20 Questions Tuesday: 85 - Ask Yourself This

Wifey is safely in Cananadia right now, so that is good stuff. We are all pleased with her safe arrival to the rocky shores of Nova Scotia. Yesterday Little Man had a speech therapy appointment where in he impressed most of the people in the office with his wonderful pronunciation of “Nova Scotia.” Indeed a difficult set of words for a 4.667 year old, to be sure.

Today was going to be 20 Questions Tuesday: 85 – Single Parenting, but for the first time in 85 Tuesdays no one sent in any questions for me to answer. I mean I have gotten more than 14 questions a week from everyone for over a year and a half. This is the first time I have not gotten any questions at all. Therefore I will ask myself 20 questions.

On to the questions:
1. Why did you start blogging?
I started as a creative outlet since I started feeling like I was stagnating creatively.

2. Has it worked? Do you think this is a good creative outlet?
In some ways it has worked wonderfully, but in others it has come up lacking. Pros, it has rekindled an interest in creating. I started drawing more again and doing more digital stuff, but as far as a creative expression… I am not sure the blog works for that. I seem to have stepped off the path of expression and into more of the path of quirky reporter.

3. Explain the difference.
Well, I think I have lost my sarcastic voice in catering to the current events theme that blogs tend to gravitate toward. Meaning that I have strayed away from writing what I want and into writing what I think others might want.

4. Boxers or briefs?
Well, that’s awfully private, isn’t it? Next question please.

5. Are you happy?
I think that overall I am a happy person, yes. There are some things that I would like to change to be happier.

6. You mentioned your Man Crush on Ming Tsai yesterday. Any other crushes you want to divulge?
Not especially. I haven’t yet taken all the heat that I will for the Ming Tsai post, but that is only a matter of time.

7. Why the shoe thing?
Well, about 12 years ago I made the mistake of buying a relatively expensive pair of shoes. You can’t go back, no matter how hard you try.

8. How is the single parenting going?
Other than forgetting to get more of his allergy medicine yesterday for the evening ritual, it seems to be going okay so far. Let me remind you that it is still only day 2 of 5. Tonight we shall brave the grocery store because Little Man needs the allergy medicine and some food as well.

9. Is this one of the most boring 20 questions you have ever read?
By far. Coming up with 20 questions to ask yourself is a bitch. I already know the answers and I also know that no one gives a rat’s ass about the answers.

10. Half way there. Does that make you happy?
A better question is if that makes the reader happy. I understand if you don’t want to continue reading. I am not sure that I even remotely want to finish this exercise in futility.

11. What are you thinking right now?!
I need to check and see how much I am losing by in that Nick Fury challenge. 11: 1 against. Oh well. It is sad when your absolute A game is crushed by someone else’s B game. To be fair, I could prolly rock the party in a mapping contest.

12. It’s 3:30 do you know where your family is?
Little Man is at the caregivers less than a mile away
Wifey is at
White Point Beach resort in Nova Scotia
The Duchess is with her mom in Nova Scotia.

13. What is it going to take to get you back and exercising?
I have to figure out a way of integrating going to the gym back into my day. I really dislike the current gym’s locker facilities which negate working out in the morning (can’t go to work smellier than usual). Evenings seem to be out because of kid duty, Wifey’s evening meetings, and eating. That doesn’t leave many alternatives in the day. I recognize that you have to MAKE time to exercise, but that is easier said than done.

14. What exercising do you like?
That is another problem. I don’t really like exercising at all. Running is not a good activity. The Nordic Track is nice if I can leave it out in front of the TV. The elliptical is a nice machine as well, but it is as boring as watching paint drying. Lifting is okay, but really only when you are lifting with someone. This also might be a reason that I don’t go to the gym.

15. Do you think you have finally hit the wall as far as 20 Questions Tuesday is concerned?
I would be lying if I didn’t say I was concerned. The people from which I request questions have to be getting tired of the weekly requests. I have been afraid that I was burning them out for the past few weeks. I need a bigger universe of potential questioneers to take the load off the poor folk that I repeatedly badger for questions. Then again, maybe this format needs to change considerably.

16. Why Monday through Thursday for the posting?
I had been working 4 – 10’s for awhile and I decided that I was not going to post whilst at home Fridays with the boy. That became more habit than anything else. It was nice to take a break on Friday and not have to think about writing at all. I know that if I did not adhere to a fairly strict regimen of posting that eventually it would fall off the "to do" list.

17. What keeps you from sleeping?
All sorts of things. Mainly stress, sometimes indigestion, but I think a big thing is my body’s natural tendency to gravitate toward doing things from 11 pm to 1 am.

18. Anything you want to see happen before the end of March?
Couldn’t you have just asked anything you want to have done before Sunday? Anyway… I would like to have the clothes put away at home.

19. Anyone notice that you were not at work yesterday?
Not that I could tell. That kind of makes me sad.

20. What’s for dinner?
You will have to ask Little Man that question.

To recap:
We are on day 2 of 5 sans Wifey
I have a cold of some sort
That is about it for a recap
Oh, yeah, my mom was diagnosed with cancer of the Lady Bits on Friday
We find out more details tomorrow