It’s Monday and that means that Melanie has graced us with another edition of Share Your World. This time Melanie wants to know…
Is cereal soup? Why or why not?
No. Try putting Cheerios and milk into a sauce plan and heating it up for a few minutes and you’ll quickly see that cereal is not soup. Cereal is cereal and soup is soup, just like day is day, night is night, meat is meat, and fish is fish.
What are some interesting ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”?
These are examples of perfunctory questions that people ask without really expecting or even wanting an answer. That said, if someone asks me, “How’s it going?” I would typically say, “Fine and you?” But maybe someday I’ll instead say, “Well, tell me what it is and I’ll tell you how it’s going.“
And if someone asks, “What do you do?” I might answer, “That depends upon how much time and how much money you have.”
What was your favorite toy growing up?
Probably my Etch-a-Sketch. I used to spend hours with that thing. I wish we had digital photography back then so I could have taken pictures of some of the more elaborate sketches I painstakingly created.
If you have a pet, and you could ask it three questions, what would you ask?
We are down to one pet now that our dog is gone. The three questions I’d like to ask our cat are:
- Why do you insist on jumping up on the table and sitting down right on top of my newspaper every morning when I’m having my first cup of coffee and trying to read the paper?
- Why at 5:00 every morning do you jump on the bed, walk on my body, and start kneading the blanket. Can’t you wait just another hour or two?
- What’s up with those gross hairballs that you spit up every few days? A little warning might be nice.
What’s one simple thing society at large could do to improve our world?
Wear a goddam face mask when you go out in public and keep your distance.