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Question Time Over Coffee- Good Times

Do you sometimes ‘just’ LIKE posts from those you follow but don’t often read the content, and if so, why do you do this?

Is it a time restraint or something else that motivates this action?

I’ve done it only a few times and it was from a time constraint. Feeling I knew the author and reading it a bit to get the gist, made me confident that I agreed or liked the form that was presented.

What do you do with gifts you have received but have no use for?

Inspired by Sadje

Thank-you, Sadje, for this question. I have a definite opinion on this. I regift things to others if I cannot or will not use them. Often, the gift finds a happy recipient. Why can I do this without hesitation? Because when I give someone a gift, it has absolutely no strings attached. If it helps the recipient as a gift for someone that they know who would enjoy it, so be it. Gift giving is not a contest but an act of goodwill.

Have people become lazier concerning cooking do you think, or is it more a case of people not knowing how to cook?

Is cooking considered a valuable skill by you?

I don’t concern myself with what others do or why they do it. As for me, I’m cooking often. Some of it comes down to being a thriftier practice than buying prepared foods… some of it is to avoid over-processed prepared foods… and some of it is because I trust the cleanliness of my own kitchen most. I don’t like having to cook as a rule (it’s time consuming) but believe it is the better way for my family (and dogs) to get good nutrition and feel cared for.

What news stories, in your opinion, have so far defined the 2020’s and what do you think they have taught us personally as individuals?

I’ve learned that my instincts served me well when it came to the pandemic, government corruption, and agenda-based leadership decisions. And that fear is a most effective tool for manipulating large groups of people to act in their own worst interests.

What would you never swallow even if you could?

A wild berry that I couldn’t identify.

How many hours of sleep do you get a night, and how many hours do you think you need and why?

I get around 8 to 9 hours every night. Thankfully, I can sleep easily and deeply because the quickest way to get me sick is to deprive me of enough sleep.

How important is it to you to have a clean house or environment to live in and does it have to be pristine?

I invited kids into my home for 46 years. I’m not one who cares about clutter at all. I do want things relatively clean but tidy isn’t my style. There’s too much fun and too many creative endeavors to be had so there’s no time for spit-shining. LOL

Could you give up your Smartphone and break your addiction to it?

I’d do that in an instant.

What have been five of your best TV shows from the dawn of dot to today?

Why were they good?

As a kid, I loved most western series. They taught me many things that I still value…honesty, courage, self-sufficiency, and honor.
As a teen, I loved Star Trek and The Rockford Files. The former introduced me to mind-blowing science fiction concepts. It also had a swashbuckling western quality in Captain Kirk. As for Rockford, he used his head. Watching him gave me the sense that I could figure my way out of any dilemma I might come across.
My favorite sitcom was Frazier. Those writers were, IMHO, excellent. The theme of arrogant ‘stuffed shirts’ meeting up with reality was a winner. The ‘stuffed shirts’ weren’t bad guys and easy to care about too. I laughed many times until I couldn’t breathe!

Why is life not a bed of roses but a bed of thorns?

What makes your life good and or bad?

I don’t agree with the first question. A good life depends on your attitude… if you adopt a victim posture, good luck.

Being born in the U.S. was the first of many good fortunes I’ve been blessed to have. Making the most of what I had by making mostly good decisions and appreciating beauty and truth made all the difference.

Toasted waffles or toasted bread, and why?

Bread. Bread is my biggest food weakness.

How do you feel about the ageing process and you?

I don’t think about it much. I’m a live for today type. I’ve found blessings in every age so far.

What is the last rebellious thing you did?

Some would say refusing to get the ‘vaccine’ was rebellious. I think it was not only a wise decision but only mine to make.

What would be your ideal ‘you experience’ of the following …. museum, theatre, spa day, bungee jumping?

It would be a museum BUT I haven’t ridden a horse in many years. Besides just wanting to smell one up close again, riding would be a blast if it were unsupervised and on a spirited animal.

Could you easily step off the planet and away from society and your friends and being social and also away from the Internet for 12 months?

Be still my heart! If my kids, grandkids, and dogs, were with me, where do I sign up?! {I’d prefer it be just way off the grid. Off of the planet would be freaky.}


I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

10 thoughts on “Question Time Over Coffee- Good Times

  1. i had fun reading your answers. love your sleeping pattern. i also salute you on the vax. my fam and i, we stopped watching the news for months now. we never missed it. 😆

  2. Hey Susan, some very interesting answers here and good to see you again 🙂

    Rockford – l also loved this growing up, James Garner played the part very well and l also agree with Frasier – l liked his character from Cheers originally.

    Worry not, off the planet was not a literal thing, more a case of going off grid.

    What would you say made you so anti-government? Is this something that you had when young or has it developed more with passion in recent years?

    1. I’m not anti-government but very much anti big government. I’m a Constitutionalist. Pro-freedom. The last few years confirmed my distaste that has grown through my 66 years on Earth watching bloated bureaucracy take over. The nudging toward totalitarianism has now come out of the closet. 😉

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