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Question Time Over Coffee- Odd and rarely Angry

What actions do you take if you can’t sleep naturally?

I’ve never had that problem.

Can you easily recognise if you are suffering from stress, and if so, what do you do to reduce it? Are you able to see signs of stress in your friends or your family more than you?

Stress takes many shapes. There’s the kind when you are close to being overwhelmed with tasks. There is the kind when you’re waiting for important news. There’s the kind when a loved one is ill or deeply sad and you’re at a loss to help them. And there’s the kind that you give to yourself in the form of guilt or worry (usually over things you can’t change).
The first type I find exhilarating. I’m a habitual procrastinator probably just because of that. That “bring it on!” feeling makes me feel alive. The second type is something I handle well too. That probably comes from my “It is what it is.” general approach. The third kind can take a physical toll on me. I’m not a crier. If I were, perhaps I’d be better off. If I keep this kind of stress too much to myself, I end up getting ill myself. One time, I got up and couldn’t walk! My legs hurt and wouldn’t support me. There was no other explanation for that malady, and it went away as soon as I gave myself permission to disengage and rest. As for self-imposed stress, I usually keep telling myself to “cut that out!”. Sometimes I listen. 😉
I can see stress in others depending upon how they handle it. If they’re a person who keeps it inside, as I do, then they’re harder to read.

The West holds firm concerning the war in Ukraine. However, how do you feel about it all now? Do you believe we are providing too much or too little support?

The West is being ‘played’ into destroying itself. Military and powerful elites are enriching themselves by appealing to the better nature of humans. The virtue signaling going on is nauseating once you realize what is going on.

How much black-and-white honesty from your best friends do you believe your friendship with them warrants? Should friends be brutally honest with you or provide support without question?

At least my true friends are honest. We’re likely friends because of my tendency to be brutally honest. I think you can offer support even when you’re honest. Those things are not mutually exclusive.

Do you think you have an addictive personality?

Not at all. I jump from one thing to another with excitement for something new. I’d get bored if I dwelled on anything for too long. I marvel at Olympians training for years for a single moment. They overlook many everyday interests and joys in that purpose. I can’t imagine putting all my eggs in one basket. “Variety is the spice of life.”

Why are so many of today’s online/television advertisements so cringey? Are you ever influenced by the comedy or corniness of them?

I’m not easily influenced by any ‘sales pitch’. Actually, if any person comes off as ‘smooth’ or ‘charming’ my alarm bells start to ring. I think Groucho Marx nailed it. I don’t think anyone can do those things without astute observers catching on.

“The Two Most Important Words In The World Are Honesty And Sincerity, If You Can Fake These You’ve Got It Made.”-Groucho Marx

Do you ever need help responding to some comments left by readers on your blog posts, as in not knowing how or what to respond with? Why is this, and what usually throws you off?

All I do is make a mental note of well composed comments on my posts and use (a form of) them myself when they apply. Sometimes I’m stuck but find just a “thank-you” is sufficient. Some people are good at commenting. I’m not.

What five vegetables do you use the most each week or month?

Tomatoes (actually a fruit), broccoli, beets, corn, green beans, and lettuce … I’m aware that’s 6 but, whatever. 😉

What is the most outrageous thing you have ever done?

Probably going ‘skinny dipping’ in a river after dark with my husband. It was during our honeymoon period.

Have your blog reading habits changed since you first started to blog?
Have you ever felt frustrated from reading blog posts because they are perhaps not piquing your interest?
What have you done to prevent the boredom from biting deep if this is the case?

Occasionally I read blogs that sound interesting but mostly just write my own and respond to people who comment or use the same prompts. Blogging doesn’t take up my whole day.

Do you find it easy to make difficult decisions, and do you have a process of elimination for making those tough decisions?

It’s those darn little decisions that get to me… vanilla or chocolate, tacos or hamburgers, etc.
The big ones are well thought through.

What’s the longest you have gone without a shower?

A week.

Between the choice of a deep fried insect sandwich or a raw earthworm hamburger with no option of declining either, which would you choose?

Definitely anything deep fried works for me. I hear that grasshoppers taste nutty. I’m in.

How would your family and friends react if you started to talk to another person one day that no one else could see but you? Do you speak to yourself regularly?

They probably wouldn’t even notice. I talk out loud to myself all of the time and when I’m not doing that I’m likely talking to plants and animals. My oddness lost its shock value years ago. LOL

How far can you be pushed before annoyance becomes full-blown anger and what is your anger style?

I’m incredibly hard to get where I lose my cool. I only recall 3 times in my life. I didn’t hurt anyone but made it crystal clear that I would, and I wasn’t afraid to die in the process.
My calm nature is terribly effective in the anger department. It disarms most people. IF I were to get angry, everyone would notice, and jaws would hit the floor. That would be my own personal atomic bomb of shock. So, if you’re able to make me angry, it may not end well for you. The gloves come off!
Bruce Banner said it best: ” Don’t make me angry. You won’t like me when I’m angry.”


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

13 thoughts on “Question Time Over Coffee- Odd and rarely Angry

  1. Hey Susan 🙂

    What five vegetables do you use the most each week or month?

    Tomatoes (actually a fruit), broccoli, beets, corn, green beans, and lettuce … I’m aware that’s 6 but, whatever.

    Actually that is 5, because the Tommy is a fruit – well to botanists it’s a fruit and yet to dieticians it’s a veg.

    I agree with John regarding your answer regarding Ukraine. Yes it is terrible, but l can’t help but ask myself what’s the agenda here? Every nation has an agenda. They always have an agenda.

    I admire your coolness when it comes to anger – l am much better these days, but l have very little to do with people that pee me off 🙂

    Great answers to read through – many thanks and wishing you a lovely Sunday afternoon.

    1. Much appreciated. Glad to hear you’re on a similar page with Ukraine. A relative handful of bad actors can cause destruction and pain to so many. That nearly gets me ANGRY enough to hurt someone. Lucky for them, I can’t get my hands on ’em. 😉

  2. I talk to my cats all the time. They pretty much ignore me so I guess I’m really talking to myself. I rarely get angry when I do it’s usually a quiet kind of thing.

    1. Oh, it’s those quiet types who are the most dangerous! LOL
      As for cats, they’re listening but (like husbands) they don’t feel moved to answer you. 😁 Thanks for your comment. 💜

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