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12 Bloggerz – May 2021 hosted by A Guy Called Bloke

12 Bloggerz is a once a month question feature where l will …. ask you questions … 12 of them!Rory @ A Guy Called Bloke

When was the last time you were totally lost?
[Be this physically, mentally, emotionally or so on, interpretation is yours]

Many years ago, I used to have anxiety attacks. I would be driving down a familiar street and totally not know where I was. It was a creepy and eerie feeling, which I am glad the feeling has not reoccurred in several years.

Otherwise, I’ve had setbacks but I’ve never felt totally lost.

Do you think that we as viewers to the entertainment industry have much higher and perhaps unrealistic expectations to the content that we read, watch or listen to today in comparison to previous years and or generations?


There are too many variables such as age, education, country of origin, cultures, etc. to give a straightforward answer. Like anything else, the entertainment industry has changed and will continue to do so. You either like it or you don’t.

Does Money ‘Really’ make us happy or is that just a myth and more importantly it is ‘what you do with it’ that makes you happier?

I don’t believe money can buy true happiness for the long term. Money can make one more comfortable, and offer peace of mind. I feel ‘what you do with it’ is more important, especially if used in acts of kindness.

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. – Benjamin Franklin

How important to you is it to be right?

Of course, I have my opinions and views, but I understand others can feel differently. I may respectfully disagree, however, I don’t force my convictions on others. With that said, what is considered right today may not be right tomorrow.

How often do you find yourself completely confused with life and the way it is changing and has changed over the last ten or twenty years?

In my opinion, there is much confusion going on in the world. I try to stay balanced and keep an orderly mind.

When out shopping and carrying your goods or groceries which do you prefer to use more often – paper or plastic bags [reusable] or cotton totes or something else?

We no longer shop in a store for groceries. We shop online and pick up our orders. We mostly use our totes to bring groceries in and sometimes plastic from the store. We live upstairs and try to consolidate our items in the totes in order to make it easier.

All other merchandise is purchased online. We have an Amazon hub on our premise where we can pick up our packages, which I am grateful for.

How many emails do you get a day [roughly] and from who do you get the most?

Roughly 50 to 100 a day with the majority being from WordPress.

Have you ever made for yourself ‘homemade wine/spirits’ and if so what was it made from and how was it?

Never tried it.

In your opinion and from no ‘fixed time period’, what have been in your eyes the top 5 most memorable television series you have ever watched and what made them special to you?

I enjoyed the older TV shows like I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Flintstones, The Adams Family, and others from that era. Times were simpler then, and I enjoyed the silliness. I also like talent shows like America’s Got Talent.

What’s wrong with today’s music as opposed to the music of your yesterday’s – do you consider the music now to be far worse or greatly improved and why?

Of course, I love the older music (60s, 70s and 80s), because it brings back memories. My favorite genre is classic rock. As far as comparing today’s music with yesterday’s music – I say different strokes for different folks.

Does world history really matter to our daily lives – is it that important – l mean it’s not like we can change anything right – what do you think?

Yes, it provided a starting point for the present and the future. Determining the validity of it and whether or not it has purpose is important.

Do you believe that a good night’s sleep and waking up refreshed the following day helps you make better decisions or worthier improvements to your life – or it makes no difference at all?

A good night’s sleep is very important for me, however, sometimes it is elusive. If I can’t sleep, I listen to music.

Written in response to 12 Bloggerz! – May 2021. Thanks Rory, it’s been fun.