Jim Huggins (jkhuggins) wrote,
Jim Huggins

Wednesday Hodgepodge: 7-8 October 2015

Yeah, I'm late ...

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

1. It's October so let's get this out there first thing...have you jumped on the all-things-pumpkin bandwagon? How so?

I haven't jumped on, I haven't jumped off.   Of the types of food items I buy regularly, there just isn't anything that comes with pumpkin spice this season.   I enjoy the taste of pumpkin, though.

2.  "We have more power than will; and it is often by way of excuse to ourselves that we fancy things are impossible." Francois Duc De la Rochefoucauld
What's something you once thought impossible, but in hindsight see as more a matter of lack of will?

I'm not sure there's anything I think of as "impossible" (well, except for the mathematically impossible stuff I teach about).   For the most part, we can find a way to do anything we choose to do, and we can find an excuse to do anything we don't want to do.

3. The rose is America's National Flower, but every state also has its own (click here to see the list). Are you happy with yours? If you were in charge what would you declare your state's flower? If you're outside the U.S. what bloom would you like to see labeled as your country's national flower?

Michigan has the apple blossom as its flower.   It's a nice enough flower, I suppose.   I need to get out and appreciate nature more ... it's hard for me to have an opinion on the suitability of flowers.   There is a significant agricultural (and, specifically, apple-growing) component to the state of Michigan, of course, so the choice of the apple blossom is at least appropriate.

4. What have you lost interest in recently?

Honestly?   National politics.   As a red voter in an overwhelmingly blue district, it's hard for me to get excited about anything about national politics, because there's little I can do to affect it.

5. In your opinion, who's the best living musician?

Oh, golly ... I'm not sure I could even name someone.   I admire the composition skills of John Williams ... does that count?

6. S'mores-love 'em or no? Ever make them indoors? Last time you sat around an outdoor fire? Are making s'mores and sitting round a fire pit on your autumn bucket list? Do you have an autumn bucket list?

S'mores ... eh.   Awfully messy.   And, these days, it's not like I need the extra calories, even though all I seem to do is get larger and larger.   Don't really have an autumn bucket list.

7. Your favorite small town? Why?

Cedarville, Michigan ... because of the camping we do there every year, and the summer I spent working there long ago.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I can't be this tired only a week into the new semester ...

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