Rory is back with another installment of his The Friday Four. He asks us four questions and expects us to come up with interesting, witty, engaging, and, I assume, relatively honest answers. So, with that as the framework, let us proceed.
What do you forget to do on a regular basis?
Oh so many, many things these days. Yesterday for example, after I baked a frozen pizza in the oven for lunch at around noon, I realized right before I went to bed that I had never turned the oven off, so it was on at 400°F for almost 10 hours! And the other night, after taking out the trash for pickup the next morning, I left our garage door open all night long. Or when my wife and I are watching TV, she will ask me to get her something, like a glass of water, and I’ll get up, go to the kitchen, feed the cat, and then go back to where my wife is sitting. “Where’s my water?” she’ll ask.
How influenced are you by advertising?
Not very much. I am generally more influenced by reviews from others who have already purchased a product that I might be interested in buying. I will also read the reviews from tech pros if I’m thinking of buying some new technology or upgrading to a new device from a somewhat dated one that I already own. But influenced by advertising? No, not really.
Do you have a secret to reading blogs on a sustainably regular basis?
I don’t really have a secret. It’s basically driven by how much free time I have available. I read other bloggers’ posts when I get a chance, which is mostly first thing in the morning or at night, after I get in bed but before I go to sleep.
What are some of the things that people do that make you feel very uncomfortable?
Hmm. I’m a rather easy going guy, so there aren’t too many things that really make me feel uncomfortable. Maybe when someone is inconsiderate. Back in the Before Days, I used to feel uncomfortable around anyone who had noticeable body odor or a bad case of halitosis, but with social distancing and face mask wearing, that is really not a problem anymore. Oh, there is one thing that some people do that makes me feel uncomfortable around them: if they like or praise Donald Trump. That’s because I feel uncomfortable around ignorant assholes.