5.09.2021

sunday stealing

 
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1. Five problems with social media: keyboard warriors, trolls, influencers, false ideals, and clickbait

2. A place you would like to live, but have never visited 

3. Someone who fascinates you and why: the author Louise Penny has created a world that I would love to live in, filled with relatable characters that feel like friends

4. Do you have tattoos?  What are they and why? Yes I have 6, they are a variety of symbols,  because they tell the story of my life--incidents and moments

5. A book you love, and one you didn’t. From my current reading list: Miracle Creek was the book I loved and When He Was Wicked (Bridgerton #6) was the book I didn't love

6. A fruit you dislike, and why I strongly dislike bananas--it's a texture thing: the slimy, soft, sickly sweet, sticky texture is off-putting plus they repeat on me

7. Two words/phrases that make you laugh: giggle and libation both make me smile

8. A quote you try to live by:

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether be a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson


9. Something you miss: hugs and courtesy

10. Three weird traits you have: obsessive-compulsive disorder, primary lymphedema, and PTSD

11. What you wore today: blue and white toile t-shirt and cuffed jeans

12. Word/phrase you use constantly: right

13. One thing you’re excited for: THE END OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR

14. Your feelings on ageism: I am aware of it and study it/teach it at school but have not experienced it personally

15. Three interesting facts about yourself: I don't know what would be considered interesting... I attended a Halloween party at Stephen King's house (it was a charity event but he personally invited me after I was his student liaison on my college campus when he gave a talk); I have been to 12 countries including living in Ireland for college;  I have lived within a three-mile radius of where I was born for the majority of my life

5 comments:

  1. Wow, a Halloween party at Stephen King's house. I can't even imagine. Your quote got me thinking. I wonder if I have made anyone's life better . . . I hope so. Actually now that I think on it I have saved someone's life, so I guess there is that.

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  2. That's a great quote to live by, and it's my guess you have fulfilled much of it. We are going to do the Freedom Trail in Boston :)

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  3. I sent Still Life to my aunt/Godmother for her birthday this month. We'll see how she likes it. She has to, right? How can she not? Thank you for turning me on to Gamache.

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  4. The clickbait is driving me bonkers on Facebook as well.
    I LOVE your Bookaholic graphic at the top of this blog.

    A personal invitation from Stephen King! Tell us more....

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  5. Yeah, Halloween at King’s house must have been cool

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