~❤️~ May you Walk with Beauty All Around You~❤️~
A Navajo Blessing

~❤️~ "The Heart Hath it's Own Memory.."~❤️~
William Wadsworth Longfellow

~❤️~ "There are men too gentle to Live among wolves."~❤️~
James Kavanaugh

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Stealing:

Cheers to all our Thieves!

We found this gem from a blogger named Geebee from the blog Geebee’s Trip. He states that he was tagged by Buttercup (ed note: which is now a private blog). 
But, it was probably stolen at that blog as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Please consider liking WTIT on Facebook. Click here. Have a great Sunday!

Sunday Stealing: The Q & A Questions

1. where is your significant other?
He's out in the garage.

2. your favorite thing?
My favorite thing is to work with my hands and make things.

3. your dream last night?
I had a very spooky *dream* of Wolfie.  He has been on my mind a lot.  I woke up with a start, hoping he'd made it through the night.  Then, in the dark, I had a little vision.  He was staring at me, over the pillow, and I reach out to touch him and the image broke up.  These sorts of things don't happen that often, but it's often enough to give me a thrill of being connected to something larger than this earthly existence.

4. your goal?
I hope to one day be a real human being.

5. your hobby?
I'm a crafter, and make many things.  It used to be a business and now it's a hobby.

6. where do you want to be in 6 years?
In 6 years I'll be 80.  I hope to celebrate that birthday with all my kids, and Mr. Z. and hopefully, with wee Wolfie. 

7. where were you last night?
We were both at home, watching various detective shows on Netflix

8. what you're not?
I'm certainly not a rocket scientist but still like the challenge of reading Science blogs, and other sites dedicated to scientific inquiry.  

9. one of your wish list items?
Seriously?  I'd like to buy all my kids houses of their own.

10. your pet?
Darling little Wolfie.  The Torts are valued pets but I don't interact with them every day.

11. missing someone?
Oh God, yes, and every single day.

12. your car?
It's a Jeep.

13. something you're not wearing?
No.  What a strange question...

14. love someone?
I love a lot of someones.  

15. when is the last time you laughed?
At the answers to Saturday 9.

16. last time you cried?
Last night.  Well this morning, too. So nix the night...

17. favorite past time?
I like to watch birds and butterflies in the garden.  Four males of different Species were trying to take over our patch and hold it.  I didn't realize that they fought so much.  It's a crack up.

18. are you a hater or a lover?
I gave up hating; it's just not going to get us out of this mess we are in.  It's not a good engine of change in a Democracy.  The Justice Dept could get us out, and the Senate and House if they can start thinking of something besides how to enrich themselves, come what may.  But hatred won't cut it.  Hatred just "bird dogs" people off into oblivion.  However we must watch out for bread and circuses.  

19. any vices? 

20. favorite questions blog other than Sunday Stealing? 
I like two others, T13, and Saturday9.

Please, do go HERE to participate or read; however, the Linkie wasn't up when I was typing it Saturday  afternoon.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday 9: Him or Me, What's it Gonna Be?...

Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak.We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme.

Saturday 9: Him or Me -- What's It Gonna Be? (1967)

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

1) In this song, a man pleads with his girlfriend to make up her mind. Do you consider yourself decisive? No, but in interactions,  I'm much more of a contemplative.  That's why relatives think I'm a "quiet" one.  

Since this song is all about either/or, we're using that as our theme this Saturday ...

2) Choose a condiment: Catsup or mustard?
I don't care for catsup, but very much love mustards.

3) Choose a sci-fi series: Star Wars or Star Trek?
Love the Trekkers..

4) Choose your spy: James Bond or Jason Bourne? 
Since I've never read a single Ludlam novel, it's James Bond. 

5) Choose your winter sport: Football or hockey? 
I like Football best.  Being a West coastie, it's likely cultural.

6) Choose your breakfast: Pancakes or waffles?
Yummie Belgian Waffles

7) Choose your side: French fries or potato chips?
Hard choice, this...But I am in love with Ruffles Potato Chips

8) Choose your chore: Washing dishes or doing laundry?
It's always laundry.  Mr. Z does the kitchen, I do laundry
9) Choose your next door neighbors: Munsters or Addams Family?
Actually I never saw many of the TV series shows.  But, since I adored Raul Julia, now well and truly dead, I pick the movie, "The Addams Family".  Raul Julia also played the power mad business man in the film, "Moon Over Parador".  It's insanely funny!  
What's not to love?

Found this on the internet.. tres kewl..  Video is a bit long....

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend! 

HERE is the link to today's Saturday 9.  Please come on over and help our sweet (but self diagnosed) Crazy Sam celebrate the 500th post!!  And find the Linkie to read other participant's offerings.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Updated. Pink FLoyd, "Money" Re: the $110Billion deal for Lockheed Martin.

Since this got posted in both places, I won't do political posts anymore.  For some reason not visible to this blog owner, I cannot post YouTubes to my other blog.  I don't like it, but so be it.  There are other ways to work around this Google strangeness....

You can have no Peace without Justice.  Our OWN revolutionary war proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

New York Times article about the 110 billion dollar arms deal made with the Saudi's....

This is a last Straw for me. Look who did the deal....

Liberty to her children:
"No, my children, you do not get educated, nor do you get decent jobs or housing because Papa D has sent it all into the Pentagon's great big maw.

GoodReads Source

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday Thirteen: 13 Random Thoughts and other poking, here and there, around the internet.

1. I hope that the Hindus and Buddhists are wrong.  I do NOT want to come back here again.  I'm done, so stick a fork in me.

2. Maybe the Earth is flat and this Universe thinga is all a grand illusion.
Since far too many humans seem to be two dimensional in their thinking, perhaps we become "real humans" if we actually use four?
And, for that matter, why can't we step into three dimensional TVs, some of which are just begging us to do so?

3. Einstein had the data to suggest that there were actually 26 more dimensions other than the "Fab Four".  So, if anyone should know, my money's on his knowledge and not some random preacher. saying, "Worlds within worlds", etc, or, the buggy connection in the CERN particle smasher in 2011.
Read more HERE  about some Quantum Mechanics who tried.  I slogged through it, and I'm no rocket scientist, so I think you can, too.

4. How did chaos take over my life? It didn't even knock on the door but just whirled right in, making demands!  Where's that bug spray?!

5. In the bread and circuses world of NeoRoman emperors, will sanity and common decency, or even Democracy, stand a chance?

6. With all our radar, etc, can an asteroid really sneak up on us?  Will we see it in time to knock it for a loop?  Maybe some of the big Space Angels will knock it aside and give us time to clean up our messes.
or... Maybe Krishna will come strolling through the universe which he coughed out several days ago(to him) on an after creation inspection tour. And, upon seeing the earth, he will pronounce it "spoiled" and crush it into small bits between his thumb and forefinger.

7. Love is the answer to what question?

8. Will true love save America?  And, just where IS that Paladin sent to save us?

9. Who gets to eat at a Piano bar, and is the food any good?  At Oyster bars at least you know what you are getting.

10. If there are so many dimensions, why, Oh WHY don't the other ones share their teleporters?  Selfish Brats!

11.  How much chocolate will kill you?

12.   Has  Lord Yama (gonna getcha?) come to live amongst us, and do we just not know it?

Wikipedia for the Lord of Death
13.  Does anyone else wish they had the wings of a dove, to fly away and make a new home?  Have you got a place in mind?  I still long to live in the Big Sur artist's community.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Monday Onion Day.... Teen ticked at mom....

This is news?

Any who, HERE is the link to today's Alarming Story of obnoxious and invasive Parenting!

If you want to be in the know, scrolling downward will reveal even more of what your countrymen, and women, are up to!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

How about those Aussies?

We found this gem from a blogger called Adrienne J. from Definitely Not Technical Writing. She said that she swiped the meme via her husband and his sister. But, it was probably stolen at that blog as well. We are not sure whether Adrienne is the one who married Rocky. Who the hell knows? We loved our Chicago trip last weekend. We are sorry we did not hook up with our Chicago blogger friends, but we tried. My Yanks swept your Cubbies. Next time meet me to get a chance at a win. Enough of this crap. We think you'll like today's questions. At least some. Maybe one. Please "like" us on Facebook!

The getting to Know you Questions.

Cheers to all us thieves! Want to play?  Go HERE

1. What is your occupation right now? How long have you been there? We are retired and have been for about ten years.

2. Favorite rock band. Ever. There will be no favorite rock band, ever.  There is just a long list of them.  Monday Music is my homage to my favorites.

3. What are you listening to right now? The whirring of my hard drive.

4. Last person you spoke to on the phone. What was it about? My sister and it was two weeks ago.  I don't remember what it was about.

5. How old are you today? Or make up a question. This one bites. Ok, I'll make one up.  When was the last time you were at a rock concert?  That's easy.  Neil Diamond in the 90's.

6. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? I've said basketball, I've said soccer, but now I want to add Footie! Or, Australian Rules Football.....

7. What is your favorite drink? I like Gin and Tonics but also like, equally, a good Cadillac Margarita.  That's the alcohol.  My favorite tea is Rooibos.

8. Have you ever dyed your hair? Once, in the way back.

9. Favorite food?
This migratory food thing is just wired for failure.  Right now, I would like some of my own flour tortillas made into green chili and chicken enchiladas.  Yummy!

10. What is the last movie you watched? We watched "Hidden Figures", a movie about three black women, who were all geniuses, who helped John Glenn get into space and insured a safe journey and a safe return.  It is the most inspirational film I've seen in a decade. And sad at the same time.

11. Favorite day of the year?I cannot pick a favorite day.  But if I did, maybe it would be my wedding day, and the yearly anniversary of it.  That day changed the trajectory of my life and also started a healing process in my soul.

12. How do you vent anger?
I start shaking and then I cry.

13. What was your favorite toy as a child? My Kewpie doll.   

14. Living arrangements? (Of course your pets count. Geez!) Geez!  I'm glad!  I'm lucky to live in my own modest house, and have my Dear Heart hubby and our funny, fuzzy doggie in my life.

15. What was the last thing that you cried about? The movie we just watched.  I thought about how much can be lost if we don't try to put the pieces back together and become the Nation that we promise the world that we are.

16. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Meffie.  I love this amazing woman!

17. What did you do last night? I watched "Hidden Numbers" and ate pizza.

18. What are you most afraid of? The think I feared worst has happened.  I guess now I fear it could happen again.

19. In how many areas of your country have you lived? What's your favorite? I have lived in California since almost before I could walk.  I like living here in California, but more into Central Coast.  It's where the inspiration for all the Arts reside.  

20. What is your favorite flower? (Ugh. Quite the note to go out on. But hell, we steal the questions. I guess you get what you pay for.) I guess you DO get what you pay for! lol...  I don't mind.  Everyone loves roses, but I think my own personal favorites are Blue-eyed grasses, and any other teeny tiny belly flower.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday 9: "Mama Can't Buy You Love", by Elton John.

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Want to join in the meme?  Go HERE to read other participant's offerings.  

Mama Can't Buy You Love (1979) 

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here

1) This week's artist, Elton John, was made an Office of Arts and Letters -- one of France's highest honors for people who have contributed significantly to the arts. What's the most recent compliment you received?  My sister told me that she would find it very hard to get through a day without me. 
2) In 2013, Elton had to cancel an international concert tour because he had an appendectomy. Do you still have your appendix?  Still have it. 

3) In 1979, Elton John was the first Western rock star to tour the Soviet Union. Would you like to visit Russia?  Though I like, even love the Russian people, no.  Heck, I wouldn't even visit the USA right now if I didn't live here.

4) Elton and his mother hadn't spoken in years but he reached out to her and healed their beach in honor of her 90th birthday in 2015. Who is the oldest person you know?  MIL is nearly 99. 

5) Flowers and plants are popular on Mother's Day. How is your yard or garden? Is it green and/or blooming?  It's green, very green this year, and blooming.  Even the new Butterfly Bushes - Buddleias - are blooming.
6) Mother's Day is a big holiday for card shops. So are birthdays, weddings, and St. Patrick's Day. Hallmark sells greetings for everything from "Congratulations on Your New Job" to "Happy Retirement." Who received the most recent card you bought?   My sister.  Her birthday is today. (Saturday)

7) Sam's mother is very careful when she unwraps presents because she likes to save money by to reusing wrapping paper and gift bags. Tell us one way that you economize.
 I'm with your Mama.  I also save wrapping paper but not the gift tags.  I like to use the paper to wrap shoe boxes (and other worthy boxes) make them look more special as storage boxes.  It sparkles up the habitat.

8) Mother Winters used to scold Crazy Sam for leaving her dirty dishes in the sink. Sam admits it: as a grown up, she still leaves dirty dishes in the sink. How about you? Is your sink or dishwasher empty? Mr. Z. isn't bothered by dishes in the sink, but I always am.  The sink has a few dishes in it at the moment.  The dishwasher is always emptied out regularly.

9) RANDOM QUESTION: What size mattress do you sleep on -- twin, full, queen or king?
I sleep on a California King Pillow Top.  'Tis lovely.