Rory’s Morning Dawdler — 02/05/23

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 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.”

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

Have you learned anything new about your personality that you didn’t know beforehand whileon your blogging journey?

Yes, I didn’t know how much I enjoyed writing flash fiction, that I liked responding to other bloggers’ Q&A posts, or that I’d enjoy hosting my own prompts as much as I do. But most important, when I started my very first blog in 2005, I had no idea that 18 years later, I’d still be at it.

What are your last thoughts of the night before you turn your lights off, ready to sleep?

The last thing I do at night before turning off the lights is read and respond to comments that I hadn’t gotten to during the day. Then I shut off my iPhone, close my eyes, and start drifting off into dreamland almost immediately.

What is the most ridiculous thing you have ever heard anyone say, write, or blog about?

Anything positive about Donald Trump and/or about today’s Republican Party.

What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?

I think I’ll flip this question over and answer, “What can I no longer do today that I was capable of a year ago?”

Having busted my hip and undergone partial hip replacement surgery three weeks ago, I can no longer:

  • Walk without the use of a walker or without pain
  • Run
  • Ride my ebike
  • Walk or play with my dog
  • Be independent (I am depended upon my wife to assist me with many of my activities of daily living)
  • Do anything quickly
  • Have the energy to put into blogging (or much of anything else for that matter)

Hopefully, over the next few months, I should regain the ability to do most of these things.

26 thoughts on “Rory’s Morning Dawdler — 02/05/23

  1. Lauren February 5, 2023 / 8:13 am

    We had the same answer for ridiculous. I hope as time goes on you are in less pain and you get your life back to normal.

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  2. Sadje February 5, 2023 / 8:46 am

    I hope you get better soon Fandango

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  3. Carol anne February 5, 2023 / 10:58 am

    Fandango, I really hope you’ll regain most of your independence, if not all of it! xo

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    • Fandango February 5, 2023 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks. I hope so, too, Carol Anne.


  4. rugby843 February 5, 2023 / 11:38 am

    Yes keep thinking positive and a sense of humor helps!🤗👍🏻

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong February 5, 2023 / 12:19 pm

    I absolutely promise you, you WILL get better. Maybe not all the way back to where you were, but much better than now and far less dependent. A lot depends on the PT and how well you do — and how good they are. Patience, patience, patience.

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    • Fandango February 5, 2023 / 9:42 pm

      Yes, I know I have to be patient, but I’m usually not that patient of a person. Unfortunately, I don’t have much choice.


  6. pensitivity101 February 5, 2023 / 2:32 pm

    PMA Fandango. Concentrate on the things you can do, however small, rather than what you can’t at the moment. Take care………. and no busting the other hip!! (I had a boyfriend who broke his arm and then fell out of bed and broke the other one).

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  7. Paula Light February 5, 2023 / 5:21 pm

    One day at a time, as they say… good vibes to you!

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  8. leigha66 February 5, 2023 / 6:59 pm

    You enjoy writing flash fiction and we enjoy reading it! Hope you continue to improve a bit each day with your therapy!

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  9. The Autistic Composter February 6, 2023 / 1:24 pm

    You’ll get better perhaps look at the otherside of opportunity here my friend 🙂 Maybe it was life saying you need to slow down a little.

    Great answers regarding what you have learned from blogging about who you are and were meant to be. The last part l can relate to, l started writing online in forums way back in 2002 time and l never thought for one minute l would still be writing online either.

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  10. Reaseaorg February 9, 2023 / 4:09 am

    Q and A posts are so interesting arn’t they and wow 18 years, was that all with “this that and the other” ?

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    • Fandango February 9, 2023 / 10:19 am

      No. I started “This, That, and the Other” in 2017. It is my fifth blog, but the only one that is still available in the blogosphere.

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