Rory’s Morning Dawdler — 01/05/23

Rory, the king of questions, also known as the Autistic Composter, has come up with a new series of questions that he calls “The Morning Dawdler.” He plans to pose four questions three times a week, questions he says are “inspired by life, humor, conversations and observations, town life, blog posts, writers, gardening, news stories, television, entertainment, and human curiosity, and so on.”

Here are Rory’s four morning dawdler questions for today.

How hard is it for you to ask for help if you need it? Can you do so quickly, or are you resistant to it?

I am a self-reliant, do-it-yourself type when it comes to most things. I tend to not ask for help except as a last resort. That said, since I hurt my back on New Year’s Day, I have been relying on my wife to help me get out of bed in the mornings.

Are there any phrases that people use that annoy you immensely?

When someone says that they’re going to send their “thoughts and prayers.” Or when someone claims to know God’s will.

How do you acquire new skills – what systems do you adopt to aid you, and why do they make things easier?

I’m not sure I’ve acquired any truly new skills lately. That said, I diligently read the instructions if I’m putting something together that I’ve never put together before, and I’ve found that watching YouTube videos can be very useful on certain tasks.

Which three spices or condiments do you use the most when cooking, and what makes them more valuable?

It depends upon what I’m cooking, but I’d say that garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of seasoned salt are the spices I use most often.

FOWC with Fandango — Exactly


It’s January 5, 2023. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “exactly.”

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.

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