Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Contrary to what Joyce thought yesterday, it’s now Wednesday … and time for the Hodgepodge. ;-) If you want to join in or just check out what everyone else had to say, click on the button above.
1. What gives you goosebumps?
Uh, cold weather. ;-) If you mean the kind of feeling you get when you see/hear something really spectacular, I did get goosebumps when I heard a young boy (probably around 11?) sing O Holy Night a few years back. Or when something happens that is so clearly a “God moment”, where there’s absolutely no doubt that He was moving in the situation.
2. Halloween-are you a lover or a hater? Okay, that sounds harsh ... Halloween - yay or nay?
I like seeing the kids dressed up in their costumes, but beyond that, I can take or leave Halloween. I don’t decorate for it or dress up or anything.
3. Can you respect someone you do not trust, and can you trust someone you do not respect?
No. Trust is something that must be earned … over time, and if I can’t respect someone, it’s hard to imagine spending enough time with him/her to be able to get to know him/her well enough to feel like I can trust him/her.
4. Apples or oranges? Yes, you have to choose.
Plain? Oranges … if they’re the easy-to-peel, juicy navals that are getting harder and harder to find and costing more and more whenever I do find them. Otherwise, give me apples … apple pie, apple crisp, apple cake, caramel apples, yummy!
5. What is something you wish was in your town? (shop, restaurant, attraction, etc.)
A full-service grocery store. We live in a small town … actually a small village. We have a Walgreen’s and a Casey’s (convenient store), which will do in a pinch ($$), but if we want to do some shopping we have to go to the large town (small city?) 5 miles up the road. I know … 5 miles really isn’t very far, but depending on time of day, it can take a good little while to get there. When I read this, it seems so silly … even in large cities, people frequently have to drive 30 minutes to get to a nearby grocery store. But I guess I’m spoiled when we were a mere 15 blocks away from a grocery store at our old house.
6. What non-food item is in your refrigerator or freezer?
A freezer pack. You all surely know by now that I’m a Diet Coke gal, but the University where I’m working has a contract with Pepsi, so there are no Coke products in the vending machines … not to mention that even if there were, I refuse to pay $1.25 for a can of soda. So I bring some Diet Cokes with me to work in my 31 tote … and tuck in a freezer pack so my soda will stay good and cold ‘cause I love my soda cold. ;-)
7. Are you at all superstitious?
No. Superstitions are beliefs or practices resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation. That’s contrary to what I believe as a Christian.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Several of the bloggers I follow have mentioned that they have snow in their forecasts. Lucky them! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE snow and cannot wait until we have our first snow. We don’t usually get much snow (last year was an exception), so when we do, I’m almost giddy!