Melanie has curated a smorgasbord of questions this week. I don’t think I can answer them all but I will have a go.
Tena (I can’t find her blog, does anyone know if she’s left?) What constitutes a sandwich in your opinion? Is it only the standard two slices of bread, filling (including spreads or meats and cheeses and veggies), put together in a stack?
When I think of sandwiches, I generally think of two slices of bread with a filling which may be hot or cold, toasted or fresh. A filling in a bread roll is sort of a sandwich but I consider rolls and burgers something different really. There are also open sandwiches where there is no upper slice of bread. It may be a sandwich by name but as the fillings are not actually sandwiched between the bread is it really?
The only exception to my “burgers are not sandwiches” theory is the McDonalds cheeseburger. It is really just a cheese sandwich between two slices of crusty bread IMHO. I was very disappointed the first time I ordered one that it was so small and had no other fillings in it. That is my main dislike with most McDonald’s burgers though, not enough salad. If we do go to Maccas I usually order a wrap not a burger unless they have got a McOz which are not part of the regular menu.
Marilyn of Serendipity (In March, didn’t get the date. My bad) . Are ‘strong’ and ‘tough’ in regard to character the same thing or different? Please explain your reasoning for either side you pick.
That’s an interesting question. I don’t feel that they are quite the same. I think of strong characters as being able to endure a lot and cope with difficult situations but without necessarily becoming hard. Tough, I feel is more of an attitude. I think you could be both but the strong person may also be very unassuming.
Paula Light of Light Motifs II (4-5-2022)
- What’s your opinion on RSVPs?
Obviously, formal occasions require them, but what about invitations to dinner/movies and the like?
If a friend invites you to something, are you obligated to reply?
What if you say yes and change your mind?
How much notice is enough?
Is it OK to simply no-show to a casual social event you’ve already agreed to?
I think if you are invited to something it is good manners to reply even if it is to decline. It’s not nice to leave someone hanging, not knowing whether to include you in their plans or not.
I have been guilty of changing my mind about a previously made plan. If it is a big event and I don’t think I’ll be missed I might just not turn up but if someone has invited me to meet for a meal or a movie or something like that and I change my mind I would want to at least call them and give them reasonable notice that I wouldn’t be there. I’ve been left hanging around waiting for people who don’t show up and it’s pretty annoying. If you are going to cancel on the day of the event, I think it should be before the other person leaves home to meet you. If you were meant to be visiting them then at the very least give them a few hours’ notice so they don’t go to the trouble of preparing a meal that you won’t be there to eat.
Sadje: (4-5-2022) Do you think Hell has walls?
I’m going to pass on this one as I’m not even sure if I believe in Hell. If Hell does have walls, I bet they are not soundproof.
A Unique Title For Me (Jim) (4-5-2022)
- What would you name your boat if you had one?– Pass, I really don’t know.
What will finally break the internet? – World War III
If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why would you choose that name? – Tricky, I like my name and have never considered changing it. I like the names Natalie and Kathleen. I once thought that if I had daughters, I might use those names but as I didn’t maybe I’d keep them for myself.
What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults? Sorry, can’t think of any good ones at the moment. It is 1:30am.
If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask? What happens after we die?
Marilyn (4-5-2022) How many bloggers are trying to balance the likelihood that WordPress will hike prices against the near certainty that their computers are ready to roll over and die?
My main computer is only two years old but my laptop is 6 years old going on dead. WP will certainly hike their prices again and next year as I’m now on a legacy plan I will have to find the money to keep them going and keep all my photos and posts. Our doll blog will be turning 10 and I like to think that it is a resource for fellow collectors. I might have to (gasp) monetize to keep it going.
Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove (4-28-2022 – from her amazing “Cyranny’s Quickie” series) What’s the most impressive, or oddest thing you’ve ever fixed with duct tape (or something similar)?
My mother was the queen of fixing things with tape and/or string. Not duct tape, just the regular kind. I’m not a big fan of that type of repair unless it is very temporary.