Question Time Over Coffee- 11-12-22

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 MemoirHighest 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
Fishing equipment
Lighters- lots of them
Several books
Nylon cord -100s of yards
12 months of potable water
Several Tarps
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.

26 thoughts on “Question Time Over Coffee- 11-12-22

  1. I adore Robert Frost! I like your social media answer. I hesitate to say it “should” disappear, since so many enjoy it, but it’s mostly horrible, imo. Blogging, on the other hand, is awesome 🙂

  2. Hey Susan, many thanks for taking part this week 🙂

    With you all the way on social media, if it vanished, l wouldn’t shed a tear and as good ol’ Robert Frost himself said “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on. He would be right especially if people grasped that if social media dropped from the planet, life would go on.

    Great survival list, l would hate to be on the wrong side of yours with all your killing tools, guns, machetes and yards and yards of hanging rope 🙂

    I too walked barefoot as a child, l grew up in Australia and although they would say ‘that’s the last thing you should do there’, barefoot was more comfortable, these days whilst l still find shoes annoying, l am usually found in socks or barefoot still.

    Great answers 🙂

  3. Thanks for visiting me, so I could find my way back to you! took a fly-by read here at your work – and please forgive me if I don’t immediately follow OR I follow and then do not like/read/comment on every post you do – LOL – Just because – well – given your answers here? and your About Page?

    Um, yeah – I admire your time available/moxie to do your job AND also post/share in several prompts over time – – that said – on this post?

    Great! I can pack my Go Bag with what’s important to me, (a Go bag I can lift, carry, etc. over long hauls!) and hope, somehow, I get marrooned on the island with you – where upon, we’ll eat, drink, survive, be merry & curious, all while we discuss the deeper philosophical/theological and modern things driving technology/social media/legislation introduced pros & cons – 😀 😀 …

    All I suspect, really, just now, is this….
    I could be marooned with you – and never feel scared or unsafe….Fear of survival would never drive either of us into combat against each others – on the other hand, as basic needs met for us each to survive???

    Oh, my! Wouldn’t I love sitting around the hearth fire late into the night, sharing, discussing, learning various perspectives and knowledge, with you – ❤

    that’s it – for now – only disclaimer you’ll get from me is: “Thanks for the visit, the breadcrumbs to learn more about you and…..

    Well – I Am what I am – Last Chance to Change your Mind!!! LOL

    1. Your visit would be most welcomed! We could start with the meaning of life and work back. 😉
      It’s a pleasure to sorta meet you and perhaps we may brush elbows again.
      Thank-you with a firm handshake. 😁 💜

      1. “Thank you with a firm handshake’ ….and….
        “looking into the soul of each other via the eyes’ – LOL

        I changed my mind – after reading a bit more through your archives – yup – will follow and my heart and thine will share here and there – alas – you post more often than I and seriously, as caretaker of lil ones and the future, I admire how you do such things! Alas, as I expand my ‘horizons’ into new-to-me communities and circles here? the sheer VOLUME of works created by artistic, creative souls, often overwhelms me in ‘keeping up on reading’ stuff – thus – well – if I had the brains God gave a Goat (saying in my family, I don’t know why – Goats are pretty smart at surviving on lil to nothing – LOL) I wouldn’t SAY anything and just ‘do me’ hit and miss, as case in time/space/priorities demand – 😀 That said –

        Well – at hearth/home/discussions?

        We shall learn more about each other over and over through our posts/comments, eh?? Thanks for finding me, so I could quickly find/spend time discovering you!

        Fantabulous and Bueno Burrito is my own lil tag words for “serendipity, community and collaboration on Life Journeys’ – 😀

      2. Humbly pleased by your interest.
        Goats are pretty cool. Never got to know one well enough…yet.
        Thanks to you fellow journeyman.
        One of my favorite sayings is, “People are all ordinary but some of us just happen to more ordinary than others.” 😉
        I appreciate your style already. Until then…

      3. Yuppers – “people are ordinary” – quote – Me Too, although my version is:

        “All people are ordinary and extraordinary and well – all the same and different, unique, all at once” – for myself, on “Meaning of Life’ campfire talks – I eschew labels and stereotypes, EVEN while I GRASP and understand why we humans are prone to using them – to make sense of our world/choose our paths/our sides/our survival – –

        And yet, everytime I dive deeper into ancient religions/traditions/practices and/or how they are interrupted by modern day followers of this/that?

        I continue to see Archetypes that spread throughout all of them – the good, the bad, the ludicrous – from my ‘labeling’ of such things – in effort, once more, as mere mortal, to understand the world and my place in it – where I can help, where I’m hurting – where I can be an agent of change/catalyst for change but too, where I can remember & remind others of deep traditions few of us mortals can easily walk away from – 😀

      4. NATURE. All we need to know begins and ends there. Every conceivable pattern (of those we’re capable of conceiving) can be discovered there.
        As for all the nonsense about ‘diversity’, each person is unique. That’s all we need to know.
        Thanks for these exchanges. 👍😊

      5. Enjoyed ‘chatting with you via comments’ – 😀 and yes, Nature’s patterns and learning ever more of Those patterns – is my ultimate quest to make sense of the world around me – 🙂

      6. P.S. – Meaning of Life? It is what it Is – Always Changing, Never the Same and well – we got nothing but ourselves and each other to survive it – YOUR Turn! 😀 😀 ❤

      7. *Correction – Life: Always the Same/Never the Same – all at once – 😀 Me and my flying, typo, fingers that can’t keep up with my brain dictation – LOL

      8. LOL! Yup! But ‘move fast, break things, fix, move again’ hasn’t really served anyone, well, on human fronts, ever – but Tech world is still, in timeline of ‘existence’ ….young – I treat tech world like a 2 year old – “Ohhh! Look at you! Isn’t that innovative and creative?” plus “Um, you are young, you have a lot to learn and obviously, you need a time out to reconsider your life choices. I’m here if ya need me, but THIS is NOT acceptable in our home, safe space -“

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