Question Time Over Coffee 12/3

Put on another pot and join in with Rory’s coffee time questions. This week’s questions gave my brain a good workout with 15 thoughtful, deep queries to fill this rainy Saturday morning.

Join in or Enjoy the Ride!

Do you sometimes ‘just’ LIKE posts from those you follow but don’t often read the content, and if so, why do you do this?

Yes, but not often.

Is it a time restraint or something else that motivates this action?

It could be time, or the content is not something to be read; it’s visual.

What do you do with gifts you have received but have no use for?

I either give them to someone I know will appreciate them more than me or donate them to a charity looking to fill up raffle baskets.

Inspired by Sadje

Have people become lazier concerning cooking do, you think, or is it more a case of people not knowing how to cook?

Oh, it’s not lazy or lack of knowledge as much as living in a society where chicken nuggets are on every corner and our time is held hostage by employers or the million extracurricular activities of our children.

Is cooking considered a valuable skill by you?

Yes, it’s a survival skill for me. Takeout is a treat.

What news stories, in your opinion, have so far defined the 2020’s and what do you think they have taught us personally as individuals?

Have there been news stories in the 2020’s? If we are now considering fear-mongering, hate, and divisiveness news stories, then this is what has defined the 2020’s.

It has taught me that if I want “news,” I can get that anywhere. If I want truth and facts, well, now, I’ll have to be my own non-paid investigative journalist.

What would you never swallow even if you could?

First of all, this is a question an Aquarius would ask. Random, yet interesting enough to quiet a room in two seconds flat.

Anywho, I would say a sword. I’ve watched this sort of act on various variety shows, and I’m always left with questions. Where does it go? What is it stabbing inside? Why would someone do that?

How many hours of sleep do you get a night, and how many hours do you think you need and why?

I usually get the required 7 or 8 hours. I’ve gotten less, but never more. I do not need more and can function fine on less. I’ve never been a sleeper.

How important is it to you to have a clean house or environment to live in, and does it have to be pristine?

I function much better without clutter, but I prefer a lived-in look over a pristine one. Pristine homes create awkwardness for their guests. I like people to feel welcome in my house.

Could you give up your Smartphone and break your addiction to it?

Absolutely, but let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be easy, and it could get ugly.

What have been five of your best TV shows from the dawn of dot to today?

Whew, this is a tough one because there have been so many over the years.

The Brady Bunch

The Carol Burnett Show

The Golden Girls

Seinfeld

Real Time With Bill Maher

Why were they good?

They are relatable, make me feel good, laugh out loud, or teach me a thing or two.

Why is life not a bed of roses but a bed of thorns?

Is it? I think it’s perception. If you have certainty that everything is happening for you and not to you, then things won’t be so bleak, and those thorns won’t stand a chance.

What makes your life good and or bad?

Not to sound too Hallmarkish, or like one of those weird signs. I’d have to say family, friends, laughter, and love.

Toasted waffles or toasted bread, and why?

Bread. Only because there are more varieties.

How do you feel about the aging process and you?

I consider it a gift. My mind is much younger than my body. In fact, decades more youthful.

What is the last rebellious thing you did?

Hmm, are we talking about marching on Washington rebellious or on a smaller scale? I’ve done both. Women’s March in 2017 and driving over the limit, yesterday.

What would be your ideal ‘you experience’ of the following …. museum, theatre, spa day, bungee jumping?

Hands down, live theatre, that involves music. I have yet to go to a theatre performance without leaving energized, lasting for days. The Elton John concert I attended at Madison Square Garden lasted weeks.

Could you easily step off the planet and away from society and your friends and being social and also away from the Internet for 12 months?

No. No doubt there have been moments when I wanted to do this, but in reality, I need human interaction to survive. I enjoy the company of others, even if it’s just the cashier at the supermarket who refers to me as a “young lady” when I’m not.

10 responses

  1. But you ARE a young lady…in mind. Remember?

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    1. Lol … the things I find funny make me feel like a 12 year old boy.

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      1. Nothing wrong with that at all.

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  2. Hey Lisa,

    Some cracking answers here 🙂

    Marching on Washington YER!! Let’s go!

    Oh l can relate, my mind is young, but l think my body has simply given up on me or taken the stagecoach out. Hahaha an Aquarius question – that made me laugh – but yes, where does that sword go?? We shall leave that alone further too.

    An excellent answer – what are we to believe anymore in this world filled with datacrunching advertising, corny reality shows and nefarious press agents??

    I think you are right concerning cooking at the way people look at how there are so many food types available why should they bother. I read earlier this week a story about people being forced to eat cat food because they didn’t know how to manage in the kitchen or cook. When probed further it was revealed that they could no longer afford the easy meals…

    Good answers and always appreciated 🙂

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my responses. I truely enjoyed your questions. My son is an Aquarius, and that question reminded me of one of the million he has dropped over the years.

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      1. Hey Lisa – glad you enjoyed this week’s line up.

        I am on the spectrum and many a time people have looked at me after dropping a question and would ask, did you mean to ask it exactly that way?

        I usually answer with ‘Is there another way then?”

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      2. Hahaha! As far as I’m concerned, direct questions are exactly what this world is lacking.

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      3. Absolutely, l think sadly we have become scared to ask some things at times for fear of upsetting others.

        I don’t like upsetting people, but l am a curious person and want to know stuff.

        The only way to find out stuff is to ask questions hahaha 🙂

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  3. I like your answers re: news stories and swallowing swords

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