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.

16 thoughts on “I’m So Glad You Asked

  1. Ally Bean March 20, 2021 / 2:58 pm

    Your answers are great. Thanks for linking to my post and taking the time to answer the questions. I’m not familiar with the ice cream you mention, but darned that does look good. I have narrow feet, too. It’s a never ending drama to find shoes that fit.

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    • Fandango March 20, 2021 / 3:27 pm

      Yeah, I wonder what would have happened if I didn’t freak out.

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    • Fandango March 20, 2021 / 5:44 pm

      Yes it is! 😂


  2. thetheatricalmrsa March 20, 2021 / 3:54 pm

    Number three got me thinking as to whether or not I should think as a teacher or a pupil

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  3. JT Twissel March 20, 2021 / 4:05 pm

    My grandmother always made me drink ginger ale when I was sick and I hate it to this day!


    • Fandango March 20, 2021 / 8:15 pm

      Ginger ale for you, tea for me.


  4. Lolsy's Library March 20, 2021 / 8:08 pm

    We now get Ben and Jerry’s in Australia, but I’m still looking for chunky monkey though =/

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  5. Hetty Eliot March 20, 2021 / 10:47 pm

    I read the the post about your first you-know-what and I had two thoughts. One, I remember when I saw a boy by accident and I was so freaked out, I thought he had a disease and couldn’t understand why he didn’t cut it off. We had spaghetti that night and I couldn’t eat. Then when I found out the difference between boys and girls I sat on my mom’s lap and cried. I was twenty-three. Just kidding. I think I was around seven, too. I felt like I had been lied to by the world my whole life.

    Second thought–that little girl must have had some sort of issue in her life that led to her behavior. That really isn’t normal. I wonder if she experienced some sort of abuse. Kids tend to be sponges and act things out. Teachers are taught that if that sort of thing suddenly pops up in a student out of the blue, giant alarm bells should sound.

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    • Fandango March 20, 2021 / 11:21 pm

      It is shocking, and possibly even traumatic, for a young kid to learn that boys and girls are anatomically not the same “down there.”

      As to your second point, I just assumed at the time that it was simply childhood curiosity, but I was too young to assign any nuanced explanations and I had no experience with abusive behaviors toward children. And even as I recalled the incident when I first wrote the post, the notion of abuse never occurred to me. I guess I’m naïve about such things.

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      • Hetty Eliot March 21, 2021 / 9:17 am

        And I am easily traumatized, even now.

        I never thought of this stuff before either until my fiance became a teacher and had to undergo so much training.

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  6. suze hartline March 21, 2021 / 6:49 am

    Frau Blucher! *horse whinnys!* LOVE it!

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  7. leigha66 March 23, 2021 / 3:11 pm

    Some great answers here. I had to laugh at your happy dance.

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