Filling in the blanks

These are short. I got them from Embeecee who got them from Ghostmmnc, and I figured what the heck? I’ll play.

The questions:

1. When it is hot, I stay inside as much as possible.


Today’s weather

Like Embeecee, I suffer in hot weather.  I remember when I was going to college in Mississippi, I would go from tree shade to tree shade while walking in the afternoon — that was if I’d forgotten to bring my umbrella with me. Yeah, I used to carry a big ol’ golf umbrella everywhere with me starting in June until mid September, because it’s hot in Mississippi and any reprieve from the sun is helpful. A friend of mine laughed at me for doing this and said I reminded him of another friend of his from “back home” who did the shade hopping thing. I also carried a flip fan with me and used that whenever I sat down, because not only is Mississippi hot, but it’s freaking humid too. One of my instructors reprimanded me for fanning myself in class saying, “You realize you’re expending more energy fanning yourself than if you’d just sit still.” I was all, “I don’t care, it feels good.” and continued to fan myself, because damn, it feels good.

Mississippi aside, I’ve also lived in Virginia, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and New Mexico. They all get um… a tad hot.  Right now, I live in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a nice, cool, 69F degrees right now. A lot of people around here think that’s quite warm, me, I’m digging this cool weather.

2. I am looking forward to not much, really this month.

There isn’t much going on in July for me. I’m knitting a blanket for Doug, and it’s starting to take shape.  I was totally going to knit a sweater for him and we picked out the colors and everything, but then I was all… “I totally don’t want to knit a sweater…” because it just looked intimidating. So I looked at the pattern again and said: “You know what? That would make an interesting blanket, I think.”  Then I took the pattern for the back of the sweater, added thirty stitches plus two knit stitches for each side and started knitting.  It’s an 88 row repeat and I’m on row 68, I think? I was on row 63 when I took these pictures so I’m a bit further along. I’m hoping to have it finished by the end of the month. Not because he’s in need of a blanket, but just because.

sweaterblanket WIP

Close up of the pattern


A bit further away

3. The theme song of my life would be The Lady is a Tramp.

I’ve answered this question before, and the answer is pretty much the same every time. Okay, it’s usually this song The Lady is a Tramp or Karma Slave. I don’t have a theme song for my life — I have my theme song, for me. Because I am the central part of my life (and only my life, I am not central to anyone else’s life — or I shouldn’t be).

The Lady is a Tramp: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett

Karma Slave – Splashdown

4. There is no such thing as the impossible — well, kind of. Let me explain…

I mean obviously there are some things that are impossible. For example, I cannot pass my hand through my computer because they are both made of matter and are tangible objects and subject to the laws of physics. It’s impossible for me to do so. If I tried, one or the other would break.

But, people have imagined that it’s possible for someone pass their hand through physical objects without breaking either their hand or the object. That a person can make either the hand or the object intangible. And I believe that if something can be imagined, then it is possible. Therefore, nothing is impossible, theoretically speaking.  That’s my way of thinking anyway.

belive in magic


6 thoughts on “Filling in the blanks

  1. ghostmmnc

    Thanks so much for taking part in answering the questions. It’s fun and interesting to see what others say.
    I like your golf umbrella story! My husband has one, so maybe I should use it sometimes. Any kind of shade from the sun beating down on you is the way to go, if you can.
    The blanket you’ve knitted is so pretty! Love the pattern, too. I tried knitting once, which didn’t turn out so good, but I’ve crocheted a lot of things in the past.
    Loved both songs! I’ve been a fan of Lady Gaga for a long time! The second one I hadn’t heard before, but I sure did like it, too.
    Great quote at the end! I agree with it very much. 🙂


    1. Willow Post author

      Thanks so much! I’m still a beginner with the knitting, believe it or not. ^_^ I’ve been crocheting forever, but thought I’d take up knitting again. I learned WAY back when I was a teenager but never really did much with it — crocheted instead. This is the most complicated thing I’ve tried so far. As with anything, it’s practice, practice, practice.

      This blanket is far from finished, I haven’t even gotten through the first repeat. hahahaha! But it’s moving along faster than I thought it would.


  2. Embeecee

    Thanks for playing! 😀 I personally believe that ‘magic’ is the ability to believe in something others say is impossible, to SEE what others cannot or refuse to. It’s a mind thing IMHO…and apparently (this is religious talk) if one has enough faith, there is nothing one cannot do. You just gotta believe hard enough. Now codicil to that is use common sense. Our world is based on physics and logic; not on magic. Therefore those laws rule. Believing absolutely that you can occupy the same space in your car as the guy who is parked there will lead to just what Marilyn said.

    And I freely admit that although I don’t know much about anything at all, there are miracles, every day. If one can see them. Good enough for me.

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    1. Willow Post author

      Alas, I don’t think that most car accidents are cause by people who think their car will magically fill the same spot as another, but because they didn’t see another car where their car would go. So not a misbelief in magic, but simple lack of attention — or miscalculation — on someone’s part (or everyone’s part).

      The car accident that landed me basically on my couch for the rest of my life was both my fault and the person who hit me’s fault. Technically, she had the right of way because I was turning left out of a parking lot.There was a long line of cars waiting for the light to turn and one of the drivers waved me through. I looked and saw no one coming in the other lane, so I went through to the center divider, and that’s when she hit me — she came barreling down the other lane. She (the driver of the other car) ran full speed into me because she was tired of waiting for the light and jumped the lane. If she had hit my car just a few inches to the left (she was in a van) things would have been a whole lot worse. Luckily, the frame of my car bore the brunt of the impact instead of the driver’s side door, so I walked away with a shaken body and a few bruises (thank goodness for air bags). But it totalled my car. Her van didn’t have a scratch on it. And the doctors believe it was the force of the accident that triggered my fibromyalgia because I haven’t been the same health-wise since the day of that accident.

      I totally did not believe I could magically make it across a busy road of rush hour traffic unharmed. I looked before I started across. I always looked. I’m fairly sure that most accidents are like mine, borne of inattention, miscalculation, and/or impatience. No belief in magic involved.


  3. Marilyn Armstrong

    Yes, I have met many ex-people who believe their car could connect with another car and come out safely on the other side. Sadly, this was not what occurred. Two objects cannot meet in the same place at the same time without a police and insurance report. It is one of those Great Truths.


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