Just Jot It January: Day two…

02 Jan

So, I have committed myself to posting something for Just Jot It January every day this month, in addition to whatever else I’m due to post that day.


And that last paragraph probably qualifies on its own, especially since it’s nearly nine thirty on Saturday evening and I’ve only just got round to finishing today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday post.

It’s been one of those days when time seems to have a mind of its own; just when you think there’s loads of it lying around, you find that it’s all skulked off somewhere while you weren’t paying attention, filling in those unexplainable periods in your life when terrible songs sound ten times longer, double maths lessons seem to go on for two days, and Keith Richards.

Now the wife’s home from work early and I’ve still got a second blog post to write.
That third paragraph, though, that was a good one, I’m pleased with that.
Not sure it really counts, since it was only qualifying the previous one, but I’m still reasonably happy with it.

And of course I could go on like that for the rest of the post, but that would just be gratuitous, so you lot can do a bit of work for a change.

I got nominated for another award the other day, (about which, more later) and many of those ask for random pieces of information about the nominee as part of their acceptance process (which, ever-obtuse, I ignore and do something completely different with) but I thought I’d preempt the possibility of that scenario by asking you to put questions to me.

So, what d’you wanna know?

That’s right, it’s ASK ME ANYTHING SATURDAY, (or whatever day you’re reading this) so leave your question in the comments and I’ll answer it.


Pingback to Linda G Hill – Check out the other January Jotters on her blog HERE.


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15 responses to “Just Jot It January: Day two…

  1. Adam Pain

    January 2, 2016 at 22:38

    What do you think is the most biggest challenge anyone under 5 will face when they become adults in the future?

    • dalecooper57

      January 3, 2016 at 10:51

      Nice question Adam.
      I think one of the biggest challenges will be for them to keep the next generation from becoming divided and bitter.
      They are all going to grow up in a world that’s even more virtually connected than the one we already live in and I worry that the cynicism, racism, misogyny and ignorance that is already such a big part of social and news media these days will taint their understanding of what life is supposed to be like in a rich and multicultural society.
      I look at Audrey, who is amazingly mature in her attitudes about differences in people (and not just for a seven year old) and hope that she and her fellow future adults can remain as enlightened and tolerant as they appear to be now.
      After all, a future society which bases itself on the opinions of our current crop of potential “leaders” is already a scary thing to imagine.

  2. John W. Howell

    January 2, 2016 at 23:47

    Where is your most productive inspiration found?

    • dalecooper57

      January 3, 2016 at 10:58

      That’s a very good question. I honestly don’t know, it’s not something I really think about.
      I’ve read thousands of books in my lifetime, I’m assuming some of that must have rubbed off somehow and I’ve watched as many movies and tv shows as the next man, so I guess that also played its part, but I’ve never even bothered to consider what “inspires” me to do anything. I just sit and think and stuff just comes to me.
      In fact I very often don’t think at all. Most of my fiction is written with literally nothing in my head at all and I just get caught up in an idea that I think is funny or interesting and make it up as I go along.
      Sorry if that’s not the type of answer you wanted, but I very rarely think about this sort of thing. If anything else occurs to me on the subject, you’ll be the first to know. ;~}

      • John W. Howell

        January 3, 2016 at 14:12

        The reply was perfect. I am often asked the same question and my response is very similar. Thanks

  3. LindaGHill

    January 3, 2016 at 03:55

    Ooooh! Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

    • dalecooper57

      January 3, 2016 at 10:59

      Easy one. The egg.
      Whatever laid the egg that the first chicken came out of, wasn’t quite a chicken.

      • LindaGHill

        January 3, 2016 at 14:37

        What was it then?!? Wait.. am I allowed to ask two questions? Damnit that’s three. 🙄

      • dalecooper57

        January 3, 2016 at 15:51

        Whatever the “nearly-chicken” was that laid the egg, was at the very last stage of evolving from whatever came before the nearly-chicken (some sort of reptile or feathered dinosaur) and the thing in that last proto-chicken egg was the first thing that hatched with its full complement of chicken DNA.

  4. BunKaryudo

    January 3, 2016 at 04:42

    If Pooh Bear met Smokey Bear, would he be a) a friend, b) an enemy, or c) lunch?

    • dalecooper57

      January 3, 2016 at 11:22

      Hmm, interesting.
      To begin with, I should point out that I had to ask my American wife who Smokey Bear is (apart from CB radio slang for the police) but as I’m reliably informed that he has something to do with forest fire prevention and Winnie the Pooh lives on Ashdown Forest, my guess is they would be friends.


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