Jim Huggins (jkhuggins) wrote,
Jim Huggins

Wednesday Hodgepodge: 20-21 January 2016

The Wednesday Hodgepodge appears courtesy of From This Side Of The Pond.

1.  Speaking of skating...when did you last 'skate on thin ice', 'skate over the details', 'encounter a cheapskate', or just plain skate?

I think I went rollerskating with a church group a couple of years ago.   It went ... okay, after awhile.   I'm not the best on skates.

2. What would you say is the biggest problem of people your age?

It's hard for me to say in general ... though middle-age weight gain is probably the most obvious issue that comes to mind.

3. What's your favorite accessory? Is it something you wear every day, often, or only on special occasions?

I don't know that I accessorize much.   My style in clothing is rather simplistic.

4. January 20th is National Cheese Lover's Day. Are you a lover of cheese? What's your favorite dish made with cheese? Last thing you ate that contained some kind of cheese?

I enjoy some cheeses, though I don't know enough to know what cheeses I like and don't like.   (The texture of brie makes me a bit squeemish, though even there I'm starting to get used to it.   Moldly cheeses ... no.)

Favorite cheese dish?  My wife occasionally makes a casserole-stirfry-thing with rice, peas, and cheese (and probably some kind of meat that I'm forgetting).  It holds together pretty well.

Last cheese?   Yesterday, the lunch buffet at one of my meetings had a cheesy mashed potato dish.

5. What's something guaranteed to make you roll your eyes?

Mindless memes on Facebook.   (Mark Zuckerberg is giving away money to anyone who shares this!   The White House doesn't believe in Christmas trees!  Red Bull contains bull semen!)

6. Your favorite book series?

I don't read a lot of book series.   The one I've been in most recently, though, is the Richard Bolitho naval fiction series written by Alexander Kent.

7. Why did you choose your profession?

I'm not entirely sure.   It sort of chose me.   I enjoyed computers, getting a little exposure at home from my dad, and people always said that I'd be a good teacher.   At some point, the two of them came together.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

About the only good thing about the Flint Water debacle is that we seem ... finally ... to be moving past the "disaster porn" stage of the crisis.   I'll be quite happy when all the celebrities quit talking about it and we can get back to fixing the damn problem.

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