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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

 

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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:

f you had to sum up the whole human species in 3 words, what would those words be?

Where is the strangest place you’ve relieved yourself?  Obviously in an emergency situation.

What is the worst smelling place you’ve ever been?

How drunk is drunk enough?

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My answers:

  1. We will survive
  2. On the street by the courthouse – during the F-5 Tornado … I was already soaked from the rain. Or… in the grassy median between four lanes of cars whizzing (hah) by. Our car broke down and well, when you gotta go you gotta go. Or … at the grand opening of the first Wal-mart in our town – in the dressing room – in the trash can (well it was pouring down rain that day, so I could say the roof leaked – haha)
  3. In the vicinity of the litter box (at times)
  4. Any drunk is too drunk – not a fan of drunk

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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Here are this week’s questions from Melanie, and my answers. To join in just click the above link.

Thanks, Melanie! 🙂

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What makes you laugh?

Things that make me laugh are: my family, silly things I hear people say, misprint bloopers, odd headlines, cat antics

What’s the world coming to?  (Credit to Mel of Crushed Caramel…)

I don’t know, but it will keep on turning

In one sentence sum up the Internet.

The internet is a place to learn new things, make new acquaintances, and have fun with.

If over time you replace parts on a car, at what point does it stop being the same car you bought? How many parts do you need to replace to make it a new car?

At some point you need to stop replacing parts, and just get a whole new car.

Gratitude is an attitude.   Yea or nay?   Explain your viewpoint please!  

I think gratitude is an attitude, so my answer is yes. Some people most always look on the bright side no matter what happens, and others are just not happy with anything …and they enjoy being downers trying to bring everyone else down with them.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS


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Here are the new weekly questions for SYW! Thanks, Melanie! 🙂

QUESTIONS.   

(the last two are courtesy of Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith)
  1. Is it wrong to sell store-bought pastries at a bake sale?
  2. Have you ever interacted with the police?
  3. What will you remember most about this past year (this question will show up again, in late December, just FYI)
  4. Is it better to have fungus on your toes, your tongue, or your pizza?
  5. What is one slang word that makes your skin crawl?

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Is it wrong to sell store-bought pastries at a bake sale?

I don’t think it’s wrong. A bake sale is to raise money for some worthy cause, and people will donate a few dollars and take home something sweet to eat. It doesn’t matter if it came from a store, or is home made.

Have you ever interacted with the police?

Yes, we have a good friend who was a policeman (he’s retired now). We’ve known him since elementary school.

What will you remember most about this past year (this question will show up again, in late December, just FYI)

Probably that the year has passed by so fast.

Is it better to have fungus on your toes, your tongue, or your pizza?

I always want fungus on my pizza! 🙂

What is one slang word that makes your skin crawl?

I can’t stand to hear or see written/typed the word “Woot”. Ugh, it sounds and looks awful. Just say Yay, or Woo Hoo or something. There are a ton of adjectives to describe being happy and excited over something.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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Combining this older group of questions I never got posted, with this week’s set of questions from Melanie!

Follow the links to see more.

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  • Are you a Summer person?   A Winter person?   Or one of the other seasons suits you best?

I like the autumn or fall season best, because it’s not quite so hot, and the trees are changing colors, and Halloween is coming!

  • What is your favorite summer time clothing?   

I wear the same things all year round… Long sleeved tops of either sweater material or cotton, and stretchy black pants. For shoes – always flip flops, unless it snows, then I have crocs.

  • Do you find yourself eating out more during the summer?  Or making ‘cold food’ like salads and stuff you can heat in the microwave?

Pretty much we eat the same things all year, going to restaurants or cooking at home. Sometimes if the weather turns cold, we’ll make a stew.

  • Do you like watermelon?   What’s your favorite summertime treat?

I like watermelon, but never think to get any. It’s been over a year since I even thought about it. Summertime treat? I don’t get to have treats very often. (diabetic), so I eat some fruits every day, but it’s not a treat.

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What happens if you-stare at the mirror for too long in the dark?   (credit to Ursula of An Upturned Soul.  If you haven’t read Ursula’s blog, go over and just wade in and enjoy.   To me she’s fascinating and what she writes about is always worth the journey).

If you stare in the mirror for a long time in the dark, you call in the spirit of Bloody Mary!

Do you think you’re judgmental?  What tends to bring it out in you?  (Credit to Ashleyleia for this one)

No, I’m not usually judgmental. I’m the peace keeper, and try to see both sides of everything.

Do you work better with actual lists or with mental lists?  (Credit to Sadje of Keep it Alive)

I have to write down everything or I won’t usually remember it. I make lists and post-it notes all the time.

Would you go streaking across a football field during a game for a million dollars (insert your own country’s currency), knowing there’s a 50/50 chance you’ll get arrested for indecent exposure? (this one is mine.  Yeah, my mind wanders to some highly strange places sometimes).

Sure, why not? Except I wouldn’t be ‘streaking’ very fast, as I can’t run, and can only stumble step along.  If I did this people would only take one glance, then cover their eyes at the horror. Then when the authorities arrived, they’d be laughing so hard, I wouldn’t get in trouble, because I gave them something to laugh about. Now, where’s my million dollars?

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Gratitude/Thankful/Enriching

What has happened in your life that made you feel uplifted and happy, if only temporarily? 

I’m glad our air conditioner is working. It’s been hot out there.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

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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