Hello again! There’s a whole new world sharing thing going on, but this isn’t it, and I haven’t gotten around to joining that again yet, but here’s something from sparks from a combustible mind (who is now hosting Share Your World) that has finally lit a fire under my butt and inspired me to blog some nonsense once more. Good or bad thing, who ever knows the answer to that one, right? I felt like writing. So that’s what I did. I left out most of the “favourite” questions though because I have such a hard time with them. It’s like choosing your favourite child. Impossible. So I don’t even try.
Socks? Yay or Nay?
Well I used to say nay to socks and yay for bare feet, but now I say omg wtf my feet are freezing. So yay for socks. Especially the big ugly thermal ones. They’re the best.
Is there a God?
Yep. I follow him on Facebook and Twitter. He’s a lot of fun.
Is a pizza a pizza without cheese on it?
Nope. It’s just a pathetic attempt at pizza and is not fooling anyone.
Do aliens exist or are we alone in this vast Universe?
We are not alone. We are being observed by more intelligent life forms. From a great distance and with much head shaking and eye rolling.
Do you still have your childhood teddy bear?
Sadly, no. But he was butt ugly so I’m not actually all that sad about his demise. He had a plastic face for gawd sake. It got all dented, poor thing. I think my mom threw him out because he was looking decidedly unloved.
Brussels sprouts, yes or no?
Yes! Steamed little baby ones with salt and melted butter! And maybe a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Yum! That’s three exclamation points in one answer, so you will know how serious I am about this delightful little vegetable. I love cabbage too. I will happily eat your portion too if you ask me nicely.
What’s sexier – a beaming smile or thigh high boots?
If a guy has a beaming smile I just assume he has an over zealous dentist, but also that he’s probably up to no good and hoping to get away with something. And thigh high boots on a man would be hip waders, right? Not the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen. Close to the bottom of my list, if I’m honest.
If you were stuck with one view for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I don’t mind the view from my living room windows. It changes with the seasons. There is a bit of traffic, a few trees and some weird neighbours in two directions. The people next door are in and out of their driveway 50 times a day, mostly going on Tim Hortons coffee runs as far as I can tell. And the people across the street do yard work constantly, weather permitting. I don’t do either one of those things so they both seem weird to me. And I rarely leave my house so I’m sure I seem equally weird to them.
Which do you prefer: Spring or Autumn, Winter or Summer?
Autumn over spring because there’s less mud. Summer over winter because snow is stupid.
What is your favorite thing to do when bored?
I so rarely get bored it’s a rather fascinating thing, because there is nothing exciting whatsoever going on in my life. My pleasures are simple. I make things, I read, I play word games to keep my brain functioning on some sort of acceptable level, I binge watch strange things on Netflix, I drink coffee and I clean stuff. That’s pretty much it. And I wasn’t even bored telling you all that. But you were bored reading it, weren’t you? Ha ha, I knew it. I don’t care.
What game did you play most when growing up?
We played a lot of card games if we were stuck inside. Otherwise I remember climbing trees and long walks/runs as far away from the house as possible so we couldn’t hear mom calling to tell us she had chores for us to do. If my brother was involved (oldest sibling) he made the rules.
You see a police car in your neighborhood, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?
Domestic violence. Break and enter. Crazy loud party somewhere. Years and years ago a police officer knocked on our door to ask us if we had seen or heard anything unusual on our street. He was investigating something or other, but I was completely useless, with absolutely nothing to tell him. I’m still exactly that observant.
If you had any superpower, what would it be?
Ooooh….I’d like to have that Star Wars Jedi mind bending thing where you say something to someone and make them decide to do the opposite of what they originally intended. There’s probably a shorter name for it. So I would ask W if he’d like some of my homemade vegetable soup with turnips and zucchini in it, and he’d say gawd, are you kidding? and I’d say ‘you love my vegetable soup and would be so happy to eat a big bowl of it’ and he’d say ‘I love your soup and I’ll have two servings please!’ He’d suddenly be so healthy and never know what hit him.
Sautéed onions, fried onions, onion rings, or raw onions?
Yes, please. Is there a difference between sautéed and fried? I guess there is. I’d likely make up my own method anyway, rather than look it up. It’s how I “cook”. I like raw red onions in and on many things. No cooking required.
If you could create your own world, what would it look like?
Hmmm. Maybe a cozy cottage in an endless summer close to the beach with no bugs after the sun goes down. And a great foot-long hot dog vendor close by who never closes shop. I wonder if that would eventually bore me? Probably not.
Punch or pie? (which kind?)
I really can’t have either one. Too much sugar. A glass of water with lemon and a thin crust veggie pizza pie. With a thousand pounds of cheese on top. You can’t give up everything.
What is one holiday treat that improves your mood every time?
Frankly, all holiday treats piss me off supremely because they’re full of sugar and fat and carbs and toxic waste. I made that last one up to help me say no thanks to them all.
What is one word that you love?
Goodnight! It means I can go to bed and read.
King Kong vs Godzilla…who wins?
Who cares? Do they even know what they’re fighting about? Bet they don’t.
What cancelled (or finished) TV show would you most like to see again?
Offspring. It’s the first one that popped into my head. So many wonderfully dysfunctional characters! I was so sad when it ended.
You landed on Daffy Duck’s Fantastic Island…what do you wish for?
I have no idea what that is. I would probably wish to get off of it.
Does free mean free?
Not really. There’s always conditions.
Red. In that world I created above, the cottage and the hot dog stand would both be red. Also the sunsets would be red. The water can stay blue. We don’t want to have too much of a good thing.
Ugly sweaters…yea or nay?
Yes! They’re hilarious! Everybody should have at least two. You know, for when one is in the wash. And one of them should of course be red.
What is your favorite time period?
I knew this was too good to be true and there would eventually be a question to stump me. I like early morning periods of time drinking coffee. I am enjoying the retirement time period of my life. I like late nights reading into the wee hours. I liked the sixties but I don’t want to relive them. Bell bottoms, for one reason. The present is quite nice. I don’t remember the 1800’s if I was there in another life so I can’t really pass judgement. Lunch time is always a good time period, especially if you have vegetable soup.
And then of course there is the time that finally comes to wrap things up. Yay! It’s probably your new favourite! Thank you for perusing my thoughtful answers to these burning questions. And now it’s your turn if you’re so inclined.