Thanks to Joyce at From This Side of the Pond for the questions. This is her 450 set of questions for us to answer. I tried to go back and find my first Hodgepodge post to see how many I have answered but I finally gave up. I've been answering the questions and linking up for definitely a few years.
1. The Wednesday Hodgepodge landing on Groundhog's Day sounds about right. Besides the Hodgepodge what else lands on your calendar just once a week? Is it as much fun as the Hodgepodge-ha!? I look forward to the Hodgepodge every week. I know this sounds silly but when folks comment, I feel like I'm sitting around drinking coffee and chatting with y'all. (I don't drink coffee but I could serve it to you!) I have several meetings that fall at the same time each week and they roll around week after week.
2. The Winter Olympics begin on Friday, surrounded by much controversy. Will you be watching? Why or why not? Have you ever been to China? I've never been to China but I would like to visit there some day. We usually watch the Olympics but I don't even know if we have a channel where we can watch them since we got rid of cable.
3. Something in your life lately that has felt a bit like an 'olympic event'? I'm not doing the caregiving but I feel like my husband and his siblings are doing an olympic event helping to take care of their sweet mom.
4. Do you like fondue? Sweet or savory? Restaurant only or do you own your own fondue set? I haven't eaten fondue in a long long time. My mother-in-law had a fondue pot and I remember borrowing it one time when we were newlyweds. That may be the last time I ate fondue. Actually, I think we went to a wedding where they had a chocolate fountain and strawberries, etc. I guess that is fondue even though it is a fountain???
5. Give us five short (2-3 word) phrases to sum up your January.
1. cold (for Alabama)
2. somewhat hectic
3. lots of work
4. did I mention cold?
5. back to school
6. Insert your own random thought here. I am blown away by the things I'm learning in my sociology class. I've bored everyone around me to death telling them about what I'm reading, watching, and learning. I'm really glad I didn't take this class when I was a young college student. I know I mentioned this before but I feel like my mind is exploding at times. Thoughts on different cultures and different norms are in every conversation I hear and in every book I'm reading for pleasure, etc. People - we are interesting!