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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Adventures in Blogging: Hodgepodge Wednesday Vol. 91

We have been hard at work in the basement, so there has not been much cooking, sewing, or creating of any kind going on. Hopefully soon, but for now here is a little

1. Americans will celebrate Labor Day this coming weekend. Do you know what we're actually celebrating? (without consulting your friends Google or wikipedia, ahem) What's a project you're currently 'laboring' over?

Since I work for a company who employs union truck drivers, I do know that Labor Day is a day of rest to celebrate the labor force and their contributions to the American economic system.
If you are new to The Adventures of D and V, you may not have heard of our Operation: Finish Basement project. There is a tab at the top of the page with links to all the progress posts. I have a post ready to go for tomorrow, but here is a sneak peak at what we are working on...

(Yep, that's the floor of our basement. The NEW floor level (2 feet deeper than the old floor level)
2. Labor Day also signals the unofficial end of summer for most of us...what summer food will you miss the most? If you're in the southern hemisphere feel free to substitute winter for summer.
All the fresh fruits and veggies from the farmer's market - specifically watermelon.

3. A well known proverb states, 'It's easier to seek forgiveness than ask permission.' Your thoughts?
While I agree that often this is true, I personally prefer to ask for permission first. Mostly because I feel so guilty if I am doing something that I know I will have to ask forgiveness for that is wouldn't be worth it!

4. Food critic, film critic, book critic, art critic....which hat would you most like to wear?Food critic! I love tasting new things and experimenting in the kitchen. Our favorite show is Master Chef - and I would love to get to try the food they make! I don't know much about art (besides what I personally do and don't like!), I am not a fan of artsy movies and usually have not seen a single film that gets nominated for the Best Film of the Year at the Oscars! I much prefer a good action or romantic comedy. 

5. When you were a kid, who (besides your parents) was your favorite adult?
Gosh, I don't know if I could pick just one...My grandparents and aunts and uncles were all very involved with my life when I was a kid, so I would have to say them! Or maybe one of my swimming coaches, or school teachers.

6. The astronaut, Neil Armstrong, passed away last week. He was regarded as a hero by many generations of people all around the world. Do we still have modern day heroes? What makes someone a hero?
I think we do still have heros. Since the Olympics just ended there are lots of sports heros like Gabby Douglas and Michael Phelps. I don't think it is the same as when Neil Armstrong became a hero. The media today hounds 'famous' people and makes every detail of their life public knowledge. Heros are more of a here today, gone tomorrow thing now. Take Lance Armstrong for example. For so many years he was a hero to people all across the world. And now...well, not so much. I would define a hero as someone who can be looked up to because of their positive contributions to the community. 

7. I never get tired of __________________.
waking up next to my wonderful hubby each and every morning!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Mark you calendar to stop back here on Friday - I have a very exciting new adventure to share with you, and hopefully include you in it as well! 


  1. Awww! Love your answer to #7 - so very cute :) I'm sure he would have a similar answer if he was askd this question.

  2. I agree - your answer to #7 is perfect! And oh yes - Master Chef! (I was actually watching last night's episode while I was writing my Hodgepodge!) Seriously - I don't know if I could make ONE souffle' without a recipe to guide me, much less 3 different ones! So awesome... :-)

  3. We finished our basement in our house in Maryland. I remember feeling like the guy who did the majority of the work was more or less living with us : ) It was worth it in the end!

  4. I, too, love your answer to #7.

    You've dropped the floor of your basement by 2 feet? Wow, that is SOME project that you're undergoing! I assume you're doing that so you can finish your basement? We talk about finishing ours (thankfully our basement "ceiling" is high enough and the plumbing is already roughed in so that it wouldn't be too difficult a task), but we've spent enough $ in redoing the upstairs so I think we'll pass. At least for now. ;-)

  5. YUP having hubby home all the time now is just so wonderful! We are best friends and so happy. I see so many people who retire and then divorce beacuse they no longer have anything in common. So sad....

  6. I'm "laboring" over refinishing our deck, and making it way harder than it needs to be! I know I'm sanding more than I need to. Even if I were sanding by hand though, and not using a super powerful orbital sander on loan from my dad (which I am), I know it would still be way less of a project then the basement floor dropping that you guys are doing!!

  7. Very exciting about your basement! That takes so much work. I must say that I'm very impressed. I watch all those shows on HGTV and PBS, but this is way out of my league!

  8. Love your answer to #7 ... sweet! :)

    You're so right - today's media - messes up the idea of heroes... but kinda gives light to new heroes... like those things caught on youtube where people are willing to save someone out of the blue

  9. WOW! added two feet of depth to the basement floor. That was a big project just by itself.

    Enjoyed your answers and I'll be back on Friday. Curiosity killed the cat. :o)

  10. I love Masterchef! :) And awwww to # 7 - so cute!

  11. Your answer to #7 is so sweet! I love Master Chef too, although I don't think I would like the time pressure ;)

  12. Very interesting about your Friday share!!! That looks like a huge project in your basement. I do agree that our Olympians are heroes in the fact that they hopefully inspire young people that goals can be achieved.

  13. I find it interesting how the media "creates" heroes, don't you? I think it's wonderful that people put a lot of time and effort into a certain sport (or say acting...and that craft), but to raise those people above's gotta be hard to keep living up to those standards when you're constantly in the spotlight. That's kind of why I think of heroes as ordinary people who might have one spectacular moment of unselfishness. Things to think on.