I don’t know if they are always 100% correct but I think they are pretty close. That being said if someone is completely opposite of what they gave as a first impression doesn’t that leave one to wonder if their initial meeting was totally fabricated? And if it was, are they that good at pulling the wool over peoples’ eyes? I think first impressions are not to be totally trusted but then again how do you know?
What are you most proud of in the last year? I think I am most proud of the fact that I was forced to move to a new state, without notice, without my belongings, and without the people who love me to take care of my father and I kept it together, didn’t let myself fall apart, and have found ways to be happy with life as it now is.
If you see a puddle on the ground, do you walk around it or give in to the child within and splash about? Definitely walk around it because it could have worms in it or other creatures that live in the gross water. That being said, if the puddle is on pavement or a sidewalk and you can see clear to the bottom I might make a small splash, just not enough to get to wet.
Do you feel free? Why or why not? What does free mean? I guess I have a pretty good life where I have a lot of different freedoms. I have been blessed with enough to not be too needy of anything. I have lost a lot, especially my son, but I haven’t let that sadness keep me a prisoner.
What life skills are rarely taught but are extremely useful? Believe it or not I don’t think “cleaning up after yourself” is given the same priority as when I was a kid. People of every age seem to walk in, make a mess, and not care to walk out. I think of the movie theater. The lights go on and there is garbage everywhere. Then you look at a flight…Yes, the space is tight and yes it is not comfortable, but hey, you obviously had enough money to fly instead of drive so think of yourself as lucky with just that. But the amount of trash left on an airplane is embarrassing. Especially when the crew walks up and down the aisle with a plastic garbage bag, willing to take any and all of your garbage.
GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)
Please share some gratitude with everyone! There are lots of reasons just now I think! I am so grateful that I have a roof over my head, even though it is not one I have chosen. I could complain but then I think about the people who don’t have anywhere to go.
Find the question here: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/05/12/fandangos-provocative-question-117/
What impression do you think you give when you first meet someone?
I think I give people the impression that I am personable and friendly. For whatever reason, I always think that people don’t think I am a smart person, even though I am very smart. I find it in my head that I have to not worry about that and see that it is probably some weird perception of mine, but it does go through my head when I think about, when I first meet a person.
|When was the last time you were totally lost?|
[Be this physically, mentally, emotionally or so on, interpretation is yours]
When was the last time I wasn’t? Starting with my husband passing in 2018 my life has not stopped this whirlwind of changes. I just want a place to physically settle, mentally relax, and be more emotionally stable.
|Do you think that we as viewers to the entertainment industry have much higher and perhaps unrealistic expectations to the content that we read, watch or listen to today in comparison to previous years and or generations?|
I think a lot of people expect a lot! I don’t see what is wrong with the old shows. They were truly funny if they were supposed to be. They were truthful, maybe a little too truthful sometimes. TV shows and movies were good even though every aspect wasn’t perfectly realistic. Some of the techno stuff and stunts make movies now less believable in my opinion.
|Does Money ‘Really’ make us happy or is that just a myth and more importantly it is ‘what you do with it’ that makes you happier?|
I think that money has the potential to make your life easier. Once your life is easier you have more time and energy to focus on yourself and your happiness. I think what you do with it really only matters if you care to share it. I honestly don’t care about extravagant vacations, fancy cars, and other indulgences that even a typical “well off” person still could never afford in a lifetime.
|How important to you is it to be right? I’m always right unless I am wrong. If I am right then just know that I am right and that I have done my homework to ensure I am right. If I am wrong, please point it out and let me know where I went wrong. That way the next time I will be right again.|
|How often do you find yourself completely confused with life and the way it is changing and has changed over the last ten or twenty years?|
Never. It isn’t confusing it is just super f—-ed up!
|When out shopping and carrying your goods or groceries which do you prefer to use more often – paper or plastic bags [reusable] or cotton totes or something else? It depends on what I plan on doing with the bags. When I have to pack things I like the plastic bags to pack things in. If I know I will have a lot of recyclables then I like paper so I can reuse it immediately. I do have an obsession with reusable bags and have been told I am no longer “allowed” to purchase bags because I have so many. I like them though but don’t reuse them as often as I should because I see new ones I like.|
|How many emails do you get a day [roughly] and from who do you get the most? Probably at least 75 emails a day. Most are from retail outlets since I do a lot of shopping online. I have a few different email addresses so each one gets different types.|
|Have you ever made for yourself ‘homemade wine/spirits’ and if so what was it made from and how was it? Only by accident when I have left fruit or juice in the fridge for too long. I do make Kombucha but it isn’t considered a spirit.|
|In your opinion and from no ‘fixed time period’, what have been in your eyes the top 5 most memorable television series you have ever watched and what made them special to you? |
1. The Muppet Show: loved the puppets and I remember so many of the shows.
2. The Brady Bunch: It was unrealistic with all those kids but each of the kids was “normal” in some kid sort of way.
3. Blue Bloods: Just so good in all senses
4. America’s Next Top Model: I love seeing all of the transformations Tyra would impose on the would-be models.
5. The Love Boat: It was just the ultimate vacation and always love!
|What’s wrong with today’s music as opposed to the music of your yesterday’s – do you consider the music now to be far worse or greatly improved and why?|
I think both. Some music is so technical that it doesn’t seem like a human has even participated in it.
|Does world history really matter to our daily lives – is it that important – l mean it’s not like we can change anything right – what do you think? Yes, and it shouldn’t be erased. That is how we learn not to do the same stupid things that have happened in the past. It is good to see what mistakes were made.|
|Do you believe that a good night’s sleep and waking up refreshed the following day helps you make better decisions or worthier improvements to your life – or it makes no difference at all? It totally makes a world of difference. I have recently been very tired and I am cranky and irritable. I don’t feel like doing much and I just want to eat….|
Find the question here: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/05/27/fandangos-provocative-question-71/
How old are you* and how old do you feel — older or younger than your actual chronological age? Do you generally act your age? And what does “acting your age” mean to you?
I am 49 but feel like I just graduated from high school. I don’t feel old enough to have to make many of the decisions I have had to make in life. On the contrary, I am happy being home doing crafty stuff or reading. I can I am also a “repurposer” so I hate throwing things away that I might be able to use again some day.
Find it here: https://cyranny.com/2021/05/07/cyrannys-quickie-388/
Do you tend to follow rules by the book, or are you more of a rule bender?
I am definitely more of the type that if you just follow the rules there will be less problems. I admit I don’t think it really always works out like that but maybe I am an idealist too!
So, are you ready? Have fun, and I encourage you to elaborate on your answers and why you answered them the way you did.
I know it’s a little late but I love answering questions!
- Best sandwich? I have two: Bologna and American Cheese on Wonderbread with a tiny bit of mayo and Peanut Butter and Fluff on Wonderbread.
- What’s one thing you own that you really should throw out? I don’t know if I can cut it down to one thing…I save everything to “repurpose”.
- What is the scariest animal? A shark
- Apples or oranges? apples definitely!
- Have you ever asked someone for their autograph? The characters at Disney World…
- What do you think happens when we die? We go to a place where all the spirits live in peace
- Favorite action movie? Does Aladdin count?
- Favorite smell? buttered popcorn
- Least favorite smell? poop
- Exercise: worth it? Only if I feel and see results
- Flat or sparkling? sparkling of course!
- Most used app on your phone? Tri-Peak Solitaire or Bitmoji
- You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life: what is it? “It’s a great day to be alive” Travis Tritt https://youtu.be/2kwCc5uqJv4 This song has gotten me through some of my darkest days.
- What number am I thinking of? two
- Describe the rest of your life in 5 words? Happy with hopefully less stress.
Find the questions here: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/05/05/fandangos-provocative-question-116/
Welcome to 12 Bloggerz!
Game #12– April 2021
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|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.|
Have some fun with the questions and I’ll be back with my answers later. Find questions and answers here: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/fibbing-friday-26th-february/
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
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21st February – Building the World
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.