Truthful Tuesday — This or That

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants us to choose between two options. He wants to know what we would choose between…

1. Coffee or Hot Tea?

Coffee for sure. I’m not a fan of hot tea.

2. Soda or Iced Tea?

Caffeine-free Diet Coke.

3. House or Condo?

Definitely a single-family home.

4. Pie or Cobbler?

I’m good with either or both, especially when it’s served a la mode.

5. Cornbread or Biscuits (the US kind)?

Biscuits. Cornbread is meh.

6. Computer or Smart Phone?

90% of the time, smartphone. There are some tasks that are best done on a laptop, though.

7. Hotel or Camping?

Back in the day I would have said camping, but now that I’m a senior citizen, I’m going to say hotel. That said, in these days of COVID-19, I’m not sure when I’ll next be staying at a hotel. If ever again.

8. Swimming Pool or Ocean?

Ocean. Swimming pools are boring.

9. TV Shows or Movies?

I like both, but I’ve found that I enjoy binge-watching multi-episode TV shows a lot since the pandemic started.

10. iOS (iPhone/iPad) or Android (Samsung, LG, et. al.)

I have an iPhone, so of course my answer is going to be iOS.

Wanna Know You Better

36CA7A53-433F-4565-96D6-B8AD4823833CJames A. Best, over at MYplace3187, has tagged me to participate in something called “Wanna Know You Better.”

The idea is for you to create your own post and title it “Wanna Know You Better. Then mention me, Fandango, as the one who nominated you and link back here to this post. I will ask 10 “briefly explain” questions and 10 “this or that” questions. Copy all the questions and answer them one by one. Then pass this along as a challenge to any of your favorite bloggers and mention them in your post. You may create your own questions for those you tag if you want to.

So, are you ready?

10 “briefly explain” questions:

  1. What really makes you angry? Donald Trump and all of his Republican sycophants and enablers.
  2. What is your favorite food that you cannot do without? Does coffee count as food?
  3. What is your biggest fear? That Donald Trump will not be impeached by the House of Representatives, or if he is, that he will be acquitted by the Senate and not be removed from office, that he will be re-elected, or, if he’s not, that he will refuse to accept the results of the election and will not leave, and domestic chaos will ensue and the United States will end up in another civil war.
  4. What has been your biggest accomplishment this year? That it’s almost the end of the year and I’m still among the living.
  5. If you could live any where in the world, where would that be? I’ve never been there, but from what I’ve seen, heard, and read, New Zealand.
  6. What is your favorite method to relieve stress? Reading and listening to music, especially after having eaten a marijuana infused marshmallow.
  7. Would you rather live on the Moon or on Mars for two years? I’ll pass on both, thank you very much.
  8. What is your favorite type of weather? Sunny and cool, pretty much like most of the time in San Francisco.
  9. What is your favorite sport to play or watch? I’m beyond the age of playing sports, but in terms of watching, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and NBA and college basketball.
  10. Do you enjoy creative efforts to attract readers to your blog? I do try to be creative, engaging, and provocative on my blog and I hope that readers enjoy my efforts.

10 “this or that” questions:

  1. Beach or Mountains? Mountains
  2. Fish or fried chicken wings? Chicken wings
  3. Sydney or Rio De Janeiro? Sydney
  4. Swimming or climbing hills? These days, swimming
  5. Steak or Lamb? Steak
  6. Summer or Winter? Summer in San Francisco
  7. Countryside or city? City
  8. Spring or Autumn? Autumn
  9. Political Science or Statistics? Political science
  10. A Train or Airplane Ride? Train

Okay, I’m going to tag a few bloggers to answer these same questions.

No pressure, Paula, Melanie, Sadje, Jim, or Rory. Participate at your option.

Twenty Answers

F61B5762-20E8-4F08-9EBA-FCBCD2B3C6A5In a post yesterday, I posed twenty “either/or” questions just to see how many other bloggers might pick up the gauntlet and take a shot at expressing their “this way or that way” (or neither way) preferences. I thank those of you who chose to respond.

Should anyone be interested, here are my answers.

Window or aisle? Definitely the aisle. I am tall and have long legs, so the window seat is way too confining.

White bread or whole wheat? Whole wheat, never white.

Car or pickup? Car. I’ve never owned a truck, if you don’t count the toy firetruck I had as a kid.

iPhone or Android? Since I gave up my BlackBerry in 2010, it’s been iPhone all the way.

Foreign or domestic? Foreign cars, foreign movies, foreign beer, domestic just about everything else.

Hip hop or pop? Not hip hop; mostly classic rock.

Watch TV or read a book? I probably watch more TV than I should, but I do read at least two books a month.

Summer or winter? Of the two, I prefer summer. But actually my favorite season is autumn.

Daytime or nighttime? Nighttime because I’m a dreamer.

Hot or cold? Cold. It’s easier to get warm if you’re cold than it is to get cool when you’re hot. (So why, then, do I like summer better than winter?)

New or old? New when it comes to technology. Otherwise, whatever works best.

Fiction or non-fiction? Fiction. It takes me to places and times I’ve never been before and introduces me to fascinating characters I would never otherwise have known. I do like historical fiction, too.

Poetry or prose? Prose. I rarely understand poetry if it’s not used as the lyrics for popular songs. Put poetry to music and I might enjoy it more.

Democrat or Republican? Technically I’m registered as an independent, but I’m a liberal and rarely, especially these days, support Republican candidates or causes.

Windows or Mac? Windows. My wife and daughter have Macs and I don’t like them one bit. That said, I use my iPhone a lot more than I use my Windows laptop these days.

Mountains or ocean? Mountains, especially when they offer an ocean view.

Whole or skimmed? Neither. I use 2% low fat for my morning cereal.

Coffee or tea? Coffee. My mother used to make me drink tea sweetened with honey when I was sick and now I associate tea with not feeling well, which is why I never drink it.

Football or baseball? College football, Major League baseball.

Soda or pop? Trick question. They are the same thing and what it’s called depends upon what part of the country you live in.

Twenty Questions

237AB625-6362-4E3F-85B7-F6FE20E01674Do you want to play a little game and have a little fun? Yes or no?

Well, if you said yes, here are 20 either/or questions for you. Feel free to answer as many as you want or none at all.

For those who want to play along, post your answers and pingback to this post (or leave a comment with a link to your post). Then go read how your fellow bloggers answered.

And feel free, should you choose to do so, to take a few seconds to explain why you chose this or that. You may also choose neither and say what you would choose. For example, maybe in response to “window or aisle?” you might say, “Neither, I prefer middle seats.”

So, have fun…or not.

Window or aisle?
White bread or whole wheat?
Car or pickup?
iPhone or Android?
Foreign or domestic?
Hip hop or pop?
Watch TV or read a book?
Summer or winter?
Daytime or nighttime?
Hot or cold?
New or old?
Fiction or non-fiction?
Poetry or prose?
Democrat or Republican?
Windows or Mac?
Mountains or ocean?
Whole or skimmed?
Coffee or tea?
Football or baseball?
Soda or pop?