Friday, September 9, 2016

A Meme for some Friday Fun

Blogging buddy Meredith over at grape writes posted her answers to a fun poll that another blogging buddy Urspo over at Spo Reflections had posted from his friend Karen from Facebook.

Ok, with all that out of the way, here are my answers to the Poll too because you just can't ever know enough juicy tidbits about Sluggy now, can you? ;-)

1. ARE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?   Yes, sort of. My father's younger sister, my Aunt, named her first baby Denise.  She was born in June of 1957 and lived but two short days.  My mother asked my Aunt's permission upon having me if she could use the name Denise.  I don't know if it was to honor that baby and my Aunt(they were friends growing up)or if mom just liked the name(plus it fit in with her and my father all naming us kids first names beginning with the same letter).
I didn't learn about cousin Denise and this story until last month on a visit with my Aunt and her kids.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?  I am not a crier really, I am more of a sulker and/or a yeller.  I did cry a bit when I learned that cousin Hilda had died(months after the fact).

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?  I had better, after attending Catholic school for the first 12th grade years where I had nuns hover over me with rulers ready to whack your knuckles if your penmanship wasn't exemplary.
Or should I say I used to like my handwriting until I got old and now I either tire after writing a few lines or my hand shakes.  Getting old sucks.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?  Roast Beef or Smoked Turkey.  I have been known to enjoy a good Liverwurst and/or Lebanon Salami(it's a sweet style PA Dutch Salami).

5. DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?  3  What can I say?  We didn't learn our lesson after 1. ;-)

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS?   Yes I am jolly good fun....when I am not depressed.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?  Sarcasm is my second language.  No, really!!  How can anyone survive in this world without it is beyond me.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?  Yes but I am missing my appendix....has anyone seen it lately?

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?  Not without being high as a kite and wearing a diaper....ask me then.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?   Multi-Grain Cheerios and Rice Chex but I have been known to eat Cap'n Crunch or Reese's PB Cup type, or most any cereal with nuts.  I really just should eat a bowl of nuts in milk as that is the better part of cold cereal.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?  I don't wear shoes with laces.  Haven't for years.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU’RE STRONG?   Depends on how you mean strong.  Physically? Not so much.  Mentally?  I've survived my life so far so yeah, pretty strong.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?  3 favs-Black Cherry w/Chocolate Chunks, Pistachio, and Mint Chocolate Chip-in descending order.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?   Their attitude, whether they are open and friendly or not. Oh and if they have a big dick(both literal and figurative).

15. RED OR PINK?  I wear red sometimes and pink hardly at all.  Neither colors are favorites.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF?   Well if it's the least favorite then it really wouldn't be something you like, right? lolz  I'd have to say that I seem to get my feelings hurt easily as I have never developed a truly thick skin.

17. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW?  I am not wearing pants nor shoes.  Barefoot and in a nightgown is how I roll most days when I don't have to leave the house.  I am a nudist at heart. 8-)

18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?    a Serving of Chicken Pot Stickers and a Romaine Salad w/Home Grown Maters and Greek Dressing. Nom Nom

19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?  The a/c blowing across the room. Ahhhhhhhhhhh

20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?   True Purple or some tint of the same.....or a nice Green shade like Lime.....or both.

21. FAVORITE SMELL?   Gardenia, Wisteria or Cinnamon.

22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO?   My Daughter's dog.  Oh we have some great conversations. lolz

23. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?   Watching most sports bore me.  The exception being when I was watching a sporting game one of my kids was playing in.  I don't get this whole devotion to sports in our culture.  I'd rather watch a play or music concert.

24. HAIR COLOR THATS REAL?  Sort of.  I was born with a full head of jet black hair.  It promptly fell out as an infant and came in red.  After I turned 3 or 4 it turned mousy brown.  In high school I had a streak of blond for awhile and when I hit my 30's I started dying it reddish auburn as the grey started appearing.  Nowadays I mostly can't be bothered to dye it anymore so it's various shades of grey.

26. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?  Never.  I started wearing glasses at 10 for nearsightedness.  After cataract surgery in 2015 I now no longer need glasses for distance but use "cheaters" for reading.  The last year has been an adjustment.

27. FAVORITE FOOD?   Anything that is fresh and prepared well.  I like most foods with the exception of peas and lima beans and head cheese.

28. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?   Neither.  I like a good drama or a documentary as real life can be just as compelling as fiction.

29. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED.  I watched "The Big Short" online.  The last movie I saw in a theatre I believe was "The Imitation Game" 2 Summers ago.  I wanted to see "Florence Foster Jenkins" but it isn't playing close by so I'll wait until it's available for rental.


31. SUMMER OR WINTER.  I'd have to say Winter every time over Summer.  I grew up in the South and NEVER got use to the heat/humidity, even as a child.  I much prefer the shoulder seasons of Fall and Spring.

32. HUGS OR KISSES?  I am a Hugger if I believe the intended Huggee is amenable.

33. FAVORITE SWEET FOOD?  Cheesecake, Cannoli or Salted Caramel Apple Pie.

34. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?   "Growing Up" by Russell Baker.

35. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?  A PITT mouse pad my Daughter got as a freebie when she visited their campus in 2011.

36. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST?  Shameless on Netflicks.  Broadcast TV would have been a PBS cooking show as everything I like to watch on network tv(what little there is)is either off the air or in reruns.

37. FAVORITE SOUND?  Water or deep-toned wind chimes.

38. ROLLING STONES or BEATLES?   Never been a big fan of the Stones.  Was inculcated into the legion of Beatles fans as a young child by my older brothers.  The Stones never had a chance with me.

39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE TRAVELED?  Canada, Mexico, California, Florida and Maine.

40. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?   I have the brain of an absent minded professor.  I pick up odd bits and pieces of information and retain it, so after 50+ years of this I would probably make a very good Jeopardy or other trivia game contestant.
I am also very good as saving money.

41. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?  In Norfolk, Virginia, a couple/few weeks after Alaska became a US state but before Hawaii also joined the list of US states later that year.

So if you want to play along, post the questions and your answers on your own blog.



  1. "Growing Up" is right here on a table, ready for me to read it.

  2. You are so funny and I love you and miss you. You make me laugh and I so need to laugh right now. Thank you for being part of my life.

  3. #29 - we just saw FFJ last weekend; spouse has a review on his blog. recommended!

    #4 - liverwurst & swiss on whole wheat with french's mustard. YUM! or substitute lebanon bologna (salami) for the liverwurst.

  4. My answers are scheduled for Sunday. A nudist - how interesting.

  5. Interesting answers. I like feeling like I know you a bit better, but for heaven's sake, put some pants on once in a while LOL.

  6. Love the questions..and the answers lol. I with you on the Captain Crunch and no head cheese

  7. Thanks for posting this. It's fun to read who people are!


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