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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sunday Stealing - Fewer Than 5,000 Questions

Fewer than 5000 questions

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. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and
Bud)  Cheers to all of us thieves!
A few questions from "The 5000 questions survey"

Here are this week’s questions from Sunday Stealing.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

1. Have you read anything by C.S. Lewis?


2. What is your favourite movie with Jack Nicholson?

The Shining
The Bucket List (Kopi Luwak Coffee. Lol!)

3. What rhymes with 'orange'?

“Sporange,” an uncommon botanical term for a part of a fern.

4. Have you ever swallowed an object by accident?

I don’t think so.

5. Is your eyesight 20/20?

No way. I need my eyeglasses to find my eyeglasses.

I have worn eyeglasses since kindergarten. My first pair were horn rimmed eyeglasses. 

6. Have you ever had insomnia?

Yes – 
since the car accident 3 years ago.

7. Does it bother you when people touch you?

I used to cringe when people hugged me. By people, I mean relatives outside my immediate family. 

I have reformed after likely ruining an older lady’s day at church. It was the “Peace be with you”, “and also with you” part. I’m used to shaking hands. She came at me arms stretched out. I didn’t know her and I was caught off guard. I’m pretty sure I gave her the stink eye. She probably waits all week for the hugs at church and I ruined her day. Since then I have come to expect the hugs at my church (which is too far away from where I now live. I really miss it.)

8. Is it better to get too much or too little sleep?

I think too much sleep is better. Unless the reason a person sleeps too much is depression. Sometimes a good oversleep can really help when you’ve gone days without getting enough sleep.

9. What gets your adrenaline pumping?

Stress. And hearing yelling.

10. Do you ever talk about yourself in the third person?

I talk about myself in the third person, probably only when I refer to my blog, 
Lola’s Diner.

11. What's your favourite radio station? What kind of music do they play?

My Sirius XM Radio subscription ends this week. I will be so sad to see it go. I have really been enjoying alternating between jamming with my son, and embarrassing the crap out of him. My favorites are the 70’s, 80’, 90’s, Pop2k, The Blend, and a couple other similar stations. I will have to go back to The Drive 97.1 WDRV. 

12. Do you believe there is anyplace still undiscovered in all the world?

If there is, let’s keep it a secret and leave it undisturbed.

13. Ever caught a fish?

Yes. I caught a couple of blue gills in northern Wisconsin. Surprised I caught more than a cold. My sister dumped the boat knocking me under the pier. Soaking wet head to toe and out on the lake when it started to cool off.

14. Were you ever in the first row of a concert?

Yes – quite a few times. Mannheim Steamroller. Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (with Donny Osmond). Robin Williams at a theater in Milwaukee. Several shows at Ravinia. I’ve had close to 1st row too. Harry Connick, Jr. AC/DC at Alpine Valley, numerous Melissa Ferrick concerts.

15. Do you have any autographs? 
I went to a book signing at Michael’s when Rosie O’Donnell’s Craft book came out. I also have several Cd’s signed by Melissa Ferrick. I don’t know if I still have my autograph book from when I was a tween. I once 
saw Bart Starr and Terry Anne Meeuwsen at Southridge Mall and got their autographs.

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Anne Meeuws

saw Bart Starr and Terry Anne Meeuwsen at Southridge Mall

Randomness - Super Mini Vacation

Going back home for the fair felt like it had been 20 years since I’d gone back. It’s actually 10 years. I had a heck of a time getting around because EVERYTHING changed. Nearly every street had lane closures. I had no points of reference and a lot of the main streets did not have street signs. Every block, every corner looked different. I had trouble finding the hotel, one I’ve stayed at many times. Everything around it was new and different and traffic barrels everywhere.

The muffler shop that I worked at, my first job, is now an Enterprise Car Rental location. AC/Delco where my Dad worked for 30 years is now a Meijer that my sister works at. I didn’t even recognize the entrance to the subdivision where I grew up. The trees were huge and full. The house I grew up in, the outside changed again with the new owners, a lesbian couple. Beautiful landscaping in the front and backyard, and a deck with a canopy and lots of plants and flowers. 

I’m pretty sure my transition to being my Mom is near complete. I no longer fear running into people I know. I chatted up the hotel front desk staff at check in and check out. I chatted up the CVS pharmacist who came to my rescue with a needle for my insulin pen. I’ve never been away from home since needing insulin and I completely forgot about bringing a needle. At the fair I walked up to a woman sitting on the bench around the tree that I took photos of the kids every time I took them to the fair and asked her if she could move so I could snap a few photos and I told her how I’d been taking a photo at that spot since my kids were toddlers.

Friday the house I grew up in was having a garage sale. I chatted up new owners, told them my Dad had the house built and that I grew up there. I got all the dirt on the neighborhood. Turns out my former drunken neighbor who was always trying to pick fist fights with my Dad is a hater. I know! Shocking! They’ve been having run ins with him on the regular. He making false accusations to the police about loud parties and the ladies calling the police because he still has that habit of working on cars until past midnight, revving the engines. They also had hate crime incidents. He threatened to kill the women in front of their 2 young children. They had to install a privacy fence because whenever he saw them outside he would yell nasty things at them. He was always a real piece of work. I guess things are just getting worse. She also told me about the feral cat poisonings. I already knew about that from the neighbor across the street who bought her parent’s house, who I am Facebook friends with. We talked for over half an hour. I didn’t get an indoor tour, but they did have company sitting under the canopy on the deck. And...they were holding a garage sale.

Thinking back to my 20’s I would never have chit chatted with service people (not that there is anything wrong with that, just because I was so incredibly shy and introverted, and I certainly would never have started a conversation with a stranger, let alone someone who was living in the house I grew up in, or me asking someone to move to snap some photos. This me, now...talking to these people is totally my Mom.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sunday Stealing

For the Queen's Curiosity

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. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and
Bud)  Cheers to all of us thieves!

Questions from Durward Discussion.  

Thanks to Kwizgiver for the suggestion.

1.  What is the nearest book to you?  Your Kindle does not count.
That would be an Instant Pot Cookbook. Cookbooks are the only books I buy since I have a Kindle. I use Pinterest for recipes usually, but had to have that book.

2.  When was the last time you took a "me" vacation?
I don’t think I even know what that is. The closest thing to it would be when my spouse and I went camping in Galena. It was already reserved and paid for 2 nights. Both my kids were in the same hospital with the same illness. It was supposed to be a family camping trip. We stayed 1 night, watched a beautiful sunrise, complete with a rainbow over the lake and hot air ballons drifting by. Did I mention when we got to the site it was pouring rain? We had to hustle to get the tent up. It stormed and rained all night. We packed everything all up the next morning and drove to the hospital in time for visiting hours. 

3.  How many telephone numbers do you have? 
I only need one.

4.  If you could fix one thing in the public school system, what is the one thing you would do immediately?
Take the state lottery money and actually USE it on the school system as it was meant to be. 

5.  Are you a big tipper? 
Very, very rarely. There has to be a good reason

6.  Do you watch reality shows? 
No. I don’t like them.

7.  Who is your favorite sports team player? 
Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber.


8.  If you could travel in a spaceship to any planet, which planet would you like to visit and why?
Uranus. Because it’s funny to say. How many other gave that answer? I don’t think I would visit. According to a short Google read the closest habitable planet is 12 light years away, Proxima Centauri b, which revolves around Proxima Centauri in the Alpha Centauri System.  Science lesson concluded.

9.  When was the last time you sat in a church?
It was either a wedding or a funeral. My church is in Chicago and I have not found anywhere else I feel comfortable. I’m pretty sure God can hear me wherever I pray, and I’m good with that. I do miss the fellowship and the events.

10.  Are there any aspects of blogging that annoy you?
I think it’s near impossible to grow a readership. And have them comment. Since EntreCard there hasn’t been anything I’ve seen that comes close to connecting bloggers.

11.  When someone follows you on their blog or subscribes to your Facebook page, do you automatically follow and subscribe back?
I don’t even know how to see who my subscribers are. 

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