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Once a week Cee asks the questions on her blog. Then, when I get it together like this week, I answer the questions here on my blog.
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• What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you that is not part of your regular daytime routine?
I like to go to local festivals to see the people and enjoy the atmosphere. I like to go to parks to see the people and look at nature. I like to go to speciality grocery stores to see the people and buy the tasty goodies.
• What would you do if you won the lottery?
Probably not much of anything different from what I do now.
Maybe buy a new car [mine’s 14 years old]? Maybe go on vacation for longer than a week? Maybe give it all to the humane society, on the proviso that they never name a building or fund after me. That would be tacky.
• What makes you laugh the most?
TV situation comedies that point out human foibles make me laugh the most. Currently I like The Big Bang Theory + Grace and Frankie + The Good Place. I like reruns of Will and Grace + Friends + Parks and Recreation.
• What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?
< begin rant >
The conceit that modern technology is making my life easier. It is not.
To wit, it’s making communication more immediate, but that’s not necessarily easier. It’s making cars and microwaves swankier, but that’s not necessarily easier. It’s making airport check-in and banking more self-directed, but that’s not necessarily easier.
Why? Because there are more steps + options now when it comes to doing anything. Everything. All the time.
Meaning that, in my opinion, modern technology adds an unasked for layer of complexity to my life that I then have to muddle through to get anything accomplished.
And it wears me out.
< end rant >
• Optional Bonus Question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week’s gratitude award goes to an early start to our home remodeling projects. We weren’t schedule to begin until late June/early July, but our projects got moved forward. Sure, it’s chaos around here, but I feel better, less anxious, now that we’re in process rather than waiting around for things to start.
This week’s looking forward to something goes to… well, honestly, I’m not looking forward to any one thing. No big weekend plans. No small weekend plans. I’m just kind of living in the moment right now… for the moment! 😉
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