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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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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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© 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!

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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

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Time again for questions from Melanie for Share Your World. Thanks so much for hosting this fun weekly challenge, Melanie!

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Why is it called “beauty sleep” when one wakes up looking like a troll??

Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?

Why do most cars have speedometers that go up to at least 130 when you legally can’t go that fast on any road?

Did they purposely make dyslexia hard to spell?

(Rather naughty):  If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

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What are some things that are okay to do occasionally but definitely not okay to do every day?

Go to an amusement park?

What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn?

Maybe a Halloween costume? But, I wasn’t embarrassed to wear any of them, because it was fun.

Oh…here’s one from when I was a kid in elementary school. I had a dress I couldn’t stand, but my mom made me wear it anyway, even if it did embarrass me. It had these things on the shoulders that I though made me look like a hefty football player.

Another dress I had that I didn’t like had a blue tie in the front…I thought it made people think I was a boy wearing a tie. Ugh! So…I ripped it so bad that I didn’t have to wear it again.

In your opinion, what’s the best type of cheese?

Queso! This is a melted cheese dip you eat with crispy tortilla chips.

What are some fun ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”?

“It’s going” … “Fair to middling” … “Fine as frog hair” …


Miscellaneous:

Have you ever sent a text message to the wrong person?   Details please.

Yes. The only people I ever text to is my two daughters. On the phone I sometimes pull up the other one than the one the text is for. Example, just the other day I sent a fun joke to one, but the other one got the text. They both liked it, though. 🙂

I’ve also gotten texts from people I don’t know! I got invited to a party in another state one time. It had the time and address on the text. I did text them back, saying sorry, I can’t make the party, as you texted the wrong person! haha 🙂

If you could make a rule for a day, and everyone had to follow it, what would it be?

I’d make everyone sing their words all day, like in a musical.

You are about to get in a fight, what song comes on your mind soundtrack?

I’d never get into a fight, but how about “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.

Since the Tiger is my Spirit Animal, I like the title and the lyrics of this song, and I’m sure my Tiger would help me in any fight.

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“Eye of the Tiger”, by Survivor, was released from their albums, “Eye of the Tiger”, and “Rocky III”, in 1982. It was written by Jrankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik.


Share a joke, if you know a good one!

Knock Knock

Who’s there?

Rice

Rice who?

Rice and shine, sleepy head! 🙂

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Say this out loud:

I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS


 

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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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© 2019 BS