Fibbing Friday

Hosted by Di at pensitivity101: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/11/20/fibbing-friday-my-response-for-20th-november/comment-page-1/?unapproved=103593&moderation-hash=e2fa46192b010a63d83ea22d116fa34e#comment-103593

1.   What is Kapok?
A food additive
2.   Where will you find a kernel?
Where else? In the army.
3.   If you didn’t know a door as a door, what would you call it?
The Opencloser
4.   What’s the difference between a yolk and a yoke?
Well, the first one has an “l” and the second one has an “e”
5.   What does E R N I E do?
Whatever Bert tells him to do
6.   What is meant by sunny side up?
Any country north of the equator
7.   What could you wear on your head that would make people think you were awesome?
Probably a headband that says “I’m Awesome!”
8.   What is meant by cattywampus?
It is a group of stray cats that live in one area, sort of like a on a campus.
9.   What is an erf?
The polite way to say you farted
10. What is a mouse potato?
What isn’t a mouse potato?

©2020 CBialczak

Share Your World 11-16-2020

To participate with Melanie click the link: https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/11/16/share-your-world-11-16-2020/

Is cereal soup? Why or why not? Cereal is not soup because it never becomes a new thing when you pour the milk in, it is still cereal with milk. On the other hand, when you put broth, chicken, veggies, and spices together it makes soup. You wouldn’t really say “I’m going to have some chicken and veggies with some broth”.

What are some interesting ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”? How’s it going?: How is what going?
What do you do?: When?

What was your favorite toy growing up? My favorite toy growing up was my Holly Hobby Treehouse and my Little People House. The tree house was a cardboard sort of gazebo that all the sides came down to have different “areas”. There was the picnic area where you could put all the little foods. Then there was the swing area that actually had a swing attached.
My Little People House was awesome and I guess I would include the other buildings I had, like the castle. I loved that there were trap doors and secret hiding spots.

If you have a pet, and you could ask it three questions, what would you ask? I would ask my dog – 1. Don’t you get tired of laying around all day doing nothing? 2. Is that kibble really tasty and do the different “flavors” really taste different? 3. Does the slime out in the dirty water bowl outside that has filled with rainwater add to the taste of the water, since you would rather drink that than clean water from the tap.
I would ask my guinea pigs – 1. If you had a choice how long would you let your teeth get? 2. Does it gross you out a little to know that your teeth grow? 3. Do you see me as an evil giant even though you know me and I feed you or do you recognize me and just run away for the fun of it?


Attitude of Gratitude Section (Always Optional)

What’s one simple thing society at large could do to improve our world? Accept everyone despite their differences.

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©2020 CBialczak

The Friday Four

TFF – Season 2 – Game 5

Question Fun Directory Look here for the original post: https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2020/11/06/the-friday-four-21/

The Friday Four
Once A Fortnight Question Game

Ah questions, questions, questions – what is it about you and questions Rory?

Simple, l just like asking questions.

Today some more brain tickling thought provokers …
Do you think society could survive without governmental authority or structure? Absolutely NOT! There are too many idiots in this world who think that there is only one way to do things, their way or no other. These people don’t care about anyone but themselves and getting whatever they can. Maybe they are narcissists or sociopaths but once they get the taste of control, they won’t ever give it back. On the other side of the coin are the other idiots who follow whoever because they can’t make up their own damn mind. In the middle is the rest of the world who only wants peace, equality and fair treatment with the ability to live a fulfilling life without fear of war or consecutive pandemics.
Do we really need all the technology we have? Absolutely NOT! We need technology to get some of our things done and for some communication. We do not need it to find out someone’s secrets or ugly history. We do not need it to steal things from people. We do not need it to replace human interaction. We definitely do need it to monitor the fear of consecutive pandemics.
Everyone has a passion that can absorb them for hours and that includes talking about it with others for hours if left unchecked – do you have such a passion and if so – what is it? Absolutely NOT! I cannot be consumed with hours of someone else talking so I would never consider putting anyone through that, unless of course, there were consecutive lockdowns for consecutive pandemics.
What have you found yourself thinking a lot of late and that seemingly will not leave your brain alone? I’ve been feeling a little negative about the state of the country here in the US and the worry that we may end up seeing consecutive pandemics.
©2020 CBialczak: Disclaimer – all of my answers are true for the most part!

Fibbing Friday: October 30th, 2020

For PCGuyIV: https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/10/30/fibbing-friday-october-30th-2020/

  1. What is a poltergeist? The ghost of a baby hen
  2. What supposedly happens if you look in the mirror and say, “Bloody Mary” three times? You know you are drunk
  3. What’s so unlucky about the number 13? It can never be the day at the end of a week
  4. Why do banshees scream? Because she is mad that she is banned from doing something
  5. What happens to a vampire in daylight? Their pale skin heavily contrasts their black robes.
  6. A Nightmare on Elm Street wasn’t about a monster who could kill people in their dreams. What was it about? a bad traffic accident
  7. Who did Norman Bates dress up as in the movie, Psycho? Randle McMurphy
  8. The Amityville Horror wasn’t about a haunted house. What was it about? The prostitution ring that got busted in the suburbs of Amity.
  9. What are the three witches doing at the beginning of MacBeth? Getting their costumes on
  10. What classic monster lives under the Paris Opera House? The grumpy old landlord

FIBBING FRIDAYQUESTIONS

©2020 CBIalczak

Twelve Questions for October – Game #6 – October 2020

Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, has given these questions: https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2020/10/06/12-bloggerz-october-2020/

1. If another national lockdown was to occur, would you be better prepared for it today as in, have you been in a position to stockpile much-needed stocks? Or would you be no different to the last time?

I think I would be almost the same. When COVID started becoming what is now the Pandemic, I had been in my car driving to Florida to visit my dad. I stopped at three Dollar Generals on the way down to buy toilet paper. The first store I had no problem, the second TP was limited, the third and they were down to single rolls. I like my brand of toilet paper. Besides that…I’m okay with how I handled it.

2. What do you think makes for a really scary fiction story that would prevent you from turning off the lights before you went to sleep?

That the main character is getting ready for bed, maybe reading, and there is a clown or a creepy doll under the bed.

3. Which do you prefer to wear and why out of the following options?

Cotton, Denim, Cashmere, Chiffon, Lace, Leather, Linen, Wool, Organic Fabrics, Silk, Muslin, Polyester, Satin, Suede, Twill, Velvet, Moleskin, Mohair, Viscose.

Cotton is sort of a typical choice. Denim is a regular go-to for me, I like my jeans. Cashmere is dreamy soft but requires hand-washing and I’m out. Chiffon is actually one of my favorites because it goes nicely over a fitted shirt. Lace, well maybe my underwear. Leather is for pocketbooks and wallets. Linen is super thin and shrinks. Wool is too itchy. Organic fabrics are a little expensive and I don’t know how well they hold up over time. Silk is wonderful but slippery. Muslin, for clothes? Polyester is a definite option for being a long term clothing item. Satin is like silk. Suede is for shoes. Twill is for men’s coats. Velvet is okay for a fancy holiday dress. Moleskin, keep it on the mole. Mohair, let whatever a Mo is keep it’s hair. Viscose…is that something to do with veins?

4. When getting dressed and you are putting on a dress, trousers, shorts, or skirts, and so on, which foot do you lead with, left or right … and why that way?

My right foot goes first. The main reason besides being right handed is my prosthetic hip is on the left so I have to make sure I am in before putting that leg in. Not sure why but maybe a balance type of thing.

5. What is your blog’s primary genre and what are the secondary genres?

My blog is primarily Poetry and secondary Flash Fiction.

6. Has blogging and belonging to a community of fellow bloggers and writers alike, changed you as a person or inspired you in any way? Explain.

Being part of the WP community has totally changed me. It has given me the confidence to write what I think I want to write. I take chances. It makes me recognize the importance of showing other people that you are listening to them. Leaving comments is important.

7. Name 3 television programs that you watched and enjoyed as a child and then explain what made them good for you back then?

The Brady Bunch: It was so real life, except for the amount of kids. They had real life issues. Especially the one with the Tarantula in Hawaii!

Gilligan’s Island: I always wanted to show up on a deserted island. I loved the way they invented things, supposedly out of nothing but the natural resources. It was sort of the MacGyver feel.

The Muppet Show: I love, love, love Muppets. I wrote to Jim Henson back in middle school. I used to know all of the names of the muppets…even the weird ones you don’t see much. One of the things I did love was the music. Watching this was my introduction to Paul Simon and other great artists.

8. How do you celebrate you when you have time to pamper yourself?

It depends on where I am. If I am in Florida it is great to just sit on the beach with a book then go and get a pedicure. At home pampering myself isn’t really necessarily pampering…Playing with my dog and guinea pigs is sort of my idea of pampering.

9. Do you listen to any Podcasts or Vlog Diaries on a regular basis, and if so, what are they and why are they so good?

I don’t listen to Podcasts. I signed up for Audible and I don’t even like listening to books on “tape” or whatever it is called. I like to read, not listen.

10. Have you ever walked in on a couple having sex? If so, did you 1] Scream in horror make apologies and run out, 2] Make your way out but acting cool about it all, or 3] Laugh out loud and say “Alrighty then, game on!!” and join in?

I never did but my daughter stopped home one day to say hello when we were “hanging out”. I saw her and screamed, then tried to get sheets on me. Then I laughed.

11. What do you think lives in the 80% of the ocean that is unexplored and unmapped?

I think there are really weird looking fish. There are probably a lot of large squid in all the giant caves (I am assuming there are caves).

12. Do you read book reviews before purchasing a book new to you or do you simply buy a book based upon what you have read on the sale description or back page. If you do, how influenced are you by those reviews? (Question inspired by Sadje of Keep it Alive.)

I never read reviews until I started writing them! I usually go by the picture on the cover, yeah immature but I do…I also go by the blurb on the back or in the front jacket.

©2020 CBialczak

Share Your World 8-17-2020

Share Your World Meets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  1. Harry Potter can speak to snakes. If you were able to have conversations with any one animal, what animal would you like to speak to? What would be the topic of your first conversation? If I could talk to any animal I think it would have to be dogs. I just want to hear what they have to say about how they are treated and what they are really thinking. They always seem so happy, well the pets and the ones who are treated okay, but what really makes them happy? Is it their food or treats? Is it physical attention. I wish I had more money because I want to bring some of those poor dogs home from the shelters so they can die in a loving home.
  2. The portraits in Hogwart’s dormitories can talk. If your graduation portrait could speak to people passing it by, what would it tell them? My picture would be telling people passing by to stop and think about what they are doing and where they want to go. Really think about what kind of future you want, not what you think you should be. I wish I had that when I was in high school to see all the opportunities that were right in front of me.
  3. Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger use the Pollyjuice Potion for finding new clues for the happenings at Hogwarts. (The Pollyjuice Potion is a magic potion that allows your body to form into that of another and live their life for a few hours.) If you could transform into another being, who would you chose to be? What would you hope to learn?I think I would want to be a famous author. Maybe Graeme Base so I could figure out where his ideas come from and how he draws his fantastic illustrations.
  4. There was a flooding in the girl’s bathroom where Moaning Myrtle resides. What has been the most dangerous (or comical) ‘flooding’ where you reside? About six or eight years ago I had a work area set up in our basement where I made jewelry. I also had an area that had my cooking things, one spot for yarns, etc. I don’t remember if we heard a boom but the pipe that carries waste to the septic tank busted and exploded into the basement. Apparently, the pipe the builder used for the septic was the wrong size. Over all the years it just weakened and weakened…Until it was all over my basement. The point that actually broke, or exploded, was the part of the pipe directly over my craft areas. It was so gross. I don’t even know how much “money” I lost after that.

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Mundane or “Muggle” Questions:

(Serious one which is rather creepy):  How do you think you’ll die?  IF you do think about it? I try not to think about it. But I think I will die of old age.

What’s the best on-line screen name you’ve seen? “Best might mean the oddest. I can’t think of any names…Chewy maybe, from Star Wars…Nemo maybe…There are so many characters in the Disney “world” that would qualify.

What’s invisible that you wish people could see? Stupidity. Maybe a visible scale that floats above your head.

If over time you replace parts on a car, at what point does it stop being the same car you bought? How many parts do you need to replace to make it a new car? It’s not a new car until you replace the outside of it. All the inside parts are made in such bulk so that doesn’t matter. It’s really just the outside of the car that you see, that you really bought.

©2020 CBialczak


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For the next several weeks “Share Your World” will have two parts.  The awesome blogger, Roger Shipp, is the creator and host (if you will) of the first part.   He found a unique way of passing some of the quarantine time and that was from watching ALL the “Harry Potter” movies.   He came up with some really fun and intriguing questions (four a week for each movie) about the movie in question.   This week we visit “The Chamber of Secrets”.   I’m going to link to Roger‘s blog so you can post your link over on his blog OR you can do it here as usual.

I’m reiterating last week’s ‘disclaimer’:  Now I realize some folks have never seen nor read a single book or seen any movie about Harry Potter.   Therefore I’m going to do three or four ‘regular’ questions for folks who aren’t Harry fans.  It’s cool to do both sets OR just one or the other, as you wish.  

For Melanie and Roger: https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/08/17/share-your-world-8-17-2020/

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated!

I know what the rules are and I am typically a rule follower but I have a hard time with the Blog awards. To be honest, I feel like if I have to pick 10 new people, I am just doing it randomly to get it done.

I appreciate being nominated and I believe I was picked for my writing.

Thank you so much Jennifer at paperkutzs: https://paperkutzs.com/2020/07/08/i-was-nominated-for-the-sunshine-bloggers-award/

I will answer the questions though!

Questions for my Nominees

1. Do you have a nice blog or do you have different types of posts? I think my blog falls under nice blog. I don’t like to make it too complicated but I do change it every so often. I do a lot of different posts but they are all set up sort of the same way, so I don’t know if that counts.

2. If you have a niche blog what is your niche? My niche is crafting and miniatures. It is also poetry.

3. How long have you been blogging? I have been blogging since September of 2019

4. Is your blogging still a passion or has it become a chore? Blogging is only a chore when I can’t find a challenge to participate in. I love the challenges and reading what others write. I don’t typically like just going through the Reader and reading news clips and the such. I like the creative writing aspect of blogging.

5. When choosing to let another blogger know you are interested in their blog do you just kit like or do you leave a comment? I always try to leave a comment but sometimes I don’t really have much to say. When someone writes something that I do not relate to I hate to leave without liking it, just because it doesn’t fit my likes. I don’t “like” any pages though that I don’t actually go to.

6. How often do you post and respond to other blogs? I try to post and respond at least once a day. Sometimes, more often than not, I respond to comments that people leave a few times during the day. I like the discussions and conversations part of that.

7. What is your usual blogging routine? I start with reading my comments and responding appropriately to them. I immediately go to any blog that I don’t already follow, but that they have visited me. I then go through the Reader and see what people are blogging about. I skip a lot of the news, as I am not always interested. Finally, I search for the challenges I do most frequently and try to complete as many as possible.

8. If you live outside the United States, are you having the same riots that are occurring in the US? I live in the US

9. Where is your favorite place to work on your blog? Sitting in my chair in my family room. My chair is next to my guinea pig habitat so I can visit with them when they are feeling social. I am also facing the couch and the sliding glass door. The dog is almost always on the couch sleeping (which is true of this very moment!) and I can see the birds and the weather as I write, through the door.

10. If you still have younger children when do you find flogging time? I only have a twenty two year old and when she comes I sometimes still blog. I lost my 19 year old son last year.