Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Let's not Desert the Hodgepodge!

Hello friends! It has been a bit since I have joined with Joyce, From This Side of the Pond, for a Wednesday Hodgepodge. Today seems like a good one. If you want to answer the questions she poses just pay her a visit.




Wednesday Hodgepodge



1. Have you ever been to and/or lived near the desert? What did you think? Travel and Leisure lists the 'coolest' American desert towns as-

Palm Springs CA, Virgina City NE, Bend OR, Winslow AZ, Marfa TX, Grand Junction CO, Silver City NM, Moab UT, Taos NM, Yakima WA, Borrego Springs CA, Terlingua TX, and St. George UT, and Tubac AZ

Have you been to any of these? Would you like to visit a desert town? Which on the list would you most like to see?

I have been to Grand Junction Colorado several times. I never much thought of it as a desert town. But I guess that it could be. I have been to Taos, New Mexico. We visited Taos in the summer. Was a beautiful spot that attracts a lot of the 'artsy types' and we loved strolling though the exhibits. We talked about returning in  the fall for the changing of the Aspens and the Balloon Festival in Albuquerque but sadly we never made it. If I chose to visit places on the list I would want to return to Arizona. I have a couple of really good blogging friends I would like to meet up with who live in Arizona.  

2. What's a plan or project you've deserted in the past year? 

I don't know about THIS year. But I started a project in Darian's bedroom before Richard died (two years ago). The wallpaper has been removed and the spackling is completed. I sure need to bust out the paint and get that room finished. Geez, I am such a procrastinator. If there is anyone out there who likes to paint, give me a holler!!

3. Desert-dessert? Share two or three words you find yourself having to think twice about when it comes to spelling.

I don't have a problem with either desert or dessert. However, I always misspell temperature and zucchini. Good thing for spell check. You would think I would learn to spell them.   

4. High and dry, like watching paint dry, dry run, dry as dust, not a dry eye in the house...which phrase can you relate to currently? Explain. 

I can always relate to 'not a dry eye in the house.' Seems like I cry a lot anymore. Just a fact of life. I think it has something to do with the grieving process. (See me shrugging my shoulders here?)

5. How often do you frequent the dry cleaners? Starch or no starch? 

I haven't taken anything to the dry cleaners in years. I used to regularly take clothes there. Then Richard stopped wearing suits to work. And I stopped needing coats, dresses, and etc. cleaned. If it can't be washed in the machine then I don't buy it! As for starch, I always starched my nursing uniforms when I wore "all white". Once I made the switch to scrubs I quit. I still ironed my scrubs, however. 

6. What's a food or beverage you enjoy that's named for a place? 


Blue Hawaiian

Denver omelet

Brussels sprouts
When Richard and I first started dating we would go to a little club called The Islander Club. They served the best Blue Hawaiians. They weren't as blue as the ones in the picture through. Ah the memories of that little club. Both Richard and I would order a Denver omelet whenever we would eat out!! And our entire family loves Brussels sprouts. The only one of those places I have visited is Denver!!






7. Do you need solitude? 

Yes!!! I like to be around people. And I love my family. But I value my alone time the most!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

OMG, what are we going to do America?? I watched the Presidential Debates and I haven't yet found a good candidate for our Presidency!! We are in trouble. 

24 comments:

  1. Long ago I worked in a bar that served the best blue hawaiian cocktails, the bar was in the Polynesian Hotel at Disney World. It was a fun job, but I could not support myself on the tips. I would love to go back as a guest at the hotel and enjoy a frosty cold Blue Hawaiian!
    Cheers!
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

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    1. I wished I had known that when we were in Disney World in 2011.

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  2. Yes, the debate was exhausting and neither candidate is ideal by a long shot. However, when I considered all that is at stake for the future of our country and primarily the Supreme Court, I had no trouble eliminating one of them.

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    1. I cannot even begin to care who they would chose for the supreme court. At this point I am just worried about if our country will last long enough for them to get to chose. Right now I am leaning much more favorably towards Hilary!

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  3. Interesting food choices. I haven't been to any of those places although I have been to Belgium.

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  4. I've been to Palm Springs. And driven through the Mojave on the way to Las Vegas. It's so barren out there, yet people make homes. Interesting.

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    1. Ah Palm Springs. I would love to visit!

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  5. Like watching paint dry = like waiting for a house sale to close.

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  6. Awww. :) I'll make you a deal, Paula. Come visit Arizona and I'll buy all the Blue Hawaii's we can consume.

    I used to love wearing starched clothes ... even my blue jeans. (And yes, I had a charge account at the dry cleaners.) Phoenix is far more casual than Texas.

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    1. I'll take you up on that deal one day Myra!! I used to iron my blue jeans. But, anymore, I don't even wear blue jeans!!

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  7. I watched the debate and didn't change my mind...not much for a choice this year but I think one can make a change that we might be needing. Are you watching Survivor?? Those young kids are something else:)

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    1. Yes, I am watching Survivor. I am raising a couple of millennials so I see where these kids are coming from. Scary!!

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  8. That would be fun if you ever make it to Arizona :) At the end of the day with the election, it is scary to think the next president will have the ability to potentially nominate 4 Supreme Court judges that could serve 30 plus years and make lots of policies and interpret law liberally. I won't be around in 30 years, more than likely, but it is sobering to think children and grandchild(ren) will be. That is something to strongly take into consideraiton.

    I like Taos. We visited there a couple times when we lived in Santa Fe. So very pretty.

    I cannot spell territory or veterinarian without spell check :)

    betty

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    1. I guess I have just not been thinking about the supreme court judges who will be nominated. I am not a true Democrat but I just can't find myself trusting the Republican. He is so scary!
      Both of those words are hard ones for me too!!!

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  9. Hi Paula - I love Brussels Sprouts too ... can I spell that?! Ok had to check! I too love my peace and quiet ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Every time I spell Brussels Sprouts my spell checker changes it! LOL

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  10. Oh my gosh....more unbelievable to me than the debate itself is how the media then tries to skew what we have seen with our own eyes and heard with our own ears.

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  11. I have been left high and dry a few times. And can relate very well to no a dry eye in the place. And I'd take a dessert rather than a desert . I've an apple pie on the table and just may have a piece for breakfast today.

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    1. YUM! Wish I could join you for that Apple Pie!!

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  12. I enjoy both Denver omelets and Brussels sprouts but my favorite misnamed drink would be the Moscow Mule, so gingery and refreshing.

    I have spent time in Borrego Springs, CA. We stayed in an old motel whose walls were covered in bougainvillea (ha, I actually spelled that right) There was an outdoor hot tub where we looked up and saw zillions of stars. It was late fall so it wasn't very hot but I took my husband there in the heat of summer. It would be very hard for me to live in a desert though they are beautiful.

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    1. I just heard of Moscow Mule this week on The Chew. It sounds quite tasty!

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