Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge: One from the archives

There is no official Wednesday Hodgepodge this week, so I borrowed a set of questions from June 2012.

1. Summer officially rolls in with the Hodgepodge this week, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere anyway. What song says summer to you?

Olaf the Snowman, In Summer.

2. What's your favorite quintessential summer food?

Garden lettuce. Nothing at the store comes close.

Oh, and fresh cherries.

3. I've spent a lot of time traipsing up and down the NJ Turnpike in recent weeks. Did you know the rest areas on the turnpike are named after people who lived or worked in NJ? Clara BartonWalt Whitman,James Fenimore CooperMolly PitcherJoyce KilmerThomas Edison, and Grover Clevland just to name a few. Of those I listed, who would you most like to have known and why?

Joyce Kilmer. We could talk about trees.

4. At what age did you move out of your parent's house and what prompted the move?

I started university at nineteen (that's what we did here, then), so if a dorm room counts as moving out, that was it.

5. What's more satisfying to you--saving time or saving money? 

You might expect I'd say money, but I like a good timesaver too. (Like frozen chopped onions. Or a bus stop near the front door.)

6. Name something you think brings out the good in people.

This is a tough one because it depends on what you see as "the good." 

Maybe having something or someone to care for, who needs them? I have seen some tough cases soften up over critters.

7. This last question comes to you courtesy of Kathy over at Reflections...will you be taking a vacation or a staycation this summer? If so where will you go? If a staycation is on the calendar have you made any special plans to fill the time?

Staying in town mostly. We have a teenager hoping for a summer job, and a guinea pig who needs to be fed, so no travel plans.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

If bathing suits are the clothing item that causes the most try-on trauma, where do summer hats rank? I find them hard to buy with any confidence, especially if they're large: I just don't like taking up that much space. But baseball hats aren't so good for dresses, and anything visibly made of straw makes me look like a scarecrow. I settled for a crocheted version from our next-door discount stor
Not linked from anything this week! But feel free to use the recycled questions yourself, and leave a link in the comments. The regular Hodgepodge will be back next week.

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