Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday Stealing

August 25, 2018


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!

Stolen from Phoenix, the Blogging Mama, which is now a private blog, unfortunately

1. How has your life most benefited from the Internet? Whether it’s meeting people, cutting business overhead, finding rare collectibles, or simply sharing funny cat pictures, share how the web has made life easier.
I am able to keep up with family better and I have reconnected with people I lost touch with years ago.  It also comes in handy when doing genealogy.

2. The getaway car is waiting outside – where is it taking you?
Savannah, Georgia

3. Do you reply to comments on your blog? All of them? Or just the really interesting ones?  Do you go back to check if the authors or the blogs you comment on reply to your comments? Yes, I replay and yes, I go back to look for comments.

4. On average, how long does it take you to make an important decision? Depends on the decision -- if it is an emergency I make a decision pretty quickly -- if I am trying to buy a new sofa -- well, that can take a long time -- long enough for me to lose interest in it.

5. Do you gather a lot of information prior to making the decision, or do you go with your gut in the heat of the moment?
Again, depends on the decision

6. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned recently? To take one day at a time and to enjoy that day and not wish your life away

7. What’s your hidden talent? Are you double-jointed? Can you sneeze the alphabet? Share your unique skill.  I have no hidden talent.  Just a girl trying to get by.

8. Rate the level of intensity you have about wanting to know God – no desire, low priority, curious, great desire, high priority, desperate to learn more. Explain your answer. I know God.  He is with me every minute of every day.  I talk to him everyday and he hears me.  He takes care of me because I am his child.

9. What’s one of your nicknames?  How did you get that nickname? Liss.  My dad called me Liss.

10. What do you have to have with you when you travel? Why? my meds because well, I need them.  Something to read.  Phone Charger.  A few clothes.

11. What do you think about reading books on an electronic reading device? Do you have an electronic reading device? Do you love it? Why? If you don’t love it, why not?  I read a lot and I love books but I have been reading on a device and I love it, too.

12. Do you prefer writing on paper or a keyboard? Why?Paper

13. If the shoes make the man (or woman), what do your shoes say about you right now? (Assuming you’re wearing shoes. Although if you’re not, that certainly says something, too.)
I am not wearing shoes.  I have a love/hate relationship with shoes.  I have problem feet.
14. Describe your favorite pair of shoes. Ballet flats

15. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one ability or quality, what would it be? To get my house cleaned up in a day lie I used to be able to.

BONUS:  When they "cool sculpt" your body, where does the fat go? I have no idea.

Saturday 9

Think (1968)
Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

In fond remembrance of The Queen of Soul (1942-2018).
1) As befits one of America's premiere artists, Aretha Franklin sang at three Presidential inaugurations. The first was Jimmy Carter's in 1977, when she sang "God Bless America." What's your favorite patriotic song? America the Beautiful

2) The daughter of a Baptist minister, Aretha grew up with church music. She told Rolling Stone one of her favorite songs was the hymn, "Victory Is Mine." What's your favorite religious song? I have many favorites -- I love church music -- but in our church hymnal the hymns aren't named so for this I will say "Jesus, Name Above All Names"

3) She welled up a bit when President George H. W. Bush presented her with the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. When is the last time you shed a tear? Oh, I don't know.  Probably a bit weepy yesterday

4) In 1980, the Queen of Soul sang for the Queen of England in a Command Performance at The Royal Albert Hall. Have you ever been to London?  Yes I have and I would like to go back

5) Since Aretha had many honorary degrees, it would have been appropriate to refer to her as Dr. Franklin. Who is the last person you referred to by his or her title (Officer, Father, Sgt., Dr., etc.)? Probably my priest, Fr. Klein

6)  In this week's song, Aretha tells her lover that it doesn't take a high IQ to understand what's going on in their relationship. Do you know your IQ? No

7) A sculpture of Aretha is on display at Madame Tussaud's in New York. Do you think wax museums are cool, or creepy?
I have never been to one and never had any desire to go to one so I guess I would have to say creepy because if I thought they were cool I would probably go.

8) Aretha and Motown legend Smokey Robinson were literally lifelong friends, since they were playground buddies in Detroit. Smokey is one of the only people who can claim to have seen The Queen of Soul with a bucket in a sandbox. If we went to the playground today, would you head for the swings, the slide or the jungle gym? Or, like Aretha, would you play in the sand? I don't care for sand and I don't like climbing so I would have to say the swings or maybe the slide if it wasn't too hot.

9) Random question: Do you like pumpkin seeds?  yes