Time for a little Sunday Stealing (hosted by Bev Sykes) -- questions lifted from all over the blogosphere. This week's list was stolen from Phoenix, the Blogging Mama (private blog).
1. How has your life most benefited from the Internet? Whether it’s meeting people, cutting business overhead, finding rare collectibles, or simply sharing funny cat pictures, share how the web has made life easier.
Wow. Books have been written on this subject. The Internet has made life easier in so many ways, it would be hard to list them here. However, I do not share cat pictures. Well, not anymore.2. The getaway car is waiting outside – where is it taking you?
Well, obviously away from the scene of the crime. But seriously, I would love to take a trip anywhere. I just hate the planning and packing.3. Do you reply to comments on your blog? All of them? Or just the really interesting ones? Do you go back to check if the authors or the blogs you comment on reply to your comments?
I read all comments, and I do try to visit the commenters' blogs (if they have them). And I know it's an awful thing to admit, but no, I don't very often reply to blog comments unless there's some reason to (to answer a question, for instance). And I very rarely go back to check for replies to comments I've made. I'm a bad, bad blogger.4. On average, how long does it take you to make an important decision?
On average, forever. I'm lucky to have married a guy who makes really good decisions quickly and easily.5. Do you gather a lot of information prior to making the decision, or do you go with your gut in the heat of the moment?
Depends on the decision I'm having to make. Usually, I do both. Not a very efficient system.6. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned recently?
Tripping over lamp cords can do a lot of damage to an elderly body.7. What’s your hidden talent? Are you double-jointed? Can you sneeze the alphabet? Share your unique skill.
I don't have any hidden talents. Well, not any I'd be willing to share with the general public, anyway.8. Rate the level of intensity you have about wanting to know God – no desire, low priority, curious, great desire, high priority, desperate to learn more. Explain your answer.
I am not religious. I am, however, interested in religions and their attraction.9. What’s one of your nicknames? How did you get that nickname?
My family called me Joanie — I'm not really sure how that came about.10. What do you have to have with you when you travel? Why?
The hubby — he keeps me sane and remembers all the details I'm likely to forget. Dramamine if I'm flying — I tend to get airsick if the flight gets rough. And always, something to read.11. What do you think about reading books on an electronic reading device? Do you have an electronic reading device? Do you love it? Why? If you don’t love it, why not?
I do have several electronic reading devices and I really love 'em. I was skeptical at first, but I've become a huge fan. I still love reading print books too, but I read much faster on my iPad or Kindle.12. Do you prefer writing on paper or a keyboard? Why?
Well, I think I actually prefer writing on paper with a nice pen. Unfortunately, my hands and fingers have become so arthritic, I can't write more than a few sentences without getting really cramped up and sore. So I've been forced into using the computer for just about all my writing.13. If the shoes make the man (or woman), what do your shoes say about you right now? (Assuming you’re wearing shoes. Although if you’re not, that certainly says something, too.)
They say I like soft, comfy slippers in the morning.14. Describe your favorite pair of shoes.
A few years ago, I bought a pair of Ralph Lauren ballet flats from Zappos — soft black leather with a little fabric bow on the toes. They were so comfortable, I bought several more pairs. I've really loved them. Wore them just about everyday. The last pair is wearing out now, and I haven't been able to find anything to replace them. Bummer.15. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one ability or quality, what would it be?
I've answered this question in a lot of memes, and never been really satisfied with my answers. There are so many possibilities. Right now, I think my answer would be just to be a better, nicer, and more caring person. More other-oriented, not so bitchy. For instance, why am I sitting here playing with my computer when I should be out there volunteering in the community? Hmmm?BONUS: When they "cool sculpt" your body, where does the fat go?