(Quote) Paul-850415 said: (Quote) Maia-181886 said:
I seriously want to know, but I just wanted to say that ...
(Quote) Paul-850415 said: Quote: Maia-181886 said:
I seriously want to know, but I just wanted to say that questions on a date can be as simple as those above and can help break the ice hopefully leading to more engaging conversation. Although, heck, I'm Mexican... we're all about the food!
Mai, besides loving to cook, I'm also very inquisitive, dying to ask an endless list of questions. As such, your occupation interests me very much, so I wish to ask if you'd elaborate and tell me more about what you do. As I wait for your reply, I'll dig up some delightful super spicy recipes for both burritos and chili that are perfect for cold winter evenings, and served with a smooth glass of California Cabernet Sauvignon, from, say, one of the great wineries of the central coast.
Well, I must say... I absolutely love Cabernet! It's my favorite. How did you know? And who taught you to cook?
I would love any recipes for super spicy burritos and chili. Want to be prepared for when young nephews visit.
As to what I do, currently I work part-time (it's actually more like full-time), caring for my parents, mostly mom who has dementia as dad is still sharp and feisty at 88. Before that I worked in broadcast news as a reporter, newscast producer, video editor, news anchor. My most recent gig was here in L.A. When asked what I do, normally I answer 'I'm a reporter.' Doesn't matter if I'm being paid as one or not. It's who I am.
Fortunately, my layoff coincided with dad no longer driving and both parents needing eye surgeries which often required several doctor appointments per week, so I was available to shuttle them to and fro and care for them.
In addition to being blessed with 'parenting' my parents, I'm working to market my skills on a freelance basis.
Hope I answered your questions? And hope Marian doesn't mind a brief hijack of her thread... but I guess we can argue we're providing an example of questions people can ask... (Hope both Marian and Jerry bought that one!)