Wednesday Hodgepodge…February 23

I’m joining one of my favorite blog friends, Joyce, for one of my favorite things–Wednesday Hodgepodge! Wanna’ play along? Just click on Joyce’s button at the top of this post!  In the words of an old commercial…”Try it, you’ll like it!”

1. Did you know there is a National Day of pretty much everything in the universe? February 23 happens to be National Inconvenience Yourself Day…when was the last time you were inconvenienced?   I think the last time was about two weeks ago, when my husband and I got stuck in the 5 o’clock traffic of Savannah, GA.  It took us an extra 45 minutes to get home!  I do not miss being in the city!!!   

2. When a room in your house needs painting who does the job?  That would be me, most of the time!  My husband is by far the best painter, but there’s the little issue of him having time to do it!  I stained and varnished nearly every room in our house–by myself– when we built it.  I chose to stain and polyurethane our beadboard walls because I don’t intend to ever paint them again!

3. Are you friends with your cousins?  Yes, some of them. ( Hi, Sharon, if you happen to be reading this.)  I only had about five girl cousins who were close in age to me–two on my mom’s side, and 3 on my dad’s side.  I spent more time with my cousin, Sharon, than of any of my other cousins.  Another cousin, Susan, introduced me to my husband-to-be, back when we were all teenagers.  Susan was also my hubby-to-be’s cousin.  My daddy’s brother was married to my hubby’s mama’s sister…Are you confused yet?

4. Do you use an alarm clock? If yes-is it an actual alarm, music, or something else?  I rarely use an alarm clock these days–only if I have an early appointment!  If I use the alarm, I have it turned to music.  I hate the sound of a buzzer early in the morning!

5. What do you put ketchup on?  I put ketchup on french fries, fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, and roast beef.  I prefer to eat Heinz 57 sauce on pork!  In case you haven’t figured this out–I have to eat some kind of sauce on meat, except for baked chicken.

6. What smells make you nostalgic?  The one smell that jumped to the forefront of my mind is the men’s cologne “British Sterling”!  I used to love that smell —I still do, but I don’t know if they make it anymore!  It was very popular with the guys back when I was a teenager.  Does anyone remember the commercial?  It said “All my men wear British Sterling…or they wear nothing at all!”  🙂  Well,  my man wears nothing at all!  He doesn’t like to wear cologne.  Note:  I used to keep a tiny bottle of it in the bathroom, just so I could smell it now and then 🙂

7. Have you heard about the high school English teacher recently suspended as a result of some things she wrote in her personal blog? You can read the story here but in a nutshell she vented a lot of frustration onto her blog. She didn’t mention individual students by name but she did make some harsh comments about kids in general and their parents.

What are your thoughts-If you’re a parent is your child’s teacher online and are you ‘friend’ or ‘follower’ there? If you’re a teacher are you on Facebook and do you accept or friend students on fb? How about their parents? If you’re a student are you friends with your current or former teachers online? Do any of them have blogs you read? If you’re a teacher or a parent do you ever use your blog as a place to vent your frustrations with our educational system? So much to discuss…

I hadn’t heard about this particular teacher.  However, I’ve followed a couple of teacher’s blogs in the past.  Of course, their blogs were anonymous, because if they weren’t, those teachers would be in BIG TROUBLE for some of the things they’ve posted about their bosses, co-workers, and their students!  I realize that frustrated educators may need to vent, but I wouldn’t do it on a blog–or on Facebook!  It’s very unprofessional. 

Speaking of Facebook…I became friends on FB with the pastor of our church of the past 25 years.  Within six months, I learned way more about the man than I ever wanted to know.  Others in the church are also friends with him, and either don’t follow closely, or don’t care.  As a result of some of those FB posts,  my husband and I no longer attend that church.  Sometimes, you just never know…

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  1. The story about your former pastor is so sad.

    My DH doesn’t wear any cologne either … I need to get a bottle of the scent I prefer (Drakkar Noir) just to catch a sniff or two every once in a while. ha!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  2. I think we are seeing trend here. Terry doesn’t wear cologne either. I buy it and it sits on his dresser. I am a cologne wearer so I don’t ubderstand that he isn’t. I remember Bristish Sterling. I did a post about all the perfumes and colognes from our youth.

    The teacher was basically complaining about her students driving her crazy. I’m sure they do. My sister is a H.S. teacher and Daughter # 2 is a H.S. teacher that will not teach. She had such a bad experience with student teaching, saying that the politics of it and the total disregard from the students drove her away. Unfortunately, if you post that on the web, it’s open season on the writer. My FB is as restricted as I can get it and I keep reminding my nieces to think first…so they “unfriended” me. Ok, I guess I know what they thought about that.

  3. #3, My Dad’s sister was married to my Maternal Grandmother’s brother. So when my parents married. My Mom’s Aunt became her sister-in-law.
    Oh and I’m back in Savannah in the morning and then again next Wednesday. We’re down from 6 doctors to only 2. woohoo!!!

  4. It’s so sad about your former preacher. I think most of us either don’t use an alarm or at least don’t need one because we are up and moving before the thing goes off. Great Answers.

  5. I agree with the others…very sad about what you learned about your former pastor. People can often be too open and honest on FB. Private things should be kept PRIVATE! Fun answers…enjoy your day!

  6. My hubs wears cologne and I like it : )

    That is sad to read about your former pastor. It’s a rocky road out there on the Internet!

  7. I don’t understand why people post the things they do on face book. I mean do they not realize who they’ve “friended” and who might take what the wrong way (or the right way) in some cases. Sometimes people just don’t think! I am not a facebook fan and I don’t think I could be because of how “real” people choose to be.

    And I hate ketchup 🙂 Just my random tidbit there!

  8. I used to love to smell English Leather – that’s what my daddy wore. And, as far as Heinz 57, I love it on just about everything. 🙂

  9. Sounds like you like ketchup! I always remember English Leather. Have a wonderful weekend.

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