Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold?
No. I would rather not live in either one of those places. I would complain about the heat and people would tell me to move somewhere not so hot. Then I would complain about the cold and people would suggest I shut up about it or move to a warmer climate. People are weird that way. Not sure why they can’t figure out I just like to complain.
I would prefer to live in a temperate zone with the occasional heavy rain, cold wind, hot day, chilly evening, dense morning fog. But mostly blue skies and sunshine with those other things thrown in to offset the boredom and make me less complacent and more apt to appreciate the fair weather. However, no earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. Or tornadoes. Or mud. A lot of mud would be a real deal breaker.
Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?
Long straight hippie hair was great when I had the face to go with it. Medium length was great when I had the time and ambition to style it every day and turn up for work looking presentable and sort of half-assed put together. Now hair that’s too long just drags my face down. It’s already droopy enough on its own without help, so short and sweet is my preference these days. I just don’t see the point in going through a lot of fussing about with it anymore. Tell that to my high school self who spent five years of her life going to bed with rollers the size of frozen orange juice cans in her hair and then trying not to smile too much the next day because it would cause wrinkles. She probably wouldn’t laugh, but I sure am.
What is your favorite month of the year?
May is nice. It has Mother’s Day and my birthday in it. I’m also quite fond of July and August. As long as there’s no volcanic eruptions or earthquakes or monsoons and the bugs leave me alone.
What is the easiest way for you to learn something new? By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom?
Definitely by seeing and doing. I watched a towel folding video three times before attempting to make a bear shaped creation on my own. I had no idea I was so dense and my towels were so incredibly stupid. But I got it done. That sucker is never going to be unfolded again while I live and breathe.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful it appears to be spring-like again after all the weather shenanigans we have dealt with this April. W did spring cleanup of the lawn for a couple of days and then we watched the snow fall for many days and many nights after that. We became reluctant to draw the curtains in the morning never knowing whether we would be facing a lawn mower or a snow blower day. Typical April for us really, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it or not gripe about it.
I am looking forward to finding out if my Tiger Lily bulbs will survive a brutal uprooting and transplant from the back yard to the front flower bed where nothing grows except a big wild-looking thorny thing. It might be some kind of berry bush, I can’t remember, but it’s very hardy and persistent and refuses to die so I quite like it. The Tiger Lily bed was annoying to manoeuvre the lawn mower around so I got rid of it. Yep. Does not take much to piss me off.
And that is also the reason why I have had to wean myself gently away from the daily news. Life is just too short to spend so many hours in a day wondering why about so many things. SO MANY BIZARRE THINGS. Where do you even start. And how do you stop once you get started.
The good news is, there has been a marriage in our family! I don’t know if I’m supposed to make that announcement because it’s not my story to tell, so I’ll just leave you all hanging about the details. Except to say I’m very happy about it, so there you go. Don’t ask me any questions. You know what happened to that flower bed.