Here are A Guy Called Bloke’s Questions for the month, along with my answers. There’s a link to his blog at the end if you want to play along.
What really lights you up?
Interesting and unusual people.
When do you think we become old?
When our curiosity dries up.
What’s in your fridge right now?
Two shepherd’s pies that I made today. One to share with my neighbors and one to freeze, ingredients for my weird coleslaw which I’ll also share, a pint of vanilla ice cream, frozen blueberries, frozen bananas, extra smoothies from this morning’s batch, every color of sweet peppers known to man, green olives with pimentos, two frozen cheese pizzas, a cold bottle of gin and bottles of tonic, cold beers for the guys laying my new brick sidewalks, 3/4 of a can of catfood, a pitcher of water and every condiment known to man.
Never mind three wishes, give me one good fantasy which would be … ?
My friends decide to move down to Mexico after all and we build the fourplex house in my extra lot.. shaped like a huge X with a circle in the middle for a common area.. each leg a complete little house with bedroom, bath, small kitchen, garden, sitting room and studio. Big studio, kitchen, sitting area in the circle in the middle. An extension to my studio in the front corner of the lot, detached, for a housekeeper and driver/gardener to live in. As our health deteriorates, they can move into one of the wings.. Our own managed care facility.
How do you think your readers see you as the writer of your blog as a person away from your blog?
They see me as someone who doesn’t spend much time away from my blog. I take it with me to my hammock and my art studio. I’m sorta hooked.
How do you wish to be seen and interpreted as a person away from your blog by the readers of your blog?
As someone still engaged in life, but within a smaller domain.
Do our fears start with our DNA?
Some of the things that lead to some of our fears start with our DNA.
What is the truest quality of life in your opinion?
Imagination. It is what ties us to the universe.
What do you think the secret is to you letting yourself go?
Not taking yourself too seriously.
What stops you from being the truer version of you or are you already the truer version of you?
I think I am the truer version of myself. Hope that is true.
What are 7 things you have learned about blogging since you started your blog that would be beneficial to other bloggers right now?
It is possible to still use the old editor if you go to the administration page and find the POSTS upper left.. Click on “Add New.” and it will take you to the old editor.
That if you create your photos as a gallery, you can click on them to enlarge them.
That’s all my blogging smarts at least for the time being.
Should we care what other people think about us?
Yes, but we shouldn’t let it lead us into behavior that goes against our being our best selves. Courtesy and kindness are necessary–so far as they are possible. Taking other people’s needs into account if their needs and wishes are reasonable is necessary.
Image by Matt Walsh on Unsplash. Used with permission. For 12 Bloggerz Questionnaire for Sept, 2020