A Bit of 2013 Hodgepodge

The folks at This Side of the Pond have a meme called Wednesday Hodgepodge. Here is my entry for today ...

1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English...here's the list for 2013:
fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, yolo (an acronym for you only live once), spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings, and guru.
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why.
Bucket List mainly because I have given up on mine.
2. When was the last time you rode a train? Where did you go?
If you don't count subways, in 1968 when I took a three day train ride from El Paso to New York. In the nineties I road one from the Jersey Shore into Manhattan and back.
3. Bagels-yay or nay? Favorite 'flavor'? Favorite topping?
This New Yorker absolutely loves poppy seed bagels with strawberry cream cheese. 
4. 'Tis the season of awards shows...
       if you could star in a movie already made which one would you choose?
Chariots of Fire comes to mind. I'd love be Eric Liddell for a few weeks.
5. The move towards single gender classrooms has been making the news in recent months....what say you? Do you think kids perform better if separated by gender and are taught differently or is that discrimination? If you're a parent, is this something you'd support in regard to your own children?
I do think that boys learn differently than girls but I am not sure that separating them is the answer. Perhaps a middle ground approach could be used where some classes are coed and some are not?
6. What's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?
When I traveled on business a lot I loved the tranquility of room service.
7. Do you have a 'word' for 2013? What's the story behind your choice?
Just today thought of 'opportunity'. Wonder which ones might come my way this year.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
My friend and pastor Scott wrote this today: "History is on the side of the rule breakers when it comes to a life of faith." I like that!
Let me know if you play along or how you might answer any of these.


  1. I loved the movie Chariots of Fire, but I could never star in that one. I'd have to run, right? : ) I enjoy your Twitter devotionals!

  2. Glad you joined in today! My husbands favorite is poppy seed bagels.

  3. I like your answer on the gender-separated schools. I don't like the idea, but your thought would be a decent compromise if it's pushed. I said bucket list too, but mine was a bit f a mini-rant. I hate that phrase with a passion.


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