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Kilgore Trout

~~ " In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?”" ~~
Saint Augustine

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
"Amarante", in "Milagro Beanfield War"

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Navajo Blessing

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Two Sunday's of Stealing...

First.... Last week...  If you would like to join in the conversation, or see other's contributions, go HERE to the Sunday Stealing blog, run at this time by Bev.  


From THIS blog...Sleepy Rambles

1.   Are you filled with joy today? Nope.  I just like to roll along with a calmness that comes with raising a Taoist mind within...

2.   Has it been a rough week?  Physically yes.  Spiritually it's been calmer.

3.   If given the opportunity, would you like to star in a musical?  Back in the day, I would have.  I could sing then... But not now.

 4.  Name one person you’d take a bullet for.  My DH.
5.  Did you trip over anything today? No.
6.  Last time you painted a picture?  When I was 29.  And then.... the twins were born. 

I mostly just drew with pencils and painted other things at classes I took at College.....oh wait, I did some oils in a painting class, too.  Plus some Chinese watercolor painting....
Not mine: Just an example...

 ...and some Japanese Sumi e on the ceramics I made.. forgot for a bit about that.  That all happened up until the beginning of 2016 when our daughter died.  I quit making or painting ceramics after that.  If I get my hand fixed, I'll do some of it again.  It's in the planning stages.
7.  Is your favorite color yellow?  Close.. I like a lot of colors but I really do love yellow.
8. Were you born in a hospital? Do you know the name of the person that delivered you?
   No, I wasn't born at a hospital.  I was born at my Grandparents' farm house, and yes I remember the name of the doctor who attended.  He was my doctor, off and on, due to my mother returning several times to Ohio, until I was almost 6.

 9. Have you ever had a friend or relative that’s incarcerated? Oh, Yes.  It was in the 60's!  Really, who from that time hasn't had a friend or relative in jail? 

10. Do you enjoy romantic movies, even when they’re cliche? I really do enjoy Romantic comedies.  They are fun and don't involve a lot of gunfire, car chases, and gore.

11.Would you rather watch a movie or listen to music?  Why would a person have to choose?
12.Ever been to Rhode Island?  Not that I know of... I might have been there back in the 40's.

13.Can you tell the difference between a Scottish and an Irish accent?  It's dead easy!  Particularly because of soccer.  Lots of foreign soccer players came over to California and stayed, and we became friends with them as well as with their families.
14. Can you read music?  Mostly in the treble clef.  I know of the existence of the bass clef but never had to deal with it.  *wink*
15.Have you been to McDonald’s in the past month?  Nope, and not in the past 2 DECADES either.

And away we go to this week's Sunday Stealing... as soon as it's posted....

Storywise  And Bev says:

"This is kind of weird.  It's from a set of "Storywise" cards that were made for Alzheimers patients, which they have at the facility where my mother lives."

1. The strangest place you've ever been.
 There are some caves in Arizona, down near the border in traditional Apache land.  They are very slightly developed, mostly to be studied by Archeologists, and nothing like Carlsbad Caverns.  It is eerie down inside them.  You realize that all of land in that area has these caves, and that knowing that the Apache could just melt away under the noses of their pursuers makes the Apaches and the caves even more intriguing. 

2. Unusual food combinations you enjoy.
I really like pickle and peanut butter sandwiches.  I'm not really sure how odd that is.  I don't like them with Kosher dills, like those in the photo, but with REAL dill pickles.

3. Your best cure for hiccups.

Holding my breath and calming way, WAY down does it for me.  
4. Something you have never done but would like to try.

I'd like to try living as a monk in Japan.  But I don't want to stay long, just try it.
5. A routine you do every day without fail.

I feed the wild birds.  But recently, DH has been doing it.  

6. Something new you've recently learned.
Does this mean a skill?  I've learned more ways to make my ancient digital camera do more and better things.  I just haven't applied it yet.

7. Your keenest sense.

Intuition.  And boy, did I ever need it.

8. Whether you prefer cooking or cleaning up.

I clean as I cook.  And, I have no preference.

9. Where were you the last time you saw the sun rise.

I was in my own back yard.

10. A recent time you were embarrassed.

 I was at a relative's house. I kept trying to join into a conversation, and kept getting loudly talked right over. Time and time again.  I realized it was that they thought they owned the conversation, and I just decided that "speak when spoken to" applied to me, so that's the rule I now follow.  I could easily by a monk.  See #4.

11. An everyday sound that delights you.

 I love my husband's voice.  And, I love the sound of water, the rain... a brook.. but not the steady drip of a faucet or a leaking roof. 

12. The last conversation you had with a stranger.

It was at the doctor's office.  Another patient had a beautiful purse, and I complimented her on it.  We struck up a conversation, and it was very pleasant.  She was a very cheerful lady. 


  1. I've been feeling like #10 with all the folks around here helping with Walt. I feel like an invisible person!

    1. Bev, I can't seem to post on your Saturday 9 for this week. So here is what I wanted to say:
      Can't comment on your blog.....tried three times and it goes nowhere...
      Can you believe gas was ever only 29¢ a gallon?
      I'm sorry you guys are having so much Medical FUN lately! Get better soon, Walt!
      Oh, the tricycles.. forgot about those.
      I know that you are worried about your sweet man. I hope that this will all be behind you and that he feels a whole lot better very soon.... Hugs!
      Get your rest, because soon you will be on roller skates. Well, not really. but it will feel like you are! Wishing him many blessings or healing, and you, too! You haven't had it easy at ALL!

  2. Oh, I hate when people do that in conversations. That feeling of being invisible SUCKS! I read somewhere that when people do that to you, you should be more aggressive in talking. That's just not who I am, so sometimes, it's invisible I am.
    Where did all of you come up with peanut butter and pickles? Who looked at that and thought "yum?" That is not a combo for me. LOL
    Have a great day, Zippi!

    1. Stacy, I tried to talk louder but they just talked louder and right over me! I'm used to this as you probably are. So I tend to just let them have their loud and boisterous conversations,even when they are congratulating themselves for not being, for instance, prejudiced. I have to laugh....
      I've eaten peanuts and pickles since I was a kid. I'm a salt lover. And I like things that are both salty and sweet, like some of the things people make for Christmas treats. Hope you have a great week, Stacy.

  3. I clean as I cook too, it just gets too dirty for me and I cannot stand that. My mom is the opposite. She makes a huge mess and wants others to clean it up. UGH! Loved your answers! Have a great day!


    1. Yes Lori, exactly. The time to wash out the pans is before dinner. Unless you have a handy teenager who has that as a chore. But I would still do it even then.
      Hope you have a lovely week, and the snow doesn't get too bad.

  4. Very very interesting food combination!

    1. Thanks! I've really enjoyed all the various answers to food combos this time. lol

  5. I feel invisible a lot. I think many women do. We are voiceless for so much of our lives, always being ignored. I hope when I come back in another life that things have improved, but given the state of humanity it's a very small hope indeed.

    1. Oh, Country Dew. I'm opting out. No more for me if I can help it. And yes, women do feel invisible a lot of the time.
      They were mostly females, but I'm so used to it, and so over the pain. That old saying, "you must just grin and bear it", will get you through most anything. I keep my mind busy and my mouth shut; it's a Godsend. I'm not responsible for anyone's moral make-up save that of my own daughters'.

  6. I want to try a peanut butter and dill pickle sandwich now. Wish we had pickles in the fridge.
    It's interesting how some people don't let others into a conversation. These days it doesn't bother me as it used to. Sometimes I can drift away while they speak. I can use my "old age" as an excuse. lol

    1. You have mastered the art of awakening Day Dreams! I think it's usually best to let others think what they may, nowadays. I see the folly in what is said but don't have to tilt at "windmills" anymore.
      Go get some dill pickles! If you don't like the combo, you can always give them away. Have a happy week!


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