Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Alice

Sunday Stealing: The Alice Through the Looking Glass Meme

1. If your life was a book, what would be its title?

A. A Quiet Whisper

2. Who is/was the weirdest person in your life?

A. I suspect that is my own little self, but then we all have a little weird in us. I truly cannot think of anyone who is any weirder than I.

3. What is a special thing that someone once did for you?

A. My husband threw me a surprise party on my 50th birthday. He invited everyone in my cell phone list, which included a lot of people I would never have thought to invite (business associates and such) - and many of them came. Since it was in the middle of the day on a June Saturday, it was surprising (and humbling) that so many folks showed up.

4. If you could erase someone off the planet, who would it be?

A. Well, I suspect the answer to that one will be the same for many SS players, someone with orange hair. I'm trying to think of someone else but the only other person who comes to mind is Jerry Falwell, and he's already dead.
5. What’s a big goal that you have?

A. Right now it is to declutter my house while working on my health so that I will feel better. That includes weight loss, exercise, yada yada.

6. If you could time travel and meet yourself at 16, what would you tell yourself?

A. Go find an acupuncturist right away, and do not let doctors operate on you until it is life or death.

7. If it were the last day of your life, how would you spend it?

A. With my husband, holding his hand and telling him he will be fine without me.

8. If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be and why?

A. I would like to meet Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and other books. I am currently reading her book Big Magic, which is about overcoming your fear to live the creative live you were born to live.

9. What is one thing that you would never do that others you know have done?

A. I would not do hard drugs.

10. What is one romance depicted in film that you’d love to experience?

A. I would like to be with my husband in a nice little café in Paris.

11. Describe yourself in just one sentence.

A. She trudges through darkness, her inner light quivering from its struggles for release, as she haunts the naked woodland realms of the mind. 

12. Who is the most beautiful person on earth?

A. It is in the eye of the beholder.

13. What was the best experience in your life?

A. My marriage. All 33 years of it.

14. If you could rule the world, what would you change?

A. The entire world would have governments that were social democracies.  From Wikipedia (which I know is not the best source but I'm too lazy to look up something else, and besides, this definition works): "Social democracy is a political, social and economic ideology that supports economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a capitalist economy, and a policy regime involving collective bargaining arrangements, a commitment to representative democracy, measures for income redistribution, regulation of the economy in the general interest and welfare state provisions. Social democracy thus aims to create the conditions for capitalism to lead to greater democratic, egalitarian and solidaristic outcomes; and is often associated with the set of socioeconomic policies that became prominent in Northern and Western Europe—particularly the Nordic model in the Nordic countries—during the latter half of the 20th century."

We had a mild version of this until Reagan screwed it up, back when we had more regulations and government entities like the FDA actually did its job and worked for people, not corporations, and money wasn't god.

15. Where were you when you heard the news of 9/11?

A. I was working part-time for a lawyer, and he came in and told us a plane had hit the WTC. We had a small TV and turned it on. We were watching live when the second plane hit, and continued watching as the buildings collapsed. After we learned the Pentagon had also been hit, the lawyer closed the office and we all went home. I think most everything shut down. I sat alone watching the buildings collapse over and over in replays when they had no new information, and by the time my husband came home, I was a wreck from having seen it too many times. Since he is a firefighter, I knew that many of the lives lost that day would be first responders (343 firefighters died). My husband did not learn about the events until late in the afternoon; he and his father were putting in a septic tank somewhere on a back road and their cell phones weren't working. Someone driving by stopped and told them that the U.S. was under attack, and they quit working then and he came home. He has never seen the news footage that I saw; he refused to watch it, for the most part.


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  1. My husband didn't know the extent of the attacks until later in the day and while he did begin watching the coverage when he got home, it's always seemed his experience of that day was very different from mine, having sat in front of the television all day...seeing the second plane hit live, seeing those horrific images replayed over and over.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a great week!

  2. I am humbled by your sentence describing yourself. I cannot write like that.

  3. Social democracies, yes! LOL'ed at the orange hair comment, I totally agree. Love your answers, CountryDew.


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