Sunday, March 23, 2014

Women Do Not Whistle

From Sunday Stealing

The 17 Meme

1. Do you know triplets?

A. No. However, my friend Tanya over at Around Roanoke has twins.

2. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?

A. I haven't seen either film in quite some time. Either one would be a nice diversion.

3. Have you ever eaten Indian food?

A. I've eaten deer, squirrel, rabbit, wild berries, and water cress. I'm pretty sure the Native Americans who lived in my area before the Europeans took it by force ate such foods.

4. What’s the name of your favorite restaurant?

A. Shakers, which is a local restaurant, is a great place for baked spaghetti, ribs, and similar items. Coach & Four, another locally owned restaurant, has great seafood and steak. I love them both and can't choose between them.

5. Who’s your favorite person in the world?

A. That would be my hard-working husband, light of my life and owner of my heart. But to be fair I love many people and feel strongly about all of them.

6. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?

A. I have lived in a rural area most of my life, and prefer it. With luck I will never have to find out what it's like to live anywhere else.

7. Can you whistle?

A. Yes. Here's a funny story. One day I was in Kmart and I was whistling in the sporting goods aisle. A sales woman came rushing around the corner, looking all around. She saw that I was whistling, frowned, and said, "Oh, you're whistling. I thought you were a man." Then she turned on her heel and headed back to whatever she was doing. I did not know until then that women did not whistle.

8. Do you sleep with a nightlight?

A. We have motion lights that turn on when we get out of bed. They are located in the bathroom, the hallway, and the kitchen, too. We are getting older and falling is not conducive to good health.

9. Do you eat breakfast every morning?

A. Usually. This morning I had Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal. It has brown rice, corn, buckwheat and sorghum in it. I eat it plain, sometimes put milk in it, sometimes add cinnamon, sometimes brown sugar, sometimes berries. Weight Watchers gives it a lot of points, though. WW does not seem to be fond of grains of any kind in the diet.

10. Do you take any pills or medication daily?

A. Loads. Six prescription pills, a probiotic, and vitamins.
11. How many times have you been to the hospital as a patient?

A. About a dozen.

12. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?

A. Yes, it is a great movie. One of my favorite animations.

13. Where do you buy your jeans?

A. JC Pennys.

14. What’s the last compliment you got?

A. Someone told me on Friday that I was very smart.

15. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?

A. Not every morning but frequently enough to say "yes" to this question, since "usually" is somewhat subjective.

16. What flavor tea do you enjoy?

A. I like regular ol' Lipton, which is orange pekoe, green tea, ginger tea, some herbal teas, Irish breakfast tea, English breakfast tea - so long as it is decaf I generally like it. I quite drinking things with caffeine in them about eight years ago.
17. What social media sites do you use?

A. I blog, and I use Facebook. I have Twitter and LinkedIn accounts but do not frequent them. I have never understood Twitter and what makes it so great.


  1. Whistle while you work or while shopping. That woman was wrong. LOL Everyone who knows how to whistle SHOULD whistle. It's a happy sound... xox

  2. Aw I love what you said about you hubs !
    I had a little extra time here sipping coffee after chores so I went to you writing page and read about Blue Collar Joe and the designer donuts ! Great write up. I am craving one of his designer donuts now . I also was pleased to read that he loved animals was involved with helping them out.

  3. Funny about the sales lady assuming a man was whistling.

  4. Funny story about the whistling. I don't understand why so many people think it's such an annoying sound. I don't get Twitter, either.

  5. I'm not sure what I would think if that Kmart woman said that to me. What is that suppose to mean?

  6. That is a funny story. I'm wondering why she came running thinking you were a man, and finding out you're not, she turned and left. Women wouldn't need the attention she was willing to give a male customer? Weird.

    The motion sensing lights sound intriguing. I've heard of them like on the porch, to scare away any would-be-burglars, but I didn't think about having them in the house to help light the hallway at night, especially since I find myself waking up for the bathroom quite frequently.

  7. Loved your take on Indian food. I've had all the ones that you've mentioned, except squirrel. But I've heard it's good! About whistling: that is a funny story! She must have been looking for only men? lol

  8. So she only looks to assist men? Maybe that is a compliment, because women can find things and men can't?

  9. Funny Wal-Mart story. Guess she isn't familiar with the musical "Anyone Can Whistle" or those famous movie lines: "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."


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