Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hodgepoding Autumn Fun!

Yay! I am not only back, but I am back to Hodgepodging! I have missed you girls! Joyce @ From This Side of the Pond is back at it and has some fun autumn fun for us. Joyce, fall is my favorite season too...I just wish I lived closer to the magnificent explosion of fall colors. Texas, in my area, has green or brown. No fun in that huh?


1. What have you 'fallen for' recently?

2. What's something you're 'squirreling away' for later? My go to answer is retirement, but also for our next vacation I am supposed to be planning! I am thinking Hawaii and Oregon. I am needing some fall trees though! Oh what to do!

3. How do you like your apples? Sweet? Tart? Crisp? Cooked? Apples are one of the superfoods for fall...how often do you eat an apple either plain or as part of a favorite recipe? What's your favorite variety? Apple pie, hot apple pie is how I like my apples. I actually have a Gala apple sitting on my desk waiting to get bitten into...maybe today, maybe tomorrow.

4. According to Fodor's the ten best fall foliage trips in the US of A are-Aspen Colorado, The Catskills New York, The Berkshires Massachusetts, Columbia River Gorge Oregon, Green Mountain Byway Vermont, Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway New Mexico, Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, Upper Peninsula Michigan, Lake of the Ozarks Missouri, and Glacier National Park Montana. Which would you most like to visit this fall and why?
All! I love trees, nature and fall. I have done Missouri and Montana, not necessarily in the fall or for foliage trips. I tried to do the Great Smoky in Tennessee but ended up with food poisoning spending 3 days in the hospital. Don't think I can get LT to go back to that state again. Trust me...I WILL get to my beloved trees in the fall somewhere, somehow!

5. The topic of legalizing marijuana was raised in the most recent televised political debate so let's wade in too. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Four states have legalize marijuana for recreational use. Your thoughts? Yeah, I really don't want to get into this. I listen to teenagers and adults everywhere debating this. I am against drugs but do understand how this drug can, maybe, possibly have medical purposes...recreational is just a "no". I think it will always be debated whether legal or illegal, with purpose or not.


6. Are you okay to watch a movie already in progress or do you need to always see it from the beginning? How about jumping into a TV series somewhere in the middle? Is that okay? 
If I have seen the movie already, I can handle jumping in the middle; otherwise I may have to go to the beginning (especially if I was getting into it!) Same with TV series. I am the weirdo who likes to re-watch movies and TV series. Mostly it depends if I am enjoying it and getting sucked into the show. If so...yes go back

7. Thursday (September 24) is National Punctuation Day. What rule of punctuation trips you up most often? What rule of punctuation, when broken by someone else, bugs you the most?
I am an English teacher so I would like to say none trip me up, but I am human. Shhhhh don't tell the students! I have trouble with dashes. Those punctuation you do not use often are my kryptonite. What bugs me might be the misuse of apostrophes....showing ownership or making a plural word. Most of my bugs are grammar related!

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
Ahhhh it feels good to be back! What feels even better is having your Westie FINALLY sent to the cleaners and looking and smelling good! It has been a few months, he has been funky, and now I am addicted to sniffing his clean fur!