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Share Your World – Holiday Q & A

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It’s time again for SYW questions from Melanie, and answers from me!

Join in, and also see other entries by clicking the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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The questions:

Do dogs ‘talk’ (communicate) with their own species?

Sure they do. I know when listening to the dogs in the neighborhood, one will start ‘barking/saying’ something, and others will chime in with their own thoughts about what’s happening. They communicate with us, too. Be still and quiet, open your mind to whatever message you get when you are with your dog (or cat). It’s strange, but true.


Have you ever had to work on Christmas Day?

No, I never had to work on Christmas Day, except here at home.

If someone gifts you something that you immediately loathe, do you pretend to really like it anyway or are you brutally honest about your opinion?

I thank the person for the gift. Why would you want to hurt someone’s feelings by disparaging a gift given with good intentions.

Which popular drink, found during the Christmas season most often, is called “milk punch?”

I’d say it is eggnog because it’s made with milk. I’ve read some others that say there is a difference, though.

How many ghosts show up during “A Christmas Carol?” 

I always thought there were three – past/present/future, but some say there were four. I never read that book, but I might have seen the movie long ago.

Are you all about the holly and jolly or more about remembering the alleged ‘true’ meaning of Christmas?    

I’d say I’m a little of both. I do like the fun and the decorations and gifts, but also remember why we are celebrating according to some religious traditions.

Please share a memory or thought about the holiday season if you’d like, whatever kind of celebration you may observe. 

Since I’ve already wrote quite a few Christmas Memory posts, which you can find elsewhere on here, and since it is past Christmas, I hope your holiday season was and is a good one.

Happy New Year! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

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

Join in this fun weekly challenge, and see other entries by clicking the above link. 🙂

Wishing everyone a wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving.

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What did you have for dinner last night?

We had a Mexican food TV dinner. It had two enchiladas, re-fried beans, and a coconut pudding.

Would you rather go out on a Saturday night or stay in?

We never go out at night, or ever really. I wouldn’t go out no matter which night it was.

How are you, truthfully?

Just fine.

What’s the best topping/ice cream combination?  If you don’t eat ice cream, what’s your favorite combination dessert?  (Example: pie and ice cream or pie and whipped cream – that sort of answer)

I don’t eat much deserts any more, but I do like a small fruit combo – with cut up apples, some sweet cherries, maybe a grape or two. Peanut butter and apples are really good together. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/11/11/share-your-world-11-11-19/

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Interesting questions from Melanie, and some answers from me. Join in the fun – click the above link for details. 🙂

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  1. Is copying and pasting images or information off the Internet plagiarism?   Do you credit those whose work you ‘borrow freely’ or do you think the idea is repugnant?   (Credit for this question goes to GC and Sue)

It depends. If you copy someone’s photo or words and claim them as your own – that is a definite theft. If it’s a logo or badge for a challenge heading I’m pretty sure that is allowed. I try to give credit when I use something, even if it says it’s free to use.

  1. Do you let sleeping dogs lie?

Two ways to look at this … if you want to avoid an argument, then yes, leave it alone. If it’s talking about a real puppy dog, well, most times leave it to it’s nap, but our dogs (when we had them) didn’t mind us giving them a hug when they were sleeping.

  1. What’s the strangest pet name (for adults) that you’ve ever heard someone called?

Most all pet names are silly. Some are endearing, and loving, while others are downright insulting. One I know someone used to use was ‘Dummy’, and they meant it just like that.

  1. Do you like to dance?   If yes, what’s your favorite and if no, why not?

I’ve danced a little bit, but mostly in the living room. We used to go to a dance now and again. I wasn’t good at it, and never really liked it.

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Also posted for NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 14

Sharing the links to participants in the challenge, too.

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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:

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!

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/07/08/share-your-world-7-8-19/

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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