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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Since the button for this FABULOUSly fun meme is in the sidebar, and most of you know the rules by heart, I'll just say...

Cheers to all of us thieves!!!  

Making a list Meme

1. Do you like making lists? 
Yes, I make lists all the time.  I only get one or two things done on them a day but it's very encouraging, and satisfying, to get to put those lines < like that- through the task.

2. Do/did you play sports with your siblings? 
There were no organized sports when my sibs and I were young.  But we did play tag, hide and go seek, and Cowboys and Indians.  As adults I think my sister and I did play tennis a few times.  Not sure.  I was an avid tennis player.

3. Would you rather go to a University or a community college? 
I think that community colleges combined with Uni are the best thing going.  Some community colleges are now starting to offer four year degrees.  I see this as an answer to a great need, to be debt free when one graduates with a bachelor degree.  It's downright sinful that even state college students get saddled with big debts a long ways from when they can earn any money.  *Jumps off Soapbox*

4. What’s your favorite kind of bread? 
Back when I could eat bread, the only kind I DIDN'T like was white loaf bread.  When the older girls were tiny, I made all our bread.  White bread, when home baked, is deliciously pleasant.  I was a bread baker, and made and loved it all.

5. What toppings do you like on your pizza? 
*Smiles*  Aha!  Marketing!  Ok.  When I could eat it, I liked cheese, and anything else other than anchovies.  I just couldn't abide the way they smelled.  

6. What color or design does your shower curtain have? 
It's plain, opaque, and white.

7. What kind of car does/did your mom drive? 
My mother's last car was a 1972, yellow, Pontiac LaMans and looked like this:

My brother, who worked on the car, says that it had a big engine, based on the size of it, from a GTO  and that it  didn't belong there.   That engine kept blowing the starter up.   This was because the engine and the original trannie didn't make a good match.  My brother said that it was a good thing I didn't take the car when it was offered, because it was trouble.  Mechanics, you gotta love 'em.

8. What’s on your cell phone’s home screen? 
A close up of this Apricot nectar rose

9. Do you like to watch the National Geographic channel?
 Love them on the Netflix site..  We gobble it up.  It's a cable channel, so we don't get it.

10. Are you the type of person to correct a survey maker’s grammar and/or spelling?
 No, as they might come back at me some day. heehee

11. What color is your microwave?
black and silver

12. Do you have a fan in your bedroom? 
No.  But did you know you can make a room area evap-cooler out of a fan, a pump, and a five gallon bucket?  I can't wait to see how one being made by one of the family turns out. 

13. Mountain Dew or Sprite? 
Neither.  The only thing I like is Pepsi and since Heaven only knows when, I haven't had any of it, either.

14. Does it rain a lot where you live? 
We wish!  Sadly, it does not.  We go MAD when it rains here!  We take videos and post them on our blogs!  

15. Do you shop at Walmart regularly? 
Sorry, and I have nothing against people who have to, but I'm glad I don't have to shop there. 
I'm a small town store kind of person.  I shop mostly thrifts and little yarn shoppes, tea shops; I'd be happy as a clam in a Welsh village.  I like the La Mesa downtown, the El Cajon downtown,  Julian and Parkville, and even tiny Leadville, Colorado.   

16. Does it bother you when animals lick themselves? 
Human animals, yes.  The other animals? No ... Meet the adorable, and endangered, Pangolin


17. Have you ever been to a Trader Joe’s? 
One of my favorite stores.  I used to think it was called Traitor Joe's, but that was a long time ago.

18. What’s the longest time you’ve ever been stuck in traffic? 
Three and a half hours, getting through L.A.
Source is the L.A. Times
19. Do you wear black a lot? 
No, I don't always wear it to funerals anymore, either.

20. Are there stairs in your house? 
No, but there's a step up in the front and a step down in the back.  No stairs.

21. Have you ever held $500 in cash? 
Yes, but not very long.  It was all in hundreds so wasn't very thrilling at all.  Meh...Now this is a stack worth talking about...
22. Do you like onions on your burger? 
Yes!!!!   But, of course I never even eat them anymore.


23. Could you ever give yourself a shot? 
If I had to, yes.  And I would give shots to DH if he needed me to.  These shots are the easiest to give
to anyone.  Coolest Idea!

24. Do you wear shoes in the house? 
Sometimes, usually it's Crocs or Mules if it's not bare feet.  Probably, the majority of the world's population is barefooted at least part of the day.  Sort of comforting in a way, isn't it?  This is good for keeping up the connection between Mother Earth and the human earthlings.

25. Have you ever worked as a cashier?
As a cashier, no.  I had to use cash registers on three jobs, though.  Does it count? 

Oh, By the way, I've recently found out that the word "Sugar"
is the perfect swear word substitute for Sh*t


  1. we had a lemans growing up. at the time I didn't realize how cool of a car it was...

  2. It was a very cool car and maybe a first cousin to the GTO. It was slightly bigger and slightly slower I think, but I don't remember everything about it. Mother loved it. She got it in the 70's long after I'd left home.
    The coolest car Mr. Z and I had was an 67 (?) overhead cam 6 Firebird. That was a sweet ride. Then we had the twins and needed a bigger car.

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    1. I couldn't resist the temptation for the "play". Glad you liked it!

  4. Now, those are shots I could give!

  5. i don't think i could work in retail for precisely that reason in the picture! and thanks for the video, how interesting! i'd like to know how that turns out!

    1. Funny thing is, I liked the customers more than the bosses in most cases. lol.

      And, I'll be sure to find out how making that cooler went. There's a different kind made for using with ice but what if you can't get ice?

  6. You have the best answer for shots.

    1. Why thank you Mz. CountryDew. Frankly, I blame the crossword puzzles which are always challenging you to think beyond the envelope, or is that a mixed metaphor? Lol!

  7. I live in the kind of town that has no Trader Joe so whenever I am near one I jump in to shop

    1. They are amazing. Ours is always jammed with shoppers and is such a small store, actually it's the parking lot is small. Ours got very popular with the locals when the checkers went on strike at the supermarkets. A lot of people never went back to shopping at them after the hard time they gave their employees. Management forgets that the employees are usually the ONLY people a customer even sees inside that market.


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