Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sunday Stealing - Thought Provoking Questions

I haven't posted here very often anymore but I constantly tell myself, I should post that. Than when I get home, I never do. It would be nice if things would come to me while I'm sitting on my ass at my laptop.

I usually glance at these question every week and see if they pop out to me. These ones were going to take some thinking so I thought I would take a shot.

These are from a site called Thought Provoking Questions.

1. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?  Probably gym class, I know a lot about sports.

2. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?  My wife, doing and having (sorry, couldn't resist.) She is a big part of the reason that my life has been pretty good the last decade or so. She doesn't let my bullshit slide.

3. Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?  The hatred of my ex-wife. It's not even that I hate her but I hate the fact that she doesn't absolutely nothing for her kids.

4. When you are 80-years-old, what will matter to you the most?  Family, hopefully my kids will still love me.

5. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards and just do what you know is right?  This is a very general question, it really depends on what it is.

6. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?  My mind, 30ish. My body, 60ish

7. Would you break the law to save a loved one?  Again, depends on who or what I gotta do. Drive over speed limit to get someone to a hospital, sure, without question.  Kill somebody because my loved one was an idiot, probably not.

8. What makes you smile?  Watching Michigan or the White Sox beat someone. My wife's when she really laughs. Watching those damn video about soldiers coming home and surprising their kids.

9. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?  Probably, I'm lazy.

10. If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?  Tolerance.

11. If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?  Hopefully I would grow up quicker.

12. What do we all have in common besides our genes that makes us human?  We all want to be loved.

13. If you could choose one book as a mandatory read for all high school students, which book would you choose?  1984, I think with our technology, it will say more today than ever.

14. Would you rather have less work or more work you actually enjoy doing?  If I enjoy it, why wouldn't I want more of it.

15. What is important enough to go to war over?  Only reason to go to war is to protect, our way of life, people, ect. Some people truly won't stop unless they are stopped.

16. Which is worse, failing or never trying?  Never trying but failing really does suck.

17. When was the last time you listened to the sound of your own breathing?  All the time, considering I can barely breathe through my nose anymore.

18. What’s something you know you do differently than most people? Keep stats of my life.

19. What does ‘The American Dream’ mean to you?  The slogan means owning a home and running your own business. What it actually means to me is having the freedoms to do what you want within the confines of the law.

20. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?  If I was a genius, I would play a simpleton and therefore be more joyful because I was pulling it over on everyone.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sunday Stealing

I haven't done one of these in awhile, or post anything for awhile so here goes.

Today's thievery comes from Curious as a Cat

1. I wish I had enough money to randomly pay for people's food at restaurants or in a drive thru, stuff like that would be awesome. My wife and I always say if we were loaded that we would do that kind of stuff all the time.
2. If you had to enter a competition for the "Most Uselessly Unique Talent," what would your talent be?  I don't know, maybe I'm pretty good at guessing how long it's been, time wise. Example: I can guess pretty accurately when 10 minutes is up.
3. When it might hurt their feelings, how do you feel about telling your friends the truth?  I'm all about the truth, but it really would depend on the friend. If they outright asked me, I wouldn't lie but I may avoid the subject.
4. Peanut or plain?  Peanut
5. Is there someone you would like to take your place in life for one day? Who and why? My kids, so they can see what happens when you get stuck doing factory work and maybe motivate them to find something they love doing.
6. Who was your favorite teacher and why?  Mrs. Wagoner, she made it fun and seemed like she cared.
7. What do you think is the ugliest thing or event on Earth?  9/11. I know there is a ton more things I could list but I was alive for that one and it hit home with me.
8. What is your least favorite of your personality traits or quirks?  I ask to many questions. It's not about being nosy, it's about having all the information but that's not how people perceive it. Some people take offense to it. My wife gets mad because she thinks I'm questioning why she did something but in reality, I just want to know her reasoning behind it. I don't care that she did it.
9. I wish I could see my kids future because I want to make sure I'm doing it all right.
10. Tell us your favorite children's story.  I have no idea, I don't remember ever being attached to a specific one.
11. Explain how to play your favorite game.  Google baseball.
12. What do you keep in the trunk of your car?  I believe a blanket is the only thing back there and that's to cover the back seat when the dog goes for a ride. I don't trust his nails going through the leather seats.
13. Tell us about your favorite way to get lost in a simple activity — running, chopping vegetables,  folding laundry, whatever. What’s it like when you’re in "the zone"?   I can't really think of anything specific as in a simple activity but I do get zoned out at work some days and get a ton accomplished and look back and realize just how much I have done.
14. What’s your dream tourist destination — either a place you’ve been and loved or a place you ’d love to visit? What about it speaks to you?  Somewhere in the US, I have no desire to travel to other countries. Maybe Hawaii or Alaska, they look beautiful.
15. What parts of nature do you like best?  The green of the grass or the mountains, I love the mountains.
16. What kind of program do you enjoy most on TV--detective shows, comedies, game shows--and why?  I pretty much watch everything, my favorites are probably the buddy action/comedies.
17. Do you know any professional athletes?  The closest I could come is that I saw Shawn Kemp play in high school, he went to school around here but if I say that, then I could list a bunch of MLB players who played here in South Bend for the minor league team that I've probably seen as well.
18. What will the next must-have technological innovation be? Jetpacks? Hoverboards? Wind-powered calculators?  I don't know, but I'll probably want it. Not that I'll buy it, but I'll want it.
19. Have you ever been the victim of a crime?  My car got broken into when I worked 3rd shift. Wallet and cassette tapes were stolen which tells you how long ago that was.
20. What if you woke up tomorrow with the ability to understand animals. What do you think you’d hear from them?  Our cat would complain because nothing is ever good enough for her. The dog would want to know why he doesn't get to go for walks more often. They'd both want to know why my wife won't leave them alone.
21. What is something that makes you melancholy?  Thinking about all the crap my wife has to deal with when it comes to her medical issues.