Rory’s 12 Bloggers for July

Rory is our host for the 12 Bloggerz monthly question and answer session.
Do you think the music you personally listen to [as in your favourite artists over just generalised commercial listening] suit and reflect your true personality?

I don’t listen to music very much these days, though Hubby has some interesting tracks he’s put together which I like. I like ballads, strings, good harmonies and anyone who can make a guitar ‘talk’ (Brian May, Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend, Hank Marvin to name a few). I play stuff from the old musicals as I can express myself in those, so I guess that reflects my personality.

What’s your average ‘online screen time’ equate to per day in hours?

A lot, though there are always interruptions to make a meal, walk the dog, potty break or make a cuppa. I try to get the household stuff done first then settle down in the afternoon. Putting a time on it though, I’d say a good 6-9 hours depending what I’m doing, how many challenges I do, and setting up my own.

Are you currently happy with your Government’s management of your country?
[If you wish to simply answer yes or no you can, equally if you wish to elaborate in more depth you can do that too]

No, Hell No, and No Bloody Way.

How many actual ‘real people’ as opposed to virtual people do you actually give a damn about and what happens to them?

Not many. Apart from Hubby and the dog, Bro and  Co in NZ, my neighbour and several of our dog walking friends.

Quick!! No body’s watching!! What crazy thing would you do if nobody was watching which you can’t do normally because it embarasses you or is perhaps a little too naughty?

Eat a huge box of smarties.

If you HAD to leave the country in a hurry and in a disguise – what have you done??

Probably shot a politician

What are some of the most adventurous or craziest/strangest or weirdest things you would like to do before you die?

I’d like to go back to NZ, but the craziest is probably drive a double decker bus.

What is your opinion or do you have any thoughts on the whole virtual reality industry and the way it will soon become more of an acceptable way of life in the replacement of holidays, adventures and or the workplace?

It may well come about sooner than people think. The film Total Recall comes to mind where you are implanted with memories and experience of a holiday you never had.
Just think of the work force potential……….. no-one needing leave because they think they’ve already had it.

What do people always get wrong about you when first starting to get to know you?

That I can’t add up, especially chalking a darts match with chalk and board, not some electronic gizmo. Their faces are a picture when they realise I can’t only add but can take away and by the time they’ve retrieved their darts from the board, I’ve chalked it up.

What’s the strangest dream/nightmare you have ever had?

Toilets.
Whenever I’m stressed, I dream about toilets, and not being able to find one suitable. They are weird as it’s not simply a lack of toilet tissue as some have no doors, some no floors, some other doors leading to cubicles with more doors, some have no pan, or the pan is halfway up the wall (I dreamt once it was on the ceiling, how the hell could anyone sit on that???)

I analyzed it myself and came up with being unable to relieve the pressure of whatever was stressing me out.

What’s the most trouble you have ever been in?

Money, or the lack of it, though on both occasions I got myself out of debt.
I did once get the blame for putting dirt down the drains of the house next door, but it was their daughter, not me. Her dad wanted to take a belt to me but I ran indoors and my dad sorted it all out.

What’s the worst date you’ve been on and why?

Oh god. I was a later starter in that department and went out with a few ‘odd balls’.  Worst date was shortly after I left my first husband and my divorce was going through. The guy was OK-ish, but insistent on trying to lend me money. He didn’t drive, was 6 years younger than he said he was and thus 4 years younger than me,  four inches shorter and out of work. None of that would have mattered if we’d hit it off, but he was obsessed with money and that worried me greatly as I had enough problems in that department of my own.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to Rory’s 12 Bloggers for July

  1. Sadje says:

    Hmmm…. smarties! Yes I am in too.

  2. Smarties were always in my classroom for two reasons. 1) I didn’t/don’t like them so they were safe in my class. 2) I liked to throw them to the students when we studied for tests. It seemed fitting.

  3. SarahC says:

    Oh boy toilets…..at least nothing was on fire

  4. Hey Di – great answers – thank you for playing along. Sorry for my delay, am in the process of moving house so am all over the place.

    It’s strange l used to know someone who dreamed or mared about toilets also – he went to see a dream therapist in London he was so concerned as he thought it strange to be dreaming AND nightmaring them too. The dream therapist came back with spiritual journeys, letting go of unwanted emotions and emotional strength and the ability to take on board hardship and triumph. Me, l was like you and when asked simply answered ‘it’s just your brain’s way of flushing out the shit in your life!”

    He laughed and said he should have asked me first and saved himself a £200 dream therapy session!!

    Oh l am SO WITH you on the Smarties thing – haven’t had those in absolute years!!

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