I’m So Glad You Asked

There is a new series of questions making its way around the blogosphere that a number of bloggers I follow have answered. These were initiated from Ally Bean over at The Spectacled Bean. Anyway, it’s a Saturday afternoon and I’m bored, so why not?

1. What’s the first thing (or two) you’ll do once you ‘get your shot’ and/or the world otherwise opens back up after the Pandemic?

It’s been almost two years since I last went to the dentist, so probably make an appointment to get my teeth cleaned. Do I live an exciting life or what?

2. What makes you break into your ‘happy dance’?

Jock itch. Oh wait, you asked about a happy dance. Okay, never mind.

3. What was your favorite subject when you were in school?

History and social studies. And wood shop.

4. Which of your blog posts is your favorite and why? Please provide a link.

This is like asking which of my children is my favorite. But I have always been kinda partial to this one: My First Vagina.

5. Coffee, tea or ????

Coffee. My mother made me drink tea whenever I was sick as a kid, so I associate tea with feeling miserable. Hence, I never touch the stuff.

6. What’s your favorite movie?

I’m gonna have to go with “Young Frankenstein.”

7. When trying to buy shoes, what’s your biggest problem?

My feet are narrow and the default width for men’s shoes is D. For me, I need a B width, and men’s shoes in B width are hard to come by.

8. Ice cream cone or cupcake?

Anyone who has read my blog knows the answer to this, right down to the brand and flavor. Here’s a subtle hint:

9. What’s one good thing you have learned about yourself during this pandemic?

That I haven’t been infected. Yet.

10. Any eccentric people in your family? Discuss.

I had an older sister (now deceased) who was an extreme hypochondriac. Whatever maladies she read or heard about seemed to manifest themselves in her. Despite her constant complaining and the near fortune she spent on unnecessary doctor visits and unneeded medications, she lived to a ripe old age. Probably longer than I’ll live.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Over the Moon

You told me that you loved me
I felt like I was shot into orbit
I was over he moon in love with you
And blessed that you loved me too

Then your jagged edges started to show
You behaved like a petulant toddler
I fell back down to earth

(50 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “orbit” in exactly 50 words.Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (jagged), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (petulant), and MSA Storytime (toddler).

SoCS — All Better

I woke up at around six o’clock this morning, California time, with a terrible cramp in my right calf. My wife told me to calm down while she called my doctor. When I got on the phone with him, he said that having a leg cramp wasn’t a calamity and suggest that my wife massage my calf until it felt better. Then he asked if I was getting enough calcium in my diet and suggested some calcium supplements for me to take. The doc wanted me to come in for a physical exam, so I checked my calendar and set up an appointment for the following Wednesday.

The calf massage my wife gave me worked great and by mid-morning I was feeling much better. She later suggested that we go to my favorite Italian restaurant for dinner and I readily agreed, as I love their calzone and they have the best fried calamari appetizer. Plus, it’s a classy place. The menus are hand printed by a calligrapher, but it is rather expensive and I often have to use the calculator app on my iPhone to calculate a proper gratuity. Right next door to the restaurant is a fun arcade where there’s a guy from Calidonia in Panama who plays a calliope at night.

So even though my day got off to a rather calamitous start, by the end of the night, I ended up calling it a winner.


Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. The challenge is to a word (or words) starting with the letters “cal.”

FOWC with Fandango — Petulant

FOWCWelcome to March 20, 2021 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 “petulant.”

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. Please 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.