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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Stealing, A Story Teller's Meme

July 16, 2016

A Story Teller's Meme

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 Paula Kumert of the blog "A Story Teller With a Camera". She states that she stole it from Kelly, but that’s as far as we go. It's like doing magic. You can't intrigue if you explain how it's done. Finding the original author of any meme or survey is too much work for this old blogger. So I'll just yell out:

Cheers to all of us thieves!!

1. What are your current obsessions?
Reading about the sinking of the Essex Whaler, and tracing all the leads to more information on it.

2. What are you listening to?
A fan in the window

3. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
One of my nightgowns.  I mean, I wear one of them more hours a day than I get on duds and go out to eat, or something.

4. What are you reading?
The Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick.  The book's really much better than the film, which was good enough as movie's go.  However it's not as good as the book!  I've promised myself that I'll never do that again- see a movie without reading the book first.

5. What’s for dinner?
Since this is for Sunday, I know we will have salmon, because we always do.  But we did go to The Fig Tree in Liberty Station on Saturday, and had a delicious early dinner.  The spinach salad was great!  DH had a burger with something called Man Candy ( wild boar bacon), and a sunny side up egg on it.

6. What was the last thing you bought?

7. Guilty pleasure?
Hand made ice cream, when I can make it or buy it somewhere. Liberty Station is jammed full of places to get great things to eat.

8. What training did you get and how do you make a living?
I'm retired.  I trained as an artist and a little as a Geologist, wanted to be a special ed teacher and ended up a full time housewife and mother.  I'm glad of my life.  That is to say, I lived, and so many others, like my little brother, didn't get to.

9. If you could go back in time, knowing what you know now, and choose a different career path, what would you train to do?
I'd be an artist, but I'd still want a family.

10. What’s your best time of day?
Evening time, I guess.  I like to sit and watch it grow dark.  I like to see the moon come up.
Believe me, the sun coming up, in summertime anyway, is not that thrilling.
It means it's going to get HOT!

11. Do you like being on a team or are you a solo player?
I like either.  Are you talking about sports?  I like both.

12. What’s your favorite way to create art?
Drawing and Oil painting.

13. Name three items in your refrigerator:
Mozzarella cheese, beer, and peanut butter.

14. Tell us about your first crush:
No. We just covered that ground, and telling it made me tired and gave me a headache.  So, no.

15. The first time that I became a boyfriend/girlfriend was with who, when?
Due to my being a bookish nerd,and a geek, I never had a boyfriend until meeting my beloved Mr. Z, and that happened when I was 19.

16. Do you remember what you did on your first date?  

We went sailing at Newport Beach.  Mr. Z. rented a sailboat (about this size) and we two went sailing.  I loved sailing! I loved Hiking, which this sailor is doing.
At times, I wish we could sell everything and go live on a sailboat.  But we are much too old for that now.  It's just a dream that never quite got done.  But we both wanted to do that, once upon a time.

17. How did you meet your current (or most recent) girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife?
At a party.  Everyone already knows how this happened.  I call it "Our Romantic Love at First Sight" story.  Mr. Z. doesn't QUITE remember it that way, but close enough.

18. How did your first romantic relationship end?
Mehwidge!  That's how.

19. Do you remember your first kiss?
Hmmm... not sure.  *taps forehead for a minute*  Nope!  Sorry!

20. What do we still not know about you?
That I'm a spy for the Paraguayan government?  Really, if you don't know something about me by now, I'm not going to tell it.  *wink*

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. I actually prefer to see the movie before I've read the book. I usually find that reading the book first ruins the movie for me. I can't seem to get past noticing all the ways it's not like the book.

    1. There is that part that is bad. The movie is a different art form and a different marketable product, so that might be the drive behind the way the story gets ruined. Princess bride, book and movie were fabulous products. Many others, no.

  2. I'd rather read the book first too. But then it just makes me VERY ANGRY when they don't get it right in the movie. "Prince of Tides' was a disaster as a book recreation. "Outlander" is going an excellent job.

    1. I used to get angry about the way that, say, Tony Hillerman's books were made into movies. But the movie maker in that case changed something extremely important to the remaining storyline. Oddly, I was sad when it happened in the book, and mad when it didn't happen in the movie!

  3. Mehwidge! That was how Mr BC began his toast to the happy couple at DD1 reception.....I rolled my eyes!

    1. You made me laugh out loud! And that ain't easy! This shows how iconic that scene has become. It will be forever in the folklore, eh? Too funny!

  4. Enjoyed your answers, as always. I am glad you have enjoyed your life. That's important, and I don't think many people do, really.

    1. Thank you, CountryDew. And what you say is very true. I was lucky.
      Once I had surviived childhood beatings, and worse, and poverty - with a father that we all wished had died in the war so someone good could come home instead - I adopted (albeit slowly) the view of a Buddhist. Essentially, Life is suffering, but you should pray for the happiness of all sentient beings. I became a Quaker because it was the closest thing, without abandoning my little family and becoming a nun, to a life of service to the poor and unwanted.

  5. love ice cream in fact this being national peach ice cream day I shared recipe on my blog annies home (http://shopannies.blogspot.com)

    1. Happy Peach ice cream Day! I'll be over soon to snag that recipe. Thank you for sharing it! I make a lemon Ice cream from lemons on our tree. It's an old Italian recipe. Need to find it and share it. :-)

  6. For me I always think the book is better than the movie. I actually cannot think of one movie that was better than the book.

    1. As you say, the book is always better than the movie. I blame the fact that movie makers have to pander to a different set of money men and audiences for this fact. It's not something that's changed very much down the years.


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