Rory’s Fantastic Four

E798C977-7442-40DF-95FC-C60A52FCE660So Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, has this thing he does each week called the Friday Four, and it’s fantastic. Okay, maybe calling it “fantastic” is a bit of an exaggeration. Let’s just use a different f-word: “fun.”

So here we go again.

1] If you are in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone to cheer you up?

I’m not someone who is typically moody. I live my life on a pretty even keel. But, on those occasions when I’m not a happy camper, I generally prefer some quality alone time until my mood brightens up.

2] What’s the one thing that people always misunderstand about you?

I’m really a what you see (or read) is what you get kinda guy. There are no hidden agendas and not much to read between the lines. So there’s probably not much about me that people misunderstand.

3] What do you think about when you’re by yourself?

I’m rarely by myself (except when I’m in a bad mood), so, in order to be “present,” I think about what I’m doing and who I’m with.

4] What are three things you value most about a person?

Truth, Justice, and the American Way.3726F370-8328-4B5C-849E-E5BEF8D1B818

Bonus Series 1 Question:

If heaven is real and you died tomorrow, would you get in?

I’m an atheist, so I don’t believe that heaven is real. And if I were to die tomorrow, that would be the end of everything. Yes, I am a little bit solipsistic, as I explained here.

One-Liner Wednesday — The Way You Write

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“Don’t write so that you can be understood, write so that you can’t be misunderstood.”

President William Howard Taft

Actually, I try to do both. I write so that the message my words are attempting to convey can be easily understood. And in doing so, I hope that I won’t be misunderstood.

You see, I’m a rather ordinary writer and my writings are not very complex. I don’t have too many hidden meanings or twists and turns. So it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon or a brain scientist to get my drift. Know what I mean?

I am a logical, rational thinker and I try to write that way as well. That is one of the reasons I am not a big fan of poetry. Poetry hurts my head. I am intimidated by most poems (outside of limericks). Not only do I not understand poetry, I often misunderstand what the poet is trying to say.

My most dreaded moments in high school literature classes were when the teacher would call on me and ask, “Fandango, what do you think the poet was telling us?” My responses to such questions often turned into word salad. I would hope that, when strung together, my words would sound insightful. They never did.

Anyway, I’ve meandered way off topic and my one-liner post has gone on for way too long.

Happy Wednesday.


Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.