September 9th, 2015


Wednesday Hodgepodge: 9 September 2015

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

1. Last thing you did on the spur of the moment?

Sunday, the whole family went to see The Man from U.N.C.L.E..   It was a fun little romp.

2. How well informed do you feel about the current Syrian refugee crisis?

Pretty uninformed.   I know that I could become more informed ... but there are too many immediate things on my plate for me to take the time.

3. What have you changed your mind about?

Lots of things.   The one that comes to mind most obviously (because I tell students about it) is my views on adblocking software.   I used to think it was okay; I don't anymore.

4. A medium sized non-poisonous snake found it's way into the pool trap this weekend. If you'd been sitting poolside would you have fished it out? Gone running? Called for help? Pretended not to know? Continued swimming?

If I knew it was non-poisonous, I probably would've fished it out.   But I don't know how I would know that in the first place ...

5. September 10th is National TV Dinner Day...what's your idea of a great TV dinner? (Or at least a pretty good one!)

Big.   Decent quantity of food --- or, at least, filling food.   I dunno ... I eat them very rarely these days.

6. Samuel Johnson is quoted as saying, "Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other." Would you agree? Where have you seen that played out recently? What's the second greatest virtue?

I have a hard time believing in any particular greatest virtue.  How does courage preserve love?   How does courage preserve faith?   I don't know ... it's not amazingly obvious to me.

7. What are three words you have trouble remembering how to spell?

I'm normally pretty good at spelling.   But the one it's taken me awhile to master (and I'm still working on) is the name of the county we live in, Genessee.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

We're all stressed out right now.   Nothing amazingly earth-shattering or life-changing ... just too much to do, and nothing to do but to, well, muddle through it.   (Sigh.)