40 Odd Things

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40 odd things about me . . . Please play along! They’re fun to read!

1. Do you like bleu cheese? yes

2. Coke or Pepsi? Coke

3. Do you own a gun? no

4. What flavor of Koolaid? strawberry

5. Hot dogs? before I became a vegetarian, yes

6. Favorite TV show?  currently: Chicago Fire; all-time: 30 Rock

7. Do you believe in ghosts? no

8. What do you drink in the morning? black coffee

9. Can you do a push-up? yes

10. Favorite Jewelry? bracelets

11. Favorite hobby? crochet

12. Do you have ADD/ADHD? no

13. Do you wear glasses? yes, but I mostly wear contacts

14.Favorite cartoon character? Scooby-Dooby-Doo!

15. What three things have you done today? showered, fed breakfast to the furbabies, read blogs

16. Three drinks you drink all the time? water, coffee, San Pellegrino Limonata

17. Current health worries. my poor memory and cognition

18. Do you believe in magic? no

19. Favorite place to be? Galena, Illinois, in the fall

20. How did you bring in the New Year? this year, we actually stayed awake long enough to watch a countdown on TV; most years, we’re already asleep

21. Where would you like to visit? Italy

22. Name four people that will play along: I don’t know

23. Favorite movies? too many to list, but some are Star Wars original trilogy, Ringu/The Ring, Pulp Fiction

24. Favorite color? gray

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? I don’t know that I’ve ever slept on satin sheets

26. Can you whistle? no

27. Where are you now? home

28. Where would you rather be: Savannah, Georgia

29. Favorite food: black bean veggie burgers, mushroom tacos, almost any kind of pasta

30. Least favorite chore? scrubbing the toilet

32. What’s in your pockets? I’m wearing leggings and a t-shirt so, no pockets

33. Last thing that made you laugh ? my dog, Rudy

34. Favorite animal? all of them

35. What’s your most recent injury? I don’t know how I injured them, but my elbow shoulder, back, and sometimes my knees and hips are very painful; well, the knee injury was from playing hockey

36. How many TV’s are in your house? 1

37. Worst pain ever? my right shoulder/upper arm

38. Do you like to dance? I used to, but not so much anymore

39. Are your parents still alive? my dad is

40. Do you enjoy camping? no

Feel free to join in if you like. I found this on I Am My Own Island and Color Me Bipolar

321 Quote Me! — Knowledge

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BIG THANKS to Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess for choosing me to participate in 321 QUOTE ME!, created by Rory of A Guy Called Bloke.

 

Below are the instructions on how to play along.  Below that, are the quotes that go with the topic of today – Knowledge

321 Quote Me Created by Rory of  A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

Once a week, Rory will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and nominate 3 bloggers of their own.

Guidelines: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

  1. Thank the Selector
  2. Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
  3. Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Please Note that Rory will be reblogging your responses unless you wish for him to NOT do so. HERE ARE MY QUOTES:

  1. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
    ― Socrates
  2. “Reading only furnishes the mind with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ― John Locke

I choose the following bloggers to play along:


What are your favorite quotes about “knowledge?”

Question Fun: Musically Attired!

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Rory of A Guy Called Bloke runs Question Fun, in which you answer many questions regarding a topic. These questions really make you think. Do you want to play? Click HERE. My answers are below!

Question Fun

Season 2 – Game 9

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to Once a Week Question Fun!

An easy game, and more so if you love questions!  Each game has a topic, and then there are 21 questions relating to the topic – they can be visual, musical, personal, professional, topical, serious, thought provoking, fun, weird and even wacky – the questions will cover all fields and there is no structure to follow, so it could orderly one day and completely random the next time you play!

Please Note Question Fun posts are reblogged twice a day meaning that the link is automatically broken once it’s reblogged. If you wish to award a ping back in your response, then link to …

HERE

The Topic Today Is – Musically Attired!

What was Madonna’s first UK top ten single? “Into the Groove.”

Yes or no, Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus? Yes.

The Stratocaster is a model of which guitar maker? Fender.

Who were the famous backing singers on most of Elvis Presley’s early hits? The Jordanaires.

Who is Robyn Fenty? Rihanna.

Fingertips was a childhood hit for who? Stevie Wonder.

Who has sung variations of the song Hank Panky? The Raindrops and the Shondells.

Dionne Warwick had a famous cousin who was it? Whitney Houston.

What is Memphis famous for in 1977? Elvis died.

Dolly Parton achieved twin success in 1981 from these six numbers – 529925 – Why? I don’t know about 529, but 925 sounds like “9 to 5,” one of her hit songs (and movies).

In 1967 which singer achieved success whilst barefoot with the song Puppet on a String and where was this success achieved? Sandie Shaw in the U.K.

What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For – means what to you and why? It means my dog wants a treat, because he can never get enough, so he makes “those eyes at me.” Lol!

In 1962 the Cryptkickers and good ol’ Bob made a huge hit what was it? “The Monster Mash.”

What is The Big O? Oprah.

Study this picture above and provide three song titles as suggestions to what they might be playing? 6 Trios for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 36 (Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni); Terzetto in C for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 74 (Antonin Dvorak); 3 Trios, Op. 18 (Jacques Mazas).

What inspired Edwin Starr to record the hit single Streets Of Philadelphia” (From Philadelphia) in 1994? Someone in Philadelphia who wished upon a Starr. Haha!

What truly silly song do you thoroughly enjoy listening to? Hmmm…I don’t know. 🤔

What is your favourite group for evening listening? An orchestra or string quartet or piano.

In your eyes what are three all time greats in so far as Musicals? [Provide links] I’m not a fan of musicals.

Best quote that sums up music in your eyes [only one quote] “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

Has your musical tastes changed significantly in the last twenty years and if so what do you prefer to listen to now and what were you listening to as a favourite in 1999? It really hasn’t changed. I do still listen to music from 1999 (Eminem was a favorite) and maybe early 2000s. The only popular artist right now that I like is Lady Gaga.

Working on Us, Week 2: Mental Health Challenges

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On her blog, Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess has introduced a set of prompts that touches on mental illness. Each week she offers up 2 prompts for bloggers to use in a nonfiction, fiction, or poetry piece. You can respond to either prompt, or both. For more information and the guidelines, click here. I am going to respond to Prompt 1.

What is the most challenging thing you face with regard to your mental illness? For me, the answer is lack of motivation. When I’m depressed it’s sometimes impossible to get out of bed. And if I do make it out of bed, I really have to push myself to shower. Even then it’s hard to push myself. All I want to do is lie around in my pajamas.


Does this sound familiar?

Question Fun: Conversation Starters

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Rory of A Guy Called Bloke runs Question Fun, in which you answer many questions regarding a topic. These questions really make you think. Do you want to play? Click HERE. My answers are below!

Question Fun

Season 1 – Game 6

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to Question Fun The Twice Weekly Game!

An easy game, and more so if you love questions!  Each game has a topic, and then there are 19 questions relating to the topic – they can be visual, musical, personal, professional, topical, serious, thought provoking, fun, weird and even wacky – the questions will cover all fields and there is no structure to follow, so it could orderly one day and completely random the next time you play!

Today’s topic is ………….. Conversation Starters

How much did the polar bear weigh? Half a ton.

What was the last funniest film you saw on the big screen? The Upside. It wasn’t totally-rolling-on the ground-laughing funny though, but that’s the last funny movie I’ve seen.

What do you think of tattoos – do you have any? I love them! I have 3, and I’m thinking of getting another. Or two. I have to admit though that I have one I regret. I’ve considered getting it covered up but because of the nature of the design, it would be difficult to do. It looks fine — I get compliments, but it just spells “mistake” to me.

If you are wasting time, what is your best way to achieve this with 100% success? Stay in bed.

If every time you walked into a crowded room a piece of personal intro music played, what would yours be? [Provide a link please] “The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)”

Who is your favourite  celebrity? [Why?] Carrie Fisher, because I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan, and because I love her portrayal of Princess Leia. And also because she was such an advocate for mental illness, and bipolar and in particular.

Are you an organised person or live by the chaotic theory? Fairly organized. Or more like barely organized.

What are 6 annoying habits other people have? In no particular order: snoring loudly; clipping nails on the train; not picking up their dog’s poop; not using turn signals; parking in the middle of the alley and blocking everyone else’s way; and lingering in front of my building chatting with neighbors when it’s known that my dog hates the lingerer’s dog (Bella and her dad!), and that my dog barks nonstop until the lingerer walks away.

What time do you normally retire for the night to sleep? Between 10 and midnight.

When was the last time you pulled an all nighter? I can’t remember exactly, but it has to be within the last few years during a bout of insomnia.

When you go out, what is the one thing you simply cannot leave home without? My phone.

Physical books or Ebooks which is your personal favourite to read and own? I used to LOVE physical books; I loved the covers, the weight. Then we started running out of book shelves, so I started buying Ebooks, which fit in one little tablet!

During a number two trip to the toilet, how long are you in there for? About 5 minutes. I do not want to be there longer than I have to — especially if it’s a public toilet. And I use the public toilet only if I can’t hold it long enough for me to get home.

What was the most interesting news story you have seen this week? This happened this past Friday: At least 12 dead after disgruntled employee opens fire at Virginia Beach municipal center. Very grim.

Why was it interesting? This is interesting in a bad way. There have been, as I write this, 148 mass shootings in 2019, and the year is only halfway over.

Where was the worst place you have ever been stuck for longer than an hour? I’ve been stuck someplace (the salon) for over an hour, but I wouldn’t call it the “worst place,” except that it’s the only time I had to wait that long anywhere so I guess it’s the worst!

If you were going to change your name, what would your new name be? Annie.

What is the silliest fear you have? That people that I newly meet (in person) think I’m weird. On the one hand, I am weird, fu@k you very much; but on the other, I don’t need it pointed out to me.