Archive for January, 2020

Questions To Think About, Without The Answers

January 20th, 2020

Once in a while I’ll ask myself a few of the following questions. Sometimes, when I want something different or good to think about. Other times to remind me of old memories. A few of the questions and answers help keep me grounded. A few require a tremendous amount of honesty on the part of the person answering the question.

You’re welcome to post the answers in the comments section. I usually answer most of them to myself. A few of the less personal questions I’ll answer on my personal computer or a notepad.

  • If you could give a visitor to your town or city one cool (free) place to go within the area, where would you tell them to go and why?
  • What are your personal seven wonders of the world (not including family, friends and pets)? For instance, different items you might own or the joy of a cup of coffee in the morning, ect.
  • How many things were you taught in grade school that turned out to be false?
  • Regardless of whether you believe in God or not, let’s say for arguments sake, there was someone you had to answer to after death in order to get to a good place. What questions do you think they’d ask? What answers would you give? What are the thing’s you’d want to emphasize?
  • Whats your list of coulda shoulda woulda’s and what can you do today to ensure you don’t have that list tomorrow?
  • Of all the fights and arguments you’ve been during your life, how many have you started? How many did the other person start? How many were a result of a mutual disagreement?
  • What things do you think about the most? For instance, Women, Cars, Food, Finances, ect.
  • Of all the things you’ve owned, that you don’t own anymore, what are the item’s, if any, you would like to still own?
  • If you’re over forty, how many teachers do you remember from High School, and why do you remember them?
  • What are some of the things you want to take to your grave? Not material items. Memories you’ve made. Things you’ve done. Even things you haven’t done, that you’re glad you didn’t.
  • Whats the most important life lesson or bit of knowledge you’ve ever been given?
  • When is it ok to tell a lie?
  • If you could pay a dollar per television channel and pick the channels to watch, in what order would you pick the channels?
  • If you were president, what would be your priority list of things to get done?
  • If you were your own worst critic, what are the things you feel you’d need to improve upon? Which instances draw your harshest criticism?
  • Do you remember any of the wishes you’ve made during your life? How many have come true, if any?
  • What types of things are you good at naturally, without much instruction?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
  • What are the top five greatest moments of your life?

Good Habits

January 2nd, 2020
  • Try not to keep pools / puddles of water in the yard or inside the home. They’re breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
  • Before going to bed, put a pair socks in your sneakers. They might keep spiders and other bugs out of them.
  • It’s easy to put an item, such as a cup of coffee, a laptop, or a bag, temporally on the roof a car while getting in. However, it’s equally as easy to forget these items on the roof. Eventually, most people forget the item. The driver drives away, and the item(s) fall off the car. It’s a good habit to temporally place the item(s) on the ground.
  • Keep a daily journal.
  • Use recycled batteries. They save money, resources and trips to the store.
  • Don’t store batteries in a utility / junk draw that might have miscellaneous papers. If both the positive and negative sides touch something metal, such as a key chain, that might cause a spark and start a fire.
  • When using an extension cord, put the connections on top of something that is slightly off the ground. This way if water spills near the connection, there isn’t any chance of electrocution.
  • Measure twice, cut once.
  • As soon as the tread on a car’s tires starts getting low, purchase new tires. Tires with worn tread don’t stop well in the rain. Many people don’t realize their lack of traction and then get into an accident.
  • When saving a document to a computer, put the date at the end of the file name (filename-2019-12-07.xls). This creates a new file every time the document is saved and allows the user to see the changes they made to the document. Though, it’s very important to open the newest file each time the document is opened.
  • Let food cool off before starting to eat. Taking a bite out of a meal that’s to hot might cause a person chew faster and swallow faster, resulting in bites that are to large to swallow, causing a person to choke.
  • Check twice for motorcycles. Watch out for animals and pedestrians. When checking a cars blind spot, it’s important to keep a safe distance from any vehicle(s) a driver might be following, especially, in traffic situations and when entering a highway. If the vehicle in front stops quickly, while the drivers head is turned, there is a good chance of a fender bender.
  • Recycle and reuse anything that could possibly be recycled and reused.
  • Be wary of companies that have expensive video surveillance systems inside their business, but none in the parking lot. That might say the company could afford a surveillance system for the parking lot, but chose not to have the system installed. That also might say the company doesn’t prioritize their customers belongings and their employees safety, especially for those employees who work early and late hours.
  • It’s usually a good idea to remove a necklaces with a long thin medallion or pendant while playing sports. If the pendant part of the neckless jumbles around under a person’s shirt, enough to press the long end against their chest, and a ball hits the pendant, a serious injury could incur.
  • When leaving a house, apartment, condo, etc, it’s a good idea to lock the door from the outside with the key. If a person locks the door from the inside, via the nob, and closes it on their way out, they might forget the key. Then, they’ll get locked out.

Quote of the Day

January 2nd, 2020

“If you ask the right questions, you’ll get the right answers. If you ask the left questions, you’ll get the left answers.” – George Farina