Once a week Cee asks the questions on her blog, and I answer them here on my blog. It’s a good thing, ‘ya know?
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• What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?
Here’s my take on it: a bunch of people, who call themselves a team and wear matching culottes, make a big deal about bouncing a ball while running to one end of a wooden court where they make squeaky noises with their shoes as they toss the ball among the team members. Eventually, someone attempts to throw the ball into an overhead small circular net.
Why? No one knows.
Then, the whole nonsensical show repeats at the other end of the court allowing the other team to do the same thing. And then it happens again.
Ad infinitum. 👎
• What quirky things do people do where you are from?
No one does this where I live now but…
I grew up in a small town where the word “mango” meant green pepper. Yep, no one called green peppers what they were, except my mother who knew that a mango was a tropical fruit, not a vegetable.
She never tried to correct anyone in town on this point, but she did make it clear to me that what everyone in this small town believed to be true, was in fact objectively false in the rest of the world.
It was a life lesson, I suppose, on the dangers of groupthink. And of putting the wrong ingredients into your recipes.
• What are some things you wish you could unlearn?
What it is like to be inside a MRI. All of them, any style. It’s a feeling too horrible for words.
• Who is someone that you miss having in your life?
I used to go to yoga classes at the wellness center in a local hospital. Carol, a RN, taught the classes.
These classes were the most safe and satisfying yoga experiences I ever had. However, Carol retired, the hospital closed the wellness center, and I’ve been left ever since trying to find [unsuccessfully] anyone as fun and centered as Carol was.
I miss Carol.
• 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 Fredrik Backman for writing the darkly humorous novel, A Man Called Ove. This book kept me entertained/distracted for hours so that the remodeling noise and the various people traipsing around inside our house did not bother me. No better review, eh?
This week’s looking forward to something goes to meeting some friends to go see a professional baseball game. We do this once a year and it’s always a good time, regardless of who wins the game.
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This post is part of Cee’s Share Your World Weekly Writing Challenge.
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