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Sunday Funday Questions

Via The Haunted Wordsmith

1. Who is one fictional character you would love to see more of?

– Lots! Mrs. Maisel, Grace & Frankie, all the main GOT characters like Dani, Jaime, Tyrion, Cersei, Varys, Samwell, Jon, Arya, etc.

2. Early to bed, early to rise … or I’ll sleep when I’m dead?

– Generally I’m in bed around 11pm and asleep by midnight (I’ll usually read a bit of garbage news first and/or blogs). I’m always up early and never sleep past 7am, but usually am awake way before that, between 5-6am.

3. Have you ever complimented someone but thought the complete opposite?

– Probably, but I can’t remember doing this specifically. If I want to compliment someone I dislike or give a positive review to something I didn’t much care for, I can find a way to creatively not lie outright. Not that I have a problem with lying outright if I have to. Life is complicated.

4. What is your favorite classic arcade or computer game (MS-DOS age)?

– Ladybug.

5. If you had to pick one song that best represented your life, what would it be?

– Stones by Neil Diamond.

6. Which Halloween character would best stand a chance against Santa Claus and his elves?

– The Night King. (Sorry, GOT on the brain.)

7. You can swap lives with one historical figure for a day…who would it be and why?

– Eva Braun, to kill H* early on.

8. Aliens have landed…do they come in peace?

– Sure, they even brought cookbooks. 😂


Selling Points [flash 123]

“This is a very special property,” Bob the broker told the prospective buyers. “You’re basically sequestered with lots of privacy. Only a tiny percentage of homes have such a large back yard.”

Henry the husband nodded enthusiastically. “I can definitely imagine taking a snooze back here by the tranquil koi pond. Why does the owner want to sell?”

Bob made a sad face. “She decided to move back to Japan. Her husband died suddenly and she wants to be with her family.”

“I love it!” Wendy the wife exclaimed. She walked around the back yard and stopped at the pond to peer into it. “Oh look, Henry. Their Halloween display must have fallen in. It’s a man with a knife in his back.”


Photo prompt and the words Japan, tranquil, and koi provided by The Haunted Wordsmith.

Playing with Time

Writing in wordbursts for NaNo has already helped to clarify something in my current story. At first, I thought I’d go back and forth chronologically. I begin with a phone call alerting the protag to her brother’s death. Then I go back 20 years to when her brother introduced her to her soulmate. Then up I go for the funeral. Then back to loverboy. Up, back. I assumed I’d continue this format to the end even though it’s unwieldy.

But noooo! It’s confusing. And possibly annoying to the reader. I had an epiphany today. When I go back the first time, I’m gonna stay back and finish the whole love connection dealio, then pop up to the present where everything gets tangled into a ginormous ghostball.

As I said, I’ve no desire to edit. I conquered that danger by poasting my writing in a secret blargh. No editing. Nope. All good. (Biting edity fingers.)

Sunny & Share

A Guy Called Bloke nominated me for another Sunshine Award! I can only assume that I’m getting all these awards lately because I’m just so gosh-darned cheerful and upbeat all the fricken time. The hills are alive with the sound of meeezick! 🎶

Okay, so here’s the dealio. I’m busy. I work all day and then have a part-time gig and also NaNo. I don’t wanna schlep around tagging peeps, copying links, poasting rules, and coming up with new questions. If you wanna play, just have at it. But if the blog police come around, we don’t know each otter, capice? 😂

That said, I like Rory’s weirdass questions, so I’m gonna answer them.

1. What’s the most fun you have ever had without being under the influence of something or someone?

– Probably when my daughter and I took a quick trip to Seattle and serendipitously found a Chihouly glass garden near the Space Needle and also had incredible sushi (back when I was still eating it).

2. What’s the most fun you have ever had without the obvious, naked?

– Professional massage (almost naked). Love love love them.

3. What’s the most fun you have ever had whilst under the influence of something or someone?

– That one time when a lying liar apologized for being a narcissistic asshole and I got confused or took too many meds or something, so everything was sublime for a very short time, until I had to face reality once again. The end.

4. What’s the stupidist question l have ever asked of you?

– You packed the parachutes, right?

5. What’s the question you want to answer but no one yet, even me has not yet asked you?

– Will you please take this cursed $100M fortune off my hands?! 💰

6. What’s your suggestion for the Christmas Challenge?

– Everyone send gifts to me. I will choose my favorite and write a poem about it.

7. What is the craziest blog you have ever read, and l don’t mean mine?

– That mime guy’s. Couldn’t understand a word he was saying.

8. What is the theory of what is?

– Que sera sera.

9. What is the colour red when mixed with Tripping the Light Fantastic?

– Pistols at dawn.

10. What is the answer to the Dodo, like seriously why?

– Mimi tutu.

11. And finally, what is the answer to this riddle?

– Base two.

Batter Up [SOCS]

Interesting stream of consciousness Saturday prompt: we open a book and the first thing we point to is what we write about. I’ve got Soul Food by Jack Kornfield & Christina Feldman right here, don’t even know why, can’t remember buying it, but I’m opening it up right now… page 144…

“We have not yet plumbed the depths and possibilities of our own awareness.”

How true this is. We’re just a bunch of blind bats flying into the cave walls and crashing down to die in a mountain of bat poop. Those few moments between birth and death, when we’re fluttering madly, before we bash our bat brains out, is when we think we’ve accomplished something, lol. Look at me! I’m doing so much better than those other bats! (Smash.)

I suppose this book is going to tell me how I can become aware of something or other before I hit the wall and die, disintegrating into bat goo indistinguishable from every other bat that was ever born, which is why I spent [can’t find price tag] on it. Maybe it was a gift. Thanks, whoever bought me woo woo self-help actualization type book. I love these things. 🙄

Hard to believe I bought it, but I guess I might have occasional moments of trying to connect with muh spirituality. Such as it is. Okay then. That’s all I can do here. Should have opened the art cat book. 🐱

Dramatic Sunset

Unfortunately, I couldn’t make this fit one of today’s prompt words, but I wanted to share it regardless. So pretty! No filters! Look at those colors. 💕

Today was a good first day of NaNo. I wrote around 700 words before work and 850 after. All on a situation I know absolutely nothing about: a Catholic funeral. Sokay, I haz a little halp from a friend. 🙂


Quickie Q’s

I wrote over 700 words on my novel this morning before work, yayyy! That’s why I didn’t do my usual massive blog read/feed, sorries. But I did grab some fun questions over at Teleporting Weena, so I can keep up my daily poasting habit.

1. How long have you been blogging?

– Since around 2004. I’ve had this blog since 2011, though I’ve been less active at times.

2. Do your friends and family support you in this?

– No one cares.

3. Which is your favorite time of the day?

– Whenever I’m not in pain.

4. What would be your dream vacation?

– Staying home with my kitty.

5. What genre of movies you like best?

– Romcoms.

6. What do you wake up to?

– Meows or just darkness.

7. Are you a morning person?

– More like an afternoon person. Why is this never an option. Remember “Afternoon Delight?” That’s my theme song!

8. What motivates you?

– Not living out of a shopping cart.

9. How do you think your friends see you?

– Moody, crabby, grumpy, cranky.

10. What would be your idea for saving the environment from pollution?

– Get rid of humans.

11. Happy or peaceful, what is more important to you?

– Peaceful, which to me means stress-free. Happiness implies transitory joy, which will disappear and then you’ll long for it again and be sad. Meh.

Eleven, my favorite. 🙄

Where Tags Come To Die

The lovely Jay-lyn nominated me for yet another Sunshine Award and guess how many questions I have to answer? Yup. ELEVEN. 🙄🙄🙄 As per my SOP, I am not tagging anyone, but I encourage everyone who hasn’t done one of these yet to copy Jay’s questions and answer them on your own blog.

Thank you, Jay, for these great questions:

1. Do you believe in true love?

– Well, I’m not sure we all define it the same way, but do I believe that two people can, soon after meeting, discover a mutual and intensely fulfilling physical, emotional, and intellectual connection that builds into a caring and committed bond that lasts a lifetime… sure, why not? I think it has happened to other people.

2. Summer or Winter?

– Summer.

3. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?

– Idk, I don’t really like to travel and leave my kitty. 🐱

4. Have you ever sat in your car and cried for no reason other than being sad?

– I usually have a reason for being sad. But yes.

5. Science Fiction or Fantasy?

– Not clear on the difference here. SciFi is like Star Trek and fantasy is dragons? Can’t mix those, I suppose, but why not? I liked the original Star Trek and the movies with those characters a lot, but I also liked the one with Chris Pine (no, I don’t want to hear about his penis), but I love love love Game of Thrones. However, that’s kind of a one-off; I didn’t love dragon stuff before and I doubt I will again. So… yeah. Idk.

6. If you could be any fantasy character what type would you be?

– A dragon! Purple obviously.

7. If you discovered the secret to slowing down the aging process would you use it?

– On myself? How would that work? I’d quit aging, so I’d never retire, but my bosses would, and then I’d have to look for a new job? Gahhh. What about my kids ~ they’d age past me and die?! That sounds pretty horrible actually. 😢

8. Walking through the forest you come upon a large tree with a door in it, do you open the door?

– No, that seems like a bad idea. Might be a dragon in there.

9. If you opened the door in the above question what did you find?

– Dragon, hello.

10. If you did not open the door in question 8 why not?

– Probably a drug dealer’s stash. Best not to know or to leave fingerprints. In a novel, the protagonist would of course open the door, which would cause a cascade of unnecessary problems and then of course end in true love. But before that… ughhh drama!

11. Favorite all time Halloween costume.

– Devil with a blue dress on.

Here Comes The Sun

And it goes up to eleven!!!11!! 😱😜😖

Supernova thank you to Pensitivity101 for the nom. You can click the link to see all the rules. I’m not a big fan of poasting rules or tagging bloggers for awards. Not that I don’t appreciate being honored. Far as I’m concerned, all my readers are nuggets of golden sunny bliss and should answer the questions if they wish. Naturally I shall add an additional question so that there will be twelve of them. Why would someone stop at eleven? So cray cray.

1. If you could be a flower, what would you choose to be and why?

– Something deadly. Obvious reasons.

2. What is your favourite meal ? (one, two or three courses allowed)

– In the morning, coffee or hot tea and a pastry. Any other time, seafood pasta or a steak salad and iced tea.

3. What is you favourite song, and why?

– Hotel California, long version. Because it’s awesome.

4. What is your favourite season of the year?

– Fall. But the Santa Ana winds suck. I’ve been waking up every day with the stuffies and itchies. 😡

5. Are you closest to friends, family or your pets?

– My daughters. 💜💛 But Gatsby 🐱 is my sweetie and my friends are fab!

6. Do you prefer living in the city or the country?

– Suburbs not too far from city life.

7. Which do you prefer, reading or writing?

– Both. You can’t be a good writer without constant reading. I love reading poetry, for one thing, along with all the great stories from the bloggers in my feed. Honestly, I’ve been neglecting my Kindle books because of it, oh well.

8. Are you left or right handed?

– Right.

9. Do crowded places bother you?

– It depends. If they’re super noisy, yes. If people are squashing up next to me, YES. But if there are merely lots of people and lots of space, such at a fairgrounds, then I’m fine.

10. Would you prefer a walk in the woods or a walk along the beach?

– I love hearing the waves, but since I can do that anytime, I’ll choose woods.

11. Can you keep a secret?

– Of course. I work at a law firm.

12. How do you think the world/humanity will end? (Thought I’d finish up on a cheery note.)

– I used to think war/nukes, and it could be that, but now I’m starting to go with the horrific plague version. Maybe that’s just wishful thinking cuz it’s nice to imagine all the critters left, going on as they would, without us messing up the planet further. Of course idk what would happen with the nukes already in existence if people failed to rotate them every year or whatever they do to follow proper maintenance. Speaking of, I got a recall notice on my Corolla, so annoying, gahhh!

Nine? I’m already angry!

Fandango tagged me to choose NINE songs that would get me in the mood to kill. People need music for this? That’s my normal state of mind. But anyway… what’s up with nine? Why not eight, a fabulous number, or ten, Monk’s favorite number, which I like too? Obviously I’m irritated by NINE, and the more I think about it the murderier I feel. I just said I don’t like nine yesterday. GRRRR!



2. “How to be insensitive”


3. “I’m the only one”




5. “Take another piece…”




7. “Betcha think this song is about you”


8. “Gonna walk all over you!”