Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summertime & the Hodge Podge is easy

Summer should be easy right?  Lots of relaxing and fun?  Hodge Podge has that :)  I find it relaxing that I don't have to come up with what to blog about on Wednesdays and I always have fun with the comments here and reading other people's blogs as well.     After reading my answers head over to Joyce's blog where it all started at  From This Side of the Pond
{I actually posted another post today (shock and awe I know) but it has a very funny video clip so check that out also}

1. Summer officially rolls in with the Hodgepodge, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere anyway. What song says summer 2012 to you?

I don't know that there is a song that says summer 2012 to me but, whenever I hear the Beach Boys, particularly the song Kokomo I think of summer.

2. What is the quintessential summer food?

Watermelon which sounds delicious so I think a trip to the store is in order today.

3. I've spent a lot of time traipsing up and down the NJ turnpike in recent weeks. Did you know the rest stops on the turnpike are named after people who lived or worked in NJ? Clara BartonWalt WhitmanJames Fenimore CooperMolly PitcherJoyce KilmerThomas Edison, and Grover Cleveland just to name a few. Of those I listed who would you most like to have known and why?

I think they all would be very interesting but I think I would pick Clara Barton because the work she did was amazing.  I think it would be interesting to pick her brain and see what she had to say about all that she did.

4. At what age did you move out of your parent's house and what prompted the move?

I moved out when I was 18 to go to college.  
5. What's more satisfying to you-saving time or saving money?

Well I love to save money so I have more to spend on other things so probably that but I am not great at either.
6. Name something you think brings out the good in people.

I think someone in need brings out the good in people.  When we know of someone or a group that needs help I think we all try to do a little better and help.  
7. This last question comes to you courtesy of Kathy at Reflections...are you taking a vacation or staycation this summer? If so where are will you go? If a staycation is on the calendar have you made any special plans to fill the time?

Well I did get to take a vacation by myself back to the States to see my family.  My husband has a work trip to the States & he will take some time to go see his side of the family.  Also I am sure we will travel around here on some short day trips but we are saving for a big trip next year.  We have planned to go to Germany in the fall and hope to go to Ireland and Spain next year.

8. Insert your own random thought here:

Well I have decided to start a new blog.  Because the two that I rarely post on aren't   Actually it is because being overseas there are a few family members who just want to see what we are up to & see pics of the kids and that is it.  They don't necessarily care about all my ramblings that I do otherwise :)  But I love the Hodge Podge and blogging so I decided I should separate them.  I have zero ideas for a blog name though so I am up for suggestions.  My husband suggested:
"Krista's Crazy Koolaide - Drink It"  It is a contender because 1) it is all I have so far & 2) I find it weird and funny which I like.  So, got any ideas?


  1. Love the Beach Boys in summer, and Kokomo is one of my favorites.
    Have fun on your travels, you lucky girl!
    Neat name for a blog. I'm not good at coming up with that sort of thing.

  2. Hey, I did Kokomo too! Too fun! And wow, your travels sound amazing! Blog names are so tricky... good luck finding one that speaks to you!

  3. Good luck with your new blog. I can't keep up with the one I have : ) You are the third person whose blog I've read today who has a trip planned to Germany! I love Germany and now feel like I need a trip!

    1. Joyce I don't keep up with either of the two I currently have so why I am adding a third I have NO idea :)

  4. I love the Beach Boys...anything they sing! Have fun with the blog and I like the name!

  5. That blog name is funny... I ponder & think too hard on stuff like that.

  6. Which country do you live in? I came here through your comment on my blog and I love meeting other bloggers who do not live in the US.
    Seems like most of my readers are from there, but I think people who have lived somewhere else "get" each other better.
    Love that name your hubby came up with. Funny!

  7. Oh my word, but you will be one traveling lady, won't you?! How fortunate to live on the other side of the world where travel is a little easier!

  8. The new blog name is really funny! Naming blogs is so hard, I went through about 10 different names before I settled on the exciting "Deb's Everyday", you should have heard the losers :)

  9. Love your husbands suggestion for your new blog name!

  10. There are some perks being stationed in Europe. Glad that you'll be able to take advantage. Sounds great!

  11. That sounds like a good summer song to me!
    I actually like the name your husband came up with.
    I don't know why but your comment at my blog went into spam mail today. I have to figure this one out.

  12. Love the new blog name ... somehow it fits in with the whole family circus thing too!! :) I couldn't come up with anything offhand either.

    Oh, Germany, Ireland, Spain in your future!!!!! I miss the military sometimes ............ a lot of times!

  13. Watermelon is one of my favorite summer foods, too. But, when Joyce asked that question ice cream was the first thing that popped in my mind. I just LOVE ice cream and summers are the best time to eat it, in my opinion. But...I won't turn it down anytime of the year. =D

    I like the funny name for your new blog, too. I wish I could think of something clever like that. I mean, look at mine...Cathy Kennedy's Blog. That's not very original. And, to think I use to poke fun at my DH's uncle every time he would name his dogs, Brownie or Spot. At least his unoriginal pet names are funny whereas my blog name...well, it's not so funny.

    Thanks for visiting my humble little spot in cyberspace!

  14. Nothing says summer like the Beach Boys...we think alike! I like the name for your new blog. I can hardly manage my one blog...three would put me over the edge :)

  15. Germany? Spain? Ireland? *sigh* I should've been European! We went to London in Oct. and I'm going to Germany next summer...I have the travel bug!!!


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