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