26 Jan 2022


1. January 25th is National Opposites Day. 'They' say opposites attract...do you agree, and if so is that a good thing? Or do you subscribe more to a 'birds of a feather' philosophy? 

I never heard of an opposite Day and had to google ! What I learned is perfect for me because very often I do the opposite of what I should normally do, by saying something and then doing the opposite of that, or by doing nothing… or doing everything! Yes, that  suits me !

The birds of a feather means of the same kind or nature : very much alike —usually used in the phrase birds of a feather Those two guys are birds of a feather. Note: The expression birds of a feather flock together means that people who are alike tend to do things together. That's the explanation I got, and really that doesn't fit on me at all ! I couldn't stand a girl who is like me ! We would fight all the time I think ! That would be like two volcanos exploding together !

2. Something you're glad to have behind you? Something you're glad is ahead of you? 

Believe it or not but banks are the kings and you are just a little nothing ! Before Covid times if you wanted to open a new saving account the bank nearly put a red carpet out for you and offered coffee and a seat and smiled from one ear to the other ! 


Today you have to deal with a telephone and listen to X menus, my question : I want to have an appointment was not in the menus but I could tell that my card was stolen or have a credit. All things which I didn't need. Finally I don't remember which nr I pushed  I had a human female on the phone. I asked her friendly for an appointment. The answer was FOR WHAT ? I esplained that it was to become a new client and open a saving account. Instead of giving me a date or hour, she told me that this is too much work and I should do it online. I told her to go to hell in more polite words and called another bank. There only robots existed and no human being. After having listened to all menus I gave up ! As they all have now the same interests or other advantages I tried the little bank here at the end of my Boulevard and a miracle happened ! There was a friendly man on the phone and I got an appointment immediately ! On top the bank has excellent reputation ! So now I am happy that it is behind me !

Something nice ahead of me  ? For the moment nothing then the daily routine. I would like to go on holidays, yes !

3. Your favorite hot food? Cold food? Are you a fan of breakfast for dinner? 

I have several fafvorite hot foods, and as cold food I like salads of all kinds. I am no breakfast fan, not in the morning, not at noon and not in the evening ! I just have coffee

4. Are you someone who always arrives to appointments/events early or do you tend to run late? Last thing you were late for?

I'm always punctual  ! After me you can set your watch. If I'm not on time, it's not my fault. I'm not too early and certainly not too late, I am simply on time. I find it very rude to keep someone waiting, especially if it's outside on the street. You can apologize a bit if the person is in a restaurant. 

If I know that the person I invite is always late, I simply invite her half an hour earlier! Some people are unable to be on time.


5. "What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?" John Steinbeck....Your thoughts? 

Since at least 20 years we didn't have real winter with cold temperatures and snow ! I can't remember when we really had snow until my knees ! It's mostly just above freezing point and very humid or rainy. Today there is such a thick mist that I can"t see the house on the opposite side. So there is no sweetness between the seasons, because the summer is more or less the same, except that we don't reach the freezing point. No necessity to seperate winter and summer clothes, you can wear them the whole year !

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Look into an empty hole it looks like my random thought



  1. Here we are in the midst of a deep cold winter. It's getting down to -29C tonight.

  2. It is frigid ere, too and plenty of fresh snow on the ground. Looks like a Christmas Card.

    I have a friend that needs to be told to come an hour before I want to see her...LOL! I do not know how she kept her job way back when I worked with her, granted she wasn't an hour late each day, just a few minutes then, but its so rude and frustrating.

    I hope your empty hole got filled up with good things:)

  3. You are so funny. Thanks for giving me a smile today.

  4. Seems most of us participating in Hodgepodge are on time or early arrivers.


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