Friday, March 27, 2020

Bubble Wrap Might Come in Handy

April Fools Day, April 1St, Joke Day, April FoolsSaturday 9: Everybody's Somebody's Fool (1960)
 Today we are playing a fun meme.

1) Next Wednesday is April Fool's Day. Do you have any pranks planned?
 Do you expect to fall victim to any April Fool's Day mischief?

There is no mischief in the castle at this time. 
I'm all alone. It's a little difficult to prank yourself. 


2) When she was a kid, Crazy Sam would fool her mom by putting bubble wrap under the bath map so there would be a POP! when her mother stepped on it. When you encounter bubble wrap, do you always indulge in a pop or two?

Body Painting, Bw, People, Brush, Designer, PictureThat crazzzzzzzy crazzzy Sam! Great question. 
It might be a good idea to wrap ourselves in bubble wrap right now.


3) While we're using this song to celebrate April Fool's Day, it was written about another subject entirely: heartbreak. The lyrics tell us that at some point, we each get our hearts broken by someone who doesn't love us as much as we love them. Do you think that's true?

No, relationships are more complicated than that. 
But that kind of uneven heartbreak is devastating. 
Board, Heart, Play, Over, Love, Off, End


4) In 1962, this week's featured Connie Francis published a book aimed at teens called For Every Young Heart. It addressed topics like going steady and schoolwork vs. social life. Do you ever read advice columns or self-help books?

We all could use a little help right now. I love to study and learn new things.


5) Connie Francis can play the accordion. Sam has never met anyone adept at this complicated instrument -- not even in her high school band. What about you? Do you play the accordion, or do you know anyone who can?

Yes, Homer and I have the accordion band over every Friday night. 


To Kill a Mockingbird - Wikipedia6) In 1960, when this record was popular, Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird was published. Have you read it?
In high school

7) Also in 1960, one of Life magazine's best-selling issues had Sophia Loren on the cover. At that time, she was an international film star and considered one of the world's most beautiful women. Who do you consider one of 2020's most beautiful women?

Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?): Edwards, Roberta, Who HQ, O'Brien ...
Pretty is as pretty does. Jane Goodall is 85 and still changing the world. 

8) A 1960 issue of Vogue acknowledged how expensive it had become to maintain a fashionable wardrobe and asked, "If you were to buy only one thing, what would it be?" If it's good enough for Vogue, it's good enough for Saturday 9: If you could purchase only one new article of clothing for spring 2020, what would you buy?

a pencil skirt 
Dress, Clothing, Dots, Woman, Polka
or a sassy polka dot dress



















9) Random question: When someone makes you really angry, are you more likely to respond with stony silence or a big noise?

Stony silence just gives you ulcers.

 


Thank you Gal for hosting this meme. I needed a diversion.




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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Just Tell Me When It's Over

Sunday Stealing is on tap tonight. I'm self-quarantined for the foreseeable future (not sick, just cautious). Blogging might make a comeback with so many home and online.
Prayers going up for the victims of this horrific situation and all those affected by the coronavirus.  

1. What is the wallpaper on your computer screen?
Why did you choose it?
I'm ahead of my time. Facial recognition?


2. Who is the person you text the most in your life? 
I plead the 5th.

3. Is there carpet or hardwood floor in your bedroom?
Magic carpet

Young Couple, Stars, Space, Man, Woman, Night, Love


4. Do you believe in superstitious things such as breaking a mirror?
Why would I want to break a mirror????

5. Do you like those ‘end of the world,’ ‘Armageddon’ movies?
Since we're living out the coronavirus in real time....ummmm...who needs movies?
Corona, World, Mask, Virus, Disease, Quarantine

6. Chocolate or strawberry birthday cake? Choose one.
I haven't had a birthday cake in a long time, but my choice would be chocolate.


7. Do you eat more vegetables or fruits? What’s your favorite fruit/veggie?

Watermelon cross BNC.jpg
Rutabaga, variety nadmorska.JPGIt's about even. My favorite fruit is watermelon. My favorite veggie is anything but rutabaga.


8. Does the dentist calm you or does it tend to stress you out?
Dentist and calm do not belong in the same sentence. I start hyperventilating before I even get in the chair. My dentist is ready with mucho nitrous oxide gas and headphones set to maximum volume to drown out the obnoxious scary noise. 
It's obscene! Just tell me when it's over.

Tooth, Dental Cartoonart, Dentist, Treat Teeth

9. If you had to choose, which is the worst movie you’ve ever seen?

Image result for The goonies
I'm afraid of pirates.


10. Have you ever found yourself talking to an inanimate object?
I'm talking to this blog window right now.

Wordpress, Blogging, Blogger, Editor, Blog Post, Cms

11. Do you like movies that are originally based on children’s books?
That would not be my first choice.

12. Is your hair more thick or thin? Is it more curly or straight?
Thick. Curly.

13. Something on the human body that grosses you out the most:
Nothing on the human body grosses me out and I just spent two minutes of my precious life thinking about the answer to that question.

14. What is your favorite color of apple? Red, green or yellow?


15. Do you hardly ever remember where you put things at?
I can't even remember where I got them in the first place.


16. Do you ever lay in the grass and look up at the sky, just because?
...and I have a picture to prove it.
Mimi 2005

17. Are you a controversial person? Do your views oppose others?
I hope my views oppose, offend, rile up, and otherwise invite uncomfortable conversation.
 I love to spar. 
Graffiti, Popular Culture, Lennon Wall, Prague, Culture

18. Have you ever thrown a surprise party for someone? Who for?

Barb
Yes. My best friend, Barbara. 

19. What would you say your average word per minute time is on the keyboard?
 I timed it. 90 wpm.










20. Do you like fiction or non-fiction books more? What’s your favorite?
Non-fiction 
I love philosophy, spiritual, self-help, quantum physics...although some people would say all of those 
Physics, Quantum Physics, Particles, Wave, Moleculesare fiction. See #17 for clarification. Challenge me if you dare. 




21. Do you know how to play pool? Are you any good at it?

My dad was a master pool shark. 
But kids (especially girls) didn't play back in the day....


22. The most painful medical procedure you’ve ever had?
Childbirth

23. Are you someone who tends to take a whole lot of naps?
I missed two of them finishing this meme.

Bed, Furniture, Bedroom, Pillows, Bedding, Sleep


24. Have you ever been pulled over by the cops for speeding?
I'll say it to you like I said it to him, "I hardly think 53 in a 35 is a crime."
 I think he was dyslexic.

25. Is anyone in your family a firefighter? Who is it anyway?
No, but I'm in my family and I put out fires all the time. Does that count?



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Don't forget to check on your friends and neighbors.


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Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday Mimisms ~ Keys

Good Monday morning! It's nice to be back on the blog this week.

I'm going to think about keys today. I spent nearly two hours yesterday looking for car keys I hadn't used in four days. Convinced they were outside in a pile of leaves somewhere, or left on a fence post, I retraced my steps in the crunchy dry foliage, revisiting places in the woods and searching around planting pots, only to find them much later in a coat pocket hanging in the closet.

What is WRONG with me?? That is the first place I should have looked...or not...because the odd thing is.....I hadn't worn that coat. It's been 65 degrees here. Why would they be in a heavy coat pocket?


And then it hit me!!!! The most obvious reason: sleepwalking. I've found cellphones inside cups in the kitchen cupboard and even in the refrigerator the next morning.  I only hope I didn't actually drive somewhere in the middle of the night in that coat. What else was I wearing and where did I go?
My sleep has been disturbed lately with crazy dreams, so I'll be making duplicate keys today. 
It wouldn't hurt to put a loud alarm on the car door either.

Film at 11


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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Black Widows and Trouble

Today we are participating in a Sunday Stealing meme.Join in.


01 What is the worst nickname that anyone has ever called you?
It only takes one episode or mistake to forever be known for that one incident. One Christmas I made a new recipe called Peanut Butter Pork Chops for a family gathering. It was SO bad that I was teased about it forever and a day. Ha ha ha ha ha..... Thereafter, when I would arrive for Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner carrying homemade dishes, my dad would always say, 
"Here comes Blanche!" as I walked through the door. 
Why Blanche? 
 Blanche is the name of a woman who is still on death row  for poisoning her boyfriends and husbands with tainted homemade goods in the 1990s. She was known as the Black Widow Killer. 
I was known as the daughter who couldn't cook.



02  Have you got a favorite flower?
Bake, Rolling Pin, Egg, Flour, Ingredients, Prepare
Ohhhh....you said......


03  Do you add a sauce, ketchup or other artificial flavorings to your food?
Tomatoes, Ketchup, Sad, Food, Veggie, Delicious, Eat

No. Ketchup ruins everything but french fries.


04 Describe yourself using only words that begin with the letter 'T'.  

05 What is/was your lover's pet name for you
Mims

06 What is your least favorite color?
I really hate orange.

07 Who did you vote for in the last election, and did they win?
I really hate orange.

08 What is/was your grandfathers’ names?
Not his name but...I recently discovered that Benjamin Franklin lives in our family tree.

09 What is the best present you ever received?
A CD full of love songs
Thoughtful gifts from the heart are well remembered.
Painted Guitar, Hippie, Music, Cartoon, Player, Painted

10 What is 17 1/2% of 97 + 42 x (6 / 2) – 137 ?
Is this the SAT????
I'll ask Homer. If he doesn't know how to answer in Common Core fashion (who over 50 does??!) then I'll wait for all your answers and hope you ciphered correctly.
Or we could just ask The Wizard....


11 What would be the best possible way you could live?
A cabin in the mountains on 100 acres of land. I wouldn't even need electricity. 
Just tree oxygen, pens and paper....
Cabin, Pine Trees, Starry Night, Forest, Cottage


12 Given the choice of absolutely anything, what would be your dream job? 
I just retired. But my goal is to renew... not retire. 
Now I finally have room to dream.


13 What position do you sleep in at night?



HOMER!!! Who let that dog in here??


14 What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
Homer

15 Who is your favorite fictional character?
Mimi Queen of Memes


16  What food do you hate most in the world?
Mussels

17  When was the last time you were ill?
I was "ill" as in bad-tempered last night. 



18  If you were transformed into a wild creature, 
what would it be?
I could still curl my hair....


19  What was your favorite toy as a child, and whatever happened to it?
I had a two-story metal dollhouse that I loved. In recent years (according to my mother) my sister insisted that it belonged to her instead of me. Who owned the dollhouse wasn't as important to me as making peace with my sister. If she felt it was important to her childhood memories, I wanted her to have it. I took it out of my mother's attic, contacted my sister and told her to look for a package.  I dropped it off and left without a word. I'm still hoping for that peace. 
Dollhouse, Girl, Toy, Silhouette, Playing, Childhood

20  What's the most amazing thing you've ever seen?
The world is amazing. Nature is amazing. Humans are amazing. 
Sunsets are amazing. Love is amazing.




Time for rest. Thank you Bev Sykes and the blog known as Sunday Stealing for this interesting meme.

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