Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Hello March

From our Hodgepodge Hostess: "Hello March! Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then leap back here tomorrow to share answers with the universe. See you there!"

1. February ended with an extra 24 hours in 2016. What did you do with your bonus day?

I went thrifting with Mr. Fixit.

2. What's something in your life that's grown by leaps and bounds in recent days, weeks, months, or years? I'm giving you lots of room to come up with an answer here, so no fair passing on this one.

Almost too much room! I could give the obvious answer, my children over the years, but that seems like cheating.

How about something that's shrunk instead? My book collection and the amount of stuff in the house.
Awhile back.

3. Do you read reviews about a film before deciding if you'll see it? Did you watchThe Oscars this year, and if so your thoughts on the program? How many of the Best Picture nominees had you seen prior to the broadcast? (Spotlight, The Martian, The Big Short, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room, and Brooklyn) If you watched The Oscars who gets your award for 'best dressed'?

I hardly ever get to new movies, so I don't pay much attention to the awards. The last really good one Mr. Fiixit and I watched was His Kind of Woman, a film noir from 1951 with Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, and Vincent Price. Raymond Burr and Jim Backus also show up. How can you lose? (The trailer makes it look like a steamy romance, but it's more action/adventure.)

 4. When did you last have overnight houseguests? Give us your top three tips on being a good houseguest.

Don't crack your best friend's bedroom window blind having a pillow fight. Because her mother will get mad and not let you have another sleepover for a long time.

 5. March 2nd is Peanut Butter Lover's Day. Will you be celebrating? If so, would you prefer a home made peanut butter cookie, a Reese's peanut butter cup, an old fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or shall I just hand you a jar and a tablespoon?

No celebration, my husband can't eat peanuts. Maybe I'll have a small quiet pb&j for lunch.

 6. Why is failure important? Or isn't it?

Being allowed the chance to risk and fail: yes, that's important. And if you never fail at anything, you might get a wrong impression of your own infallibility. But hopefully you will get smarter, more skillful, or just more aware of your own limitations as you go along, so you won't have as many disasters. Like my Evil Sewing Machine and me.

 7. Share with us one fun thing on your March calendar.

Lydia's school musical, starting tomorrow night. Gilbert and Sullivan, lots of parasols.

Linked from "And the Hodgpodge Goes To" at From This Side of the Pond.


Joyce said...

I've never seen that film, but I do like old movies so will have to look for it. Enjoy your day!

April said...

That movie is a new one to me, too. Whoops on the cracked blind...not good.

Mama Squirrel said...

April: I should have mentioned that was maybe forty years ago. They've probably gotten over it by now.

Denise said...

never heard of that movie.

Mama Squirrel said...

We saw it on one of the NetFlix old-movie channels, a few nights ago.

Cranberry Morning said...

Ah, Gilbert and Sullivan. What fun awaits! And I love those old B&W movies. They're so much fun!