Last week I asked a question about favorite beverages and the overwhelming favorite was coffee. If you drink coffee, how do you like it best? Hot, cold, iced, with cream, with sugar or black as black? I used to drink a little coffee with my cream and sugar, but that’s been reversed. Now, I like my coffee best hot, black, with a tiny bit of sugar. I’ll drink it iced as well, but if I drink it iced, I prefer it sweet with condensed milk — like this. There’s a Turkish saying about coffee: Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love. I like that saying.
If you don’t drink coffee, how has that beverage impacted YOUR world?
In your opinion, what’s the greatest invention of our age? Hmmm… that’s a tough one. There have been so many good inventions that have allowed humankind to move ever onward. Indoor plumbing, sliced bread, the printing press, penicillin, the internet, &c… and they’ve all built one on top of the other. I once watched a show called The Day the Universe Changed hosted by James Burke which explored the idea that our world is how we perceive it, change our perception and the world changes around us. An invention in and of itself is not revolutionary, it’s how it is used that makes it “great.” Take the internet for example — it can be used to topple tyrants, or bring them to power. Or, it can be used to watch cat videos (or porn — depending on the watcher’s pleasure). The internet itself is neither good nor evil. Just as a hammer is neither good nor evil. A hammer can be used to build houses, or crush a skull, depending on who wields it. So, greatest invention? Eh… there are too many to name, and none rise to the top as the greatest of them all. My humble opinion.
Global warming? Reality or myth? Climate change is a real and present danger. There is no dispute about it. People can deny it all they want, but it won’t change the facts that the climate is changing around us. Winters are getting colder, summers hotter, storms stronger, &c… people can turn a blind eye to these things, but they’ll be the ones who will drown when the waters rise.
Are you an explorer or more a home body? Believe it or not, I’m an explorer by nature. This proclivity to stay home is a recent thing, and I’m hoping it will go away eventually. I’m introverted by nature, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to wander. I love to wander. I love to drive too. I’m all about the driving. I’ve traveled more in my lifetime than most people I know. Which is saying a lot since I’ve been desperately poor for a good deal of my adult life. 🙂 I haven’t gone abroad because passports are expensive as hell, but I’ve seen a whole lot of this great nation of ours, and it’s been a blast doing so. You know what, dear reader? There’s still much of the United States that I haven’t seen. I wouldn’t mind going to Mt. Rushmore and other places before I shuffle loose this mortal coil. Maybe some day. 🙂
What were you grateful for this week? Last week was pretty slow, and since my thyroid is off, I’m tired as all hell. I’ve been playing a bit of this and a bit of that, but nothing too serious since my attention span is shot to hell. I’ve been giving Skyrim a break — I know! I’ll get back to it again. Until then, here’s a screenshot of my latest Fallout 4 character. I, of course, messed around in Photoshop, and thought this looked pretty cool as a monochrome poster. She looks kind of bad-ass, doesn’t she? She’s everything I’m not — a fit, thin smoker with blue hair and a tough as nails attitude. I like her. ^_^
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