Questions are Meant to be Answered

I first saw this post on Melanie’s blog, but she found it on A Guy Called Bloke’s blog. These questions are apparently on a road trip, and I decided to try to answer them because it’s a really good way to avoid what I should be doing – like vacuuming, dusting – you know, that kind of thing.

When was the last time you were totally lost?
[Be this physically, mentally, emotionally or so on, interpretation is yours]

Physically – every time I try to go someplace new without proper directions. I have no sense of direction. Emotionally – a few times in my youth, but that does not need to be elaborated upon. Mentally – now. When I try to understand what on earth has been and is going on in this country.

Do you think that we as viewers of the entertainment industry have much higher and perhaps unrealistic expectations of the content that we read, watch, or listen to today in comparison to previous years and or generations?

I’m not sure our expectations are any more unreal than they have ever been, although we might be a bit harder to please now than we were in the early days of movies and television.

Does Money ‘Really’ make us happy or is that just a myth and more importantly it is ‘what you do with it’ that makes you happier?

Money can’t buy happiness, it says in fine print. I agree, it cannot, but it can make life a whole lot easier. Although having too much of it probably complicates issues. For some, what they do with their money can make them happier. For others, maybe not.

How important is being right to you? I like to know what I’m talking about, but being right is all a matter of opinion in many instances. I guess my answer would be that I try to do enough research when I express an opinion on most topics to make sure my facts are right, but I recognize my right is not always what others view as right. That isn’t really answering the question, is it?

How often do you find yourself completely confused with life and the way it is changing and has changed over the last ten or twenty years? Quite often lately. I’m confused with how so many people can believe so many things that are factually not true. But I think I’m more frustrated with things now than I am confused.

When out shopping and carrying your goods or groceries which do you prefer to use more often – paper or plastic bags [reusable] or cotton totes or something else? I prefer reusable bags and my Trader Joe’s reusable bags which I guess are a kind of woven plastic, are my favorites. Unfortunately, in these times of Covid, what bags I get to use are very often not my choice since so many stores will not allow their cashiers to touch my reusable bags.

How many emails do you get a day [roughly] and from who do you get the most? Probably 35-50. Most are from people who want me to buy their products – websites from whom I’ve purchased, or those Facebook spies who pay attention to what I’m paying attention to. They really need to just back off though – quite often I clicked on that ad only because I was curious, not serious about actually buying.

Have you ever made for yourself ‘homemade wine/spirits’ and if so what was it made from and how was it? Nope. Some things are not meant for me to try to reproduce.

In your opinion and from no ‘fixed time period’, what have been in your eyes the top 5 most memorable television series you have ever watched and what made them special to you? Oh gosh. Too many years of too many shows. I think the show that stuck with me and that I would rate as a very top show was The West Wing. Oh if that could only be today’s reality.

What’s wrong with today’s music as opposed to the music of your yesterday’s – do you consider the music now to be far worse or greatly improved and why? Well, being an old person, for me to try to say what’s “wrong” with it would just be wrong. I’m in no position to try to be a judge and jury. However, I will say this – in every generation of music there has been some I like, and some I don’t want to listen to.

Does world history really matter to our daily lives – is it that important – l mean it’s not like we can change anything right – what do you think? Oh my, yes, world history matters in our daily lives. If we were smart enough, we could learn from history, and maybe even not repeat the many mistakes that have been made over the years. What will be in future history books, I fear, is many examples of how we failed to learn from history.

Do you believe that a good night’s sleep and waking up refreshed the following day helps you make better decisions or worthier improvements to your life – or it makes no difference at all? Absolutely. Without a good night’s sleep I’m completely worthless, and you don’t want me making any choices or decisions that might affect you if I’m tired.

Look at that! I answered all those questions, more or less.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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11 Responses to Questions are Meant to be Answered

  1. Interesting answers Carol.

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  2. aguycalledbloke says:

    Hey Carol, hope your Friday is proving to be a good one 🙂

    My thanks for your answers here, which l have thoroughly enjoyed reading – especially the History question so very true and yes, frustration is a good word, l can relate to that.

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  3. I liked your answers which are not too far away from what I would say myself. The West Wing would be on my list too.

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  4. Robin says:

    Interesting set of questions with some interesting answers. I never saw The West Wing. Perhaps I should see if Netflix has it on DVD (we can’t stream) and give it a watch. I think history very much matters, too. Had we had a proper accounting of things, we might be a better society/culture now. And oddly, I sometimes find a little comfort in knowing that there have always been some people willing to believe outrageous conspiracy theories during times of plague or pandemics. It gives me hope that we got through such things before and can get through them again.

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  5. Ally Bean says:

    Good gravy, each of these questions is a blog post in and of itself. I am impressed that you answered all the questions, and that your answers sound exactly like who I think you are. 🙂

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  6. I’m glad you did these Carol! Great answers which reflect your thoughtful attitude!

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  7. Lisa says:

    This is quite a long list and you obviously took a lot of time in answering them! I, too, agree we should learn from history and not try and rewrite it or ignore it. We do so at our own peril because instead of learning from the past, we’ll probably make the same mistakes in the future. I think the substance of today’s entertainment is very lacking compared to previous eras. When the likes of Cardi B can pass as entertainment, society has failed. I’m also confused as to how easily people can believe the half truths the media spoon feeds them. I’m just unplugging from most news outlets because all it does is depress me what is going on in our country and world. xoxo


    • Carol says:

      I agree that some in the “entertainment” field leave a lot to one desired, but I’m not sure that’s a new thing. As to the media and half-truths, what concerns me the most is how do we know what’s a real truth and what isn’t? I try to be very selective about my media sources, trying to pick only those rated as “neutral”, or mostly neutral, but I find myself watching/listening/reading less and less of it.


  8. Kathy says:

    Just had to come over and see if you’ve been blogging and how you’re doing these days, Carol. Just wondering if you’re permanently living with your daughter now–or back at your other home? I was happy to be able to visit my mom last week–after 18 months apart.

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    • Carol says:

      I’m blogging sporadically these days. It seems there are not as many words clamoring to be released from the prison of my brain. And yes, I’m permanently living with my daughter. There is security in having other people around as I age. I’m happy for you that you were able to visit your mother – having been vaccinated has given me a sense of freedom, albeit a still-masked freedom, and my kids and I are going to spend a week together on the Oregon coast this summer. I am looking forward to it, after missing my ocean fix last summer.


      • Kathy says:

        Thanks for the update, Carol. I wasn’t sure if you were there temporarily or permanently. So glad for your added security. I like being vaccinated and even am not wearing the mask anymore except when it’s required. How wonderful that you’ll get out to the coast this summer. K and D are vacationing in the San Juan Islands off WA as we speak! I want to go back there some day.

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