What do you value most in a friendship? I am very picky about friendships. I’ve been burned more times than I care to mention by so-called friends. It’s usually because I am quiet and a people-pleaser so people tend to take advantage of me. What I really value in friendship is for the person to get to know me and my quirky ways. That is vitally important because they need to learn a few things about me – I am quiet, not shy. I prefer silence or small intimate gatherings. I don’t do extreme noise well, large crowds, nor can I stand to be around someone who is overly chatty. I prefer in-person contact, emails or online chat devices to the telephone. I hate telephones with a passion. And if someone makes a promise to me, I expect them to keep it. Too often ‘friends’ in the past would promise a visit or an outing and break it for something they deem more important. If I am not important enough to keep a date with, then we are not friends. I do allow exceptions like personal illness or family emergencies. I am not a total bitch.
Do you prefer eating the frosting of the cake or the cupcake first? Do you prefer a specific flavor? I prefer the cake first and save the icing for last, so I usually eat the cupcake from the bottom up. I like chocolate or lemon cupcakes and icing.
Have you ever been in a submarine? If you haven’t, would you want to? No, I’ve never been in a submarine, nor would I want to be. I am claustrophobic and don’t do tight spaces well. I would need lots of space and a way to get outdoor air far too often.
If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours? So, people who are 50, hmmm. Probably 75% of them. Not to say that my life isn’t satisfying for me. Sure, there are things I wish I could and would be doing right now in my life, but with my health, it’s just not possible. But if those 75% have healthier lifestyles and are in good health, I am sure they are still doing the things they love to do. I cannot even go on long walks these days. The neuropathy in my feet prevents it.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week? That I listened to the advice of the doctors and took some time to get over pneumonia – time away from the computer and my writing schedule.
and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? To finally finish my paranormal story, Seeing You and start planning writing projects for 2017.