Does ‘methodical order and sequencing’ really matter?
It totally depends on what you are doing. I am a bit OCD about things so if something is supposed to be in a certain order then put it in order. I have to step back if someone is not doing “the right thing”.
Given the choice which historiographical era could you live in comfortably if you had to go back ‘in time’ and why do you think you could?
I’m so not knowledgeable about historiographical eras but according to what I found on the web I would probably be happiest in the Modern Age. I love how so many things in art were expressed during this time. I think I would love being educated by one of those fabulous artists.
What type of advertising really ticks you off as in – it doesn’t matter what the product is … because of the way it is actually advertised you become instantly annoyed and hostile with the medium? … this is NOT a political campaign question!
The one absolutely worst commercial that makes me so mad is for Liberty Mutual Insurance. It shows kids on Christmas morning and the first kid opens his gift which is the insurance. The second kid gets asked what he got and he says just a bike and kicks his bike. I think this sends such a bad message to kids. Do you know how many kids would kill to have a new bike? With the pandemic I am sure there were kids in this country that didn’t get a thing. It is such a bad message it makes me sick.
What topics or passions could you write freely and knowledgeably on for say 3000 words if you had to?
I think I could write freely about what I think kids should be learning from a very young age. I have strong opinions about what children should be exposed to and think that a lot of the issues in young people is that they think they are the centers of tiny universes. There isn’t always a feeling like we are all part of a big world.
What could you NOT do for money – given the obvious – so this is not about harming yourself or harming or murdering others – so aside from that side of things – what could you not just do for cash?
I could never be in a room full of spiders. I could never eat snails.
When was the last time that you read something and it touched you in some deep dark way?
I’m not sure if I have an answer for this….
How did you murder that person and how did you get rid of the body?
I slipped a little poison from the rat poison into the delicious dinner I made. After he died I drove out to docks and pushed his body off the dock. After that I threw extra chum into the water to attract as many fish as possible to eat the body.
I asked this on an award thingie I was nominated for, and I got such interesting responses, I thought I’d ask it on Share Your World too: Do you have a favorite kind of tree?White Birch. I don’t really know why, I just love the way the bark has the black hash marks.
What bridges are you happy you burned?My college group of friends. They held so many grudges and their perceptions were so unlike mine that it became toxic. I used to cry about why this one won’t talk to me, or that one will. One of the group, who was like my best friend, got pregnant shortly after I had my second child. I crocheted a blanket and sent the gift to the shower. At the time Bob and I were both working full time and still struggling to pay bills, etc. I didn’t go to the baby shower because I would have had to take a shift off of work, I waitressed at the time. About a year later I saw this friend. I asked her what she had, she said a boy. I asked if she liked the blanket I made. She said she never even opened the box, it was up in the closet, because she was mad at me for not going to her baby shower.
Would you sacrifice yourself (die) for a stranger?Honestly, I don’t know. I mean if it was like going to work at a hospital where patients have COVID-19 then yes. If it was for the life of a child I think that would be a yes. But in the scheme of things who really knows? I think years ago it would have been more of a definite yes but now that my daughter has lost her father and her brother, I would be so afraid of leaving her with no-one.
How have your priorities changed since the C-19 virus took over?Not so much my priorities but my time management has. I realize also that I don’t need to do all the running around, shopping for things I don’t need.
I am grateful for: David and my daughter, my fairly healthy body, and the few friends who show me that they care about me just as much as I care about them.
Do you think it’s premature for states to be lifting the stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, and social distancing restrictions? Or do you believe that it’s about time they were rescinded? Once they are removed, how quickly are you likely to resume living your life as you did in the pre-pandemic days? https://fivedotoh.com/2020/05/06/fandangos-provocative-question-68/
I think that people need to get out and about. I am worried about the people who are home alone, perhaps with increasing depression, not getting enough sunlight and fresh air. I think that there still has to be some precautions, like distancing, but I think it has to be open a bit. My fear with the fact that only some states are doing the openings it is going to draw people from far away to come because they want to be outside. It would be better for everyone if the entire country did the same thing. This way people are going in hoards to one place.
The other day on the news they showed everyone down in Washington in the mall watching the planes flying over. Well, it seems like everyone is in an uproar that so many people were there. Part of me thinks, hello, it is outside. If the virus is floating in the air you can get it just walking by. But does that mean no one even goes outside?
I think we should, as a country, open slowly, each state the same time, the same way, so that it can be followed more consistently. When this whole thing started I was in Florida and when I talked about the virus everyone said I was panicking out of control. At that time New York and Washington State were taking it seriously but Florida wasn’t. It was a couple of weeks until Florida took it seriously. We need to come together as a country, not fight about who is right and who is wrong.
My daughter has been living with her roommates and they have their friends over, They have the same group everyday. I think that her and her friends are probably building up an immunity that everyone who is staying isolated is not.
1. What do you do to get rid of stress? I work on my miniature kits or I blog. I also journal but sometimes that is too stressful and I just need to leave thoughts aside for a bit.
2. In the past people were buried with the items they would need in the afterlife, what would you want buried with you so you could use it in the afterlife? I think I would want to be buried with the ashes of my loved ones, so that we could all be together. Other than that I am hoping God has a good supply!
3. What’s the opposite of a koala? (this is strictly for fun. I know what I came up with as an answer, but it was nonsensical. Alaok. See? It’s okay to pass on this one too if you want) a hotala, but now that I wrote it that is sort of a bad joke. I am trying to support Australia’s efforts to bring back forests for the Koalas.
4. What’s the creepiest tech out there? (My interpretation of “tech” is app or program. If you know what “tech” is supposed to mean, hey! Great! Educate us. I think the creepiest, except being very handy, tech is when you can hook tech help with your computer for remote access. Are they then watching me?