23 March, 2011

If it's Wednesday it must be Hodgepodge

1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem.
What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?

Picnics. I have not been on a real one in ages, but I love picnics on grassy fields with spring flowers all around.

2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?

No one. I love to cook and my kitchen is not something I like to share.

3. When did you last fly a kite?

When my kids were little. I love to go to the kite flying day down at the beach though, should check the dates as it is coming up soon.

4. What topic puts you to sleep faster than anything?

Hard question. I love to learn new things, so I am most attentive when it comes to having discussions. That being said, entertainment news bores me. I could care less about who is dating whom and who is doing interviews with whom. They are people doing a job, no better than you or I, just getting paid more...Yawn!

5. Which flowers do you associate with specific people, places, or events?

Yellow roses make me think of my mother. White flowers are all about me. Purple little flowers are what my daughter was named after

6. What significant historical events took place during your elementary school days?

Oh man. I was born in 1969. During my elementary years many things took place. I guess the main thing that sticks out for me was the release of the hostages when Reagan took office.

7. Do you swear? Do you pseudo-swear? (You know crap, shoot, friggin'?)

Do I swear (LOL, hee hee , HA!) Ummmm yes! Mom always said that if she taught us kids one thing, it was how to swear and when to use it and when not to. I can cuss someone out without ever using a swear word if I need to as well. It depends on who I am around and what is going on at that point in time. Pseudo-swear..bah, if it needs to be said, say it correctly.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

My random thought for this week is coffee. I know when it comes to me this is not all that random, however I have a new toy.
A coffee grinder

Coffee Grinder

I used it for the first time this morning and ground up Michigan Cherry Coffee beans.

Amazing cuppa!!

Coffee. yum!

And, as I skipped the random question last week, here is my second one.

I held a wine tasting party a couple of weeks ago. It is like a Tupperware Party, but where you get to try wine and then make purchases.
For hosting I was able to purchase a wine basket 1/2 price.

Wine basket

It came with:

Wine Basket

Sommersville Cellars: Meritage Red Wine
Beth's: Chocolate chip cookies
Mille Lacs M.P. Company: Havarti with Pesto Cheese
Napa Valley Mustard Co.: Hot Sweet Mustard
Vineyard Collection: Focaccia Crisps
California Crispies: Herb almonds
and a lovely basket

Add a little meat, two glasses, and a cork screw... it will make a perfect picnic when the weather gets warmer.


Expats Again said...

Yay for picnics! I nearly forgot about them since winter here in Munich was so long!

Joyce said...

Fun basket! Reading some of the answers to #6 today is making me feel just a teensy bit old : )

Capri K said...

Hello fellow Michigander!

I am feeling old too, I think I voted in that election!

wooliegirl said...

I have that same grinder and love it!!! Sometimes I will grind beans just to wake my husband up with the noise :)
Now, I need to check out a wine tasting party...wonder if they have those down here.

Michelle said...

I just started to read your blog Coggie & I love your spin on things. This one got me to thinking.....Question 2. My brother. We are twins but he is the better of us when it comes to cooking things up. I love my kitchen & now I have a big enough one where we can both be in it at the same time but he is still the better cook. Question 6. When President Johnson died. My mother looked so shocked when it came over the tv I got a little scared. Question 7. I pseudo-swear. I didn't before I had children. Now I make up words to get my point across. I'm sure I've dated myself here but as my husband says, "It is what it is."

Taleah said...

That wine basket is SO cute! :) I'm still debating on hosting a party myself, but having a hard time convincing the hubby that the cost is worth it. Silly man.