Rory, over at Earthly Comforts, has posed a number of intriguing questions this morning. Let’s see if I can come up with some equally intriguing answers.
What ways are you adopting to save on energy bills?
We bought an electric car, so we saved a ton by not having to buy gas. We set the thermostat a few degrees higher in the summer and a few degrees lower in the winter in order to save a little on heating and cooling. We now shower every other day instead of daily, and we tore up all the grass in our front lawn and replaced it with a dry riverbed and low-water, drought-tolerant plants, but that’s more about the drought than saving on our water bill.
Are there too many TV channels today offering too much content choice and do you struggle to find something to watch – discuss.
Way too many. We watch shows on the three major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC), but most of what we watch is on streaming services, like Netflix, Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, HBO MAX, and Discovery+. We can usually find shows to binge-watch without too much difficulty.
How often do you read, watch, or listen to the news on the average week?
I peruse the local newspaper daily and read the weekly news digest magazine, The Week, regular. I read the headlines (and sometimes the content) of news articles that pop up on my newsfeed on my iPhone. As to TV news, I used to watch hours of it each day, but now I barely watch it anymore. It’s just too depressing.
What would you say are five important life skills people should know?
- Critical thinking
- Communication skills (including both verbal and written)
When at school how often did you complete your set homework?
Even though I was a bit of a procrastinator, I completed most homework assignments in a timely manner.
What don’t men understand about women and what do women want men to really know about them?
Everything and anything.
What do people want from life?
Happiness, good health, security, peace of mind, hope, fulfillment, and love.
What is your most comfortable pair of shoes and why?
The shoes I wear most often these days are Kizik step-in sneakers. They are incredibly comfortable and very convenient because they are literally hands-free. You put your foot in them while standing and slide it in. No need to bend down and lace them up. And when you take them off, you just pull your foot out.
If your favorite color wasn’t available what would be the next color you choose to wear on your head?
What are your Top 3 worst smells or scents?
- Someone else’s farts. Mine are very sweet.
- Extreme body odor
- Bad breath
If you could spend a whole day in Disneyland with anyone – living or dead who would it be and why?
I have no interest in going to Disneyland ever again. So my answer is no one.
Are you a Halloweener and if so how and why and if not, why not?
My kids are both in their forties, so I am no longer a Halloweener or a Halloweenie. That said, I do hand out candy bars to kids who go trick or treating and knock at my door.
What job did you want to have when you were a child growing up and, more importantly, did it ever appear as an opportunity in any shape once as an adult?
When I was a young child I wanted to be a policeman, a fireman, a cowboy, a movie star, and a general. I never actually pursued any of those careers. I did, as a teenager, aspire to be a radio disc jockey, and when I was 20, I actually got a license from the FCC so I could take a job at the midnight to six a.m. shift at a small semi-rural top 40 radio station. Spending six hours spinning 45s and talking to myself when most of my prospective listeners were asleep (plus the less than poverty pay) cured me of my desire to be a radio disc jockey and I quit after three months.