I’m getting this published on Sunday night because tomorrow is “paint day.” The heat and humidity has finally broken (I am sitting here with NO SWEATING CANYOUBELIEVEIT??) so I can finally paint the living room. I have one day to do everything because then it’s back to my crazy schedule.
1. Where do you go to get your news?
Um…. Twitter. Don’t yell at me! I follow a bunch of news outlets! But I avoid news when I can. I used to be a new junkie — even a political blogger! — but it was too stressful. If you pinned me down to what specific news sources I read regularly, I’d say TheNewAmerican, BBC, iPhone Rumors, and WSYR9 out of Syracuse, NY.
2. What Olympic level skill do you have (e.g. One could be a world-class paper clip bender)?
I’d win the gold in hyperbole.
3. If I say the word, ‘intellectual,’ what do you think?
Immediate word that comes to mind: bookish. Not a head filled with trivial facts or brilliant imaginations but a depth of logical, factual thinking spurred by thinking things through and understanding cause/effect. I believe this is why the study of world history is so important. In studying history, we learn how and why those small, every day decisions as well as the important decisions can change the world, for better or for good.
4. Who in your family do you look the most like?
I have no idea. Whoever it is, I pity the poor, poor person.
Now I get to ask you a question!
I remember — not too long ago — when we were not so reliant on electricity for our everyday lives. All we needed electricity for was the lights, radio or TV, vacuum, refrigerator, and toaster. How times have changed! If you were forced to give up all but two electric devices, what would you keep?