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Sunday, October 25, 2015

25 for the 25th... Sunday Stealing! And what happened next, Mommy?

25 Fun

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25 Fun Meme

Stolen from: My Random Randomness

1. If you were trapped in a room with the person who asked this for 24 hours, what would you do? The answer cannot be romantic or sexual.
A.  We would talk, and if it were a hotel room, we'd go forage for some food or drink the whole mini bar.  We'd create a deck of cards if there were none in a drawer somewhere.  Every hotel room should have a deck of cards in the drawer.  And. we would read our books which you know that neither of us travel without, as long as there was electricity. 
Or, we'd  tell fortunes with the cards, funny and maybe even serious ones.  You can do a lot with a deck of cards.  Maybe we could play battleships or War but we'd try to play Cribbage, and maybe she could teach me Hearts.

A Thriller,  The Gift, with Cate Blanchett, using cards like this.

We'd take showers and curl each others hair.  
If we were trapped in a barren room, we'd get that damned door open with our mighty superhuman powers, and my handy  Leatherman.  Yah!

2. If you could learn any language instantly, what would it be?
A. I'd pick Latin.  It's like a promise I made to myself and never kept.  Esperanto, also.  Never kept it.

3. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I'd want that to be, The Jerusalem Bible, the annotated scholar's' edition.  That's where all the nice bits of this and that are.

4. Favorite song lyric?
A. It is absolutely impossible to answer this question in the singular.  I love literally THOUSANDS of lyrics to songs, from arias to Country western.  I do. not. listen. to. rap. ever. though.

5. Favorite album?
A. See answer 4.  But the one that comes the closest to being THE favorite is my Boston album.

6. Which time of day would you say is best for you work-wise?
A. All day, fifteen minutes at a time.  I'd rest at night.

7. Favorite city that you’ve visited?
A. San Francisco.

8. Favorite city that you haven’t visited?
Cannes, France

9. If you could donate $10,000 to charity, what charity would you pick?
A. Women for Women  but then I'd give that much to the Humane Society, too.  I can see that it would be possible to do both.  One would have to be "over time, like monthly or something.  I wouldn't want to leave out the Other Earthlings. 

10. What is one book you wish you could get all your friends to read?
The Greenlanders, by Jane Smiley.  It's huge, contains much factual information along with the fictionalized parts of life; it's fascinating, and it's lots better than War and Peace, imho

11. What is one movie you wish you could get all your friends to watch?
A. This is sort of impossible because I know how different all my friends are.  Having said that, I think, "Food, Inc" - a documentary- , is close to what I would wish everyone to see - some from a "know thine enemy" point of view, and some from an "I thought so" point of view. 

12. What do you think people assume about you from first glance?
To look at me you would think that I'm ordinarily rumpled and disorganized.  But I'm not.
My mind is pretty darned organized, and I used to love to dress up and go out.

13. If you could play any musical instrument, what would it be?
Other than the ones I already play, I'd like to play the piano, and play it reaaaally well.  You can play that one longer than the others.  We gave ours to a man who fixes them up and gives them to students in need.  It was a wonderful little piano.  I loved decorating the heck out of it on holidays and anytime, really.

14. What is your favorite item of clothing?
My stretchy, grey sweat pants.  They are soooo comfortable!  Sorry no pictures!

15. Who was your first follower on your blog? Do they still follow you?
She was a knitter, and no, because she has passed away.

16. If you could create one thing, what would it be?
A. A dominant gene that turns off aggression in every human and forever.  All it would require humans to do would be to stay away from the habitats of the animals on the earth to whom aggro is a necessity of life, not just a leftover useless bit of evolution that creates The 1% in every society without fail!

17. Favorite superhero?
A.  I really don't have one, besides God, who could come and end all this crap and clean up the place in a "twinkling" of an Eye.  I guess it would be this guy for superhero, because he dances and has a lot powers and arms.  This is not a joke, it is how I see things, meaning that we all don't really know everything here in the states, and there is room for a lot more under the sun.  After all, who or what first mentions the Big Bang?  Not the world's Physicists. 

18. If you were to write an autobiography, what would you title it?
A.  I think I'd call it, Up From the Ashes

19. If you were to have a band, what would you call it?
Hmmmm....  I can't remember what I called it. Anyway, maybe my new band would be called, "Simian Nightmares"

20. What is your favorite card/board game?
I love LOVE LOVE Cribbage.

21. What was the first IM service you used? Who was the first person you talked to on it?
After IRC, there was the layered domain of Yahoo Messenger, and the first people I talked to on it were a group of spinners and  knitters who did a group meet-up on YM.  I'm not on it anymore, the group or the service.  This is because I shortly then found Knitter's Review.  Heavenly stuff!!

22. If you could give a friendly hug to any one person, who would it be? Cannot be your romantic/sexual partner if you have one.
I'd hug Meffie because that would mean that we'd FINALLY met up after some 50 years had gone by!  This meeting would be more than just writing and now, through the marvels of modern technology, sending emails.  This, of course, was monumentally better than not being able to stay in touch at all! 

But really, there are legions whom I would hug.  Everyone here, everyone in my email list, girl friends, male friends, just thousands of people.  I'd also like to hug every hurting little kid, and tell them that I survived and so can they.

23. Have you ever won any sort of contests? What kind?
I won tickets to a Janis Joplin concert, over the radio be being the X number caller.  The DJ was thrilled, and so was I.  We had become sort of fast friends over time, because I always called in requests, and we chatted a lot.  To Skip,and all the nutty others, wherever you are, I love you!

24. Who was the last person you hugged? Cannot be your romantic/sexual partner if you have one.
My sister, on Wednesday.  Three times.

25. If you could be skilled in any one activity, what would it be? Cannot be romantic or sexual.
I would love to be a Jujitsu master.

Sorry, I lost the linkie to the page.  Sorry!


  1. Wow, what wonderful thoughtful answers. We answered many of them alike, but you surpassed me.

    1. I guess it was a case of really letting my hair down- it could be said that a mood took over. Lol. This was fun but not very professional, so to speak.

  2. Boston did something that no other album has probably done since then. Every song was easy to like.

    1. Yes, that's what it was. And, their album was such a new sound, too. They really nailed it.

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    1. I think it was so fabulous to be able to hear her and meet her. Cool, indeed, and the thrill of a lifetime. It was a smaller and much more "intimate" venue than what was to come.

  4. I don't think I've ever heard of The Jerusalem Bible before. I'm going to have to look it up.

    1. At first that translation went very unappreciated. I got mine at a swap meet, and if you can believe it, after a prayer for a bible I could really trust? It was thrilling, as you might imagine it was. It's still in print. I've worn mine nearly to rags.

  5. I must say, I loved reading this post of yours!! I love the picture of Lord shiva, we call him as the beginning and the end if all human beings .. :)
    The master who is known famously as the destroyer of evil!


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