More Dawdles

Rory has put out a couple of Morning Dawdlers that I’ve yet to ansswer, so here we go. First, from today…

Which behavioural trait describes you more – introvert, ambivert or extrovert? I went for a long time thinking I was an extrovert, but after a while realized that I’m an introvert. Now that I’m home most of the time, I’ve become even more of an introvert.

How often do you clear out free space on your phone, and how often does your storage space fill up? Also, how many apps do you have that you use daily? To be honest, I’ve never had to. I don’t keep a lot of pictures or music on my phone. I use about ten apps on my phone all the time, though I have more than fifty that I keep for special occasions. The iPhone has this ability to offload apps that I haven’t used in a while, and that keeps things clean.

Here’s a happy chappie…

Are you easily annoyed, and your temper continually snaps? If so, what irks you the most, or are you the calm one who only blows occasionally? Part of my recovery from my stroke has been learning how not to let things bother me. As a result, I only blow rarely. But when I do…

Hmmm…. guess that’s it…

Morning Dawdler for 2/19/23

Rory’s at it again…

Who do you think you might be in an alternate universe? The way I’ve always heard it, in an alternate universe the characters and settings are the same, but the plot is different, so I’d still be me. The difference would be in what happened. I’d likely be considerably thinner and more muscular, be married to a supermodel less than half my age and have have a couple of kids, and play guitar in a jazz combo. How’d I come up with that? Your guess is as good as mine…

If I could play half as well as Wes, I’d be ecstatic

What would be the most surreal situation you could imagine finding yourself in? Living in a Salvador Dali painting, like "The Persistence of Memory."

You won!! You have five minutes for a Supermarket Dash in the FoodHall – what will you fill your trolley/shopping cart with? Frozen pizza, Klondike bars, Ritz crackers, Chex Mix, cheese, and Diet Dr Pepper.

You have 60 minutes to hide 50 million in hard currency [Notes] in your house – where would you put the money/cash – to avoid detection? My closet has a dresser in front of it. Probably in there. Note that certain influential people and politicians are proposing doing away with notes and coins in favor of digital currency. In that way, you couldn’t hide any money from them and, with just a few keystrokes, they could take it all from you. Sounds like a dystopian future to me…

More “Morning Dawdler”

Mo’ questions from Rory

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why? A palm tree, because they grow in warm climates. Not that it’s been especially cold here, but it is today…

I didn’t know palm trees were indigenous to Spain. Learn something new every day…

Name 5 uses for a stapler other than stapling. Tacking things on a cork board, shooting staples at someone, hiding it from someone looking for it, keeping a door from closing, and propping up the leg of a table.

Oh, and controlling unruly kids.

Do you believe in tipping for good service received and do you think that tipping makes for a better service? I tend to tip, anyway, unless the server is a real jerk. Tipping is optional in the US and Canada, and I know most servers rely on tips as part of their pay (and that they usually have to share them with the kitchen staff and the Internal Revenue Service). I know that a happy server is a more attentive one, and as such tend to be pretty generous.

Do you have a blog to write or do you have a blog to socialise only and which one could you survive without if one was taken away? Obviously, blogging is all about writing (unless you do a podcast or video blog, i.e. a "vlog"), but the social aspect is important, too. I’d rather not lose either, but losing the social aspect is probably the less painful.

That’s it for this round, gang!

Morning Dawdler for 2/13/23

Rory has more questions…

What is it about writing that you enjoy? Seeing my words on the page, and remembering what I was thinking when I wrote them.

You have twenty minutes to take five practical everyday items from your house that will fit into a backpack that you will need to survive for two weeks in the wild – what do you take? My emergency radio, a Swiss Army knife, enough fishing tackle that I could, conceivably, catch something to eat (I’m not a fisherman, as a rule), a Zippo lighter (fueled up), and a filtered water bottle.

Have you ever experienced road rage whilst driving in your car as a driver or passenger in someone else’s car? Oh yeah. The time I remember best was the time when I’m driving along in the far left lane of an Interstate (where people generally move a little faster than the speed limit, and all of a sudden this convertible with two middle-aged women pulls in front of me, forcing me to slam on the brakes. They then proceed to go about 45 miles an hour (speed limit was 65, typical speed in that lane is at least 70). I have this long line of very angry drivers behind me, and every time I try to move over to go around them, someone from behind me pulls into that lane and goes flying past me. Finally, I feel safe to move over to go around them, and just as I start to pull over, they pull over in front of me. I got back in the left lane and speed up past them, and they’re laughing. At me. If Mary hadn’t been in the car with me, I would have pulled in front of them and slammed on my brakes…. but, I didn’t…

Do you complain or keep quiet if you receive lousy service when out and about and what is most likely to tick you off the most? I tend to be forgiving if things go wrong, but I don’t stand for someone being arrogant or argumentative with me. In those cases, I do ask to speak to a manager.

All for now! See you next time!

Tally-ho and away we go!
See you next week with a brand new show!

Morning Dawdler, 2/10/23

More questions from Rory

What is the weirdest fact you know? Woodrow Wilson is on the $100,000 bill.

Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Lunch. It’s frequently the only meal we have. Sometimes we have our meal at 3 PM and call it "linner," a portmanteau of "lunch" and "dinner."

That is one scary-looking kid…

What do you enjoy most about your blog? The people who read it and comment.

What are you passionate about outside of writing? Music!

See you later, alligators!