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March 9th, 2016
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The Wednesday Hodgepodge appears courtesy of From This Side of the Pond.

1. March is National Women's History Month. In that vein, who are three women who've been influential in your life? How so?

The first two are easy: my mother and my wife.   Any words I would offer would be inadequate to describe how they continuously act on my behalf to make me a better person.

The third ... is more difficult to pick.  Perhaps I will go "old school" and pick Ada Lovelace, without whom I probably wouldn't have a job.

2. In what ways do you think women have it easier than men?

Honestly, I can't think of a single way.

3. What do you need most right now: faith, love, hope, or peace?

Hope.   In so many areas of my life, I feel like I'm going through the motions because that's what I'm supposed to be doing.   I'd like to have some sort of vision of the future that motivates me to keep doing this (or change doing this) because of what's coming as a result.

4. Do you have a collection? If so, what do you collect and why?

It took me a while to think about this, because I don't know that I have an active collection.  But I do collect pathtags, which are a form of tradeable souvenirs popular in the geocaching community.   (Aside: I really need to make a set of my own and start giving back.)

In the past, I had some collections.   My mother had helped me develop a collection of Charlie Brown comic books ... alas, I lost most of them in a basement water accident a few years ago.   I have a collection of pennants which were my souvenirs of choice from amusement park visits as a kid.   More recently, I was collecting small stuffed bears with state names on them, as souvenirs for my daughter when I went on business trips; alas, they no longer seem to make those bears.

5. Plaids, checks, polka dots, stripes...your favorite?

Probably stripes.   I'm not terribly splashy when it comes to clothing style.
6. In what ways are you the same as your childhood self?

Studious, to a fault ... even to the point of being socially awkward.

7. You're a contestant on the TV game show Jeopardy. What category will you ace?

Computing-related stuff.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Two more weeks left in the term.   Hoping I can get through it ... I am so burned out right now ...

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From:Jo Daley
Date:March 9th, 2016 09:29 pm (UTC)
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Hang in there! I do hope these two weeks roll by and you can enjoy some r & r and your time off. Such a shame about the Charlie Brown comic books. I'd love to see some of those. So nice to see you in the HP! Keep on keeping on : )
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From:Denise Oldham
Date:March 10th, 2016 01:25 am (UTC)
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great answers.
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