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Fibbing Friday – Mixed Bag Q & A

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Fibbing Friday – Mixed Bag Q & A

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/fibbing-friday-8th-november/

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1. What’s a cyclops? *** A clop is a sound a horse makes when he is walking. There once was a horse named Cy, and he did a lot of clopping, so they named it after him.

2. What’s next in this sequence? Y, G, B, B,  *** There was a chain of variety stores called T. G. & Y, a long time ago. They’ve since gone out of business, so the B B means Bye-Bye.

3. Patty has 4 apples and Pete pinched a pair. What do Patty and Pete have now? *** Bruised cheeks. This sounds like a math puzzle – I don’t do math puzzles.

4. How would an alien describe sheep? *** Fluffy clouds on the ground.

5. What is Fool’s Gold? *** It’s a crayon. The color is gold, but it will fool you by turning another color without notice.

6. Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty and Baby were the original Spice Girls. If you were to audition to be a sixth Spice, what would you be and why? Guys you can answer this one too! *** I’d be Spirit Spice – I’d bring a lot of spirit to the group, and if it bombed, I’d disappear since I’m a ghost.

7. Why are traditional teapots brown? *** Because if you turn the word around to ‘pot-tea’ you’ll know why. Nobody wants to see those kinds of stains.

8. What are the Winds of Change? *** Zephyrs – they swirl around leaving magic in their wake.

9. What is an amaryllis? *** A girl who lives in Amarillo TX is known as an amayrllis.

10. What are blues and twos? *** The sounds that shoes make – a squeaky, yet mournful sound.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Fibbing Friday – Holiday Madness

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Fibbing Friday – Holiday Madness

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These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2019/11/01/fibbing-friday-november-1st-2019/

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  1. Why is this month called “November”?

It’s the month of ‘no’ remembering. It clears our memory of last winter so we won’t compare it to this one.

  1. Why is Thanksgiving always the fourth Thursday of November instead of just being on a particular date?

It keeps changing the date to confuse me about my Thanksgiving birthday. Sometimes it’s on the holiday, sometimes not.

  1. What is No Shave November?

Supplies of shaving cream dwindle to almost nothing this time of year, so people can’t shave until more supplies come in.

  1. What is the day after Halloween called?

Skip school or work day, because you ate too much Halloween candy and now have a stomach ache.

  1. Why is turkey traditionally served at Thanksgiving?

I don’t know, but I wish they’d stop it – I don’t like turkey.

  1. So just what is a giblet anyway?

A giblet is a children’s singing group.

  1. Why are Veteran’s Day, Armistice Day, and Remembrance Day all on November 11th?

No disrespect intended, but the first letter of each of these are VAR – and stands for a variety of special days squished into one day.

  1. Why is November National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)?

Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why not!

  1. Why is the day after Thanksgiving called “Black Friday”?

In honor of all the tasteless, dried out, burned turkeys from Thanksgiving having to be thrown out.

  1. Why is the Monday after Thanksgiving called “Cyber Monday”?

It’s the day when all the Cyborgs come crawling out of the closets to cause chaos.

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© 2019 BS

Fibbing Friday – Ten Terrible Untruths

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Fibbing Friday – Ten Terrible Untruths

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These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

The instructions you can find at the link below.

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/fibbing-friday-25th-october/

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1. What makes squash? A big hairy creature named Sass. That’s it’s first name. His last name is Squash. I don’t know who made him.

2. How would you describe ‘hen pecked’? It’s what happens when you anger a chicken. It pecks you with it’s beak, and it hurts!

3. What’s a tuffet? A tuffet is a large cushion made of a Portabello mushroom.You could say it’s an edible chair.

4. What would you do with a flump? I’d put the flump on an educational TV program for children.He looks kinda like a lumpy elephant.

5. Why was the mate plucking pheasants? Because the pheasants loved having their feathers ruffled. It put them in a Zen mood.

6. What are minis, midis, and maxis? Well, without TMI, they are pads.

7. What would you find if you went down to the woods today? A magical place, because no woods has ever existed here before.

8. What’s a titfer? It’s the opposite of ‘tatter’ – in other words a titfer is something unbroken, while a tatter is in shatters.

9. Why are fire engines red? Fire engines are red because they have to blend in with the fires in order to sneak up on them & squirt them with water

10. What’s green and goes round and round? A frog rolling down a grassy hill

 

Images from Pixabay

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Liebster Award

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Liebster Award # 7

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Thank you so much, Sadje, for nominating me for this award. I appreciate it very much.

Sadje has an awesome blog, and you can visit her at the above link.

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1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers and make them happy!
5. Make up to 11 questions and ask to your nominees.
6. Notify your 11 nominees.

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Are you a serious blogger or just having fun here?

I would say I’m just having fun blogging, but am pretty serious about posting things every day. I enjoy it.

What was the reason that made you start a blog?

I wanted somewhere to share my writing of my fan fiction story, “Two Souls: Into the Fire”, in the hopes that someone would like it.

Take a while to think and let us know: what object that is in your reach right now, influences you? ( e g a tv)

That would be my computer. It’s a desktop, and I use it every day. Besides doing my writing, showing photos, and having fun with challenges, I can look up all kinds of information.

How do you relax?

I’m relaxed all day, every day, because I do what I want, when I want. Mostly I do blogging – reading and writing. That’s relaxing.

Are you superstitious?

Not really. I will knock wood three times just in case, but otherwise, no. I do love hearing about superstitions and maybe getting a little spooked by them. That’s just fun.

Loyalty to the one you love, or one who is right?

That would be loyalty to the ones I love, right or wrong, I’ll have their back.

How can we improve the environment of our planet? Do you take any practical steps towards it?

Lots of things could be done and should be done. Maybe I help by buying pre-used items like clothing and other things at thrift stores and yard sales.

What is one habit you have that you or your family think is childish?

Probably everything I do is a bit childish. I do silly things all the time, and get a big laugh from myself and sometimes others. I take photos of all kinds of things for blog challenges, I color in coloring books, I have to have my favorite blanket and pillow if we ever go on vacation, and I do pack them in the suitcase. I’m sure there’s more childish things I do, too.

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I nominate anyone who is reading this. Answer the questions & grab the badge! It’s fun. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Fibbing Friday – History Right or Wrong?

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Fibbing Friday – History Right or Wrong?

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/fibbing-friday-october-18th-2019/

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These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

The instructions you can find at the link above.

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  1. Why was Eric the Red called Eric the Red?

Eric the Red was called that because people called him ‘Erica’ as a joke. This made Eric blush red.

  1. Why did Christopher Columbus sail west?

Ol’ Chris was directionally challenged. He meant to sail to the Far East.

  1. Who were the Vikings?

The Vikings were spear throwers, which made their hands form into a strange position. Nowadays it’s called Dupuytren’s Contracture. (true)

  1. What is a scullery maid?

A scullery maid is a misspelling – it is really ‘skullery’ maid. She was hired to boil the meat off of skulls.

  1. What is a dumb waiter?

A dumb waiter is a derogatory term for a waiter that gets your order wrong.

  1. How did British sailors earn the moniker, Limeys?

They liked to have limes in their tea instead of lemons.

  1. How did U.S. troops earn the moniker, Yanks?

Back in the old days, when cannons were in use, the troops had to pull on a cord to get it to fire. They had to ‘yank’ on it pretty hard.

  1. What is borscht?

Borscht is a funny word.

  1. Who were the Bolsheviks?

The Bolsheviks were the cotton growers worse nightmare. They were female boll weevils, who produced many offspring to destroy the cotton crops.

  1. What was the original purpose of the Great Wall of China?

The Great Wall of China was originally meant to be a miles long stage for round robin types of outdoor theater plays.

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© 2019 BS

Share Your World X 3

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I’ve missed answering some recent questions for SYW, so wanted to do them now.  🙂

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/10/07/share-your-world-10-7-19/

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Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) a good thing, a bad thing or a mixture of both?

I’m thinking social media can be a mixture of both good and bad at times. It’s good for maybe keeping up with friends and family through posts, there are plenty of things to read, see, and listen to, and gives people a chance to share photos and writings. It can be bad when it is abused with derogatory comments and posts, and because of the trolls and spammers.

Are you camera shy or do you pose for the camera with confidence?

I’ve never liked having my picture taken. Don’t ever like how they turn out. So, I’m the one always taking pictures of everyone else. Sometimes I have my picture taken just to prove I was there, haha, but I don’t share them much.

Is there anything you’ve kept from younger years for sentimental reasons alone?

Oh, don’t get me started! I save most everything, like my childhood diary, some knick-knacks, letters, photos, scrapbooks, etc. I even have some of my old homework from elementary school in a scrapbook, and the stuff my mom kept from when I was a baby.

Do you like to decorate for different holidays?

I used to decorate for all the holidays when the kids were little. I don’t really do anything for any holiday any more. I have a teeny tiny dollar store Christmas tree I’ll set up on a shelf. That’s about it.

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/10/14/share-your-world-10-14-19/

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Why do we have such trouble telling our loved ones that we love them?  Do you have that kind of communication issue with your loved ones?

I have never had trouble telling my loved ones how much I love them. Our whole family does this all the time.

Above question inspired by this short, poignant blog post:

https://mitchteemley.com/2019/10/10/love-before-its-too-late-2/ 

Decorations for holidays?   Spirit lifters or pain in the butt?   Or a mix?  

I don’t decorate very much at all any more. I used to, and loved doing it, but now the kids are grown and have families of their own, I just enjoy seeing their decorations.

Are you too superstitious or  have you ever played with a Ouija Board?

No, I’m not really superstitious, but will do the knock on wood thing, just in case. Yes, I’ve in the past used a Ouija board, with some fun results, and also some very spooky results. I’ll never do it again.


 

 

HARVEST GRATITUDE:

This week please share a photo or image of what ‘harvest’ and “Autumn” mean to you!   Thanks! 

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/09/30/share-your-world-9-30-19/

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Earlier this week Rory asked a question that I found so interesting, I thought I’d share it.  Another question, similar to this one was asked in August, but this one is unique.

If confronted with a violent crime against a single individual in progress (severe beating, rape, assault) do you try to do something about it (phone authorities or confront the criminal, stop the crime) or do you figure it’s none of your business and walk or drive on by?  Worse (to me) would you record the crime for social media use without doing anything else? 

Long question & my short answer = if it was happening to my immediate family member, then I’d do my best to help. For a stranger, and at a distance, I’d just call the authorities.

Okay now we got the heavy stuff out of the way, let’s get to some less stressful questions.

If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them?

I’m not an expert of anything, so couldn’t really teach. I could maybe tell them what worked for me, as to writing, art, or blogging, but that’s about it. Oh, I could give them some favorite recipes that work out good.

First think of a product. Now, what would be the absolute worst brand name for one of those products?

The compression hosiery socks = Ankle Squeezers

What ridiculous and untrue, yet slightly plausible, theories can you come up with for the cause of common ailments like headaches or cavities?

Movies are the cause for both headaches & cavities.

At the theater, movies = too loud sound – too large picture on screen will give you a headache

Movie snacks = soda, popcorn, candy all known cavity causes.

A little bit of fun at the movies = a lot of pain later, so stop watching movies! 🙂


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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Nifty 50 Survey Q & A

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Here are some fun questions I saw on another blog. It was from Anxious Mom, and you can find her blogging at the above link. 🙂

Maybe you’d like to answer these, too? 🙂

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1. What is the color of your toothbrush?

Blue green

2. Name someone who made you smile today.

My grand-daughter (I watched a video of her playing with her toys, and talking in a funny cowpoke accent)

3. What were you doing at 8am this morning?

Eating breakfast

4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago?

Reading blogs … and now it is later when I’m posting this … I was eating lunch

5. What is your favorite candy bar?

Can’t pick a favorite – I like all kinds if they include chocolate.  (Kit-Kat, Butterfinger, 3 Muskateers, Milky Way etc)

7. What is the last thing you said out loud?

Oooh that’s pretty! (my mister was watching a golf tournament on TV, and they showed some pretty waterfalls) … and now later right before lunch, I asked “Do you want to just scoop it out and heat it in the microwave?”

8. What is your favorite ice cream?

Vanilla

9. What was the last thing you had to drink?

Iced tea

10. Do you like your wallet?

It’s okay. I had to get a new one recently because my old one was falling apart. It was hard to find one I actually liked, though.

11. What was the last thing you ate?

Breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, jelly, & milk  … and later for lunch we had leftover Frito pie & a salad with avacado

12. Did you buy any new clothes this weekend?

No

13. The last sporting event you watched?

I don’t usually watch any sports

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?

Regular popcorn with butter

15. Who is the last person you sent a text messages to?

My daughter

16. Ever go camping?

No, I never have, and never want to

17. Do you take vitamins daily?

I take a calcium tablet every day

18. Do you go to church every Sunday?

No

19. Do you have a tan?

No, I try to avoid the sun

20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?

I would love some Chinese food, but we don’t have any good restaurants of that type here. We get a pizza now and again, though.

21. Do you drink your soda with a straw?

Yes, always

22. What did your last text say?

It was a joke sent to my daughter – “Why was the math teacher sad? – Because she had a lot of problems to solve” … and then later we texted about the rain they had over the weekend and the rain we had over the weekend and yesterday.

23. What are you doing tomorrow?

Same as I do every day – get up, get coffee, eat breakfast, then blogging (with a break for doing laundry or going to the store)

Lost #24 – have you seen it?

I think # 24 got lost in another dimension

25. Look to your left, what do you see?

The TV entertainment center/shelves

26. What color is your watch?

I haven’t worn a watch in years, but I have a bunch of them – all the batteries are run down

27. What do you think of when you hear Australia?

Koala bears & kangaroos

29. Do you go in a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?

We do both quite often

30. What is your favorite number?

My favorite number is 23 – my birthday is on that number and so is my wedding anniversary

31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?

My daughter and grand-daughter

32. Any plans today?

Just blogging

33. How many states have you lived in?

I’ve actually lived in 3 different states, TX, OK, & KS. I’ve been to a lot more, and also other countries

34. Biggest annoyance right now?

Nothing is annoying me right now

35. Last song listen to?

I listen to so many songs every day, I can’t remember. It was probably on the radio.

36. Can you say the alphabet backwards?

No, but maybe I could – just don’t want to

37. Do you have a maid service clean your house?

No

38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?

Flip flops made by Croc

39. Are you jealous of anyone right now?

No

40. Is anyone jealous of you?

I don’t imagine anyone would be

41. Do you love anyone?

Of course

42. Do any of your friends have children?

Yes

43. What do you usually do during the day?

Blogging

44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now?

No

45. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily?

No, I say ‘hey’

46. What color is your car?

blue pick up

Apparently #47 is missing, too. 

48. Are you thinking about someone right now?

Probably

49. Have you ever been to Six Flags?

Yes

50. How did you get your worst scar ?

Either chasing after ducks, or falling on a metal coffee can

What’s annoying YOU right now? And don’t say this survey 😉

Seeing that this question was already asked on # 34

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© 2019 BS

Share Your World

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/09/09/share-your-world-9-9-19/

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These are this week’s SYW questions from Melanie. To join in, just click the above link for instructions. Thanks, Melanie!

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The Questions:

What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery or came into a huge fortune? 

Which decade do you think had the best sense of style?

Would you rather be half your height or double your weight?

If you wanted to get away from everyone totally, where would you hide?


 

What do you do that you love? 

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My Answers:

  • Pay off all bills of ours and our daughters & their families, buy stuff I wanted or needed.
  • The hippie eras of the 60s and 70s, because that was my favorite.
  • Half my height, which would be strange.
  • In a haunted house, because that would be fun, and everyone else would be scared to be in there.
  • My usual things I do already, of writing, reading, creating art, and listening to music.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

High School Questions & Answers

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Here are some fun questions I saw from a friend on FB. I thought it would be fun to answer them here. If you’d like to answer them, too, feel free, and I’d enjoy reading your answers. 🙂

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Think about your SENIOR year in High School. The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be!

I graduated high school in 1969 from Estacado High School. Our logo/teams was the Matadors. Our school colors were blue and silver.

I went for two years here (first high school year was at Lubbock H.S).

Estacado was a brand new school, and all students got to vote on what the teams, colors, song, rings, were to be.

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1. Did you know your current significant other?

Yes, and later that year we got married. It will be 50 years for us come December.

2. Make and year of car?

I think it was a 1964, four door Ford Falcon, with a stick shift on the steering column. I put a couple of large yellow flower power stickers on the sides (to make it cool looking – haha)


3. What kind of job?

Part time office work for a manufacturing plant, of chicken and hog watering systems.


4. Where did you live?

At home with my parents & sister, and it’s the same city we live in now.


5. Were you popular?

Not especially, but I had a few friends, and we’d hang out together.


6. Were you in choir?

No, I was in orchestra, and played the violin


7. Ever get suspended from school?

No


8. If you could, would you go back?

No


9. Still talk to the person that you went to prom with?

Yes, we got married.


10. Did you skip school?

No


11. Go to all the football games?

I went to quite a few of the games, but not all.


12. Favorite subject?

English


13. Do you still have your yearbooks?

Yes


14. Did you follow the career path you planned?

I didn’t really have one…just office work, which I did for a few years.


15. Did you have a class ring?

Yes, I still have it. It’s silver with a clear blue stone, and embedded in the stone is the letter E (for Estacado High School)


16. Still close with your best friend?

Yes, but she lives in another town. We email and phone text, and she will be here next month.


17. Who was your favorite teacher?

Maybe Mrs. Parks? She was our office education teacher, where we learned shorthand, typing, and office procedures.


18. What was your style?

Style? Skirts, dresses, and penny loafers. Girls back then weren’t allowed to wear jeans to school (the year after I graduated, they were)


19. Favorite shoes?

Penny Loafers


21. Favorite music?

Rock music of all kinds


22. High school Hair?

Same as now, except I’d dyed it red…or black…I kept going back and forth with the color


23. What kind of cologne/perfume?

Ambush by Dana. I wore this all the time and wish I could still find it.


24. How old when graduated?

18


25. Did you play a sport?

No, never, and I hated gym or PE classes

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© 2019 BS

Fun Food Questions

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I just saw these over on Melanie’s blog, and they look like fun to answer. You can visit her at this link:

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/01/21/how-did-i-miss-these/#comment-16120

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The original post of these questions I believe were from Teresa, and her link is:

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/01/03/queen-of-questions-2019-3/

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Here are the questions:

 

  1. What is your favorite chocolate dessert?
  2. Where do you go first in the grocery store?
  3. You win three minutes of free shopping in the grocery store with an empty cart…what do you fill it with?
  4. What is your favorite fruit and how do you like to eat it?
  5. You go to a magic cafe where plates fill with whatever you request…what do you get?
  6. How do you like your fish?
  7. Do you eat jello (what is your favorite flavor)?
  8. What is the most, ahem, “adult” food you can think of?
  9. What food do you eat that might put you in the “old” age category?
  10. Mall food courts…yes, no, where do you eat?

Here are my answers:

1. My favorite chocolate dessert is anything made of chocolate…candy, pies, cakes, cookies – you know…Kit Kats, chocolate pie with meringue, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, and chocolate chip cookies.

2. We go to the left, when we go to the grocery store, past the bakery (where we don’t buy anything), and since I’m following the mister around, it’s the beer aisle first, then milk & eggs, and on around the store.

3. Three minutes of free shopping…I’d get all kinds of meats (they can be frozen), coffee & tea, canned goods, and cat food. Three minutes isn’t very long!

4. My favorite fruit is bananas. I peel it of course, then slice lengthwise all around, leaving the seeds behind (can’t eat seeds).

5. A magic cafe, huh? I’d get Mexican food, like tacos, enchiladas, re-fried beans, rice, guacamole, hot salsa and queso & tortilla chips.

6. How do I like my fish? Non existent …I don’t like fish, dead or alive. I occasionally will have blackened catfish though, because all the spices takes away the taste of the fish, but still can’t handle much of it, because ….fish…ugh!

7. I hardly ever eat jello, but I like lime, or orange

8. Adult type food? Steak?

9. Old age food? I guess anything bland and easy to chew.

10. Our mall food court is a joke…terrible, and I’d never eat anything from there. And, we never go to the mall, anyway.

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© 2019 BS