3/16/2011

St. Patty's Hodgepodge

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1. What would you do if you found a pot of gold? Let's pretend this pot of gold is worth exactly $1500 (which would actually be more like a cup of gold at current values). Anyway, let's also pretend you have to spend it as opposed to making a donation someplace. Now tell me what you would do with that cup pot of gold?
Buy the flute I have my eye on.
2. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day in any way, shape, or form?
When the boys were little, I used to make their milk green.  Last year I made Slow Cooker Old World Corned Beef & Vegetables.  CH & I topped it off with a Nutty Irishman.  This year I'm making the Corned Beef again (it was really good) and am making some Frosted Irish Cream Brownies.  We like to do a lot of eating in the small town.
3. Have you been bitten by the Spring Cleaning bug? What spring cleaning job most needs doing at your house? What spring cleaning job are you most dreading?
Ha!  That is hilarious.  It's spring break and I have no thoughts of spring cleaning.  It'll be there tomorrow.
4. lime-shamrock-sage-forest...your favorite shade of green?
Sage.  To me it's very calming.

5. Thomas Jefferson once said, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." So...do you believe in luck or do you believe we make our own luck? 
I'm not so sure I believe in luck.  I think everything happens for a reason.

6. Monday (3/14) was Pi Day. Get it? Pi =3.14. Those math types are so clever aren't they? Since I'm not one of them tell me what's your favorite piE (the edible kind). 
I do love a good pecan pie.  There was a restaurant in the town in Ga. where we lived that made "Robert Redford Pie".  I don't remember what was in it, but it was TO.DIE.FOR.  They also had a good Praline Pie.  There was another place in town that had a really good Peanut Butter Pie.  I guess I don't really have a favorite.


7. That same date (3/14) happens to be the birthdate of the late physicist Albert Einstein. I bet he knew the value of Pi. So...what do you think is more important and or valuable in life... intelligence or common sense?
I've known people who are really intelligent that don't have a lot of common sense.  And, I know some people who have a lot of common sense who aren't that intelligent.  I'd say it's a draw.
8. Insert your own random thought here. 
 YS got back on Sunday from a weekend band trip to St. Louis.  They marched in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.    I asked YS if all the fundraising was worth it, and he said it would've been if they had had enough time to do a few more things.  The band director wants to start doing a big trip every other year, so the next trip will be YS' senior year (GULP!).  This year, most of the kids had most of their trip paid for through fundraising, which was an awesome thing!  YS already has over $300 credit for the big trip.
During the off years, the director wants to take just the seniors on a local weekend trip. I think that's an excellent idea as a send-off and thank you for their service and dedication to the band.  Band kids are the BEST!

32 comments:

  1. I'm a pie fan too...although I would love to have one of those brownies. Can you send one up to me please? :)

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  2. Ha-hubs has his eye on a trumpet : )

    I love the corned beef meal...I only make it once a year and its a treat!

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  3. I love this post! Love hearing more about you and your family! Happy St. Patty's Day my friend

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  4. I love this post! Love hearing more about you and your family! Happy St. Patty's Day my friend

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  5. I agree, band kids ARE the best!!

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  6. Had to look up and see what a robert redford pie is. It's what we also call chocolate delight it is awesome.
    http://nanathena.blogspot.com/2009/09/chocolate-delight.html
    Not sure what happened to the pic.

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  7. That nutty Irishman sounds really good--but then I love Irish cream.

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  8. What a fun and thought-provoking hodgepodge. I'm not Irish, not into the St. Paddy Day but enjoy the brouhaha around it. I think half of life is showing up; the other half is hard work. One never knows when which half will hit! Kina fun, actually.

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  9. Good answers! Don't think I'd be doing any cleaning on spring break either!

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  10. Love pie! I used to do a lot for St. Paddy's day but now that the lovelies have left the nest, not so much. Except that this year I will be tutoring at the elementary school so I will have to wear green---I don't want to get pinched! LOL

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  11. I share your sentiments about cleaning. It's always going to be there. Why get in such a tizzy about it come spring weather? :D

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  12. Those pies sound really good.
    I live in GA. Could you say which town? Which restaurant? Thanks

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  13. @Michelle: the restaurant was in Dalton, Ga, but I don't believe it's there anymore: The Spiced Apple. The Peanut Butter Pie was from Big John's, but I don't think that is there anymore, either. :(

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  14. Stan and I were just reading a couple of books on rainbows this morning. We talked about how much fun they would be to slide down on or to find a pot of gold at the bottom.

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  15. Ahhhh. Band trips. Competitions. I miss those days. Those pies sound scrumptious. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

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  16. Yum. All of the sweet things sound delish! I just found out that my blood sugar is a bit elevated and all I can think of right now is sugar! LOL Isn't it just par for the course?

    We went on trips to Canada back in high school with the Nuns as our chaperones. Somehow, we still managed to almost get kicked out of one of the hotels. ;~) But that was the 70's. Kids today aren't nearly as crazy as some of us were back then.

    I enjoyed learning more about you and yours!

    Blessings,
    ~Mrs B

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  17. You had me at peanut butter pie...yum. I agree that band (and choir) kids rule!!

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  18. I am with you on the cleaning. Nevr been bitten.

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  19. I do not make the corn beef meal. My mom made it EVERY SUNDAY for most of my life and told hubby when were engaged that I didn't like it and would never make it. We've been married for 38 years and I have kept that promise.

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  20. Our band does a big trip every 4 years, which is fine, but in my oldest 2's cases it was their freshman years, which really is not ideal.

    Enjoy your corned beef, we're having that too.

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  21. You play the flute?! Cool. My daughter played for about a year and a half and then didn't want to any more. Now she wishes she would have stuck with it and so do I. I love the flute.

    With a name light Robert Redford pie, it had to be good! ;)

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  22. I think I'm one of the few Hodgepodge folks that doesn't make Corned Beef. Hubby just does NOT like it, so I've never even given a thought to making it. :o)

    I love a flute!

    Blessings to you!

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  23. I think I need to take a trip to GA! All of those pies sound yummy!

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  24. Robert Redford pie. Sounds interesting.

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  25. I've never made corned beef ... although I ought to give it a try one of these days.

    I am with you ... whatever needs cleaning will be there tomorrow! ha!

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  26. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love band kids too - I wasn't one, but my sister was. :)

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  27. green milk, I am just not sure if I could drink it, LOL, but how cute!!

    how cool you play the flute! from what I hear it is a hard instrument to learn to play!

    betty

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  28. I would like to try all three of your favorite pies please!!

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  29. I want pie too. Not too keen on the green milk thing....not a green person. Happy St. Paddy's day. wish we were in Dublin...the parade starts at 11:00

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  30. Our oldest was a band kid. Such fun! The pies you mentioned sound delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Oh, and I added a link to the Sugar Cream Pie recipe. I think it's kind of an Indiana thing. And if you're a Vols fan, you know our Peyton!

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  31. A flute, is that for you? I do like most pies. My daughter has common sense but was never book smart. My son was book smart but never had common sense. You need a little of both. Enjoy your St.Patrick's Day meal.

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  32. Sure wishin' that spring cleanin' bug would come to my house! ;) Green milk? You're such a fun mom!

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