Jo’s Daily Questions – September 2023
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Jo’s Daily Questions – September 2023

Answers to Jo’s Daily Questions for September!

1 – World Letter Writing Day: Do you still write actual letters to anyone (email doesn’t count!)? Did you have penpals when you were young(er)? Do you miss receiving actual letters in the mail (or any mail other than junk/flyers)?

No. No. Except for the two years I was doing library studies away from home town and when my Mom would write me letters sometimes (but we usually called), I’ve never gotten anything but bills via mail. So no, I don’t miss it.

2 – Bring Your Manners to Work Day: Bring Your Manners To Work Day was created by The Protocol School of Washington to remind people of the importance of treating people with courtesy and respect in the workplace. How important is it to you to have fulfilling relationships both with colleagues and customers/clients? Have the challenges posed by COVID changed how you view the concepts of courtesy and respect in the workplace?

Can’t really answer this. I haven’t worked for the last 15 years due to being ill, and before that I only had short temp jobs where none of that mattered in a deeper way. It was always important to me to be professional and helpful as much as I could both with co-workers and the library customers, but I wouldn’t call them fulfilling relationships? The jobs were too short for for the most part.

3 – World Beard Day: Beards — yay or nay?

Most nay. But yay for Rory McCann’s Sandor Clegane and mirror!Spock. Continue reading Jo’s Daily Questions – September 2023

Jo’s Daily Questions – June 16-31, 2023
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Jo’s Daily Questions – June 16-31, 2023

Jo over at Dreamwidth put together a list of daily questions for 2023 again  😀 Here’s my answers to the rest of the June questions.

16 – Take Back the Lunch Break Day: When you’re at work (or when you worked or were still going into the office), did you fall into the habit of eating at your desk and continuing to work while eating? Did your working conditions include a proper lunch break? If you’re mostly working from home, do you still eat at your desk and continue working during your lunch?

In all the libraries I ever worked at, we had a proper 30 minute lunch break. The exception was is if I had to be alone in the shift, or had to be alone on the that floor (when the library had more several floors), because my coworker got unexpectedly ill and it was too short a warning to get someone else in but that only ever happened once. And only because it was Saturday; Saturdays were always quiet in that particular library and the library was only open 4 hours so the library director called me and asked me if I was comfortable to go it alone the four hours the library would be open; I had no problem with that. That day I did eat at the customer service desk, and did interrupt my luch if a customer need me. Luckily back then I almost always had a cold luch (think sandwich and yoghurt). That was the best library I’ve ever worked in – the amount of work per person was just right – not too much, not too little and time to breathe too, the coworkers were great, everyone did most things so things dindn’t get left undone because it wasn’t assigned to anyone like in many places, people were trusted to do their jobs but help was readily available, people were in general trusted and you were treated with respect whether you were a temp, a permant employee or in social or work rehabilitation etc.

I didn’t have my own desk in every job, because in many jobs I spent all or 90% of my time at the customer service desk or in the stacks, shelving books and other materials. If I had my own desk I often ate at my desk, but I didn’t work. Instead I’d browse internet for personal reason interests, or just news. Or read Lucky Luke comics I’d fetch from the stacks.

17 – Eat Your Vegetables Day: Do you love veggies? Do you have favourites? Do you have a favourite veggie recipe — either main meal or side dish? Will you share it?

I don’t love them. They’re a necessary evil. I prefer them raw (not cooked/steamed etc.) and each veggie served separately (ie. not in a salad or whatever) but I can eat carrot/pineapple or lettuce/cucumber/tomato salad. I also sometimes make a veggie soup but only like maybe twice a year, and less often now that my hand blender broke 1,5 years ago – I keep meaning to buy a new one but keep forgetting. Continue reading Jo’s Daily Questions – June 16-31, 2023

Jo’s Daily Questions – April, 2023
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Jo’s Daily Questions – April, 2023

Jo over at Dreamwidth put together a list of daily questions for 2023 again  😀 Here’s my answers to April questions.

1 – International Firewalk Day: Have you ever done this strange practice? Would you like to try it?

Nope, never done it. Maybe?

2 – Peanut Butter & Jelly (Jam) day: do you like this typical American sandwich? What flavour jelly (jam) do you favour?

I don’t like peanut butter – it’s much too sweet so I never buy it. And don’t like most store bought jams, I rarely buy those. I’ve never even tasted the two together just seem like disgustingly sweet plus I don’t think I’d like the textures of them together. Peanut butter & jam sandwich is a thing here at all.

3 – Fish Fingers and Custard Day: to celebrate Doctor Who’s strange culinary experiment this day was declared fish fingers and custard day. Would you ever try this? What odd combinations of food do you like?

I don’t think I would try it. Doesn’t seem like a appealing combination of flavors and textures to me.

Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved dipping mettvurst in either banana yoghurt or strawberry yoghurt. These days I prefer to dip it into strawberry yoghurt by a slight margin. Continue reading Jo’s Daily Questions – April, 2023

The Friday Five for 10 March 2023 – The Oscars
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The Friday Five for 10 March 2023 – The Oscars

Answers to today’s questions at [community profile] thefridayfive 

1. Do you plan to watch the Oscars broadcast this Sunday?

Nope. The broadcast is on in the middle of the night in my time zone and I don’t care enough/too sickly to stay up literally until the morning. (Unless I have insomnia that night – then I may watch if I remember it’s on.) I’ll watch some clips later on if anything interesting happens!

2. Have you seen many of this year’s Oscar-nominated films?

I haven’t seen any of them. Everything Everywhere All at Once is on my list of things-to-watch-sooner-rather-than-later because Michelle Yeoh and the genre but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.

3. Which movie is your pick for Best Picture?

I’ve no idea! The only one I know something about is Everything Everywhere All at Once, and can probably sort of guess about Top Gun: Maverick (if it’s anything like the original and a typical Tom Cruise fare) and Avatar: The Way of Water (again, if it’s anything like the original). The others I’ve only heard the name of but don’t know anything about them.

4. What are some of your other picks to win Oscars?

I hope Brendan Fraser wins Best Actor because he’s been really great in all the recent roles I’ve seen him in. And either Michelle Yeoh or Cate Blanchett Best Actress just because those two are wonderful actresses I’m quite familiar with who always turn in an amazing performance.

5. What is your favorite movie of all time?

The first thing that pops into my head whenever this question is asked is The Last Of The Mohicans, followed immediately by The Piano. Although I really don’t have just one favorite movie of all time – more like a favorite movie in a genre.