SYW from Sparks, September 17, 2018

Sparks has taken over SYW from Cee Neuner……and here is the weekly installment of a terrific blog challenge.

As always, the questions are in a pretty color…mostly so I remember to answer all of them!


What Is Your Favorite Beverage?  (for those who really dislike “favorite” questions, hey, time to time, one just pops in and will not be denied).                    I hate this kind of question (yes I know I tend to ask them as well) but it really just depends. It depends on the weather, where I am, what I am doing, how I feel physically that day, what is available. 

If I am on the computer a diet dr pepper is usually somewhere close.

If I am camping, in the early mornings it is a hazelnut creme coffee…during the day a bottle of water or a peach iced tea…if evening? well that depends on which meds I am taking. One demands a small glass of red wine to activate, and one doesn’ I’d be having a hot cider instead.

If we are out to dinner, then I have a coffee or a glass of water.

If sitting on the front porch it is probably a cuppa tea.  See what I mean? They are all favorites of mine.

What Is Your Interpretation of ‘The Golden Rule”?  Are there ramifications to breaking it? Do unto others as you would have them do to you. In other words, don’t act like an ass or that is how everyone around you will act. I suppose if you WANT to be an ass then the ramifications are your life will be more filled with crap than absolutely necessary. Hell, act a big enough ass and you could go viral on Twitter. 

Sunrise person or sunset person?    YES! Either! Both! 

Do people in modern society anthropomorphize animals too much?  Of course we do. Once we decided to start moving into cities instead of hanging out on subsistence farms animals became pets instead of food or employees.  It’s kind of hard to eat your friend Fred, but if it is just a chicken you have no problem cooking that sucker. 

Then again, some pets seem to be reincarnations of humans. My dog Gunnar is one such that I am pretty sure he was Steve Jobs in his previous life.  The danged dog can work my computer better than I can….and he was born in late 2011 (when Mr. Jobs left this mortal coil). There have been MANY instances where Gunnar used skype to call my bestie, Angie.  There have been days when I have come home to find the dog in my computer chair, a bazillion windows open and skype active. I am pretty sure that anthropomorphizing Gunnar is extremely rational.


What Were You Grateful For During the Past Week?      I finally received a handicapped plaque to hang in my truck. 

Believe me, when you can not walk 100 yards without having angina and difficulty breathing, that little plaque is ultra important.  It means that now when I go to a store, a doctor’s office, a library or a courthouse, I can park close to the doors and actually be able to breathe and stand upright when I reach my destination.


Of course, my particular disability is unseen.  So I can safely assume that some moron or other will soon be leaving me nasty notes on my windshield like a friend received.  Like this………


or this…………

I had my heart attacks over 10 years ago. I have had heart disease for longer than that. I developed congestive heart failure seven years ago and have been applying every year since then for a plaque.  So if you see a car or truck with one of those suckers on it, realize that even though you may not be able to see what is “wrong” or “disabling” doesn’t mean someone is cheating the system. Try not to become a jackass by leaving “notes’ for them.


5 thoughts on “SYW from Sparks, September 17, 2018

  1. 😳 nasty people leaving notes like that 😤

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  2. That handicapped placard is vital I agree!! I too suffer from an ‘invisible’ illness….people tend to think I’m okay – until they see me try to stand up or walk any distance. And I actually had some idiot woman come up and tap on my window once and start lecturing me about parking in a handicapped stall when I had no placard (I have LICENSE PLATES dang it) … I told her to be more aware of her surroundings and perhaps look at my plates. She turned a bright shade of red and slunk off. But. I used to carry some hand made cards that my husband put together that were rude (like the notes you posted)….to the effect that stupidity wasn’t a handicap, but perhaps they made special allowance for too stupid to live. And I’d slip one on the offender (car parked there without either plate nor placard)…actually in Utah, there’s a hefty fine for parking in one if you’re not. My sympathies on the idiots in your sphere of existence! :O !

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  3. Notes like these are what make a me such a believer in karma. Good grief.
    I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve loved reading dog owners’ answers to the animal question, but I think your description of Gunnar is my favorite. I vote for Gunnar as Steve Jobs reincarnate!

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  4. Good answers for the favorite drink! Whatever you’re in the mood for is your favorite at the moment!
    Oh, that Gunnar really takes the cake! Smart pooch for sure!
    Beautiful sunrise & sunset photos!
    Wonderful you finally got the handicapped plaque! 🙂

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