TMI Tuesday | July 25, 2017
This One or That One
Choose what you most desire or would like to have or try?
1. Pilates or HIIT? Why?
When I was younger, I used to play a lot of baseball and football. Back in those days, HIIT would have been perfect for me. Not so much anymore. I don’t recover as quickly as I once did. I had back surgery, and now my back has far more than its share of arthritis. I’ve used pilates as part of my physical therapy before and after surgery. So, I’ll take the pilates, thank you very much.
2. Spouse or significant other-lover?
I’ve “been there are done that” in terms of marriage. I love ceremony and ritual. I love the concept of marriage and theory of marriage. I love marriage so much I’ve done it three times. But marriage itself hasn’t been especially kind to me. Strange, but to me, it seems that marriage alters relationships in ways I would never choose. If I want a ceremony in the future, I’d go with a handfasting. I’m also in favor of a future collaring ceremony when the appropriate conditions arise.
3. Go clubbing or entertain friends at home?
Once upon a time, I felt deprived if I didn’t manage to make it out to a bar, or to see a band, every weekend. Preferably, that would include both Friday and Saturday night outings. Sometimes Sunday night Jazz was included too. Or Tuesday night movies. Today, that’s no longer true. For me, ‘clubbing’ would mean going out to the play party of a local BDSM club. Not exactly what it would mean for most other individuals. Even considering that possibility, I’d really prefer to entertain at home. What can I say? I’m an introvert. There’s simply no denying that fact.
4. Maybach sedan or Mercedes G-class SUV
Can’t say that I’m real big on German automobiles. It’s been in the news lately that German auto manufacturers have been illegally colluding with each other. Add to that, Volkswagon’s great diesel fiasco, and I’m kind of sour on the whole industry. With that said, I’d take the luxury SUV to use as a grocery getter. Better still, I’ll sell the G-class, then buy a Toyota 4x4. I’d use the difference to finish (and expand) my garage for use as a home dungeon. With an attached jacuzzi room.
5. Soccer or Golf?
I’m not really into golf. On TV, it’s worse than watching paint dry. I don’t have to listen to inane commentators speaking in hushed tones while paint dries. I’m sure it’s a great pastime, but I’ve never seen much sense in hitting a ball and chasing it myself. When I hit a ball, I expect others to chase… Soccer has serious advantages over golf as a spectator sport. But, I’ve never even bothered to watch a full match from start to finish, not even when the Olympics. If I absolutely had to choose one, I’d go with soccer, but my unofficial answer is neither.
6. Basketball or baseball?
Baseball was my first true love. It’s been my favorite sport to play since I was about 8. However, unless you are at the ballpark with the atmosphere surrounding you, baseball is not the greatest spectator sport. Professional basketball, on the other hand, is an incredible spectator sport. The quality of pro hoops is as good as it’s ever been. College hoops are great too, especially during March Madness. Despite my sentiment for baseball, the clear winner is basketball.
Did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball?
Did he hit it? Yeah, and that ain’t all.
He stole home.
Yes, yes, Jackie’s real gone.
Jackie’s is a real gone guy.
7. Monster or Red Bull? Why?
I’m a big consumer of soda pop. I used to drink lots of Coke, a 12-pack of cans a day. Now it’s Coke Zero. I drink (on average) six 500 ml bottles every day. So, it’s not that I live so healthy that Monster or Red Bull would not appeal to me. However, energy drinks (in general) just taste foul to me. They are overpriced. Last I checked, Red Bull was shipped from Austria, not bottled locally like my Coke. I’m not a fan of shipping water around the world for profit. If I want a jolt of caffeine, I’ll drink an extra Coke. My answer therefore is — Neither. Please. Just No. Energy drinks of all kinds offend my ‘delicate’ sensibilities.
8. Office with a view or work at home?
When I try to work from home these days, I only end up blogging. I’m not sure you could call that working. I am an introvert, so from that standpoint, working from home could have it’s advantages. On the other hand, there’s not much time for the view if you are truly working. And, I have to admit I’m spoiled in terms of jobs with a view. I worked for a year at the Grand Canyon. The walk to work along the canyon rim sounds beautiful, almost romantic (depending on companionship.) Until you’ve made the trek into the teeth of a raging blizzard. Really, I’d like to work at home from a studio with a view.
9. Early bird or night owl?
I used to be an early bird. They get the worm. When training to be a chef, days in the kitchen started pretty early. Especially for those of us who wanted to beat the Executive Chef in each morning. That was the worm. That’s one way you got the Chef’s attention. Now, I get up at 7 am for work. It seems that’s about the earliest I can get my body to function normally. When I don’t have to work the next day, I have a tendency to stay up until 2 am. A ‘second wind’ hits about 10 pm, and some of my best writing happens over the next two or three hours. No doubt, that makes me a night owl.
10. Boyfriend or Girlfriend?
Either? Neither? Both of those would be the simple answers. Either – because I’m bisexual (at least in theory.) It’s been at least a 25 years since I’ve had any sort of encounter with a man, so the bisexuality is more theoretical than practical at this point. Neither because I’m not really looking for anything at the moment. There have been so many misunderstandings with Serafina, and BlissfulTorment before her, that I’m just licking my wounds at the moment. Girlfriend would be the default answer. On the ‘Kinsey Scale’ I tend more towards women than men. My final answer, though, is both. I want a couple. I have a strong desire to dominate a couple, cuckolding the man.
11. Ice cream or gelato?
I think I’ve had gelato once in my life. When visiting my Father, via his Italian girlfriend. It was good. Very good, in fact. Perhaps a little sweet for my taste these days. Since I’ve become diabetic and cut a lot of sweets out of my diet, I have a far keener sense of sweetness. But, it’s not ice cream. Ice cream is one of my favorite foods. The only one that’s not meat. If I was requesting a final meal, it would include a good steak – rare. And a heaping bowl of ice cream. I scream. You scream. We all scream… For ice cream.
No stars in the black night
Looks like the sky fell down
No sun in the daylight
Looks like it’s chained to the ground
Chained to the ground
The warden said
The exit is sold
If you want a way out
Silver and gold
12. Silver or gold?
Born in the heart of a supernova, gold is a noble metal. As such it is very special. Gold doesn’t corrode or lose its luster. It is very rare and very valuable. A true precious metal. Because it’s also malleable, gold can be turned into wondrous artistic creations. It makes awesome jewelry. Silver has its uses too. In fact, it’s all around us. Silver is used as part of the photographic process. It’s is in our electronic components. Silver’s antimicrobial properties make it useful in medicine. It can also be formed into wondrous creations, jewelry, etc., just like gold. Even if it does tarnish, Silver is also a noble metal, forged in the heart of great stars. All of gold’s advantages notwithstanding, given its myriad of uses, give me silver…
Bonus: Money or fame? Why?
Fame or fortune? Don’t the two of them go together? Yes, they can go together, but not every famous person also finds fortune, I suppose. It’s nice to imagine being famous. Living the glamorous lifestyle that often goes along with great fame. Adulation generally goes with fame, and who would really mind having fans? That kind of attention can be intoxicating. Unfortunately, fame can also come with more than its share of problems. The crushing weight of expectations can destroy a person. Think paparazzi. The loss of personal privacy. No, that’s not for me. Give me money, that’s what I want!
The best things in life are free
But you can give them to the birds and bees
I want money
That’s what I want