Every two weeks (or what Rory calls, “a fortnight”), the mastermind behind A Guy Called Bloke poses four rather random questions in his The Friday Four prompt. Here are his four questions for this fortnight.
Before computers, smartphones, and so on what were you using when writing your stories and creating your literature?
Well I’m not sure that I created anything close to being “literature,” but I would either use pen and paper or a typewriter (accompanied by bottles and bottles of Wite-Out).
What type of games do you enjoying playing online?
I’m not really a competitive online game player. I mostly just play solitaire on my iPhone.
What age were you when you first started reading and what were you reading at that age?
I guess I started to read some very simple, mostly picture books before kindergarten when I’d get a book as a present. But it probably wasn’t until I went to kindergarten that I actually specifically remember learning how to read much more than picture books with few words.
How do you prevent boredom entering into your life and are you able to list 6 effective ways in which others could introduce to stop it from entering theirs?
As a retiree who mostly stays at home while in the middle of a pandemic, I’ll admit that my life is kinda boring. I spend much of my waking time blogging, which entails writing posts and reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts. I also read the daily newspaper, The Week magazine, and a book of two each month. I play cards, backgammon, and Yahtzee with my wife. We binge-watch TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. My wife and I go out for long daily walks. I love listening to classic songs from the 60s and 70s. And, of course, eating.
As to what others should do to prevent or relieve boredom in their lives, they should do whatever floats their boats.