Welcome to this week's edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge. So glad you're here! If you've answered the questions, add your link at the end of my blog and tell the world what you know. Be sure you say hi to the blogger who linked before you too, because there's no love like comment love.
Here we go-
1. What have you 'fallen for' recently?
HGTV. I'd like Joanna Gaines to come decorate my house and then take me shopping for her wardrobe. I love her style!
2. What's something you're 'squirreling away' for later?
I've got a few fun little things squirreled away for the lake house. I cannot wait to un-squirrel them.
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?
I love apples, this time of year especially, and have them in some form or another several times a week. I'm fine with eating them in their natural state, but also love them in pies, sauce, or baked alongside a pork roast or chop. My favorite is a crisp (must be crisp!) tart variety like a Mac, but I'll eat any kind of apple.
Glacier National Park is on my list of must-see places so I'm going with that.
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 legalized marijuana for recreational use. Your thoughts?
I thought far too much time was wasted on this particular topic in the debates. I know that's not the question here, but I wish we'd spent as much time hearing the candidates views on ISIS, immigration, and free speech as we heard on this topic.
I'm not in favor of legalizing marijuana, but not opposed to it in the treatment of disease. A couple of years ago I heard a speaker talk about the 'new marijuana', and she made it clear today's drug is quite different than it was a decade ago, much more potent and not always 'clean'.
We've tightened up the drinking laws, and practically outlawed cigarettes, but we're going to legalize pot? Seems a little crazy to me.
I'm okay to watch a movie already in progress, so long as you don't mind me bugging the daylights out of you with my ten trillion questions about what's happening. Since nobody wants that my real answer is no. I need to see a movie from the beginning, unless of course I've already seen it and this is a repeat viewing.
We don't watch a lot of series TV, too stressful to keep up with or to quit after just one hour. It seems like programming today needs to be viewed start to finish, either by purchasing whole seasons in a boxed set or settling in for a weekend of Netflix binging.
Remember when we waited a whole entire week for a new episode?
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?
What rule trips me up the most?
I love the ellipsis and overuse it to the nth degree. I'm working on it, but....
What annoys me most?
Apostrophes run amok.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Who has a Mac (the computer, not the fruit)? How do you feel about the new-ish photo format? I think it rolled out a few months ago, and loathe is not too strong a word for how I feel about the way photos are imported from my camera and stored on my computer.
When I open the new Photos app my pictures take forever and a day to load, and once they're all loaded I can't find anything. They went all wonky in the switch. Pictures I had in albums are not in the new album format because some of my albums were apparently labeled events in iPhoto, only they're not in events now either.
They seem to be wherever they landed when the migration happened, and I've resorted to watching online tutoring for help. I need to dedicate a day to sorting it all out, but ugh! Why did they need to 'improve' their photo process when iphoto was a breeze? Does anyone love it? Can you tell me why?