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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday Stealing

I Amuse Myself

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme.
Let's go!!!

The I Amuse Myself Meme from FoxyDanish
01. What is something that you have lost recently?: I lost the use of my left arm and hand but it's making a comeback. yay!

02. Do you own any self-help books?: Not for myelf but I'm reading a book about keeping Big Banks from helping themselves to public money again. 

03. Do you live near the sea or ocean?:  I live as close as I can get without having to own a three million dollar house.

04. Have you ever spent ages making/writing something on your computer when it suddenly crashed and you lost it all?:  No,not my computer. Until they fixed the problem, Ravelry's web site used to make you lose everything you typed out and then accidentally navigated away from.  Man, was about as much fun ripping back a sweater in the round.  Lots of blue language I'm sure, with family members running in from all parts to find out what was wrong.  Because Knitter's are a chatty bunch, we would lose an half hour PM from time to time.

05. Do you enjoy food shopping?: When I was cooking for a big family that sometimes included a couple extra teens, I loved to shop.  Nowadays, I just want to go to the craft or sewing stores.  Nothing else.  I did get inside of a Von's last year and stood in awe of the colors in that place. 

06. What are you having for lunch?: I usually just eat a piece of fruit for lunch.  It's plenty for me.

07. Are you one of those people who can sleep through anything?:  I have slept through an eighteen engine fire before.  It was at an apartment complex near our house at the time.  That was when the twins were little, and, baby, I was really tired!

08. Do you like love letters?: Of course.  Who wouldn't want nice letters like that?

09. Have you ever received or written one?: Of course I have. 

10. How far does your nearest relative live?:  My own family?  7 miles. 

 11. Do you like velvet?:  I like it only if  the garment made with it is sewn by someone who knows what they were doing.

12. What kind of art do you like?:  rant alert

 I like nearly all Schools of Art - save Minimalist.
I recognize and appreciate studio arts artists as a general rule, but not ones like Jack the Dripper. or Banksy.
I hate that "Art as commodity" now rules the scene, and that It decides just who gets to make a decent living with their art.  Even if good artists rebel against this tyranny, they can't be held out of the trash market after they die.  The vultures will get the deceased artist's body of work for next to nothing, and set themselves up to make a killing.  
This has happened a lot, and to my knowledge it happened most recently to a critically acclaimed upstate artist from New York.   It was a very sad story, with the artist carrying his paintings to gallery after gallery only to be told that he was out of favor with investors, and galleries couldn't take his new works.  His work was groundbreaking, gorgeous and fresh looking in a semi traditional, figurative way.I wish I could remember the name of the Documentary.  The art world sucks.

13. If you went to London, where would you go first?:  I wouldn't go to London.  It's a nice city but I'd rather go see Wales and have a meet-up with  my friend Sandra.  I also want to go to Ireland and Scotland and see the countries my ancestors  were driven from.

14. If you had to pick one friend who is the most interesting, who would you pick?:  No favorite playings for me.

15. Can you think of the meanest thing you have ever done/said to someone?: Yes, I can but I'm sure not going to tell the world about it!

16. What magazines do you read?: I read the ones in the dentist's office, Sunset Magazine if I can lay hands on it, All Animals, and The San Diego Reader.

17. What/who has been on your mind today?:  My friends who are sick or are unhappy.

18. Would you be interested in ghost-hunting?:  Ghosts can come to me if they like but I'm not going to go looking for them, so "no".

To tell the truth, this meme isn't particularly Amusing to fill in but maybe it's just me who doesn't get the title. 


  1. I lost the use of the left side of my face - twice. It'll never be the same, and I always joke about how "the left side doesn't work so well".. I hope you get it back 100%!
    That sucks about the art world - I didn't realize that!

    1. Ouch! Not once but twice! How very rude of the Cosmos! And I love your spunkiness, btw. And thanks, I'm slowly regaining the left arm and hand, I could say it was a hunting accident but it was just a false move with a dumbbell, over time. heehee About Art: Art in and of itself is ok, meaning the beholder's eye should be the judge. But it's my belief that commodity futures should not be involved. Wall Street makes it all suck!

  2. Oh, I've had that problem with Ravelry--it is annoying!!!

    1. Ah! So I'm not alone in this pesky annoyance! At last though, it has been solved, apparently. At least I hope we've seen the last of unrecoverable PM's!

  3. Its been a problem with Sunday Stealing for a while now. They are just fodder, nothing gritty or real to sink your teeth into. Although I did enjoy your take on art.

    1. Well, thank you, MoM. It was fun to write that hot little RANT.

      Sunday Stealing is still lots of fun, though it's sometimes seems modeled for very young females, like teens maybe? But it's ok most of the time. Creative writing can sometimes overcome that "age" obstacle. I also like that we can stick illustrations in and sort of "Zee Mag" it.

  4. I think going looking for ghosts would be fun...if you are into that sort of thing! I like the idea of ghosts

    1. I like the idea of them, too. Why I'd never go looking for them is this: I never thought about them (ghosts) much until we bought a house where one lived. The cats discovered it first. And, we lived with our ghost for four years then she followed us a new house. Her name was Grace, and we heard later from neighbors that she had passed away while living in the first house. I have only the best feelings for her, still, after all these years. She's gone now - to Heaven I hope.

    2. We have one living in our house too. I named her Ada. She resembles an old pioneer woman when I get a glimpse. She never stays still long enough for me to take a good long look.

    3. She wants to remain a "mystery" woman. Ada is a very pretty name, too.

  5. exactly, why would you want to talk about your meaness?

    1. Yes, exactly. Teens can be mean, to be honest. They lash out at the wrong people, for instance. Talking about it makes it open wounds you've sought forgiveness for. I shudder to think of mean things being done to people, and it's so bad to ever have done something intentionally mean.


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