While Australians don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. Personally, I am still very grateful and thankful that we’ve managed to make this far and not completely lose our minds. Or our kindnesses for others. We may have lost some people and furries along the way this year, but we’re all still kind. We haven’t, like some others, giving into grief and fear, and this year, that has been more important than ever!
- Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
Depends on the surprise to be honest. My partner remembering a figurine that I wanted on my birthday, when I had forgotten. I wanted it around Christmas, but it definitely wasn’t going to come out then. My partners mother showing up unannounced every time she’s in town, not such a nice surprise. She’s lovely, don’t get me wrong. But the amount of times we’ve been going out somewhere and we’ve had to cancel. She doesn’t send a text, she just rocks up. She lives three hours away, so it’s not like she’s popping in all the time. Last time I knew she was going to be around, I nearly bought extra food for her, but she never ended up staying, lol. The problem is we don’t know when she’s coming down either, she doesn’t actually tell anyone either way.
- What’s your favorite zoo animal?
It’ll always be the Lion/Lionesess. Like others though, I have hate/love relationships with Zoos. Some zoos out there are absolutely shocking, and the animals would actually have a better chance being free than in those places. Some Zoo’s though do actually really good work with conservation. During the up coming Christmas/Summer holidays, were planning on going to Monarto Zoo. Where you … the human … go into the cage while the Lions walk over you, well not literally on you of course. They even have a baby rhino you can “meet”, but I think that ends before we plan on going.
- What three things do you think of the most each day?
At the moment, when will this pain sciatica end. Will it ever go away.
Okay, don’t eat far too much today. You’re doing great and you’re stomach hasn’t been in pain for a month now…Keep going!
Underwear…Yes or Nay, lol
When, if ever, is taking a human life justified?
As others have said, I have no problem with euthanasia for people. After watching my Grandfather die of MRSA getting into his lungs. I don’t know how one couldn’t. We do it for our pets, because they’re in pain. Why we don’t for humans, who are terminal in pain and tired of fighting. Why we don’t, I don’t know. Saying that, I couldn’t actually do it myself.
Is it bad as well, that when I hear prolific child molesters getting killed in jail. I don’t feel bad. I also have no idea how I’d be if I saw someone trying to kill a child, or my someone I care about. I think, in the moment, I could.
Attitude of Gratitude Section (Always Optional)
Do small miracles exist?
Oh absolutely! You don’t have to look hard to find them either.
Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
I love ALL my meals. There are some days where I look more forward to one more than the other. Like Christmas morning, even though we have a huge lunch. We have a really yummy breakfast, it changes from year to year. But we always have a nice breakfast, before we head off to my Aunts for the big lunch. No wonder, I always fall asleep, lol.
Who do you admire most in the world?
I probably admire my Great Grandfather the most. He passed when I was about 2/3 years old. Too this day though, he still influences me. Every now and then I find something that he was interested in, that I too am interested in. He loved taking his daughter (my Gran) to plays, loved Shakespeare and he loved the Ancient Greeks. Before he passed, he was trying to learn Greek, to travel and see the sites. We found a book full of scribblings of his. That was only in my 20’s that we found that.
With the obvious restrictions in place, what do you regret not doing in the last year?
Learning how to draw earlier. I’m starting to get that feeling that I’ve wasted a lot of the year. It’s been hard to motivate myself. I’ll have days where I’ll start something, but then, there’s always that excuse to stop.
GRATITUDE SECTION: (Optional)
Feel free to share something you’re grateful for.
You…My sane blogging community!
Where do you feel most at home? Please be more specific than “at home, doh” please. It could be a room in your home, a person, a location…
I wish I hadn’t said anything now!lol…However, I was thinking about this question a lot. I think that where I feel most at home, where ever my heart feels the safest. See, I have my anxiety attacks when I feel uncomfortable or unsafe. So when I don’t feel like I’m about to have a heart attack, I must feel safe there.
Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?
Well I’m scared of horses, and I’m still learning to drive. Riding a bike, would also help to get me healthier =D
What song would you sing on “Karoke Night” (if you were forced to do so)?
I don’t really have a “song”. I just like to drink and then sing to anything. I do seem to sing to Bon Jovi at lot though. Not well, mind you,lol
University or life experience, which do you feel best prepares you for life?
Probably life itself. While University is great if you want to become say a teacher, or a doctor, or part of a trade. How many times have we seen though, people with degrees or doctorates coming from say Harvard or Yale, just not really actually good with people.
IT’S AN ATTITUDE – GRATITUDE! (Participation Always Optional Of Course)
What are you grateful for?
Too be able to breath, and know I’ve got those close.
I have decided to go with the Muggles questions this week. I just liked them better,lol
Melanie’s Muggle Questions:
I’m very short on time today (Sunday) so I’m borrowing from Rory and Sandmanjazz to fill the questions today:
Do our fears start with our DNA? (Credit to Rory)
I think so. I have this joke, that my sane side is thanks to my mum, and my crazier side is due to my Dad’s. It’s my mum’s side, that keeps my Dad’s inherited crazy side, sane,lol
If you could have your hair any colour for 24 hours, what colour would you choose? (Credit to Sandmanjazz)
When do you think a person gets old? (Credit to Rory)
I am very much of the thinking that you’re as old as you feel. Wait…Is that right? Some days I feel old, and then other days I feel younger than my age, then some other days I feel exactly my age.
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always this is optional)
Please feel free to write about an uplifting moment in your life this week!
I know that I’m posting this on September 11th. However, considering the current state of US affairs. With the Covid 19 deaths, now at least triple, if not more than the deaths on the 11th. I’m grateful your still here to read my blog. It’s means your safe, America seems really scary right now!
Muggle Questions (from Melanie):
What is the last song you sang along to?
“Not Ready to Make Nice” by the Dixie Chicks.
What was your scariest nightmare about?
I still can remember my scariest nightmare. It was all in black and white. I was tiny *think Honey I shrunk the kids* and I was getting eating alive by a snail. Even to this day I always freak out a little bit when I see a snail,lol.
What food do you crave most often?
What’s your grossest bug story?
Apart from killing mosquitoes, filled with my blood. I don’t think I really have any.
GRATITUDE SECTION (optional as always)
The laughs during this time!
I choose to go with the plain questions, as I am not a fan of the Harry Potter author,lol. She makes me feel physically ill.
Would You Rather Live 120 Years That Are Comfortable But Boring, Or Live Half As Long, But Have An Exciting Adventure Packed Life?
I think I would like to live the 120 years, but boring life. Nothing wrong with boring, as long as well though, I live alright into my 120 years. No point if I’m a vegetable or something.
What’s Something That Overwhelms You?
Twitter can sometimes overwhelm me. I start to realise after a bit, that I am just on it a bit TOO much. Then when I hop off of it, I feel so much better and then for the first couple of weeks, I don’t really go on…Then something always sucks me back in.
What Do or DID You Take For Granted?
I try not too, and I can’t remember the last time I did. But I think the thing I take mostly for granted is probably time. It has a lot to do with fear. Fear of myself, fear that I will fail. I guess in that way I take time for granted, no one is guaranteed the next day. I really have to get over my fears.
Gratitude: Please feel free to share some gratitude moments or thoughts you’ve had recently. This section is entirely optional.
Just being here and still being alive.
Where Do You Not Mind Waiting?
You know what, I don’t mind waiting at the Doctors. For some reason waiting at a Doctors seem to piss a lot of people off. If I’m at the Doctors to just get a prescription for a pill, I don’t mind waiting, because for all I know. The person that’s in with the Doctor, is getting some really BAD news. Bad news, that I am sure at some point in our lives, we will all have to wait for. Or they’re running late because earlier in the day they had to give bad news.
What Is In Your Fridge Right Now? (you’re not required to give a comprehensive list)
Food and Drinks…Hahahaha!lol….There is definitely left overs. A little chocolate, because when we put the heater on, it melts the chocolate. Definitely cider and coke…like coca cola…not coke coke,lol…There are lot of cans of sprite and 7up (lemonade). I usually like drinking them in the Summer, not Winter so much. So they tend to collect during Winter.
If You Could Only Speak One Word Today, What Would It Be?
Would You Rather Be Trapped In An Elevator Full Of Men With BO Or Three Soaked Dogs? (this is with the codicil that C-19 doesn’t exist)
THE DOGGIES! ALWAYS THE DOGGIES!
An Attitude of Gratitude
Please feel free to share something good about last week. This is NOT mandatory, it is just if you’d like to.
The new transfriend/people I have made this week on Twitter =D
In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic?
Nature. Just Nature itself. The birds, the bees…the planet. Am I completely lame?lol…Watching the clouds go by, keeping an eye on them, seeing if they’re “normal” clouds or “rain” clouds. Watching a bee push it’s way into flower. Watching a bee go after the only plant in the whole backyard, a weed. So now I’ve gone out and bought plants. Watching the birds swoop my cat,lol. Telling him to stay away, and rightly so! Watching a humpback whale come out of the sea. Nature is magic =D
(There’s tad and bits of whale, but start watching at 1:57).
Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been?
I haven’t actually been there, more like we’d drive past it. My cousins used to live near a mushroom farm! You didn’t even have to go in to the place to smell it, just needed to be the right temperature and the right wind…Smelly!
What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults?
Oh, my brother is really good at this. I am not so good at it, or cannot always tell when it’s happening too me.
What incredibly common thing have you never done?
I don’t know,lol…I am incredibly common…haha
Gratitude Section (Optional, as always)
Please feel free to share some gratitude that you experienced during the past week! 🙂
What this couple did was, get so upset by seeing the letters BLM on a road. They decided to take it upon themselves, to paint out these letters. What is HILARIOUS about this situation though, I was arguing with someone by the name of Brandon Straka Founder of “Walk Away”. The reasoning for his “side”? Us Liberals got all upset over a noose, that wasn’t a noose in the end. We were the snowflakes for getting upset about something, at the time, which looked like a noose (Bubba Wallace). Yet, the post we were on, was about two white people getting so offended by letters. That they took it upon themselves, to get paint and paint over said letters in the middle of a road. Not the noose situation. According to Brandon Straka, what these two “people” did was compassionate and morals, something someone like Liberals would never understand.
It was funny as well, because I was thinking to myself. If they didn’t get permission to do that, which I really doubted at the time they had. They were going to get into trouble…And they did! I didn’t expect the hate crime, but I did expect the vandalism.
Brandon is not a nice person. There was a Trump supporter, who was surprised that Brandon was commending it, as Brandon, is also the first to point out about the statues. The TS said “If we are having a go and telling people off for vandalising, then we need to hold ourselves to the same standards” Brandon called him “mentally ill”. All these other TS’s came to Jeff’s defence, because Jeff is actually right. Brandon didn’t “read Jeff” right. As I pointed out though, Brandon read what Jeff wrote, perfectly fine. In case they hadn’t noticed, anyone who doesn’t agree with Brandon Starka is just automatically “mentally ill”. Like I said to Jeff “Welcome to the Red Pill…Have Fun!”.
What do you think of professional motivational speakers? Do you think they motivate?
I think a really good one can. I’ve seen some in person and I’ve watched a couple of videos online. I think in order to be really good though, you need to be able to read your audience well. The biggest problem that I find is that after a while, the motivation tends to dissipate. So if you don’t motivate yourself in that time, you will lose it.
Do you have a favorite flavor?
Mint or Peppermint…Not always spearmint though…Weird, huh?lol
While out walking, you hear a rustling in some bushes. What do you think of?
My mind either goes blank or I start thinking “God, I hope that’s a possum or one of the local cats”lol…It always is,lol…Or it’s a bird of some kind.
What’s your ideal temperature (nature-wise)? Hot, cold, temperate and mild, humid or bone dry?
Either Springish type or Summer going onto Autumn weather. So warm, but not stupidly hot,lol. So a little warmer than temperate.
Attitude of Gratitude
That I got ask back to work!!! Woohoo!!!