Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sunday Stealing ~ Turtles and Snow Cream

It's the new year and I think I'll do a new thing that's not new at ALL. 
A meme! That's right. A meme. Played by Mimi, Queen of Bloggingham, Queen of Peace Globes, and Queen of Memes.

Sunday Stealing stolen from The Queen's Meme (The nerve!!) #67 The Strange January Meme        **dusting off my meme crown**

1. January usually has ample amounts of snowfall in parts of the world. Did you ever make snow cream as a kid?
Cow, Cows, Agriculture, Cattle, Farm
Yes, we always made snow cream. But not in the cow pasture.

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

Ask me on January 30th. 
I'll let you know if I've finished my to-do list.

3.  What is your favorite magazine?
      My mother started sending me magazine subscriptions years ago (even though she denied it was her...)  She died months ago and they keep coming! So, they're all my favorite now...simply because she sent them. There must be something she wants me to read.

4.  If you live to be 99 years old, what would you like your life to be like in that last decade??

Flapper Dance, Man And Woman, 1920I want to be in love with my last and final love. Dancing in the palace and cooking non-healthy recipes. Maybe I'll finally take up smoking and try to look glamorous. 

5. The great world of Wikipedia tells me that scientists claim 99% of all documented species are extinct. Which remaining species in the 1% category would you really like to see extinct.  And which species in the 99% category would you like to bring back?

I would not miss unkind modern Homo 
sapiens. Just be nice.
 Warning, Homo Sapiens, Cage, Zoo, Sign  Oh, and I never want to see another actual live mouse for the rest of my life.  
Mickey Mouse, New York CityTHEN I would bring back all 99% of snake varieties to EAT that one pesky 1% of mice that might have escaped. Including Mickey!

6. On January 14, 1986 motorists were required for the first time to wear seat belts?  Do you always buckle up? Why or why not?

While I don't like the government mandating ANYthing about my personal decision-making, this is a good law. I buckle. Because it's safer (most of the time) and I don't want a ticket.

7. Why did the cow jump over the moon?
     To get to the snow cream in the yardIce Cream, Fruit, Blueberry, Summer

9. Have you said anything in the last 24 hours that you regret?
I've barely said ten words all day. Let me see....nope.
O Meme Queen, you didn't ask what we were THINKING that might be regrettable. Guilty!

Baby, Crying, Mad, Upset, Infant, Child10. Have you ever written anything on your blog that you wish you could take back?  
 I paid too much attention to Internet nonsense once upon a time that warranted and deserved no response at all. So, yes...but only in the sense that a blog is not the place to share your silly tantrum. 

11. Are you the blabber or the blabbee? Tell us your most embarrassing blabbermouth moment.
The blabbee.  I was standing in the grocery store listening to a young man complain that his teacher had given him a bad grade. I was the teacher. 

12. How important is a cell phone in your life?
I wish not-so-much. I realized the other day that if you're carrying a handheld mini computer through the house with you all day, you're chained to the machine. 
 I want my landline back.
Phone, Old, Year Built 1955, Bakelite
Mimi's phone from 1930

13. A "cuisine" is typically influenced by and named after geographical regions and cultures. Pretend your blog is a country. What is the name of your cuisine? 

Wurstplatte, Sausage Locations, Sausage

14. You are the Blog Paparazzi! Which blogger's real photograph are you most interested in getting?

Most of the bloggers I knew when I first started this blog in 2006 are now on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and I have their faces (or their cat's face) in my little black blogbook, or I've met them in person. All my friends are lovely and decent human beings.  But I'm not really interested in getting anyone's photograph if they want to stay private. 

I thought I was private all these years (notice half-face me) until my grandson peeked over my shoulder and said, "Mimi! What are you doing on the internet??!"   So much for mystery.

15. Are you always on time or just a tad late?
Clock, Time, Abstract, Time ClockI am never on time. Then I realized it was a control thing and I needed to stop it. Some kind of subconscious rebellion made me want to slide in with 10 seconds to spare on the clock before work. Then I retired.
No more problems.

16. Can you think of a time when you were late for something and it was REALLY a big deal?

Bride, Piano, Piano Player
Thank goodness I wasn't still in this dress.
Yes. I was a professional church musician for a rather large church in the city and was paid each week to play the Sunday morning worship service. I overslept one Sunday morning, broke all traffic laws, and literally slid onto the piano bench while the entire congregation stood poised and ready to sing - with their hymnals open - waiting on me. Talk about timing!! 

17. 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?

No. I would stop and wait for the turtle to cross. I would snap a picture of it for evidence to show my boss. And I wouldn't even have to touch the turtle.

18. When you are having a really good day, what usually makes it good?   A good night's sleep the night before

19. What is the most annoying Christmas song?
       All of them. 

20. You are Snow White. Which dwarf is your favorite and why?  
 Bashful. I like to bring people out of their shells.
Just not turtles.

Giant Tortoise, Animal, Panzer, Reptile

This was fun. Thank you Sunday Stealing for stealing my very own meme.
And good luck in the new year!


The Gal Herself said...

Oh, Mimi, you don't really find all carols annoying do you? That's just the post-holiday ennui kicking in.

Poor Bev has been struggling finding blogs to steal from, since so many bloggers from the olden days have jumped ship for Facebook. I sent her here, assuring her you're a good egg. (Is it too casual to refer to a monarch as "a good egg?")

Some crazy lady named Katsumi took after her for ... um ... stealing "her" meme. I know, I know. You'd think that the point of Sunday Stealing was self evident. I felt terrible about it because Bev took SS over from Bud, just as I took Sat 9, and is doing her best to keep it going without a wealth of material at her fingertips. You'd think this crazy lady would be happy for something drive traffic to her meme at a time when blogs are struggling. But no, she honest-to-God claimed to have reported Bev to the cyber division of the police department. So thank you for being a good sport about this. Bev may come back again, and it's good to know she's welcome. (Though I'm not surprised. You being of the good egg variety and all.)

Mimi Lenox said...

Katsumi? Was she a new blogger?'s not like you're stealing the credit for WRITING the original meme. The premise from the beginning was always to GIVE CREDIT and EXPOSURE and LINKAGE to the blog author it came from with proper attribution in a lighthearted fashion....kind of like Rising Blogger was meant to honor blog posts...different, but still in the spirit of building community. Most people were thrilled to be included in Sunday Stealing and welcomed the new readers it brought.

If someone had seriously opposed their meme questions being used, Bud or Bev would have certainly chosen another...but I doubt that ever happened. Why didn't she just ask them to delete the post if she was so opposed to it? That would have been simple and less stressful for everyone. I'm sorry that happened to her.

Bev is welcome to use my memes anytime she chooses. You are welcome to use them on Sat9 if you ever get in a pinch. I know what it's like to keep up with so much writing and posting each week.

I enjoyed doing this tonight.
Meme on!

Mark In Mayenne said...

Hi Mimi, good to hear from you. Happy new year! (Don't take up smoking) xx

Mimi Lenox said...

Hi Mark!

Don't worry. I won't take up smoking. I'll have to find another vice.
Happy New Year!

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