Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Something Different

Sunday Stealing

1. What is a normal thing that took you an embarrassingly long time to learn?

A. Cooking. I am still learning how to cook. We don't starve, but we do not eat gourmet, either.

2. In what ways are you old-fashioned?

A. I still believe that people are inherently good and I say please, thank you, yes ma'am, and no sir.

3. What is the best sandwich you've ever eaten? Where did you get it? What made it so delicious?

A. I think the best sort-of sandwich I've ever had was the chicken salad at White Oak Tea, which was a local tea house. It was great because the chicken salad was made without huge lumps of chicken, and it had things like cranberries and other little goodies in it.

4. What are you currently not bragging about that you should totally brag about?

A. How many steps I am managing to do on my Fitbit. It is not the 10,000 steps one aims for, but for someone with my health issues, I'm doing well. (Update: this morning I received a notice that I've walked 250 miles according to Fitbit since I got it, which was back in late April.)

5. What food have you never tasted and are most interested in trying?

A. Something French. I don't know what it would be. I've had escargot so it would have to be something besides that.

6. What history facts were you surprised to learn because it was never covered in school?

A. When I went to college and we studied the 1800s in the United States, and how the government stole land from the Native Americans and did not live up to treaties, I was, well, not surprised, exactly, but more like angry that I'd been taught the narrative that our government only did good things and never did anything wrong.

7. What is something that you waited entirely too long to start or stop doing? What made you say "Why did I wait so long?"

A. Going to the doctor about health concerns.

8. What socially expected thing do you hate doing the most? What thing about polite society really grinds your gears?

A. I hate to shake hands. I dislike germs. When I was working as a news reporter, I was expected to shake hands with every county official. I would do it and go straight to the washroom to wash my hands. Every. Single. Meeting. I also think that black tie is overdoing it for most things. It looks pretty on other people but I am not much on wearing it.

9. What is something about your city that I should know if I'm going to visit? What is the hidden "must see" that you always tell friends and visitors to not miss?

A. I think I'd send you up to Roaring Run to hike the trail and see the waterfall and the remains of the old iron furnaces.

10. What do you miss most about childhood?

A. Nothing.

11. What "fact" did you learn in school that is not true or no longer true?

A. That's a loaded question, isn't it? But I will go with Pluto was a planet. Pluto has been downgraded and is no longer a planet, but I think that poor dwarf planet has been short changed.

12. What's your favorite piece of useless trivia?

A. My county was founded in 1770 and named after Norborne Berkley, Baron de Botetourt and Governor of Virginia from 1768 to 1770.

13. What's your best go to homemade "lazy" meal?

A. A baked potato.

14. What's the title of this current chapter in your life?

A. The Criminal Got Away (I'm thinking of the doctor who messed up my surgery with this title.)

15. What is a habit or practice that you learned from your childhood that you didn't realize was "weird" until you were an adult?

A. I tend to roll my eyes at stupidity. It's a bad "tell" and one that I can't seem to stop. These days my eyes are practically rolling around in my head like a hamster in a ball.


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  1. Lol. Loving the image of your rolling etes! Great job on the fit bit. (I wonder how many steps from my desk to the fridge...)

  2. Good for you on the steps! That is really something to brag about.
    I want to try French food, too.
    I could have sworn I heard not so long ago that they gave Pluto back it's planet status.
    Enjoy your Sunday!

  3. Rolling of eyes is hereditary in your family! Lol!!. Is politeness old fashioned now? I hate shaking hands too and I don't have a germ problem. My chapter would be called "FeS2"

  4. I'm not a fan of black tie, either, I agree it's often overkill.

  5. I completely agree. Stop messing Pluto about! And yes, to the title of this chapter of your life. He did!
    Black tie is silly nowadays except for Hollywood premiers or the Oscars maybe. And thanks on the heads up on Escargot. I was thinking abalone and escargot might be equal but, no way are they equal. I'll let mama tortoise have them. She's the best darn snail control we have!


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