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

Sunday Stealing: Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter Meme

When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

~ It wasn't a long letter, but I sent friendly postcards with handwritten messages on them. The last one? About a month ago! I ennoy doing this, and I'm sure they enjoy getting them -it's always fun to get a kind note with a cool picture in the mail along with the regular old stuff!

Can you change the oil on a car?

~ Sure I could! You'd have to walk me through the steps first, but I could! I never have before but there's a first time for everything!

Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

~ Yes, a couple times!

Run out of gas?

~ Yes, once

Favorite kind of sandwich?

~ I love many different sandwiches, including sandwich cookies! If I could nake the perfect sandwich it would be on a big kaiser or onion roll, have lots of rare roast beef, cheddar cheese, piled high with dill pickle slices, and have a special sauce, called Bosco Sauce,  the chef use to make at my old job at Rouge Steel in Dearborn. It was a sauce primarily for the roast beef sandwiches you could ask to have added on. I wish I knew what he put in it. I asked him but can only vaguely remember him saying beef base soup, some horseradish I think, and a couple other things. I worked y here from '87 - '89. That sauce was remarkably good!

Best thing to eat for breakfast?

~ I love all sorts of things for breakfast: poached eggs with soft yolk placed upon toast, mushroom & cheese omelette's with red hot sauce to sprinkle upon it, Coco Wheat with toast torn up and scattered in the hot cereal. The breakfast would definitively include orange juice and sausage links!

What is your usual bedtime?

~ Whenever I shut my eyes for it. I have no scheduled time. I live alone, collect disability, the only place I go throughout the week is dialysis. I'd love to go to bed every night at 9:00 like my sister's family, it would be a nice habit to fall into, but I can't get myself to do it!

Are you lazy?

~ Yes, I'll admit to that

When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

~ Many things! I remember dressing up as Snow White, Cinderella, and the plastic masks and some strange material gowns, I dressed as a Bay City Roller one year (dome houses didn't know the Bay City Rollers and claimed I wasn't dressed up, one old man wouldn't even give n e candy! LOL) One year, the last year I went trick or treating I simply dressed as a ghost -threw a sheet over me and cut out holes for the eyes!

Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

~ Currently, no. But thinking of renewing my subscriptions to Oprah and Spirituality & Health again

Which are better, legos or lincoln logs?

~ Legos, you can make creative desk ornaments yo hive to friends!

Are you stubborn?

~ Depending on the situation

Who is better…Leno or Letterman?

~ Leno

Ever watch soap operas?

~ Yes, pretty much for as long as I can remember. Nowadays I watch The Young & The Restless, and The Bold & The Beautiful. Through the years I've also enjoyed The Guiding Light, Capitol, As The World Turns

Afraid of heights?

~ No! I love heights!

Sing in the car?

~ Yes

Dance in the shower?

~ No, I don't want to slip and break a bone

Dance in the car?

~ Sure!

Ever used a gun?

~ Nope

Do you think musicals are cheesy?

~ I love musicals, always have! My favorites are Grease, Mama Mia, West Side Story, Hairspray, The King & I, the list goes on...

Is Christmas stressful?

~ Only kinda stressful because I have no money to celebrate as I wish, buy presents, maje cookies. Because of health problems I haven't sent cards for years. I live alone so I don't put up a tree or decorate. Last ywar on Christmas I went with my cousins to see yge new Star Wars movie and eat at a Chinese buffet restaurant. I miss my old time Christmases when my parents were alive.

Ever eat a pierogi?

~ Yes! I love them, especially the potato and cheese ones! Not too crazy about the sauerkraut ones. My church serves them at their fish fries during lent

Major annoyance right now?

~ Needing to walk with a walker, having to go to kidney dialysis, not working or getting out socially, not being able to drive my convertible in this beautiful weather we've been having (the battery is dead, I haven't driven it since the day I broke my wrist last July, it desperately needs gas when I do drive it again, it currently has no insurance because I cancelled it this month not knowing when my situations will improve). Loneliness, no money, ill, most major annoyance? Depression

Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

~ I wanted to be a singer, a jockey, a teacher, a publicist for The Bay City Rollers, a retreat leader, a spiritual director

Do you believe in ghosts?

~ I love ghost hunting shows, would love to be a ghost hunter myself, but I won't claim to be an absolute believer until I can positively claim I've experienced one. I'm very much an open skeptic.

~~ Sunday Stealing

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday 9: LIttle Red Corvette

From the archives.
In memory of Prince (1958-2016)

1) The subject of this song is frankly sexual. Do you blush easily?

~ No, I use to a little, but with showing soooooo much in TV and movies this day, it's commonplace

2) Prince was his real first name (Prince Rogers, to be exact). Growing up, his relatives called him "Skipper." Do you have any nicknames within your family?

~ Nope

3) Prince said he was "obsessed" with Mozart and read whatever he can find about the composer. What's the last book you read?

~ It's been so long,  I really don't know!

4) Between Prince and The Beach Boys, the Corvette is a much sung-about car. Tell us about your vehicle.

~ Cream-colored 2005 PT Cruiser convertible.

5) In the 1980s, when Prince was popular, MTV could turn a song into a hit. In 2016, where do you hear new music?

~ I've basically been hearing ALL the music that I hear on Spotify.

6) In 1982, when "Little Red Corvette" ruled the airwaves, Braniff Airways shocked the travel industry and threw passengers into chaos by declaring bankruptcy. When did you last fly? Did your trip go smoothly?

~ Last flew in 2007, to Austin, Texas, a good friend's wedding. It went great! I was alone and loved my last row window seat!

7) 1982 is also the year Disney opened Epcot. Have you ever been to a Disney park?

~ Nope, none of them. I would love to though!

8) 1982 is the year Cheers premiered. The sitcom was set in a bar where "everybody knows your name." Tell us about your favorite local bar or restaurant.

~ Mexican Fiesta, I LOVE that place, love it so much I threw my own birthday party there last year! ...And will again this year!

9) The 1980s were considered a highpoint in professional tennis, with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe dominating the sport. Do you play tennis?

~ Nope, never have

Six-Word Saturday

Rest In Peace, Prince, Musical Royalty

Sunday Stealing: Ask Questions, Yo

1. Are you a very open or private person?

~ Neither, I can be open, can be private, but neither one would be "very"

2. Change one thing about the world what would it be?

~The costs, the cost of many different things

3. Live in any country/city, where would you choose?

~ I would like to live in Sedona, Arizona, it seems like life would be beautiful there!

4. What perfume do you wear?

~ I wear Ciara the most, receive many compliments on it - have for years!

5. How are you feeling right now?

~ Bored, stuck in my dialysis chair for two more hours!

6. If money was no object, where would you move to?

~ Santorina Island, Greece, it seems like life would be beautiful there too!

7. Who was the last person to make you cry?

~ A guy I had a MAJOR crush on

8. What age do people usually mistake you for?

~ I don't know, they never really tell me, they do usually think I'm much younger than I am, ...or I'm just fooling myself! HAHA!

9. Is there a song which can bring you to tears instantly?

~ The theme for "Somewhere In Time", it brings me to a happy long-ago part of my life. The whole soundtrack is beautiful!

10. Do you play video games?

~ Nope, never got into it, I was never good at the ones they have in theatre lobbies or airports. My brother had Atari in the 70's and I always got a kick out of Space Invaders though!

11. What do you think about before you go to bed?

So many things, that day, outer space, maybe plans for the next day if I have something planned

12. Have you ever online dated?

~ Nope

13. Do you get cranky when you’re hungry?

~ Yes! Very!

14. What drink did you last consume?

~ Small English Toffee Cappuccino from Tim Horton

15. Have you ever tripped while walking up the stairs?

Yes, a couple times growing up, we had a 3-story home and I was a bit clumsy at times

16. Is there something you’re happy about at the moment?

~ I'm happy that I had a kind driver going into dialysis, who had no problem taking me through Tim Horton's drive thru on he wa

17. Are you a shy person?

~ Yes, I was even voted shyest and quietest for my class in 8th grade, 10th, 11th, and 12th! I was the shy and quiet girl who sat at the back of my classes writing poetry and daydreaming

18. Were you happy when you woke up today?

This morning, nah. Didn't get much sleep last night, then fell under at about 5, I hate doing that on dialysis mornings

19. Do you like rain?

~ Love it! I love downpours, sweet sprinkles, and everything in between!

20. Can you go a day without music?

~ Yep, I can do that

~~ Sunday Stealing

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

10 On Tuesday: 10 Things You Do To Calm Down

1. Write! Pouring all the words locked up in my head definitely calms me down!
2. Play all sorts of games on my phone, great apps!
3. Go to a nice little restaurant, especially Coney's, to eat and relax
4. Sleep! I love when I go to bed with my head full of angers, worries, or sorrow, and I wake up with it all cleared out, anew again
5. Listen to the birds outside my window
6. Eat comfort foods
7. Call a friend and chat
8. Listen to music
9. Pray
10. Color

~~ 10 On Tuesday

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Six Word Saturday: April 2

It's Spring!  It's April! ...It's snowing?!?!

Saturday 9: Fool On The Hill

Saturday 9: Fool on the Hill (1967)
Unfamiliar with today's song? We can't help you. The YouTube copyright police have removed the Beatles' version.

1) Friday was April Fool's Day. Did you pull any pranks? Did anyone put anything over on you?

~ Nope, I live alone, nobody to play one on! Boring!

2) The practice of playing tricks on one another on April 1 dates back at least to the 14th century and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales includes a mention of it. Geoffrey Chaucer has been called England's greatest poet. Quote a bit of poetry for us. (It doesn't have to be English, or great.)

~ Time, it comes
Time,  it goes
Sometimes fasr
Sometimes slow
This I say
Because this I know
Time, it comes
Time, it goes

(...I wrote this myself!)

3) Beatle Paul is a huge Elvis fan and is happy to own the bass that was played on Elvis' 1954 recording of "That's All Right, Mama." Tell us about one of your prized possessions.

~ My convertible PT Cruiser :)

4) In contrast to his easygoing persona, Sir Paul has been described by former band mate Ringo Starr as strong willed and "determined to get his own way." Do you consider yourself strong willed and determined? Or are you more easy going?

~ Much more easy going!

5) The Beatles once bought a Greek island, planning to live and record there, but sold it after a few months because it started to seem like a bad, expensive idea. Tell us about a purchase that gave you buyer's remorse.

~ I'm not too crazy about my sofa and love seat, I wish I had chosen a different color

6) Legend has it that the Beatles officially broke up in Disney World. John Lennon was staying at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort when he received and signed the court papers that dissolved the group. Have you ever conducted business while on vacation?

~ No, I don't remember ever doing that. But I've also never had a job I needed to do it for.

7) George Harrison loved puttering around in the garden and dedicated his autobiography to "gardeners everywhere." Do you have a green thumb?

~ Nah, I love plants, but I'm sure they'd prefer that I didn't!

8) Ringo regrets not having saved more Beatles memorabilia, which he realizes now would be worth a fortune. Are you a pack rat?

~ Not a pack rat, but definitely a clutter hound!

9) Random question: Which do you prefer, Girl Scout cookies or Boy Scout popcorn?

~ Girl Scout cookies! And I enjoy several of the (especially peanut butter patties!) I didn't even know the Boy Scouts sell popcorn!

~ Saturday 9

Sunday Stealing: 212 Meme

Stolen from: i take surveys

Is your birth year an odd or even number?:

~ 1964, an even number

Which one of your friends is the most outgoing?:

~ That's hard to tell, many of them are

Have you eaten any of your favorite foods today?:

~ Nope, but then again, I haven't eaten anything today!

When did you last find yourself in an awkward situation?:

~ This morning a transportation van came to drive me to dialysis. Usually I have a thoughtful driver who will fold my walker, lift it up into the van or car trunk and open the door for me. Today's driver, who I had never met before,  didn't get out to help. It was a hard door to open, I opened the front passenger door (an elderly lady was sitting there) and I told him about the problem I was having. He said "Pull it!" and stayed sitting there. I got it open, folded my walker and threw it in. I got in and the door was as hard to close as it was to open. When I arrived at dialysis he said "OK, there you go", and still sat. I got out and said, in quite a rude tone, "You'll have to shut this door! Thank you!" and walked in, as he stayed in his seat.

When was the last time you ignored, or went against, someone’s advice?:

~ I really can't remember!

What happened?:

~ I can't remember!

How many different towns/cities have you lived in?:

~ Two, Dearborn Heights and Livonia, both in Michigan

When was the last time you had Nutella?:

~ That's been a couple years

Who is your favorite character in“The Big Bang Theory”?:

~ Sheldon Cooper, and Jim Parsons is PERFECT for that role!

What are your parents’ middle names?:

~ Anne and Vincent (that was my dad's middle name, his first was Charles, but he used his middle name as his main name and everybody called him Vince)

Name someone with a sexy sounding voice.:

~ Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Eric Braedan

Are your eyes the same color as your sibling’s?:

~ Nope, mine are green, my sister and two brothers have brown, one brother has hazel

How many pets do you have? Would you like any more?:

~ At the moment, none. I would love to have another cat, some betta, hamster, and dog if I wasn't living in a condo)

Is there a song you can’t stop listening to atm?:

~ Nope

Is there a song that you’re fed up of hearing?:

~ No, I never really listen to the radio anymore, the songs I do listen to are my playlists on Spotify and I chose them all! I have a list of nearly 200 songs I listen to the most!

Did you have a strange or interesting dream last night?:

~ I can vaguely remember it, but I do remember thinking it was a good one

Name 3 things that are in your refrigerator atm.:

~ A turkey, pickles, yogurt

Which friend do you confide in most?:

~ My sister

What was your most recent reason for smiling?

~ This morning, as I was being driven into dialysis, three snowflakes hit my window, and I smiled thinking they just may be the last snowflakes I see for the season! Yay!!!

~~ Sunday Stealing

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Easter Meme

Stolen from: The Archives

Five Things I have A Passion For:
* Animals
* Music & making playlists on Spotify
* Really fun game apps (I'm always on the lookout! Do you have any you'd like to recommend? )
* Awesome restaurants with great menus
* Family & friends

Five Things I'd like to Learn Before I Die:
* How exhilarating it feels to take a hot air balloon ride
* How beautiful the Grand Canyon looks in person
* How fun it is to spend a weekend at Cedar Point just riding roller coasters
* How enjoyable it is to swim with a dolphin
* How wonderful it is to be madly, deeply, incredibly in live with someone and be loved in return

Five Things I say A Lot:
* "Can you go through the Tim Horton drive thru? It's just past Six mile" -to transportation driver on my way into dialysis
* "I'll take a English Toffee cupacino and an oatmeal raisin cookie" -to Tim Horton cashier
* "How much time do I have left?" -to dialysis techs and nurses
* "What's my blood pressure? " - to dialysis techs and nurses
* "How ya doing?" -to everyone who says hi to me first, it's amazing how few answer

Five Books and/or magazines I have Read Lately:
I haven't read any books or magazines lately, so I'll list Five Websites I've Been Spending My Time On Lately
* Facebook
* Listology
* Quora
* Blogspot
* Spotify

Five Favorite Movies:
* Somewhere In Time
* What Dreams May Come
* Dead Poet's Society
* The Secret Of Roan Inish
* The Sixth Sense

Five Places I would like to Travel To:
* Santorini
* Ibiza, to eat at Sublimotion (true, it's a $2000 meal, but it would be mind blowing, I've heard!)
* Chicago, where I would begin my trip down Route 66
* Myrtle Beach, where my family would drive to and vacation every year (my aunt & uncle had a time share condo at the Sands Hotel and one at The Pelican)
* Sedona, Arizona

~~ Sunday Stealing

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Saturday 9: Kiss from a Rose (1996)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is from the movie, Batman Forever. The movie Batman v. Superman will be out later this month. In that matchup, who do you support -- The Caped Crusader or The Man of Steel?

~ Wow, why would these two have to be dueling each other? I thought they were both always good guys! Between these two I would choose Superman, but I would have to watch and see how the stories unfold first

2) "Rose" became a popular name in the 19th century, when parents also began naming their daughters "Iris," "Violet," "Daisy" and "Lily." Do you know anyone who has a flower name?

~ I know a Rose, a sweet lady I use to work with

3) This week's artist, Seal, has something to fall back on. At his parents' insistence, before he pursued music he got an associate degree in architecture from a small college in Westminster. What's the last grade you completed?

~ I completed my Associates Degree, with honors!

4) Seal wrote this song back in the 1980s but didn't really like it very much. His producer discovered it when they were looking for material to complete Seal's second album and the result was several Grammys. Tell us about a time when something turned out better than you thought it would.

~ Every time I ask my transportation to dialysis if they can swing through the Tim Horton drive thru so I can get a breakfast on my way in, they really don't have to be so sweet but I love it when they are!

5) Ex-wife Heidi Klum is not the only model in Seal's life. He also dated Tyra Banks. Can you name another famous model?

~ Christie Brinkley, Twiggy, Elle Macpherson

6) Seal is currently involved with yet another model, Australian Erica Packer. Between them they have seven children. How many siblings do you have, and are you the oldest, youngest, or in the middle?

~ There are five children in my family, I have three older brothers and one younger sister

7) Seal's birthday was back on February 19. Let's think about your birthday. If you could have any type of cake you wanted, what would you request?

~Chocolate cake, with chocolate frosting, crushed nuts on the side, and decorated for Halloween (my birthday is October 27)

8) In 1996, when this song was popular, Lyle and Erik Menendez were found guilty of murdering their parents in a crime and trial that dominated the news in Los Angeles. What are people in your town talking about?

~ The presidential election coming up

9) Random question: There's an old saying, "Like nails on a blackboard." Sam can't recall ever hearing nails on a blackboard, but she knows she hates the sound of a dripping faucet. What sound bothers you the most?

~ The sound of uncontrollable sobbing, abuse to animals, people speaking rudely, my alarm clock when i don't want to wake up

~~ Saturday 9

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday 5 for March 18: Ticket to the Weekend

How many traffic tickets have you received, and what was the first?

~ The best way for me to answer this is to say "less than 10"! I've had a couple throughout the years, I can't remember the first one

What are some of the ticket stubs you’ve held onto?

~ I believe I still have my concert ticket stub from seeing Springsteen back in '85, great concert! I might still have one for a Bob Seger concert I saw too

What have you seen because someone had extra tickets?

~ I somehow received free tickets for the Detroit Renaissance Festival for free, can't remember from who or why.

I do recall I had an extra one so when I arrived at the festival with a friend, instead of selling it to somebody in the ticket line, I walked up to the last person in the line, and asked him if that was the line for tickets. He said it was and I gave it to him for free. I figured I got them for free, I may as well make somebody else's day by giving it to him for free as well. He was very happy and said he felt like he "just won first place"! I was happy to do that!

What have you won in drawings or raffles?

~ I won a Princess Di beannie baby, a basket full of dog yummies for my dog one year, and there was something I won at a work Christmas party one year but can't remember what it was -i just remember winning something and having to walk up stage before a crowd to get it!

How do you and your friends usually handle a restaurant bill?

~ We pay for our own order, usually ask for separate bills

~~ Friday 5

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thursday 13: St. Patrick's Day

13 St. Patrick's Day Memories
1. Watching the movie The Quiet Man on TV with mom every year
2. A 'Totally Chocolate' pot luck that was held at a job one year in which our whole department brought in something with chocolate in it, I felt so jittery that night!
3. Enjoying the St. Patrick's Day cupcakes mom bought every year
4. Sitting on the porch on a fair weather day as my brother and his friends played in the front yard back in the '70's
5. My mom making corned beef and cabbage for dinner on St. Patrick's Day (I never liked it myself! )
6. Always wearing something green on St. Patrick's Day
7. Making up a plate of sweets I collected at a church festival for St. Patrick's Day, and giving them to our priest on one of my mom's best dishes because I thought he may like it (had a strange crush on that man!)
8. Going to the St. Patrick's Day parade in Detroit with some church members
9. Listening to, and enjoying, The Irish Rovers album The Unicorn. My mom had their album, I liked this one!
10. Always wanting to go to a bar to enjoy green beer with friends, but never having the chance.
11. Learning that in Ireland they don't go wild and celebrate like they do in he U.S.
12. Going to a St. Patrick's Day dinner at my sister's house, who made corned beef and cabbage. One year while there I had a peanut butter sandwich, the next year she talked me into a corned beef sandwich on rye bread with Russian salad dressing on it. -It was actually So Yum!
13. Making shamrock origami for a friend of mine, and giving him a pretty stone that was clear and held a four-leaf clover in it, he said he was going to use it as his card holder when he played poker

~~ Thursday 13

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Puzzler Meme

Stolen from: Love me some surveys

1.What time is it?

~ It's Howdy Doody Time!

2. Quick. What’s the first green thing you see?

~ Grass! The snow's melted off of it!

3. Do you like those Sudoku puzzles?

~ Love them! I even have a Sudoku app on my phone, and it has several variations! Sudoku is a fun puzzle, and can be played with letters, shapes, pictures, as well as numbers! Fun!

4. Do you own a plaid shirt?

~ Of course! I still love plaid flannel shirts!

5. What’s your favorite kind of pie?

~ Many! Especially lemon meringue, French Silk, Dutch Apple, ...soooo yum! My Absolute favorite was a pie I saw (and made!) on,  Oats And Honey Granola Pie. Loved it!

6. Have you read a book today?

~ Nope

7. Do you like going to museums?

~ Yes! I was even a presenter at one from '95-'99, Henry Ford Museum, in Dearborn, Michigan. Great place, great job!

8. Have you ever been to Washington D.C.? Or your nation's capital?

~ Washington DC -no. Lansing, Michigan- yes! Way back in 8th grade, winter of '77

9. Have you ever been to the state of Washington?

~ Nope

10. Do you like apple juice?

~ Yes, if it's really, Really, REALLY cold juice

11. How cold is it outside?

~ Right now it is 57° outside, not too bad, a wee nip of a chill

12. Have you ever taken a course in Chemistry?

~ Nope, I think it would be fun though!

13. Do you like to draw?

~ Not really, I still love to color though!

14. What do you put on your french fries?

~ Ketchup, chili, cheddar cheese

15. Do you like everything to match?

~ I don't need it, but it's OK

16. Do you like mustard?

~ Yes, ...on my hot dogs I, more often than not, just have mustard on it

17. Would you ever work at a movie theater?

~ Sure!

18. Do you have a phone charger in your car?

~ Nope

19. Have you ever slept through an alarm?

~ Yes! I was very late for work that day!

20. Do you like pineapple on pizza?

~ Love it!  I often get a pineapple pizza delivered to me from Hungry Howies (on butter cheese crust! Yum!)

21. Do you like to hold hands?

~ I don't mind it

22. Do you want a tattoo?

~ I wouldn't mind that either, especially if it was a reeeeeally cool work of art!

23. When is the last time you ordered from a catalog?

~ A paper catalogue? Can't remember! I order things from Amazon though

24. Do you know anyone who has a collection of old records?

~ Pretty sure my brother does, I think he has many of my mom's old albums. I miss hearing old records! I adored Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frank Sinatra

25. What’s the name of the gas station you last stopped at?

~ My corner BP, to cash a $4 Power Ball ticket in

26. What was the first song you heard today?

~ I believe it was Triumph's Magic Power that was the first to play on my Spotify play list this morning

27. Have you ever gotten a magazine subscription as a gift?

~ Yes, many throughout my years! Spirituality & Practice, Oprah, Cosmopolitan, Glamour

28. What was the last video you watched on YouTube?

~ A video on how male Peacocks like to impress the ladies by shimmying and shaking their peacock feathers

29. Have you ever sacrificed something for someone you love?

~ To be honest, I really can't remember doing that!

30. Have you ever had your picture in the newspaper?

~ Nope

~ Sunday Stealing

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sunday Stealing: OLOGY Meme

from The Archives

What is your least favorite salad dressing?

~ Probably Catalina

What is your least favorite fast food restaurant?

~ Wendy's

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?

~ Mexican Fiesta

On average, what would cause you to flirt with the server?

~ If he's sweet enough to do so

What food could you eat every day just to "get along"?

~ Pizza

What pizza toppings would make you hurl?

~ Anchovies (rubber salt!), green peppers, onion

What food is likely to get you "in the mood..."?

~ Chocolate lava cake (well, chocolate anything!), Rare beef wellington, Double cheese double mushroom pizza

What is your favorite type of gum to get off your shoe?

~ I don't like scraping ANY gum off my shoes!!

Number of contacts you'd never let your significant other see on your cell phone?

~ 0

Number of contacts in your email address book that are exes?

~ 1

Do you judge others about the wallpaper on their computer?

~ I don't judge them, but I certainly learn more about them!

What is your favorite technology from the past that is now obsolete?

~ I miss the sound of typewriters!

Do you have stuff on your computer that you'd never want someone to see?

~ Yes

Are you right-handed or left-handed?

~ Right

Do you like your smile?

~ Yes :)

What's your best feature?

~ My laugh

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?

~ Yes, when I broke my hip and had a surgery I lost an inch of height from my right leg

Which of your five senses do you think is keenest?

~ Sight

When was the last time you had a cavity?

~ Grade school

What is the heaviest item you lifted last?

~ My TV

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?

~ Nope

If you could, would you wanna know the day you were going to die?

~ Yes

Is love for real?

~ Yes, in many different versions

If you could change your first name, what would you change it to?

~ I'd take my middle name, Margaret

What color do you think looks best on you?

~ Green

Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?

~ Yes, when I was working as a presenter at Henry Ford Museum. A bug flew into my mouth as I was giving my spiel and rather than going nuts I calmly continued with the presentation! It was a tiny little thing, I don't think anyone noticed!

Have you ever saved someone's life?

~ Not that I know of

Has someone ever saved yours?

~ With as many times as I've been in the hospital throughout the past four years for various reasons, I'd have to say yes

Would you walk naked down a public street for $100,000?

~ Sure, if I got to choose the time and did it at 3:00 AM

Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?

~ Sure, if it was a quick smooch like kissing my mom or sister

Would you cut off one of your little fingers for $200,000?

~ Nope, too much pain

Would you never blog again for $50,000?

~ Yes, I'd turn more to my paper journals

Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?

~ Nope, unless it was for a rare, uncommon medical journal

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?

~ Sure!

Would you give up watching television for a year for $25,000?

~ Absolutely!

What is in your left pocket?

~ Nothing

Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?

~ Mostly carpet, the bathroom is hard floor

Do you sit or stand in the shower?

~ Stand

Could you live with roommates?

~ I prefer my privacy, but I could if I had to

How many pairs of flip flops do you own?

~ 0, never liked flip flops!

Where were you born?

~ Detroit, Michigan

Last time you had a run-in with the cops?

~ Years

What do you want to be when you grow up?

~ Parapsychologist, Ghost Hunter

Friend you talked to?

~ My friend Kristy

Last person you called?

~ My sister

Person you hugged?

~ I really can't remember!


~ 239, I have no idea why, but it is!


~ I have soooo many! Soft baby blue, lavender, shades of green


~ Autumn

Missing someone?

~ Definitely


~ Bored

Listening to?

~ The TV


~ Ghost Adventures

Worrying about?

~ Finances

First place you went this morning?

~ To the bathroom!

What can you not wait to do?

~ Eat at my favorite restaurant again

What's the last movie you saw?

~ Star Wars: The Force Awakens

When was the last time you got caught cheating?

~ Can't remember ;)

Are you a sexy person?

~ At times!

Now that the survey's (or meme) done what are you going to do?

~ Watch more Ghost Adventures

~ Sunday Stealing

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Laundry Day Meme

Stolen from: Love me some surveys

Do you know any couples that have been married for a very long time?

~ The longest married couple I know is probably my brother and sister-in-law, they were married 26 years ago.

What are you tired of people telling you?

~ That I should try for a kidney transplant. I've been in dialysis for four years. I had a surgery last week where my right thigh catheter was declotted and removed and a graft was put in my left. I reeeeally don't want to live my life with two tubes hanging on my leg, so I told my dialysis social worker "OK, it's time to be tested"

Which type of ice cream do you prefer?

~ Anything with chocolate chunks and peanuts, my favorite is Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream

Do you have a little sister?

~ Yes, she's my only sister, and has been my greatest aid in my years of troubles and sickness

What’s her name?

~ Carole

What was the last movie you watched on TV?

~ An entire movie? Can't remember, I usually lose attention

If the internet was not available right now, what would you do instead?

~ Write in my journal, watch TV, maybe read a book

Do you complain a lot?

~ Kinda, in a soft voice

Name a movie that your favorite actor is in.

~ The Usual Suspects (I Love My Kevin Spacey!)

Do you like your toes?

~ Yes! They're freakin' adorable!

Would you rather go to an authentic haunted house or an ancient temple?

~ Haunted house! I love ghost hunting!

Have you ever had champagne? Did you like it?

~ I believe I had a few sips at some weddings. Wasn't crazy about it, which is why it was just a few mere sips.

Are there any seashells in your room?

~ Yes! I love seashells!

What was the reason for the last time you went outside?

~ To get inside a cab to go to dialysis

Do you like fruity or minty gum?

~ Depends on my mood, I like both

Are you looking forward to any day of this month?

~ Well, being that tomorrow is the last day of the month, I guess I'm looking forward to tomorrow

What was the last graduation you attended?

~ Five years ago, when my sister graduated from nursing school

Do you rummage through the $5 movie bin at Walmart every time?

~ I don't recall ever being in a Walmart!

What day of the week do you usually do laundry?

~ My sister comes to pick up my laundry for me. I walk with a walker now and my machines are two stories down in my condo.

Do you like using air fresheners?

~ Yes! Love them! And incense!

Are your nails ever painted red?

~  Nope. They haven't been painted for a long long time, but if I were to paint them I wouldn't choose red. I don't dislike red, it's just not my favorite.

When you were a baby, did you have a favorite blanket?

~ Yes, I remember a green blanket I kept with me

Ever been on a cruise?

~ Does the Bob-Lo boat count? I use to love that!

Would you rather go to Alaska or Russia?

~ Alaska

Strawberries or bananas?

~ Strawberries, bananas aren't allowed on a renal diet

Are you wearing socks?

~ Yes! And a shoe from my podiatrist

When’s the last time you went to the mall?

~ Haven't been in a major mall for quite some time. Can't remember the last time! I was in a strip mall with my sister last week to eat in a Coney.

~~ Sunday Stealing

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Why Do You Want To Know That Meme, part four

Stolen from: Love me some surveys

76. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
~~ Take care of your health & body, I wish I had followed it

77. Is it easier to forgive or forget?
~~ Forgive, I can let bygones be bygones, but the memory of the pain it caused tends to stay with me. Which at times proves to be good, it's a good teaching tool of what to do or what not to do

78. First mobile phone?
~ If I recall correctly it was a Nextel, I loved the walkie talkie on it!

79. Strangest dream?
~~ Strangest Nighttime Dream: Walking through a parking lot/field I use to live by and walked into a colorful fairyland when I got to the end of the path
Strangest Personal Dream: Spend a weekend at Cedar Point riding every roller coaster over and over and over!

80. Best dream?
~~ Best Nighttime Dream: Holding and spending time with my beautiful cat Smokey after he passed away and telling him "What are you doing here? You passed away!" It was a lucid dream!
Best Personal Dream: To find a fabulous guy who I can have a fantastic relationship and light up my world with

81. Who is the smartest person you know?
~~ My friend Kristie, who is a walking encyclopedia and knows a little bit about everything. She's always handy with good advice too!

82. Who is the prettiest person on you know?
~~ There's so many, I can't decide on "prettiest".

83. Do you miss anyone right now?
~~ Many people

84. Who do you love? Why?
~~ I love one of the techs in dialysis, a young man name John! Why? He's the funniest person I've ever known, and a fun flirt! Reminds me of M*A*S*H's Hawkeye Pierce!

85. Do you like sharing?
~~ Sure

86. What was the last picture you took with your phone?
Me in dialysis, right now. Blood going out, clean blood coming in.

87. Is there a reason behind everything that happens?
~~ I'd have to say yes, I can't think of anything that happens that I can't finish the statement "That happened because..." to

88. Favorite genre of music?
~~ Ambient (Enya, Enigma, Kitaro, ...)

89. If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
~~ Pained

90. Describe your life in 5 words.
~~ Empty, Sad, Lonely, Broken, Hopeful (Yes, it's been sad but I try my damnedest to keep finding things to smile for)

91. Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
~~ Decided to buy a convertible when I needed a new car because that's what I always wanted and was willing to lay out the payments even though I had heavy financial problems

92. First three songs in your favorite playlist?
~~ Photograph -  Ringo Starr
Layla - Derek & The Dominos
Miracles - Jefferson Starship

93. Are you more creative or logical?
~~ Creative

94. Would you rather lie or hurt someone with the truth?
~~ Hurt someone with the truth, atleast they would know. It may hurt but they would then, hopefully, be able to assist themselves and go forward. I would tell them the painful truth with tact, respect and as much kindness as I could muster, let them know I'm there for them if they need to talk, and follow up with checking in on them every few days. I would atleast help to get them through the aftermath.

95. What are you most proud of?
~~ Not needing a hit of numbing spray at dialysis to hold back the pain of the needles

96. What personality trait do you admire in other people?
~~ Kindness

97. When you imagine yourself as really, really relaxed and happy, what are you doing?
~~ Enjoying dinner at my favorite restaurant with friends and family

98. How do you usually start a conversation?
~~ Hi!

99. What is the best news you could hear right now?
~~ Within the next few weeks your health problems will fade away, you will be strong enough to walk without your walker, your finances will be much better, your medical bills will be paid, you'll have the strength and energy to get out of your condo and enjoy life, you will no longer need to go to dialysis again.

~~ Sunday Stealing

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunday Stealing: This Year Meme

Stolen from: Hubpages

This Year:
A bad habit I'm going to break:
~Not cleaning my condo or car

A new skill I'd like to learn:
~ I'd lie to learn to play chess and backgammon. Two games that have been around for a long, long time

A person I'd like to be more like:
~ My sister, who keeps her house, her family, herself in order with love and a lot of strength

A good deed I'm going to do:
~ Earn 2016 grains of rice on FreeRice every week

A place I'd like to visit:
~ I would LOVE to go to to Cedar Point, especially to go on new coasters I haven't been on

A book I'd like to read:
~ The Power Of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

A letter I'm going to write:
~ I'm going to send postcards! It's a new trend I'm going to break myself into, I love that I can even create my own on!

A new food I'd like to try:
~ I'd like to try sushi. I've had it, only one roll before, but I'd like to compare several at one time.

I'm going to do better at:
~ Writing in my blog

~~ Sunday Stealing