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Time for another SYW post, with questions from Melanie, and answers from me!

To join in, and see other entries, just click the link above. It’s fun! 🙂

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What do fish do all day?   What thoughts do you think they have?  (Credit to the awesome Teresa and her Fibbin’ Fridays for this one)

Oh, this is a good question for me. I hate fish!

All fish probably know this fact, and swim around wherever they are – fish bowl, aquarium, lake, pond, ocean – and they plot how to Get Me!

They plan all their ugly faces to make at me, they plan how to stare at me with their beady eyes, and they plan how to Rise Up from their watery domains, in a group, and swim through the air coming straight for me! Ugh-Ugh-Ugh! Shudder & Scream! Die!

What celebrity would you have as a SPOUSE, if you HAD to choose?

None! But if I had to choose … and I’m not really giving this much thought, because I don’t follow celebrities much, but let’s say… Matthew McConaughey – seems like a cool dude.

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever broken?

Expensive thing broken…hmmm…can’t really think of anything more than a glass or cup or bowl or plate that I dropped on the floor.

When was the last time you slept more than 9 hours in a stretch?  Why?

I don’t think I’ve ever slept even 9 hours at a time…ever! Even when I was a kid I didn’t need much sleep. Then, and now, no more than 5 or 6 hours. I’ve always been the first one up in the mornings, and the last to go to bed at night. Suits me just fine.


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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

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Here are the new questions from Melanie for SYW. Thanks so much!

To join in, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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Is it better to suspect something (bad or hurtful) and not know or to have your worst fears confirmed by sure knowledge?

Better to know the answer to whatever it is, than waste time suspecting and worrying about it. Just tell me and get it over with.

 

 

What makes you laugh aloud?   Crack up?   Laugh until your sides split?   When was the last time you had a great big belly laugh?

Listening to what my grand-kids say about things. They are so sure about their opinions, which may be right, but the way they say it is so funny.

 

 

Do you suppose Noah had woodpeckers in the ark?  If he did, where did he keep them?   Apologies to the Darwinians in the crowd…this is merely for fun, okay?

Yep, if he didn’t we wouldn’t have woodpeckers in the world today. They just flew around in the ark, mingling with all the other animals. All creatures were well behaved in those days, and caused no trouble. (heh heh)

 

 

Why is “Charlie” short for “Charles when they are the same number of letters?

Because it is a cute name for a little kid, and then when he gets older, he can then use the grown-up version of his name.

 

 

Thankful, Joyful, Grateful

What  happened in your world this past week that made you feel thankful, joyful or grateful?

That we had a huge storm last night, but no windows were broken out by the hail.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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  1. What social stigma does society need to get over already?

All of them, and the list is long.

What was the last photo you took?

The last photo on my phone was of the red rose from my neighbor’s rose bush. The one before that was of my mother’s day gift from my daughter & family…2 books (‘Vampire Haiku’, and ‘How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You’), and the cute cards they sent.

  1. When was the last time you snooped and found something or found out something you wish you hadn’t?

I’m always snooping around. I don’t know that I found anything I wished I hadn’t found. Just interesting stuff. Mostly my own stuff, like in my closets or drawers that I forgot I had.

  1. What’s the most comfortable bed or chair you’ve ever slept in?

I can almost never get comfortable, but if I sit in a recliner chair, I’ll probably go to sleep. We had a waterbed for a long time. That was probably the most comfortable.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS


 

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  1. Do you believe in soul mates? If so, do you think there is only one person meant to share that bond with you, out there in the world?  (credit to Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove)

Only in fiction. You meet someone, fall in love, and that’s great. If it was meant to be, it was meant to be, but you shouldn’t hold out for finding some person you may never meet, just in case. Enjoy your time with your loved one now.

 

  1. Ice cream cone, shake or other ice cream concoction?

I’m not much for ice cream, but yeah, I’ll eat it. I’d rather have a vanilla milkshake.

 

  1. What would be the hat to end all hats? What could you wear on your head that would make people stop what they are doing and stare in awe and amazement?

A kitty cat. A real cat that would sit on your head like a hat. You and your cat would be the talk of the town, and rake in tons of compliments. =^..^= meow!

 

  1. What would be the worst “buy one get one free” sale of all time?

Well, lots of stuff…fish for one, but I’d never buy one in the first place. I don’t like fish in a bowl, I don’t like them in a lake, I don’t like them cooked or on a plate … I don’t like fish anywhere … I don’t like  fish … hate hate hate.

 

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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Here’s the questions from last week and the questions from today 4/29/19.

Melanie has been so kind to provide us with these prompts every week. Join in and see other entries by clicking the links below. Thanks, Melanie! 🙂

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  1. If you could interview anyone from your life living or dead, but not a celebrity, who would it be and why?

I’d like to interview both sets of grand-parents to hear more of their stories of the days of their lives. I’d ask more questions, and write down what they say. I never even thought about doing that when they were here.

 

  1. As a child, did you have a nickname?  Did you carry that with you throughout life or was it only in childhood that you used it?

I didn’t really have a nick name when I was a kid. Later on, one friend would shorten my name to Barb, and lots of us would think up cool names to call ourselves, especially when writing notes to each other. Mine were Chelsea, and Hullaballoo. haha!

 

  1. Give us three words that describe you:

Peace – Love – Groovy

 

  1. Sneaking into a second movie at the theater (if you go to a movie house)?  Is that wrong or just harmless ‘fun’?

I’ve never even thought about sneaking into a second movie viewing. I was already grown up when they made movie theaters with more than one screen, and by then I wouldn’t have wanted to, anyway. After one movie, I’d be ready to go home.

 

  1. If you had a time machine would you go back to the past or forward into the future?  Why?

My blog is my time machine. I travel all the time to the past in words and photos, and to the future with some of my writing. It’s fun!

 

  1. Was the last thing you read digital or print?

I read blogs all day on my computer. Then, I read an actual printed book during meals, and at bedtime. So, blogs, and the book I’m re-reading now is “Morning Glory” by Gloria Hawker … about her UFO experiences.

 

  1. Are you more an extrovert or introvert?

Introvert, for all the descriptions there are of that. I’m okay with peopling for a little bit, but after awhile, I have to be by myself.

 

  1. How is your life different from what you imagined as a younger person?

No different. I always dreamed of writing and reading all day, because I love to. For awhile jobs and school took up a lot of time, but now, that is what I can do all day – write and read. 🙂

 

  1. Do you think about dying?   Does death scare you?  Why or why not?

Sometimes, but try not to dwell on it. I don’t want anything horrendous or tragic to end it all, but it will be nice to see all those people and animals that have gone before me, again, which I believe I will. Maybe I’ll be an actual ghost, and stay around awhile longer …who knows?

 

GRATITUDE:

I found this interesting challenge and did it myself.  I’m offering these questions as a gratitude challenge for those who care to do it.    You can answer in text or photo. 

A photo of someone that makes me happy: Cricket! ❤

(courtesy of https://ididnthavemyglasseson.com/2019/04/20/find-something/)

Additional Gratitude Bonus Question:  Who has been the kindest to you in your life?

 

My family has been the kindest to me in my life.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

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We have new questions to answer from Melanie!

Share Your World happens every week, so why not join in with your opinions? It’s fun and interesting!

Thanks so  much for hosting SYW, Melanie! 🙂

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Q & A

  1. Guns?   Are you pro or con?  Explain your point of view.

Both pro and con. I don’t want bad people to have them, but think a person should have one for protection in their own home. Also, here in TX we have the open carry and concealed carry gun laws, but you have to have the correct training and licenses.

  1. How would your country change if everyone, regardless of age, could vote?

It would turn into a mess. Probably, if there became a call in vote, it would be like those silly people voting on the singing contests on TV. But really, I don’t think voting counts for anything. It’s just window-dressing to appease the population, who think their vote will have any effect.  Whatever the elite has pre-decided, will be who will win.

  1. What’s your cure for hiccups?

Drink some water…they’ll go away in a little bit.

  1. What’s the coldest you’ve ever been?

When I’m sick and having chills. The heater can be on, and I have wrapped up good, but I’m still freezing.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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Here are this week’s questions from Melanie. Thanks so much!

Click the above link to find out how to join in, and to see other entries. 🙂

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Q & A

  1. What does a successful relationship look like to you?

One where the parties involved are respectful of the other one/ones. You can have different opinions about things, but try not to bludgeon the other one by always insisting yours is the only right opinion. Keeping a sense of humor is always important, too.

  1. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?

Pet whispering. I’ve always been in tune with animals, and at times think I can even read their minds…or at least their signals of body language. So, yeah…I’d be the winner at pet whispering.

  1. What do you wish you knew more about?

Conspiracy theories. I always want to know more, such as if there’s really any truth to whatever it is, how those supposed experts know what they’re talking about, how did the rumor or conspiracy get started, and on and on…I want to know more.

  1. What is better in your opinion – asking for forgiveness or permission?

Asking for permission would be my first action. Then, I might go ahead with my plans anyway, asking forgiveness if it all turned out bad.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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Time again for questions from Melanie for Share Your World. Thanks so much for hosting this fun weekly challenge, Melanie!

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Why is it called “beauty sleep” when one wakes up looking like a troll??

Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?

Why do most cars have speedometers that go up to at least 130 when you legally can’t go that fast on any road?

Did they purposely make dyslexia hard to spell?

(Rather naughty):  If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

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What are some things that are okay to do occasionally but definitely not okay to do every day?

Go to an amusement park?

What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn?

Maybe a Halloween costume? But, I wasn’t embarrassed to wear any of them, because it was fun.

Oh…here’s one from when I was a kid in elementary school. I had a dress I couldn’t stand, but my mom made me wear it anyway, even if it did embarrass me. It had these things on the shoulders that I though made me look like a hefty football player.

Another dress I had that I didn’t like had a blue tie in the front…I thought it made people think I was a boy wearing a tie. Ugh! So…I ripped it so bad that I didn’t have to wear it again.

In your opinion, what’s the best type of cheese?

Queso! This is a melted cheese dip you eat with crispy tortilla chips.

What are some fun ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”?

“It’s going” … “Fair to middling” … “Fine as frog hair” …


Miscellaneous:

Have you ever sent a text message to the wrong person?   Details please.

Yes. The only people I ever text to is my two daughters. On the phone I sometimes pull up the other one than the one the text is for. Example, just the other day I sent a fun joke to one, but the other one got the text. They both liked it, though. 🙂

I’ve also gotten texts from people I don’t know! I got invited to a party in another state one time. It had the time and address on the text. I did text them back, saying sorry, I can’t make the party, as you texted the wrong person! haha 🙂

If you could make a rule for a day, and everyone had to follow it, what would it be?

I’d make everyone sing their words all day, like in a musical.

You are about to get in a fight, what song comes on your mind soundtrack?

I’d never get into a fight, but how about “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.

Since the Tiger is my Spirit Animal, I like the title and the lyrics of this song, and I’m sure my Tiger would help me in any fight.

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“Eye of the Tiger”, by Survivor, was released from their albums, “Eye of the Tiger”, and “Rocky III”, in 1982. It was written by Jrankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik.


Share a joke, if you know a good one!

Knock Knock

Who’s there?

Rice

Rice who?

Rice and shine, sleepy head! 🙂

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Say this out loud:

I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS


 

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What is the best pick me up that you know of?  To shake you out of the blues?

Listening to music, and listening to the funny things my grand-daughter & grand-son say. They make me laugh all the time.


 

 

What would be the title of your memoir?

Ghost Stories. That’s because my online name is Ghost, and I write stories. Also, I have true ghost stories that have happened, that I write about.


 

 

Where do you like to go when you eat out?

Any Mexican restaurant…my favorite kind of food. Here we have a couple of favorite ones…Abuelo’s, which is fairly fancy, but still affordable. It has beautiful decorations. I wouldn’t mind living in that place, it’s so neat looking. It has stone floors, arches, murals on the walls, statues, a pretty fountain. The food is really good, too.

The other place is called Garcia’s. It is not as fancy, but the food is good there, too. They have some cool decorations, too, but not as many as the other place.

 


 

 

Do you believe in luck?

Yes and no. Sometimes things happen and you wonder why. At times you blame something on ‘bad luck’, but when good things happen you say you were lucky, or have ‘good luck.


 

 

Gratitude Question:

Aside from necessities, what is one thing you couldn’t go a day without?

Aside from family, pets, food, shelter, air and water…let’s see…it could be reading & writing…I do this every day, and have ever since I could remember. Whether it’s writing with pen & paper, or typing on the computer, it’s a must for me. Same for reading…I’ll read actual books, of course, but I read about anything that is printed. I’ll read labels, signs, ingredients, just whatever it is, I will read it.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS


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I’m combining these past few SYW Q & A because I’m behind and  always late anyway. 🙂

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/03/04/share-your-world-3-4-19/

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/03/11/syw-3-11-19/

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/03/18/share-your-world-3-18-19/

Here are the questions from this week and the past weeks. from Melanie! If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details. It’s fun! 🙂

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What’s the first thing you notice about a person?

I notice what they are wearing and if they are smiling.

What three habits do you feel would improve someone’s life?

I don’t go around correcting or making suggestions about other people’s habits.

What takes up too much of your time?   Would you stop that if you could?

Writing blog posts, and reading other’s blog posts. I wouldn’t stop, because I like doing this every day.

Cookies (biscuits to those elsewhere), pastries, pie or cake?   If not, what does your sweet tooth crave?

All the above sweets, and candy! Any kind, any flavor, any way the sweets are presented, I want them all.

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If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  If you don’t think Heaven nor God exists, you might want answer by saying something outrageous, just for fun!

Welcome! Your family and pets are right here waiting for you.

 

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

The death of your child.

 

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

The song on the radio that I’m singing along to.

 

How would you rate your memory? 

Good, with a few glitches here and there.

 

 

And lastly:

 

What’s one song that always cheers you up, no matter how blue you’re feeling?

Too many to name them all. I love all kinds of music. But here’s one I can’t help singing along to, and trying to dance to.

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Do You Have Any Guilty Pleasures?

I don’t think so, because if do something I’m pretty much enjoying whatever it is, so why feel guilty?

 

What Is The Worst Pick Up Line You Ever Heard?  

For fun… ‘that’s a nice pick-up truck you have’, about our Big Blue Dodge Ram Pick-up Truck.

            For the guys: What’s The Worst Pick Up Line You’ve Used?

What Slang Or Trend Makes You Feel Old?

?? Maybe some of the words kids use today that seems to be in some kind of code I don’t know what it means. But if I want to know, I can ask, or look up something I’ve heard.

Oh and some TV shows that are aimed at the younger set and are supposed to be funny…I don’t get it…they are not funny at all to me.

What Do You Consider The Most Over-rated Song?

That one from the movie ‘Ghost’, by the Rightcheous  Bros. “Unchained Melody”.

Instead of a Tender Mercies question, here’s a philosophical one instead:

You Find A Book And Begin To Read Only To Discover That It Is Your Life. You Get To The Point That You Are At Now, Do You Turn The Page Knowing That You Will Not Be Able To Change The Events To Come?

Probably not. I’m not one that usually reads ahead in a book.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS