11 More Questions

2594C797-BF72-42D8-BE0B-1E2D14895240So msjadeli over at Tao Talk, got nominated for a Liebster Award and posted her 11 questions, which she dutifully passed on to “anyone who wants to answer.” I think she’s talking about me! So here goes.

  1. Pets or no pets? If pets, please do tell about them. If no pets, why not? We have a dog and a cat. Our dog, a black German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix is a 13 year-old rescue dog. Our cat, a typical black cat with green eyes, is around 11 and was a stray who somehow found us.

  2. What’s the farthest you’ve been from your home? Our son spent two semesters in Russia during his undergraduate years and we visited him there. We went to St. Petersburg and then took the midnight train to Moscow.

  3. What’s the funniest thing you ever saw? That short video of a monkey shining shoes and washing a cat. 

  4. Who is your favorite comedian? The late, great George Carlin.

  5. What’s your favorite TV series, past or present? The Wire.

  6. If you had a time machine and could go to only 3 places, where would they be and why? I’m too old to want to go gallivanting through time and space by getting into a time machine and going to any other places or times. Besides, what would happen if there was some technical glitch and I got stuck somewhere I didn’t want to be. No thank you.

  7. What do you consider your greatest skill? My ability to sniff out bullshit (figuratively, not literally).

  8. If you could be frozen in a cryogenic tank right now and wake up in 50 years, would you do it? Why or why not? No, because the way things are going, our planet might be uninhabitable in 50 years.

  9. If you had to choose between losing your hearing and losing your sight, which one would you choose to lose? My hearing ain’t so good as it is, so I’d have to go with that. I surely don’t want to lose my eyesight.

  10. What is your favorite fairy tale? Right now I’d say it’s Humpty Dumpty, where Donald Trump is Humpty Dumpty and all the king’s men are the prosecutors working for Robert Mueller.

  11. What is one thing you hope to get for the holidays (if you celebrate where gifts are exchanged)? A good night’s sleep.4DFA9729-ED43-4C05-86D9-23EC9EA5050C

19 thoughts on “11 More Questions

  1. Marleen December 16, 2018 / 10:58 am

    What does your son (who spent two semesters in Russia) do?

    Did he or you and your wife enjoy being there? When?

    I met an art institute professor who went there
    during the time of the Soviet Union and took a flight that
    ruined her ears because the pressure wasn’t right in the cabin.

    Here’s auto-correct for you:
    “who spent two semesters” was changed to “atonement telemarketers”

    Liked by 2 people

      • Marleen December 16, 2018 / 11:25 am

        It is kinda, isn’t it. Thanks. I get frustrated, though.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango December 16, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Our son is a project manager for a software firm. We enjoyed being there, but it was “different.” It was back in 2003 during his junior year in college.


      • Marleen December 16, 2018 / 5:22 pm

        I’m sure it was different. It might’ve been nice (or educational) to go there sometime; I think I would’ve liked to. Right after the Soviet Union crumbled, our country did some business with them (more than before and, I think, more than now). I still have a black dressy long-coat made in Russia from back in the nineties. It was a surprise holding that in my hands (shipped from a catalogue fulfilment) and reading the label inside the velvet collar.

        I went to some kind of traveling art show from Russia in the nineties. (The art professor I met, though, wasn’t at that.)

        I suppose your son took Russian. I have a son who took some Chinese (but he didn’t go to China). That son also took other languages.

        I recommend a book called Red Notice, by Bill Browder.

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    • Marleen December 16, 2018 / 11:26 am

      Yes. And if lots of people had themselves frozen, it would ruin the environment more.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. sandmanjazz December 16, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Sadly in my trade, a good night’s sleep in the season is non-existant. You run on quick recharges and cat naps on lunch breaks

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Irene December 17, 2018 / 6:51 am

    I think you qualify as a Marvel superhero for your answer to #7!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 17, 2018 / 7:32 am

      Maybe they’ll make a movie out of that superhero.


      • Irene December 17, 2018 / 11:36 am

        You even have the looks and the name already!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. leigha66 December 26, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    I’ve heard people say good things about The Wire but I still don’t know what it is about?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 26, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      About drugs in inner city Baltimore. Extremely well acted and compelling.

      Liked by 1 person

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