Yet More Q&A

A few days ago, fellow blogger, Marilyn Armstrong, asked and answered 25 questions. Unlike Marilyn, I blog anonymously, but I still enjoy answering questions any blogger asks as long as I don’t have to reveal my real-world identity.

So here are Marilyn’s questions and my answers. Feel free to take these same questions and post your own answers if you feel like it.

1. What bill do you hate paying the most? 

Healthcare related bills: Medicare premiums, Medicare supplement premiums, premiums for things not covered by Medicare (dental/vision), and the parts of my medical expenses not covered by Medicare or the supplementary plans.

2. When was the last time you had a romantic dinner? 

In a couple of weeks when Mrs. Fandango and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary.

3. What do you really want to be doing? 

Right now? Sleeping, maybe.

4. How many colleges did you attend? 

Two, one undergraduate and one graduate.

5. Why did you choose the shirt you have on?

It’s clean.

6. Thoughts on gas prices?

Way too high. If you don’t live in San Francisco, you’re not paying nearly as much for gas as I am, which is why I walk and take the bus, rather than drive, as often as I can.

7. First thought when the alarm goes off in the morning? 

I don’t set the alarm. My cat usually wakes me up if I’m still asleep at 7 am. And when he does, my first thought is “why did we ever get a cat?”

8. Last thought you have before you go to bed?

Maybe tonight I’ll be able to sleep through the whole night without having to get up to pee.

9. Do you miss being a child?

Intellectually no, physically yes.

10. What errand/chore do you despise the most?

See number 1.

11. Up early or sleep in? 

See number 7.

12. Pet’s names?

Dog and Cat. (Not really, but like me, they prize their anonymity.)

13. Favorite lunch meat?

Tuna fish…and yes, I know, tuna fish is not “meat,” but I generally don’t eat lunch meats.

14. What do you get every time at Wal-Mart? 

I honestly can’t remember the last time I set foot inside a Wal-Mart.

15. Beach or lake?

Mountain with an ocean view.

16. Is marriage overrated?

My wife reads my blog, so I refuse to answer on the grounds that I want to stay married.

17. Ever crashed your vehicle?

Oh yes. But, of, course, it was always the other driver’s fault.

18. Strangest place you’ve brushed your teeth?

Define “strangest.”

19. Somewhere you’ve never been but want to go?

Australia and/or New Zealand.

20. At this point in your life would you want to start a new career?

Fuck no. I’m retired.

21. How old are you?

Old enough to know better.

22. Do you have a go to person?

My wife.

23. Are you where you want to be in life? 

I’m still alive, so yes.

24. Growing up what were your favorite cartoons? 

Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.

25. What do you think has changed about you since you were a teenager?

I have fewer zits, more facial hair, and a lot less hair on the top of my head.

23 thoughts on “Yet More Q&A

  1. Marilyn Armstrong August 22, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Good ones. I don’t think of healthcare as bills. I think of it as cruel and unusual punishment.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Melanie B Cee August 22, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Amen to that sister. I didn’t think of that mess either….reminds me that my ‘financial advisor” (and I thought a person only had THOSE if one had money) is coming over to talk about my health insurance and whether I should change plans. The one I’ve got is going insane with raising their costs of everything AND picking my pocket. 😡

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Debbie Gravett August 22, 2018 / 9:43 am

    For a non American why is gas more expensive in San Francisco? Any special reason – being green etc?
    #7 I have the same problem. She normally wants the passage door opened at 6:30 so that she can get to her food. Maybe I should just bring her food to the sleeping side of the house at night, because I don’t need to get up to pee during the night, I just wake up every so often, turn and try go back to sleep 😉
    They say ageing is not for sissies and I’m not close to retired, but according to my teenager I’m old.

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    • Fandango August 22, 2018 / 11:52 am

      California has the highest gas taxes in the country, along with tougher gas standards than those of the federal government and mandates the use of cleaner gas with fewer emissions. It costs more to refine because it’s a special oxygenated blend that meets California’s strict air-quality rules. Refineries have to use a specialized process, and only a few refineries are able to make California-approved gas.

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  3. Melanie B Cee August 22, 2018 / 11:17 am

    #8 gets my vote as best answer! I tend to think that too, and am usually disappointed… 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Marleen August 22, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    #1 Paying for subcontractor work in order to get the electronic receipt that shows the work wasn’t done to spec.
    #2 Define romantic.
    #3 Swimming.
    #4 Six.
    #5 It was handy after a shower, clean, and a crew team t-shirt (one of my sons has been on a team, and it’s his birthday — I’ll be leaving here soon, but changing).

    #6 Not too terrible.

    #7 Sshh.

    More later, maybe.

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    • Michael August 22, 2018 / 5:21 pm

      1. What bill do you hate paying the most?
      Every one. We have a health system which is no where near as complicated as yours.

      2. When was the last time you had a romantic dinner?
      Novemeber 2012.
      3. What do you really want to be doing?
      Thinking of something coherent to write.
      4. How many colleges did you attend?
      Two.
      5. Why did you choose the shirt you have on?
      It’s clean.
      6. Thoughts on gas prices?
      Expensive but I don’t drive far so it lasts a while.
      7. First thought when the alarm goes off in the morning?
      I don’t set the alarm. I think of what’s in store for the day.
      8. Last thought you have before you go to bed?
      I’m tired but I’ll be up in 90 minutes or so to visit the toilet.
      9. Do you miss being a child?
      No..
      10. What errand/chore do you despise the most?
      Cleaning, I’m very lackadaisical about it. Hopefully my cleaning lady will be around soon.
      11. Up early or sleep in?
      Depends on what is on today.
      12. Pet’s names?
      NA
      13. Favorite lunch meat?
      NA.
      14. What do you get every time at Wal-Mart?
      NA.
      15. Beach or lake?
      Beach.
      16. Is marriage overrated?
      If you are good at it, then no, if not, then yes.
      17. Ever crashed your vehicle?
      Yes, only once, reversed into a car..
      18. Strangest place you’ve brushed your teeth?
      Kitchen sink.
      19. Somewhere you’ve never been but want to go?
      Central Europe.
      20. At this point in your life would you want to start a new career?
      No way.
      21. How old are you?
      Old enough to wish I knew better.
      22. Do you have a go to person?
      No only me.
      23. Are you where you want to be in life?
      I’m still alive, so yes.
      24. Growing up what were your favorite cartoons?
      Sylvester and Tweetie..
      25. What do you think has changed about you since you were a teenager?
      I have grown a tad more world wise, I’ve come to accept I am who I am.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Sight11 August 22, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Should I participate, pass… I’m not like you Sensei. I’m normal, not extraordinary, but a loner.

    Liked by 1 person

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