Rory’s Weird Questions; Fandango’s Even Weirder Answers

Rory, aka, A Guy Called Bloke, received two more nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award and he gave my blog a shoutout as one of his “pay it forward” nominees. Thank you, Rory.

But Rory was also kind enough to give us each a “Nominee Exemption Card,” which means we can answer the questions he posed without having to nominate others. That said, anyone else who does want to answer Rory’s interesting questions should feel free to copy and paste the questions, but not my answers, which are protected by the plagiarism laws of the United States. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed!

What’s the most fun you have ever had without being under the influence of something or someone?

Downhill snow skiing at Taos in New Mexico.CA0619C1-7506-4614-B5CC-A07677E78823

What’s the most fun you have ever had without the obvious, naked?

Without being naked? Um, downhill snow skiing at Taos in New Mexico?D3F170F5-754C-4868-BA20-806F48118E47

What’s the most fun you have ever had while under the influence of something or someone?

Playing Hearts while under the influence of pot-infused gummy bears.70DFC77F-1624-41A6-A0AE-0CFDD603D4CC

What’s the stupidist question l have ever asked of you?

“What’s the stupidest question I have ever asked of you?”

What’s the question you want to answer but no one yet, even me, has not yet asked you?

“… but no one yet, even me, has not yet asked you?” I think that’s a double negative question with two “yets” contained in it. So my answer is that I have not yet not been asked a question that I have not yet been asked. I think.

What’s your suggestion for the Christmas Challenge?

How to get through Christmas without starting out the new year in serious debt. That’s my biggest Christmas challenge.

What is the craziest blog you have ever read, and l don’t mean mine?

Most of the blogs I have read have, at one point or another, bordered on kind of crazy. That’s why I read them.FF000659-2739-46A6-84A4-01B1EAC5F80F

What is the theory of what is?

It is what it is, isn’t it?

What is the color red when mixed with Tripping the Light Fantastic?

Usually it’s a traffic ticket for running a red light while tripping on bad acid.

What is the answer to the Dodo, like seriously why?

Do wah diddy diddy dum.

And finally, what is the answer to this riddle?

Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle.0E55074F-7E7B-46C2-8385-BC879C031027


DD3EB313-6285-485B-AC7B-BB2C04ACE9A4“Three more months,” George said.

“Are you talking about how much longer we’ll be in residence up here, Chief?” Charlie asked.

“Of course he is,” Anita chimed in. “Chief has always been a big pussy about spending a year up here in the Arctic Circle.”

“Ever the flippant one, aren’t you Anita,” George said. “You’re one of the reasons I’m so over this goddam assignment. The only thing colder than the fucking ice and snow in this godforsaken place is you.”

“Okay people,” Charlie said. “As Chief said, there are only three months left and then we’re all outta here. In the meantime, let’s try not to kill one another.

“That’s easy for you to say, Charlie. I know you’re tappin’ into that,” he said, pointing toward Anita.”

“Fuck you, you bastard!” Anita screamed as she jumped up and started going after George.

Charlie stood and placed himself between the two engineers. “Cut it out you two,” he said. “Just three more months, remember?”

From a control room in Nebraska, Lieutenant Harris smiled and looked at Captain Kowalski. “You owe me five hundred bucks, Hal,” he said. “I told you nine months would be their limit.”

“Fine,” Kowalski said. “I was wrong. I thought these three would make the full year. Turn off the monitors and call in the extract team. We need to get them out of there while they’re all still breathing. We don’t need yet another isolation homicide on the books.”

Written for these one-word prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (residence), Scott’s Daily Prompt (chief), Ragtag Daily Prompt (chime), Daily Addictions (arctic), Word of the Day Challenge (flippant), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (over).

Share Your World — Negativity and My Morning Pee

SYWGood Monday morning to everyone. If it’s Monday, it’s Share Your World time from Melanie over at Sparks from a Combustible Mind. Here are this week’s questions.

Is there one post on your site that is really special to you?

Like my children, all of my posts are special to me. That said, this is one of my personal favorites.CA28A49D-7EFF-4635-BBFE-15C98FF301B4.jpeg

How do you deal with negative people?

I try not to if it’s avoidable. If I can’t avoid dealing with negative people I try to ignore them and not be pulled into their web of negativity.

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?

That I need to pee.E52BD42D-9267-4387-BC45-33FDCEBCE439

Would you rather be able to talk with the animals or speak all foreign languages?

I’d rather be able to speak with animals, but if I could speak all foreign languages I could probably earn a boatload of money. Actually, if I could speak with animals, I might even earn more!

What small thing happened today (or in the past few days) that you were grateful for?

Did I already say that the Boston Red Sox won the World Series?

Sunday Writing Prompt — Fuhgeddaboudit

34DCC9D3-27D1-4D90-993B-561EA80AC8E1For this week’s Sunday Writing Prompt from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, the challenge is to try something new. Like using a different medium for your creative expression, tackling a new and perhaps controversial topic, challenging one of your own fears and writing about the experience, or stepping outside of your comfort zone. You get the idea, right?

Well here’s what I have to say about that: fuhgeddaboudit. Why would I want to do that? I’ve challenged myself my entire life. Now it’s time to relax. I’ve earned it. Listen, I’m an old guy, a septuagenarian. I like things the way they are. And I’m actually quite comfortable in my comfort zone. I neither want to nor need to change.

Besides, I do challenge myself with my blog. I post between three and six times a day. I respond to word prompts, to photo prompts, to some of these crazy Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie prompts. I even host my own daily word prompt.

I regularly post my thoughts, observations, and perspectives on what is going on around me. I read what other bloggers have to say and often comment on their posts. I respond to comments that others have made on my posts.

And I also have other activities of daily living that I have to manage, ranging from walking the dog multiple times a day to chores around the house to keeping my wife happy to paying the bills and to reading books and watching TV.

Seriously, the last thing I need right now is to take on any new challenges. This old dog doesn’t want to learn new tricks.

FOWC with Fandango — Over

FOWCWelcome to November 5, 2018 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “over.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.