Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday Stealing: Conversation Starters

Time for a little Sunday Stealing (hosted by Bev Sykes)  — questions lifted from all over the blogosphere.

This week's list is borrowed from Two Drifters and it's all about "Conversation Starters."

1. What do you think is the greatest television show of all time?
Wow, greatest show of all time? Too many to choose from. I guess if I had to pick just one, I'd have to say the original Star Trek. It's been so influential and has had such amazing staying power. I never get tired of re-watching it.
2. Would you rather win a Nobel Prize or an Academy Award?
And the Oscar goes to..... Definitely an Academy Award. I'd just like to thank everyone I've ever met.
3. What one food would you banish from this earth if you could?
Well, I'm not crazy about kale, but I don't know that it deserves to be banished. Just keep it out of my salad.
4. What’s the scariest story you’ve ever heard?
The tale of the 2016 US Presidential election.
5. Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
Hmmm. I haven't met that many famous people. And most of the ones I have met are no longer with us. Once met Leonard Cohen after a concert in Austin, and took him back to his hotel. Met Townes Van Zant several times over the years. I'm not really a celebrity collector.
6. What’s something you’ve done that most people wouldn’t know or guess about you?
No comment on this one, folks.
7. You’re strapped in a rocket ship about to go to the moon. Are you thrilled? Or terrified?
Probably both. Or maybe just amazed.
8. What is the correct way for toilet paper to sit on the roll?
With the paper coming over the top and from the front, NOT underneath and from the back. There should be no debate about that.
9. Talk about a mistake you made, or something you regret.
Never learned to play a musical instrument, and really wish I had. Too old to learn now.
10. What would be the best gift I could give you?
I don't really need many material things at this point in my life. I'd like someone to come up with a way to wipe out this current pandemic, before it wipes us out. If you could do that, you'd have my eternal gratitude.
11. What makes you feel better when you’re sad or stressed?
Spending time with the hubby. Almost always works. Unless he's the one making me sad or stressed.
12. What is the most romantic movie you’ve ever seen?
Hmmm. Hard question. I'm not a huge fan of romantic movies – I generally prefer mysteries or action films. I guess I'd say "Somewhere in Time" (with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour), or maybe "Doctor Zhivago" (Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, and a great cast).
13. What is the worst date you’ve ever been on?
It's been so many eons since I dated, I've sort of repressed all that. I know there were dozens of really dismal dates before I met Mr. Right. (Who is, by the way, napping in the bedroom down the hall right now.)
14. What is the glue that keeps couples together?
Well, love, I hope. And trust, of course.
15. What was your first crush.
My first crush was in first grade, and the young man's name was Ronnie (I think). I don't really remember his last name right now, but I'm sure I still have some school photos of him somewhere. As far as I know, he was completely unaware of my feelings, and never spoke a word to me that I can remember. I worshiped from afar.
16. When did your parents talk to you about the birds and the bees?
I don't remember ever having that discussion with an adult. It would have been a big help.
17. What is your greatest achievement?
Well, I'm officially among the elderly now and still getting around on my own. I've been married to the same man for over 50 years. I've never been in jail or rehab. I think those are achievements of a sort.
18. Were you close to your parents growing up?
Very close to my mom. My father died when I was ten and he had been very ill for several years before that. We were as close as his illness allowed us to be.
19. What was the most life-changing event you’ve ever experienced?
Two of them – one sad, one happy. My dad's death and my marriage.
20. Have you ever had a falling out with a friend? What happened?
Not as an adult. I'm sure it happened many times when I was a kid. Making friends gets harder as you get older – or at least that's how it's been for me. I try very hard to do whatever it takes to get along with the ones I've got.


  1. yes to #4, #9... I still want to learn ukelele....
    LeeAnna posting at Not Afraid of Color

    1. My husband has been trying to teach me to play the ukelele, but it's just never gonna happen. But you should keep trying!

      Thanks for the visit, and have a happy Sunday!

  2. Hey! Someone else who has been married over 50 years.

    I think of all who answered this week's questions the largest percentage answered #4 as the 2016 election. Let's hope that says something for the 2020 election.


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