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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Art History... hahaha

Art History

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on  

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Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. 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, if possible. We also provide a link to the victim's questions 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 recently asked questions from a previously post. Cheers to all of us thieves!

Bev, this composite is Hilarious!
 This is a quiz I picked up a long time ago and my notes say that it was stolen from "Master of Art History Asks," but I can't find a trace of that blog today.  But the questions were interesting (a couple downright relevant!)

1. Do you look forward to the spring?
Southern California has two seasons.  The Wet and The Dry.  The only season I don't look forward to is midsummer through early fall, which is basically, The Dry.  It is hot here during that time, and I am very ungraciously attuned to whining about the heat.  I hate the heat.

2. Which area of the sciences do you enjoy the most?
Geology and all the Life Sciences.

3. If you could own a classical statue in the form of any figure from myth, religion, or even modern fiction, who would you choose?
I want a Quan-Yin.  My mother's beautiful porcelain Quan-yin, which came to me when she died, got broken one year, and I've never been able to find another that wasn't hundreds of dollars.

4. Do you have a good relationship with your mother?
I did.  She was the steadying influence in my early life.  

5. What is your favorite mythological story?
I tend to like the stories about the Norse Gods.  I'm not so convinced they are myths. *wink*

6. If you put on a big feast, what would you serve?
A Chinese Banquet.  I'd have it catered and it would be vegan, organic and delicious!

7. How do you have fun? (What is your favorite 'Earthly Delight'?)
I really like Instagram for all the excellent  photographers on it.  Ethical Owls is one of my very favorite groups.  Instagram has become my latest, and favorite time sink.  My real earthly delight might be my online game.  That's the other way I have fun.  I also like to go Geocaching.  But wait, You didn't ask what I hate.  You have to have this counter-valence, too!  I hate the gym but did get VERY lucky to get a trainer who taught me myofascial release techniques to use on my own.  Yippie!  no more knots!

8. Do you often look for hidden messages and meanings?
I'm thick as a brick.  I have to be practically bowled over before I find any hidden meaning at all.
Then, boy, does it ever have to be succinct! 

9. Have you ever received an award or special position?
I'm very plain vanilla.   But I will say this.  My kids all remember how good my cooking was.  They enjoyed eating foods from practically every cuisine on earth.  Cooking was the way I chose to express that artistic bent of mine.  I mean besides craft and sharing it with the kids.  They all turned out pretty crafty.  In a good way.

10. If a revolution was about to happen in your country, would you be part of it?
I would be part of it.  What that part would be, I cannot say, because I do not know.  But, I can't stand Idly by and let others take the flak.  I just couldn't do it.  The People's Constitution gives us the right to defend the nation and our constitution against tyranny, and I think I pretty much know what that entails at least.  I would defend my people and my country.  Domestic enemies should not be allowed to just control the armies or the police.  It's totally, well, Un-American!

11. Have you ever planned an act of revenge?
No.  I believe that revenge belongs to God.  Let God take it.  There is not a single, mainstream religion that does not teach this truth. Not a ONE.  So, why isn't it being said from every holy man's mouth?  

12. What is the most dramatic thing you have ever done?
The school thing.  I don't want anymore drama than that and hope not to have to be a part of a revolution, though it could not be shirked. 

13. Do you care about your weight?
I try to keep it down, because of my knees, but I don't actively care about it.  If I can be strong and healthy at what some would consider a weight that is too high, I don't give a flying fig.  There are too many people in this world who judge the worth of a person by their weight.  They are idiots.

14. Is your life moving too slowly or too fast?
I like life slow.  I've had enough of speed to last me for the rest of my days.  Losing my daughter within five months of a deadly diagnosis what so totally out of control that we are all still trying to recover from it.

15. Do you prefer to stay in the shade?
Yes, now I do.  Now  I am too pale and freckled to stand much sun, and a couple of medicine I take make that worse.

16. If you could have any mural on your ceiling, what would it look like?
It would look like all the stars in the milky way on a dark night.

17. Do you enjoy the countryside?
I prefer the country.  Or at least a small town IN the countryside.  

18. Are you a romantic?
I'll have to look that up and get back to you.  Right off the top of my head, I'd say, "no".

19. What is your favorite historic subject?
This is confusing.  History IS a subject.  Do you mean what subset of reference?  I would have to say it would be the Geological History of Earth, or maybe Archaeological History.

20. Do you prefer landscape paintings?
As opposed to portraits?  I'm trained as a seascape painter.  I like that best. And I like most modern art up until it went straight into commodity.  After that .. meh.  That was the death of Art.

21. Are you interested in social issues?
Oh ya.. I believe that governments should be formed to mainly put Social Welfare and Human Rights first on the agenda. Look how well it worked in Europe for awhile, until the black plague raised it's ugly head yet again!  Damn you, Breitbart!  
We need no more veering off into installing MONEY as the One True God.  Look where it's gotten us as a people -nowhere, and without a moral leg to stand on.  


  1. Yay for #21..you may be called on for #10 any day now! As for Quan-Yin, she was my grandmother's favorite. I wonder whatever hapened to that beautiful statue of her she had....?

    1. Hee hee. We'll see. I'm hoping for a quiet revolution, one of the mind, heart, and back bone. We can't let the African-Americans do this all on their own, can we? My ex bro-in-law and I used to have this convo. I said, we will see a revolution of the mind this time. This was back in the late 60's. Maybe it's finally here!
      Quan-Yin is such a beautiful goddess. Sort of like the Goddess of Wisdom in the old testament, who had her own house. Oh yes, she is there for those who seek her in that old testament. I don't think the newer renditions have written her out... yet! Anyway, aren't those statues of Quan-Yin are beautiful. I just settled for a photo. This is California after all. Things Break!

  2. I hope Thor is not a myth. He was definitely the hottest of the gods! LOL
    Your Chinese buffet sounds delicious! I wouldn't mind a bit of meat, though. Friends of ours who are from the Philippines always had big Chinese dinners for funeral wakes and even Thanksgiving and Christmas. Loved when we got invited...our friend Bennie makes the best egg rolls I have ever had!
    I would agree with you on the Civil War question. If it were to come to that I would have to fight or support the side of right in any way I could. I couldn't leave it up to others while I sat at home.

    1. Yes Stacy, I have high hopes for Thor, and Odin, and even Loki. lol
      Well, if you come to this dinner, I will have instruct the caterers to have at least two chicken entrees. Please come and bring your hubster!
      In the event of a Civil War, support is what I could offer, and aide and comfort. Too many people have died, including the original inhabitants, so that Europeans could have a country here. We don't need, or want, anyone else here enslaved by Tyrants in any new regime. I also would want to insure that Native Americans,in their little remnant populations, remain. And I still believe this: The People, united, will never be defeated!

  3. Very interesting, insightful answers! xo

    1. xo back to you Kwiz. Thanks, and happy reading and knitting! Soon it will be cooler here, and I'm sure to bring out the knitting again. (well, I'll do it even if I have to grit my teeth.)

  4. Now you've got me dreaming of Chinese. I don't know that I've ever had vegan Asian, so when I swing by your place for the feast, I'll be broadening my culinary horizons.

  5. Ya! Another Guest!
    A place out here caters vegetarian Chinese/Thai fusion food. It's called The Purple Mint. They got panned on Yelp, but I don't trust Yelp at all. There are a LOT of drama queens out there who think they should be treated like Rock Stars. I've eaten there three or four times, spread over a year. The food is great. http://www.thepurplemint.com/


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