Sunday, April 03, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Survey 212

From Sunday Stealing
Survey 212 Meme

1. Is your birth year an odd or even number?  Odd. Like me.

2. Which one of your friends is the most outgoing? Probably Brenda, she throws a lot of parties. To be honest, I suspect every single one of my friends is more outgoing than I could ever be.

3. Have you eaten any of your favorite foods today? If chocolate counts, yes.

4. When did you last find yourself in an awkward situation? Last Monday, when my physical therapist informed me that they were discharging me even though she and I both know I am not ready to be discharged, but the "powers that be" say I am because I am no longer progressing fast enough to suit them. I can go back "in a while" if my "home therapy" doesn't help. The health care in the U.S. just sucks big damn pickles out the wazzoo.

5. When was the last time you ignored, or went against, someone’s advice? I guess this morning, when I folded laundry even though my chiropractor explicitly told me to spend today (that being Saturday when I answer this) doing nothing because I have sprained my deltoid muscle in my shoulder.
6. What happened? When? I don't understand the question.

7. How many different towns/cities have you lived in? Three. Except only one was a city, the rest were more like zip codes. Rural areas are like that.

8. When was the last time you had Nutella? It has been several years ago.

9. Who is your favorite character in The Big Bang Theory? Leonard.

10. What are your parents’ middle names? I refuse to answer this on the grounds that this is the kind of information that hackers like to see.

11. Name someone with a sexy sounding voice. Ummm. That guy who sang You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'. That would be one of the Righteous Brothers but I don't know which one.

12. Are your eyes the same color as your sibling’s? You know, I'm not sure. Mine are hazel and I think his are more blue.

13. How many pets do you have? Would you like any more? I have 42 cows and one bull. I wouldn't mind adding a few more cows to the herd. But I do not want any more pets, unless it is a robot dog.

14. Is there a song you can’t stop listening to atm? My ATMs don't play songs. Oh, I guess you mean, "at this moment," right? (I hate those acronym things, can you tell?).  To be perfectly honest, this week I have been so upset that I have reverted to childhood and the song The Three Billy Goats Gruff, which you can hear here.

15. Is there a song that you’re fed up of hearing? Tired of hearing? I swear, if meme questions are an indication of what is coming out the school system these days . . . but no, I can't say there is.

16. Did you have a strange or interesting dream last night? I have strange dreams most nights.

17. Name 3 things that are in your refrigerator atm. There's that ATM again. Big cities must have great ATMs, with songs and refrigerators and all. I can hardly wait to visit some place with more than 100,000 people to see one of these. At the moment, my refrigerator is housing a thawing turkey breast that will be dinner, a bottle of Ginger Ale because I have been battling nausea for more than a month, and yogurt.

18. Which friend do you confide in most? I have a therapist for that.

19. What was your most recent reason for smiling? There are no reasons for smiling. Do you not see the state of the world? Do you not know that DONALD TRUMP is running for President of the United States? Do you not know that people are being bombed and dying every day? That children go unfed and unclothed? That half of the world does not have clean water to drink? That our country is full of people who believe ignorance is better than intelligence? And you want me to SMILE? Crickey, there's nothing to smile about.

But then again, there is the sun shining outside, and an azure sky dotted with white clouds, and my most wondrous Blue Ridge Mountains towering in the distance, reaching for me and my hay fields like a mother's arms. The oak trees have the tiniest hint of green on their ends, and the redbuds are amazingly beautiful against the backdrop of dark forest.

Maybe nothing to smile about, but perhaps something to offset the bad.


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  1. I see we had similar answers for 1 and 10. I also LOVE the answer to the last one

  2. Good point about my parents' middle names. I don't use them as passwords, but I don't want to give hackers any encouragement to play around with my account. So I'm changing my answer to that one right now. Thanks.

  3. Wonderful logic on that last question. That "ATM" thing got to me too.

  4. Mmmmm chocolate. I must go and find me some chocolate.

    I don't think you are odd!

  5. I agree, the for profit healthcare we can't get away from in this country, though we try mightily, just absolutely sucks!!!!! You aren't odd unless we all are. Chocolate counts. Yes indeedy it does.

  6. Yes, the atm thing. I am so hopelessly uncool or old or something that it took me a few minutes to figure out what that meant.

    Chocolate ALWAYS counts!

    I love your description of your home. I believe there is always, always something to smile about.

  7. I love Sheldon and I live in a zip code, not really a town. Best kind of place to reside.


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