Questions By Kelly: Challenges, Journals, Family & More

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Questions By Kelly
Challenges, Journals, Family & More
March 4, 2022
DougMaynard.com

As most of my regular readers know, I like to answer questions. I have no secrets and what you see is what you get. Following in the tradition of the ever so awesome Casper (@Da_ghostly_host), I have found yet another esteemed questioner in the land of Twitter. Her name is Kelly (@Kelly_ques). And since she’s asking, it’s time for me to try and answer. It’s Questions By Kelly. Let’s do this.

What has been your hardest physical challenge?

For me recently, it’s getting back on my feet, literally. I had the amputation of my right foot back in late October and since then, it’s been a challenge. All my efforts to get a prosthetic suffer setback after setback, and being stuck with a walker or a wheelchair to get around, it’s not easy in the slightest, especially when you live in a house not designed for wheelchairs, have three small animals constantly underfoot, and every ounce of freedom and independence has been snatched away by a well-meaning, but a somewhat overbearing parental person. It shouldn’t be this hard. I just want to go back to work and get my life back, but for every step forward, it’s two steps back. It’s a challenge, both physically and mentally, and I’m forever questioning whether or not I’m up to the task. The jury is still out on that one.

If you were an action figure, what accessories would you be sold with?

A cash register, a cat, a desktop computer, and a small bottle of Jack Daniels.

When was the last time you screwed anything up and no one ever noticed?

I screw up every single day on something, and since no one comes around often, no one ever notices. My mistakes, unless I decide to write about them here at the site, are my own.

What’s the grossest thing you’ve drunk?

El Toro Tequila, back when I was 17. I thought I was going to die. So far as more recently goes, there’s a new Mango Pepsi out now. If you like Mango, it might be okay, but it was so strong and nasty, I took one sip ad immediately swore never again.

What would you do if your parents didn’t like your partner?

My parents (Mom) have never liked a single person I’ve ever dated or been involved in, at least not while I’m with them. Once it’s over, I have to hear about how “good” that person was, and I’m just thinking to myself, “If you only knew!”. So I just ignore them and do as I will.

What do you wish you had more time for?

Writing, without the constant interruptions by the pets, the well-meaning parental figure, the phone, the world, etc. I just need a quiet, secluded man-chamber to isolate myself in and just write.

What’s the worst color that was ever invented?

Puke green. It’s not so much the actual color, but what I associate it with. Puke and baby poop. Uugh!

If you are in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone to cheer you up?

Left alone. Definitely left alone.

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?

Watching videos a few days ago on YouTube. I can’t even remember what the video was, but it hit me just right at the moment and I not only shed a tear or two, I literally choked on my laughter. I think it was a Best of Don Rickles video.

Did you ever write a journal?

I used to, but then I realized that if they ever fell into the wrong hands, families would be destroyed, people would be pissed off, and I’d probably lose a friend or two, so I quit. And now I do Q&A’s and blogs intstead.

In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie, or read?

Most of the time, I’m better off listening to music and writing, much as I’m doing right now.

Finish this sentence: My family is __.

Not only the ones related by blood, but also the ones joined to me by deeds, friendships, experiences, and fate. Y’all know who you are, and if you’re not sure, just ask. And y’all rock!

What was something you ate regularly as a child but now cringe at the thought of eating?

Peanut butter and bologna sandwiches. They’re actually much better than they sound, and I enjoyed them as a kid. Now, not so much. I prefer my peanut butter and bologna separately.

And there you go. My thanks for reading and thanks to Kelly for the awesome questions. Until the next time, take care and be safe my friends. I’ll see you at the Water Cooler.

Ubuntu!

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