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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Patrice's Porch

Today I am visiting on Patrice's farmhouse porch.
This is a feature every Tuesday on, a new blog I am following. 
Every Tuesday there are a list of questions that each participant answers.
These chats are all about getting to know others 
and hopefully, they get to know you.
So here goes...
Everyday Ruralty
  1. Have you ever been on a boat? (Motor boat, sail boat, cruise ship, ark, or Good Ship Lollipop).
  2. Do you need an alarm to wake up in the morning, or do you wake up naturally? If you have an alarm, tell us what type.
  3. Have you ever had a yard sale?
  4. Do you like kitchen gadgets? What are some of your favorite?
  5. Do you read labels at the grocery store?
Have you ever been on a boat?  Lordy, yes.  Many times but motion sickness is a problem.  Good boats - cruise ships with stabilizers and medical staff who dispense nausea meds.  Bad boats: motor boats, sail boats and mid size ships - like the ones that take you out to whale watch!  I remember one whale watching trip.  The ride out wasn't so bad.  The waiting and waiting for a whale to poke his head or tail above the water was painfully difficult.  Gently swaying, gently drifting, up and down, side to side, with nothing happening ... except I wanted  to vomit over the side of the boat!  For some reason on that day the whales weren't cooperating with the tourist ship.  And the ship was scheduled to stay in place until some whale made a guest appearance.  I remember praying as I hung over the boat, Dear God: Please .... pleeeaase, send whales!  Send someone is a whale costume.  Oh heck, please send a rogue wave that forces us back to shore.  The trip back to shore was terrible too - they were serving greasy burgers on this tourist boat, AND PEOPLE WERE ACTUALLY EATING THEM!!  

Do you need an alarm to walk up in the morning?  Apparently not.  I must have some internal clock that pops my eyes open around the time I need to get up - no matter what time that is.  It is a spooky talent, I can tell you.

Have you ever had a yard sale?  Yes when I was much younger.  When I worked out the hours I devoted to the preparation, the sale, and the clean up ... against what I earned in sales, I made about .87 cents an hour.  No more yard sales for me.

Do you like kitchen gadgets?  Well I don't like to cook, but I do have 2 favorite kitchen gadgets.  My coffee maker.  Makes it possible for me to form complete sentences about 30 minutes later.  And my microwave.  Makes it possible for me to heat up food made by others!

Do you read labels at the grocery store?  You betcha!  But the best foods of all are the ones that don't have labels: fruit, veggies, etc.  

Well, that sure was fun.  Now off to check out some of the other blogs in the porch chat!


  1. I didn't think of my coffee maker being a gadget! I guess it is, so I do love gadgets after all. Have to have my morning coffee, and noon coffee and afternoon coffee. It's a bad habit but I love my coffee. Enjoyed my visit!

  2. Please send someone in a whale costume- I'm still laughing over this comment. So funny! I agree with you on having yard sales, but I still like to go to them. I hope you have a great week!

  3. I'm with you on all but the kitchen gadgets, since I DO cook and bake – a lot.

  4. Enjoyed your post today. Coffee is a must for me in the mornings. Cruise ships and me.....let's just say, thank God for Dramamine. But, they do tend to make me fall asleep in places I never intended. I wrote a blog about it back in Dec. called Adventures on the High Seas. You should take a gander. Make sure you go potty first because #1 it's long and #2....I thought it was hilarious and there may be some minor leakage, if you know what I mean.

  5. Great chat! I had to laugh about the yard sale question. That wasn't much of a wage was it?!

  6. Love your answers. You are so funny. :)

  7. Fun questions!
    I love kitchen gadgets.... have several that I have never even tried. The antique ones are my favorites!


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