More Rory’s Provocative Questions

2B695433-9259-4F0D-AC22-7B219D236533I’m not the only blogger who asks provocative questions. Rory, aka, A Guy Called Bloke, has his own set of thought provoking questions.

At what point in our lives do you think we think we are good enough?

The point at which we think we are good enough.


In life, what do you consider beautiful?

The point in life at which we consider life to be beautiful.


Do you think that when we dream, we can dream within a dream? But if you don’t dream, why do you think that is?

I know that there have been times within a dream when I said to myself, “this is just a dream,” but I don’t know if you can actually have a dream within a dream. Then again, I usually can’t remember most of my dreams within a few minutes after waking up.


How do you manage your stress or do you not suffer from stress?

There’s nothing like a little Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream to relieve the stress.


Are there things or maybe just one thing you wish to achieve before you die?

Reaching the point at which I feel I’m good enough and that life is beautiful.


Some experience many things during their lifetimes, but do you think there is something that everyone should experience at least once?

Yes. Eating a whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream in one sitting.


Are you afriad to be different? To stand out from the crowd, to push away your peers if needs be and say “I am ME!”

No, I’m not afraid to be different as long as I blend in and remain unnoticed.


Which do you think is easier ‘to hate or to love?’

When I was a young buck, one of my favorite songs was Stephen Stills’ “Love the One You’re With,” where part of the lyrics include the line, “If you can’t be with the one you love honey, love the one you’re with.” My girlfriend at the time hated that that song was my favorite when I was dating her. And that’s all I have to say about love and hate.

It’s a Mystery To Me

82E97FDF-1AF8-4D46-B84F-042EF40C0C6CSo Teresa, aka The Haunted Wordsmith, nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. There are a bunch of rules one is supposed to follow when one is nominated for this award. Ten rules, in fact. I’m only going to follow three, though:

  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link back to their blog. Thank you Teresa.
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  • Answer the five questions from the blogger who nominated you.

So, first, three things about myself:

  1. I have a dog and a cat, both of whom (or both of which?) are rescues.
  2. I have been to every state in the country and have lived in seven of them plus the District of Columbia.
  3. I blog (write, read, comment, like) exclusively on my iPhone.

And here are the five questions Teresa asked:

  1. What are your plans for this fine spring weekend? It’s supposed to rain on Saturday, so maybe we’ll just stay inside and find a show to binge-watch. On Sunday, we are all (my wife, me, our daughter, our son, and their significant others) will be having brunch together, then going to a live stage musical, and then having dinner together.
  2. What kind of museum would you create if you could (what would you put in it)? Oh gosh, I don’t know that I have any ideas for a museum that doesn’t already exist. Oh wait. How about a museum of Donald Trump’s lies? Is there a building large enough to house them. (Oh, a fourth thing about me: I fucking hate Donald Trump.)
  3. What is something best served cold? Ice cream!
  4. What can always bring you out of a slump? Ice cream!
  5. What recently read book do you think everyone should read? I am not going to suggest a book that I think “everyone” should read. People’s reading tastes are way too varied. What I enjoy reading may not be “everybody’s” cup of tea. So read whatever interests you, entertains you, or challenges you.

Okay, that’s it. I am not going to tag a whole host of other bloggers for this. If anyone else wants to share three things about themselves and answer Teresa’s five questions, please feel free to do so.

Share Your World — Life’s Guilty Pleasures

SYWMonday means Melanie’s Share Your World prompt. So let’s stop dicking around and get right to it.

Do You Have Any Guilty Pleasures?

I unabashedly consume a half a pint of Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice almost every night.BE6CBE8E-C341-4EF1-A311-6B4D7B963D15

What Is The Worst Pick Up Line You Ever Heard? For the guys: What’s The Worst Pick Up Line You’ve Used?

Oh my, it’s been so long since I’ve dropped a pick up line. But let me take a shot. How about this: “I’m no photographer, but I can picture us together.”

What Slang Or Trend Makes You Feel Old?

You name it, it makes me feel old…because I am!

What Do You Consider The Most Over-rated Song?

Just about any country music song. I’m just not a fan of C&W music.

You Find A Book And Begin To Read Only To Discover That It Is Your Life. You Get To The Point That You Are At Now, Do You Turn The Page Knowing That You Will Not Be Able To Change The Events To Come?

Such a book would be so goddam boring that I’d put it down long before I got to the point where I am now. Besides, I don’t believe in fate or a life pretermined.

A New Installment

3DC0FD7D-8768-4894-967C-304245BA51EDAnother irresistible installment of Rory’s Oh No Way, Oh So Way! prompt.

Talked to a complete stranger about life.

Depends upon how you define “complete stranger.” If you mean some random person on the street, then the answer is no. If you mean someone I didn’t know very well, like the friend of a friend or in a small group of people, some of whom I knew as well as some I didn’t, then yes.

Gone skydiving

No way. Not on a bet.

Got a tattoo

Other than a phony tattoo decal as a kid that washes off after a day or two, no way.

Had an allergic reaction

Yes, to an antibiotic.

Cried while watching a movie

Okay, yeah, I’m a pussy at sad movies.

Gotten gum stuck in my hair

If you count someone else putting gum in my hair, yes.

Fallen asleep in the sun and gotten burned

Oh so way. I was nicknamed “Lobsterman” that summer.

Over-plucked my eyebrows

Um, no way. I don’t pluck my eyebrows, although they have gotten bushier in my old age.

Been in a haunted house

One of those amusement park haunted house rides, but not a supposedly “real” one.

Fallen asleep during sex

Not during. But immediately after, yeah.

Wore a whipped cream bikini

I have never put on a bikini, whipped cream or otherwise.

Been to an “adult store”

I browsed.

Felt the presence of “paranormal activity”

I have felt the presence of paramedics and paralegals where I questioned how normal they were. Does that count?

Asked someone when they were due when they weren’t pregnant

Almost, but I checked myself before the words came out.

Seen a sex therapist

Well, that what she told me she was.

Burst out laughing at a really inappropriate time


Googled Sex addiction

Who, me?

Called someone the wrong name

Way too often. I’m good with faces, but not so good with names.

Walked in on a stranger who was butt naked

Not a stranger, but I did walk in on a girl I barely knew who had just stepped out of the shower. She was my roommate’s date.

Said you were minutes away when you haven’t even left the house yet

No, but I have said that I was “on my way” when I hadn’t yet left.