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Friendly Fill-Ins

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The questions:

1. Black Friday _________________________________.
2. A pet peeve of mine at this time of year is ___________________________.
3. ‘Tis the season for _________.
4. I never jumped on the _________ bandwagon.
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My answers:
  1. Black Friday is a shopping day I don’t participate in. We don’t have the hysteria in our city like I’ve seen in some cities in the news, but I won’t be going shopping except to maybe the grocery store today.
  2. A pet peeve of mine at the time of years is that my favorite oldies music radio station has gone to all Christmas music all the time. A little bit is okay, but not a whole month’s worth, continually. I miss my oldies music.
  3. ‘Tis the season for hoping we don’t get snow. I don’t like cold weather at all, and snow is pretty, but I want none of it.
  4. I never jumped on the ‘must see’ or ‘must read’ movies and books idea. Just because someone says it’s the best, doesn’t mean Ihave to see or read them. I don’t make a decision based on someone else’s opinion of these. If I’m interested, I’ll watch a movie or TV show, or read a certain book, but not because someone recommended it as a ‘must’.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Share Your World

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Are you an Early to bed, early to rise person, a night owl and day sleeper/dozer, or an ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’ person?   

I go to sleep in the recliner about 10:30 p.m., while reading, then about 4 hours later I go to bed. Then I’m up between 5 and 6 in the morning. I don’t know what that would be as to the question. If being a morning person means you’re wide awake, chipper, and talkative, then I’m definitely not.

What are some misconceptions about your hobby, should you have a hobby?

Is taking pictures with my phone a hobby? I’ve been asked why I take so many, and why they are of just ordinary or odd things most times. Well, why not? It’s fun, and I use them for the photo challenges. There’s no rules about photos having to be only formal, posed, or picture book perfect.

A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?   

I answered this already on my 20 Odd Questions post. I’ll think of some other reason a penguin is here, with a sombrero on…okay, here’s why…

The penguin is the local pest exterminator. He dances around stomping on bugs while singing this song over and over. If that’s not enough to make the bugs go away, then I don’t know what is. But, I really like this song, so I dance around with the penguin, and it’s a party!

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“MMMBop”, by Hanson, was released as a single from the album, “Middle of Nowhere”, in 1997. It was written by, Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson,and Zac Hanson, and is on the Mercury – Polygram label.

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Aliens have landed…do they come in peace?

Yes. They are already here living alongside us. Do you see any mass chaos, or anything? Do you even notice them? They notice you, and are taking notes.

What are you really, incredibly thankful for this week?

I’m glad we don’t have any snow. It’s been cold in the mornings, but nice seasonal temps in the afternoons, around the 50s to 60s. I’m glad the geese made it back here after their long journey. When thousands take to the air it is a sight to see. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS


Share Your World

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QUESTIONS:

 

What’s the most ironic thing you’ve ever witnessed?

I don’t really understand irony, so can’t comment on this.

Or, is it like I told my daughter it wasn’t snowing here this morning, then I looked out the window, and there were snowflakes falling. Not many, but still. haha


 

 

Let’s talk turkey.  Pro or con?   If pro, which part do you enjoy most?  Is it for Thanksgiving (American Style any way) only?

I don’t much like turkey any time of year. I’ll eat a little of the white meat, but never the dark meat. Sometimes we have it for Thanksgiving, but hardly ever for Christmas. We like to do things different on these holidays, by having roast beef, or a chili cook-off contest, and even a bar-be-que. Sometimes we just have snack type foods.


 

If you’d like, share one thing you wish you’d said to someone else, but now you’ll never have the chance.

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What odd smell do you really enjoy?

I don’t know if these are odd?

Gasoline, Diesel, Naptha, Oil Wells

Onions & Onions frying

Cilantro


 

Thankful November….share a story or time when someone did something really great for you.  Alternatively,  share your gratitude moments during this past week.

Sorry, I don’t like these kind of questions. I’m grateful every day for family, pets, home.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS


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Here’s something fun to do.  It’s a list of things you add 3 things to, and comes from Rory, at aguycalledbloke. Check it out at the link.:)

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Name Three Things

 

You can dunk in tea or coffee?

spoon, sugar, donuts

You can enjoy at a carnival?

food, rides, games

You can’t enjoy when it’s windy?

a nice hair-do, a bon-fire, a bounce house

Your body can’t do?

run, look down very far, look up very far (makes me dizzy)

You don’t learn at school?

good manners (you should first learn at home), fishing, meditation

You can put onto a pizza?

cheese, mushrooms, onions

You can eat with?

fingers, forks, spoons

You don’t suggest you do at home blindfolded?

use an electric saw, hammer a nail, pick fleas off a dog

That are important to you?

family, pets, home

That you love to do at the beach?

look at the waves, find seashells, take photos

That you do in the morning?

get up, feed cats, make coffee

That you every time you log in to your blog?

look at number of views, get a new post ready, read comments

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Share Your World

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Here are the interesting questions for SYW this week, brought to us by Melanie. They are always fun, always interesting, and always gives something to think about. Thanks, for hosting, Melanie!

If you’d like to join in, just follow the link above to find out details.

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QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK:

 

 

Is there one post on your site that is really special to you?  (credit for this one goes to CrushedCaramel )

I like all my posts, but there is a some that I’m especially happy with. This is my fan fiction story, “Two Souls: Into the Fire” series. The reason I like this is because it’s the longest story I’ve ever written, and I stuck with it until it was finished. Not to brag too much, but I think it’s a great story! Here’s the first one – https://wp.me/p3RE1e-5dN – The rest can be found by using the sidebar categories.


How Do You Deal With Negative People?  (Athling2001 gets credit for this one)

Everyone has negative thoughts sometimes, but those people who are always complaining, or trying to argue, or never seem to be happy with anything at all, soon become a big bore to me. I try to avoid them.


What Is The First Thing You Think Of When You Wake In The Morning?

First thing is to look at the clock to see what time it is. I don’t use an alarm, but after so many years with the same routine, I wake about the same time every day.


Would You Rather Be Able To Talk With The Animals Or Speak All Foreign Languages?

That would be definitely be able to talk to any animal, and to actually hear what they say. I do talk to animals all the time, and some answer me, but in their language. I pretty much can read their body language, movements, and sounds to know how they are feeling, or what they are wanting, but it would be neat to hear it in my own language.


November is a month in which many people give thanks.  America (and other countries) celebrate an actual Thanksgiving Day. For example, Canada celebrates this in October.

This month the gratitude question will address your life and what things you’ve received or done, that have brought you joy and sometimes relief perhaps.

What small thing happened today (or in the past few days) that you were grateful for? 

Today I went to lunch with my daughter and grand-daughter, and then shopping. We always have a great time talking, being silly, and laughing a lot.

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~also posted for NanoPoblano2018~

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS


Share Your World – Halloween Edition

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It’s Monday, and time again for some new SYW questions from Melanie, and answers from me! Click the above link to find out how to join in this fun, weekly challenge. 🙂

Halloween is this week – Wednesday – so it’s appropriate that today’s SYW Questions have a Halloween-y ‘flavor’.

There are more questions than usual…so please choose the ones you’d like to answer; answer ALL of them if you’d like, or leave a comment saying that you prefer ‘normal’ questions.   Thanks!   🙂

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Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building.

A fish. It’s highly unlikely I’d run into a fish in the forest or in an abandoned building, but I have a fish phobia, and probably any fish in the area would somehow know this, and come find me, and swim through the air to get me! Shudder…my worst nightmare!

Share the creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone.

Too many to list, starting with my grandma’s haunted house. But when I was alone? Probably our mirror levitating all by itself, and crashing to the floor. Here’s the true story of what happened! https://wp.me/p3RE1e-3WE

What would you like your last words to be?

See ya later! That’s what I do say to all people and pets when they pass over. I’m sure we’ll see each other again someday in spirit form.

Do you believe in any ‘mythical’ monsters like chupacabras or shadow people?

Yes, most of them.

How long do you think you would last in a horror movie?

Maybe a long time, because I’ve seen so many of them, and can spot the pitfalls. Most horror film characters are less than smart, so they get done away with pretty quick.

Are you afraid of or find clowns creepy?

I don’t like them. I know they are just people in costume, but to me they are creepy. I had a trauma with one rodeo clown when I was little, and haven’t liked them ever since.

In the zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice?

My smart phone. There’s probably an app for getting rid of the Zombies, so I’d use it.

Have you ever had your tarot cards read?

No, but I do have a deck of tarot cards that a friend gave me.

Anyone know the reason behind putting candles in jack-o-lanterns?

To light the way, and to repel evil spirits.

Do you think putting special emphasis on certain holidays – like Halloween is ‘spooky’ for example — is a good idea or just more mindless entertainment for the masses? 

Celebrating the holidays in whichever way you want, is just plain fun. Mindless or not, we all need to take a break from dreary ordinary days sometimes…just for fun.

Share a positive thought or message or something that’s inspired you this week.

Peace begins with a smile. - Mother Teresa

 

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Sunshine Blogger Award

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I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Teresa, of the Haunted Wordsmith. She can be found blogging at the link below. Thanks, Teresa!

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/10/24/sunshine-blogger-award-x2/comment-page-1/#comment-5271

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Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to them.
• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
• Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

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Here are the questions I was asked to answer:

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Paper or Plastic?

I prefer paper bags because plastic ones don’t degrade. Also, when the wind blows plastic bags sail through the air and get caught in tree branches, which looks awful.

Drive thru/Take Away, Eat-in, or Delivery?

We do the first two quite often. We haven’t had any food delivered to the house in years.

Favorite Pizza Toppings?

Cheese, mushroom, and onion. Sometimes pepperoni.

Ice cream, Frozen yogurt, or Frozen custard?

All of these are good, but I can’t have them any more.

Favorite Hamburger toppings?

Cheese, lettuce, onions, mustard. Maybe a pickle on the side, but not always.

Coffee, Tea, or Soda?

Coffee in the morning and afternoon. Iced tea the rest of the time. Soda not any more.

Favorite snack food?

Right now it’s peanut butter & crackers. If I could have them now, I’d pick anything sweet.

Sunny, cloudy, or overcast?

Cloudy and stormy with thunder and lightning.

If you could order anything from the machine in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, what would you order? (It’s a machine that drops food from the sky).

If the food came down splattering on the ground, I wouldn’t want it. If it came down nice and easy, in a dish, then Mexican food combination plate.

Alien, Predator, or Human Villain? Which would you rather face?

Aliens, because they are my people.

What do you want from the Great Pumpkin this year?

Peace

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Thanks again, Teresa, for the nomination!

However, I will leave an open invitation to all who would like to participate. It’s a fun way to get to know other bloggers! 🙂

Here’s a few questions to get you started, and/or you can answer the same ones Teresa suggested, too.

  1. Dogs/cats/both/other?
  2. Favorite holiday? Why?
  3. A fun or funny word you like to use.
  4. Writing in pen or pencil, or would you rather type?
  5. Tell about a strange/weird experience you’ve had.
  6. Do you do any crafts?
  7. What tip would you give to new bloggers?
  8. What special talent do you have?
  9. Fabric ribbons or plastic bows on gifts, which do you like better?
  10. Favorite school subject?
  11. Just for fun question… Who ya gonna call?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS


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Time again for new questions from Melanie for SYW, and answers from me!

Find out how to join in the fun…click the link above!

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Name two books that have influenced you and share how.  (Credit for this question goes to Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith.   She asked for TEN books, in her challenge, so the SYW folks got off a bit easy..) 

I read so many books of all kinds, it’s super hard to pick just 2, and I don’t know how much any one of them would have influenced me other than I liked it or not. Except for this one. I write my fan fiction story, “Two Souls: Into the Fire”, based on this novel, so you could say it motivated me to continue the story in my own way.


In your opinion, where is the line between art and not art? 

Hmmm…hard to say, as anyone can create something and call it art. Whether it is just for your own enjoyment, or for a world wide audience, it’s still art. Some things I’ve seen I might not like it, but other people would. It’s all a matter of perception.


Trivia for Halloween:   What item is banned only during Halloween from 12am October 31st to 12pm November 1st in Hollywood California?   (I know the answer, but I do not have any idea WHY)..c’mon…hazard a guess!  

Registered sex offenders are banned from taking part in Halloween activities during this time in our city, so maybe that’s the same in California?

***note***someone already guessed the answer and it wasn’t my guess, but I’m leaving mine, because it’s pretty important, in my opinion.


What is something that really annoys you but doesn’t bother most people? 

Too much noise in a restaurant. Sometimes there are so many people in there talking, that it just becomes a dull roar. It’s a bother to my ears, and I can’t enjoy my meal. Music playing is just fine, though.


Instead of our usual gratitude question, I’m posing this one for this week:

What or who in your life brings you the most joy?

The usual, family and pets.

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Wishing y’all a happy and interesting week! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

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Here are the latest questions from Melanie for SYW. Thanks!

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What’s the biggest screw up in the kitchen that you were responsible for?

Setting the oven/kitchen on fire while cooking cinnamon toast in the broiler, having to call the fire department,  having to get the stove replaced because it was totally toasted, and getting a write up in the Stars & Stripes newspaper about it.

 


What, in your opinion, makes people believe absurd conspiracy theories?

I don’t know why other people believe these crazy stories/rumors, but I just like hearing about them, and speculating about how much (if any) truth there is in them.


In 40 years what will people be nostalgic for?

The age they were 40 years ago.


Is a hot dog a sandwich?  

Yes and no. A hot dog is a hot dog, and a sandwich is a sandwich, but they are pretty much the same thing. It’s just what you put in the middle of some bread, that you call it one thing or the other. A sandwich can have any kind of ingredients, but a hot dog…well, we know there will be a weenie involved, for sure.  🙂


And finally:

 

What wonderful thing happened to you this week that you’d like to share?  It can be a gratitude moment or something that just made you feel very happy at the time or made you laugh.

Anything my grand kids say makes me happy and it’s usually something funny that I can laugh about and be amazed at their way of thinking.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS


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The Questions This Week: 

Do you prefer Apple (‘I’ products) or Android for your technology ‘fix’?   

I suppose Apple, as I’ve never used an Android anything, although I wouldn’t mind having Data, from Star Trek, around.

What’s something on your personal bucket list? 

I don’t have a bucket list. Oh, well…maybe winning the lottery!

What would you name your boat if you had one?   The Unsinkable 3? The Please Don’t Sink? Your choice! Also, what would it look like? Do you want a motor yacht, a sailboat, or perhaps a dinghy?

I wouldn’t want a boat of any kind. That would mean I’d have to be on some kind of water, …with fish in the water…absolutely not! But, if I had a cool, old pirate ship, I could park it in the back yard, and have it for an extra house. I could call it ‘Dry Dock Inn’, or ‘Patio Pirate’.

Or maybe a space ship ufo house! I could call this one ‘Out of this World’.

(these two photos found on Pixabay)

Ship Boat Pirate Buccaneer Corsair Transpo Ufo House Kunststoffhaus Live Ufo Ufo Ufo

Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life? 

Debbie Downer of Saturday Night Live.

And finally: 

What brought gratitude, a smile or laughter to your life this week?

Lots of rain, some thunder & lightning! I love rainy, stormy days & nights!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS