Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Question Of The Day



(1) I studied Russian in college and after only one term I could read, write and speak the language, although to a basic level. I never had anyone to practice with, so it's all forgotten, save for a few words.

(2) A very close friend and I wrote a book together in high school. It fell under the Young Adult Fiction (YA) genre and it was so much fun developing it. Sadly, we lost it over the years.

(3) I have spent time in a psychiatric hospital ward. (Aren’t you just dying to know what this is all about? I will post about it in the future...for all you snoops!)

Your turn!

40 comments:

  1. We have a lot of Russian immigrants near my work. I had one guy asked "You speak Russian?" and I really wanted to say "dude I'm Irish (partly anyways), I really don't speak Russian".

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    1. You just never know! I'm Greek and once upon a time I spoke some Russian :)

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  2. Cool about the Russian. I took Spanish in high school but never kept up with it.

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    1. If you don't have anyone to practice with, it's hard to keep up with it.

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  3. Now I know you better. I want to know about the psychiatric ward.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'll tell that story in the future, probably with several posts and probably over the colder months.

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  4. I have a friend whose daughter is taking Russian in high school, college, etc., and when she graduates the FBI is hoping she'll come to work for them :)

    Here's my 3 things:
    1. I broke my leg when I was seven.
    2. I have never had any type of surgery.
    3. I am not very athletic.

    Want to hear more about the psychiatric ward :)

    betty

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    1. I'll share that story in the future, Betty! Probably over the colder months and when I don't have all that much to do.

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  5. very interesting! I am allergic to penicillin. When it starts to get dark in the evening, I immediately turn the lights on, I find the onset of darkness depressing. I learned Latin in high school.

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    1. Latin! Now there's something you don't hear about very often anymore.

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  6. 1. I'm a darn good whistler.
    2. I collect religious 3D-and-wiggle pictures.
    3. I have been to the Torrington Gopher Museum in Alberta. Three times!!!

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    1. #3 - You should share some photos! I'd love to see that.

      That is very cool about the whistling because it's not as easy as it sounds. I can barely do it!

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  7. Oh wow, this is an interesting list you have! So awesome you picked up Russian quickly! It seems it takes me forever to try to learn a language! Too bad you lost the book...it would be neat if someday you could find a copy somewhere.

    And it's hard to believe you were in a psychiatric hospital! Because if you got sent to one...I'm afraid they'd probably send me in as well! I'm going to have to hope you were visiting a friend...or volunteering to be part of some sort of study on the brain.

    My three:
    1. I can play the harmonica by ear.
    2. I can wiggle my ears.
    3. I can easily write backwards (so when you read my writing in the mirror it would make sense.)

    This was a fun question, thanks Martha!

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    1. I'll share that story in future posts! For now, we'll let the suspense build :)

      All cool stuff on your end. I love that you can play the harmonica. I've never known anyone that can do that even though I've met many musicians. And it's amazing - and very funny - about the ear wiggling!

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  8. Your list is interesting, Martha.
    Let's see...

    1. I was a carhop in the 1960's and we had to wear white boots with the tassels.
    2. I am seventy years old and my adult children range in age from 43 to 53 years old.
    3. I am an eclectic collector... I just keep collecting things, pottery, books, cookie jars, witches, wizards...well you get the idea. I just 💗 to collect~

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  9. 1. I took care of a murder when the nearest police was 300 miles away and got there five days after the murder.
    2. I had two polar bears in my house.
    3. I had a pilot's license.

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    1. Your answers are going to be some of the most incredible! I'm in awe of the polar bears but stunned by the murder! HOLYMOLY... You should write about that on your blog. Actually you should write about all three. The pilot's license is also impressive. One of my cousin's got one at some point; said flying a plane is one of the most amazing things he'd ever done.

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  10. Gosh, I have no secrets. I've spilled the beans on everything, it seems.
    I'm impressed by your Russian. Shame you had nobody to practice with.
    1) Yiddish is my favorite language. Oy vey, I'm meshugenah.
    2) My siblings and I went to the same Temple as Jack Black, and he was a friend of my brothers. My old-time blog buddies know about this one.
    3) I hate wearing shoes.

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    1. Yes, the story of Jack Black! I remember you sharing it. That is very cool!

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  11. Wow that is some great stuff Martha!
    1) I wear flannel PJ pants, an old t-shirt, and thick socks to bed every single night no matter what season.
    2) I used to be a dental hygienist and an attorney.
    3) Although I live in a beach town, I much prefer the mountains.

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    1. Wow, that is a lot of stuff to wear to bed. Are you cold? Ever since I hit the menopausal years, I will like I'm dying of heat all the time!

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  12. Russian, novelist and psych ward eh?
    1. In the morning I wear socks with sandals around the house.
    2. I was kidnapped and held by knife point overnight when I was 17.
    3. I was planning to be a missionary in the jungles of Africa when I was in high school.

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    1. Yup, add the 'misplaced' book (spy confessions?) I wrote and it makes for an intriguing story, doesn't it?

      OHMYGOSH...kidnapping? That is awful. I'm so glad that everything turned out okay!

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  13. I burned my arm once by accident
    I grew up in the tropics but prefer a change of seasons
    I wish I could live anywhere

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    1. Where in the tropics? I love visiting those types of areas but imagine I'd miss the change of seasons if I lived there.

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  14. 1. Learning responsibility as a teen waking up every morning to deliver newspapers to my few streets, then off to school. Loved every moment.
    2. No father figure due to unexpected death, thus maternal influences I do know very well.
    3. Learning silver jewelry with my honey!

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    1. Learning responsibility like that is great for young people! And I've read great stuff about your mother on your blog and from what you share on Facebook and it sounds like she was an amazing woman!

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  15. Fun post :o) I can relate to Debra's whistling-I was actually going off all over Costco earlier tonight!

    Here are my answers:

    1) I've been hospitalized in a psychiatric ward too!
    2) I have three tattoos that I acquired in three different countries
    3) I have a slight hearing deficiency and prefer to watch TV/movies with closed captions on

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    1. I love your answers, Hannah! All very interesting. And I think you might find me psychiatric stuff interesting, too, when I write up a whole bunch of posts about it. Stay tuned...

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    2. I'm thinking I'll start a whole series when the weather is crappy and cold outside. It'll give me something to focus on. Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

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  16. I don't think there are 3 things people don't know about me! I'm a blabber!

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  17. Nothing as interesting as your stuff. But I did take a page from you, Debra and Bethany. And used your what am I question. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Cool beans! I'm going to stop by your blog later today!

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  18. Hummm! I'm such an open book.
    I like men in hardhats!
    I buy and read "CBS Soaps in Depth," because I've been watching the Y&R since Nov. 14, 1973 ~ the day Princess Anne got married and the day after I emigrated to the US.
    I earned my Open Water Diver certification through PADI in the Perhentians, Malaysia.

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    1. All things I never knew about you, Louise! And all good stuff. Who doesn't like a man in a hardhat? LOL...

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  19. #2 has piqued my interest, as an author I like hearing "I wrote a book" stories, more info please.

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    1. It was fun writing it and I remember some of the story but it's been about 35 years (!).

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