Monday, April 13, 2009

Word O' the Day: Hodgepodge

hodgepodge - a motley assortment of things
gallimaufry, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"


I was going to post the following picture of the beast. But frankly, I'm getting rather tired of looking at Bailey photos and he's my own beloved dog. I simply can't imagine how painful it is for you. Please accept my most sincere apologies.

So, instead, I'm throwing in a minutely edited frog photo from the other night. Slightly better than the first, no?
And then, just to make this one of the most random posts that I've ever created, I decided to include a photo of our neighbor's mail box. Which appears to have had an unfortunate encounter with something that was bigger and stronger, in this case, a giant tree limb. Bummer. This poor neighbor: he initially installed his own box last year because a car took out the big box and the neighbors were forced to collect their mail from the post office for six months. Only to have his own destroyed and the big box remain untouched. And then, this December, a very lovely hemlock tree crashed through his roof and into his living room. I have a feeling that he's not thinking especially rosy thoughts in regards to Mother Nature at this particular moment.