Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Ask, Ask, Ask

From Sunday Stealing

Ask, Ask, Ask

1 - Who was the last person you texted?

A. I last emailed the phone of a friend who had a birthday on Saturday. (That is my version of texting.)

2 - When is your birthday?

A. It is in June. I'm a pesky little Gemini.

3 - Who do you want to be with right now?

A. Nobody except my husband, although if someone wanted to drop by and give me a hug I gladly would accept it.

4 - What sports do you play?

A. None.

5 - Who is the first person in your blogroll?

A. Around Roanoke, by Tanya. It's a local blog and I have met the blogger in person. She ain't from these here parts and it is always interesting to me to see how someone else views the area.

6 - What is your favorite song at the moment?

A. I am Woman, by Helen Reddy (because I am a Nasty Woman.)

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'Cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again
Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything

I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman
You can bend but never break me
'Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul
I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin' arms across the land
But I'm still an embryo
With a long long way to go
Until I make my brother understand
Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to I can face anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman
Oh, I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman
I am invincible
I am strong
I am woman

7 - If you were stranded on an island, who do you wish to be with?

A. My husband, along with a chest full of books and another chest full of vegetable seeds, and the island should have fresh water and food. Otherwise I don't particularly want to be there.

8 - What do you feel right now?

A. Anxious, fretful, terrified, and a little bit crazy

9 - What chocolate is your favorite?

A. Any chocolate is my favorite. Dark chocolate, however, has started to bother my ulcers so I am eating less of it than I once did.

10 - How many boyfriends/girlfriends did you have?

A. I have no idea. I dated in my teens but I met my husband when I was 19 and we were married when I was 20.

11 - Why did you create a blog account?

A. To blog. Initially, I blogged in 2003 about the Iraq War, which I greatly opposed, under a different pseudonym, and then I used AOL Journals for a while as a creative outlet and for something different from news writing. When the company did away with that, I moved to Blogger. It has become a place for me to think, to meet people (hopefully making more friends than enemies), and to stretch in my writing if I choose. 

12 - Who is your favorite blogger?

A. I like all the Saturday 9 and Sunday Stealing folks, even the ones who don't come visit me back. Or maybe they visit but don't respond, I don't know.

13 - Where do you want to be right now?

A. I'm fine where I am.

14 - What do you want to be in the future?

A. Healthy. Able to work. Less anxious and depressed. Still living in a democracy and not the dictatorship that I fear we're headed for if D.T. wins the election on Tuesday.

15 - When was the last time you cried? Why?

A. Earlier in the week because I was in a lot of pain. Sometimes it is very tiring.

16 - Are you happy?

A. I am not unhappy. But I am terribly anxious.

17 - Who do you miss?

A. I miss my grandmother sometimes. She died in 2007.

18 - If you were given a chance, would you like to have a different life?

A. I would not mind having the opportunity to make a few retroactive changes. For one thing, I would have taken better care of my health, and started things like yoga and acupuncture when I was in my 20s instead of my 40s.

19 - What was the best thing you were given?

A. My wedding ring.

20 - Who was the last person who called you?

A. My mother-in-law.

21 - What is your favorite dish?

A. I don't really have one, but I do not eat much red meat or things with tomato sauce on them.

22 - Who is your best friend?

A. My husband. I have several women friends whom I might call "bestie" but I wouldn't want to single anyone out.

23 - What is your biggest regret?

A. Not being able to have children.

24 - Have you ever avoided your partner?

A. I've been married for 33 years. Of course I have avoided him.

25 - Who do you spend crazy moments with?

A. Myself. Why would I want to impose that on anyone else?


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  1. I think we are living in such a very strange democracy right now we might end up really screwed if the Menace makes it to office. He's got enemy lists like Nixon did. And he's unstable, a perfect pawn for an "Iago".

  2. Very thoughtful answers to some of the questions this week. I am with you on regretting not taking better care of my health when I was younger. We always think we have tomorrow to get to it when we're young, don't we? I guess that's why they say that youth is wasted on the young.

  3. I am concerned about D.T. winning on Tuesday. Time will tell....

  4. Anxiety. Yes, so much anxiety :( I loved your answers.
    (((Big Internet Hugs))) from one anxious Gemini to another. Hang in there, CountryDew.

  5. Looks like everyone is experiencing anxiety this week. I wonder how we're all going to feel NEXT week?

  6. I, too, am a Nasty Woman! And I appreciate your song. :-) Ill be singing it all day.


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