Question of the Day

How did you get your pet?

I’ve had two pets my adult life. Cynikitty and Lola. Cynikitty was from a neighbor whose cat had kittens and she was giving them away. For Lola we went to a shelter. She was being fostered and every Saturday they had an event where the fostered kittens would be put up for adoption. She jumped on my back and started purring and that was the ballgame.

One thing I have noticed about the biggest difference between the two, Cynikitty loved his space and Lola loves to hang around us. I’m not sure if it’s because she may have had a few homes before reaching us or perhaps it’s just a personality thing.

Question of the Day

I’m not really big into New Year’s resolutions. I usually set goals and evaluate all during the year anyway. But people seem to love the idea of a fresh slate to start things so whatever works.

But that being said what is something new that you would like to do for the year?

I want to learn how to sketch/draw. I’ve always been horrible at sketching. To be completely honest though, I’ve never really given it much of a try. So I thought I would start working on that. I’ve been watching a few YouTube series and have a few books from the library. I’m finding it to be fairly relaxing despite having to cobble together online lessons. (But I’ve always found that to be part of the fun.)

Question of the Day

How do you predict the Donald Trump Presidency end?

I think the Mueller report will come out and be absolutely devastating. The Dems will start the impeachment process only to have it falter in the Senate where the Republicans will try this weird balancing act of distancing themselves from Trump without trying to completely turn on him. I don’t see Trump throwing in the towel. Considering he refuses to take defeat graciously, I expect him to still think he can win in 2020, where the GOP will have to decide if they are going to try to run someone against him for the primaries.

For fantasy purposes, I’d like to see the Mueller read his report live with out starting out with, at this moment, Federal agents have surrounded the White House and are taking the President into custody….

Question of the Day

Building off of Monday’s question, what band do you not like despite them being beloved by seemingly everyone else?

Radiohead for me. I like Creep… and that’s about the only song I know. So I can’t even say I don’t like them. I just haven’t been exposed to them and really don’t care to be. Maybe one day….

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite scary novel for Halloween reading?

I’m currently rereading The Historian which is such a wonderful spin on Dracula that takes you throughout Europe. It is a perfect mix of history, horror, exotic locations, and fairly good characters.

House of Leaves is another one that I am usually in the mood to read when the weather starts to get chilly. I have read it two or three times but I can’t remember the second half of the book for the life of me. It may be a book that collapses under its own weight but the first half is damn good.

I’m currently working my way through a book of short stories by Algernon Blackwood whom I have recently discovered.

I’m always open to new suggestions.

Question of the Day

What’s your favorite cookbook.

I love cookbooks. On the condition that they have pictures. Nothing so frustrating as seeing a recipe that looks interesting but you want to get an idea of what the damn dish is supposed to look like. My go to cookbook is David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen. First of all, french food. Secondly, the recipes aren’t too difficult, plenty of pictures, and I have yet to make something from there that hasn’t worked out.