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Default Nov 05, 2022 at 06:31 AM
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Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Good question; same question.

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Default Nov 05, 2022 at 10:59 AM
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What is a good motto to live by?
I'm gonna have to steal my state's motto for this one. "Live free or die."

Would you ever have a snake as a pet?

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Default Nov 05, 2022 at 11:17 AM
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The whole desiderata. It’s not as easy too remember as, keep calm and carry on. But I’ve found it to be a wonderful inspiration as a way to live life. Part of it is in my signature. The other motto I often repeat to myself is simply the word, KINDNESS. It reminds me to take a breath and try to see things from another POV before getting all bent out of shape.

A wonderful question, what motto do you live by?

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Default Nov 05, 2022 at 11:24 AM
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Oh, I missed a few posts! No I’ve never had a snake as a pet. Uff, no! My cousin scared me to death when we were kids. I lifted up a huge piece of metal and there was a snake under it, I screamed and dropped it on the snake. My cousin said snakes could travel underground faster than I could run and that he was mad at me. I couldn’t sleep for days waiting for the snake to get me!

If you could hire someone to help you would it be with, cleaning, yard work or cooking?

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Default Nov 05, 2022 at 12:30 PM
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favourite feel good book?

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Default Nov 05, 2022 at 02:11 PM
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Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Good question; same question.

(What is a good motto to live by?)

Some get stoned, some get strange,
Sooner or later, it all gets real.
Walk on.


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Q: Do you still send or receive greeting cards?

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(What is a good motto to live by?)

Some get stoned, some get strange,
Sooner or later, it all gets real.
Walk on.


-Walk On
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Q: Do you still send or receive greeting cards?
Some, yes

Favourite book currently?

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Default Nov 05, 2022 at 11:26 PM
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Right now the book I'm reading several times is Icebound by Jerri Nielsen. She was the doctor at the South Pole who developed breast cancer right after it became impossible to get a plane in or out of the South Pole and had to do her own biopsies and eventually the military did an air-drop to provide meds and supplies she needed. She was evacuated as soon as possible.

I'm interested because I'm fascinated by Antarctica; the breast cancer bit is secondary.



Same question: Favorite book currently?

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Default Nov 06, 2022 at 07:01 PM
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In Extremis. It's a fairly extensive biography of war correspondent Marie Colvin done by her friend Lindsey Hilsum. It covers everything from her early life on Long Island through her time in journalism and reporting on wars until her untimely death in Syria in 2012.

Once more: favorite book at the moment?

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Default Nov 09, 2022 at 02:11 PM
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The only other one I really have right now is my devotional for my Bible study group; Powerful Thinking by Joyce Meyer

Have you ever made a recipe you saw on social media?

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Default Nov 09, 2022 at 02:50 PM
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A: Nope, but I've been tempted.

Q: When is the last time you took a vacation?

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Default Nov 10, 2022 at 07:09 AM
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It's been just over five years. I went to Boston and New Haven, CT on a kind of family history investigation. It was a lot of fun and I learned quite a bit!

What is a skill set you wish you had?

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Default Nov 10, 2022 at 10:44 AM
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I wish I had an ear and eye for languages, especially old dead ones. I’d love to read the oldest bible in Aramaic and Gilgamesh in cuneiform and just for fun old Latin.

Same question, it’s a good one. What skill set do you wish you had?

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I wish I could cook meals that were worthy of actually eating

then perhaps I wouldn't spend half my life starving and wasting food.

do you think hospitals smell?. I always never fail to notice the smell connected only with a hospital. it's.... horrible, especially when you get home and it's on you.
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Default Nov 11, 2022 at 09:32 PM
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I only really smell soap in hospitals. But I worked in nursing homes and home health care for many years and got acclimated to some really horrible smells. So probably I'm not the best to answer this question.

Do you have a favorite scent soap/essential oil/perfume/etc?

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Default Nov 12, 2022 at 03:27 PM
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Yes. My favorite scent in the world was the way my sister always smelled, which was of Lauren Perfume and Marlboro cigarettes. She never smelled ashy, always a rich floral scent with the slight, fragrant Marlboro scent. And a tiny bit of leather tossed in, since she wore leather of some kind...a leather jacket, leather boots, leather mini skirt, leather bag, leather gloves. She had the scent of a rock star and I loved it. It smelled like talent and music and hard work, movement, lights, fun, a show, a crowd of happy people who would have a memory of something amazing.




Q: Same, pretty much. Name a scent that you love because it gives you a wonderful memory.

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Default Nov 12, 2022 at 03:35 PM
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pine always reminds me of being out in the woods/hiking/skiing.

what scent do you hate the most?

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Default Nov 12, 2022 at 04:20 PM
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Burnt coffee. Spent a lot of summers cooped up in a camper with my family when I was young, ugh, burnt coffee. They all drank that vile stuff except me. To this day I don’t drink coffee. Not even the fancy kinds.

Would you rather vacation in Alaska or Hawaii? Why?

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Default Nov 13, 2022 at 11:20 AM
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Alaska, hands down. If you're far enough in the woods or up the mountain, you have a sunrise or a sunset or just a great view that's all yours. The beaches of Hawaii, to me, is static and crowded. The mountains in Alaska are dynamic and singular.

What is one item that you will pay the name brand price for?

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What is one item that you will pay the name brand price for?
When I lived in the US:

Domino sugar. The store brand was too often hard as a rock and needed to be broken up with an ice pick. Also Kellogg's corn flakes because the taste and texture was better than the no frills options. A couple more, but otherwise, there were a lot of store brand things that were quite good. For example, the Shoprite store brand chocolate hazelnut spread (imported from Italy) was yummier than US-based Nutella (made in New Jersey for US distribution). The Nutella available in Czech Republic is made in Poland or Czech Republic. Other brands available of this product in CZ are made in places like Sweden, nowadays. Not from its original source in Italy.

What is/are your favorite Christmas cookie(s) or cookie in general?

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