Sunday, May 20, 2012

U IS FOR UN-IMPORTANT STUFF — ABOUT THE BEAR (edited to fit into the A - Z Challenge)

I don't often do this sort of thing, because I usually find it boring.

But since I'm feeling kind of bored and sleepy today, I'm doing it.

A. Age: 66

B. Bed size: Double

C. Chore that you hate: Dusting; it's so useless. I get finished and have to do it again. 
I realize that cleanliness is next to Godliness, but around here cleanliness is next to impossible.

D. Dogs: Sadie, who still lives in my mind, and on an acreage.

E. Essential start to your day: Waking up.

F. Favourite colour: Blue

G. Gold or Silver: Either

H. Height: 6'0" when erect; less when all fours.

I. Instruments you play: Five-stringed banjo

J. Job title: Post-Socratic Gadfly — eccentric and eclectic.

K. Kids: 2

L. Live: In the urban forest

M. Mother's name: Ruth

N. Nicknames: None I could put here.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Too many to count, why bother?

P. Pet peeve: Economic inequality — in its many forms.

Q. Quote from a movie: "You're much too large and too old for that." From A Bridge too Far.
I can certainly identify with "too large and too old." (Besides — to add some context — why would anyone in his/her right mind jump out of a perfectly functional airplane?)

R. Right or left handed: Right

S. Siblings: None that I know about

T. Time you wake up: When I wake up.

U. Underwear: I'll not mention unmentionables.

V. Vegetable you hate: Ones that are over-cooked.

W. What makes you run late: The clock

X. X-Rays you've had: Too many!

Y. Yummy food that you make: Slow-cooked beans and lentils. (The "secret ingredient" is some cocoa powder.)

Z. Zoo animal: Bear. (What else would you expect?) Giraffe would probably come second.


With some not-so-subtle editing, I turned this into a piece of the A - Z Challenge. Sometimes a Bear just has to do this kind of insightful thing. Not that any of you are surprised by this.


DJan said...

Why would anyone jump from a perfectly good airplane? Because it's fun! (with a parachute, that is). Good stuff here, just what I would expect from a Bear. :-)

The Bipolar Diva said...

The five stringed banjo? Just how does a bear play the banjo? Rather well I'd suspect.

Melissa Sugar said...

This was a fun post . I love learning interesting and random facts about my blogger buds. My favorite has to be letter "W", "What makes you run late?" The clock. I love it. Are these Q & A's part of a blog award, you know the ones that require the recipient to answer a handful of random questions and then ask some of those they pass it on to? If not, you should make an award out of it and pass it on to other bloggers. If not , can I borrow your idea for a blog post? I had fun reading it.

Lydia said...

From A-to-Z, you are one remarkably interesting and humorous Bear.
btw, this local story melted my heart (and I was certainly not alone!) this week.

Jean said...

Actually, I always find this kind of stuff fascinating - nosiness being part of the human condition I guess !!

Did you do it for a reason - was it a challenge? If not, maybe you should start something and challenge other bloggers to do the same.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The only time I dust if if we have company coming!

kj said...

Aha! I am glad to know everything and especially about your Sadie. Love grows

Now I'm wondering if you and your bear-ness wear the same clothing size? That is, if bears wear clothes. Like rabbits wear clothes, especially bathing suits

Blue. Right. Left. Beans and lentils. All good to know ♥

Irene said...

That was fun. You should be revealing more often. I found it very interesting. Thanks.

Amanda Summer said...

i've learned a lot about you today, r-bear. we agree on the color blue, but when given a choice between gold and silver for me it's no contest.

now i've given you another reason to write a list - please don't feel obliged - but it would be fun to learn 7 more random facts about the bear!

(and that hint about cocoa powder is a real keeper)

ReformingGeek said...

I'm with you on jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. I think I'll pass on that method of getting my thrills!

You animal is a bear. Yes, of course!
Children: Two cubs, separate litters.


Diana said...

That was fun don't ya think? I mean we blog about our lives but not very often about the details. Those can be very interesting!
Love Di ♥

susan said...

One of my favorite movie quotes is (naturally enough) from one of my favorite movies - The Life of Brian:

Brian: You have to be different
The crowd: Yes, we are all different!
Small lonely voice: I'm not.

Rob-bear said...

® DJan: You just jump out of as many planes saw you want. I might go along for the ride, but that's all.

® The Bipolar Diva: I don't play as well as I used to. My hands are tightening up — perhaps a bit of arthritis?

® Melissa Sugar: Truth b told, the only reason we are late is because of clocks, or watches, or other timepieces.
I cannot remember where this came from. I started working on it a long time ago, and it has been sitting in my drafts file. If you want to play with it, go ahead.

® Lydia: Glad you found the information of interest. And, yes, don't mess with baby Bears. You'll really have a handful there. Best leave us with our moms.

® Jean: And here i thought this would be unstimulating. What does a Bear know?
As I explained to Melissa, I cannot remember where this came from. Perhaps I purloined it. If you want to do something with it, help yourself.

® Lisa @ Two Bers Farm: By time I finished dusting, and the company came, it would be time to start all over with dusting. Losing proposition for this Bear. Sigh!

® kj: When it comes to clothes, anything that suits me would suit a Bear. (You'll have to work your own way through the puns.)
Otherwise, I'm glad you're well informed about me.

Rob-bear said...

® Irene: Glad you had fun in the process. It took a while to think through, but no major task.

® Amanda: Let me guess; you like silver. Those bangles that jangle on your arm gave you away.
Seven more facts. OK; here's the deal. You do the A to Z, and I'll think up seven more.

® ReformingGeek: You are far too bright! Meaning you know way too much about me. Now I'll have to kill you. (Isn't that a line from a move, somewhere?)

® Diana: I suppose it's interesting. I'm also aware that Church Secretaries know everything, so I thought you would find this dull.

® susan: The Life of Brian is a movie I have not seen. Perhaps I'm different in that regard.

Chatty Crone said...

Glad to get to know you better. Time to wake up - when I wake up - lol -must be nice. And cocoa in the beans? What a great sport you answering these and taking the time.

Rob-bear said...

® Chatty Crone: Why on earth would a Bear wake up before he wakes up? You Humans are way too confusing.
And when are you going to share the A to Z facts of your life, sandie?

About Last Weekend said...

Post Socratic Gadfly! Fabulous title and something for us all to aim for! I've always loved the name Ruth

betty said...

This was great to read to learn more about you. Worship at church on the banjo? Being a worship leader or participating in it can get tiring, but such a blessing (brother is a worship leader at his church, hubby plays in the worship band at our church :)


Helen said...

Bear boring?
Bear fascinating!

(my sister snapped a "bear" photo at the Columbus Zoo last week, I would love to send it to you - OK?)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Missing Sadie, too, sweet Bear.

What is that thing... dusting?

How clever and creative you are! A 5-string banjo? Yay, Bear!


D..J. Kirkby said...

I'm with you on C and E, and as for cool are you?! This was a clever idea for a post and I may nick it for use soon (though I promise to make up my own answers to go with the letters).

A Lady's Life said...

lol you are a very funny bear.
God Bless you Bear!! :)