MLMM Photo Challenge — Up Close and Personal


This week’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge asks us to do “something different.” We are asked to share our own portrait and to write something about ourselves.

Okay. Well, when you blog anonymously, it’s sort of antithetical to share your actual portrait and to write about yourself, is it not?

Most of what I am willing to share with you, my readers, is already stated in my “About” page. If you haven’t read it yet, click here.

But in the spirit of this challenge, I have posted a self-portrait. Well, a close-up of my mustache, lips, and beard-covered chin. And those are my actual eyes shown on the header image of this blog. So if you put the header image of my eyes together with the image at the top of this post of my mustache, mouth, and chin, you can let your imagination fill in the gaps to know what I look like in real life.

As to writing something about myself that I haven’t previously revealed in the 965 posts I’ve posted so far on this blog, that’s going to be hard.

So here’s what I propose. In the comments section of this post, ask me anything you want to know about me. I’ll pick five or so questions and write a post answering them.

And if I don’t get any questions in the comments, I’m going to have to assume that you either already know everything you want to know about me and that you have absolutely zero interest in finding out something about new me that you don’t know.

Or that maybe you simply couldn’t care less. Ouch, that hurts.

37 thoughts on “MLMM Photo Challenge — Up Close and Personal

  1. Cyranny May 1, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Well, Fandango, it is a true pleasure to discover a little more about you 🙂 Nice whiskers you got there! I will propose a question for sure, but I’ll just think about it a little, to find something worth asking, if you pick it in the end, that is 🙂 xx

    Liked by 1 person

      • Cyranny May 1, 2018 / 6:45 pm

        I’ll come back with a good one… at least, I’ll try 🙂 hehehe

        Liked by 1 person

      • Cyranny May 2, 2018 / 9:21 am

        Ok… Here I go. If you could relive one day of your life again, knowing you can’t change anything about it, what moment would you like to live a second time, and why?

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Sight11 May 1, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Sensei do you think there is even a small chance of us meeting?

    Liked by 1 person

      • Sight11 May 1, 2018 / 4:51 pm

        So who’s the guy with the facial hair. Should I search around whole of San Francisco looking for him?

        Liked by 1 person

  3. rugby843 May 1, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    I love those eyes and guess I’ll have to photoshop to bring you altogether, uh, no, I have no idea how to do that! Let’s see, you have said you live in SF which is one of my fave cities. Btw, had my first sourdough sandwich there, I think it resembled a “philly steak”. It was cold and did the trick to warm me. Take a ride on a cable car for me, please? ☺️

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Marilyn Armstrong May 1, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    You stopped showing up in my email today. I”m going to follow you — again. This is really getting on my nerves.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango May 1, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Seriously? Wow. I wonder why I just suddenly stopped showing up in emails. I wonder if it’s everyone’s or just yours.


  5. Marilyn Armstrong May 1, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    You have completely disappeared from the search engine. Your name “fandango” brings up nothing and since you don’t have a listed name, unless you alter you name to something that isn’t what WordPress considers “open territory” and anyone can use it, you are gone. I have not gotten any of your emails in a couple of days … I found this one by chance and otherwise you are gone.

    I can’t track you down and you’re gone from my follower list — and your title no longer comes up. I also don’t have your URL. So you may want to deal with this. It too me a month to get around to it and i lost an awful lot of followers while they were screwing with me.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango May 1, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      I just searched on “Fandango” on my iPhone’s WordPress app and got this:


    • Fandango May 1, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      And then searched on “Fivedotoh” and got this:


    • Fandango May 1, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      So I’m not sure what is going on with WordPress, but whatever it is, it’s not good.


  6. Michael May 1, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    You are braver than I, have you always been so good looking?
    Do you have milk in your tea/coffee?
    Do you put your trousers on right or left foot first?
    If I used your ‘bathroom’ would the toilet paper roll from the top or the bottom?

    I’m sorry if these are hypersensitive questions but your answers will allow me to decide if I like you or not???

    Liked by 2 people

  7. pensitivity101 May 2, 2018 / 4:55 am

    Q: What is your most embarrassing moment?
    Q: Who (living or dead) would you have as President of the USA?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. She May 2, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Do you wear any jewellery or adornments on your fingers, arms, neck, and what is their significance?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango May 2, 2018 / 9:16 am

      I wear a watch on my wrist and my wedding band on the ring finger of my left hand. One is to tell me the time and the other is to remind me that time will tell.


      • She May 2, 2018 / 9:32 am

        Interestingly put😊😊😊 hopefully time will tell happily for you both😊

        Liked by 1 person

  9. Wordifull Melanie May 2, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    Well being that I’ve only recently come across your blog and have only read a “bit” of your offerings…I really know nothing 🙂

    So questions…(nothing Earth shattering mind you)

    Favorite band and/or song?
    Favorite author and/or book?
    Creamy or crunchy?
    What is your quest?
    What is your favorite color?
    What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango May 2, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      Favorite band: oh wow. I’m going with The Beatles
      Author or book: Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
      Creamy or crunchy: Well, if your asking about peanut butter, crunchy
      My quest: a really good night’s sleep
      Favorite color: blue jeans
      Air speed velocity of an unladen swallow: 24 mph, give or take.


      • Wordifull Melanie May 2, 2018 / 1:32 pm

        Excellent choices, yes Peanut butter and good luck on that good night’s sleep!

        oh and ….24 mph, give or take 😀 ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  10. leigha66 May 2, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    Do you have a “bucket list” and what are or would be the top three things on it? If you won a million dollars what would be the first 3 things you would do/buy?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango May 2, 2018 / 10:38 pm

      Hmm. A bucket list, huh? One — I’d like to buy an RV and drive (with my wife, dog, and cat) to every national park in the country. Two — I’d like to have an extended visit to Australia and New Zealand, since I’ve never been to either country. Three — I’d like to have a role in a movie or TV show.

      Okay, a million dollars. One — Buy that RV. Two — pay for round trip air fare to and from Australia and New Zealand, as well as hotels and meals. Three — Bribe some producer to give me a role in a movie or TV show.

      Liked by 1 person

      • leigha66 May 3, 2018 / 12:43 pm

        I don’t know, would a million be enough to bribe a producer these days?

        Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango May 3, 2018 / 1:23 pm

          Probably not much left over after buying the RV and paying for the tickets and accommodations. Good point.

          Liked by 1 person

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