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Share Your World & a Flashback

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It’s another Monday, and time for new questions from Melanie and answers from me! To join in, and see other entries, just click the above link. Thanks, so much for taking on the SYW challenge!

Here are the Qs & As =

What’s your remedy for the Holiday blues?

I don’t think I ever have the holiday blues. Not sure even what this means. You either like celebrating the holidays, or you don’t.

You may at times feel forced to socialize with family, friends, or co-workers, you know – put on a happy face. I don’t think I’d feel ‘blue’ about it, though. I know I don’t like parties much, anyway, but for a little while I can handle it.

Now later on, after all the build up to a holiday, the actual festivities, and then there is maybe a let down feeling that all the fun has gone away until next time. Would that be feeling ‘blue’?

Your favorite beverage (if it differs) during the holiday season?  If it doesn’t differ, just answer the ‘what’s your favorite beverage” part. 

I drink hot coffee and iced tea all the time. It never changes, except with milk for breakfast. I do like the taste of egg nog at Christmas, though, just a little bit of it.

This one has been asked before, but what’s your take on pumpkin spice?

I like pumpkin pie very much. That’s the only thing pumpkin I’ve ever had, and all the other foods that have this spice flavor I don’t think I’d like at all.

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Now, look what I found.

I was going through some old posts and found the very first Share Your World one I ever did. It was when Cee was the host of the challenge, and these are the questions from that one. 🙂

*I looked at the link I’d put on here, but that page isn’t there any more, so I took it out*

SHARE YOUR WORLD

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I ran across this interesting blog the other day. The blogger puts different challenges on for people to participate in. The one I wanted to do today is called “Share Your World”. Every week there is a new prompt. This is the first one I will be doing. The prompt had a list of several topics to choose from…you could pick four, and then list four things related to these that you like. It is just a fun way to get to know more about each other, and find some new blogs to read. I like that idea. 🙂

Here are the topics I chose to respond to …

FAVORITE SONGS

I love all kinds of music, so it was hard to choose only four, but for today I’ll say…

Amie by Pure Prairie League

High Enough by Damn Yankees

The Bliss & Lola Montez  by Volbeat

Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Then I listen to the Eagles songs pretty much every day, because…the Eagles! Also, I like the Steve Miller Band songs.

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THINGS YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE IN YOUR HOUSE

I’d love to have a whole wall done in chalkboard…that way I could write and draw on the wall, and change it whenever I wanted. (I have a thing since I was a kid about writing on the walls…actually got in trouble for it 😉

An indoor atrium/patio with lots of plants and tropical things.

One of those clay type fire pit that you burn wood in…called a chiminea.

I would love to have a huge covered, wooden porch, with an old fashioned porch swing.

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THINGS THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH

My grandchildren. They are so funny in the things they say and do.

My cats…always cute and silly. (sadly all my indoor cats have passed on now)

Typos and bloopers in newspapers, or on signs…they crack me up every time.

“I Love Lucy” television show. No matter how many times I’ve seen them, I always laugh.

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FAVORITE FLOWER

Chrysanthemum

Larkspur

Honeysuckle

Sunflower

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So, that’s the list I did. Hope you enjoyed reading some of the things I like!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2015 & 2019 BS

 

Share Your World

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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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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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https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2019-team/

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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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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?

Lastly:

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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  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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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