No Award, Just Q&A

3146D90E-6377-400B-8BC8-A8EB4278D170Di, over at Pensitivity101, was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award. Congratulations, Di. Then Di wrote, “Everyone has something to offer in blogland, so if you would like to accept this award and answer my 11 questions, then here they are.

Well, Di, as mine is an award-free blog, I don’t accept the award, but I do accept the challenge on answering your 11 questions.

Here we go.

1. Do you plan your blogging day, or just log in and go with the flow?

Both. I plan my prompts in advance, but I otherwise log in and go with the flow.

2. If you have a garden, do you prefer flowers or vegetables, or a mixture of both?

I do not have a garden. Neither flowers nor vegetables grow very well under my supervision. So when I want veggies, I get them from the grocery store and when my wife wants flowers, I steal them from one of my neighbor’s gardens.

3. Can you swim underwater?

Yes. And sometimes I even do it intentionally.

4. When was the last time you rode a bicycle (push bike)?

A couple of months ago, but, sadly, my bike has been gathering dust in my garage since our movers the ‘burbs in early February. I really need to dust it off and get back out there.

5. What is your favourite part of a cooked breakfast? (bacon, eggs, sausage etc)

I’d have to say bacon, only because I eat it so rarely that it’s special treat.278B4B6C-E3BD-4BF8-97A4-F6B03B9E8B08

6. Do you sing in the shower?

Yes, like nobody’s watching (or listening).

7. What unnerves you most, being stared at by a dog/cat, or a child?

By a kid. No question!3C6E69F7-CE19-4667-B9E2-B417045EB569

8. Do you still have your appendix?

Yes, and my tonsils, too. All my original equipment.

9. Glasses or contacts, or neither?


10. What is your favorite day of the week and why?

Every day of the week is pretty much the same to me, these days.

11. Are you left or right handed?

I’m a righty.

Okay, your turn!

SoCS — I Want You to Pay Attention

55CCF9FF-2D07-484E-8A43-8B2443A35340I want you to pay close attention to what Donald Trump said recently. I want you to think about it. I want to give you a glimpse into the convoluted way the President of the United States thinks. Are you ready?

Donald Trump tried to downplay the severity of America’s coronavirus outbreak by arguing that the U.S. wouldn’t be leading the world in cases if it weren’t for the fact that so much testing is being done. I swear I’m not making this up. Here are Trump’s own words.

“Don’t forget, we have more cases than anybody in the world. But why? Because we do more testing. When you test, you have a case. When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing, we would have very few cases.”

So Donald Trump, the leader of the free world, believes that coronavirus cases simply wouldn’t exist if we didn’t test to find them.

Oh, he also promised that the U.S. will reopen “vaccine or no vaccine.” He said, “The U.S. will overcome the coronavirus crisis with or without an effective vaccine.” Then he added that the disease will “go away at some point” either way.

Hmm. This reminds me of when he predicted in February that the U.S. would go down from 15 coronavirus cases to nearly zero. Or when he claimed in early March that the virus will be gone by April because, when temperatures rise, “the virus will miraculously go away.” Or when he predicted in April that there would be zero coronavirus deaths in the U.S. by mid-May.

I want you to think about what Donald Trump has said and how he’s responded to the pandemic.

I especially want you to think about all this when you vote in November.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where we are asked to “make the word ‘want’ the first, second, or third word of your post.”

FOWC with Fandango — Circle

FOWCWelcome to May 16, 2020 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 “circle.”

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.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

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