Musings From A Bookmammal

Sunday Stealing–Random XV

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1. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet? Wow–that IS pretty random! I have no idea. I probably have a pair of dressy shoes way back in the closet that I bought years ago for some specific outfit for a specific event and then never wore again.

2. Did you buy Girl Scout cookies this year? If so, what variety? I bought two boxes of Thin Mints. Is it just my imagination, or were there  A LOT MORE cookies in each box back when I was selling these?

3. Do you know how to ballroom dance? Nope. I’m not a good dancer at all. I do love to watch really good dancers.

4. Were you a responsible child/teenager? Yes—I was definitely a rule-follower.

5. How many of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies did you see? I don’t even remember what any of them were! I haven’t gone to the movies much at all lately—there just isn’t a lot out there that I want to see these days.

6. If you’re going to have a medical procedure done, such as having blood drawn, is it easier for you to watch someone else having the procedure done or have it done yourself? I don’t like to watch—I won’t even watch when I have my own blood drawn. I’m just fine if I look away and don’t think about what’s happening.

7. What is your favorite day of the week and why? I love Sundays—I usually have all my weekend chores and obligations completed and can spend the day however I choose. There’s usually some combination of reading, cooking, playing with pets, and napping involved.

8. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? Years ago, from a fellow teacher—“You’re the kind of teacher that I’d want for my own child.”

9. Do hospitals make you queasy? Not really.

10. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card? A bookstore, of course! Except I wouldn’t–see #13. 🙂

11. Are you true to the brand names of products/items? I’m brand-loyal for some things—for example I only buy Crest toothpaste, Heinz ketchup, and Lays potato chips. But not so much for others—I’ll buy whatever peanut butter or tuna is on sale. I’m not sure why there’s a difference, but there is!

12. Which is more difficult: looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when he/she is telling you how he/she feels? Hmm. . . I think it’s easier for me to look into someone else’s eyes when they’re doing the talking, because that’s how I gauge their truthfulness. On the other hand, it’s harder for me when I’m doing the talking because I’m afraid that I’ll say more than I may want to reveal through my eyes.

13. What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé? I’m very proud of decisions I made in the past that now allow me to be completely financially independent and have absolutely no debt except for my car payment and my mortgage.

14. What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made? I’m stuck on this one. . .  let’s move on.

15. What’s your personal anthem or theme song? I don’t have a theme song, but my motto is “You do what you have to do.” Sometimes you just have to push through and get to the other side, even if it’s not fun. Don’t talk about it, don’t complain about it, just do what you have to do.

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Author: bookmammal

I love books, reading, writing, cooking, eating, reading while eating, and sharing thoughts about all of the above–plus a bit more! I usually post about topics relating to books and literacy during the week, and then participate in a variety of non-bookish memes on the weekend. Please feel free to join in! Some random things about me– –I have multiple bookshelves in every room of my home except the bathroom. They’re all filled to bursting. They help to make my house my home. –I have two cats who I love dearly, but who I definitely do NOT dress in human clothing. Ever. –I’ve never had a cavity. –I make a mean spaghetti sauce. –I’m a newcomer to yoga and I love it. –My day is not complete without a little chocolate.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Stealing–Random XV

  1. Being debt free was important to our retirement…and we kept it that way except for the RV payment.

  2. I love your Sundays! That sounds so good 🙂

    The compliment I received mirrored yours. I was just so touched. It makes me teary now just thinking about it 🙂

  3. Your Sundays sound delicious! 🙂

  4. That is a most excellent compliment. Bravo! We also have worked hard to be debt free. It is the right thing to do.

  5. You know, I really should focus on acting out number 15. You’re spot on!

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