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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


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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 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


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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

 

 

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Time again for SYW, with interesting questions from Melanie, and answers from me! Find out how to join in the fun, and see other entries, by just clicking the above link.

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Questions:

What’s your go-to for unwinding after a stressful event or day?   Can be someone or something – music, pets, family or whatever you choose.

I’d say I don’t have many stressful days, as I do whatever I want every day, but if I’ve been out and about doing things, seeing people, and all that, then I can’t wait to get back home to my computer. I do my blogs, read other blogs, play games, and that is relaxing. Also, I like to do coloring, and reading a lot of books.

The plane you’re flying in is going to crash, no survivors.  If you had one song you could listen to before it happens, what would it be?  (credit to NewEpicAuthor for this one).  Please share the link to the song if you can.

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What a disturbing question! Let’s hope it never happens! In the SYW world anything can happen, so let’s say at the last minute, a lucky turn of events comes about, and the plane does not crash, and everyone survives!

Anyway, there are so many good songs, and different directions to go on this question, and I could keep finding songs all day. This song, though, is one I really like, and I actually went to see the movie more than once, and even bought the DVD and watched it a bunch more times. I never get tired of listening to this song, and have put it on repeat many times.

So, if we’re going down…I’ll be rocking out to this one! Just go ahead and ‘Bring It’! \m/

“Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)” by Cobra Starship, was released in 2006. It was written by Gabe Saporta, Travie McCoy, Sam Hollander, & Dave Katz, and is on the New Line, Decaydance, & Fueled by Ramen labels. It was used in the movie, “Snakes on a Plane”.

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What is one thing you’re really, really good at and not ashamed to admit it?  I worded that deliberately because aren’t we taught to be humble and not pushy about our achievements?  Celebrate your ability!

Untying knots. I’ve told this before, and yes, I’m very good at untangling chains, knots, strings, and anything like that. People even in school would bring me their tangled up stuff, and want me to straighten it out for them. Somehow it just happens…I can see how it’s tangled, and unravel it in no time at all.

Would you rather lose all of your money and valuables or all of the pictures you have ever taken?

Well, I don’t have much money or even any valuables to lose, so whatever…but photos, the ones saved on the computer or phone, and the actual old photographs…it would be horrible if those were lost.

And lastly

What were you grateful for or something that made you smile during the past month?

The whole month I have to remember? I can barely remember what I did yesterday! I’d go with the usual, family, pets, rain, sunshine, food to eat (even if we can’t make up our minds what we want to eat), and a place to live.

Okay, something that made me laugh yesterday was this…we went out for lunch, and I was ordering iced tea with no sugar (unsweetened). As usual I get my words all mixed up when I talk (this is normal for me) and I told the lady I wanted tea with no sweetening. Well, that got me laughing, and also the lady. The mister just shook his head. haha 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

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Time for another set of questions from Melanie. Join in the fun…click the above link to find out details.

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The Questions:

What Is Your Favorite Beverage?  (for those who really dislike “favorite” questions, hey, time to time, one just pops in and will not be denied).

What Is Your Interpretation of ‘The Golden Rule”?  Are there ramifications to breaking it?

Sunrise person or sunset person?  

Do people in modern society anthropomorphize animals too much? 

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What Were You Grateful For During the Past Week?   

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My answers:

My favorite beverage would be milk, iced tea, and coffee with cream.

The Golden Rule, as I understand it, is to treat other people with kindness, and respect, just as you’d want to be treated. If you are mean, rude, and treat others badly, you only hurt yourself by losing the kindness and respect and friendship from those you dismissed as not worthy of your care. It’s a double edged sword…karma…what you’ve done to others will come back to you ten fold.

I’m up very early in the mornings, so I get to enjoy all the sunrises. Then, in the evenings, I get to enjoy the sunsets, which are awesome here. So, I’d say I’m both… a sunrise & sunset fan.

There can never be too much anthropomorphizing (is that a word?) of animals. People have been doing this for ages, and even more so now, with all the cute animal memes. I love it!

Grateful and happy with my family, my cat, the other kitties, birds at the feeder, sunshine, any rain we had, geese flying over, books to read, food to eat, computer fixed, and interactions/comments from all of you!

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© 2018 Bs

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It’s time for another SYW! Want to join in the fun? Just click the above link to find out details.

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Questions:

Are You A Better Listener or Speaker?

If You Were Asked To Design A Warning Label That Would Be Tattooed On Your Skin, What Would It Say? 

(Credit for this question goes to a blogger I’ve just started following.  You can read more about her by clicking here. )

What Are You Passionate About?

If You Could Change One Thing About Your World, What Would It Be?

And Finally:

What Gave You A Reason To Smile This Past Week?   

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My answers:

I’m a much better listener than a speaker. I’m always interested in what someone has to say. But, when I talk, I get all flustered, and mess up what I’m saying, and getting to the point takes awhile.

Warning label? Watch out here she comes. That’s because I’m always bumping into people and things, making things fall down, even myself, and dropping things.

Passionate about? I don’t know about that, but things I really like are writing, reading, art, music, animals of all kinds, and taking pictures of all kinds of stuff.

What I would change would be no more wars, ever…and that people would respect each other and get along peacefully in the world, and in our own cities and neighborhoods… quit all the hating and killing!

A reason to smile…My grand-daughter’s 5th birthday party was lots of fun. We also had some rain, and I saw a few geese arriving for the winter, as they come back to our little lake by the house every year.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

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Our usual host, Cee, has given the reins of SYW over to Melanie, at sparksfromacombustiblemind. You can find the weekly questions at the above link. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Just click the link to find out how. 🙂

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Thanks so much, Melanie, for volunteering to keep SYW going! 🙂

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Our Questions Today:

When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?   If you are ‘old’ (a term with different meanings for everyone); what stories do you tell your grandchildren?   

When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great?

What do you think you are much better at than you actually are?   Maybe this one’s kinda mean…thoughts?  

What would be the worst thing to hear as you are going under anesthesia before surgery?

and we’ll keep the affirmations and upbeat question just as Cee had it:

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

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My answers:

What stories do I tell my girls and my grandchildren? All kinds! Everything reminds me of a story to tell, so I do. We like to remember things from when they were little, which reminds me of some things I did when I was a kid. Then, I tell my grand-kids stories about their moms, when they were little. They love to hear them. Other than that, the grand-kids like for me to tell made up stories to them, and sometimes we take turns telling part of a made up story to each other.

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Something that started out badly, but got better…well, probably I had a cold or flu at some point, and it went a few days, then I got better. Or, the times I had to have surgery, and I woke up after, that was great.

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I know the things I’m not very good at, and will admit it…like singing, and math. I like to think I’m a fairly good artist with drawing & painting, but to me, when compared to another persons work, mine is just not on the same level at all. Maybe it’s that thing where it’s all in the eyes of the beholder?

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?? Oh, this is kind of a creepy question! But…here’s one I’ve actually heard a couple of different times… I just thought it was funny. The anesthesiologist said to me, “I’m giving you the Michael Jackson drug now, but don’t worry.”

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I smiled because my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson came to visit from Missouri for a few days this weekend. We all had a great time, and the cousins, my grandkids, were always keeping us laughing.

The dogs didn’t eat the cats, so that was good.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS