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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Saturday9 and Sunday Stealing. Yes, a twofer....

First, let's do  Saturday9

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The Times of Your Life

The link to the song is in that title up there...*points to the title, The Times of Your Life.*

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1) This song is all about memories. How far back can you remember? What's your earliest memory?  My parent came home from war after being blown up a bit.  It was 1944.  But that didn't account for bad behavior, He came that way from before.. but, I digress.

I was two years old, and thought some razor blades in my father's open suitcase looked "pretty".  After trying to pick them up, I trailed blood all the way down the banister to where my parents and grandparents were, by that time, running up to screaming little me.  I can still remember the hurt from the cut, as well as hurt from the surprise that something that pretty could hurt me.  I thought my blood was pretty, too but was awfully sure something very bad was happening.

2) The first line is "Good morning, yesterday." What do you remember about yesterday morning?  I woke up.  

3) This song was originally a 60-second jingle, featured in a commercial for Kodak film. Do you ever use film? Or are all your pictures digital?  I would use it if I had my own darkroom.  There is nothing like it.  I have a35mm Fujika camera that I still fondle from time to time.  I love that thing.

4) Who took the most recent photo of you?  I did.  A selfie of my new short hair.

5) This week's featured artist, Paul Anka, was born in Canada and enjoyed appearing in a made-for-TV Perry Mason movie with fellow Canadian, Raymond Burr. Do you enjoy courtroom dramas?   I do. I liked the episodes when the court room was featured in Blue Bloods, for instance.  And there are others, too, like "The Guardian".  It was interesting because I was once going to become a child advocate.  The ferule twins put the kibbosh on that little career.  Perry Mason was something I watched with Mother.

6) At 15, Anka won a supermarket contest by collecting the most Campbell soup can wrappers. The prize was a trip to New York. Do you enter contests and sweepstakes? Play the lottery? No, the odds are worse than betting on horse races.  My friend  once said, "Why not just go throw money off the top of a building and make people happy?"

7) This year Paul Anka performed throughout Florida (Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Clearwater and Fort Myers). The Sunshine State is a popular vacation destination. Do you have a favorite spot in Florida?  I would like to visit Smellyann.  Where she lives.  That's my favorite place in Florida.

8) In 1976, the year this song was on the charts, an earthquake hit China. Have you ever experienced an earthquake?   Oh ya, baby, have I ever.  This is California.

9) Random question: Do you know CPR?  Not the newest kind which is WAY different than the one I know.

And now for...

Sunday Stealing  (the button is in the side bar..)

February 27, 2016
how are ya today meme
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How Are Ya Today Meme

Stolen from: Love me some surveys

Okay, here we go. How are ya today?  Pretty much I'm the same as I was yesterday, but since my DD more or less threatened to hang me by my neck until I cheered up, I've been looking at the brighter side, and remembering what all my pet dogs have taught me, which is to stick your head out the car window, let your tongue flop in the breeze, and enjoy the ride.

1. Have you ever been so happy you felt invincible?  No, that's for the movies.  Real life is a lot different than that.  Now, living for the moment is the thing....

2. Would you ever refer to something as ‘bitter sweet’?  Many times, and a lot of music talks about it.  Music being as important as the air I breathe to me, I tend to like it to be like real life, in other words, bitter sweet.

3. Is there a person in this world you don’t think you could ever figure out?  Yes.  I have a hard time talking to this person because I just don't know what to say, or if I say something it might make things worse.  Doesn't everyone have some like that in their life?   My father in law was like that, too.

4. When was the last time you were freaked out?  About two and a half weeks ago.  I'm calmer now.  

5. Do you learn from ‘every’ mistake you make?   I hardly ever make the same mistake twice, so yes, mostly I do.

6. Do you sometimes think that you’re too nice?   I don't think someone can be too nice.  What they can be is someone's goat because they keep that person in their life even after an intentional attack that harms either mentally or physically or even spiritually.  Get away and stay away, especially if there is a child involved.  

7. Is there something you’re dying to tell someone?  No.  I'm talked out.  

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8. Do you think you have a unique name?  No

9. Do you usually try to find the good in people? Always.  I just don't know any other way to live. However, don't let anyone hurt you or your children, ever! Get them out of your life and don't look back.

10. Do you look back on embarrassing moments and laugh about them?  Probably have done this a lot, since I'm human, but can't remember any at the moment.  

11. Have you ever laughed just to save yourself from humiliation?   You'd have to define humiliation.  

12. What are you doing in 2 hours?  God, I hope I'm asleep.

13. What is the last thing you ate?   Something called an Aussie Bite, which is very delicious and loaded with tiny seeds and nuts.

14. Do you love your job?   I love what I do.  I just wish I were better at it.  If I live long enough everything might be made clearer and more effective.

15. When is the last time you showered?  A week ago.  

16. Who is the last person you texted?  My DD.  My Little Bird.  I wish we could drink some nice tea together and watch the sun come up....

17. When is the last time you were in a hospital?  Part of March and April of 2014.  I had a mad texting session with the DD's.  April fools stuff.  very fun!!  

A wonderful pastor came by and he, DH and I talked about so many things.  One thing the Minister said that really stuck, was to throw out your line and leave it there,  meaning, ask for something, and let the Lord handle it his way.  Stop fishing.  So I have.  Then we all prayed for me to be safe in the hands of my surgical team.  So, for this new thing, I've thrown out my line and left it there.  I've stopped fishing.  

18. The last time you went out to eat, what did you order?  We went to Point Loma Seafood and had fish and chips with slaw.  Saw a beautiful peach sky at the boat basin.  

19. Do you tend to have a lot of those moments where you forget something that you wanted to say?  A lot of times I forget what I wanted to think about.

20. How long have you known the last person you text messaged?  Nearly 52 years.  God willing, we'll meet again, soon, on her birthday.

21. Will this week be a good one?  As good as I can make it.  Since I don't drink I've been thinking seriously about getting Valium, prescribed or otherwise, or even weed for that matter.  My doctor will prescribe it for me.  

 22. Anything happen to you within the past month that made you really happy?  Sorry, no, but the threat of being hung by the neck, aka Monty Python,  until I cheer up sort of does make me happier.  Anyway, that is said in all seriousness, as it does have a dampening effect on wailing and on expressions like, "Mon Dieu!", and, "Why is this happening!!!".   I remember the Mayor in " The nightmare Before Christmas" and can do a damned good imitation of his caterwauls.

 23. Do you prefer to take showers at night or in the morning?   I prefer the afternoon when the hot water circulates in the pipes.

24. Have you been to New York City?  Never had the pleasure.  I have, however been to San Francisco many times.  I love that place, Even when stuck in traffic, So close to my heart, it is.  I'd gladly live a little north of there.  Or south.  or east.  West of it is too wet.

Well bye for now.  I'll try very hard to visit everyone,  Take care, and I  hope you have a nice week.  
Found this on the netbook, and don't know where it came from. but it'd pretty.  And you know, I love "pretty things"


  1. I just love coming to visit you on Sundays, Zippi! For someone who has been feeling down, you always manage to spread sunshine into my day. I'm thinking your "down" must be like some other people's happy. lol

    I miss using my 35mm too.

  2. I've known my oldest friend for 52 years now, so I admire the commitment you've put into your longstanding relationship. Brava!

    You have the only harrowing first memory I've read this week.

  3. That peach sky sounds really inviting. I love a great sunset.

  4. I'm so happy you like my city (San Francisco)

  5. I would like to visit CA again. I was 12 the last time I was there. I have a 95-year-old grandmother in Chico.

  6. My head is in a ditch because of missing these very lovely comments. Thank you all for commenting.

    Gal, I think that I was hard wired to remember the bad stuff and very early. I will never forget the look on Psycho dad's face when I wouldn't take a slice of bread from him. I knew he was trouble, and I was only 2 years old. I became hyper vigilant that day.

    Harriet, it was beautiful, like something out of a dream.

    Kwizgiver, Thank you! I love reading your weekend meme's too.

    Bev, ah, San Francisco is the most beautiful city and I have good memories of visits there.

    CountryDew, It's changed a lot since you've been here. So get used to some traffic. I wish you could travel here to see your grandma.


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