Sunday, June 04, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Random

Sunday Stealing: The Random Questions, Part 683

1. How old do you look?

A. Older than the sea and younger than the moon; somewhere around a 'coon's age, maybe.

2. Where do you live?

A. On a big blue marble in the midst of a black ocean of stars.

3. Are you waiting for something?

A. The ability to move between parallel universes.

4. What’s one pet peeve of yours that is not common?

A. I don't like it when people tell me they are going to do things (call me, visit, bake me a cake, send me a video, whatever) and then don't. But I don't know if that is common or not. Apparently it is common for people to do that to other people - say they are going to do something but then not, so it must not bother others -  but if I say I'm going to do something, I do it, unless I've been in a car wreck, fallen down the stairs, or lost my mind. I am frequently disappointed because I expect others to live by my internal standards, which apparently are quite high. I'm trying to stop that and not have expectations.

5. Do you want/have kids?

A. My husband and I wanted children but were unable to have them. I had a condition called endometriosis that led to infertility. It would be a preexisting condition under the proposed AHCA (Republican/Trump healthcare) and a woman without insurance who needed surgery for it, as I did six times due to massive hemorrhaging and cystic growths that caused sepsis, would die or become bankrupt. Had the proposed "you don't have to offer birth control for religious reasons" issues been in place at that time, I likely would have died because the doctors used birth control to help curtail the illness while we attempted infertility treatments. I would have died for sure had we not had insurance. Fortunately we obtained the insurance before we learned I had the problem. We did not adopt because at the time we couldn't afford it and my husband wasn't sold on the idea. Had he been more interested we might have pursued it in spite of the cost, but I wasn't going to bring a child into our world if he wasn't 100 percent on board.

6. Have you ever thought about converting your religion?

A. Life is bigger. It's bigger than you and you are not me. . . . That's me in the corner. That's me in the spotlight - losing my religion. - REM. 

I have changed my thoughts on religion numerous times and they continue to evolve. I tend to lean toward the nature and pagan religions these days; Christianity as currently practiced and preached I find abhorrent and totally adverse to the words of Christ. How did it get so twisted? I do my own thinking and reading on the subject and I believe I answer to a much larger and kinder god than that angry militant being which others learn about from pulpits.

7. Last shocking news you heard?

A. Very little shocks me anymore. However, the last thing that really concerned me was when my brother showed me his hernia at his naval and I saw how purple it was. I think he needs to have that looked at. I don't think they are supposed to be purple.

8. What was the last thing you drank?

A. Water. Cool, clear water.

9. Who do you most look like in your family?

A. It depends on which side of the mirror I am on. If I am in the looking glass I look like my mother but outside of it I look like my father.

10. If you could have something right now, anything, what would it be?

A. A time machine or a parallel universe jumping machine (I don't know what that would be called.).

11. Where does most of your family live?

A. Most of my immediate family lives within 10 miles of me.

12. Where did you grow up?

A. I grew up on a farm, thinking we raised unicorns and butterflies that eventually turned into dreams and wishes, but it turned out we were raising cows and chickens. That's a reality check if I ever saw one.

13. Where do you want to go on vacation?

A. We're still contemplating that, but we are thinking somewhere to the west. Since I'm on the east coast of the U.S. that pretty much leaves an entire continent.

14. Have you ever had a panic attack?

A. Yes, I have. Visits to Walmart tend to bring those on.

15. What can’t you wait for?

A. I am a patient woman, and there isn't much I can't wait for, but it would be nice if I could learn sooner rather than later how to take better care of myself and my health, which would include eating properly and learning to cook healthy meals. It really is too bad that cooking is not something I enjoy.

16. When’s the last time you told someone you loved him or her and meant it?

A. I tell my husband that all the time and always mean it.

17. Have your parents ever smoked pot?

A. I have no idea. My mother is dead so I can't ask her. Hey Dad, did you do weed?

18. Want someone back in your life?

A. No. If they are gone they are gone for a reason.

19. What do you order at the bar?

A. Bartender, bring me a grape NeHi followed by a second round of root beer.

20. When was the last time you cried really, really hard?

A. Oh gosh, I don't know. It's been a while. My eyes watered up during the Wonder Woman movie on Friday, but I did not cry.

21. What are your nicknames?

A. Sweetie Pie (my husband calls me that) and a few other things that I do not write out but answer to anyway. If I wrote them out I would have to kill you, and since I'm a pacifist and don't believe in killing that would put me in a real philosophical bind.

22. What is your favorite thing to eat with peanut butter?

A. A saltine cracker.

23. Where were you on July 4th, 2008?

A. I was either at home all day and we went to the fireworks in Fincastle later that evening, or my husband was at work and I stayed home and went to bed.

24. If you could go foward in time, how far forward would you go?

A. I would like to see how humanity ultimately destroys itself - or not. So maybe 10,000 years. Maybe we'd be the Planet of the Apes by then. Or maybe there would be nothing here, and I would come out of the time machine into space, and die in the vacuum. Or maybe there would be dinosaurs again because things had to start over. Or maybe humanity would have turned into something else, little brains with large thumbs, maybe, while machines did the thinking. Who knows?

25. If you could go back in time, how far back would you go?

A. Oh, let's go all the way back to the very beginning, and resolve that issue of the Big Bang once and for all, shall we?

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  1. Oh my....SOMEONE is in a fine mood today! It's good to see you in a continued good mood. :)
    Have you been watching a Star Trek or Star Wars marathon? Lots of space references today.
    I would agree with your pet peeve. A person is only as good as their word so if you don't have that...
    It sounds like you enjoyed Wonder Woman...unless the tears were because it was awful?
    About #25, check out a book called "The Case for a Creator." It has some very interesting scientific theory concerning the creation of the universe and life. Lee Strobel, the writer, used to be an atheist.
    Have a great Sunday!

  2. What a nightmare your medical history. And it's the kind of story that would not move those misogynists in DC one whit. I'll bet Viagra is covered under TrumpCare, though.

  3. "Throats burned dry and souls that cry for cool, clear water ..." Now I have that old folk song running through my head! "Tonight we pray for water ..."

  4. Really like your answers today. When asked I now say I'm spiritual and believe, it's that simple. I think I would like to do the same as you with the time travel but go back first so maybe I could stop mid-way a few times and take care of a few things along the way. I also wanted to be a mom but it isn't to be for a different reason than yours. For what it's worth, I think you'd have been a good mom. As for those unicorns, I was told as a little girl that black cows gave chocolate milk and black & white cows made fudge ripple ice cream. Lol! So don't fell bad ( and I lived on a dairy farm!)


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