I normally don’t have time to answer questions, but I thought these questions were cool and wanted to play along.
1.You have 11 minutes free time, how do you spend it best with regards entertainment?
Frequently I use little segments of time to read and respond to other writers’ posts. I feel terribly guilty if I don’t get to respond to as many as possible.
2.Are you a fan of feet either yours or others or are you averse to feet?
Why and why?
I don’t have an opinion on feet. But I was that kid who went barefooted any chance I got. Once I started providing childcare when I was 19, I went the other way. I still put my shoes on first thing each day having been formally trained to by the frequency with which kids stepped on my feet! This is proof of how well negative reinforcement works.
3. When you are wrong and you know you are wrong do you admit to being wrong or try and find a right for your wrong?
I certainly will do that. I can’t say that I feel compelled to do that often, though. The reason that’s the case is not from feeling I’m always right but from constantly thinking about and researching ideas to the point that I find it hard to accept the “facts” that others offer conclusive enough as proof. So, if I do something ‘dumb’, I willingly admit I was wrong, but if we’re discussing a topic that I’ve researched and thought about, you may have your ‘hands full’ convincing me. I’m happy to acknowledge good points but unless those points are earth shaking and change the whole dynamic, I won’t be claiming I’m in error.
4. Are you more of a night owl or a morning lark?
I’m definitely at my best in the morning.
5.Do you listen to audiobooks and if so what is the appeal? How many do you get through every month?
I wholeheartedly prefer to hold a book in my hands! BUT recently I experienced an audio book from necessity. When I talk about the book, I can’t even use the term “read it” because it feels like I cheated. My need for audio was inspired by a lack of actual ‘sit down’ time. The audio book allowed me to work around my house as I consumed the content.
6. Do you bore quickly and if so why and how do you combat it and if not, how do you avoid that boredom?
I am never at a loss for a project or task while I’m alone. The situations that bore me are always in the company of others. Small talk and gossip ruin my day because “I’m not interested.” and all I do is daydream about finding my alone space again quickly.
7.What is one thing that you wish your readers knew about you and your blog?
If the readers haven’t taken a peek at my “About” page, they may not realize that I write primarily for myself and my granddaughters. I enjoy feedback of course but I’m not talking to the world, I’m talking to them.
8. What items do you have on the top shelf of your fridge right now, today?
By shelf, I assume this means inside of my fridge. A gallon of milk and assorted condiments take up that area.
9. Are you able to stand on one leg for 25 seconds?
10. What are your favorited book titles from the following six categories?
[One item only per genre please – use alternative genre if first choice is not your style]
Comedy or Children’s literature– The Jungle Books (not just for kids)
Horror or Historical Fiction -Year of Wonders (Historical Fiction)
Mystery or Memoir – Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters written by Chesley Sullenberger (memoir)
Thriller or Adventure– Intensity- Dean Koontz (thriller)
Romance or Poetry Collected Works of Robert Frost
Fantasy or Sci-Fi The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (sci-fi)
11. What twelve items would you take to a deserted island if you were going to be stranded there for twelve months and why those items – how are they functional to your survival?
A gun with lots of ammo
A large amount of writing materials
Paint, brushes, and canvases
Lighters- lots of them
Nylon cord -100s of yards
12 months of potable water
Canned meat and fruit
First aid supplies
12.Does the society of today need social media platforms? Are they dying – as is suggested – off or are people simply after something else that is socially oriented but more personable?
I think if they disappeared forever, we’d all be better off. “Social Media” is an oxymoron. There’s nothing ‘social’ in ‘media’. From what I’ve been witnessing lately, more reading, thinking, and personal human contact, would be of great benefit. Paying more attention to the people and things that really matter might do wonders.