Questions to get to know each other.
1. When was the last time you tried something new?
Snookums made me a tasty treat not long ago. I don’t recall what it was, but some new food creation I never had before. Noodles, pine nuts, rabbit, tomatoes, some other stuff. I don’t know. It was good though. I married well.
2. Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?
My great-grandfather. He was a story keeper, too.
3. What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?
Don’t be afraid to take a big leap. You can’t cross a canyon in two steps.
4. What gets you excited about life?
Seeing new life in the spring.
5. What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
Not everyone can be trusted with the full truth, and some wouldn’t believe it anyway.
6. What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?
I don’t know. Working on the Existence books, I guess.
7. Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?
I ask questions. Sometimes it bothers people because, apparently, that’s not a “thing” people do with teachers and experts. Just absorb the knowledge without engaging? Well, I wasn’t raised that way.
8. Who do you love and what are you doing about it?
My Snookums. I show my love in many ways. Little things, big things. Notes, physical affection, time together, etc.
9. What’s a belief that you hold with which many people disagree?
I disagree with the usage of the word immigration. “Migration is movement from one part of something to another.” Tantrums do not make imaginary lines real. So many things that define our everyday lives are just constructs someone made up and everyone, for some reason, opts to accept.
10. What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?
I don’t know. Be sort of a bonus parent to my niece. Use to just be an uncle that visited a few times a year, you know? But now we’re taking care of her more like half the week. I love her. I hate the reason for this change.
11. Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
I don’t see it this way. Why only crying? Is smiling weakness or strength? Eating? Sleeping? Pissing? These are just things that humans do. We aren’t statues. Which idiot came up with this idea that some natural things are okay and some aren’t? And why do so many just go along with that?
12. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
Does not judging mean not physically harming? Because I’d live more honestly, I’d do a lot more and go to more places if I thought it wouldn’t hinder my survival. But if this just means the stupid thoughts of others, I don’t really care. Beyond trying to create my “author brand” I mean.
13. Do you celebrate the things you do have?
Life isn’t so much about things as it is about feelings, people, and experiences.
14. What is the difference between living and existing?
I wish I didn’t know this answer as well as I do. Living is planning, experiencing, having hope. Existing, just existing, getting by one day at a time, one hour at a time, one more health test, one more doctor, one more treatment… when you stop planning and hoping, when you don’t believe you’ll go to college or marry or grow old. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “I’ll never grow up.” When they know that. Intelligence and learning matter less than wisdom to the dying.
15. If not now, then when?
I don’t know yet.
16. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?
Put a reference book out that hopefully will benefit not only the readers but the writing community. Check out the link at the end of this post, please.
17. What does your joy look like today?
These little mandarin almond honey cake things. It sort of looks like cornbread because Snookums makes them in the same little rectangular tins. But they’re desserts. Rectangular cupcakes? I don’t know. Anyway, they’re tasty and making me very happy right now.
18. Is it possible to lie without saying a word?
19. If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?
Forever. I’m honest with myself.
20. Which activities make you lose track of time?
Writing, blog commenting, sometimes reading.
Quote from Host Bev Sykes of sundaystealing.blogspot.com and the blog “Funny the World”.
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This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first – Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!
This week’s questions were originally from: Thought Provoking Questions.
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