\ HOP-skoch \ , verb;
1.To journey quickly and directly from one usually far place to another.
2.A children’s game in which a player tosses or kicks an object into one of several numbered sections of a diagram marked on the ground.
3.To move or pass through something, as a geographical area or a field of endeavor, making many brief stops.
Today I learned that I have never officially played hopscotch. I guess I never understood it because I have never kicked or tossed anything while playing.
I hopscotched over to the Dean’s office while hopping on bright red, orange, and yellow leaves. I grabbed some on my way back to my office. I had a little piece of paper to laminate and a big laminate sheet to do it with, so I threw my leaves in there as well. Masterpiece! I preserved the beauty of fall. And for the small fee of $1.95, you too can have a bright red laminated leaf bookmark. $8.95 S&H.