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Q & A – 25 Question Challenge

Megan from Megan Has OCD did a Q/A and invited readers to tag and answer them, too.  I don’t so much know how to tag, so I have put the questions below with my own answers and have linked back to Megan.  Enjoy!!!

25 Get to Know Me Q’s

1. What is your middle name?: LaMoyne and, no, I did not give my son that middle name.  Dad was upset.

2. What was favorite subject at school?: English, then Math, then Science.  I still love all three, but did all my degrees in teaching and English.

3. What is your favorite drink?: I drink mostly water, tap water, as a matter of fact.  I do have hot tea when I eat out at Denny’s and decaf coffee at Cracker Barrel.

4. What is your favorite song at the moment?: That song changes so much, but “We’re not Royals” by Lourdes (sp?) is high up on my list – I do love classical, though.

5. What is your favorite food?: Since I went Vegan, my favorite food has become Old-fashioned Oatmeal and also seasoned fries from our local Denny’s.   Follow that with several items from Food Fare (their mock chicken salad and vegan choc chip cookies!).

6. What is the last thing you bought?: Vitamin B tablets and Valerian root capsules from Amazon.  I love Amazon.

7. Favorite book of all time?: I think I will put Maia by Richard Adams up there for now.  I love a lot of books, but that one kinda haunts me a lot.

8. Favorite Color?: My favorite color is powder blue or baby blue.

9. Do you have any pets?: I have a cat, Tamika.  Funny, but she looks so much like Megan’s cat, Chester!

10. Favorite Perfume?: I don’t wear perfume, but Wind Song was always one of my very favorites.

11. Favorite Holiday?: I love Christmas and Halloween.  Christmastime makes me happy.  The fall weather and being spooked are great, too.

12. Are you married?: Did that one twice.  Might try again, but I am pretty picky now about anyone wanting to be that permanent.

13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?: I did a quick trip to Canada once.  My big trip was in summer of ’76 when I went as a First Tenor with Sounds of Hope to Europe for 28 days to tour and sing.  Visited a lot of places – England, Austria, and Holland stick most in my mind.

14. Do you speak any other language?: I dabble at Spanish.  I have told people I speak it fluently, but did not understand what I was saying.  I suppose the proper term is that I can read/pronounce it fluently 🙂

15. How many siblings do you have?: I have a younger sister.  We get along well.

16. What is your favorite shop?: The outside place I visit most is Walmart (sorry, too many things to be able to get in one stop).  But my favorite is Amazon!  I sell for our local library and buy for me.

17. Favorite restaurant?: Denny’s and Cracker Barrel.  Denny’s is for the staff; Cracker Barrel is for the food.

18. When was the last time you cried?: I teared up Sunday night.  TV people had to show Beth dying on Walking Dead again in review.  I took that one hard.  I tear up a lot at TV and movies.  I allow it.  Why not?

19. Favorite Blog?: Well, mine, of course! 🙂  It’s where I spend the most time!

20. Favorite Movie?: I love movies.  It’s really hard to name a favorite, but…  Little Mermaid and Bicentennial Man have been watched most often by me.  I haven’t watched them in awhile…it’s about time to try number 84 on Little Mermaid, I think.  Otherwise, love action, suspense, and movies with a good solid plot and decent acting.  I watch a lot of “b” movies and those are fine, but it’s ones like Kiera Knightley in Pride and Prejudice that really get to me.

21. Favorite TV shows?: I had gotten almost completely away from TV and watched everything on my PC, but I am back to it now.  I love escaping in TV.  My favorites right now are Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The 100, Bones, Friends, and Z Nation (though I may deny that if you ask).  I grew up as one of those 77+ hour-a-week TV children.  It kept me company through meals, homework, and when I played with modeling clay.  No permanent damage that I can see. lol

22. PC or Mac?: What’s a Mac!?

23. What phone do you have?: I have an AT&T LG.  Not a smart phone; don’t want a smart phone.

24. How tall are you?: 5’10.5″

25. Can you cook?: Yes, I can cook 🙂 In fact, I truly enjoy it.  It’s not near as much fun for one, but then again, I always eat what I cook.  I tend to mess with recipes unless I truly love them.  Right now, would love a simple recipe for Vegan Chocolate Chip cookies.  I buy them at Earth Fare and may try to buy ingredients and make them myself.  We will see.


Thanks for reading…as Megan stated, feel free to tag, link, whatever and do this yourself.  I, like her, enjoy reading them all.  If you have any other questions you want answered, let me know.  If I get several, I may do this again.



What They Can Know

I was relearning how to get my messages in Facebook last night and today. It seems that I have had quite a few, actually, since July, and have not read them well. So, I took the time last night and today to catch up and answer a lot of them.

People were very patient with me. They picked right back up from almost 5 months ago and answered when I replied. Too bad work was never that way.

Anyway, while I was looking, I did some clicking and copy and paste on some things. I found a conversation I had with someone back in early May and read through it. It brought back memories.

Then, I copied/pasted that conversation forward. I had, when done, 205 pages of conversation with that one person! Now, it was spread out with the names and pictures included, but it also had words, times, and dates of all the conversations I have had with that person back through May and I didn’t see how far back I could to. I went to April 26th and my computer slowed way down and started having problems; however, Facebook was still showing that it was going back, so at least 6 months.

Do you realize that means FB has every conversation held between every person for at least 6 months back?

Wow! Now, let’s think about this. That’s Facebook. Let’s add to that all phone calls (places, times, dates, persons) back for however long. Then, you have emails (which may be kept a long, long time), bills, postal, and court records. Oh, yes, I forgot doctor records, hospitals, lawyers, school, and colleges, as well as work places.

I am sure there are more, but I will make my point. Today’s computers are fast and much cheaper than before. Storage space is ridiculously cheap. Companies can keep pretty much all the information they want for next to nothing in cost.

What this can mean (does mean) is that we are an open book to anyone with the time, money , and permissions to look us over. We are on cameras constantly at stop lights, in security in buildings, camera phones, and cameras. When you add to that how difficult it truly is to totally erase something from a hard drive or other computer component, you have a picture of each of us that is out there waiting to be put together.

Think about what people could know if they had access to all of this information on one computer and could rearrange it and search it. What would friends, relatives, co-workers and spouses know about and, perhaps, misunderstand if they could see it all?

It is a little scary when you think that our government is not that far away from keeping, tracking, and sorting all of the info on all of us. I like my private life. It is not terribly exciting, but it is mine and I am the only one that knows everything about it. I am not sure how I would feel if I knew that someone, anyone might be able to find out it all with a push of a few buttons.

Oh, did I mention blog information? 🙂

What do you think?

Tell me your thoughts on this issue of privacy. Tell me quick before I can read it on the nightly news!



Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

North Noir


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