Wednesday Hodgepodge

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's'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. 

I think I would have to pick Yolo.. I hate little words that are meant to just make us all lazier. Why not say.. You only live once. I swear.. fast text messages and such are making a mess out of every language..

2.  When was the last time you rode a train?  Where did you go?

Wow.. Scott and I use to travel A LOT and we took trains all the time. The last time we were on Amtrack I think we were leaving from Columbia SC and heading to Daytona FL. I don't know how many of you have been on Amtrack but they are NEVER on time. But I do have a funny story for you. So Scott and I were working.. traveling.. and we got to the train station early. Well we had to wait and wait.. I mean it was close to 4 hours late. I was looking like shit at that point. I think I had been in the same make up for over 10 hours.. hair in a messy pony tale and I felt awful.. Right before the train pulled in.. a beautiful girl walked in.. she was totally put together.. and it made me feel even worse. Well husby and I had a sleeper car.. So the train came in.. and get all boarded. Scott and I got in our own little car.. and the next morning.. I was able to enjoy a short hot shower right in our own little car.. We had " butler " of sorts too who brought us fresh towels.. I got all cleaned up.. however.. putting eyeliner on in a moving train is not so easy.. I even got to blow dry my hair. So we head out to the diner cart and I have to pass by the beauty queen. OMG.. she was in coach all night.. and didn't get a hot shower..or bed.. and in that moment.. I felt sooooo good that I was cleaned up and looking great.. and saw she was just like the rest of us! It was funny how that worked out. Husby and I talked and talked about it over breakfast..and kept telling me.. you shouldn't compare yourself to anyone Kisha.. Your beautiful. I think your beautiful.. even when your a mess! 

3. Bagels-yay or nay?  Favorite 'flavor'?  Favorite topping?

Yea.. I like Bagels... but don't eat them often. If I do.. it would probably be a blueberry bagel with a little cream cheese. 

4.  'Tis the season of awards shows...if you could star in a movie already made which one would you choose?

I love time pieces.. and I love this Marie Antoinette movie. And I would love the chance to wear some of the costumes..

and carriages.. 

But thankfully the movie doesn't go as far as her getting her head cut off.. So yes!! This would have to be my choice! 

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 seperated 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 am a parent and that's a hard question. Personally I wouldn't mind it one bit. The idea of keeping my daughter focused on her grades more than boys sounds good to me. But I also think being around the opposite sex in school builds social skills that each child is going to need during their lives. I would think it would be ok until Middle School.. then maybe separate them while the hormones start raging!! 

6. What's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?

Again.. Scott and I traveled pretty much for the first 3 years of our relationship and stayed at many many hotels. Some were better than others but I room service would be my pick! I have had some really really beautiful breakfast meals right in my own room.. and I loved it. I also love leaving my clothes out and having them get laundered. 

7. Do you have a 'word' for 2013?  What's the story behind your choice?

I did put in another post that my 2013 word was - Change - because so many changes are coming up.. But I  think 


because I just want to move in so many ways. I want to actually move to Florida.. I want to move more outside. I want to be moved more by life. Move is my word. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I am running so behind on things. I really need to get back on a better schedule. I don't sleep like most people. It was close to 5am before I fell to sleep this morning.. then up at 730am to get Jackson to school.. then back home.. sometimes I go back to sleep and sometimes I don't. Today I fell back to sleep around 10am and didn't wake up until 120. So I have had over 5 hrs sleep..time to get - moving! - 

Happy Wednesday! 

K Jaggers
4 comments on "Wednesday Hodgepodge"
  1. That sounds like a stressful sleep schedule to me. I rarely have trouble falling asleep, but once I'm awake I'm awake. I am a fan of the afternoon nap : )

  2. I can totally relate to you and your sleep issues. Frustrating! I have problems too.
    Our family visited Florida last year. A beautiful state! Miami scared me tho. =)
    Have a nice night!

  3. I took Amtrak once and I said I'd never do it again, but that was because it was over 27 hours on there and we didn't have a sleeper car ;)

  4. My sleep tendencies can be a little nuts too. When I finished my degree I went to school full time and had three part time jobs so I could manage my class load and pay the bilks too! I earned self hypnosis to get me in a deep sleep quicker. It still helps usually.

    I loved your train story! And your husband is right, you'll always be beautiful to him! (But my husband tells me that too and sometimes I struggle with believing!)


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