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.