The Daily Four- Game #17

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Season 1 – Game 17

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

How would you describe your home?

My home is my retreat, my heaven! It is a place where I rule. A place of comfort and ease. It is not lavish or very posh but it’s a place which we have built for our family and being together.

How Easily Social Are You?

I am comfortable around people I know, even if there are lots of them. But not easy in strangers. I love to be with friends and enjoy going out. I guess it all depends on the company. If we’re talking about social media, my presence there is negligent. I have a Twitter account and a Facebook account which is linked to my blog, and that’s about it. I can’t be bothered to promote my blog on these platforms!

Do you have any bad bones in your body?

I have a couple of titanium joints in my body. Pretty badass I would say. If by bad bones you mean bad habits or tendencies, I sure hope not. I might be envious of something a friend has, but not in a jealous way. I may be lazy at times but I am working towards putting it right.

Could you simply eat one meal for the rest of your life?

Meal as in once a day? Or in one type of food every day. This is a tough question to ask a food lover ( former good addict)! Hmmm let me think, I suppose I can eat just lunch for the rest of my life, I think. Some days I will have it for breakfast and some days as dinner. I think it may work.

BTW, why would we/ I be doing this?

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The Daily Four – Game 16

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Season 1 – Game 16

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

At which point of the day do you achieve the ‘Ah yes that hits the spot!’ With your hot drinks?

Well, I would love to say, after my fourth cup of joe, but unfortunately, I have limited my self to just one cup of coffee in the morning. If I want another one with my lunch, I have a small cup of regular coffee, after that it’s decaf. And that too just once. Because decaf has caffeine too. Trying to ease my insomnia and get my six-seven hours of sleep daily.

How honest are you really?

I think too honest. I blurt out the truth even when I can keep quiet. And when asked a direct question, I cannot lie with a straight face and people immediately know that I just fibbed. I have often gotten into trouble because of this habit. I share things that I need not share.

What was the first ‘album/record’ you ever bought?

No idea. I might have mentioned before that I have a very bad memory recall. I forget things, past: older our recent. One thing that I do remember was that my father loved the soundtrack of The graduate and used to play it often. The sound of silence was my favorite.

How well do you cope with noise?

I cope moderately well. I am not very sensitive to noise during the day time. Unless they are hammering nails into walls just next door. But the noise at night is a different cup of tea altogether. I am a very light sleeper and the slightest noise wakes me up. I always have a white noise machine on during the winter months and a fan during summers.

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The Daily Four Game 15

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Season 1 – Game 15

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

How do you create your very own special mixed salad?

I usually buy my salads, much less hassle this way. The ones which are in cute boxes with veggies packed separately and condiments and sauce/ dressing in small packages/ containers. But if I make my own, I would add tomatoes, avocado, feta or goat cheese, broccoli, cucumbers, rocket, and olives plus olive oil.

Name 10 things that you use every day?

My toothbrush, my phone, my coffee cup, my egg cooker, crockery, cutlery, shoes, exercise bike, my tablet….. should I go on!

Are you a list maker and item ticker or a just do it and go with the flow of the day person type?

Sometimes I am! When I have to do grocery shopping then I have a list. Or if I am packing for a trip, when I have to tick off things from this list so that nothing gets left behind. But sometimes I just wing it. But then I usually don’t get all the things done/ buy which were needed.

When was the last time you just ‘let it all go?’ [Your answer will reflect your own opinion of ‘letting it all go’.]

Now for clarity sake, I am presuming that let it all go, means to be free from worries for a few glorious hours or days. At least I think it means that.

So I did let it all go a few months ago when I visited my daughter and grandson in Seattle. I left my home and all the hassle of running the home to my hubby and relaxed there. Had a wonderful time exploring Washington state and enjoyed myself thoroughly.

And if let it all go means something else entirely, then I will have to give a different answer.

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The Daily Four Game 13

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Season 1 – Game 13

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What’s your favourite Hot Beverage?

Need you ask! Coffee! Latté, cappuccino, black drip….

In short Coffee.

I like tea too but not my first option.

Do you ever use essential oils or perhaps burn incense?

Essential oils are good for massage. The relieve muscle pain and cramps. Also helps to ease tired muscles. So I use them sometimes.

Incense, well never. I don’t like strong fragrances.

Everybody loves cake – but what is your healthy favourite?

I am not so much a cake person. But I love carrot cakes from a certain patisserie! It has vegetables in it and walnuts too. So it could be called healthy option.

If I have to choose another treat in lieu of cake, I would choose sugar free chocolate. It satisfies my craving for sweet but has less carbs.

Fun Question – Are you a Puddle Splasher?? [Are you a Wellie Wearer or Thrower!?]

In the days long long ago, I would have jumped into puddles. But now I am super careful because I can’t afford to fall and damage my knee(s)! So no splashing or jumping. Carefully stepping away from puddles and slippery mud.

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The Daily Four- Game 12

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Season 1 – Game 12

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What do you feel about charity really and should we give to charity and if we should, what should we give?

I feel that the credibility of a charity is very important. If I can trust that my money is going to the right source, I would gladly donate. I have this rule that I made for myself to give as much in charity as I spend on myself in excess to needs. Like an extravagant buy. I would then try to donate an equivalent amount to charity, at least I try. If I remember!

Why do people donate to charities?

a] Belief in organisation?

b] Good deed for the day?

c] The feel good factor

d] Making a difference?

e] Other?

It varies from person to person. Mostly it is not one factor but a combination of various factors. But the best “motive” behind charity should be to try to make a difference in someone’s life.

What’s a penny to you as in ‘See a Penny .. think of what?

a] Every Penny Counts

b] Pick it up!

c] There isn’t a bad penny?

d] Worth every penny?

e] Other?

If I came across, and one often does, I cannot bend down to pick it up. Something to do with my new knees. So l let it be for someone else to pick up. I have no feelings of superstition regarding pennies or anything else! It makes my life simpler.

If you were asked to donate a single penny, cent as in a  a single unit of the lowest of currencies for your country, would you or would you?

a] Just donate the penny?

b] Donate more than that single penny?

c] Donate nothing, no pennies?

d] Only donate online?

e] Something else?

I probably will donate more. Something which can make a difference. If it is specifically just for pennies, I would donate all the change I have. Makes more sense that way. And BTW, I find carrying change a big nuisance and they fall out of my wallet all the time. Come to think of it I am probably the one dropping all those pennies which bring good or bad luck to others!

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The Daily Four- Game 12

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Season 1 – Game 12

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

Are you mainly a fish, meat or veg eater?

I am basically a veg eater. I eat chicken because I should have some high class protein. Not a fan of any type of meat, or even eggs. But I love veggies! Most of them. Very few that I cannot stand!

Are we ever really truly here or do we only think we are?

Are we not? I think that this debate can be carried both ways. If we go into metaphysical, then we can argue that we are not here in our physical form, we just think we are. If we pinch ourselves real hard, it will transpire that not only we are very much here but also suffering with what circumstances we have created for ourselves.

What could you afford to live with and without?

So you wake up one morning and find that you have experienced one of the following mishaps – choose the one that you personally believe you could cope with better and or that the impact would be less invasive on your life!

The Loss of your recognised body?

The Loss of your recognised voice?✔️

The Loss of your recognised face?

I think the best of this worst multiple-choice here would be my voice. Just like after a sore throat or laryngitis we sound different. I can probably live with that though I hope I never would have to.

What would be an ideal Promotional Giveaway?

It depends on the business. If it is clothing, the best giveaway is a discount. Nobody would refuse it ever. If it is a small merchandise, something small from the collection would be ideal. A cup from a crockery business or a spoon from a cutlery trade! I hope my suggestions were helpful.

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The Daily Four Game 11

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Season 1 – Game 11

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are…

Do you have an addictive personality? If so what have you experienced addiction with?

I do.

That was the short answer.

I was addicted to playing games on my computer, when we got it for the first time. Then when I discovered smartphone and the games I could play on it, I was hooked. I wasted a lot of time and money on these games. My family had lots of issues with me, stuck to my phone all the time. Eventually, one day I deleted them all. And didn’t reinstalled them again. So now I don’t start anything which can make me addicted to it. I deliberately step back from any game which I feel I am developing a compulsion for.

Though I have been overweight all my adult life, I feel that I don’t fall into the category of food addicts. I love eating and do a lot of stress eating or celebratory eating but I can and do give up binging frequently. So I think it is more of a escape than addiction.

Do you have any strange behaviours or rituals that you must adhere to or you suffer with involuntary reactions with regards to or with?

Well if you think it is strange behavior, then I usually want my day to go a certain way. I have a fairly fixed schedule of tasks that I follow. Not so much as at what time I would do them but in the order I do them. But I can make adjustments when I am on vacations or have some other important thing to do.

But to be at peace with myself, I prefer to do my daily chores in my prescribed way.

Do you have any unusual quirks or bizarre fetishes?

Okay, this is something I have to think about!

What is unusual? Getting up and walking in the middle of the night if I can’t fall asleep! That could be unusual and bizarre. Or walking inside a small place instead of going out for a long walk? That is also unusual, but not bizarre. I actually do things my way. I feel that at my age I have earned the right to not follow the rules, to do things in a manner people consider as normal!

The odd question out  is – yesterday l revealed a new series starting this month called “Corner of Suze!!” This is basically  … Suze’s blog. Suze would like to give it all a go without actually committing to a blog full time just yet and l offered her a small ‘corner’ if you wish of my blog that could be hers should she wish to utilise it. Afterwhich if Suze liked it, she might start her own blog.

The question is a fun one – but Suze isn’t ‘unhappy’ with Corner of Suze but wondered if my readers might have a name for her ‘blog?’

As Beckie suggested, Suze’s corner seems more appropriate name, as it implies something where Suze would do her thing, as opposed to Corner of Suze, which can mean a physical part of her! I don’t think you are implying that!

Suze’s diary can be another option!

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The Daily Four -Game 10

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Season 1 – Game 10

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What would make us more non disposable humans?

I think if we act more human. Be sensitive, caring and emphatic. Being human is a whole set of ethics which if followed would make us more deserving of the title. More deserving of respect from the universe. In short more Non Disposable!

How much is a human being worth?

Human life is priceless. There are some lives more valuable than others but no one can place a value on the life of a person as no one can understand or calculate how precious they are to those who love them.

Do you enjoy being human or would your prefer to be more digital or robotic?

Me!!! I enjoy being human. I enjoy being mortal. I am good with the knowledge that I have a fixed time on this planet. Otherwise what’s the fun? Being automaton, emotionless and existing till my parts give up, rust out or break down, that would be a hell on earth.

When was the last time a book made you 1] Laugh, 2] Cry, 3] Get Through a difficult time in your life, 4] Really think about you and your life and finally is there a book that you enjoy that you recommend to others frequently for them to read?

This needs a lot of thought.

a) Laugh; A lot of books make me laugh. I love reading P G Woodhouse which is hilarious.

b) Cry; I avoid books which are heavy on the emotions. So I cannot recall a recent book that made me cry.

c) Got me through a difficult time; My reading choices are not motivational books or biographies. I get my inspiration from the different blogs I read. Your blog, Beckie’s blog and a few other blogs are pretty inspiring.

d) Really think about life; Every story gives your thinking a pause. There is a life lesson in most books, even fictional stories. So every books makes me think about life and makes me look at life with a new perspective.

e) A book everyone should read; The book of life. Read into your past and learn from it. Analysis you present and plan the future. For each of us, our lives gives us a different lesson, perfectly tailored to our requirements. Read it and understand the meaning of life.

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The Daily Four- Game 9

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Season 1 – Game 9

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

How often do you read magazines as in daily, weekly and what magazines do you enjoy and why do you read them as opposed to simply reading articles online?

No magazines, no newspapers. That’s my rule for a happy and stress free day. If I need to look at hair or makeup trends I check instagram. Or check out the beauty blogs. My basic interest is health and diet. And I get a lot of info on it from the internet.

When we were kids, Readers Digest was a must every month. It was full of information and interesting articles. Now sadly that is just reduced to a thin shell of its former self.

What will you never answer about yourself if asked?

Questions about my personal information and my family. Then there are the very personal things I would not share with anyone other than my family.

The rest I am open to discussing.

If you had to pin point with a certain amount of commitment your top five environmental concerns what would they be?

•Use of plastic. I am trying to reduce and ultimately stop using plastic bottles and bags.

•Environmental pollution like carbon emissions. Cutting back on gas usage and running of air conditioning unnecessarily.

•Stopping the wastage of natural resources. Specially water, natural gas, paper etc.

•Reusing things that can be used again.

•Recycling. I try to do this as much as I can. Safe disposal of unusable stuff is also very important.

What are your views on ‘robots’ at work and the impact they could have on the human workforce in our future?

Robots in industry are already being used with success and have improved efficiency. The fact that they replace human beings and hence cause unemployment is regrettable. There should be way to use robotic tech without causing redundancy.

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The Daily Four- Game 8

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Season 1 – Game 8

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Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

How often do you write thought provoking content and how topically current are you?

Every day! At least I hope it is thought provoking and not repetitive. I like to put a message in all my posts so that I can be satisfied that I am following my own laid rules for my blog niche. Sometimes I write a post or poem with lot of effort and thought and people hardly notice it. And sometimes, I dash out a quick post because I am running out of time and that gets the highest views and comments for that day! Go figure!!!

Sometimes I do comment on the current political situation. But current problems are always a part of my blog. Pollution, injustice and other major issues we are facing these days. Either directly or indirectly, they are all there.

Do you ever play the role in your blog as ‘Devil’s Advocate with your readership?’

Nopes. I don’t even know how to do that. I am an upfront sort of person and trickery is beyond me. I think even if anyone paid me to advocate for the other side I won’t be able to do it.

What is your favourited style/genre of writing?

Mostly poems. Sometimes detailed posts about one of my niche topics. Humor is not my strength. Though I wish it were, as I enjoy funny and lighthearted posts very much.

How often do you write in a risque fashion and what would that be?

Well……. NEVER! I can’t write like that. Like Paula, I don’t enjoy reading risqué styled prose either. Maybe I am a fuddy duddy!

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