Sunday, March 06, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Garage Sale

From Sunday Stealing
Garage Sale Meme

1. Is your phone right next to you, or at least close by?

A. Yes. My landline phone is by my computer. My old flip phone cell is in the car.
2. What windows or tabs are open on your computer right now?

A. My gmail, Sunday Stealing, Facebook, another email account, AOL, and this.

3. Is your phone a touch screen? A. No.

4. Who is the last person to call you?

A. My husband when he called from work.

5. What was the last movie you watched?

A. I haven't watched a movie in a while.

6. What are you doing tomorrow?

A. That would be Monday since this posts on Sunday (though I am writing it up on Saturday), and on Mondays I have physical therapy.

7. Are you in a good mood? A. I am in a better mood than I was.

8. Do you think exes can remain friends? A. I don't see why not.

9. Are you starting to realize anything?

A. Yes. I am bothered by the off-gassing on my sofas, and I don't know what to do about it.

10. Do you follow rules or break them? A. It depends on the rule.

11. Are you currently looking forward to anything?

A. Just a haircut. I haven't had one in two months and am way overdue.

12. Could you go a day without eating? A. I have, so yes.

13. How many bracelets do you have on your wrists right now

A. Just a watch, no bracelets.

14. Do you scream stuff out the car window? A. Um. No?

15. Do you have reason to smile right now?

A. My husband took me to lunch. That was nice.

16. What do you do when you need to relax?

A. Read or play video games.

17. What are you listening to right now?

A. The hum of the air purifiers.

18. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I'll end up living under a bridge eating trash from the cans at the fast food restaurants.

19. Do you have a best friend? A. Yes.

20. Are you afraid of death?

A. I don't know. I'm not in a hurry for it, but I am not scared of it, either.

21. Do you open up to people easily? A. Just in memes, apparently.

22. Has anyone upset you in the last week?

A. Not enough to remember.

23. What’s your favorite drink?

A. Water. Although I do occasionally like an A&W root beer.

24. What are you craving? A. Fresh air.

25. How did you sleep last night? A. Not bad.

26. Would you ever consider turning your house into a B&B?

A. No. My house is too small.

27. What was the first thing you ate today?

A. I drank tea with honey.

28. Do you have anything more important you should be doing right now?

A. I'm sure that basket of clean towels and sheets can wait.

29. Have you ever eaten tofu, and if so, did you enjoy it?

A. Yes, and no.

30. What was the last type of meat you ate?

A. I had a club sandwich for lunch, so whatever was on that.

31. What color is your toothpaste?

A. I use a prescription toothpaste, and it is a greenish color.

32. Have you taken any medication today? A. Yes.

33. Have you ever inhaled helium? A. Yes.

34. Have you set an alarm today? A. Yes.

35. Do you keep up-to-date with current news and events

A. Yes, and I find most of today's news to be alarming as well as poorly done, with little follow-up or true investigative reporting. I am certain that U.S. citizens are being cheated out of essential knowledge because the media is more interested in making money via entertainment than through its actual job as the Fourth Estate. It is a sore point with me, how low the media has fallen. Of course, most of the media is now owned by only six large corporations, so we are not getting multiple viewpoints. Just canned items. And if you think the media is liberal, you make me laugh. If the media was liberal, we would be hearing about things like ALEC, the number of people in prison, there would be endless articles about wage inequities, profiles of poor people every day, lots of criticism of Citizens United, the loss of jobs to overseas companies - taken from U.S. citizens by U.S. companies, gerrymandering, peak oil, the loss of the middle class, loss of funding for public schools, the privatization of the national park system, banking industry corruption . . . such a long list of things that are not on the radar of the so-called "liberal" media, because it is more important to know if Jennifer Anniston is pregnant or if Lady Gaga is having an affair with Tony Bennett or whatever the hell people think they need to know but don't. If you think the media is liberal, what you really think is that it doesn't agree with you, so therefore it must be liberal because you consider yourself a conservative. Truth and facts are neither liberal nor conservative, they just are. Unfortunately, they are no longer being reported by the media. (Sorry, I used to be a journalist, and this irritates me.)

36. Have you asked someone for advice today?

A. I have asked my husband what to do about these couches. So far neither of us have come up with a solution.

37. What color is your shampoo?

A. One bottle is green, the other is white. I switch shampoos frequently.

38. Have you watched more than an hour of TV today?

A. I haven't watched any TV today.

39. Ever wake up early on Saturdays to go Garage Sale shopping?

A. Not in about 20 years.


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  1. A lot of your answers are the same ones that I would give.

  2. I drink tea with honey too!
    Have a nice week!!

  3. Loved the answer to 35, on the state of "The News" today. I agree.

  4. I too have noticed the demise of true journalism over the past few years. My local newspaper has brought it on themselves by making so many cuts that there is barely any local news in it. I really just get it for the puzzles. The TV station has 4-5 minute top stories which are usually from a human interest perspective. One summer day their top story was...I kid you not...poop found in the park district pool. Like that never happens in every public pool (and some private ones too) in America. The media is so obsessed with Trump that they have quit talking about anything else. oye oye oye... rant done thanks for reading :)

  5. This is me over here high-fiving your rant on the state of the media! I didn't graduate, but I was a journalism major before I gave it up to get my M.R.S. My heroes were the dashing, globe-trotting, reporting under fire journalists of old. I dreamed of following in their footsteps. What passes for news and/or investigative journalism horrifies me. The number one rule when I was in school was "Just the facts." Opinion did not belong in news stories. The only place for it was on the editorial page. People ask me all the time why I didn't go back and get my degree or why I don't do it now since I don't have that much more to do, but I wouldn't be able to stomach it. I'd be decking someone before I was through.

  6. My house is too small to be a B&B also; which is fine with me.

    Happy Sunday!

  7. I don't get up early to go to garage sales either. No TV or tofu for me.

  8. What is off-gassing? Loved your answer to #21...and of course to #35!


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