Saturday, December 17, 2016

Sunday Stealing: The Here-to-Serve 16 Questions

1. Which is worse? Being gossiped about or being lied to?

~ Being lied to, a lie can confuse you and interrupt your next action, your next move in something.
   Gossip is other people's stories, if that's what they're going to do, say la vie

2. What is your favorite "Starbucks" drink? Or if you have better taste, Dunkin’Donuts?

~ Havent haven't been to Starbucks, or Dunkin' Donuts, in a long time, so I can't even remember what my favorite drink is there.
   I have been to Tim Hortons, my favorite drink(s!) there are hot chocolate with mint flavoring  (had that this morning!), English toffee  cappuccino, and pumpkin spice cappuccino

3. Name an embarrassing moment (Make it good).

~ The most embarrassing moment in my life, that I can recall, was way back in the late '70s.
   I was just a young girl who had a mad crush on the jockey Steve Cauthen. One Sunday morning a relgious radio station, which also played pop music, wanted people to call in and name a person they loved. So I called in, and I really wanted to say Steve Cauthen's name. The man on the phone was the DJ. I said hello and asked if ny call was live on the air, he said yes and asked me who I loved. Rather than wanting to sound like a teeny bopper, I replied "Well, I don't really "love" him..." The very next second the DJ hung up on me!
   I guess it wasn't what he wanted to hear!

4. Is it hard for you to ask some to forgive you when you have wronged them?

~ I never say the words and ask for forgiveness, I just treat them with much love and kindness, hoping to make up for it

4. Who do you wish you could meet?

~ I wish I could meet Santa Claus!
   I also wish I could meet the host to the nightly radio show Coast to Coast, George Noory

5. Best food comes from which country?

~ Oh there's so many! I especially love Italy's food, Mexico's food, and the good old USA's food

6. Do you like small talk, or deep conversations?

~ Definitely deep conversations, really deep conversations

7. Who do you most want to encourage this year?

~ I don't want to sound selfish but I want to encourage myself this year! I want to encourage myself to get my condo clean (like I tried to encourage myself last year!), to get more exercise, to live a more fulfilling life

8. If those who know you best gave you one piece of advice, what would they say? Would they be right? What will you do about it?

~ They would say to get the ball rolling, get busy and clean my condo, to get my car running again, take my money and have it fixed, and get ready to drive, to exercise more.
   Would they be right? Definitely!
   What will I do about it? Try not to be so worn out and tired after dialysis. I have no idea how to do that.
   It's also hard to accomplish many things when you have no money coming in, but a small disability check (which I'm very very grateful for!)

9. How often do you get real sick?

~ Not often, because when I think of REALLY sick, I think of vomiting, severe headaches, feeling LOUSY, I seldom feel that way.
   My body is very unhealthy though, I do go to dialysis 3 times a week, I have to have a cataract surgery, next Tuesday I have a neck ultrasound because the doctor heard a weird beating in my neck artery, so I guess in a way I'm always really sick. But it's nothing I "feel"

10. Are you a person who has a whole lot of acquaintances, or just a few very close friends?

~ I have several "friends" on Facebook -many, many, many. But are they "close friends"?
   No, actually I'm very much a loner during the day, I'm stuck in my condo all week and the only places I go are doctor appointments and dialysis, so I really kind of have no close friends, but many acquaintances

11. If you could cure a disease, or heal a sickness, which one would you choose?

~ I would heal depression.
   This world is hard enough as it is, life basically "sucks" in a way, bad things happen and they're hard to deal with. When you have bad thoughts on top of it, it makes things even worse.
   By healing depression I believe I would be able to help many conquer their lives. Positivity helps a lot.

12. What was your favorite book of 2016?

~ I didn't have one, I didn't read any books in 2016

13. What was one of your biggest accomplishments in 2016?

~ I would have to say the times I worked out in physical therapy without giving up

14. If you could be guaranteed a spot on the reality show "Survivor", would you go?

~ No, not with my health.
   I wouldn't be able to physically do the activities, I don't have the strength for it, or the endurance.
   I wish I did, if I did I would.
   Maybe I could see myself on the show Road Rules something less active!

15. Which is worse? Shopping for Jeans or a bathing suit?

~ Shopping for a bathing suit!
   I haven't worn a bathing suit for many years! Jeans I wear every day

16. How old was your oldest living relative (still living or in the past)? [editor's note: I haven't got a clue as to what this question means either. That's why it's perfect...]

~ Is there a typo in there???
   My oldest living relative is probably one of my great-aunts, one of my mom's or dad's aunts. How old are they? I have no idea, maybe in their '70s
   How old did my oldest relative ever live to? I'm not sure of that either, how old they lived to or who it was. I think my great-grandmother lived until 100

~~ Sunday Stealing

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Halloween Meme

1. What is the worst treat to get when trick-or-treating?

~ Political and religious information (Jehovah Witness Watchtowers), candy with their papers opened, bad fruit

2. What character from any horror film would you most like to play?

~ The bride of Frankenstein, she had a bit of finesse to her

3. Would you rather be a zombie, alien, or psycho? (why)

~ A psycho, absolute insane freedom to act crazy in a foolish way, I wear really really stupid clothes and not feel insecure about it

4. How many Halloween, Friday the 13th, or Nightmare on Elm Street movies combined do you have on dvd?

~ 0, I just watch them when they're on TV

5. What is the scariest movie you have ever seen?

~ Alien, The Magdalene Sisters

6. Lamest costume you have worn on Halloween?

~ I once dressed up as a Bay City Roller. I thought it was beIing creative (I adored them!). One man didn't give me anything because he said I wasn't in a costume. (Technically that was true because I could have hone out wearing tartan any day of the week!)

7. Favorite Halloween treat?

~ Any mini chocolate candy bar

8. Friendly-faced jack o’lantern or scary one?

~ Both!

9. Have you ever had nightmares about a scary movie character chasing you?

~ Nope

10. Best thing about Halloween?

~ Everything! It's my favorite part of the year! Creative decor, haunted houses, scary movies, pumpkin patches, cider mills, I love it all!

11. Strangest Halloween custom you’ve heard of?

~ i haven't heard of any strange ones

12. Person in your family who most likes Halloween (not counting yourself)?

~ I really don't know. My brothers and sister have never shown a huge interest.

13. Are you superstitious? If so, name at least one superstition of yours.

~ Nope

14. What's your best Halloween memory?

~ Getting Halloween-decorated birthday cakes every year, my birthday is October 27.

15. At what age were you allowed to go trick-or-treating by yourself?

~ I always went with my sister after my mom stopped going with us, I think I was around 11 when she stopped.

Sunday Stealing

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday 5 for June 24: Scattergories, Part 6

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator (this doesn’t really count as one of your five questions)? 


1. What brand or model of car, whose name begins with the letter, would you like to get?

~ Windstar. My family had a white Windstar when I was in my 20's and we drove iot down to Myrtle Beach, SC on many fabulous vacations. We lived in Dearborn Heights, MI, a city right by Detroit, so they were long driving trips that lasted a week. Great memories, great car.

2. What summer activity, whose name begins with the letter, are you looking forward to?

~ Watching the clouds roll by as I sit on my porch in beautiful weather

3. What’s an item in your desk whose name begins with the letter?

~ White Out, it's always been helpful and always will be

4. What’s something, whose name begins with the letter, that you find frightening?

~ Windstorms, dangerous extreme windstorms. My legs aren't as strong as they once were, I walk with a walker now, and walking in windstorms is soooooo not fun!

5. If you had to get a tattoo on your upper arm, what’s something whose name begins with the letter that you could live with?

~ Wizard, a really cool looking wizard

~~ Friday 5

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sunday Stealing:: The Jackals Meme

Question 1: Who is your favorite Musical Artist?

~ Tough question, if I had to choose just one, I'd pick Beethovan, he was a genius.

Question 2: What is your favorite album by that Artist?

~ My favorite song by Beethovan is Moonlight Sonata, that song just deeply touches me

Question 3: Who is your Favorite Blogger?

~ Not to be self-centered or anything, I'd have to choose myself!

Question 4: If you could meet anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and what is interesting about them?

~ Jesus, I find him very interesting, I'd love to personally get to know him as a walking, talking human.

Question 5: What did you want to be when you grew up?

~ Yowza, looking back I wanted to be a twacher, a counselor, a ghost hunter and parapsychologist, a spiritual director, a retreat leader, a jockey, a journalist, a traveling correspondent for the Bay City Rollers, a singer in a rock band, an actress

Question 6: What is the most interesting piece of Trivia that you know?

~ The many similarities and coincidences tying John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. Rather than me listing them all, look here

Question 7: If you could live in any point of history when would it be and why?

~ As I answered in question 5,  the time of Jesus, so I can really talk with him, get to know him, hang out with him. I think there's a lot more to his own personal story and views that was never told. I'd love to sit down with him and get his inside scoop.

Question 8: What do you think of the election in the U.S. so far?

~ I think it sucks, I don't like Trump or Clinton (I dislike Trump more than Clinton, I think if he's nominated you'll find a backloaded sewer system because almost every American will be puking in their toilet every day), I wish a new candidate, an honest, strong, smart candidate would step in and take over. Dreams, dreams, dreams.

Question 9: What is your favorite TV drama? What do you like about it?

~ I'm not into any TV dramas. I like science shows and shows pertaining to parapsychology, such as Ancient Aliens, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters, etc.

Question 10: What is the most interesting job you've ever had?

~ Working as a historical presenter at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. I was Santa's helper, a ghost at their Halloween program, played with kuds and taught them different games in the museum's Hands On section

~~ Sunday Stealing

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunday Stealing: My Friends Call Me Tulip

Can you stay inside all day without getting bored?

~ That's my life 24/7, except for dialysis. I am also bored 25/8, which is probably why I'm starting to see a shrink

Tell us about a TV show that we should watch.

~ Big Bang Theory (to me It's hilarious), Ancient Aliens, Ghost Adventures. Chopped leaves me amazed at times too!

When was the last time you were at your home computer all day?

~ I don't use a bigger computer or laptop anymore, just my cellphone net. And I'm usually here for hours everyday

What websites other than your own do you visit daily?

~ Facebook, assorted games

Do you have a favorite day of the week? Why?

~ Yes, any day I don't go to dialysis! Next werk I'll be going Monday, Wednesday, Friday, picked up by transportation at 6:00 in the mornings!

Did you ever watch Saturday morning cartoons? What was your favorite?

~ I loved it when the Bay City Rollers had a Saturday morning show, they were my studs at the time! I also enjoyed Isis, and if course Bugs and his pals

Were you a comic book fan?

~ Not a big fan, where I had to buy them every week, i enjoyed them though. I do remember Jughead was the first guy I had a wee bit of a crush on, even before I noticed David Cassidy, Tony Orlando or Tony DeFranco

Did you earn an allowance when you were a kid? How much? Was it tied to chores?

~ I could choose $2 or a Mexican Fiesta taco when my parents went out for dinner on Saturday nights, I remember I often chose the taco, they were just that good! Still are!

What is the fanciest type of car you've ridden in? What occasion?

~ Limo, a couple weddings I stood up in

Whats your favorite sport to watch?

~ Figure skating

Ever tried surfing?

~ No, wish I could though!

Have you ever been to a live major team sporting game?

~ Physically, yes, a couple Tiger baseball games. Mentally? I didn't pay attention to any of it, so no.

From a scale of 1 to 5 how athletic are you (1=nerd, 5=very athletic)?

~ -2

What's your favorite horror movie?

~ Alien, the first one, great special effects (I love it when that alien rips out of her stomach and goes flying across the room!)

What is your favorite cult classic movie? 

~ Jacob's Ladder, Harold & Maude, The Umbrellas Of Chernourg

About how many times do you go to the movies a month?

~ I haven't been to the theater since Christmas Day (saw the new Star Wars movie).  I miss the times when I would go two or three times a week at my dollar theater back in the 80's and 90's

Favorite movie, which one came to your head first?

~ Usually it's Somewhere In Time, but What Dreams May Come popped into my mind first today.

What if your life was like a movie? What type of movie would it be?

~ A melancholy indie drama, I'd have it also be a musical

Do you like long series movies, like "Lord of the Rings"?

~ I tend to, loved Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings was OK. I've always thought about taking a full day to watch all The Matrix movies from beginning to end

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sunday Stealing:Meal Skipper Meme

From Tumblr Surveys, Surveys for fun!

1. Do you skip meals sometimes?

~ Often, I can't even remember the last time I had all three meals in one day, was probably my last hospital stay a couple months back

2. Last time you overate?

~ Yesterday! I had a small Hungry Howie pizza with extra cheese and mushrooms, two ice cream sandwiches, handfuls of peanuts, doritos

3. Do you like Mexican food?

~ Love it! Burritoes, tacos, enchiladas, refried beans, hot chips & hot sauce. My favorite restaurant is Mexican Fiesta

4. Do you like Chinese food?

~ Love it! Egg drop soup, crab ragoon, almond chicken, fortune cookies!

5. Do you like Italian food?

~ Love it! Gnocchi, rigatoni, mustachiolli, lasagna, rotini, spumoni!

6. Do you like American food?

~ Love it! Barbecue ribs, texas toast, ot dogs (with just mustard!, ...and chili!), apple pie

7. Have you ever been on a diet?

~ Yes, some weird ones too!

8. Do you like vegetables?

~ Nope, never have! I will eat raw baby carrots (I love the snap in raw carrots!), potatoes (in a million different ways!) and snap peas are fun too!

9. On a scale from 1 to 5 how much do you eat a day (1= not eating, 5= eating 3 meals)?

~ I'll give this about a 3, I snack more than dine on true meals

10. Do you think you eat healthily?

~ Nope!

11. Do you think you are ugly?

~ Nope!

12. Do you like your hair?

~ Of course I do, it's mine!

13. Do you like the way you look?

~ Sure

14. Would you want to change anything?

~ I think it would be a blast if I could instantly change my hair or eye color like I could to dolls I had in my youth!

15. Do you ever wear a lucky color?

~ Nope, don't have one!

16. Do you care how other people see you?

~ Not really, I look good enough to me and if others don't like it then I'm not crazy about their egotistical stupidity

17. Do you or have you ever worn braces?

~ Nope

18. Do you wear glasses and/or contacts?

~ Yep! My eyes are sooooo bad without them! I miss wearing contacts, been sticking with just my thick glasses for months

19. Do you want to gain weight, lose weight, or stay about the same?

~ Stay about the same, but firm up

20. What do you do if you have the flu?

~ Sleep!

21. How many tries to get your drivers license?

~ I got it later than I wish (I was about 24), but it only took one test

22. Are you saving up for anything in the future?

~ Nope, when you have no money coming in, you can't save up for anything either!

23. Do you have a lot of spare time?

~ No, I'm too busy watching TV, surfing the net, sleeping

24. Do you consider yourself a responsible person?

~ Nope, I believe I'd be lieing if I claimed to be!

25. Do you consider yourself a lazy person?

~ This was asked a couple weeks back, wasn't it? I'd look, ...but, well, I'm still lazy

~~ Sunday Stealing

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday 9: The Star Spangled Banner

Memorial Day is a federal holiday designated to honor American service people who died in battle.

The Star Spangled Banner, as sung by Whitney Houston.

From the archives 

1) Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? Do you know anyone who is active military? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)

~ Nope, I'm not, my oldest and youngest brother are, and my dad was. I don't know anybody who is active now.

2) Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food? 

~ I love grilled hot dogs, potato salad, Mexicali chip dip, watermelon

3) Let's celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with ice cream. What's your favorite flavor? Cone or cup?

~ Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream, preferably on a cone, so yum!

4) This marks the weekend when Americans step up their outdoor activity and do things they may not have been able to do during the winter months. For example, when is the last time you rode a bike?

~ When I was maybe about 12, 39 years ago!

5) Or went hiking? 

~ Can't remember ever going on a true hike

6) Or rode a horse?

~ Never rode a horse

7) Or toasted a marshmallow? 

~ I never roasted one on a campfire, the only toasted marsmallows I ever had I roasted on my oven's pilot fire growing up

8) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or fan on? 

~ Yes, my air conditioner

9) Crazy Sam needs your help: What song or a performer would you like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer?You'll begin seeing your suggestions as Saturday 9 themes in mid-Jun

~ Jimmy Buffet, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Jan & Dean

~~ Saturday 9