I believe that when you eating by yourself, you are just eating, just nourishing the body. Dinning, that social thing one does with family, friends or with business associates, feeds the soul.
I believe that laughter should not be at someone else's expense. I am a bit verbose/long winded... a few years ago I was asked by one of the two eldest children of a friend, what was the difference between being Christian and Catholic? After falling to simplify it down to… all poodles are dogs but not all dogs are poodles. I launched into a forty-five minute history of Christianity, which just left them confused. So I tried again, and the third was the charm, it succeeded. After apologizing for the overly long explanation, the kids laughed, I laughed, and then the eldest, Joseph said he expected a longwinded but interesting explanations from me and didn’t mind. I laughed even more. The true key to laughter is the ability to laugh at yourself and which will then allow you to be able to laugh with others.
Having brought up the subject of dogs, I would like to talk about cats. I am allergic. Cats are a deal breaker. Three years of exposure during my marriage, left me with an case of adult onset asthma and proclivity for bronchitis, sinus infections and upper respiratory infection from the common cold. Dogs on the other hand , I have no problem with; although I might note I prefer them larger rather than smaller. Currently, I have no pets although sometimes I dog sit for a friend.
As "job" indicates "artistic", I am just that. I am an Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Printmaker, Painter, Exhibit Designer, and Teacher. I have dabbled in photography and sculpture; and have even written some... some fiction, some non-fiction and reviews: books, films and theater. Prior to the artistic/creative/expressive fields, I have a, what a friend referred to as a "boilerplate" list of experience in the medical field, retail, and even light industrial.
MUSIC: Pop from the 30s through the 80s; Western, Country Western, and New Country; Classical; some World Music; Celtic; Classical and Early Jazz; Ballad, Folk and Filk Music. I don't listen to Rap, Reggae or Heavy Metal. And I seem to prefer to listen to woman rather than men.
FILMS: Romantic Comedies, Comedies, Action-Adventure, Suspense, Silent, Old B&W, Old Horror, Chick Flicks, Foreign Films, Art Films, and Animation and Cartoons (Traditional, Computer, American and Foreign). NO Splattter flicks.