Posts Tagged ‘question


A Fatal Choice -Which Do You Choose?-


Let’s say you enter this life and have two choices of how to live.

A) You survive until you are 60 to 110 years old but are doomed to die from a plague sweeping the planet which ultimately touches nearly every person like mold on pumpkins. Your life expectancy is a blend of genetics and whatever man-made products you put into yourself which keep you going as long as you can…as well as bringing you down in the end.

B) You sign a contract or invest in the necessary equipment (sort of like paying for college and all that goes with it to get a degree) to transfer your “doomed” human identity into a machine supplied by a monopolizing company already spreading its financial cloak of dominance over the planet. However many years and however you live those years as a human being are inconsequential; as you will join the collective hive/mind of billions of other robots who bought into this “life insurance plan.”

Which would you choose?

Or, do the prospects of both make you wish you were never born?

[More on that philosophy in a near-future post.]

Just answer the question. Don’t LIKE or star this for later and forget about it or pass it on. And, if it’s not too much trouble, explain your answer/decision; what makes you choose that path?


How Many LIKES Does It Take to Get…


…someone to actually respond to something I write and/or request?

I doubt any owl or turtle can help solve this one.

But, I am dying to know what good it does to LIKE a request post and never follow up with input.  Is that the equivalent of “I’ll get back to ya” in all things LIKE-able?  Wherever you can LIKE something, there good intentions sit ineffectively.

What am I talking about (if you don’t already understand or see what posts of mine fit this description)?  I’ve posted inquiries and minor “contests” which might get one response if I am lucky.

So, go ahead and LIKE this post when you see/read it.  Add it to your bulletin board like one more autumn leaf waiting to fall among the clutter.   It’s only worth a fraction of a something to the host site that accepts your “clicks” like currency.  And, who doesn’t want to make this place richer while not making a dime?


Why do noses drip when you cry?


That’s your burning question for the week(end), dear readers (and casual, compulsive scrollers).  Though I am sure to find some inklings of information by doing an online search, I want to hear your thoughts/input.

Now, not everyone may experience this.  But, for those who do, why does the nose drip when we get so upset that we feel the need to cry?  Any other time the nose drips, it’s a reaction to cold weather/chills and/or an attempt for the nose to purge itself of some invasive particle when you are sick or suffering from allergies.  When you’re upset/crying, you’re just consumed with emotion; there’s no germ to get out.

So, why does the nose run when you get upset?

Hit me with your scientific theories and diagnoses or just share your thoughts on the matter.


Have I Missed a Day? Calendar Wha?


I’m looking at my stats for whatever reason (not sure why I bother), and I see some for tomorrow…today.  I look at my watch.  As far as I can tell, it’s still the 27th.  But, the stat page shows new results for the 28th…hmm.

I should probably do a lil search to check where the WordPress main office is, again.  But, I’m pretty sure it’s not outside the USA because the stats are from the USA, nowhere else.  SO…  Can someone explain this, please?

[I know.  That’s why they have forums.  But, I like my comfy blog sofa.  And, I’m feeling a bit lazy like a lap cat.  Meow.]


Getting to Knooow Me, Getting to Know More or Less Aboooout Me…


I’m taking the baton/hint from The Indecisive Eejit.  You may find her answers HERE.

If you truly follow my blog and don’t just add me to the card collection collecting dust in your digital box of favorite things to grab your attention for a second, you may know some of this, already.  Either way, this is one of many TV-type interview moments with yours truly.  No question is answered with a lie.  But, some answers are omitted for the given reason(s).

1. Who are you named after?

An uncle who was rumored to be an alcoholic, if you can believe it.  [In part, because of this info being passed to me at a young age, I told myself I’d avoid alcohol.  More on this, later.]  My family has the lousy habit of reusing names in abundance.  We definitely are not the sort to name kids Apple or North.

2. Do you like your handwriting?

I did when I was still in school and teachers would compliment my handwriting.  But, once I entered the working world and began suffering new anxieties on top of the old ones, my handwriting went the way it started way back in my early years, when I would scratch out letters to complete homework. I used to joke and enjoy jokes about people who “chicken scratch.”  But, as with other things I joke about, I seem to later be given a slap to the face.  [So, now I am more careful what jokes I enjoy.]  I still pride myself for not–or wonder why I cannot–signing my name in a way some people do which looks more like a squiggle than any actual letters.

3. What is your favorite lunch meat?

It varies with time, as do other answers to this sort of question.  Presently, I’d say roasted or smoked chicken with some accent of seasoning like dried tomatoes or barbecue sauce.  A few years ago, it was honey ham.

4. Longest relationship?

Depending upon how you define a “relationship,” I could answer this a number of ways.  I have not had any ideal or romantic relationships that would qualify–in my mind–for THAT sort.  But, I’ve been close with a female friend for about 9 years and was semi-romantic with one gal for about 3 years though our time together was rather limited.  [Long-distance relationships suck.]

5. Do you still have your tonsils?


6. Would you bungee jump?

Nope.  I’d rather skydive, to be honest.

7. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

Usually, no, unless they are taller hiking boots.  And, even then, I have a trick for getting them off without undoing a knot.  I have become quite the casual traveler and like to slip in and out of situations, including my clothes.  So, any way I can make dressing/undressing quicker, I usually find and stick with one, at least, until the thought process changes (as it occasionally does).

8. Favorite ice cream?

Just about anything with chocolate flavoring.  Chocolate, Heavenly Hash, Fudge Brownie, Chocolate Chip Mint…all good options.  And, which I go with often depends upon what I’ve eaten recently.  If I have had a heavy meal, the lighter choice (plain Chocolate) is best.  If I had a snack and am out and about, a heavier flavor with stuff in it usually tides me over nicely until I can get something more substantial to eat.  But, I can’t eat ice cream without some form of other food in my stomach.  No dessert before substance/staple.

9. What is the first thing you notice about people?

It’s hard to say specifically as my socially-anxious mind tends to rapid-fire thoughts and/or glances at a variety of details in a short amount of time without fully grasping the details.  [Meaning, I may glance at a nose but not register the shape in my mind, simply because my mind wants to register but is also hesitant to stare.]  But, I usually say hair as I favor people with a healthy head of hair (even if mine is not so).

10. Football or baseball?

Play or watch?  I watch both, occasionally.  I favor watching American football but am not the sort of fan to quote names and/or stats.  I wish attending football games was more affordable and easier.  I have attended one football game and several baseball games, so far.  And, I cannot deny the electricity one gets when seated in a baseball stadium, preferably in a section that is not too crowded (as the noise can be deafening/painful).  You never known when that free baseball might fly your way.  It’s a safer way to gamble and still feel alive.  Best if you have a buddy to share a soft pretzel or some cheesy nachos.  [I would not go to a game alone unless I was meeting someone there.]

11. What color pants are you wearing?


12. Last thing you ate?


13. If you were a crayon what color would you be?

Probably a shade close to forest green or a dark gray.  I feel close to the forest and tend to be a gray person, one who doesn’t answer or do much of anything in a definite way.  I have convictions but am malleable.  I can bend like some trees.  But, if the wrong sort of forces try to bend me, I can be come rigid and volatile.

14. Favorite smell?

Fun fact.  I can’t remember the last thing I smelled.  I seem to have a case of “anosmia.”

15. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?

Hmm.  I am struggling to remember.  But, I’d say one of my sisters.

16. Hair color?

That’s confidential.  But, if you use some brain cells, you might figure it out.

17. Eye color?

See 16.

18. Favorite foods to eat?

Favorite hot food/entree?  Pizza, hands down, because it is not limited to one form.  It can be made any number of ways with a variety of toppings.  I have written a number of pieces on this matter elsewhere, if you can even find them.  Spaghetti with tomato sauce (and maybe a few meatballs) is a good first date/comfort food.  But, I also favor a good cheeseburger, the occasional fried calamari, eggplant marinara and gyros.  Favorite fruit?  I’m partial to red apples that are moderately sweet and firm/crisp, mangoes and bananas (particularly when combined with peanut butter in a sandwich).  Asian pear/apples are occasionally good, too.  Favorite cold sandwich?  It’s been a mix of tuna with mustard, mayo and pickle bits for some time.

19. Scary movies or happy endings?

Happy endings.  I can stomach some scary movies but only do so to either please someone or to satisfy a(n) curiosity/interest in something.  [IE I saw the first two Resident Evil movies in hopes of getting a live-action retelling of the video games.  That was not exactly what I saw, though.]  A few years back, I watched an anime in which the female lead cried when she won a fight.  For some reason, since that day, I’ve been shuddering and shedding tears when something well depicted or written crosses my path.  Blending all of this into my work, I like to craft stories that inject little bits of fear and humor before resulting in a happy ending that inspires people to heave a sigh of relief and smile.  I also am not fond of endings/goodbyes; so I tend to leave The End a bit uncertain.

20. Last movie you watched?

I just saw Logan the other day.  It did a nice job of explaining how science had doomed Wolverine to an inevitable death, even though he had an innate healing ability that extended his life.  It was also very violent and gory, and the use of vulgar language was excessive and questionable (though typical of some social circles).  I was expecting a little surprise at the end but was disappointed.  Even though the movie stars a little Latino girl, I would not recommend bringing kids to the film (which I think is rated R, anyway).  And, I worry about the kids in the movie growing up a little messed up in the head.  But, that’s showbiz.  Right?

21. Favorite holiday?

I’d have to pick Valentine’s Day even if many grumble about it being one of those “commercial” holidays…and even though I have yet to have the romantic or sexual sort some people enjoy.  I like the symbolism and like generating images of love/passion/affection.  I don’t subscribe to the requirements of gifts or any particular treatment of anyone.  I do things my own way.  I’d pick Halloween if people didn’t use it to play scary monsters and worse things.  I like Halloween without the blood and frights.  I’d love more classy costume parties (without the stereotypical snooty, wealthy attendance of movie/TV fame) and am intrigued by the concept of Carnival as it is known in some historical European stories.  I like the sounds, lights and general warm feelings of Christmas but could do without the rush and demand for presents as some seem to entertain.  Holiday shopping is insane and unnecessary.  But, the SPIRIT of many holidays is something that stokes the fire of contentment in this life, just as the Olympics are intended, in a way, to bring nations together in harmony (when they aren’t pitching some product or flashing a corporate logo/sponsor).

22. Beer or wine?

If I had to choose, I’d go with wine.  But, I am not a big alcoholic drinker.

23. Night owl or early bird?

I consider myself an early bird by nature (including astrological).  I typically like to get up early and get going in a hurry (rather than preen and fuss).  I do NOT like to lounge in bed unless I am having a rare lazy day.  I could not spend all day in my pajamas, even if I was filling my day with fun and games.  Nor can I spend a day solely indoors unless I am doing something creative that just can’t be put down.  But, I’ve been known to stay up late and do some crazy things…  [Who needs alcohol when inhibitions take a sharp dip after midnight?]

24. Favorite day of the week?

I dunno how to exactly answer this one.  I don’t have a particular day I favor above all others.  If I could, I’d give a reason for each.  I have no reason to presently favor any day from Monday to Thursday, though I occasionally did, depending upon the job I had (because some jobs bring certain rewards on those days).  Friday is typically a good day because, for some, it’s the end of the work/school week, preceding what should be a rejuvenating weekend.  Saturday used to be a favorite for its bounty of morning cartoons.  [Now, any day is a cartoon day, provided you have the right “service package.”]  Sunday has become a day to catch my breath before another work week; it used to be a definite church day, before work and other matters got in the way.  Now, it’s more of a uniquely meditative, spiritual day occasionally pestered by a bout with anxiety.


Phew.  And, as usual, when I complete one of these things, I am inspired to craft a list of my own questions for people to answer.  [Even if not enough people care to answer them.]  So, be on the lookout for that.  And, if you care to continue this or that list of questions with your own answers, it might be a good idea to link your post to this or the first one.


WordPress!! My Contact Me Page Is Not Working!


Okay, you WordPress cogs.  What’s the deal with my Contact Me form/page?  Someone has told me they can send links/messages to their own mailbox.  I have people visiting my page; but I get no letters/notes.  I even sent myself a note; but it did not arrive in the mailbox.

I feel like every week I am sitting in a leaky submarine and having to fetch waterproofing tape when a new glitch appears.  It gets tiresome, fast.


When Something Strange Happened in MY Neighborhood…


I don’t think calling any troop of Ghostbusters has any value, yet.  But, something rather strange did appear on my way to work today.

I saw two blackbirds–possibly small crows–cawing and pecking at what looked like a dark puddle alongside the road I was walking.  Suddenly, more blackbirds emerged from this “puddle.”  There must have been about six of them.  Thinking of someone who recently mentioned a blackbird song or chant one is supposed to recite for some reason I already forget, I thought maybe this was some sort of warning.

As I grew closer, one of the birds seemed bothered by my presence.  And, as it cawed at me–as if saying, “Quick.  Let’s get out of here.  That guy over there is watching.”–I muttered, “Yea, I saw something.” or “Yea, I see you guys.”  I can’t even remember what I said, now.  But, that seemed to have an impact on the birds.  One took flight and followed me a short distance down the adjoining road.  I know it was following me because it kept moving to the next power line or lamppost and cawing.  It only stopped following when I raised my head and stopped talking to myself (inside my head).  When I crossed the next street, I could hear the birds gathering behind me but no longer pursuing me.

All in all, it was rather eerie.

What do you think of this?


Astrology Question, Re: Rooster and Rabbit


Okay, all you astrologically inclined people in WordPress-land.  I need your input.

Let’s say you have a Rabbit year paired with a Rooster year of compatible elements, with an 18 year age difference and the following favorable signs:  Sun, Venus and Mars are all very compatible with my signs.

Is this a favorable match even if Rooster and Rabbit are said to be trouble together?  Or, does the warning remain the same?

Also, if the Rabbit and Rooster are compatible elements and Venus and Mars are a hot match…but her Sun doesn’t sit well with his Sun/Moon…can this relationship still work?


Why Can’t Old TV Turn Into New Film?


Have I asked this before?  Why IS it that shows we loved in the past cannot properly be converted to new films which respect the source material?

Why, instead, do we get Michael Bay films that blow it up and piss on people?

As I sit here watching an old episode of Inspector Gadget with a nephew, I see material ripe for a feature film with iconic costume design.  And then I remember the previous attempt at a film about the old cartoons.  It wasn’t all that great or memorable to me.  [Though I did like the gadget woman.]

What legal mumbo-jumbo prevents movie makers from properly converting older concepts into new film?  Or, why must every movie maker insist upon some measure of “artistic license” to warp what is already good and what fans liked?  We fans of the old don’t need a lot of new looks and ways of doing things.  If you must fix or change anything, just work on the bits that maybe don’t fit the present if it’s a story taking place in the present.  Or, set the story in the past.  Is that so hard?  Even a certain science fiction film series has gotten away with saying it’s from a distant galaxy a long time ago though it looks futuristic.

And, if it’s a matter of the original artists saying they don’t want the film to be made, then respect that.  If they don’t want a film, why is it okay to warp the original material enough to make a lousy one?

Anyone else care to share some thoughts on this matter?  I’m all ears…and busy fingers.


My Site Chart Views Make No Sense


Sooo, I am told my blog has had an exceptional spike in views.  But, two graphs show one number while one shows a much smaller number.  What causes this drastic difference?  Could one person be looking at the same post or page a number of times but only count as one view via some separate counter system?