Hey there, guys and dolls! Welcome back to SSA. I've missed you! I'm hoping that by the end of November, we'll finally be in our forever home here on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
And I'm hoping that it will finally feel like home, not just our house.
Keep your fingers crossed for us, you fine folks, will you?
As I'm sending good vibes to all of you as we work through fires and storms and COVID-19 and head into winter... <sigh>
Link up here to play along this weekend!
Stolen from various web sites...
1) Can you cry under water?
I'm not sure I could. Underwater = my happiest happy place.
2) What is the fattest thing you’ve ever done?
Admittedly, I don't entirely understand the intent of this question, but...
Oh, I definitely have a sweet tooth, so I have had trouble cutting out the sweets since they became a big problem for me. The worst is when any of us have a birthday. Rob likes a plain, unfrosted chocolate cake for his birthdays, but most of the rest of us like Carvel ice cream cakes for ours. Since Chloë's birthday is the 7th of September, and mine is the 8th, we often have... kind of a lot of it. I get sick on it every time, but does it stop me??
3) If you’re going to be arrested, what do you want your crime to be?
I've never been arrested, but I admit, I've sort of half-jokingly put it on my Bucket List. If it happens, I want it to be for some kind of protest, whether it be political or, preferably, an environmental cause.
4) When they say dog food is “new and improved” who tastes it?
Well, first of all, I've always had issues with that phrase, "new and improved." If it's new, then what could have been improved upon if it didn't exist before? If it's improved, then it's something old they made better, so how could it be new?
Anyway. I figure, if they're going to find out if dog food is better, they'd better ask the experts: dogs!
5) What’s the ugliest thing you’ve ever seen?
My stepmother was always sarcastic, always sneering, in this unique way that I've only ever seen one other person in my life do. Very much like Cinderella's evil stepmother, here. It was an awful expression that could drain the blood from my face in an instant, because I knew that whatever was coming next would be worse than whatever led up to that point. I don't miss that b**ch.
6.) Why doesn’t glue stick to its bottle?
So there you go!
7) What historical event do you wish you’d witnessed?
Oh my gosh, there are so many things I could have thought of, but the first one I thought of was the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta when Kerry Strug did her vault with a broken ankle. That whole Dream Team was amazing. I would love, love, love to attend the Olympics some day!
8) Who has had the best influence on your life?
I've thunk hard on it, and I keep returning to the one inevitable answer: my husband. No one else in this world has made me look inside myself and really try to be better for someone else and not just for my own sake.
9) Would you rather go into space or to Antarctica?
Space! Although I'd always accept a trip anywhere, almost anytime - pandemics excluded.
10) Would you rather sleep with no pillow or no blankets?
I'd rather live without the pillow. I don't care how hot I am, I need to have certain portions of me covered with a blanket - and I can always use part of it for a pillow!
11) What's your favorite rain memory?
Oh, whenever it rained in the summers in Virginia Beach, when Sophia was two, three, four, five years old... we would go out and jump in the puddles! That little bitty was so excited and happy when she was jumping up and down in those puddles. She was just the the picture of pure joy.
12) If you were elected president, what is the first thing you would do?
First thing I would do is declare a moratorium on fossil fuels. No more coal mines, fracking, oil drilling, none of that. Our reliance on fossil fuels has long overstayed its welcome, and it's killing all of us. That shit's got to end.
13) If you had $3 to spend in the dollar store, what would you buy?
If I have an occasion like a birthday, the supplies there can't be beat for a buck! Ribbons, tissue paper, gift bag? Done!
14) What’s the most annoying sound in the world?
I can't stand to hear other people chewing and smacking their lips while they're eating. I have to tell my son to stop doing it constantly. Drives me crazy!
15) What natural disaster scares you the most?
Fire. We had a fire in the house I grew up in, and I still have scars on my legs from that. I've lived through that, tropical storms and hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, a supertyphoon... but nothing scares me like fire. I don't want to die that way.
On that pleasant thought...! I've got some work to do for this nonprofit project I'm working on, and then make a list for some shopping. Maybe I'll even get some knitting accomplished. Not necessarily in that order.
Cheers to all of you and let's hope no one's in any natural disasters today!