Would you want to be a millionaire and if so why and if not why not?Yes. I could find plenty of good things to do with that kind of money. I would make sure my debt was gone and that I was comfortable. After that I would probably use the money to travel to areas that need help. I would be willing to do work to help needy areas…taking care of people, building things they need, helping in other ways.
Do you listen more to the voice in your head or your gut when making difficult decisions?Definitely my head…It is so damn loud I seem to have no choice.
Should we be afraid of our nightmares or see them as a sign of improvement?I am scared as hell! The good ones are fine, the others are just like dealing with stress but you are sleeping. I have told many people before that I had to get help from my therapist for my spider nightmares. Yeah, I am a true arachnophobe and don’t find spider pranks funny.
Are you a fan of cult movies and if so which ones and why?No, I don’t think I have ever seen one. I don’t really know what they are either so I don’t think I could say I was a fan.
What comedy film you could watch over and over?Either The Money Pit or Ace Ventura Pet Detective
How often can you listen to your favourite music for more than an hour in a day or a week without interruptions? I can listen forever…I just don’t know why people have to keep interrupting me! I don’t listen that often though because I sort of forget that is an enjoyable option in life.
What is in your opinion the best way to make an omelette?Eggs and Cheese
When was the last time you were completely naughty? Well, this is a PG site I believe so my answer will be family friendly…Last weekend I was a bit proud of myself!
What’s the secret to making someone laugh hard?It has to be about real life and something that is outright silly. Nothing embarrassing, nothing at anyone else’s expense. Usually it is when someone, me or someone else, just says something so odd yet fitting. Hard to explain. I just picture me and my daughter laughing with tears in the car about something I said…
How forgetful are you and why does the word look so silly when written? I am forgetful if put on the spot but I do remember quite a lot…especially those pieces of information that are completely useless and unrelated to anything. It looks silly when it is written because it looks like it should have another “t”.
What advice did your parents give you about LIFE that you too have passed on to your own children or friends?No one but you can make you happy.
How often do you surf for something on the internet but end up hours later looking at something else … why does it happen to you, what causes you to stray?That happens quite often. I start looking for something and like to dig a bit deeper. Every site has extra information that then peaks my interest in something else. Sometimes by the time I am exhausted and “done” with the computer I don’t even remember what I was on there for in the first place.
1. What is a tie dye? The typical shelf life of a necktie 2. What is a raglan sleeve? The part of the shirt a normal raglan wears 3. What is seersucker? Someone who always falls for a seer 4. What is meant by a dropped waist? This is the process of teaching where to put your clothing before you use the restroom 5. What is a yoke collar? The rim around an egg yolk that keeps the yolk together when you fry it 6. What is meant by pigeon toed? The abuse a pigeon gets from pedestrians 7. How many pleats are in a kilt? It depends on the size of the kilt 8. What is bias binding? Having a bias or point of view and proving that your bias is the right one 9. What is velcro? What isn’t velcro? 10. What is twill webbing? the process of a twill spinning its web
This week is Engineers Week, dedicated to the field of engineering and inspiring people to become involved in the field. We’re joining in the celebrations by dedicating this week to everything engineering in fictional worlds.
Who is your favourite fictional engineer?
While most engineers like to use their skills for good, some of them don’t; which “mad scientist” engineer caught your attention?
In fandoms, engineering expands into new (and usually weird) fields; what one would you like to learn?
More importantly; who’s teaching the class?
Famous engineers are often depicted in fandoms, which has been your favourite portrayal?
Which fictional engineers would you like to see team up for a mega engineering project?
Well, this will be quick: Up until probably my mid-twenties I honestly thought an engineer was someone who drove a train. Okay, laugh all you want. You would love to know that I was super confused when my best friend told me her husband drove trains in Boston; he was hired to be an engineer. My son wanted to be a mechanical engineer. He would have been great.
My personality is truly who I am. I think I have a problem downplaying my successes. Perhaps I don’t know where the cut off is between pride and arrogance. In my head I don’t care what other people think of me but when it comes to it I am always thinking, “I wonder what they think?”. I believe it all comes down to confidence. I need more confidence in myself and my decisions, not caring if people don’t agree, just being okay because my decisions are okay with me!
Why is Mardis Gras (aka Shrove Tuesday) also known as Pancake Day?
Why do so many people eat fish during Lent?
What is the difference between sushi and sashimi?
What is noodling?
How do you clean a fish?
What are Swedish fish?
What is a Bishop’s Mitre?
What was the movie, The Shoes of the Fisherman about?
What is the first day after Lent known as?
How did tartar sauce gets its name? When a woman asked her husband to mix mayo and relish he gagged and said, “Ta-ta”, as he went to the restroom to throw up. It then morphed into Tar-tar.
Why is Mardi Gras also known as Pancake Day? Because when people are celebrating they get so very hungry and the best economical choice has always been IHOP because they have all-you-can-eat pancakes.
Why do so many people eat fish during Lent? Because it is cheaper than most good cuts of beef
What is the difference between sushi and sashimi? If you don’t know then you don’t eat either, so I’m not going to try and explain the difference.
What is noodling? It has two meanings: One, it’s the act of hanging out with friends in the pool using floaties. Two, it’s the act of covering someone who is drunk and asleep with cooked spaghetti.
How do you clean a fish? First, flip it over and find it’s butt. Using a soft cloth and a mild soap remove any sign of poop. Next, make sure there is nothing under their fins. Finally, check that the eyes are not cloudy. It should be clean after that.
What are Swedish fish? Obviously the fish that swim off the coast of or in Swedish waterways.
What is the Bishop’s Mitre? It is a type of saw used in cutting lumber for building a church.
What was the movie, The Shoes of the Fisherman about? The extensive collection of both dress and casual footwear
What is the first day after Lent known as? Borrowed
Does ‘methodical order and sequencing’ really matter?
It totally depends on what you are doing. I am a bit OCD about things so if something is supposed to be in a certain order then put it in order. I have to step back if someone is not doing “the right thing”.
Given the choice which historiographical era could you live in comfortably if you had to go back ‘in time’ and why do you think you could?
I’m so not knowledgeable about historiographical eras but according to what I found on the web I would probably be happiest in the Modern Age. I love how so many things in art were expressed during this time. I think I would love being educated by one of those fabulous artists.
What type of advertising really ticks you off as in – it doesn’t matter what the product is … because of the way it is actually advertised you become instantly annoyed and hostile with the medium? … this is NOT a political campaign question!
The one absolutely worst commercial that makes me so mad is for Liberty Mutual Insurance. It shows kids on Christmas morning and the first kid opens his gift which is the insurance. The second kid gets asked what he got and he says just a bike and kicks his bike. I think this sends such a bad message to kids. Do you know how many kids would kill to have a new bike? With the pandemic I am sure there were kids in this country that didn’t get a thing. It is such a bad message it makes me sick.
What topics or passions could you write freely and knowledgeably on for say 3000 words if you had to?
I think I could write freely about what I think kids should be learning from a very young age. I have strong opinions about what children should be exposed to and think that a lot of the issues in young people is that they think they are the centers of tiny universes. There isn’t always a feeling like we are all part of a big world.
What could you NOT do for money – given the obvious – so this is not about harming yourself or harming or murdering others – so aside from that side of things – what could you not just do for cash?
I could never be in a room full of spiders. I could never eat snails.
When was the last time that you read something and it touched you in some deep dark way?
I’m not sure if I have an answer for this….
How did you murder that person and how did you get rid of the body?
I slipped a little poison from the rat poison into the delicious dinner I made. After he died I drove out to docks and pushed his body off the dock. After that I threw extra chum into the water to attract as many fish as possible to eat the body.
Why do we dream?I think we dream because we have so many ideas in our heads and so many things that we think about. Our days are chock full of stimulation, there is no way that the conscious mind can tend to it all in a day. The thing I don’t understand is how they are supposedly so short even though it may feel like a dream lasts all night!
Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?I’m not sure if it influences who they become but I think it can influence how they interact with others. I suppose that does affect how they grow and develop. My mom used to say that kids with strange names had it harder in life because people would always wonder where their names came from, what they meant, if they were an indicator of who the person was. I don’t believe it to that extent but I do think that looking to make your child the most original with a weird name can be confusing to them when they start school and feel like they are so different because all the other kids have “normal” names.
Does hardship make a person stronger? (example: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger)I don’t think it is the hardship that makes you stronger, it is how you deal with it and choose to learn from it. My life is very different than it was three years ago and although it has been difficult I don’t think it has made me stronger. In actuality it has almost weakened my strenght.
Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?Because you can’ read others’ minds to know their intentions, you only see what they do…how they act.
I am so grateful for my daughter, for David, for Laurette, and my dad. They make it all worth it!
I don’t know if I can limit my answer to only one thing…but there are two things that come to mind immediately. My idea comes from working with students in all grades, especially those in high school who are supposedly becoming adults when they leave. 1. Cursive: Most US schools no longer have cursive in their curriculum. Kids need to know how to sign their names. Isn’t that still the legal expectation? It not only provides this ability it also helps dexterity and fine motor skills that don’t include buttons. 2. Reality: Kids grow up having no clue what reality is. Many believe working is optional, learning is intrinsic, and whatever they think is correct. Kids need true doses of reality. No one is going to like you just because you look like someone likeable. No one is going to give you free things just because they want to. No one is obligated to take care of you when you are old enough to care for yourself. No one is obligated to treat you kindly if you are going to be a jerk. I could go on and on and on………
One positive, which is really more than one but I will count as a collective whole, is selling my miniatures. When I first started making them I did so with the intent on learning how to build a dollhouse. I didn’t realize what was out there and how much I would love this craft. After building a few and hearing people praise my efforts I thought, “Hey, it won’t hurt and it only costs a tiny amount to list on Etsy.com. It was slow at first but I proved to my followers and customers that I am completely dedicated to doing my best work all the time. I pride myself on the details I pay attention to and the little things I add to make something “work”.
Over all, I have sold 15 miniatures! I am really proud of myself and love that I still love making them!
How organised are you when it comes to blogging? Do you have a blog schedule or do you play it by the ear? I used to have a sort of schedule. My mornings are usually the same…wake up, let the dog out, feed the dog, feed the guinea pigs, make coffee, then sit and blog. Most recently I have been sitting down to make miniatures before blogging, which has left me a little out of the loop. I went to bed last night telling myself that I would blog before anything else today. It feels good. Almost like I am at work with my coworkers…My WP Coworkers!
How often do you’ tidy up’ your blog? e.g. go through your Drafts Folder, or go through old posts checking for broken links etc.?I don’t really go through my drafts folder and all that because most of my blog posts either get posted or go directly to trash. Right now, I do have some items to sort through, but the only reason to do it now is because it has been brought up. Every other week maybe I go through and try to put posts under the correct headings in my menu. I figure that way if I want to find something I just click on the category, and voila! Other than that I try to keep things neat all the time. I can say that I finally found a “theme” that I actually like. Not sure how long that will last. Usually six months and I am ready for something new. I have wanted to ask people..Is there an easier way than going into “customize”, etc. to move posts under their related categories? I do put the tags and all that, but I have to manually move them if I want them to pop up when I click on the menu.