Fandango’s Provocative Question # 9 – part 2

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Fandango’s Provocative Question # 9 part 2

Fandango has another whopper for us this week. I already answered the first part of this but I thought I’d answer the part 2 too (pun intended).

As a blogger, do you enjoy ‘virtual relationships’? Do you consider them to be real?”

Yes, I enjoy ‘virtual relationships’ in fact I like them better than most IRL relationships. While it is true that not every virtual relationship is all encompassing, most people don’t know everything about me; the same is true of my interpersonal relationships. Frankly there’s only one person who really knows all of me and he’s sitting across the table.

Virtual relationships take on a special meaning for an introvert, even an extroverted introvert such as I (yes there is such a thing). What makes on-line (I’m just going to use that instead of virtual all the time) relationships special for me is simple expedience. They are available whenever I need them to be and they can be as deep or as shallow as I want them to be. That makes them very important and very real.

We have things in common, things we share. We have differences wide and varied that make for fascinating and illuminating discussions. I look forward to this prompt every week partly because I love reading everybody’s opinion. I have on-line a much more diverse demographic than I would ever have in person.

So, yeah, I like virtual relationship and they’re as real as anything else in this wacky world of ours. Do NOT get me started on the “Matrix” theory.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

 

 

Fandango’s Provocative Question # 8

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Fandango has another of those wonderful provocative questions this week.

When was the last time you did something for the very first time? What was it that you did?

Hmmm, this is pondersome. I really don’t want to go back to the 50’s when I started walking or even the 70’s when I became a mother, although those were both definitely “firsts.” Every time I think “oh yeah there was the very first time I …” right on the heels of the thought comes the “oh wait, I did something like that before.” So just for the sake of argument and my sanity, I’m going to just go with this.
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Just Jot it January day 3

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Brought to you by Lindaghill.com – #jusjojan. Do stop by and join in the fun.

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 3rd, is your blog. Why did you start blogging? How did you come up with your theme, if you have one? How has it changed your life? Tell us about your blog in your jot! Enjoy! Continue reading “Just Jot it January day 3”

Just Jot It January #1

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Linda over at Lindaghill.com started up the Just Jot It January set of prompts and it looks like fun so let’s have a lash, shall we.

Today’s prompt: Resolutions or anything you want.

I don’t really do resolutions. I don’t think I’ve ever kept one up for more than a few months, so I do “intentions.” I know it sounds funny but it takes some of the pressure off when I “intend” to do things rather than “resolve” to do things. Words are powerful things. Continue reading “Just Jot It January #1”

Mystery Blogger Award

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The Rules

1 Put the award logo/image on your blog.
2 List the rules.
3 Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4 Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6 Answer the questions provided by your nominator.
7 Nominate 10- 20 people.
8 Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
9 Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny
question (specify).
10 Share a link to your best post(s).

Big Thank you to Chris Hall at Lunas on line for the nomination and to Okoto Enigma for creating the award (link doesn’t seem to be working).

Three things about myself:
1 I love cranberries, just raw, dusted with a little sugar.
2 I haven’t watched TV in over 12 years, although I do watch some DVDs.
3 I have over 147 books (both Ebooks and hard copies) in my “to be read” stack.

Chris’s Questions:

What song will always get you on the dance floor?

I Get Around by Dragonette  I Get Around

What’s your signature dish? Baked wild sockeye salmon

If you could meet any author throughout the whole of history, who would it be and why? William Shakespeare. Why? Did I mention it was Shakespeare? And to assure him that someday, people will appreciate his work.

If you could only read one book genre for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? High Fantasy. I love getting lost in worlds filled with dragons and magic.

Which do you prefer: jelly beans or fish fingers with custard (this is the silly question!!)

Jelly beans but only if they’re black.

My questions:

1 Is a hotdog a sandwich? (This is the silly one)
2 What’s the best kind of pet to have? (Dog? Cat? Goldfish? etc.)
3 Is abstract painting (i.e. Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse) really “art”?
4 Where do you find your inspiration?
5 What kind of prompt to you enjoy more, word or picture?

Link to your best post? That’s tough, define “best.” I mean really I like them all or I wouldn’t post them. That being said, this one particularly speaks to me. Medicine Wheel.

When I’m nominated for awards I answer the questions posed to me and write questions of my own if requested. I don’t nominate others. It’s time consuming, I can never remember who does awards and who doesn’t and I have a dreadful fear of leaving someone out. So, feel free to join in the fun with your own answers to any or all of the questions and consider yourself nominated because, let’s face it … YOU ROCK!

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

30 Day Song Challenge – Day 25

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Today’s prompt: A song you like by an artist no longer living

Oh, man! That’s tough. I’m a child of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, there are just so many great artists that didn’t make it. Musicians that I idolized like the rest of my generation. Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Freddy Mercury, Ritchie Valens, Jim Morrison, John Denver, and of course the late great Jim Croce. I’ve always thought of Jim Croce as one of the greats.  I remember when it happened. I was sitting in my car in the high school parking lot in southern California, the radio announced the news, I sat and cried through the next 5 songs (all Croce’s), I skipped class and drove out to the local reservoir, staring at the water and the mountains wondering how the hell life could be so unpredictable. Ahhh, the lessons of youth. On a brighter note, one of the classics he left behind.

Working at the Car Wash Blues

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Wide Eyed Wanderings – Christchurch, NZ

With a mixture of reluctance and relief we spent our last night in Kyoto, Japan. A fond farewell to Nijo-jo a night’s sleep and we were ready to begin our adventure to New Zealand. The overnight flight was comfortable and we were well cared for on Thai Airlines. After arrival, we spent the day recuperating and honestly, didn’t have a chance to see much of the city. There are numerous cultural and natural activities that are well worth the time to see but for us, this was a brief stop before continuing our journey.

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Let’s play 20 questions. OK how about 17.

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I have had a rather disappointing day. Visit with Dr. this morning did NOT go as I wanted and I’m filled with questions and frustrations. So, to snap myself out of my rather maudlin frame of mind, I thought I’d answer some of Teresa’s questions from the haunted wordsmith

Today’s Questions:

  1. Do you prefer to type, write with a pen, or write with a pencil?
  2. If you had to stay up all night, what is one thing that would keep you awake?
  3. Kermit the Frog – Muppets or Sesame Street (versions)?
  4. If you died in ancient Egypt, would your heart be lighter than a feather?
  5. Mythology: Greek, Norse, Roman, or another culture?
  6. What sport would you watch in person but never on television?
  7. If you had a tag line for your life, what would it be?
  8. How do you like your chicken (besides cooked)?
  9. If your kitchen could talk, would it have a horror story?
  10. If you could spend one day with any actor/actress where would you go and what would you do?
  11. What is your favorite museum to visit?
  12. What is the most exotic place you would like to see?
  13. Eco travel – would you be caught zip lining through the Amazon, sleeping in an ice cave in the North, or volunteering in the Galapagos?
  14.  What is your favorite flower?
  15. Do you like your birthstone? (If no, which month do you like better?)
  16. You struck gold, but it’s not your mine…what do you do?
  17. Would you have survived the Oregon Trail?

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FPQ # 2 – Thoughts from a Wisea**

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Here we go with round two of Fandango’s Provocative Questions. These are kind of fun, make me think. Oh wait did I just use “fun” and “think” in the same sentence? lol

What do you think is more useful: intelligence or wisdom, and why do you feel that way?”

Oooooh, this is a good one. An issue of which I have deep personal knowledge. For you see, grasshopper, I am both intelligent and wise and IMHO, wisdom trumps intelligence every time.  

Wow, that sounded a wee bit arrogant even to me. Let me explain.

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Liebster Awards 1 & 2

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I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award a couple of times recently and, honestly, while I am honored beyond belief; I’ve been so busy traveling that I kind of put them on the back burner. I’m going to combine both nominations into one post for my own convenience and nobody else’s and hope nobody’s offended. Here we go:

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