Ever ran out of gas in your vehicle?
I ran out of gas in the early 1970s. Now, I do not ever run out of gas. Ever. Never. Not at all. If I even think there’s some tiny possibility that such a thing could happen, I immediately race to the nearest station and fill up.
Gasoline is like toilet paper. You can never have too much.
Which are better: black or green olives?
I hate olives. I am a pretty good eater, but olives, anchovies, and anything slimy are among the foods I don’t like.
And milk. I don’t like it. It made childhood difficult as my mother explored the various possibilities of making milk somehow acceptable to me.
Never happened. With all the milk issues, olives never became a major issue.
If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?
So many things. Mountains. Rockies and Himalayas. Casablanca. Japan and China. Kenya. New Zealand. Mexico. The Faro Islands. Switzerland. France. Italy. And at least one more trip to England, Ireland, and Wales. A very long trip.
Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes?
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. — Robert Hanlon
(This first one is my favorite. It’s on all of my emails.)
Nothing is certain anymore. Nothing. Chaos is king and magic is loose in the world. – Robert Heinlein, “Waldo”
“George was the reason pubs invented closing time.” — Wife of victim discussing her husband’s fondness for alcohol. From “MidSomer Murders.”
Arthur C. Clarke’s Three Laws are considered closely related:
- When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
- The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt