Bright, Sunny Questions

0B7F046B-D7F8-4AD1-81FC-028DBD971D12JP, The Wide Eyed Wanderer, was just nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. She thanked the person who nominated her, answered his questions, and then posed her own three questions, which she invited “everyone” to answer.

1. Since everything is all about holidays right now, what is your favorite holiday? And why?

My favorite holiday used to be The Fourth of July because (1) I loved to go see fireworks and (2) it was my older sister’s birthday. When I was a kid, she would tell me that the fireworks displays were to celebrate her birthday and I didn’t understand why there weren’t fireworks on my birthday. But I’m no longer a fan of Independence Day because my dog is deathly afraid of fireworks and so those damn Fourth of July fireworks make it a miserable night for my poor dog, and thus, for me and my wife. Did I answer the question?CBC4A56A-BD2E-4219-97F0-3182AFD411A7

If you could wish for one thing for the whole world, what would it be?

I’d wish for the world that Donald Trump would no longer be President of the United States and, would, therefore, no longer present a clear and present danger to the rest of the world.

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? If so what’s top on your list for 2019?

Nope. I don’t make ‘em because I can’t keep ‘em. Unlike Donald Trump, who claims, as president, that he has kept more promises than he has made, I am unable to do so. (Do you sense a trend here with my answers?)

5 thoughts on “Bright, Sunny Questions

  1. Marleen December 20, 2018 / 9:30 am

    Fourth of July used to be one of my favorites too. My family and I are going to have to figure out what to do differently. I always liked going to see fireworks as a kid. Then I married someone who grew up setting off fireworks himself [mainly firecrackers that his grandad gave to him and to his brother]… and he was willing, ready, and able to buy “tons” of fireworks to set off in our own yard. So, my children learned this. Next, my children bought tons of fireworks to set off in our new yard and then my dad’s yard. Now, my dad is gone. We still have his yard, but we can’t think of doing it without him there. We spent a couple years at my oldest son’s house with the fireworks, and that was great (except that his wife doesn’t really like fireworks). We even had a year there where we didn’t have to buy fireworks because the neighbor across the street went crazy with that and set them off in the street. But now my oldest song and his wife have gotten a pair of dogs, and the dogs are terrified by the noise. To be honest, I didn’t even feel like celebrating last time… because of our nation having kids in holding camps.

    Other than that, my favorite holiday as a kid was a snow day. I liked sledding behind my house (whether with neighborhood kids or with my cousin or with my dad or some combination of these). My dad build a snow bunny one year… a huge realistic-looking rabbit.I

    I also just liked being home inside on a snow day.

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  2. wideeyedwanderingspoonie December 20, 2018 / 11:53 am

    Oh, thank you so much for taking the time to answer the questions. I have a grand daughter born on July 4 and had a dog deathly afraid of them. I feel your pain, it’s a tough combination. 😉

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  3. Paula Light December 20, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    I like professional fireworks on the 4th and NYE, controlled and safe and over with by midnight. But since now every idiot has the “right” to shoot off fireworks in the middle of the street and blind his kid, not to mention terrorize the neighborhood dogs from sunset on for weeks… fuck them.

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    • Marleen December 20, 2018 / 3:17 pm

      Yeah. It depends on the neighborhood. Rurally, usually anyone can do it anytime — has always been the case. Then, in some suburban places, people can do it only on* the Fourth of July. But I live in a neighborhood now that never allows it ever.

      It’s possible that we tempted fate (so to speak) or too many risks. Probably better that we do have to figure out how to do things differently for the future anyway. [I likely won’t encourage any of my (possible future) grandkids to play football, either.]

      * And there are various other configurations from location to location.

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