Here are Melanie’s questions (and my answers!) this week for Share Your World.
Are you more productive at night or in the morning? Do you think it’s possible to change and get used to another schedule? I’m not really a morning person. I am more active at night, usually – perhaps it’s because I realize I have things to do and here it is evening and I haven’t done them yet! Yes, I think it is possible to adapt to another schedule, which I would like to do. There is an exercise class at 9:00 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which is right now too early for me, but if I stop staying up so late, I should be able to get up an hour earlier so I can go to that class! So I should try to move back my bedtime incrementally. (But here it is 11:18 pm and I’m just starting to blog!)
What’s the biggest vehicle you’ve driven? If you don’t drive, what’s the biggest vehicle you’ve ridden in? This is wimpy, I know, but the largest car I’ve ever driven is a station wagon or small SUV. I have recently started driving my husband’s Subaru Forrester for short distances in decent weather, but I still prefer my Prius!
What songs would be played on a loop in hell? (Suspend disbelief for this one, it’s cool not to believe in Hell, but let’s use our imaginations to answer. Of course one can always skip the questions they find odd too. And yes, I took into account that individual tastes will influence individual choices.) Advertising jingles – they are very repetitive, loud (ads are louder than the TV shows that air them), annoying as hell, and somehow stick in one’s mind. I think that would be the worst thing to listen to on a loop in whatever hell one may end up in!
(Deep and chewy philosophical question): What does it mean to be a person? What constitutes “personhood?” (there may be some diverse opinions, but we’re all mature adults in here, so be respectful of others please). I think of a “person” as a human being. I don’t refer to animals such as pets as “persons,” although some people do. All humans are “persons” (or people – is that the plural of person?), no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or whatever. Every human is equal to every other. Some are nicer than others, but that doesn’t make them less than persons. However, just because a person is a human being doesn’t make him or her superior to other animals. We think we are more intelligent and more important than other animals, but we have a lot to learn – a humbling prospect!
GRATITUDE SECTION (Always Optional)
How were your spirits (mood) over the past week?
It’s been a hectic and sort of dreary week. The weather has been lousy overall for this time of year. My daffodils are starting to bloom, while we get snow and hail! I was feeling really blah this morning, but I felt better after being in the swimming pool and hot tub this afternoon!
I’ve been busy working on Earth Week (April 18-22) activities here at the Moorings, as head of the environmental concerns committee, so everyone looks to me to figure this stuff out! I hope it will be a success though! Stay tuned!!
HAPPY EARTH MONTH!!!
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Thank you Katy for Sharing Your World! What an AMAZING graphic at the end (which I hope it will be okay if I borrow and use in an upcoming SYW banner?) Your thoughts on the person question were great! I’m sorry the world has exploded a bit time wise for you; but a lot of us are experiencing that same thing too, so maybe that might be a bit of comfort – you’re not alone! 🙂 I was a night owl for most of my life (insomniac) and now as an old fart I’m finding that I CAN’T sleep more than 6 hours anyway. You have a good motivation to start trying to go to bed earlier and how you’re doing that is how I did it ‘back when”. The old habits are hard to kill though, so be kind to yourself when you find you are blogging after 11 p.m. I agree about having a car that one is comfortable with before attempting any winter driving. There has been a rather large migration of folks to Utah who have always (apparently) lived somewhere a lot warmer. And climate change is changing Utah into a far more temperate state weather-wise than before, but still. I see a Georgia or California license plate on a car and I’m apt to pull over or go another way rather than follow them. I’ve been burnt… I hope things slow down to a dull roar soon. Earth Month is extremely important IMO, and bravo for doing your bit! Have a great weekend!