Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Stealing: Swiped!

From Sunday Stealing

Swiped Meme

1. Do you need to write down things to remember them?

A. I do now more than I used to. My brain cells are full after living for over a half century.

2. Do you keep a diary/journal?

A. I blog. I have kept a diary or journal of some kind since I was about eight years old. I have boxes of them in a closet.

3. Are you scared of thunderstorms?

A. I love storms. I like to watch the lightning and feel the thunder shake the ground.

4. Do you have any unusual fears or phobias?

A. Dumasaphobia. I'm afraid of stupid people. If that means I am also afraid of myself, I suppose I am really in trouble.

5. What's your favorite Disney movie?

A. I don't have one.

6. Have you ever painted a house?

A. Yes.

7. What's the tallest tree you've ever climbed?

A. I have no idea. I have those old brain cells and I cannot remember that far back.

8. Do you always wear identical socks?

A. Yes.

9. Do you live by any motto or philosophy?

A. Do no harm.

10. Do you lick the yogurt or dessert lid?

A. Yes, especially if it is chocolate pudding.

11. Do you lick the spoon clean after making something sweet?

A. Yes. I also eat raw cookie dough, and it hasn't killed me yet.

12. Have you ever played the bongos?

A. Yes. We tried out many instruments in elementary school, back when they taught music and arts and things that make a person have a life.

13. Have you ever handled a snake?

A. I've killed one or two. Does that count?

14. Have you ever assembled furniture by yourself?

A. Yes. I put together a pantry cabinet.

15. When did you last go to the beach?

A. October 2012.

My hubby on our last beach outing. I don't know that we
will ever get there again.

16. When, if ever, did you last go to London?

A. I stopped in the London airport on my way to Spain in 1979.
17. What do you do to cool down when it's hot?

A. Go inside where the house has air conditioning. 

18. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

A. I don't know. Probably around here, it would be escargot. This is the south, land of deep fried chicken and mashed potatoes. I know I don't know of too many people who have had escargot in my social circle. Not that I've asked.

19. Do you have a favorite mug?

A. I have one that says "You Rock" that a friend gave me for my 50th birthday, and another that has Hollins (my alma mater) on it. I like them both.

20. Do you know any self-defense or martial arts?

A. I took a self-defense course about 25 years ago. I practice Tai Chi when I am feeling up to it. I don't think you could really hurt anyone with Tai Chi, though.

21. Who's your favorite movie action hero?

A. I'm not sure what this means. I like Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. I don't know if they are action heroes, though.

22. Have you ever ridden a motorcycle?

A. Yes. I wrecked the last time I was on one and put the kick stand through my leg. Hurt like hell.

23. Do you collect anything?

A. Apparently unread books and magazines, judging by the piles in my office.

24. Is there anything you wish would come back into fashion?

A. I am not into fashion. I don't even know what is in fashion, as far as clothes. However, I do wish that PRIVACY would come back into fashion.

25. Do you stick to conventional fashions or like to try and be original?

A. I must be original since I don't know what is fashionable.

26. Have you ever given someone a handmade present?

A. Yes. I went through a counted-cross stitch phase and gave away some of those works.

27. If you could have any feature from an animal what would you want?

A. I would like to be a big giant T-Rex, so I could go around and chew up things and scare people and for once not be a timid little mouse.


  1. It's funny to see you describe yourself as a mouse--I don't see you that way at all!

    1. Thank you! You never really know how others see you.

  2. Had a nice reply and it poofed. So, now I'll just say that your answers are great! Have you seen Temple Grandin's TED talk about creativity and how it's been removed from the schools? The new header is a stunner. Gorgeous thing!

  3. I think that there are many of us who are guilty of the cookie dough thing.

  4. Books and magazines...yep, guilty here, too! Nobody around here eats escargot and it's on my bucket list. I need to find a restaurant that serves them, I guess. I think that's a food I'd want prepared by someone who knows what they're doing.

  5. I have had escargot. Interesting for sure.

  6. Loved your response to #17. Very sensible. I had escargot one time, en brochette in a cream sauce. It was so good, we ordered a second helping (which I never thought I would do). However, the durian was a much more weird experience!

  7. You're braver than I am. I will skip the escargot, even though drenching things in melted butter makes most things delicious. My theory on Tai Chi is it is very slow Karate and if you COULD speed it up you would be formidable, Grasshopper.

  8. 1 -- Sometimes, depends on what I'm trying to remember. 2 -- Yes. 3 -- I LOVE thunderstorms. Laughing at your number four. 5 - Mulan. 8-- yes, when I wear socks, which I am not today. 10 & 11 -- Of course! 12 -- LOL, no. 14 -- Yes, many times.


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