Share Your World — What’s In a Name?

Share Your WorldIt’s another Monday and that means it’s time for Melanie’s weekly Share Your World questions. So let’s give it a go.

Pancakes, waffles or French toast as your breakfast favorite?

Actually, none of those three options is my “favorite” breakfast, but if I had to choose one of the three, it would be pancakes.

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?

There have been a number of studies about the influence of a person’s name on who they become, but I think it’s all a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. You are who you are, regardless of what your name is. And with a name like Fandango, I should know!

Would things get better or worse if humans focused on what was going well rather than what’s going wrong?

Probably better, but then what would we have to complain about on Twitter?

Is math something that humans created or something we discovered? Is looking at reality mathematically an accurate representation of how things work?

I think math was created to intimidate students and to make them feel stupid. At least that’s my personal experience.

Weekend Writing Prompt — The New Normal

A6E0DF9F-E4FB-4ADD-91EE-243FD1E68D40A microscopic demon has destroyed the continuity of our everyday lives and redefined normal.

How can something so small have such a devastatingly and disproportionately large effect on us?

When, if ever, will “normal” resume?

(35 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “continuity” in exactly 35 words.9A759D2E-E582-4ECF-95F0-E1229A2D872E

SoCS — Beside Me

For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has asked us to “write about whatever is beside you when you read this prompt. Not when you sit down to write, but whatever is beside you right now.”

Well, it’s around 11 pm. I just got around to reading Linda’s prompt and I’m in bed. Beside me on my left is my wife. She just turned off the TV and she’s begging me to turn off my phone and go to sleep. But I told her that I need to finish this post first and schedule it to publish at 3 am.

Beside me on my right is my bedside night table, upon which is my bedside light, my bedside clock, my glasses, and my SNOOZ. What is a SNOOZ, you ask? It’s a white noise machine. Here’s a picture of it.D4C4ABCA-982D-411F-A1E9-B90345783A3AThe white noise it generates helps to counteract the constant ringing in my ears — even in my left ear, which I can’t hear out of since I had surgery to remove a growth from the middle ear at the end of December — from tinnitus. If it weren’t for the SNOOZ, my tinnitus would keep me up most of the night.

Okay, my wife is starting to get pissed, so I’d best wrap this up. But now you know what’s beside me.

Gone Again?

Does anyone know where in the world Teresa Grabs went? You may recall her original, wildly popular blog, The Haunted Wordsmith, which she shut down after that whole Tygpress illicit post harvesting episode from last summer.

Recently, late last year, I think, Teresa rejoined the WordPress community with her new blog, Mapless Wanderer. She seemed to be regaining a large audience with this new blog and had started to post some of her popular blogging challenge. But now she’s disappeared from WordPress once again.59AF0D12-A023-4771-AF96-4B15DB1F406DHas anyone heard from her?