1. The Hodgepodge lands on the second day of a brand new month. Tell us one thing you're looking forward to in September.
The calendar's kind of empty, but that could always change.
Small things, weather changes, fall sweaters, apples.
2. Do you enjoy browsing second-hand shops? Last thing you bought or 'inherited' second hand?
Welcome to my life (and my blog). Both the browsing and the buying can be fun. Visiting one particular antiques market last weekend was almost as good as an art gallery. I often note the names of artists from paintings I like, and try to find out more about them later on.
Here's one we noticed: Andre Bertounesque, No Blank Walls. (I'm not going to paste the image as I'm pretty sure it's copyrighted to the auction site.)
The last thing I thrifted? This pair of printed cotton pants, which I bought the second time that I'd seen them.
I've been wanting to do a blog post about making outfits with them, but today (rainy weather, terrible lighting) isn't going to be that day.
3. Something you had second thoughts about after committing to, purchasing, or posting/commenting online?
An interesting question, and I could probably say "yes" to that about a lot of things, some little and some very big. But it's often the third thoughts that matter most.
4. What's a product or service you use that you'd rate as second to none?
Idaho brand instant mashed potatoes, unflavoured. Tastes like potatoes.
5. Something you do so often or that comes so naturally to you it's second nature?
Good habits or bad ones?
Reading...using a keyboard (although I had to retrain myself not to leave two spaces after periods)...thinking "cooking rice, water's twice" (but I have better luck with "water's one-and-a-half")...praying when stuff happens.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
For years, it was second nature for us to read the morning paper (local) and to watch the six o'clock news (local)...I think those were habits handed down from our own parents. In recent months, we've stopped watching the newscast, and we also let the paper lapse. They say old habits die hard, but we haven't seemed to miss those particular ones much. (We do listen to the radio and read news online.)