Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What is one piece of advice you would give a 'just turning' 21- year old adult?

I'm assuming you mean advice because they are of legal drinking advice would be DON'T Drink and Drive. Stick to a two drink minimum, you'll thank me in the morning. A greasy hamburger helps with a hangover or Aspirin and lots of water before bed. 

2. Besides cooler weather (or warmer weather, depending on your hemisphere) what is one thing you are looking forward to this fall?

Crisp air, wearing sweaters and jeans, no or little humidity, not having frizzy hair, windows open, candy corn, my birthday, making soups....I could go on and's my favorite time of year!

3. What sound lulls you to sleep?

Fans or the air conditioning, I have such a hard time come winter time not having that sound. 

4. September is National Preparedness Month...does your family have an emergency 'kit' and/or disaster plan in place?

We are prepared with flashlights,extra batteries, water and canned food, propane etc.. I prepared a winter kit for my car. After being in NJ during hurricane Irene and I learned there is more we need like a generator for our sump dump and baked cookies and wine are essential! 

5. How has your blog changed since you started blogging? Or has it?

I started my blog almost three years ago while living aboard in Germany, my pictures were far more exciting living and traveling in Europe and probably my stories too! Now I think I'm participate in more meme like this and in turn discover new blogs I love and enjoy. 

6. What's something you've recently learned to do on the computer?

I have had my MAC for almost a year and I'm starting to learn Pages and Numbers but I really miss Excel and teenage daughter says it's the same and so easy (insert eye roll) but I get frustrated and delete. 

7. Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.

I think so...I love pictures, the story it tells or how you interrupt it, conversation starters most simply leave you with a smile.

I have posted this picture many times, I took this while visiting Rome. It's the Holy Stairs , to me I can talk about this picture over and over again, it really speaks to me.

8. Insert your own random here.
Through blogging you virally meet a lot of people and in turn hear of many causes and event etc.. 
Along the lines of a picture is worth a thousand words reminds me a blogger that introduced me to Help Portrait, it is a global movement of Photographers using their time, gear and expertise to give back to those in need. Now I'm no professional photographer but knew I wanted to volunteer and be apart of this. For some people in many urban areas and possibly rural have never had their picture professionally taken, it's expensive. Help Portrait is always in December in  cities globally, if not by you, you could start your own. 

Unfortunately the one in my city wasn't taking new volunteers but I joined the Help Portrait community in support of their cause. I purchased a t-shirt and wear it a lot it's a conversion starter and in turn spreads the word.

The message on the tee
Hopefully one day I can help with this project, even if it's just getting coffee for the Photographers! 


Joyce said...

I love the photograph. Fall is my favorite time of year too. It was so cool and rainy here yesterday that I made a big pot of soup and put on jeans.

Anonymous said...

I'm hopping by from the Hodgepodge. You have me really longing for fall now, with talk of crisp air and candy corn! Have a great day!

the gardener's cottage said...

i so love fall for all the reasons you stated. and that photograph of the stairs is just stunning.


lisaroyhandbags said...

Great photo! I think your blog is lovely and has evolved with just as much exciting material as when you were in Germany - that's why I keep popping in! Happy Wednesday! :)

Expats Again said...

"No frizzies" LOVE it. Cooler temperatures after this summer are very much welcome!

SamiJoe said...

Love the hodge podge-- FAll is one of my favourite times of the year too-- except the candy corn. ;)

CM said...

I followed you back when you were in Germany and I think your posts are just as great today! :-)

I have a Mac, but I still have Word and Excell. They make it for Mac and it converts so you can share files with PC users. I upload documents at work on my PC, then bring it home and work on it at home on my Mac. Just a suggestion.

The Help Portrait...I had never heard of this, what a good cause!

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

Oh, love it all, and now need to read back and follow your journey over the last few years - it sounds as tho it is filled with more gorgeous photo's ;)

Joyce said...

I LOVE the t-shirt!! I need to get one. Another great post. Would it count if you get me coffee? :)

Yvonne said...

Enjoyed this post. Got to know you a bit better! Internet-ly.
Thx by the way, for including me in your award. Haven't had a chance to read it while not tired. Haven't been home for days. Plan on re-reading as I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to blog it also!

forever folding laundry said...

I like your hodgepodge.
And I am ready for fall, too.
Even though we didn't have
the horrible heat here,
I'm ready for sweaters!
And apple pie.


blueviolet said...

I have to have complete silence to sleep!

I'm kinda impressed that you have a preparedness kit!

Amiee said...

I love wearing sweaters and jeans :) Jeans are much more forgiving than shorts. Ha!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot about the disappearance of humidity during the fall! I have naturally curly hair, so this should have been a no-brainer for me!

May said...

i too think about the same thing as to what will I blog about once I go back to India. Then considering the fact that I am going to a completely new place in my home country, it will be adventurous too and India is otherwise also exciting....:D So hopefully, I will not run out of posts to write!!
Your blog was one of the first few which helped me as an expat and living a life in Germany. Thank you Frau.