Questions (unanswered)

link it here:

https://pressingpatience.com/2018/04/19/questions-unanswered/



So I saw this on Marilyn’s blog, Serendipity, and I was entertained by it. I figured I might have a go too. Gracias to Willow for asking.

Do you have a nickname? What do you prefer to be called?
In the Navy my name was Dad. My kids still call me that.

Do you have books on your shelf (ereader) that are begging to be read?
I’m working on “Y is for Yesterday” right now. It won’t take long.

Are you a doodler? What do your doodles look like?
Poetry or flash fiction

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
Read or write

How many days could you think you would last in solitary confinement?
I could last forever. I used to live on a submarine and, I enjoy my own company just fine.

Do you save old greeting cards and letters or do you toss them away?
I have some old ones. They are handmade by artists I admire. I save them. Store bought ones are normally recycled.

Who is the biggest pack rat you know?
My great-aunt Clint, she never threw anything away. Had four houses filled with stuff, and drove a ’40-something DeSoto. She passed away in an earthquake.

Were/are you a good student?
No.

How often do you look at yourself in the mirror?
I have no idea.

What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?
I actually believed that adults, for the most part, knew what they were doing.

Do you re-gift items that have been given to you?
Maybe… why? Did you get something from me that you recognize?

Do you know the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?
One has a long narrow nose; the other – less narrow

Do you still read the newspaper?
There is nothing but advertising in the ones here now. I watch the morning news and weather on TV.

Are there any animals that frighten you?
Humans

Are you a collector of something? If so, what do you collect?
Woodworking tools, you can never have enough routers.

What is something about yourself that you hope will change, but probably never will?
I’ve never won the lottery. I hope that will change, but doubt it ever will. Does that count?

What’s a strange occurrence you’ve experienced but no one believes you?
See this: https://tnkerr.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/daily-prompt-worldly-encounters/

What’s something that amazes you?
Babies are the most amazing.
I often consider the difference between a liar and a storyteller to be insignificant and yet only one is socially acceptable. That’s pretty amazing too, although not as amazing as babies.

Do you prefer the blunt truth or would you rather people temper their words?
It depends on what they are telling me.

What’s one thing you’d rather pay someone to do than do yourself?
Pour concrete

What are the qualities that tend to draw you to someone new?
I like open, honest, a quick smile, and a good sense of humor

If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
McCool, it was my Grandfather’s name.

Do you believe ignorance is bliss? Why or why not?
No, I don’t, but you’ll never know why ‘cause I’m not telling.

What (if anything) do you consider unforgivable?
Mistreating others

Do you ever break out into song just because you feel like singing?
This often happens when I’m driving


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13 thoughts on “Questions (unanswered)

  1. “I actually believed that adults, for the most part, knew what they were doing.” And wasn’t it a shock when you realized they were just OLDER than us, not necessarily smarter or more aware. OR that they knew the important answers or even the unimportant ones.

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  2. What a swager “McCool” has to it! Makes you want to walk with one of those hipster limps, wearing a pair of cooooool Ray Bans.

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  3. I can imagine you have to have a strong sense of self to go round with a name like McCool, but then you do. Really enjoyed this revealing post. Are we talking electric routers? How many is not enough?

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    • At last count I had nine routers. Each has a unique purpose though. Some are fixed to tables, one is fixed to a tapering/turning jig. I have a plunge router, a laminate trimmer, and so on, and so on. I’m sure you get the idea.

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      • I do. I have one router and it tends to have a mind of its own. I saw a programme once where a guy routed beautiful wildlife scenes – amazing to see what can be done. I’ll see if I can find online and send you a link. What other multiples of tools can you not do without? 🙂

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      • Oh, let me think. OK I have 2 table saws, 2 compound mitre saws, countless hand tools, i.e. hammers, screwdrivers, etc. I have but a single shave horse, probably a dozen or so draw knives, scorps, and the like. I also have two kilns. That’s pretty good.

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      • Okay, so what I understand from this list is that you do a lot of work with wood, and do some bowl hollowing with those scorps. I had to look up a those, and the shave horse. And the kilns are for?

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      • Interesting! We used to have a kiln for enamelling. And then there’s throwing and firing pots. A kiln can be for many things, and I’m nosey 🙂

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      • My wife is a potter, my mother was a potter. I haven’t got the patience for enameling. I thinking about learning to slump glass but I haven’t got the time right now. One day, maybe.

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