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Friday, September 16, 2022

Sunday Stealing-Staying up late

NOTICE!!!!!  Bev's computer is dead and she has no way to create new Sunday Stealings.  I am guest hosting until she is back online. ~Kwizgiver


Hi! I'm your host Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing.  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. 

  1. Do you have any Pepto-Bismol in your house? No. I can’t even recall the last time I had it in my house.
  2. Do you have a favorite flavor of vodka? I prefer vodka flavored vodka. I don’t get why all these flavors are needed. Back in the day when I discovered flavored schnapps I thought anything beyond peach was ridiculous.
  3. Is your backyard big enough to fit a trampoline? I could probably fit 4-5 trampolines in my backyard and 2-3 in my side yard.
  4. When was the last time you had eggs? I wish I could say today. I’ve been craving them, it’s been several weeks because I have Covid and I’ve been having smoothies to get my vitamins because I can’t take vitamins in pill form.
  5. How often do you blow dry your hair, and what color is your blow dryer? I don’t have enough hair to need a hair dryer. My hair is cut very short, so towel drying for a minute takes care of it.
  6. Have you ever gone to bed later than three AM? Quite often.
  7. Have you been to a surprise party before? Yes. The most recent was my own.
  8. What is your least favorite month? June. Not much going on in June.
  9. Have you ever gone to see a movie the day it came out? I have in the distant past, but I try not to. I haven’t been to the movies since before the pandemic. That was for a special showing of “The Big Lebowski” at Hollywood Blvd movie theatre. Some of the streaming services I have show movies that are in theaters at no extra cost. Since I have Covid and can’t leave the house, that works for me. I think this weekend we are watching the new Jurassic Park movie after we binge watch the earlier ones.
  10. Do you like movies/books about drugs, and why or why not? Movies I don’t mind. They let you see how people wreck their lives. I prefer other genres of books.
  11. Do you have scrap paper by your computer desk? I most likely do.
  12. Have you ever kept a bag from a store because you liked it? Yes. I’m pretty sure I have a few Bloomingdale’s bags from when I worked on the 17th floor at 900 N Michigan. I shopped the clearance sales on my lunch if I was bored or needed a gift.
  13. Was the last thing you drank carbonated? Caffeine Free Diet Coke.
  14. Do you own any yellow clothing? I can’t think of any.
  15. Last person you argued with? Could be any or all of my family members. All but 1 of us have Covid and we’re super cranky.

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Sunday Stealing-From Danielle Selander

Hi! Our host is Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing.  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!

Stolen from Danielle Selander

 1. If you could live in a house shaped like anything what would it be? It would be a mansion. Not sure of the shape. It would be a typical mansion with several roof peaks.
2. What do you think is in outer space? It’s outta site.
3. Where is the most wonderful place you’ve ever been?Key West, FL. I with I could take a vacation there.
4. If you were invisible for a day, what would you do? I would people watch complete strangers. If I were to watch people I know that would be like eavesdropping. And what if it was people you know and they were naked and/or seeing someone bending the woman over a barrel and showing her the fifty states. Seeing strangers do that rather than people you know. I don’t think I could look them in the eye, and if one or both mentions some part of that scene. I would need to leave at that point because I would laugh hysterically.
5. What is the worst smell in the world? Baby #2. 
6. If you could, what animal would you be? A bear. Wouldn’t it be nice to hibernate?
7. What is the greatest thing ever invented? Indoor plumbing.
8. What is your favorite word? Why? Clearance. 😂😂😂😂 I think it speaks for itself.
9. Who is someone in history that you’d like to be friends with? Why? Pass.
10. If your pet could talk, what would it say? Get off MY chair! I’m tired of picking human hair from it.
11. Were there dinosaurs on Noah’s ark? Wouldn’t they have to be? 
12. What makes you cry? Just about anything.
13. Have you ever played a joke on someone? What was it? I worked at an insurance company for awhile. We all had cubicles. We’d chat through them or eavesdrop.  A coworker, Catherine, was SUPER OCD. The coworker between her and I, Megan, would fill me in on anything I missed. We’d take turns making paperclip chains (Catherine hated that). When Catherine went on vacation I had a really good prank. Every day I would move every single thing on her desk about an eighth of an inch to the right. Nothing was out of place, just moved with everything else on her desk so everything was the same distance from each other. The day she came back we all waited with anticipation to see what she did. After everyone stopped by, welcomed her back, and chatted about her vacation she was alone in her cube. Megan could not wait. Catherine kept wheeling her desk chair back, looking around her cube. This went on for over an hour. Catherine was completely discombobulated. She knew something was different/wrong, but she couldn’t figure it out. Finally a group of us went to her cube and Megan told Catherine what had been done. 
14. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? Go through losing both my parents in my twenties. Being the oldest it was my responsibility to make the funeral arrangements. When my Mom died he brought me with him so I would know the process and be able to make his funeral arrangements. June 17th was the 37th anniversary of her death. 
15. What is the most important appliance in your house? Dishwasher. We’ve had one for years. It’s waiting until we gave the money for an electrician. My life would be so much less stressful.

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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Sunday Stealing-Love Me Some Surveys

Hi! Our host is Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing.  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!

Stolen from Love Me Some Surveys

1. Who was the last attractive person you saw? My wife.

2. Do you have a tattoo? If not, are you going to get one? 
No, but I always say I want one, but I have no idea what the tattoo would be, or where I would have it.

3. Have you smoked a cigarette in the last 24 hours? 
No cigarettes. Quit April 2015.

4. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance? 
That would depend what they did. If they stole a candy bar, then yes. If they murdered someone, then no.

5. What is your favorite number?
 I don’t know that I have one.

6. What time did you go to sleep last night? 
Sometime after 1:30am, the last time I looked at my watch.

7. Are you one of those people that always answer their phones? 
No. I don’t answer numbers that are not familiar.

8. If you died today would your life be complete? 

9. If you are being extremely quiet, what does that mean? 
It usually means I have caught myself interrupting, so I choose to shut my pie hole until I hear an obvious break in the conversation.

10. Do you know what high school your dad went to? 
My Dad didn’t go to high school.

11. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach? 
I don’t recall.

12. Where is your cell phone? 
In my hand typing the answers.

13.  What is the nearest purple thing to you? 
Hand towel.

14. When did you last step outside?  What were you doing? 
Yesterday. I drove to my daughter’s apartment.

15. What is the last thing you watched on TV? 
“Workin’ Moms” on Netflix.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022


Not been feeling well. For whatever reason the arthritis in my back and knee became extremely painful and I started having nearly constant cramps in my left calf and intermittent cramps in my left thigh. I walk like The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I try as best I can to force myself to straighten up and stand, walk upright, normal. When this started 3 months ago I had great difficulty getting up from the floor. This was after 2 falls. (I’m fine, I just have problems with balance.) To get upstairs I have to start out crawling up the stairs because they are angled and nothing to hold onto. I’ve just felt so old…useless. I’ve actually been seriously considering getting an upright walker. It forces you to stand upright instead of the hunched over your body insists on, and you can walk upright with really no fear of losing my balance. They are very expensive, so I haven’t pulled the trigger on that purchase.

I had been going to PT for the back, hip, knee pain. I battled through 2 visits and was in such pain after the 2nd visit that I started canceling appointments. The left calf and thigh cramps began after the 2nd visit. 

I’ve had so many medical appointments every single week, until I started canceling PT and my doctors started stretching out follow up visits. That open time allowed me to catch up on paperwork and phone calls. I spent the entire day being referred to a different agency, then another, and another. Then I get referred back to the original, who referred me to the agency that referred me to them. I was so frustrated, but I was determined to get to an answer. The answer was that the state and federal do not play nice together in that they don’t share needed information, or they take their time sharing information. The other day’s calls still need follow up this week. GAH!

My body has calmed down somewhat, though the cramps are awful. It’s mostly at the end of the day that the back, hip and knee pain is really bad. I’ve been able to start the stairs standing instead of crawling. So that’s something. I’m standing slightly more upright and forcing myself further upright. I’m not going to get down on the floor to see if I do better getting up. Nope!

Potassium helps with cramps, but I’m not allowed to take vitamins or supplements because of my kidney issue. So, I start my day with a banana, and end my day with a serving of tonic water. (No gin. I’m no fun! I do love gin and tonics, but think it’s best to just do tonic.) Tonic water, after 4 weeks of daily drinks it is supposed to lessen cramps. I’m almost 2 weeks in, we’ll see.
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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday Stealing-Silly Questions

Hi! Our host is Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing.  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!

Stolen from SwapBot

1.    What’s the weirdest smell you have ever smelled? 🤷🏻‍♀️

 2.   What would be the hat to end all hats? What could you wear on your head that would make people stop what they are doing and stare in awe and amazement? 
Definitely a Carmen Miranda fruit hat.

 3.    What is something that everyone looks stupid doing? Walking down a hospital hallway wearing a gown that never quite closes in the back.

 4.   In 40 years, what will people be nostalgic for? 
Dining in restaurants? With all the various delivery services people seem to already be dining out less. 

 5.   How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza? 
It’s great with Canadian Bacon.

 6.   If animals could talk, which would be the rudest? 

 7.   What’s the best type of cheese? Blue cheese or Brie.

 8.   Where is the strangest place you’ve urinated or defecated? 
When I was a kid we ice skated where water pooled and froze in a field not far from my house. It wasn’t a pond. Anyway, I needed to go and I wanted to walk home, no one would go with me, so I had to go behind a tree.

 9.    In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet? 
A necessity.
10.   Which insect could you happily do without seeing for a good long time? 
Mosquitos. When I get bit I blister, so I don’t only deal with itching.

11,   What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn? 
Do I have to admit this? In junior high I had a pair of plaid wide leg cuffed pants. If you’ve heard of and seen the Bay City Rollers, they wore plaid pants just like them. Mine were a red, yellow, blue plaid. Note the wide cuffs. I was really styling!

12.  What’s the weirdest thing a guest has done at your house? I can’t think of anything.

13.  Is cereal soup? Why or why not? No. Soup has a broth. Cereal is either dry or with milk.

14.   What is the sexiest and least sexy name? 

15.   What fictional character is amazing in their book / show / movie, but would be insufferable if you had to deal with them in mundane everyday situations? 
I saw someone said Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. Sheldon from Young Sheldon is more insufferable.

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Sunday Stealing-From Bun Toting Librarian


Hi! Your host is Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing.  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!



Stolen from bun Toting Librarian
(Thanks, Bud!)


1.    When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? I look tired.

2.    What shirt are you wearing? I’m wearing an old Sponge Bob Square Pants t-shirt. It’s seen better days, so it’s either my night shirt, or my cleaning shirt.

3.    Do you label yourself? I’m gay.

4.    What does your watch look like? It’s an Apple 7 iWatch with a blue band.

5.    What were you doing at midnight last night? Actually sleeping. I went to bed at 11:30pm, which is early for me. It had been 1:30am/2am, but for the past month I’ve gotten on a more reasonable sleep schedule. 

6.    Last furry thing you touched? My cat Maddux. 

7.    Favorite age you have been so far? About 40. That’s when I came out to myself.

8.    What is your current desktop picture? Desktop? I don’t work, so I don’t have a desk to put pictures on. I do have a desk at home, but I hang my pictures on the walls.

9.    If you had to choose between $1,000,000 or to be able to fly what would it be? Dumb question. Why would I want to fly? I’d basically be a target in the sky. Besides, with the money I could fly anywhere in the world, I could charter a plane. I’ll take the $1,000,000 in cash please.

10.  The last song you listened to? No clue.

11.  What time of day were you born? I don’t know. It’s been awhile since I’ve looked at my birth certificate. I can tell you what time of day my kids were born.

12.  Where did you live in 1987? In Wisconsin with my Dad. I was getting ready to move to Chicago in 1988, so I was buying things I knew I’d need a bit at a time.

13.  What do you do when vending machines steal your money?Sometimes I feed more money in, in an effort to dislodge my selection that didn’t drop. If it just plain stole it, I might cuss.

14.  Would you move for the person you loved? Yes.

15.  Name three things that you have on you at all times? Wallet, keys, cell phone.

16.  What’s your favourite town/city? I think the place I grew up. It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve visited.

17.  What was the last thing you paid for with cash? Wrapping paper and a bow at Dollar Tree.

18.  When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it? It was some time last year. I tried looking up a friend I hadn’t been in touch with, found an address and wrote a letter and mailed it. Didn’t get a reply.

19.  The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear? It’s been a few years before the pandemic. We attended a wedding. I think I wore a blouse, blazer, and slacks.

20.  Does anything hurt on your body right now? Do ya really want to go there? I haven’t done these posts for awhile because when I attempt them, they turn into a pity party. The steroids for my kidney condition have worsened the arthritis in my lower back and hips tremendously. It’s really painful to try to stand up straight, walk, use the stairs. It’s constant and very different from the pain I had from the car accident and back surgery. This pain is much, much worse. I’ve also had 2 falls last weekend.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Sunday Stealing-Blabbermouth

Hi! Your host is 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!

Stolen from The Queen's Meme

1. January usually has ample amounts of snowfall in parts of the world. Did you ever make snow cream as a kid? 

2. January is one of the months with 31 days. What are you going to do with that extra day? 
Hopefully something fun.

3. In medieval times superstition dictated that the 1st day of January was significant for prosperity, or lack of it, in a person's life. Farmers put a flat cake on the horns of a cow and they danced and sang songs around the cow until the cake was thrown to the ground. If it fell in front of the cow that meant good luck; it if fell behind the cow that meant bad luck for the rest of the year.
Do you have strange New Year customs in your household? 
We’ve done Hoppin’ John (Emeril Lagasse’s recipe) and Collard Greens for years. Supposed to bring good luck. Not so much. We took a chance this year and skipped it.

4. On January 14, 1986 motorists were required for the first time to wear seat belts? Do you always buckle up? Why or why not? 
Nearly always. Gas station is a block and a half from my house, sometimes I don’t buckle up on the ride home. Which is stupid, because statistically, I aren’t most accidents close to home? That’s always been my experience anyway. Also, the 2000 Blazer has driver seat belt connections that are near impossible to latch. Twist, turn, jam, stab, it sometimes takes me 20 minutes unless I ask my passenger to give it a go. I used to have a GM Seatbelt extender and I’m thinking that would work perfectly. Click that thing into the seatbelt and leave it there and then just click the seatbelt into the extender. I have no idea where it is, and I’ve looked for one online and haven’t found one.

5.. Have you ever blabbermouthed something to a significant other that in hindsight you really should have kept to yourself? 
I probably have, but I don’t recall what it was.

6. Have you ever written anything on your blog that you wish you could take back? 
Of course! That’s when I change the status from Publish to Draft and bam! It’s not on my blog page.

7. Are you the blabber or the blabbee? Tell us your most embarrassing blabbermouth moment. 
I was having an estate sale at my Dad’s house. A woman got to talking to me about housing prices in the area. There was a very small ranch with an above ground pool that sold on the very high side for its size. It was in the comps the realtor showed me. I made a comment about how that was high and how the buyer was foolish to pay that (or words to that effect). Guess who I was talking to? The buyer of that house! I wanted to crawl in a hole and die. I made such a big deal about the price being too high. I lived in Chicago at the time, so the embarrassment was relatively short-lived.

8. Who is the biggest blabbermouth tattletale in your household? 
Growing up? Not me. I didn’t have many friends and kept to myself, so I wasn’t in a position to get gossip, nor was I in a position to spread it.

9. You are the Blog Paparazzi! Which blogger's real photograph are you most interested in getting? 
Not interested. The bloggers I’ve known since the beginning, my regular commenters, I’ve met in person. We had a coffee get together, and a blogger I had already met with one I hadn’t, met in downtown Chicago when the blog convention was there. I didn’t go to the convention. I think I met up with them after work. I worked downtown.

10. If you could hire the loudest and most skilled blabbermouth in the universe to do your talking for you and advertise it well, what message would you like to spread to humanity? 
Pass. Not my thing.

11. Are you always on time or just a tad late? 
I’m typically always early for medical stuff, late for our lunches with my father-in-law. (He doesn’t live close and wants us there by 10am. I just can’t do it.) We always were late for breakfast with our older couple friends, but the last 4 breakfasts we got there before they did. Yes!!!

12. Is there someone in your life that irritates you regularly about not being on time? 
See #11 and connect the dots.

13. Can you think of a time when you were late for something and it was REALLY a big deal? 
I can’t recall. Back when I was working I made sure I was early for anything. The lateness has just been as stated in #11.

14. If you were on your way to work and had five minutes to get there, would you stop in the road to rescue a crossing turtle? 
I don’t work. But if a turtle crossed the road this time of year I’d wonder how it got there. It’s below freezing. I’d drive around when it was safe to do so for the turtle, myself, and surrounding traffic, if I really couldn’t wait. 

15. Have you ever had to actually punch a time clock? 
Yes. All my jobs in WI I punched a time clock. I don’t think I punched a time clock at any jobs since I moved to IL.

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