Wednesday Hodgepodge 145

1. The USA will mark Columbus Day this year on Monday, October 14th. What’s something you need or want to explore (literally or metaphorically speaking)?

Still so many places I’d like to travel to and explore.

2. The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, or Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty…who do you most love to hate?

I’d have to pick The Wicked Witch of the West. Not that I remember her much at all but The Wizard of Oz is my least favorite story/movie.

3. Is open-mindedness a virtue?

Absolutely. An open-minded person is willing to listen, see it from someone else’s perspective and consider the options raised by others aside from their own views. Seeing as how much the internet has opened up the world and made it so much smaller, I think open-mindedness is a good thing, a necessary thing too.

4. How often do you weigh yourself?

The last time was over a year ago. I don’t own a weighing scale and I don’t make it a habit to weigh myself. I use my clothes as a measure.

5. This question comes to you courtesy of Rebecca over at Making Memories, so thanks Rebecca! Costa Rica was recently named the happiest country in the world on the Happy Planet Index. What’s the happiest country in the world to you, and what makes it so?

I’m not exactly sure what this question means. I think you can be happy anywhere. Every country I’ve been to, I’ve been happy to experience something new and different.

6. Besides The Bible, what is one book you think should be mandatory reading for high school students? Why?

Shakespeare, simply because I read some of his works in my high school Literature class and have loved them ever since.

7. I went shopping at some nearby outlets last week, and while I was there, I picked up a couple of Christmas gifts. How about you? Have you started your holiday shopping yet?

I don’t celebrate Christmas as a religious event, more for social reasons and because I love the lights and seasonal spirit. So I’ll be forgiven if I skip the gifting part, no?

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I’m still thinking about that fish and chips I had yesterday.

Thanks for the questions, Joyce, and have a great day, everyone!

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  • Louise

    I think Shakespeare is one of the main things that stuck with me from High School learning – Merchant of Venice and King Lear being the two main ones. The first for the conversations that ensued around it; the second for giving me a forever ishyness for anything to do with touching your eyes. I can’t wear contacts to this day thanks to the scene where they take out his eyes. I know there was a lot more to it than that, but that’s what stuck.