Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Time of my life

From this Side of the Pond
1. What's a word that describes your life? A word you wish described your life?

Time-fluid; meaning not that I'm late for things, but that sometimes the past seems to overtake the present. Some people can't live in the moment because they're always anticipating something coming, but for me it's the opposite, using the past to feed the present but not allowing it to flood the riverbanks.

2. Back in my day we___________________________________?

We rode our bikes everywhere, no helmets. 

Snowboots went over your shoes. Getting them off when you got to school could be a challenge.

We knew actual phone numbers for the police and fire departments.

3. When it comes to takeout are you more likely to opt for Italian, Mexican, or Chinese food? Does a typical week at your house include takeout?

Probably Chinese food, subs, or pizza. Once in a while we'll get takeout chicken and fries, maybe if somebody's been sick and we need a little "meal therapy."

4. Think about the people you most respect. What is it about them that earned your respect?

Their tenacity and trust amidst thunderstorms and giants throwing rocks.
"When he peeped out in the lightning-flashes, he saw that across the valley the stone-giants were out, and were hurling rocks at one another for a game, and catching them, and tossing them down into the darkness where they smashed among the trees far below, or splintered into little bits with a bang." ~~ The Hobbit
5. What's something your friends might see and say is 'so you'?

The Apprentice once bought me a t-shirt that said There, Their and They're.

Mr. Fixit suggests "a violet and blue scarf from the clearance rack." For me, not for him.

Mr. Fixit says his own thing would be a 1970 Dual turntable.
Image result for 1970 dual turntable

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Favourite free thing online right now: Open Library. It has the craziest books that a) I never thought I'd see again, including old children's picture books, or b) I suddenly think I need to check something out for the course I'm taking. Get a free account and enjoy some book browsing. You can read books on the site, but it really helps if you have something like an Overdrive account; then you can borrow them in Epub format for a couple of weeks. Another thing to know is that there are lots of books catalogued on the site, but not all of them have e-versions yet. And, since scanning software still has its glitches, there will be some typos and formatting oddities. But it's still lots of fun.

Linked from The Wednesday Hodgepodge at From This Side of the Pond.


Preppy Empty Nester said...

Thanks for the heads upon the Open Library! Have a wonderful week.

Joyce said...

I remember wearing galoshes over our shoes on rainy days too. They buckled and could be tricky to get on and off. I'll have to check out Open Library. Thanks for the tip!