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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Sunday Stealing: Morning Meme

Hi! I'm your host Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. 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. Cheers to all of us thieves!

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From Monday Morning Meme 
1. You have just been hired to clean your own home, what is your first complaint?  "Say, most of this stuff has to be sorted into piles first."
2. Are you able to ignore a ringing telephone? Yes, it goes to voice mail.. easy peasy
3. How often do you allow a ringing phone to go to voice mail? The land line?  Always.  The cell, I check to see who it is, and answer if I know them. 
4. Do you answer your cell phone, out in public, every time it rings? Or do you silence it and get back to it when you’re in a more private area?  I turn the ringer way down, or off, in public places.  
5. How often would you say you’re on your home phone? Almost never. And I never answer it.   Your cell phone? Almost never for calling. Several times a day for Texts. 
6. Do you like talking on the phone or do you view it as a necessary communication tool?  It's a tool to stay in touch with family and friends, all of whom know I don't answer calls unless I can. So they text.
7. When did you last go for a bike ride?  The last time I fell on my Mountain Bike.  Somewhere in 2009 when I got a knee replacement.
8. Do you own a bike? No. 
9. Given the most popular New Year’s resolution of losing weight, would you consider putting bicycle riding as one of your exercise options? Why or why not?  No.  I'm losing so much weight as it is that I don't need to exercise for that reason.  I just started playing WII tennis again which is safe and fun for me. I loved to ride my bike and rode down to the lake several times a week before I couldn't any more. I rode a bike and owned a bike from the time I was a tot.  Having to give it up was a dreadful time for me. 
10. If you had to name a smell that always makes you nostalgic, what would it be? What sorts of memories does the smell evoke?  Bread baking.  I did, for some time, make all the bread my family ate.  It was a wonderful time in my life.  I was gearing up to go back to Uni and earn a degree.  Life was being handled properly, you know?
11. What did you do over the weekend? No detail is too small. This is your journal, so tell us about the mundane tasks in your life.  Nothing comes to mind. 
12. If it weren’t for my blog, I’d not likely be able to remember what I did back in 2004 and all the ensuing years hence.  
13. When was the last time you replied “because I said so”? Do you find yourself saying that a lot? Or do you prefer to tell people WHY you want them to do something for you.  The last time I said that the twins were probably 12 years old.  That is almost 40 years ago. 
14. What is the worst gift you’ve ever received? A rather horrid. little purse from someone.  I'm pretty certain a point was being made.
15.  Tell us the worst gift you’ve ever given. What was the reaction of the recipient?  Probably a little box of butane cylinders for their fancy butane lighter.  The person graciously laughed and said, "And, here I was planning to quit smoking."  


  1. Because I said so seems to be a parental phrase

    1. Oh ya. The parent's of a very young child can still get away with it. Pre-teens see it as the first rule to break, lol. They don't care about it anymore. Parents are to blow up and leave behind them in the rubble. Yep...

  2. #1 is my house...piles of stuff. I need to have another purge day. Loved your answers! Have a nice day.


    1. Thanks Lori. I hope you had a great weekend. Spring is here! yay!

  3. I may have said Because I said so to my students--but it would have been in jest.

    1. I understand. Past the age of three, when they all ask "why" when ever you say something (ANYTHING!) I don't think it even WORKS to say,"Because I said so.". You gotta love the Kids...they are so much fun to raise. Well, until the teens. lol

  4. Wow. You still have a landline. I stopped when my folks passed. You better believe I answered it. It was Mom or Dad. I miss them. I do not miss the landline...

    1. Yes, we are one of the few left in the the States that do have, I reckon. Ages ago, there was a long-term black out, and that decided DH that he was keeping the land line. I'm glad we kept ours, for the same reason you had yours.

  5. I had a mountain bike once--the second ex's idea, not mine. I'm an indoor girl, who tried desperately to be an outdoor girl for all the wrong reasons. Did get to ride in Arches National Park though, which was pretty cool, I have to admit.

    1. Now that I'm an indoor girl, I can understand ....
      Arches IS very cool. It would be a blast to ride through there on a bike. When we went there, I was already solidly on my way to knee replacement, though, so I didn't ride a bike there.

  6. I still have a landline, too. Our cell reception is not that great and I prefer to hear people, not crackling, when I talk to them. Here is a hug because for some reason I think you need one.

    1. Yes, I did need that. THANK YOU so much!
      I like to hear people but I hear better from a cell phone so understand about the crackling stuff, as we have that when traveling sometimes, very annoying.
      some (((Hugs BACK)))


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