Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sunday Stealing: Nosy

From Sunday Stealing

Nosy Meme

1. Average hours of sleep:

A. Six, on a good night. I wake up a lot to take medication.

2. Last thing I googled:

A. Anti-inflammatory diets. And then I ate chocolate, which isn't on an anti-inflammatory diet.

3. One place that makes me happy:

A. Sitting on the couch beside my husband.

4. How many blankets I sleep under:

A. A sheet, a blanket, a bedspread.

5. What are you wearing right now:

A. Jeans, T-shirt, sneakers.

6. Last book you read:

A. The last one I finished was The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert. I'm currently listening to a Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum one, #21, I think.

7. Favorite fictional character:

A. Nancy Drew.

8. Last movie I watched in the cinema:

A. The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies

9. Dream vacation:

A. A year in a well-stocked $1 million RV (complete with satellite TV, Internet, lots of space, and a driver) in which I could tour the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, followed by another year of visiting Europe staying in 5-star hotels only, following by 6 months of visiting South America, 6 months in Africa, 6 months in Australia, and at least a month in New Zealand. All of my needs would be met by someone, including a personal coach who would travel with me, and a personal chef who would prepare good, healthy meals. And my husband would be there, too, of course, hating every minute away from the farm.

Well, it said *dream* vacation, right? A girl can dream.

10. Dream wedding:

A. I've been married for 31 years, I have no desire to do it again.

11. Dream pet:

A. I would like one of those little tea-cup poodles, if they made them totally hypo-allergenic.

12. Dream job:

A. I would like to be an already successful novelist with dependable royalty checks coming in. That is why it is called a dream job.

13. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

A. What an interesting question. I would be 35.

14. Which is worse, failing or never trying?

A. I live my life as if failing is the worst thing ever, but intellectually I think never trying is probably worse.

15. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

A. Because we are brought up in a society that demands we contribute to the economic and social benefit of others, and in the U.S. especially we are all quite ensnared by the Puritan Work Ethic. Said ethic emphasizes hard work and diligence and has been twisted into crapitalism so that we all want money to have those aforementioned dream vacations. We are not taught to accept and enjoy what we have but to always strive for "other" - and it's killing us, one by one. We live for the end of the journey, not the journey itself, and it is really the journey that is important.


  1. all those tv families with tv houses and wardrobes makes us not satisfied. me thinks.

  2. Wow, do I love that last true.

  3. Chocolate should be included in EVERY diet!

    Your last answer was very, very wise.

  4. Nancy Drew was okay. Did you ever read Trixie Beldon books? I always liked her more.

    I don't know if my little 6 lb. toy poodle counts as a "teacup" but I adore her. She has the spirit of a Rottweiler. lol She does seem to be hypo-allergenic. My son has horrible allergies and when he visits the hound dog KILLS him, but the poodle doesn't seem to bother him at all.

    You are so right. Americans, on the whole, know nothing of contentment.

  5. What a fantastic dream vacation!

  6. What a great post. Your dream job and vacation sound wonderful, smiles. Blessings

  7. #10 made me laugh. I have been married for 26 years and no desire to do it again.

  8. I thought poodles were hypoallergenic.


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