Six Quickies

Rory, aka A Guy Called Bloke, is in the mood for quickies. Six of them actually.

1 – Are you ready? Interpretation completely down to you, but are you?

Absolutely I’m ready. Let’s get to it. Oh wait, that was the first question. Well, I’m ready anyway. Bring it on!

2 – If you were to star in a raunchy movie what ‘part’ would you be playing?

The raunchy part.

3 – In your eyes, what do you consider to be a deep thinking question?

Those questions that require me to think deeply.

4 – When was the last time you used a juicer?

The last time I got juiced.

5 – How lost would you be if suddenly all makes of intelligent mobile devices were banned and replaced with regular mobile phones?

It would be like going back to the Dark Ages.

6 – When was the last time that you were completely and utterly dehydrated and what caused it?

To the best of my knowledge I have never been completely and utterly dehydrated. Why? Because I know when and how to drink water. Duh!

8 thoughts on “Six Quickies

  1. Marleen November 28, 2020 / 10:00 pm

    I think I’ll answer three through six. (I don’t see myself in a raunchy movie, in any role. My responses probably won’t be quick, either. But the Fandango answers to one and two — and more… especially number four — are funny and fun as usual.)

    3 The most recent deep-thinking question I tried to discuss with someone (yesterday) concerned the idea that when a philosopher (including, but not limited to, political) or theologian — or anyone — thinks or shares a new(ish) thought, the newness is significant… and that the kind of thinking may need to continue… but that the thought itself doesn’t necessarily need to stick forever. I said it differently at the time (I think better then), but I don’t remember my words. [I used to always remember my exact words and those of others, so that bothers me a bit.] I was speaking in the context of philosophy (on one hand) and the Bible (as one example or on the other hand). I could tell the person I was speaking to wasn’t interested. I went and did something else… bought some clothes in a Black Friday sale, actually. I’m sure most people have heard others recount a story, or have told such a story themselves, of having spoken about something in a vicinity near their phone and then having encountered their phone displaying advertisements related to what they said… maybe the next day. Perhaps you speak of considering a new watch; suddenly (even if not immediately) you have pictures of watches on your screen when you didn’t before. Well, today, popping up in my stream of video options [I listen to YouTube quite a lot, usually in the political realm lately], came a scholar giving a lecture on thoughts like I had been trying to explain to the acquaintance — not that he would be any more interested if the presentation were from someone other than me and in much learned detail. He did like my comparison, today, of the coincidence (?) to the AI, though.

    Here is what I got to click on: Why and How Paul Invented “Christian Theology”

    He (Paul) didn’t call it Christian (nor did anyone else involved then).

    As I listened, I thought the speaker sounded as having been influenced by or a colleague of someone whose books I’ve read (some of); Mark Nanos. Then I checked; oh, yes, I’ve heard of this man: N.T. (or Tom) Wright.

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  2. Marleen November 28, 2020 / 10:41 pm

    As it turns out, 4, 5, and 6 can all be addressed at once. The last time I used something that was technically a juicer (using centrifugal force and a straining mesh) rather than a blender was decades ago; my mother pushed the idea of juice fasting.

    The last time I was seriously dehydrated, I would have been delighted to have liquids from a juicer in order to recover. I had set out, earlier in the day (about a month ago), for a meeting to sign a contract. I looked up the address on my phone and selected the directions. I didn’t think this was going to take long, and I didn’t take water along with me. That was a mistake. While I was following the directions, someone called me (not an important call). I didn’t answer, but the incoming interrupted my ability to access the directions (it’s a stupid glitch in the software.) Even after the ringing stopped, the functioning of the app was impaired. I ended up driving around much longer than had been necessary and than I had intended. Then, it became imperative for me to stop and get gas when I hadn’t planned on this diversion. Plus, I had to wear a mask (plus a visor) in to the meeting; thus, I didn’t accept when I was offered a bottle of water inside. I hadn’t realized how thirsty I was becoming because I was annoyed and distraught about the shit software and my being late. (No one was bothered by my being late, however.)

    By the time I got back home, I was exhausted and unhappy. I was pissed at how lazy and lax software companies are these days. And I knew I was hungry, but I still hadn’t grasped how thirsty I was. I put together a margarita (with pre-made/store-bought lime juice) and had some food and turned on a relaxing show. Pretty sure this exacerbated the dehydration. I felt bad the rest of the night… even though it did dawn on me, before dusk, that I should drink lots of water.

    I decided, that day, that I will use old-fashioned, written, directions in the future. I don’t give a crap if smart phones bite the dust. I’ll use a computer at home.

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    • Marleen November 29, 2020 / 3:55 pm

      Even if one shuts down (closes) the app and re-enters the address, fresh, the app doesn’t recover. I don’t know how many days or (totally dorment) hours it takes for the app to start over on its own and be ready for another go. I’ve never needed to use it one day right after the other.

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