Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Stealing - Something Different

So, I'd a whole 'nother post planned today ...
but I found this week's questions too intriguing to pass by.
­čśĆThanks, Bev!

Something Different

What is a normal thing that took you an embarrassingly long time to learn?
The subtle art of applying cosmetics ... so as not to resemble a 'working girl.'

In what ways are you old-fashioned?
Bradley Walker says it best ...

What is the best sandwich you've ever eaten?  Where did you get it?  What made it so delicious?
I can't think of anything that beats a Fuddruckers burger.

What are you currently not bragging about that you should totally brag about?
In spite of some rocky times in his youth, my son's determination, and work ethic resulted in their buying Lois' dream home a couple years ago (on the occasion of their 23rd anniversary!).  Although he didn't take a day off in nearly 6 years while building his business, nowdays Troy's stepped back.  He cherishes his family, his faith and his country.  He's my hero!

What food have you never tasted and are most interested in trying?
Jack mentioned it just the other day!  Turnips.

What history facts were you surprised to learn because it was never covered in school.
My son (a history buff), recently shared something that floored me:

"The Federal government demand that (Robert E.) Lee himself pay his taxes in person.  He sent his wife, but the money was not accepted from a woman.  When he could not pay the taxes, the government began burying dead Union soldiers on his land.

The government is still burying people there today.
It is now called Arlington National Cemetery." 

What is something that you waited entirely too long to start or stop doing?  What made you say, "Why did I wait so long?
I quit my 40+ years smoking habit after DH was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013.   Sorry I can't answer the second part because I still miss it.

What socially expected thing do you hate doing the most? 
Asking my boss, "How was your weekend?"
Not once in 15 years (next month) has she ever asked about mine.
What thing about polite society really grinds your gears?
Political correctness (yuk!)

What is something about your city that I should know if I'm going to visit?  
Given the desert's low humidity, visitors are fooled into thinking Phoenix isn't that hot ..... and are likely to become dehydrated before they know it.
Correct me if I'm wrong, Betty, but I think we had several 115-degree days in a row with only 3% humidity.

What is the hidden 'must see' that you always tell friends and visitors to not miss?


What do you miss most about childhood?
Living in Los Alamos (NM)

What 'fact' did you learn in school that is not true or no longer true?
The Russians  (Khrushchev) were to be feared at all costs.
Call me naïve, but someday I hope to see an alliance of the two most powerful nations in the world.

What's your favorite piece of useless trivia?
It may take 100 years before a saguaro cactus can grow its first arm.

What's your best go-to homemade 'lazy' meal?
I never get tired of throwing together an omelet with whatever's available.

What's the title of this current chapter in your life?

What is a habit or practice that you learned form your childhood that you didn't realize was 'weird' until you were an adult?
Dad wasn't a big bread eater ..... but it was present at every meal because he needed a 'pusher.'   If there are random peas or corn kernels on my place I still help myself to a 'pusher.'

Have a wonderful new week, m'friends!

Hugs from Phoenix,