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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday Stealing:

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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 the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. 

In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. We also provide a link to the victim's meme in our "Previous Victims" widget. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme.  

Cheers to all of us thieves!!!  

Consider Yourself Meme

Stolen from: The Archives 

1) Of the various cultures, ethnicities or nationalities you belong to, which most strongly do you consider yourself?  
My sister and I have talked about this in the past, and we identify most strongly with our Irish, French, and Native American ancestry.

2) Is there a culture you cannot claim heritage from but which you feel quite close to?
I'm pulled to the Scandinavians.  In our teens and twenties, my sister and I used to yell,"Norvay for the Norvegans!" all the time, and wanted to go live in Oslo.  Really, I'd still love to spend time there if not live there or Finland - possibly in the next life.  DH and I said recently that we both wanted to be reborn in Iceland, which is close enough to the other two places.
3) What's one language you wish you knew fluently?
German.  I'd like to be fluent in German.

4) If you could move anywhere in the world and be guaranteed a job, etc., where would you go?
Old dogs stay close to the home fires, but if we were young?  We'd be on our way to Iceland!

5) If you had a time machine, and could witness any one event without altering or disturbing it, what would you want to see?
The Fall of Rome.  If anyone had it coming, they did!

6) Have problems sleeping?
I have things that I take that insure that I sleep.

7) Are you free with your feelings?
No.  I've curbed my feelings so long that this blog is the only place I will express a political feeling, for instance.  I learned to keep my mouth shut.  There was no future in expressing opinions around a lot of people.  I've learned to be calmer, and to just love them more and just let things work their way through to the end.  

Over time, I've learned I couldn't change people with my passion for the truth, or, say, for humanity and equality, so as I watched, life taught them lessons that were needed.  Mr. Z was always a mesh for me.  He and I really are well matched.  But others, not so much.

8) What is the one outfit/piece of clothing/accessory you own that makes you feel incredibly good whenever you wear it? Why?
A small silver handmade opal ring  that Mr. Z  found in the dust and dirt along a curbside while walking one day.  He looked down and saw it sparkling.  It was bent but he straightened it out.  It was my special Christmas present when we didn't have very much money. It makes me feel incredibly good to wear it.

 9) What do you do to make yourself feel better when you're in a funk?
I sit down, relax my whole body, and ring a little bell to center myself.  After practicing this for several years, it always does the trick.

10) Has anyone ever surprised you in a way that let you know you were special? How?
See answer 8.

11) When you are having a "good day," how do you spread the happiness to others?
I truly believe that everyone is connected.  Remember that thing going around about, "when you see someone that needs a smile, give them one"?  Well, it works most of the time.  A smile for anyone who sees it is such a friendly gesture.  "I see you!"  "I give you recognition and part of my day!"   

12) What is one thing that puts you in a bad mood, no matter how good you were previously feeling?
That would be really Bad News.  That just ruins my day. 

13) Would you rather live in a world with or without technology such as computers, cars, airplanes, bombs?
Of all the things that you've named, there is only one thing inherently bad and that is bombs.  Bombs have been a problem since gun powder was invented by the Chinese.  And yes, I'd rather live in a world without anything that could be used to hurt others like in wars.  I could do without that in a heartbeat.  All living beings would be better off without this constant warfare.  Don't try to tell me about survival of the fittest among the rest of the animals.  That's no excuse for what's happening between human beings.  No justification can be made for killing someone for their "stuff".

14) If you had to live without either heating in your house or air conditioning, which one would you keep?
I'm in Southern California.  I can live without heat.  

15) If you had to own five dogs, what kind would you get?
Had to?  I'd like ten dogs, PLEASE!....  
Hmmm... only five...   Well, I'd get all rescue poodle or poodle mixes, all smallish, under 16 pounds and then I'd train them to do tricks!  What could be more fun than that? 
We could go to places and perform shows just for fun.  Like this one:


  1. Totally with you on Number 13! The story of the opal ring is beautiful! Happy Sunday! Very much diggin' your new Christmassy blog banner!

    1. Thanks Meghan Sara. Hope you had a Happy Sunday. Your wish worked for me as we went to visit my side of the family that day. And glad you like the banner. Enjoy the season!

  2. What a great story about the opal ring. I would love to have dogs, any number of them.

    1. Thanks Kwizgiver. Retelling that story put a shine back in my eyes. And dogs, I LOVE dogs and could easily have any number of them.

  3. Beautiful story about the ring. I am with you on the bombs, and on keeping quiet. I am learning that keeping to myself is really the best way to get along.

    1. Thank you Country Dew. I still wear that little ring every day.

      And, keeping quiet has been a refuge for me since I was a very troubled teen. I almost became a nun, because the little church I would sit in for hours was just so peaceful. Alas, they have torn it down.
      Bombs and all their ilk have ruined so much. You can't afford to dwell on it, though.
      "O, That way madness lies;
      Let me shun that;
      No more of that."

  4. I absolutely agree with you about keeping your mouth shut. It doesn't matter what side of the "discussion" you are on, no amount of brow-beating will make the other person see things from your perspective. We all have to experience things and come to our own conclusions and the great thing about the world is that we're all different, with different opinions, and we are lucky enough to live in a country that allows us the freedom to express those opinions. I just wish we'd all learn to be a lot kinder about that.

    Zip, politics aside, I think we'd get along famously. You like Poodles! I like Poodles! According to my kids that makes us certifiable. LOL When I was a kid we had Poodles, my aunts had Poodles, a lot of our family friends had Poodles, and my grandmother raised them. A room full of Poodles is awesome!!

  5. Unfortunately the great divide and conquer rule has always served the ones in power, and they thrive off it when we are at each other's throats. If the People ever do come together, there is no force on Earth that can stop us. That's what we are missing, in this run-up to an ever tightening noose. We want all our rights back, thank you very much!

    And yes, let's get together and make a big dog show that travels. All dogs are trainable and quite smart unless they were deprived of oxygen at birth or raised in a crack house. Poor things. Poodles are the BEST jumpers and the happiest dogs alive I think! Yes, I do love them the best but only by a smidgen.


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