February 11, 2017

The Disappearing Questions

This from Bud about this week's survey....and Bud, I really like what you said about those of us who still blog:

We found this gem on Sunday very quickly. It's from a since retired blog that ended in that 2008 or so massive deserted blogs and bloggers. Other social media kicked the shit out of us. Why write a 600 word column and get four comments when you can go Facebook and publish a pic of freakin' dog and get 50 likes and 25 comments. You knowwhat I think? (OK, I do acknowledge that most of you are thinking, "Not really Bud - we're here to do the damn questions", I think the blogosphere is better off without them. We who stayed are the artists, writers, humorists who don't care how many comments we get. We write because we are writers. Oh, wow. I do run on, no? The dead blog was called !enaj em s'taht. She got these questions from a blogger who not only stopped blogging, he deleted his blog.

Cheers to all of us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Disappearing Questions 

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?  

Suicide Squad.  It's not the type of movie we normally see, but we wanted to see a movie that day and nothing else appealed even a little.  We were pleasantly surprised by the fact that it was fairly good and very entertaining...even in 3-D.

2. What book are you reading?

Divine Evil by Nora Roberts.  I've read four Mary Kay Andrews books in a row. I enjoy them, but need a break.

3. Favorite board game?

LIFE was always my favorite growing up and I still like it.  I also like Sequence which is a strategy game played with cards on a board.

4. Favorite magazine?

Country Sampler

5. Favorite smells?

Babies, the beach, bread baking in the oven, the air after it rains, and fresh-picked Concord grapes.

6. Favorite sounds?

Thunderstorms, children's laughter, cat purrs, birds at dawn, and the beach (all of it...wind, waves, seagulls).

7. Worst feeling in the world?

Being cut out of the life of someone you care about very much.

8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?

Get the dogs outside!

9. Favorite fast food place?

Lately it's been Arby's, but Taco Bell has a couple of things I like, too.  On the whole I don't really like too much fast food.

10. Future child’s name?

Oh, honey...that boat sailed a long time ago.

11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?

Give a lot of it to the charities of my choice, pay off all our debt, and buy/build our dream house.  Oh, and I'd probably have to buy a Mustang, too.  The rest would go in the bank or be invested for our retirement and the kids and grandkids in the future.

12. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?

Only if the Poodle eats before bed.

13. Storms – cool or scary?

It depends.  Mostly cool, but there's always that one storm that crosses the line.

14. Favorite drink?

Diet Coke, water, and wine.

15. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would….”?

Probably still do the same things I do now....read and spend too much time on Facebook.  I'd just do more of it.

16. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?

Up to a point.  I don't like the really long ones.

17. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?

I really like some of the bright hues of blue and purple out there, but I'm waiting for my hair to go completely gray/white....and according to my husband, for him to die because he is not in favor of it.  So, I guess we'll go with what I got done today...a simulation of my original dark brown but with blonde and red highlights.

18. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?

Cambridge Springs, PA...Latrobe, PA...Indiana, PA...Orlando, FL

19. Favorite sports to watch?

Football, figure skating, and gymnastics.

20. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?

Nobody sent this to me.  I subjected myself to it.

21. What’s under your bed?

My Fluidity Bar (exercise thingy) and I'm not sure what else except probably dust bunnies and maybe some of the missing socks (I think the Poodle drags them under there now and then).

22. Would you like to be born as yourself again?

That means that I'd have to go through life again.  No, not interested in that. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy and I enjoy my life, but when it's over I'm ready to be with God.

23. Morning person, or night owl?

I have to get up at the butt-crack of dawn for work but I'm a night owl by nature.  I usually flip it around during the summers when I am off for 3 months.

24. Over easy, or sunny side up?

Around these parts we like 'em "dippy."

25. Favorite place to relax?

Right here at home.  Usually I'm in the recliner or at the kitchen island or in my library/craft room.

26. Favorite pie?


27. Favorite ice cream flavor?


28. Of all the people who play, how many of the posts do you usually read?

Usually all of them.  I might miss a few if they don't post until late, but I try to check later in the day, too.


  1. I used to love the game of LIFE but no one would play it with me. I love your answers. We have a few similar in nature.

    1. That is my problem with games these days, too. People would rather watch TV or play on their iphones. Bunch of party poopers!

      Thanks for visiting!

    2. So glad you posted the paragraph in red. I hadn't read that and I am glad I did. I sent Bud a thank you.

      I have experienced #7 more than once. It hurts terribly.

    3. He deserves one! He described bloggers very well...at least the ones who are writing not just trying to sell something or are worried about nothing but how many readers they have. I've always said if God gives me the idea/words then I'll trust him to bring the ones who need to read it...and sometimes that just me.

  2. My hair was about 40% gray when I re-colored it. I keep getting tempted to bleach it to it over with.

    1. Since young people are so into coloring their hair gray these days I talked to my stylist about it...thinking I'd just pick a pretty shade and go with it. Turns out I'd still have to retouch the roots so might as well get color.

  3. #8. Lol! Yes, that too.
    18, I'm a little too tech savvy, and political, to trust that one.
    Love strawberry rhubarb pie, and so do the kids. Lovely pie.
    Have a lovely week, Stacy.

    1. Some things I won't tell, some I just don't worry about any more because I've learned that if they want to hack me bad enough they will find a way no matter how careful I am.

  4. LOL-ing #12! That was my first instinct, as well. :)
    Your response to #22 is beautifully put. I've never heard of 'dippy' eggs. Then again, (excepting raw) there's not an egg dish I don't love!

    1. Dippy eggs are just what we call sunny side up in this area. I guess it comes from dipping your toast in the yolk.

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    1. I love them, but don't indulge very often since all the warnings about the nasties that may be living in undercooked eggs.

  6. #12 made me laugh. I agreed with Bud's comments and good for you for making a point of emphasizing them. Sometimes nobody reads my blog posts. Sometimes 100 people do. Whatever. I do it because I wanna.


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