Saturday, August 26, 2023

Friday 5 for August 25: Until it hurts


The following questions come from Scrivener's Friday 5 website:

1. Which charitable organizations do you think do especially meaningful work?

There are many that do good work. But from my biased perspective, I will go with Assistance League (of Hawaii). I am their website administrator, photographer and newsletter editor. Our mission statement:

"Assistance League volunteers transforming the lives of children and adults through community programs."

In other words, we provide needy children and families with school clothes, supplies, baby items, emergency supplies, education services reading enrichment (through our OWL and literacy services programs) and much more.

Learn more by downloading our community newsletter or visiting our website.

2. When has someone recently appreciated your giving them your time?

The member volunteers from Assistance League of Hawaii like the work I do for their website and monthly member newsletter.

3. When have you asked someone to give you a little space?

I keep my distance and rarely have to ask anyone to give me more space.

4. What do you simply not give a darn* about, despite its mattering to your friends or relatives?

Dogs. High maintenance, costly waste of money, messy,  noisy, smelly, jumpy and sometimes biting. Yuck! How can people put up with such creatures... especially indoors, on bedding, furniture and everywhere else these stinky things go. Ugh!

5. What are you close to giving up on?

Hulu, Paramount+ when the 1 year promotional trial rates expire.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Friday 5 for August 18: Career day

 The following questions come from Scrivener's Friday 5 site.

1. What is an ideal career for someone who’s your exact opposite?

Communist party chancellor, president or dictator.

2. What do most people not know about your job?

That for the last few years, I occasionally work there.

3. Which stereotypes about people in your job are pretty close to accurate?

Government bureaucrats.

4. Which movie or TV series has a pretty good portrayal of your job?

I can't pinpoint any to the nth degree. But thinking back on most of the jobs I had, it would be within the legislative profession, photography or the advertising/marketing area.

5. Which wild animal would be best suited to doing your job?

Donkey... plenty of those there. 

The public arena where I have spent several years working, lately though only part time.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Friday 5 for August 11: For argument’s sake

Alexa lives in the Amazon Echo Dot.

I have long surpassed 992 Arguments. 

1. How argumentative are you?

You probably don't want to be in the same room with me if that happens.

2. With whom do you have a friendly, long-running argument, and what is it about?

A person I know who supports rail and I don't. Been simmering since 1992. "Rail is not a right".

3. What was your most recent argument about?


4. When did you most recently overhear an argument between people you don’t know?

From the upper floor of my building where I live occasionally we can hear late night arguments on the street with who know who! Sometimes very loud and police are called.

5. What’s an unpopular opinion you have about food?

Organic food is just a way for the food industry to push more expensive food on consumers.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Friday 5 for August 4: The Bard says

 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island is one of my favorite places to visit.

Bard or What?

The text on this blog is not Barded.

I use Bard. It is a good writing aid. Write your prose as normal, get Bard to fix it, and then rephrase it somewhat to make it your own. Will use Bard as long as it remains free. It is a nice tool to use in writing or editing. 

1. What is your favorite thing to learn about?

Learning is a lifelong process. There are all kinds of subjects that I pursue more knowledge of. Top of mind for me include keeping up with the latest news on cord cutting, best ways of getting tech without spending too much money, discovering both new and old music, political news, local news and issues, and much more.

2. What is your favorite thing to do with your friends?

Eat, walk around taking photos of stuff, talk about or listening to music, whatever.

3. What is your favorite place you’ve ever been?

Any place on Hawaii, the Big Island…. Hilo, Honokaa, Volcanoes National Park, Waimea, Kohala, Laupahoehoe, Ookala, Kalopa, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Waipio Valley.

4. What is your favorite way to relax?

Listening to music on my stereo or devices at home.

5. What is your favorite thing to cook

I'm not good at cooking. I can make hamburgers and spaghetti with meat sauce (hamburger).