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Paul’s Daily Half-Dozen Fun Questions for Your Perusal and Pleasure (August 15, 2018)

Warm rain or light snow: Which do you prefer to walk in?

What was the last wild mammal you saw, and when did you see it?

Have you ever hiked a mountainous trail, and if so, in which mountain range was it?

When was the last time you came close to death?

How many people make your ideal size group for an evening of socializing?

Have you ever vowed to become a better conversationalist, and how did that work out for you?

19 thoughts on “Paul’s Daily Half-Dozen Fun Questions for Your Perusal and Pleasure (August 15, 2018)”

  1. Warm rain – don’t get snow here 😦
    Kangaroos and wombats – last month in a rescue shelter in Coober Pedy
    Never hiked in the mountains – have strolled in rain forest. Last time? Gosh – decades ago
    Our last roadtrip in the Aussie outback in July. Careless drivers overtaking when they shouldn’t be. No harm done, thank God
    Maybe half a dozen – small and cosy
    No! Never occurred to me… should I?

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    1. I would love to stroll through a rain forest. I think that would be awe inspiring.

      Come to think for a moment — I actually have! When I was sixteen. In the Pacific Northwest. I hear it and one in New Zealand are the only temperate rain forests in the world.

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  2. Warm rain or light snow: Which do you prefer to walk in? – Warm rain! I hate the cold 😀

    What was the last wild mammal you saw, and when did you see it? – Me and my sister saw a fox at night while we were walking the dogs. They were barking heaps, so we didn’t try to look at it.

    Have you ever hiked a mountainous trail, and if so, in which mountain range was it? – I did in Japan, but don’t know the name of it. We could see Mt Fuji from the distance though 🙂

    When was the last time you came close to death? – I cannot remember.

    How many people make your ideal size group for an evening of socializing? – 4-5 people, not including me.

    Have you ever vowed to become a better conversationalist, and how did that work out for you? – I do my best to be polite, non-judgemental and more accepting of ideas of people and to people. But i am quite poor in a conversation when i have ran out of things to say, and have not made a big effort to fix it 😀

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    1. Four to five people “not including you”? We’re in agreement there, Teresums. My ideal social group wouldn’t include you either. 😀

      Just kidding. I’d love to socialize with you, preferably after you’ve been cured of leprosy and not before. Also, when you run out of topics, simply switch to questions. Works for me.

      How’s your toes today?

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      1. “My ideal social group wouldn’t include you either.” LOL Paul. Not hard to fathom your low standards of comedy 😛

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  3. WALKING: Snow! It makes little crunchy sounds.

    MAMMAL: Well, the last was a ground squirrel, there’s a colony of them in our park which I see pretty much every day. In the vein of more interesting mammals, I saw a bobcat a couple of weeks ago, I got terribly excited. Hadn’t seen one outside of a zoo before.

    TRAIL: I do a lot of hiking in the mountains, though if you mean in the sense of one of those big long mountain backpacking voyages, I haven’t got the feet for it. Too flat-footed. My biggest adventure this summer was making it up the infamous Angel’s Landing trail at Mukuntuweap/Zion. Have been going up to Mukuntuweap more summers than not for years, but had never made this trek until this June, when a pack of students talked me into joining them. Most adventurous, the last 1/2 mile of the trail involves climbing a chain up a very narrow comb. Though, the hordes of fellow-hikers make it seem slightly less adventurous.

    DEATH: Do traffic things count? I had to react VERY fast to avoid a wrong-way driver last month. I do not know if we were going fast enough to a fatal accident produce, but it was very alarming. He was in a mover’s truck on a narrow street, and I thought at first he was having brake problems or something, but no, just a really bad driver apparently.

    IDEAL: They say three is company, and it usually works for me. I suppose it depends on the kind of socializing. Eight is a good size for a dinner party or a pagan ritual, but I find it a bit exhausting to pay attention to so many folks, so I wouldn’t want to deal with it every night.

    VOW: Usually people are trying to get me to shut up actually. 🙂

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  4. Rain or snow? They’re both so nice, I’d rather not choose.

    A squirrel, probably. My world is rife with them. The last non-squirrel mammal I’ve seen was a deer, I cycled right by it.

    I’ve never hiked a mountain… OH I did, in Japan with my brother. Mt. Takao. It was very very paved and hardly counted as a trail, although it took a couple hours and was all uphill. The view was fantastic, Tokyo was all sparkly in the landscape as the sun went down.

    Heh.. the last time I came close to death? I’m awfully safety conscious, and healthy to boot. Probably almost getting hit by cars all the time when I am zoning out and try to cut the crossing too close. Or are you talking about the last dead body I saw? Because I cook meat almost every day… I am a flesh-eater after all.

    My ideal group size varies depending on the group, but I’m happy with anywhere from 0-10 friends. Any more than that and I start to neglect someone.

    Me, a better conversationalist… not one of my priorities. However, I have often vowed to soften myself in speech, less teasing, be more kind, always always trying to be more kind. I think I’m doing fairly well but I still accidentally fuck someone up every once in a rare while. Oh, but my friend Hannah is a great listener, and a great audience. She laughs easily, doesn’t strain herself in attempts at witty repartee, and just having her around makes everything twice as fun. Not long ago I decided to try to be more like her in that respect. Once again, I’ve noticed a change in myself. It’s easier to just react than to try and be hilarious or amazing, and it makes me a little easier to talk to, I think.

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  5. Warm rain or light snow: both!

    What was the last wild mammal you saw, and when did you see it? last saturday we went to a wildlife park & saw many of the wild animals of illinois–but in fenced areas…there were however deer running wild in the driveway.

    Have you ever hiked a mountainous trail, and if so, in which mountain range was it? i have hiked in the rockies & in the appalachians.

    When was the last time you came close to death? last time i sneezed? i survive motherhood every day…but my oven is electric.

    How many people make your ideal size group for an evening of socializing? in addition to me? one or two? three at most.

    Have you ever vowed to become a better conversationalist, and how did that work out for you? when i was 19 my therapist told me i had the social skills of a five year old. i spent years & years & parties & bars observing human interactions. i think i have now successfully assimilated.

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  6. Warm rain or light snow: Which do you prefer to walk in?
    You are just cruel by giving that kind of a choice! Both of course, screw your choice!

    What was the last wild mammal you saw, and when did you see it?
    My husband, just before he went to sleeplast night.

    Have you ever hiked a mountainous trail, and if so, in which mountain range was it?
    Yes, it was in Italy, Cinqueterre, beautiful!

    When was the last time you came close to death?
    Fun Questions? Yeah, right! 😛

    How many people make your ideal size group for an evening of socializing?
    Between two and eight, but no more than eight I guess.

    Have you ever vowed to become a better conversationalist, and how did that work out for you?
    I vowed to shut up some times. I think that made me a better conversationalist in some peoples’ eyes. Seriously: Never. I am a great conversationalist and this is not a lie. Ask my friends.

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  7. Light snow, winter is my favorite season.

    A deer probably, a few days ago. It looked kind of skinny, so I tried to give it some food, but it ran away.

    Yes, I have. The Shawangunk mountain range in upstate NY

    A few months ago, there was a very big storm where I live. I was walking home from the bus stop, when the tree behind me fell. If I left the bus first instead of last, the tree would have probably fallen right on me, and it was a very big tree.

    Including myself, two.

    Yes, I have. Sometimes when I talk quickly, I begin to stutter, so I tried to talk slower, that failed. I still stutter very often.

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