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What’s wrong but sounds right?

What physical action or gesture do you find romantic?

What’s something you really resent paying for?

What’s your favorite romance movie?  A movie you may find romantic, even if that’s not the genre.  I’ve been watching a lot of those lately, loosely titled “romance movie” and found a surprising number of dramas, action and comedy among the hearts and flowers.

And of course we have our gratitude of the week question:

 

What were you uplifted by in the past week?

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Okay, to me something that sounds right and nice and sweet, is to have someone bring me breakfast in bed. But, at least for me, it’s all wrong! I would never want to eat breakfast, or any other meal in bed. I’d feel all grungy, icky, and disheveled from being in the bed all night, I wouldn’t have clean teeth, and my hair would be a mess, and I wouldn’t have done my make-up. Blech! Then there’s the messy covers, the cat trying to sit on my lap, and how to prop myself up enough to eat, and not choke on the food. There would need to be a tray of some sort, which we don’t have, so I know I’d spill everything, which I do anyway all the time. It would be a big ol mess. Just no…

What do I find romantic? Well, not breakfast in bed, for sure. I do like when we spontaneously go to the book store, get a good coffee, and I get to browse around the shelves as long as I want. There also would be no sideways looks, comments or complaining about how much money I’d be spending on a bunch of books.

What do I resent paying for? Bills, I guess. I know we use the services they provide, such as utilities, and it’s convenient to use credit cards sometimes, but I still hate to pay for it all, and see our account getting lower and lower as the payments are taken out. Has to be done, though.

A romance movie? Can’t really think of any right now, as we hardly ever watch any movies. I’ve probably seen some in the past, though, and they’d have to be sweet and funny…a situation comedy or whatever they are called.

Gratitude for the week? That I got good treatment at the hospital, and all the nurses were very kind and helpful. And…that I got better and came home.

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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 and see other entries by clicking the above link. It’s fun!

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The Questions…

  1. You’re walking in a forest and you find a black suitcase.  Inside it is one millions dollars and a piece of paper, stained in blood and bearing the single word “Don’t!”  Would you take the suitcase home or leave it?
  2. Imagine you lapsed and cheated on your partner. You feel horrible and you know you’ll never do it again, because the feeling is so awful. Would you confess?
  3. Would you live your life differently if nobody ever judged you for anything you did?
  4. Would a fly without wings be called a walk? No? What would you call it?

 

What’s something that brought joy and lightness of being to you this past week?

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My Answers…

  1. You’re walking in a forest and you find a black suitcase.  Inside it is one millions dollars and a piece of paper, stained in blood and bearing the single word “Don’t!”  Would you take the suitcase home or leave it?

First of all, we live nowhere near any forest, and the question is assuming I’d actually open the suitcase. But, if I did, I definitely wouldn’t touch the nasty blood covered money. I’d not want to catch any infectious diseases from it. I’d call law enforcement to handle it.

Funny you should ask this question, because for real there is a suitcase (it’s red, not black) that’s been just laying by a fence there across the street from our house for a few weeks. Nobody has moved it, and as far as I know, nobody has even bothered to look inside it.  I wonder who left it there, and what’s in it, if anything, but I’m not gonna go poking around to see. Might be something scary, or a poisonous snake, or something rotten & stinky, or a corpse… or maybe nothing at all. I took this photo on Jan. 6. It’s still there.

The mystery suitcase

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UPDATE! Wouldn’t you know it…I looked out this morning and the mystery suitcase was gone! How odd that I wrote about it, and the very next day it disappeared. I guess someone finally decided to look inside, then either trash it or take it home. Wish I knew.

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?#2 – N/A never happen

?#3 – No

?#4 – a bug, maybe it just can crawl around now. The fly was grounded. Call it a Grounder. Or better yet, get rid of it, because flies are nasty.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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Here are the questions for this week from Melanie, and my answers. Click the above link to find out how to join in, and see other entries, too.

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Did you have to help out with chores when you were growing up?  If so, what were you assigned to do?

My sister and I had to help with a few chores, and the main one I remember is waxing the kitchen floor. We hated doing that. The floor wax smelled really good, but we had to get on hands and knees to smear the wax on, and then later take rags and buff it all off. You know…wax on – wax off! Later on we got an electric buffer machine which was fun to use, except it would go all over the place, as we couldn’t control it. To this day I cannot stand to do any kind of floor chores.

Have you ever researched your family tree?   What do you know about your family’s roots? 

No, but I’d like to know more about our ancestors. I do have some handwritten family history notes from one side of the family, and some photos, but that’s about all.

What’s your cure for hiccups?

Hold my breath for a few seconds.

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?  Either figuratively or literally?

Old timey redneck sayings…my mister says them all the time. I told him to get some new ones, because I’ve heard the same old ones over & over too many times.

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Share a gratitude or positive moment or experience from 2019 so far.

Very nice weather…we had an unusual 11 inch snow before Christmas, but since then it’s been nice, and I hope it stays that way.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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What traditional Christmas decoration is actually a parasitic plant? Mistletoe 

Name something about this holiday season (whatever version you may celebrate) that most people like, but you dislike? The greed shown by shoppers who push and shove, act rude, and get into fights just to be first to get all the ‘stuff’. I don’t know why they like doing this, but it happens every year.

What’s your favorite – or least favorite –  song sung traditionally at this time of year? My favorite is “Feliz Navidad”, by Jose Feliciano. I have to hear it randomly somewhere or it doesn’t seem like Christmas. So far I have not heard it this year.

And the last one ———>  In the song “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” what “incriminating” evidence was found on Grandma’s back? I had to look it up…it was Claus marks? whatever that means…doesn’t sound very nice.

 


Finally:    What would you like to share with the world, if time or cost were no object? Peace

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

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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