Jim Huggins (jkhuggins) wrote,
Jim Huggins
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Wednesday Hodgepodge: 13 May 2015

The Wednesday Hodgepodge is courtesy of From This Side of the Pond.

1. When is your next big deadline? What's it for?

Informally, I'm trying to get a crapload of assessment paperwork done by the end of May ... mostly because I'm going to be a nomad in June.

2. May is National Barbecue Month. Do you prefer cooking indoors or out? What's the best thing about a barbecue? What's the last thing you cooked on an outdoor grill?

My cooking skills are rather ... um ... limited.   I can open a box with the best of folks, but I've never learned the art of actual "cooking".   But we did get a gas grill a few years ago, and I will cook on that from time to time.  (In part, it's because it's easy; marinate the chicken overnight, throw it on the grill, take it off when it's done.)

3. What is one thing on your "never again" list?

I was Moderator of the Faculty Senate for a year ... and then, six years later, volunteered to do it again.   Neither experience was bad, but ... I've done my time, and I've stranded myself professionally as a result of doing that.

4. What's something that annoys you about people your own age? Something you love about your generation?

I'm annoyed by all the incessant "look at how silly those young people are" snide remarks.   I spend my life working with those young people.   They live in a different world than I do, and they're gracious enough to invite me into it from time to time.   If you take the time to listen, you might learn something.

I'm not sure what I love about my generation; I don't feel like I'm a part of it.

5. Lilac, iris, hyacinth, pansy...your favorite purple flower?

Lilac.   We had them at our wedding.

6. Whats a song that always calms you down?

I don't have a single touchstone song like that.   Of course, I don't tend to get really riled up much, either.

7. What's the last thing you donated?

My time ... helping out at church with lots of stuff.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I need to quit dreaming about receiving external recognition for what I do, and find reward in the doing.
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