Today in My History
Books Read in 2019
December 22, 2019
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 Sleepy Rambles
1. Do you ever give things away to your friends?
Like us, friends
are all downsizing too. But if someone wanted something that I had I'd
gladly share--something else to clear out of the house!
Well, with a
dead father and a mother with Dementia, they don't talk about finding people
attractive! My son Ned's views on various things sometimes make me
uncomfortable, but most of the time we agree.
According to Wikipedia, "alternative spring break" began in the 1980s and refers to college students doing a week or so of volunteer work. Sounds like a wonderful idea, but I was nearly 40 when this started, so a bit too old (and too busy with children) for me to participate.
4. Is there anyone’s friendship or relationship, in particular, that makes you jealous?
I have always
been jealous of the relationship between Walt and his siblings, who are very
close. I was never close to my sister and hoped, right before she died,
that now that we were adults we could finally be friends...but a few bullets
ended that hope.
had us read the Narnia books. I did love the first one and couldn't
get into the others as much.
I loved the early Alex Cross books (by James Patterson) and the later ones I
didn't like so much I stopped reading the books. I loved "The DaVinci
Code" but the follow up books weren't nearly as good. I loved the first few
books of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" series, but didn't like the later ones.
One of my
favorite restaurants is The Dead Fish, which is a great place to get crab.
Actually, any good crab restaurant would be my choice, but you don't get good
crab this far away from the ocean. I'm also sorry there is no Denny's in
Davis because it was a wonderful, affordable place to take my mother for
Really just the
family and my friend Char. The problem with getting older is that you lose
friends through death or lives moving in different directions..
first time was on a bus a week or so after my grandmother died and I smelled her
perfume very clearly. I occasionally get smells of scents that pass
quickly. Wonder why that is... But I always say hello to whoever it
is who passed near.
I wish I had
paid closer attention during various periods of history. I am aware of how
little I know of various periods of time in this country...and trying to pay
attention now during this historic, depressing period.
I love books about studies of elephants and elephant societies and have read
many of them. I love Bill Bryson's books, his travel books and books like
"The Mother Tongue," the history of the development of the English language.
foreign students for 10 years, the bulk of them from Brasil. Brasilians
are very "huggy" people we we learned hugging from Brasilians. I am "huggier"
with some than with others, but basically I am very huggy person.
Well, there's one thing about going to a Catholic school...you don't see a lot of bullying when you have nuns in habits in charge.
14. If there is a specific celebrity (or two, or three!) that you dislike, is it because of petty reasons or is it because they’ve done something absolutely damning in your mind?
I really enjoy
Bing Crosby movies but I never watch one without remembering an interview I saw
him give where he very coldly said he would lock his daughter out if she became
pregnant without marriage. I also won't watch any show that Michael
Strahan is in because of the way he treated Kelly Rippa.
are others, but none come to mind.
My aunt Barb was
a wonderful, witty writer. My aunt Betsy was a wonderful artist. My
uncle Paul made great monster statues. My friend Joan Callaway (who died 2
yrs ago) wrote several wonderful books. My friend David Gerrold wrote "The
Trouble with Tribbles" for Star Trek and countless sci fi books.
Before we started the house project, I had a shelf of books written by friends,
but I don't know exactly where they are now. I know I have other friends
who are published authors. And then there is Fred Reif's "Fundamentals of
Statistical and Thermal Physics," which I read three times because I typed
it three times. It was first published in 1965 and is still in use as a
physics textbook around the world today (has been translated into many
PHOTO OF THE DAY
the home of my former boss at the Davis Enterprise
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