someone else's dime?  I've been to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.  I have also done the Riviera Maya Mexico and it was gorgeous....I was not there in time to swim with the white sharks.....darn!  I will make sure I plan to not be there next time. Of the options listed I'm not too comfortable with the boat safari in the Botswanna Delta. I was not crazy about the safari boat ride at Disneyworld.

5. Grilled cheese, pimento cheese, or mac and cheese...your favorite from the cheesy treats listed? 
Pimento cheese please. I like to make my own, but  I also love Debo's and Beth's versions. Mrs. Betty Jean's mac and cheese is a close contender.   Yummm.

6.  What makes you sweat?  You mean besides this incredible heat and humidity we have been experiencing in the South? Anything that is daring, dangerous, or frightening make me sweat.

7. Your favorite movie with a 'patriotic' theme of some sort? I have agree with Joyce on this one and say Apollo 13. Maybe not what you typically think of as patriotic, but I love that film and when I watch it I feel pride in my country. The whole nation held it's collective breath in the summer of 1970 and the bravery, ingenuity, and adventurous spirit of those involved in getting that spacecraft home feels patriotic to me. I also love Green Beret with John Wayne, We Were Soldiers, Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor, and Black Hawk Down,  are some others I really love. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.  Have any of you ever been to Jungle Jim's in Ohio????  It is like....hum....The Farmer's Market, World Market, Fresh Foods, Whole Foods, and an International Bazaar on steroids.  AMAZING!


1 comment:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like some good times and good food with your friends. I haven't tried pimento cheese, guess I should. I like your list of movies, all excellent ones. Never been to Jungle Jim's but it sounds awesome.....