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Monday, September 23, 2013

How Do You Like It, Honey?

I’m moving back into normal after my blog break and that normal includes the Monday Quiz About Me hosted by Heather and Wayne at Acting Balanced.

1. Next Saturday is "Ask a Stupid Question Day"... in preparation for it, please share a stupid question you've been asked or would like an answer to...

I’ve always believed that there are no stupid questions. Questions asked as a joke aren‘t stupid, they’re funny, right?

Okay, maybe that’s my stupid question. If a question is asked as a joke and everyone laughs, then it’s a joke, not a question. But if a question asked as a joke is taken seriously, is the question stupid or the answer?

I can usually find the answers to stupid questions before I ask them seriously by looking them up online since most of my stupid questions have to do with a pop culture reference; the last one was “What is twerking?”

2. Do you believe that workplace dressing has become too casual?

I think that answer is different from workplace to workplace. I could write a full paper on this opinion, a term paper with a little research. Suffice it to say that it depends from workplace to workplace and person to person how what people wear to work affects productivity.

A suit (with tie for men, skirt or pants for women) should be worn when meeting with a client or appearing to speak with a group or on TV/video. But in the office/shop/store it totally depends on the proven productivity of the employees and the acceptance of the end users of the products or services.

In positions where I as the customer never see the employees in the office or shop productivity is all that matters. When I see the employees, for instance in retail, if the salesperson is dressed too casual for my taste, the product is probably not suited to me either

3. What technology is on your wishlist? Is there a technology that hasn't been invented yet that you want to see happen?

I guess I’d like to look at a tablet. I haven’t really looked and have no idea if it would suit y needs, but I know how much I love my e-reader. If I could have Photoshop on a tablet, I’d love it. I have no idea if they do that, but I‘d love a more portable scrapbook computer. So I guess that answers both questions. I’d love to consider a tablet, but I want one that scrapbooks.

4. September is Honey Month - are you a fan of honey? how do you use it?

I LOVE honey sticks, which I have often found at farmers markets or produce markets. The best ones are the sours; mix any sour flavor with pure honey and YUM!

I also use honey in oatmeal and occasionally in homeopathic medicinal teas.

Now question five, my questions for my visitors to answer toady:

5. What types of seasonal festivals or fairs are happening around you? What’s your favorite part of those celebrations?

It’s fall festival season in these parts. The ones I’ve been to over the years usually happen at apple orchards or cider mills and include arts and crafts, live music and of course apple picking and specialty food items. There's also usually pumpkin picking. I’ve loved apple picking and the special weekends in the fall.

I think I’d love to rent pen of those little 4-wheelers to pick in the orchards again. Hmmm…

Still I love going, having wither an apple cider slushie or hot cider, depending on whether I’m wearing a sweater or full-on jacket. A couple years ago Scotty and Kelly went picking while I stayed at the picnic table area to read outside. It was very relaxing and a gorgeous day for sitting outside. When they came back we had cider and donuts, because cider mill donuts FROM the cider mill are the BEST!

The best part of the festivals is spending time with family and enjoying the weather the flavors of the season.

I also add to that family flavor by bringing home tons of apples to make apple chips to send as college care packages for Rina and Tori.

1 comment:

Edna B said...

I was always taught that there were no stupid questions. I've learned so much by asking questions. I use honey in tea when I have a cold. It soothes the throat. As for the technology on my wish list, I don't know. I'm still trying to figure out my phone. So far, I can make and receive calls. I've only had the phone a year, so maybe I'll learn more yet. lol. Nani, you have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.