Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sunday Stealing

1. Who is your favorite singer?  What do you like about him or her?

A. Melissa Etheridge (which surprises no one) because she's hung in there and can play the guitar really well. She's also incredibly business savvy yet makes herself available to her fans. She played for 30 minutes a day for free for about five months when the pandemic began. Nobody else did that that I am aware of. Plus her music resonates with me. I could have been her, well, if I were two years older and a lesbian.

2. Write about your first memory of going to the doctor.

A. I remember a surgery when I was about 5 years old. I had a huge mole on my chest that the doctors had determined was pre-cancerous and it needed to be removed. I recall being wheeled away from my parents and screaming for them as the big doors shut. When I woke up, my mother was not there. I remember pain and I remember that sometime later my aunt visited me, and she passed out from the smell of the ether they'd put me to sleep with, which lingered still in the room.

3. Write a poem about writing poems.

There once was a poet named Jeanne
Who sometimes could be very mean.
Then she wrote a good rhyme
That brought fame in time
And now she's no longer a fiend.

(That's a limerick)

4. Write a poem about vacations.

Going on a trip
The pandemic has scared me
I will stay at home.

(That's haiku)

5. What is something interesting that no one knows about you?

A. I would think after all of these years of blogging there is very little left unsaid. However, let's try this: I once fell into a brush pile and it was full of baby snakes. My father came home and burned it.

6. Why is it so important to help other people in need?

A. Because we're human beings and we should connect with one another in nice ways. Also, one never knows when one may need help.   

7. Would you rather finish a project early or do it at the last minute? Why?

A. I tended to do things on a deadline for most of my life, but I also preferred to finish them early enough that I could do revisions if necessary. I don't know why.  

8. If you had three months left to live, what would you do?

A. Probably the same thing I am doing now, except maybe I'd make more of an effort to rid the house of some junk so my husband wouldn't have to do it. I'd also have to ensure he knew how to pay the bills online and do the tasks that I normally take care of.

9. If you could be a flavor of ice cream, what flavor would you be? Why?

A. I would be Count Dracula's Daughter flavor, because I want to be different and I don't think that even exists, although it might somewhere.

10. What is the hardest thing about being a kid?

A. Growing up.

11. Would you rather be tall or short?  Why?

A. I'm already short. I wouldn't mind a couple of inches so I could reach things without a stool.

12. What is the greatest challenge facing people in our world today?

A. Stupidity.

13. What is the scariest experience you’ve ever had?

A. Some things are better left in the dark.

14. Write a poem about music.

A.  Sing song
      Listen to sounds.
      Hear the rhythm and beat.
      Shuffle your feet until they dance.

(That's a Cinquain)

15. Write about a favorite memory of something you did with your best friend.

A. In high school, my friend and I went to a haunted house in Vinton. Two werewolves tried to take us out on dates after we went through the haunted house. It was the last haunted house I ever went through.


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  1. The baby snake thing sounds horrifying! Did you get bitten?

    1. Not that I recall. I was old enough by then to know to run, although I do remember my mother checking me over good to make sure I didn't get bit. I think I was 7 or 8. By then I'd already had several run-ins with snakes.

  2. I have a teen wolf-style visual for #15.

  3. I've never heard of Cinquain. And the name of the woman who invented it (Crapsey) is also weird!

    I'd forgotten I had a tonsillectomy when I was 4.

  4. Your poems are better than mine - I just don't get poetry.

    #12 - I agreewith that too - stupidy is becoming contagious ...





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