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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Sunday Stealing-SwapBot

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1. You can breathe underwater or be able to fly. Which one would you choose and why?  I'd choose breathing under water. I think being able to fly would be dangerous. You’re not protected from the elements, other flying vessels, birds, and debris. I remember riding my motorcycle with the visor up, stuff was always flying in my face...dirt, bugs, etc. I would think flying would be worse. I‘m not really a fan of underwater in general because I have poor eyesight and wear eyeglasses.

2. What's your go to order at a café?  I don't really go to cafes...unless you count Starbucks. My order there is either coffee or a Frappuccino using 1/2 the syrup to cut the carbs and make it less sweet. Those drinks are too sugary tasting to me when made according to Starbucks recipe. I don’t order food there. Too expensive.

3. Where do you feel the safest?  At home. More specifically, my master bedroom.

4. What is the one book or book series you could reread without getting bored for the rest of time?The Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. I had all the books, but seemed to have lost a few when I moved in 2005.

5. You will receive ten million dollars, but you need to spend one million dollars in 24 hours to receive the other nine million tax free (and you can’t tell anyone what you’re doing). What do you spend it on?
 I can’t say. I can’t tell anyone. 😉

6. What was your favorite vacation to date?  We can’t afford destination vacations. But if I had to pick one of our camping trips it would be when my spouse and I went to Galena. It was a trip planned with the kids, but they both ended up being in the hospital. We really debated whether to go or not. I was so devastated that my son became ill I really needed to breathe some fresh air. 
We booked 2 nights, but stayed 1 and went to see the kids the next day. We arrived to light rain and were scurrying to get the tent up. Part way it started raining hard. We worked as fast as we could and finally got it all up. We were freezing, the rain pouring down, then the winds started. You might say that all sounds horrible. But it was just the 2 of us and we got through it all by working together. In the morning we were rewarded with a rainbow and hot air balloons flying over the lake.

7. Is there any scent that reminds you of a specific memory? What is the scent and what does it remind you of?  Coty Air Spun face powder. My Mom wore it. Every time I smell it I think of her. 

8. What is your favourite TV series? Do you have just one or more?   
I have several. “The Good Place”, “Dead to Me”, “Manifest”, “Schitt’s Creek”, “Breaking Bad”, “Orange is the New Black”, “Wentworth”, “Veronica Mar’s”, “Travelers”.

9. They say that in life you need to try everything. Are there things you will never try?  I’m sure there are lots of them. Bungee jumping, zip lining. Never gonna try! 

10. If I ask you to close your eyes and remember a picture of you, what do you see ?  I see the thin me with my shag haircut from Freshman year of high school. I went on a diet with my Mom the year before. We really did well.  

11. What was your childhood bedroom like?  I remember in my tweens insisting my Mom buy me curtains and a matching bedspread from JC Penney. It was red white and blue plaid. I had a chenille bedspread underneath for warmth. The honey oak Art Deco bedroom set that I now have in my master bedroom. Walls were cream colored. My Dad installed a shelf above the closets that ran 1/2 way around the room. I kept my books, magazines, crafting stuff, and 8-track tapes. I had a JC Penney stereo with turntable and an 8-track player/recorder. (JC Penney was my Mom’s go to store. Back then it wasn’t pricey like it is now. We shopped their outlet and she ordered from their catalog.) Closets, because I had the master bedroom because my room was really dark and I talked my parents into trading rooms because the master was sunny all day.

12. Are you a GoodWill, or any second hand store customer?  Yes! I shop there all the time. With the weight I’ve lost and my limited income I find clothes that fit and don’t break my budget. I also have purchased a lot of housewares. I replaced all the Corningware casserole dishes my kids broke when they were littles. And I’ve purchased everything but a set of dishes for my daughter when she moves from the group home to an apartment. I procrastinated too much and missed out twice on full sets of Corelle dishes. I continue to be on the hunt for them. 

13. How do you feel about the death penalty?  Conflicted. I do believe some prisoner’s crimes are so horrific and rehabilitation unlikely that the death penalty may be appropriate. But I’m also concerned about the wrongly accused and mentally ill people on death row.

14.  If you could live in any fictional world, where would it be?  Fantastica from “The Neverending Story”.

15. Do you believe in ghosts/spirits & have you had any experiences with them?  I've had a few experiences that I can't explain. Like when I sense one of my departed pets rubbing against my feet, biting my big toe (when none of my current pets are in the room.) It’s rare, but I have smelled my Mom’s Coty Air Spun face powder when none has been around. I don’t have any. 

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