27 Jun 2018


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1. Security or freedom? Can you have both? Explain.

That's not even a question for me. Of course I can have both, I had it my whole life since I was lucky and was not born before WWII but just at the end. Ever since we live in freedom, at least in the European Union. Security is not guaranteed, as we have now to deal with terrorists wherever you are ! 

2. If you could visit any historical American site what would it be? Why?

A historical site ? When I was for the first time in the States in 1971 we also visited Mount Rushmore. Just behind we could see the beginning of The Crazy Horse Memorial construction and it looked like the photo below. I wanted to come back and see it finished. When I googled for a picture to my surprise I found one which looked like as I had seen the monument only it is a picture of 1993 ! 22 years later !

As it was started in 1948 and is still not finished which makes almost 70 years, I think I will never see it really finished. Sad.

3. Free as a bird, free reign, be free of, free enterprise, free trip, walk away scot free, free for all...which 'free' phrase can best be applied to your life in recent days or weeks? Explain.

I always needed to be free even as a child. I do what I want as long as it doesn't disturb my family or friends.  I have always tried to make compromises to keep my freedom.

4. Something in your fridge that's red? Something in your house that's white? Something in your view that's blue?

In my fridge is a red beer can ! My kitchen furniture is white, and just besides me is the blue cat scratch tower squatted by cat Arthur ! 

5. July 27th is National New Jersey Day. Have you ever visited The Garden State? If so where did you go? Are there diners where you live? Have you tried Taylor Pork Roll? Do you like to play Monopoly? Salt water taffy-yay or nay? How do you feel about shopping at the mall? Springsteen, Sinatra, or Bon Jovi-you have to pick one.

Raise your hand if you know why these add-on questions are appropriate on National NJ Day.

I think I crossed New Jersey,  I haven't been nowhere I remember. Of course we have a lot of diners where I live, the Belgians like the French love sophisticated food and a dinner can easily last for 4 hours or more ! I never tried a Taylor Pork roll I even never heard of it, but I like to play Monopoly and put people into prison. I don't like shopping at all, only when I need something and the shopping mall is good for walking when it rains ! No songs come into my mind of these 3 singers.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

As usual I try to make a plan for today only to discover in the evening that I have done a lot of things or not at all but nothing what I had planned, like have my car washed.


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I guess all cats should be on anti-depressants and all dogs on ADD medicine.

Dim Lamp said...

By the cat's pose, I'm not sure the pills are working. ;-)

peppylady (Dora) said...

Pets have a way of smooth ones attidude.
I also did ww and hodge podge...Coffee is on

William Kendall said...

I do think the Crazy Horse monument should be finished, but I suspect it will take a very long time.

Tamago said...

Awww antidepressant pill indeed :-)
Cute photo of Arthur napping on the tower!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Nice to learn more about you. I have always needed freedom too. :)

Red said...

I love your cats!
The only time I saw Crazy Horse was in 1981. It was just a hole blasted through the rock at that time. I think there have been protests and legal delays on the project, due to Native American rights to the land. Or something like that. I hope it gets finished someday, but that day may be 100 years or more away.
Visiting from Hodgepodge. Nice to meet you!

Dr. Anita Sabat said...

Interesting answers. Especially the random thought.
Sometimes things don't go as per plan.
Sometimes they do :)
Have a great week!

Cathy Kennedy said...


I have not seen Mt. Rushmore but that's definitely on my potential places to visit someday. At first, I thought you were saying Mt. Rushmore wasn't finished which didn't sound right and then I noticed your reference to The Crazy Horse Memorial which I admit I didn't know anything about. That's too bad that it's still not finished. You would think someone would crusade for this site's completion. I've had days where I want to get certain things done but wind up doing other things. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good week!

Lisa said...

Love the pictures of your cats! I haven't seen Mt. Rushmore but would like to see it!

Wendy said...

I think we all get days like that where you start doing one thing and end up doing something completely different. Arthur looks very comfortable.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

i always laugh at your answers to that lady's questions (I dont do those kind of memes because I'm not smart enough)..... the Crazy horse Monument is a 'little' bit further along now because after the sculptor guy died, his huge family decided it would be OK to hire people to work on it. He was an eccentric genius who didn't want anyone else but him and his kids doing anything. it's rather interesting to learn about his life .... they have an interesting American Indian visitor center there now which is quite good, with a history display of many North American Natives.