Thursday, January 8, 2009

What the H ---- ?

Whether attributable to my passion for Seuss, or to all those years of dictionary reading as a bored high-schooler, either way, alliterative opportunities are never lost on me.

Georgie, the darling host of Decisionally Challenged, posted her G-take on this letter-driven, ten-favorite things meme, and graciously bestowed me with a non-X or Z alphabetical assignment.

So without further ado, today's episode is presented by the letter H and the number 10:

HODAD'S
Featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, when we realized we'd be close enough to potentially catch a burger (not a wave, we're hodads after all) during our holiday trip, this lauded local joint went on our list. Wait = worth it. Service = awesome. Burgers = best I have EVER tasted. No joke.
HAND, HAND, FINGERS, THUMB by Al Perkins
Dum ditty dum ditty dum dum dum.

HALLMARK (and her sisters)
Greeting cards are my weakness. Buy 'em even when no occasion is necessarily pending.

HGTV
My favorite shows are the ones wherein the "before" version makes me feel less inadequate in the housekeeping department.

HONDA ODYSSEY
Dragged kicking and screaming minivan-ward, who knew I'd not only get used to our new Lagemobile, but actually like it? (Of course the fact that the passenger side sliding door is unusable is another story...)

HOLDING HANDS
At SeaWorld, I overheard a mom yelling to her 4-ish year-old "If you don't stay beside me, I'll make you hold my hand like a baby." Hmmm. Call me a baby if you will, but I like holding hands with my kids...and I trust, they with me. Naturally, I also like doing so with...

HUSBAND
He rocks. (In every sense of the word.)

HOT SHOWERS
When I was pregnant with Darren and Sarah, giving up the caffeine, wine and sushi wasn't all that horrific. The doctor-dictated cooling of my preferred skin-scalding showers was amongst the most challenging sacrifices. (worth it, of course)

HAS-BEENS
Only one episode has aired, and already I'm hooked on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol.

HOOTENANNY
Both the word (used in conversation) and the music by The Replacements. (The diminutive "hoot" also charms me.)
Are you game? Think you can come up with ten favorite things beginning with a letter of the alphabet you are arbitrarily assigned? Leave a comment sharing your favorite "H" thing, and I'll post a comment on your latest blog entry with your letter du jour!

Have a Happy One!
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PS - Housework, humidity and hemorrhoids did not make the cut...

23 comments:

Barbara Manatee said...

what a fun idea! I'll play along tomorrow if you so give me homework!

I love me a hot shower too...my husband usually gets in right after me and always cringes b/c its too hot for him. Oh, and Hallmark? I could get lost in there...thank goodness for Gold Crown Rewards cards! haha!

♥georgie♥ said...

your list was FAB!!! yanno i caught part of that VH1 show last nite very cool!

I was LOL@your P.S.

monica said...

I will play along with the game...My favorite H word is: Happiness - It reminds me of my sons and husband!!

I love your list...you did a great job! Give me an easy letter!!

Goddess in Progress said...

How fun!

Dum ditty dum ditty dum dum dum, indeed. :-)

Leigh Anne said...

very fun indeed....

My favorite "H" thing aside from husband ;) - Hotcakes! I just made banana ones for breakfast! YUM!!!!

Melody said...

My favorite H thing.... Hairbows. I love to make Hairbows for my little girl. (There is probably something else that starts with H that I love more but I can't for the life of me think of anything else that starts with H)

I saw Hodad's on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives when I was pregnant with the twins and I craved it for MONTHS. Sadly we still have yet to have gone (they twins are now almost 9 months and we live an hour and a half away from San Diego.) Maybe someday.

Debbie said...

Hootenanny is a word we need to use more often. Thanks for reminding me. And HGTV and Honda Odyssey - I'm right there with you.

MereCat said...

Hot diggety dog!

I taught some Korean folks to say that and they thought it was the funniest thing they had ever heard. And, coming from them, so did I. They taught me to say a bunch of stuff too. I don't know what it was, but I bet it wasn't as clean.

Count me in!

mommytoalot said...

Loved your list. Hand Hand Finger Thumb , was one of my all time favourite books as a child.

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Nancy said...

What a great list!! And, of course, count me in :)

My favorite H? Hugs. Especially from a family member :)

Carrin said...

Hmmm...hugs - they would be my favorite H thing. Especially when coming from my lurvely twinsies!

Emily said...

Holla! What lover of words could pass up such an opportunity? And my favorite H?

Hooker, Sean....hhrrmmmm. I love him.

:) -e

Nicci said...

Such fun! And now I have time abounding (sort of..) for my own list. Excited to see what you have in store for me :-)

My favorite H...happy babies! I love listening to babies laugh, and their smiles are oh so sweet.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I have big BIG love for my Odyssey! LOL!

Laura said...

This is one of the cutest ideas for a meme Ive ever seen.

Tracy said...

Oh, how fun!!!

One of my favorite "H" things? The obvious one would be "husbandly help", but I could also say Hall & Oates. Saw 'em in concert the year before I got pregnant, and almost wanted to name our daughter "Sarah" because of one of their more popular songs.

Oh, wait...Sarah?

Octamom said...

These are Hysterical! (get it?!?) ;o)

Blessings!

Carri said...

Hugs of course, those are my favorite H things.

mommytoalot said...

http://mylifemommytoalot.blogspot.com/

I played along..
lol..new at this..

Aimee said...

I know I'm a day behind the fact, but I'll do this if you leave me a letter ;)

Hershey's Kisses sure are a good "H" thing.

* TONYA * said...

Great list. I'm sitting here mulling over every 'h' word I know, I'm staring at my desk, but guess what my brain is fried and guess what I can see: gold shoes, water, paper, lotion, keys, fork, .... ooh ooh, I've got it, my hat. You know the one in my profile pic. It's here, sitting next to me. I love that hat.

Leia said...

what great H's you have. I would love to play along with ya'll if you ahve any letters left. My favorite H would of course have to be Hunter. And I think that's his favortie letter as well (excpet on the days where he doesnt hear the letter right and thinks his name starts with an A)

Helen said...

WTH or What the Helen is my nickname, so I appreciated your blog title. (It is also my joke of a reality show, my show would be called "What the Helen".

Goddess in Progress has bestowed "B" upon me, so I'm giving this a shot!