Monday, September 30, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- 4 Unrelated Questions

4 Unrelated Questions

1.   Have you ever known anyone that’s been on tv, including you?  Our church choir used to be on tv at Christmas showing our Christmas special.  I was in choir, so I was on tv was my husband.  We were also on tv during the I Love America event on the 4th of July singing in the choir.  I also went to high school with a girl that was on the movie Winter's Bone...Shelley Waggoner.

2.   What do you find yourself buying all the time?  lots of things...right now I need Tide, Ibuprofen and body soap.  We seem to always need food and drinks though.

3.   When was the last time you got a real letter in the mail? over the summer

4.   Have you ever lived in a house/apartment that has been broken into?  no

Friday, September 27, 2019

Saturday 9- Shake It Off

Shake It Off (2014)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) This song makes Crazy Sam want to dance. What song inspires you to get on your feet?  Oh goodness, too many to mention.  I love 80's music though, so probably something from then.

2) Paul McCartney met Taylor Swift at the SNL 40 Anniversary special and told her he really enjoys playing and singing this song. What's the last song you sang along with? Don't Bring Me Down- ELO...driving home from work I heard it on the radio.

3) The lyrics tell us Swift "shakes off" nasty gossip and unfair criticism. What about you? Do you worry about what others think of you?  I don't worry, but it does bother me sometimes. 

4) Her parents are big music fans, and were going to name their baby (boy or girl) "Taylor" after their favorite artist, James Taylor. Can you think of a singer that your mom and/or dad really enjoyed?  My mom loved Elvis and still does.

5) She grew up on an 11-acre Christmas tree farm. Do you get a fresh tree every year, or do you have an artificial tree, or do you not put up a tree at all?  We have an artificial tree. 

6) Taylor Swift is 5'10". According to the CDC, the average American woman is 5'4" while men are, on average, 5'9". Are you taller or shorter than average?  exactly average.  That seems short to me.  It seems like everyone is taller than me.

7) She enjoys good, old fashioned mysteries, especially those by Agatha Christie. Are you currently reading a book for pleasure?  no, with all of the new tv shows starting, I have given up trying to read until I actually will have some time off from work...I have a day off in October, so maybe then.

8) Her brother Austin is a freelance photographer who took the official pictures for her 2008 concert tour. Who took the last photo of you?  I have my picture taken almost daily at school for Seesaw...which is a way to communicate with parents through one of my co-workers...even just a fun picture was one of my co-workers.

9) Random question: What's your go-to comfy outfit?  yoga pants, t-shirt and tennis shoes.


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunday Stealing- Colloquium

1. Last person you were in a car with?  My mom.  We went and got some dinner Friday night.

Any plans for tomorrow?  Work and Josh has counseling in the afternoon.

Best friend or close friends?  my work friends are my closest friends...Lori, Kris, Beth, Tanya, Helen and Megan.  My friend Tanya is holding the baby, she just had a baby on the ground (left) and I am standing next to her.  Then Megan (speech in the red), Kris.  Back is Lori, Helen and Beth (process coordinator).  I love these girls.

Is tomorrow going to be a good day?  of course!

Ever thrown up in public?  yes, more than once.  I used to be so pukey.  I am much better now.  I haven;t done that in years.

What’s on your mind RIGHT NOW?  The Kansas City Chiefs game coming on later and the rain we are supposed to get.

Who was the last person you talked to?  Josh

What is the WORST subject they teach at school?  I am not sure.  Whatever I might say may be someone's favorite class.

Have you seen anyone lately that you don’t get along with?  no, I steer clear of people I do not get along with.

What is your favourite color top to wear?  black

Have you ever been in a car accident?  no

What’s the closest thing to you that’s green?  my area rug has some green in it.

Where would you like to be right now? right where I home.      

Is anything bugging you right now?  not really

Is life going right for you now?  meh, we do the best we can.  It isn't bad, but it could be better.

Is there someone you care about more than yourself?  Josh

What made you laugh today?  I haven't been up long, so I do not think anything has made me laugh yet.

What was the last movie you watched?  it was a hallmark movie. 

What was the last conversation you had about?  It was probably about baseball with my husband.

What were you doing at 7:00 this morning?  sleeping

Do you like your hair long or short?  long

Do you like the rain?  I do!  I really hope it rains today.  We need the rain.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Saturday 9- The Candy Man

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

1) This song is from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder. The movie was remade as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. Which Wonka did you prefer? That is not one of my favorite movies.  That said, I have seen the one with Gene Wilder, but not the one with Johnny Depp.  I enjoy Johnny Depp, so I really cannot answer.

2) In the movie, this song is sung by Bill, the candy store shopkeeper. Think about the last counter person you dealt with. We know that he or she likely didn't break into song, but did you two engage in conversation?  I went to the chiropractor today and I talked a lot with the office administrator.  We were laughing and having a good time.

3) The lyrics tell us that The Candy Man can make the world taste good. What's the last thing you ate? Was it delicious, or just OK?  I just ate a couple of peanut M&M's...they were delicious.
4) The most popular recording of this song was by Sammy Davis,  Jr. Sammy was in a horrific car accident when he was 29 years old. His cheek and nose were broken and he lost an eye. That he survived at all left him reflective and after his hospitalization, he converted to Judaism. Do you still worship in the faith you were raised in?   I am still Christian, but I was raised in the Baptist church and now attend an Assemblies of God church.

5) Sammy was proud of the honorary college degrees because he received because never formally attended school. As a child, he performed on the road with his father and uncle. In addition to depriving him of an education, that lifestyle kept him from kids his own age. He would later describe his childhood as, "in a word, 'lonely.'" Give us a one-word description of your childhood.  fun...I always have fun.  I had great neighbors to play with when I was little.
6) Because he spent so much of his youth on the road, living on buses, trains and hotel rooms, he loved eventually having his own kitchen and being able to cook his own meals. This weekend, will you spend much time in the kitchen?  Maybe one day, we have been ordering pizza on Sunday for football games.

7) Sammy enjoyed experimenting with clothes and jewelry. What about you? Do you consider yourself conservative in dress or are you fashion forward?  conservative

8) When he died, Sammy was in debt to the IRS. Do you handle your own taxes, or do you use the services of an accountant?  Karl (my husband) does them.
9) Random question: If you had to tell nothing but the truth (not even the tiniest white lie) for 24 hours, do you think you'd get yourself in trouble?  probably, well if I could just not say anything I might be ok.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sunday Stealing- Book tag


Who is your favourite author?  As you know I have just started reading again, so I really enjoyed Mary Kubica, Liane Moriarty, Fannie Flagg and Louise Penny this summer.
What was the last book you read
?  Big Little Lies- Liane Moriarty

What book reminds you of your school days?The Friends We Keep by Jane Green reminded me of college a little bit.

What book releases are you looking forward to?  Well, I do not really keep up with those yet, but I do know Louise Penny released a new one a bit ago, but I am behind in that series and I plan to read them in order.

What movie releases are you looking forward to?  I believe The Night Circus is coming out in November.  I wouldn't mind seeing that...I am using a movie that was a book made into a movie.

What 3 books are you planning to read?  Little Fires Everywhere, Where the Crawdad's Sing, What Alice Forgot.

Have you ever damaged a book?  no

How long does it take you to read a book?  this summer when I could read more I read a book in about 3 days.  It is taking me 1-2 weeks now.  It is hard when your husband watches tv all of the time.

Books you haven’t finished?  I only did not finish one book over the summer and it was Just What Kind of Mother Are You?  I just couldn't get into it.

Popular books you didn’t like?  Maybe the one I just mentioned...other than that I usually enjoy the books I pick out.

Is there a book you wouldn’t tell people you were reading?  no, but I would not recommend some of the books I have read to certain people I know because of theme or genre or too much cursing, etc.

How many books do you own?  I own a lot of children's books for teaching, but not too many adult books.  I just check them out.  Josh owns several.  I can borrow his too.  Someone was asking if we borrowed each other's books.  I like some of the books he has read...Fannie Flagg, but he likes different genres than I do.  I really enjoy psychological thrillers and he really shouldn't be reading those.

Are you a fast or slow reader?  it depends on if I actually have time to read or not.
Do you read better in your head our out loud
? in my head.  I give my characters voices and I can see the book as a movie in my mind as I am reading.  I dreamed about my book characters some over the summer.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Saturday 9- The Straw Hat Song

The Straw Hat Song (1955)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) In this song, Desi Arnaz encourages us to laugh and sing instead of concentrating on our troubles. Is this an approach to life you could adopt? Or are you a worrier?  I really do try to focus on staying positive, but I do worry sometimes.  It depends on what it is.

2) Because Desi's public persona was carefree, people are often surprised to learn his early life was hard. In 1933, his wealthy family was targeted by Cuban revolutionaries. Their home was destroyed and were forced to flee the country. In Miami, they lived in a warehouse and 16-year-old Desi helped support the family by cleaning cages for the man who sold canaries outside a drugstore. Think about your friends and acquaintances. Whose life story turned out to be very different than you originally thought?  My college roommate Dawn.  She got pregnant in college and dropped out of school.  I was not sure if she would come back.  She didn't in the time I was there, but she did eventually, got her degree and got a really good job.  She had 4 boys and married the father of her first son.  I found out recently she died and I still do not know how.  She was such a great person.

3) While still in his teens, Desi got his first job as an entertainer. As a boy in Cuba, he expected to be a lawyer, not a musician. He only began playing guitar because he noticed girls like musicians and he liked girls. Tell us about a hobby of yours, and what inspired you to pick it up.  Believe it or not...reading is my hobby now.  My son loves to read and I was always so jealous of people who read.  It is nice that I had all of you to get book ideas from.  I love getting lost in a book.

4) He discovered he was not only a talented musician but a natural leader. By the tender age of 19, he had organized The Desi Arnaz Orchestra and they were performing in Miami hotels. Have you ever been a boss? If so, did you enjoy it?  I have!  I enjoyed it, but I did not like being on call all of the time. 

5) When he was 23, he went to Hollywood to try his hand at movies and met a 28 year old actress named Lucille Ball. In Hollywood back in 1940, it was considered embarrassing for a woman to date a younger man. Their initial attraction was so powerful she quickly got over it. Do you think age matters when it comes to romance?  not really as long as you are not dating an underage child.

6) Desi was the first person to call that famous redhead "Lucy." Throughout her entire life, friends, family and coworkers always referred to her as "Lucille," as she preferred. But Desi insisted on "Lucy." He said that name was his and his alone. Ironically it became the way the world referred to her. Do you have a pet name for anyone?  Not anything I made up.  We had a little boy last year that has autism and could not pronounce our names, so he called me Mrs. Yay and my friend Kris...he called Mrs. Kiss, Miss Yay and Miss Kiss.  We still call each other that.  HA!

7) Lucille and Desi named their son and daughter after themselves. Were you named after anyone?  My middle name Lynn is after my mom's cousin Linda.

8) Desi was the founding force behind Desilu. One of the first great production studios of the television age, Desilu grossed $15 million in 1957 (more than $135 million in today's dollars). He credited his success to his unconventional and creative approach to problems. Are you a good problem solver? depends what it is.

9) Random question: Who annoys you more, a know-it-all or an ignoramus?  know it all

Monday, September 9, 2019

Tuesay 4 Meme- All About You #2
All About You #2

1.   What's your favorite thing to do when you have time on your hands?  I love to read most of the time when I have time on my hands.  I will spend some time watching tv also or visiting with Josh and Karl.  Karl is usually watching a movie on his computer and Josh is often in his room.

2.   Company coming tonight for dinner what do you cook?  We rarely have company.  We would probably order out because we would not be prepared.

3.   The weather is perfect outside, how would you spend the day?  Josh and I spent a lot of time in the gazebo reading when it was still nice in early June.  Maybe we can get out in the evenings in the fall.

4.   It's morning and you just got up, what do you have for breakfast?  I rarely eat breakfast.  I am up at 5:15 AM and I am getting dressed and I am at work by 7:15AM.  I just do not have any time.  I eat lunch at 11:30.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sunday Stealing- Compassion

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1. What is the most fun thing you have ever done?  Goodness!  I have fun doing everything I do....maybe our trip to Disney World?  We took a 2 week vacation, me, my husband and Josh....Josh was about 5 years old.  We spent several days at Disney, went to Cocoa Beach, saw a Tampa Bay Rays game, did some shopping.  It was a lot of fun. 

2. Are you left-handed or right-handed?  Right handed 

3. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?  People do nice things all of the time.  My co-workers have a birthday party planned for me this Friday.  We will eat and have fun together.  I am going to say the nicest thing was my in-laws bought our corgi for us.  I sure do love her.  Here is a picture of me and my co-workers.  I am standing on the ground...second to the left.
4. What is the biggest animal you’ve seen in the wild? deer

5. What is the smallest animal you’ve seen in the wild?  tiny bug 

6. Do you ever have funny dreams at night?  yes, I have even woke myself up laughing before.

7. If you could make a law for your country, what would it be?  No Smoking

8. What would you do if you were invisible for a day? 
I would just do the things I normally do. 

9. If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?  I do not want that burden, but maybe Josh, just to see what he has to endure with his depression and anxiety.  This is my son Josh.

10. What would you like to change about yourself?  My weight. 

11.What is your daily routine.  Get up, take a shower, get dressed, do hair and make-up, go to work, come home, read, watch some tv, go to bed. 

12. What would your perfect day be like?  I like days where I can do anything I want.  I like to spend time reading.  Here are my latest reads.  Both are excellent.

13. How old were you when you learned to read?  I am not sure. 

14. What is the most interesting thing you know?   As we grow older, we are unable to remember new things. According to the researchers in the US it is because the brain is unable to filter and remove old memories which prevent it from absorbing new ideas.

15. What makes you nervous? snakes

16. What is your favourite flower?  I love all flowers 

17. Have you ever ridden on a horse or any other animal?  horse, camel and elephant...came and elephant at the zoo. 

18. What time do you go to bed?  9:30PM when I am working, 11:00 or so when I am not 

19. What time do you get up? 5:15 AM when working...9:00 or so when I am not. 

20. What is something that is always in your refrigerator?  drinks for us.

So, yes...tomorrow is my birthday! 09/09- Monday...thank-you Sunday Stealing for the birthday shout-out!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Saturday 9- The Sweet Escape

The Sweet Escape (2006)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) This song begins with, "First of all, let me say I must apologize ..." Who most recently apologized to you?  Probably my co-worker Lori.  She didn't do anything wrong.  I think we just had the room a mess and she apologized.

2) Gwen Stefani sings that she acted like "sour milk on the floor." Is there milk in your refrigerator right now? What about non-dairy creamer?  Milk, but no creamer. 

3) In the video, Gwen wears several different pairs of stiletto heels. What are you wearing on your feet as you answer these questions? tennis shoes

4) Mrs. Stefani named her daughter "Gwen" after a stewardess in the book/movie Airport. Who was your favorite character in the book you just read, or movie you most recently watched? Madeline..I am reading Big Little Lies.

5) Gwen is a distant cousin of Madonna's. Are there any performers in your family?   Many years ago there was a singer named K.T. singer I think.  She is related on my mom's side.  We do not actually know her though.

6) In high school, she joined the swim team not because she enjoys swimming but because she wanted to lose weight. Are you doing anything (dieting, participating in an exercise regimen) in order to shed a few pounds? no, but I need to be.

7) Before she became successful, Gwen worked at the makeup counter in a department store. What was the last thing you purchased? Did you buy it online or at a store?  Josh and I went out to a restaurant on Thursday night and had Chinese.  So, food was the last thing I purchased.

8) Gwen has gotten a great deal of publicity for her romance with country star, Blake Shelton. What's your favorite Blake Shelton song?  I do not listen to country, but I do like Blake Shelton on The Voice.  I typically do not love his songs, but maybe God's is pretty good.

9) Random question: Which of these compliments would make you the happiest -- to be called fascinating, or brilliant, or gorgeous?  brilliant...since that would never happen.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- Labor Day Celebration Preferences
Labor Day Celebration Preferences

1.   Holiday Shopping or Day at the Beach?  Beach, I LOVE the beach!

2.   Lounging by the Pool or Picnic by the Lake?  Pool

3.   Barbeque Cookout or Favorite Restaurant?  BBQ

4.   Flea Market or Just Hang Out At Home?  Just hang out at home...which is what I did on Labor Day.