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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Getting to know you, getting to know all about you...

Getting to like you, hoping that you like me.....
And since I love this song so much, here's Julie!

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We can all use some help sometimes with conversation starters, so I found this at a conversation starters site.  There are 100 of them, but I'm only using a few!  (I'll save the rest to ask sometimes in the future!)

Sorry I didn't play last week; I was out of town!

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I'd clean up all my stufffffff.  Since I only sleep ( if I'm lucky) 6 hours a day, that is a lot of time to get things done!

What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own / owned?
Back in the day, it was my Navy Issue Swabby Bell Bottoms. In fact, because of the fit, they'd still my favorite item.  

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
Time and money aren't the issue for the ones that I enjoy now, and as those are the ones I would choose, it's being a broken body buddy,  I'd still choose to knit and quilt and to work with rocks and rough, and to carve or facet those into stones to wire wrap or to cast findings for.  I could do that for the next hundred years.

What would your perfect room look like?
It would be a garden room, and would extend a view out across a beautiful garden.  There would be big windows and a high ceiling, and the garden would seem like it came right into the house.

How often do you play sports?
Not ever anymore.  

What fictional place would you most like to go?
What job would you be terrible at?
I can't really deal with money.  I would hate that so wouldn't do a good job at handling financial things.  

When was the last time you climbed a tree?
When I was in my 30's.

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?  
Nothing.  I'm not that good at most activities, not even ones I could once do well.  Everything I've thought of so far that I'm pretty good at, I am far from the best at.  Enjoy, yes, but that's not winning a Gold Medal.

What skill would you like to master?

What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?

If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what would the finished house be like?
It would be a big craftsman style house.  There's one on the way to the Harbor at Santa Cruz that I would shamelessly copy.  That would be my dream house.  It would be built just above Santa Cruz a little ways, maybe in Half Moon Bay, on a three quarter of an acre lot.  It would be furnished with Mission Style furniture, and have views of the wide, Blue Pacific.  

What state or country do you never want to go back to?
I will never go back to Mexico, even for a few days down along the coast.  It's just too dangerous now.  

What songs have you completely memorized?
Almost all the Christmas Carols, the discography of a few singers I like a lot, some religious hymns, some Spanish flamenco songs that were popularized by Charo.  idk, a bunch.  I'd say this is probably my best talent, the memorization of poetry and songs.  But it's rapidly leaving me, falling out my ear.  I won't really miss it.  I hope to sing in the "Upstairs Choir", and all the songs there will be new and infinitesimally more spectacular. 

What do you consider to be your best find?
Well, the best thing was my husband at just the right time.  And then there is finding Wolfie on the San Diego Pound's page.  But there are Two lovely vases in the Korean style, at thrift stores over the years.  Those were pretty thrilling in a material possessions way.

Are you usually early or late?
I'm usually on time. But that's changing fast.  It depends.  I am not in a hurry to get to Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, though I am starting to think I could enjoy them again now.  I think trying to be on time is a variety of common courtesy.

What pets did you have while you were growing up?
I had a lot of pets, some of them ended up being eaten.  I don't like talking about pets because so many of them "disappeared", even when they weren't edible.  You all know about my Psycho Dad.  He liked to hurt creatures.  I'll say no more.  I'm done with black moods over that disgusting person.

When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
Well, once upon a time they came to me for sewing advice and then lately it's been a few odd dead birds, wanting to know what I can do for them.  Duh!

What takes up too much of your time?
It's probably Instagram that will get the blame for now.  But really, if I could be more active, Instagram would not even be in the running.  I want to WORK!

What do you wish you knew more about?
Linguistics.  For instance, the Hopi people speak a derivative language to Aztecan. It's in the Aztecan family of languages.  I'd like to know, or at least be able to trace, the origins of the Hopi as it related to the Aztecs.  My grandmother told me that there was an Aztecan line in hers.  That jibes with what I've studied over the years.  Because the Hopi traveled in a sort of Swastika pattern, the whole of two continents in their origin, or wandering stories.  And, the USA put a stop to the cross border passage of Native Americans of MANY tribes when they imposed a border where it is.  But Linguistics could sort out an amazing amount of information.  That's the reason I admire the work of Dr. Noam Chomsky so much.  He has preserved these connections for future students of Linguistics. 

What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?  
First of all, I would never have this done.  You are talking about some future 100 years, right?  I'd probably say , "Is this still Earth?" 


  1. I think it's so cool that you know Spanish flamenco songs, and I love your passion for linguistics.

  2. We could share a craftsman house, Zip, though I'm not sure we'd agree on location. I'd like mine in a country setting surrounded by lots of trees and overlooking water. I'd like that garden room, though.

    My heart continues to be so sad for little girl you, the more you tell us about your father. That he would kill your pets....

    Have a beautiful day and a blessed week!

  3. I can imagine us knitting and chatting together and laughing. :)

  4. @ Gal: I've always loved tools that helped scientists determine how the human race evolved and eventually made it to all the continents. So linguistics was the perfect thing to do this, until DNA was mapped. Teeth were, too. But, I'd definitely take a Linguistics PhD if I had another lifetime to live. Hopefully I don't. I'm done, stick a fork in me. ;o) I love all music, and Flamenco music is so much fun. And it would be fun to do that as a living, too.

    @Stacy: When I first came to San Diego, Craftsman houses here were going for a song if you wanted to live in Golden Hill, which has only recently become gentrified. There were some beautiful places down there. Oh yes, they are such a beautiful style. Some of the ones that are going in at the old school yard are called "Craftsman's" but it's a joke. They have an Entry that took elements of the Craftsman entry and plastered it on the front of a stucco house. They look silly. Ah, you are kind to be sad for my little girl in me, thank you, dear. I think that it made me very aware, and as active as busy a life allowed, in the animal rights movement.

    @Kwizgiver. I can imagine us knitting and chatting together. too. And Laughing. It would be great to do this!


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