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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Stealing. The Beach Boys' Meme-

July 23, 2016

The Beach Boys' Meme

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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 (or surveys) 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 among thieves". In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. When possible, we contact the owner of the blog where we stole the post. 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. 

We Found this gem from a blogger that we stole from once before, Stacy of the 
blog "All Stacy All the Time". 

She states that she stole it from "Lola's Diner". But that's as far as I'll go. Tracing it back further might be crazier than a Trump speech. So as we sub for our current author, Kwizgiver, we will shout:
Cheer to all of us thieves!!

1. SURFER GIRL : “I have watched you on the shore, standing by the ocean drawer, do you love me do you surfer girl” Were you ever interested in someone (other than a celebrity) who did not return your interest? 
A. Yes. I was.  He was a a Nordic God.  I was a nerdy girl.  Same year, two different worlds.

2. BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL : “So be true to your school now, just like you would for your girl or guy…” Looking back, how do you feel about your high school days? 
A. I've never been back.  That pretty much sums it up.

3. FUN FUN FUN : “…and she’ll have fun fun fun till her daddy takes the T-Bird away…” What was the worst punishment you received as a teenager? 
A.I was punished for being a little girl, shall we say?

But, much, much later,  I was thrown out of the house with all my worldly belongings. It was because I finally defied my drunkard of a paternal unit by not being home on. the. dot.  I'd met DH at that infamous neighborhood party, and we'd gone to a friend's house.
PsychoDad took off and was gone for a week, and my sibs and mother piled my things on the driveway.  I suppose he was out trying to figure out what his next move should be.

Actually it was really a God Send for me, though I did lose my beloved Collie, Shadow.  Shadow escaped the usual punishment for a pet in our house, which was being shot.  Shad was sold but I did get to meet the family who bought him, and he looked well and happy with them.  Shad still loved me so that was good.  Shadow was an Immense and beautiful Irish Collie, a Black and Tan collie.  He talked to me that day with his big, throaty voice.  I'll love him forever, and hope to see him again someday in the By and By.

4. I GET AROUND : “Round round get around, I get around” Where did you go on your last long trip? 
A. Well, I'll tell it like it is...We went to Santa Cruz.  We rushed up to there to be with our dying daughter.  We were 200 miles away when we got the call that she'd died.  We could only stay for a week but we had that week at least.

 5. HELP ME RHONDA : “You gotta help me Rhonda, help me get her off of my mind” What do you do to cheer up after a personal tragedy such as a lost job, power outage or broken relationship? 
A. Wow, we are really into "worst" and so far.
The little stuff I just do not sweat.  The big stuff I just keep breathing in and out and watch a hulluva lot of mindless Netflix cop shows, Nature shows, Water shortage Documentaries, and Alligator Wrestling, worm diggers, you name it.  And I read and read and read.  It gives, I find, ease to my mind, since I cannot drink.  Otherwise I'd do that, too.  I've never smoked pot but I'm now sorely tempted to find some and make brownies just to relieve these terrible feelings of climbing out of a blackened rabbit hole that I woke up in.

 6. CALIFORNIA GIRLS : “I wish they all could be California girls. The west coast has the sunshine and the girls there get so tan, I dig a French bikini on Hawaiian island dolls, by a palm tree in the sand” Where are the best boys found? 
A. Going by the ones I've met, the best men, boys, are Americans. On the whole, I've found this to be true.   It doesn't really matter what color they are, they just are usually kind and nice men.   And a lot of times, not always, they are Marines.  I guess you could include Canadian men in this, too.  They seem to be nice, kind guys.

7. SLOOP JOHN B : “I wanna go home, please let me go home, ya ya. Well this is the worst trip, I’ve ever been on…” What is the worst trip you’ve ever been on? 
A. Worst again. ok.  I'd have to say it was the one where my left knee blew up to the size of a basketball, and I had to drive the little truck out of the desert and home because we couldn't tow it.

That was 300 miles of torture.  Also, trying to get to a rest room at a big gas station on a cane and with a screaming hot, terribly painful knee was .  Then, after years of Hyalgan shots and draining, I got surgery and a brand new knee.

  These aren't my knees.  They came from Pinterest, but they illustrate the problem I was having.

OR, maybe it was the time that we spent a week trying to get the RV fixed in Indio one year.  The garage was Triple A approved and I'll never, EVER, trust their stamp of approval again.  They, the garage, ordered the wrong part, three times!

We were, parked in the RV, right next to a railroad track, and a train lumbered through about dinner time while I was setting out the canned soup special for a hasty dinner.  I thought it was the beginning of an earthquake.  This then happened every four hours until midnight.  These desert trains are hundreds of cars long.
How do people deal with this every single day?

We didn't know the tracks weren't derelict, as so many are out there in the desert.

8. WOULDN’T IT BE NICE : “I guess the more we talk about it, it makes it harder just to live without it, but let’s talk about it…” What is your biggest wish? 
A. I wish  for the master gene (or what ever the hell it is) for cancer being found by someone who wasn't interested in making money off it but who patented it Internationally and Immediately!  Say, someone is Switzerland or something?  Anyway, after securing it from the grasp of BIG FAT PHARMA, they would instantly upload and share the data with like minded scientists, who would then spread it world wide on Smart People social media after patenting it so BIG PHARMA got left OUT. IN. THE. COLD!

Siberia, Baby! 
This is where you all have to live, and no inside toilet, or internet.,brrrr, and the bus doesn't stop anywhere near here.

9. IN MY ROOM : “There’s a place where I can go and tell my secrets to. In my room. In my room.” What is your favorite thing about your own personal room or space in your home/office? 
A. I like the cork board that is adorned by hearts and my nephews photos.

10. GOD ONLY KNOWS : “You never need to doubt it, I’ll make you so sure about it. God only knows what I feel about you” When was the last time you told a significant other or close relative that you loved them? 
A. Today, this morning,  and then later we had a little tiff over how I leave the charger plugged in all the time.  It's the little things in life.

11. GOOD VIBRATIONS : “My baby has good vibrations, she’s giving me excitations…” When do you get good vibrations? 
A.When?  I get them off and on, some of them, many, are not good ones.  But some of them are Sublime.

12. KOKOMO : “We’ll go to Kokomo. We’ll get there fast and then we’ll take it slow. That’s where I wanna go…” What is your favorite warm weather destination? 
A. Santa Cruz.  Otherwise I live in one already.

13. DO IT AGAIN : “Let’s get back together and do it again…” If you could go back in time and gather up your school friends, what would you do again? 
A. Sorry, I never want to go back again.  I have no interesting in going back to those days.

And, with that, I'll say that I'm leaving Sunday Stealing.  I want to say, Goodbye,( not just disappear) and that it's been fun.  

Take care all you thieves!   Good luck to you all!

Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing! Please leave a comment or link when you have posted. Stop back and visit other player’s posts. That is really what this is all about, making new friends! Have a great week. See you next Sunday!


  1. My "punishment" story was not a good one and I chose not to share because my father reads me blog (he occasionally lets me know I am wrong in my memories). Didn't feel like having another discussion with him over his lack of parenting skills. But basically, he beat the crap out of me and then gave me an interesting problem by telling me to leave the house but if I left I could never come back again (and I had nowhere else to go). I resolved the issue by sleeping in my car in the driveway. Left the house but not the property. Next morning it was like nothing ever happened. But you don't forget things like that.

    1. I'm sorry CountryDew. What you went through you will never forget. And how can you forget such terrible abuse? No one ever does, really. Forgive, which I did but not forget.

      That's what PsychoDad did to me. He denied it all, to my mother, and anyone else who would listen. Now that I'm older, and he's dead, I feel like I can finally let it all go. He was a very, very bad person.

  2. Oh my goodness, you and Country Dew have such horrible memories! My dad was a cold man and impossibly strict, but he never hit me or threw me out. Not much good to remember in bad parents, but I guess we can be thankful for who those experiences shaped us into.

    1. Yes, it does shape you, and there is not much good to remember in bad parents. It's good when we marry people who love us and help us heal. In that, sometimes, we get so very lucky. Hugs to you and to CountryDew. We are three survivors.


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