A Bit (More) About Me #5

Via Sparks from a Combustible Mind‘s Share Your World for 9/24/18.

Q: Last week, Sparks asked a question about favorite beverages and the overwhelming favorite was coffee.   If you drink coffee, how do you like it best?  Hot, cold, iced, with cream, with sugar or black as black?
A:
Black, strong, and bitter except on the very rare occasions I decide to spring for a cappuccino or Chai tea latte instead.

Q: In your opinion, what’s the greatest invention of our age?
A:
It’s a toss-up between commercial/residential/automobile air conditioning and the microchip.  Bonus answer: The best invention that hasn’t been invented yet is the one that’ll get us to spend less time screaming at each other online and more time connecting face-to-face and person-to-person with the shared goal of making life better for those who are less fortunate.

Q: Global warming?  Reality or myth?
A:
A.k.a. climate change.  Absolute, utterly undeniable reality.  I’m not qualified to speculate about to what extent human activity has contributed to it, but clearly it’s more than not at all.  And I’m inclined to believe that anyone of my own or a similar age who has witnessed or experienced the changes in regional weather patterns over the past 40 years yet chooses to deny its reality is doing so out of either willful ignorance or purely political motivation.

Q: Are you an explorer or more a home body?
A:
I have a complicated answer to that seemingly simple question.  I’m an explorer at heart but too often a homebody due to circumstances.  I do, however, have an active inner life, so you could say I’m a frequent self-explorer.

Q: What were you grateful for this week?
A:
My parents and weekend dinners at their house.  It was the only time in the past two weeks that my little family was able to sit down & enjoy meals together.

What were y’all grateful for in the past week?

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16 thoughts on “A Bit (More) About Me #5

  1. My fault entirely that you didn’t see the ‘ping’. I have to approve them and I’m slow(ish), plus I was writing some flash fiction and you know how it goes when you get ‘in the zone’. 🙂 Thanks so much for participating in SYW this week. I found your answers very interesting indeed!

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  2. Grateful that my wife and I got to take a real vacation last week as it seems like it had been forever. We’ve been working hard, and have both gone through some positive changes in our job situations. It felt great to look how far we’ve come, and take some time off together.

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    1. Man, that sounds great, I’m happy for you. positive changes and special time with the spouse, those’re hard to beat. We’ll celebrate our 25th anniversary next year, so I reckon we’ll take at least a couple of days to get away from the kids and do something special.

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  3. Great post.
    I’m with you on the chai latte- I think we’ve touched on this before!
    Explorer sometimes and home bird other times.
    I don’t think our UK government isn’t much better right now … there’s a heightened sense of doom with Brexit

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  4. I thought so, you seem just like a black coffee person.
    So with you on your second answer, I think introversion is the new vogue but I can’t understand why anyone would not want to socialise and now phone calls are dreaded?! I chalk it up to not knowing/meeting your tribe.
    I love that you are one of the rare people who love to spend time with your family. Family > reading books.
    As to what I’m grateful for? My 9-year-old cousin sister who can discuss the various ways we can make friends and homelessness in the Victorian era. I sense she is going to love learning history in high school. 🙂

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