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26 August 2018

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 itís meeting people, cutting business overhead, finding rare collectibles, or simply sharing funny cat pictures, share how the web has made life easier.
I think primarily in the social area. I have met SO many people, some of whom have become friends. I also, many years ago, learned a lot about web design, which is totally useless today.

2. The getaway car is waiting outside Ė where is it taking you?
Probably straight to jail since there is no way I will get away with the crime I have just committed.

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?
A mixed bag. I try to read all the blogs for Sunday Stealing and find SOMEthing to say on them, but sometimes that doesn't work. If someone comments on my blog, I try to answer if the comment warrants one, but I have no way of knowing if the commenter ever returns to see if I answered.

4. On average, how long does it take you to make an important decision?
Not nearly as long as Walt...which is why his decisions are usually better!

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?
I'm a "go with my gut" person. Walt has to check all options, all vendors, etc. Which is, as I said, why his decisions are usually better.

6. Whatís the most important thing youíve learned recently?
That however faint the prospect, it apparently is not impossible to find justice for crimes. Let's hope this is the start of a trend.

7. Whatís your hidden talent? Are you double-jointed? Can you sneeze the alphabet? Share your unique skill.
I can sort of wiggle my ears. . That's about it. I'm also very good at napping.

8. Rate the level of intensity you have about wanting to know God Ė no desire, low priority, curious, great desire, high priority, desperate to learn more. Explain your answer.
it was pretty intense when I was in high school and planning to enter the convent. It has lessened over time. I feel that I have a relationship with a higher being; we just don't talk all that often.

9. Whatís one of your nicknames? How did you get that nickname?
LOL. My only "nickname" is Mom and I got it the day Jeri was born. Oh. I forgot. There was a time when a priest called me "Beaver Lake," because that's the translation of Beverly. Fortunately it didn't catch on as a nickname. (My poor mother, Mildred, was called "Chub" by a guy who was having dinner with the family when she was a teen ager. Her sister, who gave EVERYONE nicknames, pounced on it and now, at age 99, she is STILL known by everyone in the family as "Aunt Chubby." It was a long time before I realized that "Chubby" was not her real name!

10. What do you have to have with you when you travel? Why?
If internationally, my passport and plug converter. If not internationally, my iPad, my iPod (for listening to books in the car), my laptop for keeping up to date with Funny the World, the usual clothes and toiletries, my cell phone

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 donít love it, why not?
I love my Kindle. I didn't think I would, but it has the advantage of being able to enlarge the print (which I almost always have to do), I don't lose my place if I fall asleep, and I can buy more books than we can possibly store and nobody but me knows it!

12. Do you prefer writing on paper or a keyboard? Why?
Keyboard. If I write something on paper, 90% of the time I can't read it after.

13. If the shoes make the man (or woman), what do your shoes say about you right now? (Assuming youíre wearing shoes. Although if youíre not, that certainly says something, too.)
I dunno. What do you think Birkenstocks say?

14. Describe your favorite pair of shoes.
The only shoes I wear 99% of the time are Birkenstocks.

15. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one ability or quality, what would it be?
Well, this month it would be to regain all of the abilities I had before this "whatever it is" hit me. The heck with magical powers. I just want to be able to get into the car without help again and be able to reach up to put something in the microwave or pour coffee from a pot with one hand instead of two.

Bonus:  When they "cool sculpt" your body--where does the fat go?
This was a question I asked when I was watching TV and saw yet another cool sculpt commercial. If they remove all of your fat non-invasively, as they say, in one day--where does the fat go?  If they removed the fat from my belly, it would probably end up in my butt!



Ned, 50+ years ago

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