Rory’s Morning Dawdler — 01/25/23

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 poses 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.”

Yes, I know it’s not morning and it’s not even January 25th anymore. But that aside, here are Rory’s four morning dawdler questions from yesterday and my answers for today.

On a scale of 1 – 10, how happy are you?

Well, considering that almost two weeks ago I fell off a ladder, fractured my hip, had partial hip replacement surgery, and have been in the hospital since then, my happiness meter was barely registering at 1. But then this is my last day and night in the hospital rehab unit and that I’m going home tomorrow, and am really stoked about that. So on average, I’d say my happiness meter is around 6.

Why do people ask how we are but do not want to know the truth?

I think they’re just trying to be courteous by feigning interest. By the way, I don’t think most people are like that when it comes to close friends or family. More so, though, with acquaintances or work associates.

How much meat do you consume in a week, and if you are not a meat eater, have you ever considered meat alternatives, and if so, what are they?

I’d say that probably a third of the food I consume is meat. The rest is comprised of poultry, seafood, various veggies, grains, and Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream.

Are you a slow or fast eater, and which behavior do you think is best and why?

I think I eat at an average pace, but probably more toward the slower end of the spectrum than the faster end. I don’t think being a fast eater is good for you. Better to eat slower and savor your food than scarf it down quickly.

19 thoughts on “Rory’s Morning Dawdler — 01/25/23

    • Fandango January 26, 2023 / 5:54 pm

      Interesting. “The American Meat Science Association defines meat as red meat (beef, pork, and lamb), poultry, fish/seafood, and meat from other managed species.” So according to that, everything but veggies, fruit, grain, and nuts, is meat. Hence my diet is probably more like 80% “meat.” 🧐

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        • Fandango January 27, 2023 / 2:57 am

          Everything is meat!!


          • donmatthewspoetry January 27, 2023 / 3:11 am

            The AMB Australian Meat Board say worms are meat delicacy. Farmed in worm farms. Backyard worm farms are popular here. Ordinary folk are now even making their own filet de worm. What next Fan? Lizard pie?……

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            • Marleen January 28, 2023 / 7:27 am

              I didn’t know it at the time, but a pair of my sons ate earthworms when they were little… not often, but I think not only once. The son who told me (a few years back) has said the other one — the next one older than he — raised him more than their dad did. This one (the one who told me) has the most active sense of humor. The next older one of two was the most likely to get into mischief (while the younger of the two didn’t get into it but was observant). There was never anything extreme… ehhh… that is in the estimation of an easygoing parent. There is one thing I’m remembering that is like a proverbial “moment of zen” which this lighthearted son asked about maybe a year ago, the significance dawning on him only now as he looked back. Yeah, we had a laugh.

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  1. Sadje January 26, 2023 / 6:17 pm

    All the best for going home. Be well Fandango

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  2. jai January 26, 2023 / 7:27 pm

    There’s no place like home…🙂

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  3. msjadeli January 26, 2023 / 8:33 pm

    You’re going home tomorrow. Woot! Woot!

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong January 26, 2023 / 9:46 pm

    Getting OUT of the hospital was always a good day for me, even when the drive home was seriously painful — especially when it was a long drive following relatively recent surgery. But I knew when I got there, I’d be in a better place. I don’t think anyone prefers a hospital unless they don’t have a home.

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    • Fandango January 27, 2023 / 8:19 am

      I am so looking forward to going home today.

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  5. Marleen January 26, 2023 / 10:45 pm


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  6. The Autistic Composter January 27, 2023 / 1:54 am

    Excellent news regarding away to home Fandango 🙂 Well deserved of a 6 and way better than a mere 1 🙂

    Yes in Britain we call it poultry meat, which l have always found odd – is it meat or poultry? I no longer eat meat of any sort and have switched to alternative meats.

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