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33 Questions

33 Questions

Honest Answers . . . What would you say?

Want to play along? Copy the questions into your own blog. Add your own answers. Tag a few friends, and come back and comment here. That’s it!

For this post, the questions are in bold, and my answers are in standard typeface.

(All photos copyrighted by Nickers and Ink, unless noted otherwise.)

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth? Apple slices – Granny Smith, of course! (Photo by Wikipedia Commons - public domain). After all, today is Johnny Appleseed's birthday.

2. Where was your profile picture taken? Don’t have one.

3. Can you play Guitar Hero? My kids mock me when I try.

4. Name someone who made you laugh today? Ninja-kitty.

5. How late did you stay up last night and why? Midnight. (Hey, I have teens in the house.)

6. If you could move somewhere else, would you? Kentucky (horse country)

7. Ever been kissed under fireworks? Once by a soft rain.

8. Which of your friends lives closest to you? Jodi

9. Do you believe ex's can be friends? It’s worth a try.

10. How do you feel about Dr Pepper? It tastes like NyQuil to me.

11. When was the last time you cried really hard? Death in the family.

12. Who took your profile picture? Don’t have one.

13. Who was the last person you took a picture of? Friends at a picnic.

14. Was yesterday better than today? Don’t know yet. Lots of daylight yet to burn today.

15. Can you live a day without TV? Oh, yeah.

16. Are you upset about anything? Not going into politics this early in the morning.

17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it? Usually.

18. Are you a bad influence? Only when it comes to ice cream.

19. Night out or night in? Night light.

20. What items could you not go without during the day? Caffeine, car keys, kids and horses (not necessarily always in that order).

21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? Me.

22. What does the last text message in your inbox say? It was probably an ad from the cell phone provider.

23. How do you feel about your life right now? On the home stretch, probably.

24. Do you hate anyone? I hope not.

25. If we were to look in your Facebook inbox, what would we find? Friendly faces.

26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass? Duh.

27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before? Seriously?

28. What song is stuck in your head? This one:



29. Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m., who do you want it to be? It better be the Rapture, or I’m not getting up.

30. Wanna have grand kids by the time you're 50? Wanna see photos? (Photo by K.Pete.)

31. Name something you have to do tomorrow? Finish two writing assignments and do a half-dozen loads of laundry.

32. Do you think too much or too little? Both – at the same time.

33. How often do you smile? Constantly. Try it. The air is good for your teeth.

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Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.


Do you love ice cream . . . and children?

Do you love ice cream . . . and children?

This fall, for the eighth year in a row, ice cream lovers can support the Make-a-Wish Foundation (granting special wishes for children facing life-threatening illnesses and major health issues), while enjoying free ice cream sundaes from Cold Stone Creamery.

You can join the World's Largest Ice Cream Social!

Cold Stone Creamery Offers Free Ice Cream on September 24th

Ice cream is the ultimate comfort food. Still, what's more comforting than helping to make a life-long wish come true for a child facing a serious illness?

On September 24th, Cold Stone Creamery stores nationwide and the Make-a-Wish Foundation of America offer both comforts.

on the title - or the image (above - left) for more information.

Cold Stone Creamery Offers Free Ice Cream on September 24th


Wanna Win a Big Box of Free Products from Kraft?

Wanna Win a Big Box of Free Products from Kraft?

Can you say, "Pass the Oreos, please?"

Sandy (at Four Reluctant Entertainers) is offering a giant box of free cookies, crackers, nuts, snacks, cookbooks, coupons and more, courtesy of Kraft Foods.

Be sure to visit her blog today to find out how to enter. The drawing will be held this weekend!

(I'm surely going to win, but you can play too, if you wish.) hehe


Picked a Trick or Treat Costume Yet?

Picked a Trick or Treat Costume Yet?

Need some ideas for do-it-yourself Halloween costumes for children or adults? (CTRL-click on each title to open that instructional article in a new window.)

DIY Halloween Costumes: Creative Costuming for Adults
Ahoy, Matey! Try this super-simple pirate costume, clever enough to do Captain Jack proud.

DIY Halloween Costume: Dr. Gregory House
Need a costume, "Stat"? The doctor is in. Assemble your own Dr. Gregory House Halloween costume for trick-or treating, Halloween parties, masquerade events or other Halloween happenings. It's simple.

DIY Halloween Costume: Hannah Montana Pop Star
Get the best of both worlds, as you rock out for trick-or-treating. Here's how to create your own Hannah Montana Halloween-themed costume.

DIY Halloween Costumes: Harry Potter and Friends
Harry Potter and his Hogwarts pals Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, are popular subjects for trick or treat costumes. Ready-made Harry Potter outfits may cost $30 or more. Of course, clever trick or treaters may whip up their own character costumes.

DIY Halloween Costume: iPod
Make Your Own iPod Halloween Costume
What will you be for Halloween this year? How about an iPod? Tuned-in trick-or-treaters of all ages will download lots of fun with the iPod Halloween costume. Make it yourself, using these easy instructions. It's nano-riffic!

DIY Halloween Costumes: Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin
Wanna see something scary? How about dressing up as Barack Obama, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Joe Biden or another politician or celebrity for Halloween? Here's the simple secret to a no-sew costume of the Halloween headliner of your choice.

DIY Halloween Costumes: Quick Carnival Get-Up
Simple carnival, festival or Mardi Gras costumes you can make at home, from ballerinas to bees, from lobsters to ladybugs and from princesses to pirates.

DIY Halloween Costume: Raggedy Ann
Preschoolers to post-grads, girls love to dress up as Raggedy Ann for Halloween trick-or-treating. Costume shops offer Raggedy Ann suits, but you can also easily create your own rag doll disguise without sewing.

DIY Halloween Costume: Raggedy Ann and Andy
Raggedy Ann and Andy are popular trick-or-treating costume choices. Adults and children enjoy dressing up as rag dolls for Halloween parties, costume events and trick-or-treating. How can you make your own Raggedy Ann and Andy costumes for Halloween?

DIY Halloween Costume: Sharpay from High School Musical
How can a young starlet wannabe create a simple High School Musical's Sharpay costume? Try these easy instructions for Sharpay's attire, accessories, hairstyling and makeup.

DIY Halloween Costume: Star Trek Crew Member
Halloween is a big enterprise, as trick or treaters buy popular costumes. Among the perennial favorites for trick or treating are Star Trek costumes. Trekkies may design their own costumes, trick or treating as their favorite Star Trek characters.

DIY Halloween Costume: Super Spider-Man
Have some superhero fun for your trick-or-treating, Halloween events or other costumed occasions. Follow these simple instructions for a Spider-Man superhero Halloween-themed costume, including step-by-step Spider-Man Face-Paint Designs.

Costuming Your Horse for Halloween
How can you design a delightful Halloween or themed costume for your horse? Here are several helpful and practical pointers, including many simple equine costume ideas.

Is Struggling Economy Spooking American Halloween Celebrants?
Halloween may be time for tricks and treats, but the current American economy may be the scariest factor of all. Will tricky economic times take the treat out of trick or treating this year? Will Halloween be a trick or a treat for Americans this year?

Have you published a costuming how-to?

Why not leave a comment with a link to your published article or blog post on Halloween costuming?

Teddy Bear Day

Today is Teddy Bear Day.

The origins of this holiday may be a fit fuzzy, but doesn't it merit celebration anyway?

Why not have a Teddy Bear Picnic for some young friends on Teddy Bear Day?

Party Planning - How to Host a Teddy Bear Picnic

Here's a fun and furry birthday party that is sure to please the pickiest preschoolers. "The Teddy Bear Picnic" is a perennial favorite for children and a super birthday party theme.

Just for fun, here's a classic oldie from Elvis Presley, "Teddy Bear":




What Would You Do, If a Strange Shopper Slapped Your Child?

What Would You Do, If a Strange Shopper Slapped Your Child?

Georgian Roger Stephens faces felony child assault charges for slapping a two-year-old girl in a local WalMart store earlier this week.

Apparently, the child was crying in an aisle of the store. The man told the mother to quiet her child. An aisle or two later, he grabbed the wailing youngster and smacked her several times in the face.

They weren't even in the checkout line. He just went up and hit her.

What's your response?
Do you blame the man?
Do you blame the mother?
Do you blame the child?

Have you ever felt that level of frustration in a store? What should Roger Stephens have done, instead of hitting the child?

What might the mother have done to quiet her child?

How should the mother respond now - to the stranger who hit her child?

What would you do, if someone hit your child in a store - or anywhere?


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