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Mimishu1995's avatar

Who wants to play TJBM #86?

Asked by Mimishu1995 (23699points) March 4th, 2019

The game rules are:
Respond to the question/statement from the poster above.
Ex: I might make the statement:
“The Jelly below me is a cheese addict.”
The response might be:
“False! Cheese killed my family!”
or,
“True! I live on cheese.”
Then they might state:
“The Jelly below me likes sleeping.”
There are no right or wrong answers, so be as creative as your heart desires.
Happily, this is becoming the Never Ending TJBM Game. Tradition now suggests that a Jelly re-start the question when we reach about 500 responses. Hopefully almost all the Jellies will join in.
Enjoy!

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Maybe !!

Thanx Mimi

TJBM likes to go to Memphis BBQ.

Brian1946's avatar

I probably would, if I could interest my wife in going to the one in Venice.

TJBM would like to list some of the entries on their bucket list.

JLeslie's avatar

Sure. Spain, Canadian Rockies, Hawaii, own a house with a guest house (I don’t think I’ll ever get that last one).

TJBM recently made a big change in their life.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes. My doctor took me of 5he antidepressant which is for treating conditions not at all related to my problem, and started me on an Anticonvulsant which has helped a lot.
I am still in really rough shape, but my symptoms are dialed back. It is allowing me to return to my writing.
TJBM will join me in thanking Mimi for digging through dustpiles to get this going again.

A toast, to Mimi!

Mimishu1995's avatar

Actually it was Dutchess who complained about it first. Then I started the new game :)
TJBM will come to play!

Brian1946's avatar

TJBY has arrived.

Speaking of coming to a play: TJBM is not a Bardolater.

JLeslie's avatar

I’m not. I do appreciate some Shakespeare now and then, but I don’t idolize him.

TJBM is giving something up for lent.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Someone please send this to my other account. It doesn’t want to recognize my other name from this one so I can’t send it to myself.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Thank you @Tropical_Willie!

Not giving up any thing for lent.

TJBM is giving up something for Spring Break.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Oh, what I wouldn’t give to have a good spring break experience right now!
TJBM has a close association with someone who does great favors for them.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well. Yes. I tell him every day that I did a great favor for him by giving him life, so he does great favors for me. Then I do a great favor for him. And it’s kind of never ending.

TJBM likes to return great favors.

Brian1946's avatar

I sure do, and I return them in kind. That’s why I gave birth to my mother!

TJBM knows who Alex Trebek is.

JLeslie's avatar

I do, and just two minutes ago my husband told me he has state 4 pancreatic cancer. Very sad to hear. A death sentence.

TJBM had snow fall within the last few days where they live.

Brian1946's avatar

Close- the last time we had snowfall in this part of the San Fernando valley, was about 57 years ago. ;-0

I was really surprised when I heard about all the health issues the poor man has faced.
He previously had 2 mild heart attacks, and sustained a severe head injury when he fell down last year.

TJBM knows or knows of someone, that had or has the same specific dream that they do.

I saw a Jeopardy contestant whose wedding gift to his wife, was a trek around the Annapurna massif in the Himalayas. I took the same trek in 1977, and it fulfilled one of my lifetime dreams.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I wonder if I had the same dream as anyone here :)
TJBM will tell us about their dream.

Brian1946's avatar

My dream is for you to tell me about your dream. ;-p

TJBM will tell us their dream.

raum's avatar

I used to have a reoccurring dream about walking waist-deep in the ocean while it was raining.

There were candles floating in the water and whenever the rain would hit one of the flames, there was this soft hiss and I would get this really unsettling feeling.

I stopped having this dream. I don’t miss having them. But I do find it curious that I had them for so many years and then it just stopped.

TJBM wants to write a haiku about Fluther.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Not right now, but I would love to read some written by others.
like many people, I have had dreams about flying. As a small child though, I had once taken a serious fall from a tree. In my dreams I started flying by falling the same but arching my back caused me to waft gently to the ground. Over years, more than a decade, my flying got more and more skilled.
TJBM has wafted in a dream.

JLeslie's avatar

I have never wafted in a dream. Not that I can remember. I rarely remember dreaming at night, and when I do it’s slmost always a bad dream or nightmare, so maybe I have wafted or flown and don’t remember. That type of dream I think means you feel confident in life, maybe even represents some happiness and control.

@raum Not to sound like Freud, but bodies of water usually represent sex. How you feel aout it experience it.

TJBM Likes to dance.

Mimishu1995's avatar

No. But I do have dreams about dancing.
TJBM has strange dreams.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Extremely! The creepiest was during my first attempt at writing a book. It was thirty years ago, and scared me so badly I nearly quit writing forever.
I was so motivated, but inexperienced and struggling. I kept a dictionary within arm’s length at all times. I would get home from work and write until I fell asleep pen still writing but without direction.
Just a guess, but I think I got my creative juices wedged into overdrive, making my dreams crazy, and very real. My REM brain was trying to fool my rational self.
It started with dreams like a gang on motorcycles crashing their bikes right through the wall of the house, holding me captive, and torturing me. After a couple of nights waking up drenched in sweat, I reminded myself of how to defeat the dream by saying during it, this is a dream. I did that, and woke up. Of course first thing, I had to go to the bathroom. While I was on the toilet, I heard the loud roar of several motorcycles in the neighborhood, then I heard them pull into the driveway. Someone knocked on the bathroom door, and a man said, hey, girlie, we have something to finish. I woke up so freaked out I almost threw up.
It kept getting worse. I would wake up, realize I was still dreaming, wake up again, four times, five. I would get ready for work, get there, be doing my job, and suddenly the walls would start bleeding. I never knew for sure if I was dreaming or awake.
I tore up my work and burned it. It took me quite a while to get over the sheer torture of my own convincing imagination.
When I again decided to write, I was so nervous. I set some rules for myself. It was a slow start back.

TJBM has a dream they would like to share, nice or not.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I used to dream of being sent back to kindergarten. I messed up something at my workplace and everyone decided that I was unfit for teaching and I had to be retrained. So I was sent to kindergarten. I had to learn the alphabet, eat, play games, sleep with the kids as if my brain stopped developing. While I was dreaming, it was utterly horrifying. But when I woke up, it seemed more like a comedy than a horrifying scenario.
TJBM has an experience so bizarre it’s as if they were dreaming.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

No dreaming!

TJBM has had a strange week of weather.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes! It is chilly. It is summer and chilly, rainy, almost cold a couple of nights.
TJBM almost forgot this thread.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes she did! Where has it been?

TJBM has almost forgotten how to play this game.

Mimishu1995's avatar

No, I almost forgot that this game exists.
TJBM is still here…

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes and I’m thankful @Mimishu1995 started this thread – - – #86

TJBM has a secret sauce for chicken drumsticks.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Mmmm. No.

TJBM doesn’t much care for chicken dishes, preferring whole pieces instead.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I care! Chicken is life!
TJBM eats chicken.

Patty_Melt's avatar

In fact, I think I will go have some now.
TJBM will help me decide, teriyaki and rice, BBQ pieces in a sandwich, or sweet and sour sauce, and a side of fries?

Mimishu1995's avatar

Teriyaki. It sounds like the healthiest option of all. You have chicken and rice so you have yourself some protein and energy. And also rice forces you to eat slowly and it’s good for your digestion.
TJBM will join the meal :)

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Well. I made my Auntie Helen’s famous rolls the other day. Have a bunch premade, sacked up and frozen, ready to thaw and raise again.
Rick suggested we use some for dumplings. OMG! Genius!

Patty_Melt's avatar

Ummmm
Well, affirmative on the teriyaki.
It really has been a long time since we have done this. Some have forgotten parts of how it’s played. Lol.
Dutchess, waiting. :-D
(chopsticks at the ready. Yum!)

Mimishu1995's avatar

TJBM has finished eating.

Brian1946's avatar

TJBY is going start eating a salad @ about 6:30 AM.

In addition to me and @Mimishu1995, TJBM also remembers the TJBM procedure.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

YES !

The game rules are:
Respond to the question/statement from the poster above.
Ex: I might make the statement:
“The Jelly below me is a cheese addict.”
The response might be:
“False! Cheese killed my family!”
or,
“True! I live on cheese.”
Then they might state:
“The Jelly below me likes sleeping.”_
There are no right or wrong answers, so be as creative as your heart desires.
Happily, this is becoming the Never Ending TJBM Game. Tradition now suggests that a Jelly re-start the question when we reach about 500 responses. Hopefully almost all the Jellies will join in.”

TJBM can do Copy and Paste on their Smartphone.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Only with certain things. I have a cheap phone with no storage. I got a new cheap phone with triple the storage, but I am waiting for the memory card I ordered before activating it.
TJBM likes to hear people’s stories.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I do. I especially miss The Raven’s stories.

TJBM is cooking spaghetti for dinner tonight, and will have goulash tomorrow.

JLeslie's avatar

Nope. I made saffron rice for my husband so he will eat the left over shrimp. chicken, poblano peppers, and whatever else he wants to put with the rice.

TJBM wishes they were at he beach.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh yeah. But it’s thousands of miles away.

Apparently, this morning at about 5 a.m., all hell broke loose in the town TJBM lives in, as in a tornado, and TJBM slept right through it all.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Up all night, and no ‘nado.
TJBM likes having a god so they have someone to blame stuff on.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Well my husband blames everything on me. Guess that makes me a god!

TJBM likes having a devil so they can blame stuff on him.

Mimishu1995's avatar

No. It may actually do other bad stuff that you can’t ignore. Soon it will become a nuisance.
TJBM has a better way to blame stuff on something.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Old age.
TJBM is beautiful.

JLeslie's avatar

Sometimes I feel beautiful sometimes I don’t. External beauty is subjective. External beauty can be created, and I work at it sometimes. Internal beauty comes from the soul, and sometimes I fall short, but I deeply care about being beautiful “inside.”

TJBM does a lot of arts and crafts.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. I’m not an arts and crafts kind of gal. Mom was, though. She loved that stuff. She was an artist, too.

TJBM is into science and stuff.

raum's avatar

I’m into science and art!

TJBM would like to share a random childhood memory.

Dutchess_III's avatar

OK. I feel out of a tree once. I got spanked for lying once. My uncle was able to get me a candy bar, even after the zoo snack thing closed. I thought he was superman. They had JUST shut the gates, and my Uncle hollered through the gate to the employee who was still inside, and gave him the money and I got my candy bar. I worshiped the ground that man walked on !

TJBM will share a random childhood memory thought train.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I too fell out of a tree, but that was nothing, maybe eight feet. A boy tried to kiss me once. I scrambled up this huge dead tree. Dad should have cut it down long before. I went at least twenty five feet up it, then out on a branch, because boy climbed up it too. The branch was dead, and I would have been too if I had weighed more than fifty pounds. I was a tiny monkey.
When he heard my branch start cracking, he agreed to leave me alone. I refused to come back down until he got in his dad’s car.
Couple of weeks later my dad had a cousin’s chainsaw, and that tree came down.

TJBM will continue with the childhood sagas.

JLeslie's avatar

I never fell from a tree, but I loved climbing them as a little girl. When we lived to Maryland it was a fairly new community, and all the trees were small, and it was disappointing.

When I was very young my parents would take us (my sister and me) to Cape Cod in the summer for a week’s vacation. We stayed on a property that had a lot of small cottages. There was a pond for swimming, and ponies to ride, and this “swing” that wasn’t a swing. Actually, it was a board, kind of like a seesaw. It had a center poll, and then the board was attached to it. You got on the board at one end, and held onto the handle just like a seesaw. Then, your mom pushed you so you went around the pole (like a merry-go-round goes around the center). I’m not sure I described it well. Here’s the thing—where you got on the board it was only about 2.5 feet off the ground, but as you swung around you were over a cliff. Well, not a cliff, but it seemed like a cliff when I was 7 years old. I’m not sure how high off the ground it was, but falling off would have been bad. My sister and I loved it.

TJBM has been to Cape Cod.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I have never been to Cape Cod. But when I was a kid we went to Harmel’s Ranch Resort near Gunnison Colorado every year. Rode horse. And they had serious cliffs. Learned how to fish there, too. Dad taught me.
Rick’s dad too them to Pike’s Peak every year…well. He TRIED every year. According to Rick they were never able to make it to the top (which makes no sense to me but that’s the story.)

TJBM will tell us about their family road trips when they were a kid.

JLeslie's avatar

Once I hit the age of about 12 I became the navigator. My dad showed me how to read a map, and my mom willingly gave up her spot. Remember this is way before GPS. So, road trips usually had me up front with my dad, and my mom and sister in back. On “long” trips, trips 4 hours or more, my mom would pack some food and drinks to eat while driving. We never ate in the car except for these longer road trips.

The trips that stand out in my mind are:

Driving from NY to Florida. We stayed overnight somewhere halfway. Our car didn’t have air conditioning. I’m pretty sure it was around Christmas time, but a day or two were very hot. My mom swore we would NEVER do a long drive like that again.

When we first moved to Maryland we would drive back to NY for Thanksgiving. Every time, at least one of the ways there was horrific weather. The 4.5 hour drive easily became 7 to 8 hours. One time, on the way home, it was icy and the highway came to a full stop. Eventually, we found out a really small convertible car had slid into a truck in front of it, and it decapitated the driver and passenger. My mom swore she would NEVER do the Thanksgiving trip again.

See a pattern? She has more NEVER agains. Lol.

TJBM Has their pilot’s license.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I do not have a pilot’s license.

But when I was 16 my dad had me drive through the Rocky Mountians on our way to Harmels one year. My sister was in the front seat with me. My folks and littlest sister were in the back. Everyone kept ‘Ooooing and awwwwing” at the sights around them and I got frustrated because I couldn’t take my eyes off the road. This was a narrow 2 lane, twisting highway with no guard rail.
I had my sister take over the wheel, just the steering, while I still controlled the accelerator, and I spun around in my seat to see what they were looking at…and I thought my mother was going to DIE right then and there!! She let out a horrible scream! It scared me so I spun back around and grabbed the wheel to avoid whatever the hell it was I thought she saw!
Dad was quicker on the uptake and he about died laughing!! He was able to choke out for me not to ever take my eyes off the road like that ever again!

TJBM has their pilot’s license.

Patty_Melt's avatar

No, but laughing. Your poor mama!

TJBM sometimes laughs at inappropriate things. Tell of one.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Well…the time my 2 year grandson whacked his 6 year old sister on her head with a large, heavy wrench. Well she also had on a steel WWII pith helmet on her head. After.a second of stunned silence it hit that she wasn’t hurt at all but boy did her bell get rung!
Mom, aunt and me burst into helpless laughter at the same moment!
My granddaughter was gearing up to cry of course but when we lost it she just looked at us in disgust and walked away!

TJBM loves Drunk History.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Now that I’m on my desk top…..poor Boo. She was so stunned and I swear her eyes were jiggling just like on the cartoons! The look on her face, combined with the sweet rush of knowing she wasn’t hurt just took us to our knees. We all had tears streaming down our faces. Boo was thoroughly disgusted with us. This was her just before it happened. This was the perp, only he was a little younger than this.
Of course, brother thought he had done a good thing and geared up for a repeat performance but I was able to recover long enough to get the weapon of mass destruction away from him. I used to have a picture of it, but I don’t know where it is. Lord. I feel so guilty telling this story. You can’t possibly imagine how funny it was just from reading this horrible story!

TJBM loves Drunk History.

JLeslie's avatar

What’s Drunk history? Stories during a drunken episode? I’m not a fan of drunk stories so I’m going to say no I don’t love drunk history. Especially, if it involved risky behavior, or if the person is drunk on a regular basis, I find the stories annoying and not funny.

TJBM has never broken a bone in their body.

Mimishu1995's avatar

No. I don’t know what a broken bone feels like.
Awww @JLeslie, some Drunk history are pretty interesting…
Here’s my Drunk History (not mine personally but it’s a pretty interesting one):
Once upon a time in New York, there was a man called Michael Malloy. He was a homeless man and an alcoholic who frequented a bar. The owner of the bar, along with his friends, decided that Malloy would eventually died of drinking and drew an insurance with his name on it. Malloy didn’t die though. He kept on drinking and getting drunk like no one’s business. The bar owner got impatient and at one point tried to mix various kind of poisons into his drink, and the guy still survived for more drink. The gang finally got to kill him by gas poisoning. But then the insurance company simply didn’t accept the cause of death. An investigation was held and the gang went to prison. Malloy’s ghost was probably drinking and laughing by then :)
TJBM likes Drunk History.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I love Drunk History. I don’t find it that “amusing,” but it is off the wall sometimes, but what I find so fascinating is that every little point, no matter how bizarre, is TRUE. One of the first ones I watched was on Jim Thorpe. I thought they had to be making stuff up so I had Google right on hand. Everything is 100% true. Some are better than others. If you’ve never seen an episode Look no further. Each one is about 20 minutes long.

TJBM has stuff they need to get done.

JLeslie's avatar

Tons of stuff I need to get done. My newest project is I’m going to get a storage unit and clean up my house. It’s with very torn feelings that I do this.

To add a complication to it, my husband had a bicycle accident a couple of weeks ago, and his ribs hurt on one side, and so I don’t think he should lift anything heavy, plus it seems he broke his toe yesterday. Lol.

I’m kind of on my own if I want to get it done sooner rather than later. Maybe it’s better.

TJBM walks 10,000 steps a day.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No, I don’t. Maybe when I’m teaching school I’ll walk that many steps. Pretty much all I want to do any more is sleep.

TJBM is supposed to go camping tomorrow, but is having a hard time gearing themselves up for their side of the work. :(

Patty_Melt's avatar

I still have stuff my daughter left behind to box up and put in basement. Her closet was packed so tight it became basically a solid block. Same goes with under her bed. I’ve been digging and sorting, and it is unbelievable how much she wedged into that room.
I have a boy coming Friday to help me by taking all the boxes to the basement, so I have to get finished before then.

TJBM knows what a cassowary is without looking it up, and will describe it for the rest of us.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I don’t but I’ll make something up.
It’s a rodent of unusual size that’s kind of like a beaver or something.

TJBM is getting ready to do some banking work.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Did the banking while you answered.

TJBM has some special shopping to do today.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yeah. Gotta get CAMP FOOD! Thinking of taking some grandkid slaves with me so they can fetch and run through the store.

TJBM is now searching for lost expense checks.

Magical_Muggle's avatar

I wasn’t, but now I feel the need to go do a search! Even though I know I don’t, and shouldn’t, have any

TBJM Has a funny story from their work which they’d like to share with us

Dutchess_III's avatar

When I worked for CellOne there was this one particular lady who came in quite often. Not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Part of my job was to try and sell accessories, so, as a matter of course, I asked her if she wanted to buy a Cigarette Lighter Adapter (a phone charger that plugs into the cigarette lighter.)
She said, “No thanks. I don’t smoke.”
Well, from there on out I asked her if she wanted a CLA whenever she came in, and every time she said no, she doesn’t smoke.

TJBM has their own opinion about Jeffrey Epstein.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I do, but I come to TJBM for fun stuff.

TJBM last wore a bikini, when?

JLeslie's avatar

I think in 2012.

TJBM is on a diet.

Magical_Muggle's avatar

I’m definitely on a diet, but it’s just a regular not looking too closely at what I’m eating diet where I eat for pleasure but try to cut out unnecessary snacks. (Besides, it’s winter and my body fat is keeping me warm)

TJBM has a favourite food they’d love to share with us

raum's avatar

Where is it winter in mid-August?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Psst @raum I think it is Winter “Down Under” in Australia.

raum's avatar

Oh! Thanks, @Tropical_Willie! That totally makes sense now that I’m actually awake awake. I probably shouldn’t be on Fluther at 3:30am asking silly questions. :P

Mimishu1995's avatar

I like Sushi! My relationship with Sushi is very strange though. The idea of eating raw fish used to sound really disgusting to me. Then one day I went to a sushi restaurant with a bunch of people from a language center. There they ordered sushi, and I ate some piece of fish just to keep face. It was much better than I thought! Since then I have tried to find ways to reach out to sushi. I don’t tell anyone about my interest though, because most people can’t taste raw fish.
TJBM has a favorite food that scares people away.

raum's avatar

I like stinky tofu!
TJBM likes to collect things.

JLeslie's avatar

No. I am terrible at organizing and keeping things neat, and I don’t want to have to keep track of more stuff. I do sort of collect paintings and embroidered cityscapes in small picture frames, but that is the extent of any collecting I do. I don’t like a bunch of stuff around the house or displayed in cabinets.

TJBM Did some exercise today.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off for a month and a half. Does that count?

TJBM will tell us their favorite movie.

raum's avatar

The Princess Bride.

TJBM would like to share with us the contents of their Amazon cart or their last Amazon order.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I haven’t done any business with Amazon in years. I bought some piece of electronics, and it didn’t work. Amazon didn’t value my business enough to make good. I am an eBay buyer.

TJBM has bought a mystery box on eBay. What did you get?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I have not bought a mystery box.

TJBM got a puppy.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I haven’t got a puppy. But I used to have a dog. After it died we have never got another dog again.
TJBM will tell us their favorite movie, and the reason why they like it.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I have changed favorites several times over the years,and at my age I have seen enough to like some of them very much.
I like both Guardians Of The Galaxy movies because they are well written, very well cast, and whimsical. The music is my genre and my time.
Also, everyone of the characters is either hot, or loveable, even the women. I follow Yondu on FB.
I love the movie Robot and Frank for reasons only someone who is aging and too proud to accept help can understand. I would love for robot caregivers to be a reality and available.
I love the Pirates Of The Caribbean collection because, who doesn’t love a good swashbuckler.Captain Sparrow might follow an odd set of principles, but he sticks to them like glue. I think.
Support Your Local Sheriff was a favorite of my dad’s. It is a lot of tongue in cheek humor. I still laugh openly when I watch it. For humor to be good, all aspects need to be right on time. Otherwise, it falls flat on its face. The cast of that movie were perfectly in synch with each other.

TJBM likes at least one of the movies I listed, but why?

Dutchess_III's avatar

I have never seen Guardians of the Galaxy or Support Your Local Sheriff. I have seen Pirates of the Caribbean and I liked it because Johnny Depp is so damn hot in the movie, but I haven’t gone out of my way to see it again.

TJBM has begun replacing their DVD collection with an electronic movie collection from Amazon Prime Video.

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t think I own any DVDs. Maybe my husband has one or two. Oh, I do have a DVD of my wedding. It was originally done on VHS and I paid for it to be put on a DVD about 20 years ago.

I don’t have Amazon Prime.

TJBM walks 10,000 steps a day.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Some days, like yesterday, I’m sure I do. Other days not so much.

TJBM will tell us why they have no DVDs.

JLeslie's avatar

I never bought any. Didn’t feel like spending money on such things.

TJBM Has lived in the same city their whole life.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I have not. I was born in Texas, moved to West Seattle when I was 6 months old, then moved to Florida, lived in two places in Florida, moved to Kansas in 1967, when I was 9, lived in another town while our house was being built. After college I moved to Wichita. After my divorce I moved to the town I’m in now, and have been for 20 years.

Magical_Muggle's avatar

I lieu of another TJBM I’ll answer @JLeslie ?
I also haven’t lived in the same city my entire life, but for a large part of it. I can guarantee I haven’t spent as much time anywhere as @Dutchess_lll has, however! I was born in New Zealand before moving when I was around 6mo to Kazakhstan for around a year, to NSW in Australia for a few years then to London for a couple of years, then back to Aus but this time in Victoria where I still live!

TJBM Has a destination (local or not to you) that you absolutely love, and would recommend visiting if any of us were ever in the vicinity

JLeslie's avatar

Where I live is a must visit for anyone considering retiring, but it is fun for every age. I live in The Villages, FL, a retirement city. Many of you have heard me talk about it before. A golf cart city, over 50,000 golf carts driving around. Live music and dancing every night in all three town squares. 3,000 activities and clubs to choose from, and the majority are free. It is a cross between a college campus and a cruise ship. On our government site You can go under departments and recreation and see all of the fun. It is just over an hour north of Disney World.

TJBM Has been to The Villages, FL.

Patty_Melt's avatar

No. I have been to Disney World though, right after boot camp. I had a date for it. They bussed us from the base. Anybody who didn’t want to do that could spend the day in town.
We got a standing ovation at Mr Toad’s wild ride. We were both real embarrassed. He whispered what should we do? I whispered back that when it stops we get off, stand side by side, and bow deeply, then hurry to some other part of the park. We did, and got a second huge reaction.
I counted myself fortunate that I accepted the invitation of a man who was a good sport.

TJBM has encountered something weird at one of the Disney parks.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

What did you get a standing ovation for @Patty_Melt?

I have never been to a Disney park.

TJBM met their S/O in some odd place.

Brian1946's avatar

Nope. We met through a dating service and had our first date at a Denny’s.

TJBM can name 10 cities that are in either another county, state, province, or country. I don’t know if I can.

I’ll try Canada:

1. Vancouver
2. Victoria
3. Prince George
4. Prince Rupert
5. Kamloops
6. Edmonton
7. Calgary
8. Red Deer
9. Regina
10. Saskatoon

Patty_Melt's avatar

1 Winnemuca
2 Carson City
3 Reno
4 Gerlach
5 Las Vegas
6 Sparks
7 Henderson
8 Elko
9 Sun Valley
10 Wellington.
@Dutchess_III, the ride is dark. Military rules clearly state no public show of affection while in uniform, so when the ride started, we did what we had been wanting to for hours. He kissed me. I liked it,and the kiss lasted all the way through the whole ride. We didn’t notice we were back outside until we heard the cheers and applause. We actually still had our lips together when we whispered out a plan. Lol. He actually bowed with me.
I can’t for the Life of me remember his name. Sometimes I wonder what life was like for him after that.
We were not allowed to talk to the men during boot camp, even though we had classes together in the same room. Only the very bold got to plan a date by attempting to pass a note. After our date I never saw him again.

TJBM has experienced something which seems like it is from a fairytale.

Brian1946's avatar

No, but I slept with a female who has a hairy tail.

TJBM is not TJAM.

Dutchess_III's avatar

True.

TJBM has been stuck inside on a very hot day babysitting two 6 year old twins with instructions from their mother not to allow them to go out side to play in the hose or splash in a baby pool or anything outside.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Now what are the odds on that?
Okay, I won’t try you fool anybody. That describes my day exactly.
TJBM is buying that, and a bucket of rocks too.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Odds on what? That was my day today. It sucked. I did cheat a bit. I let them out for 5 minutes to pick tomatoes, another 5 to water the plants on the back deck, and they had to go on the deck to eat their orange juice Popsicles. Other than that, Savannah and I made necklaces and baked bread and Kale watched cartoons and played video games.

TJBM found out you can get video games on Youtube today. :/

Mimishu1995's avatar

What video are you referring to?
TJBM likes video games.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Meh. I’d rather be outside.

TJBM is afraid to go outside when it’s hot.

JLeslie's avatar

I’m outside all the time when it’s hot. I don’t know how hot we are talking? Once it’s in the 90’s I don’t like to be in the bright sun too long unless I can find some shade or I’m next a pool. I sometimes go out with friends to hear the live bands outside here, and in the summer I go later to miss the western sun burning us up. It’s downright dangerous in the intense heat without plenty of water to keep hydrated.

Below 90 I don’t think much about the heat at all. I like it warm outside. T-shirt + sandals = happy.

TJBM Does their own gardening and lawn care.

raum's avatar

I have a terrible brown thumb. Plants quiver in fear when I enter a nursery.

TJBM has a song stuck in their head. And would like to share it with us.

Dutchess_III's avatar

♪ “You’re still the one…who can scratch my itch. You’re still the one….who I always miss. We’re still havin’ fun, and you’re still the one.” ♫
Happy now?

TJBM is NOT happy now because they have that song stuck in their head now too.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I have a song stuck in my head, but I’m happy :)
TJBM likes music so much they don’t mind having a song stuck in their head.

JLeslie's avatar

@Mimishu1995 The older I get the less enthralled I am with music. It’s surprising to me. I still love music enough to not be annoyed if a song is stuck in my head though. Music has brought me great joy during my life. Maybe because I’m surrounded by it daily I’m taking it for granted now? Maybe because I haven’t heard much new music lately I’m not as excited? Maybe because my ears are ringing my brain as a protective measure has made me more appreciative of some time in silence.

TJBM has been to the National Postal Museum in Washington DC.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I have not.

TJBM has been to the Bluegrass festival in Winfield, Kansas.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Not if a dozen sodbusters had shotguns pointed at me.

TJBM is not a vampire…
yet.

raum's avatar

I appreciate my mortality.

TJBM has been on Fluther more than five years.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Just had 11th year anniversary.

TJBM has plans for the weekend.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I do. The lip on my bedframe on which the slats rest broke. I have to cut some wood pieces and construct a new base for the slats to rest on. It will be a time consuming task for me due to my physical limitations.

TJBM has had surgery which lasted longer than four hours.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I don’t know. When I had pneumonia, in 2012, they had to insert a tube between my ribs to suck out the crap from my right lung. I don’t think it lasted 4 hours but I don’t know because I can’t remember anything about my stay there….or the months leading up to it.

TJBM is paranoid about contracting a particular illness. Just got back from getting chest xrays. Doc thinks it’s pnemonia again…. :(

raum's avatar

Not contracting something per se. But there is a lot of mental illness in my gene pool. Part of me is just waiting for the day when my brain decides reality is over-rated.

TJBM still makes a wish when they blow out a dandelion.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Oh absolutely!

TJBM has seen the woman who scared off a wildcat with her music. :-D

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes I have!

TJBM thought this thread was gone forever.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I’m still here!
TJBM is here too.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I’m here!

TJBM is hungry.

Brian1946's avatar

True: I just inhaled some munchie-inducing herbal gases, and I can’t eat anything until after I’m done grocery shopping, which will be about 4+ hours from now.

TJBM will post an estimate of the current outside temperature of where they live.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

LOL! I figure it’s about 38 outside. I can throw a ball for Cato a couple of times without a coat.

TJBM worries about stuff.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Nope to old too worry.

TJBM knows how to pick a lock, in theory or in reality !

Patty_Melt's avatar

Not a key lock, but I can be pretty good with cheap barrel combo locks.
I’m working on a more expensive one now. I got a bike lock for my wheelchair, and forgot my numbers. Now I have to unscramble it.

Now TJBM is thinking about scrambled eggs. Cheese, or no?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Well yes cheese! Always cheese, of course.

TJBM is thinking about a ZZTop song.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Brian1946 Please give me some gases. I want to be full without having to eat rice :(
I don’t know what ZZTop is. Any link?
TJBM is enjoying a deserving rest. I just finished a chapter of my thesis and I’m waiting for my teacher to proofread it. So now I’m relaxing!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I don’t think I deserve it, but I am resting well.

TJBM has feet that hurt.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes. I have a nail puncture in the bottom of one. Seeing my doctor tomorrow.
@Mimishu1995, this is ZZ Top. They were huge during the 80’s.

TJBM knows the real way they chose their name.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Ouch!! How did you do that?

I do not know. But I will find out.

TJBM is Googling ZZTop.

Brian1946's avatar

Am not, because am already familiar with them.

I bought one of their albums in 1977. I think one of the lines I heard on one of the tunes, went something like, “How could you be so rude, to arrest a man for driving while blind?”. I like their 70’s material, more than what they did in the 80’s.

TJBM sees a green tornado in my avatar. ;-)

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Brian1946 you already know their name was a tribute to BB King?

Brian1946's avatar

@Dutchess_III Okay, now I AM going to Google them!

Have returned. I searched “ZZ Top BB King”, and apparently Billy Gibbons revered the King. So your assertion seems most plausible.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes, but I have admired your twister on another thread. I’m curious about the person standing in it. Are they big, or is the twister small?

I am watching Let’s Make A Deal. I got an idea. Instead of this Fluther meet and greet everyone keeps discussing year after year. We should all meet there, dressed to depict our Fluther name, or as a jelly, and we could be the whole audience.

TJBM will tell me what they think of my idea.

Mimishu1995's avatar

That sounds like a great idea! I wonder what everyone would wear then…
TJBM will tell us what they would wear.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I bet you would dress just like your avatar picture! Me, of course, I would be a sandwich with cheese melted over a beef patty. It would be a hoot to see Snowberry!
Maybe we should put the question forth to the community in meta. It would be fun, and some of us would leave with prizes!

TJBM will also describe their costume, and would they hug, kiss, or handshake Wayne Brady? (I’m going for all three!)

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Santa Claus

Trying to restart TJBM !

What is your favorite Italian meal?

JLeslie's avatar

Start a new one so it doesn’t take so long to load the Q.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

This one only has 134 now,TJBM answers, we usually go to 500.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Lasagna!

TJBM touched their face when nobody was looking.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Yeah, those ances need to go away!
TJBM is still here…

snowberry's avatar

I am, and I am back to this question after a very long hiatus.

TJBM Will help me come up with names for the ducklings that will be hatched soon. The nest is under the picture window by the front porch, and Mama Duck has finally gotten serious about incubating her eggs. I think she covers the eggs every time she leaves the nest so I can’t count how many eggs there are and I’m not going to disturb it. Anyway I have read that there could be up to a dozen babies, so I will need lots of names!

Patty_Melt's avatar

McBiscuit, Darius Fuzzbottom, Fluff, Dry, Waddles (of course), Mallory, Latefordinner, Fred

TJBM will add to the list.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Got to go with Ping and Tape.

TJBM will continue to add names.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Covid, Cornona, Mask, Rona

TJBM will add names for @snowberry‘s ducklings, soon to hatch.

JLeslie's avatar

Gigi, Bibi, Mimi.

TJBM made a cake or cookies recently and will share the recipe.

snowberry's avatar

I haven’t, but here’s a link to something yummy my daughter has made. Hamburger cupcakes! They looked real! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uyWfxYfqAQ

TJBM wants a link to my duck question. @Dutchess_III helped me post the picture on my duck question. Here’s the link. https://www.fluther.com/220149/would-you-help-us-with-our-duck-drama/#quip3637102

Patty_Melt's avatar

So I guess my answer is no. It is already there for me.

TJBM will tell a funny story a bit out a sibling.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Once, when my youngest sister was still a teenage, 18 or 19, she and Mom lived together in Washington. One day, while Mom was at work, Sis decided to make some cookies. Mom loves cookies. She didn’t hesitate to eat one. Mom said they were good….but something was a little off. She started asking my sister questions. Turns out they were out of eggs. Sis said, “No problem! I’ll just use this hard boiled egg that’s in the fridge!”

TJBM will tell a funny story a bit out a sibling.

snowberry's avatar

I didn’t have siblings, but my kids did. We had 5 of them. When our identical twins were newborn, I hit on the idea of painting the toenails of one of them so we could more easily tell them apart. One day a few weeks later I was painting the nails of one baby while my husband held her sister. He looked down and noticed she had kicked her little foot out of the blanket.

“Honey, I think we have them mixed up! Look, now they both have red toenails!”

TJBM will tell us another funny story of little kids.

Patty_Melt's avatar

OMG! Is it possible you switched them at some point before they were old enough to set you straight?!
An occasion like that would have caused me to take their footprint each day and check it against their birth certificates. Sometimes I have wondered how many times twins have gotten switched as infants.

My daughter was about four. We got on a city bus. There were no two open seats together, so to make things quick a lady offered the seat next to her for my daughter. When we got off the bus, her eyes were big, and she was silent, something new from her. I asked what was wrong. She asked if it was okay to keep this, and held out her hands. The woman had cleaned the coins out of the bottom of her purse and there was a couple dollars in pennies, dimes, and whatnot. She said the woman thought she was very cute and smart, and wanted her to have it. I told her she could keep it, but to never ask or hint for someone to give her stuff.

TJBM has an interesting monkey experience to tell.

snowberry's avatar

@Patty_Melt One twin was significantly heavier than her sister, so they we never really confused them. My idea of toenail polish was supposed to make it easier not harder. Obviously the joke was on me!

When I was a little girl the neighbor on the corner had a spider monkey. In the summer he would let it out to roam the neighborhood. My father was out clipping hedges in the backyard and he had no idea the monkey was out. You can guess what happened. I was out in the yard with him and we all heard this shriek. Then Monkey hopped out of the bushes picked up his tail and tried to stick it back on. We all felt so bad.

TJBM here’s another interesting animal story to tell

Patty_Melt's avatar

I’m in shock. I have to process a bit before thinking of an animal story of my own. How tragic!

I once watched a huge fish cross the street in front of my mom’s car.

TJBM is glad to be In today, because they weren’t feeling all that great anyway.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Yeah, I’m good today. I have been permitted by my teacher to do the next chapter. I’m happy that I finally get to progress, but that also means I’m going to be busier from now on :(

TJBM will tell us an interesting story they have experienced recently :)

snowberry's avatar

To continue with my story:

My mother in law was shocked, and I secretly enjoyed her panic that we might not be certain which was which. Now that the twins are 31, they very much enjoy telling people they’re not sure who is who!

TJBM has a secret passion.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, if I tell you it won’t be secret!

TJBM is ready to GO CAMPING!!!

Patty_Melt's avatar

Boy did you call that one wrong! Hey Dutch, are you okay? You don’t seem to be yourself today. pah dah pum!

I want to share a video which YT recommended to me. I posted a link on the peace pipe Q, but it seems noone is going to that thread.

TJBM will give these guys a thumbs up, and then share their thoughts on it here.

Patty_Melt's avatar

TJAM is TJBM.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Shockingly accurate!

TJBM will invite newbies to play TJBM.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Who should I invite?
TJBM has a suggestion.

raum's avatar

What about just posting a link to this question in Meta instead of inviting one jelly at a time?

TJBM is going to share a few of their favourite memes.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Is just one ok? This one..

TJBM is getting ready to eat pancakes.

AshLeigh's avatar

I’m seriously considering it now.
TJBM has weird snacking habbits.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. I don’t snack.

TJBM has crazy grandkids!

raum's avatar

Don’t have grandkids yet. But the amount of crazy in the gene pool makes this prospect pretty likely.

TJBM is going to recommend a song that goes well with pancakes.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Skinny marinky dinky dink
Skinny marinky dinky do
Iiii Looooove You!

TJBM is planning to go to a pancake feed at a local Baptist church. (Hope I don’t burst into flames when I walk through the door, heretic that I am!)

snowberry's avatar

Sounds yummy, but I’ll skip it.

TJBM eats left over pizza for breakfast.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

More than once ! !
TJBM like left over chili !

raum's avatar

Leftover chili is the best chili.
TJBM prefers dark chocolate over milk chocolate.

Brian1946's avatar

True, I do.

TJBM can name the galaxy that surrounds Sagittarius A.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well….The Milky Way. (I googled.)

TJBM is fascinated by astronomy and a lot of other things.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Yes. I am fascinated by KNOWLEDGE!
TJBM will write in more than two sentences.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No, she won’t!

TJBM is happy it’s the first day of spring!

Brian1946's avatar

Not meteorologically. We need a lot more rain and snow here in CA.
However, thanks for reminding me to change to my springtime avatar. :)

TJBM knows how to use Google maps to determine their longitude and latitude.
If so, they’re willing to share their latitude with us.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No! Well. Maybe. Later.

TJBM is officially tired.

Brian1946's avatar

Wichita is about 37.7º latitude. What surprises me is that their temperature is 71º, whereas ours is 70º, and it’s 2 hours earlier here. Also, there’s an Ottawa, KS; I grew up in Ottawa, Canada. ;-o

Basically true- I’m tired of anything that’s official.

TJBM will state the state where they live.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Kansas
Rural Kansas.

TJBM will tell us what they’re watching tonight.

Brian1946's avatar

Tonight I’ll be watching Dana Owens as The Equalizer.

TJBM knows Dana Owens’ artistic name.

snowberry's avatar

Nope, and I’m not going to “google” it.

TJBM craves a certain food. Tell us.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Ice cream! I just dreamed of eating some ice cream and now I really want it! Unfortunately this is not a good time I can do it.
TJBM googles everything they want to know.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I do. I google a LOT.

TJBM has Covid, probably.

raum's avatar

Already had it. Knock on wood that I don’t get it again!

TJBM has too many tabs open.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Nah.

TJBM hasn’t eaten yet today.

snowberry's avatar

I’ve eaten, and am about to eat again.

TJBM has worn out shoes.

JLeslie's avatar

A lot of worn out shoes. I need new shoes very badly.

TJBM knows how to sail.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes learned to sail a sailboat in Santa Monica, California at 9 years old. Use a compass at 10.

11 and 12 we went fishing in Ensenada, we would fish Monday through Friday. The captain would have me bring the boat back in to the harbor,it was a 45 footer. He would pay me with a Hersey bar, because he and the crew split the tips for cleaning the fish. Some days it was a 60 minutes trip back to the breakwater. Used the compass from the flying bridge

TJBM has been out of the country in the last two years.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. I’ve been all the way to Mexico as a kid tho.

TJBM took a home Covid test.

snowberry's avatar

No need.

TJBM has been in a treehouse. Tell us about it.

In my case, the treehouse was on my grandparents’ farm. My cousins spent hours perfecting it every summer.

JLeslie's avatar

When I was a little girl I played in more than one treehouse. Some of my friends had treehouses or friends of my parents and I always thought it was such a cool thing to have. I lived in an apartment building and just having a house seemed amazing to me, let alone having a treehouse on your property!

TJBM still does some hobbies that they did when they were young and will tell us at least one of them.

snowberry's avatar

Reading. I read a lot. I favor biographies. I love Corrie Ten-Boom’s books. They gave me inspiration during a dark time in my life.

TJBM is in a quandary.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Not at the moment.

TJBM can’t go see grandkids today due to sick.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

My grands live with me, so no problem. TJBM is enjoying being outdoors today.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It IS georgious out there.

TJBM is heralding spring’s arrival.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

POOOLLEEEEN !

TJBM has allergies; I sure do !

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. I have no allergies.

TJBM took their dog to the vet and he was finally a good boi there. They were even able to cut his toenails with out him screaming like a girl.

raum's avatar

Don’t have a dog. Though did manage to cut my own toenails the other day without any screaming.

TJBM keeps losing stuff.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Nope keep finding stuff. just found a piece of trim wood for the back screen door. Need to replace a section around the screen.

TJBM has a brad gun for nailing the trim pieces.

raum's avatar

I’ve got a nail gun. Would that work?

TJBM has too many projects to be finished.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yup!

Too big would split the trim.

TJBM is going out to mow, one of the projects.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Not yet…..

TJBM bought one of those nut rollers to roll up spiky gum tree balls.

raum's avatar

Don’t know what a nut roller is. Or a gum ball tree, for that matter.

TJBM can blow a very big bubblegum bubble.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Nope don’t chew bubble gum. TJBM is unusually tired today.

snowberry's avatar

No, I have plenty of energy, but I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll be in bed by the time the company I was expecting hours ago gets here.

TJBM wishes somebody would hurry up.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Nutgum tree seeds Those evil suckers lurk in my yard, challenging me to go barefoot! I DARE YA!

Seed roller.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes. I wish my husband would hurry up and get me something to eat for the first time today.

TJBM is a barefoot kinda person in the summer.

raum's avatar

Used to go around everywhere barefoot during the summer time. Looking back, I think that’s pretty unsanitary. :/

TJBM has made some questionable decisions.

Brian1946's avatar

So true, more than a few.

TJBM knows how to use Ctrl + f to count how many posts they have in this thread.

I have 21.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, can’t do functions on my phone. But on a desktop I’m wild with hot keys and f key.

TJBM is looking forward to the longer, warmer days.

snowberry's avatar

In some ways, yes.

TJBM likes to chew gum.

JLeslie's avatar

Love it, but I can’t do it like when I was young, because of muscle trouble. When I chew gum I click and clack and it drives my husband crazy.

TJBM knows several circle folk dances.

snowberry's avatar

No, but they look fun.

TJBM is hot on the heels of a new adventure. Tell us.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Not now, possibly this summer. Been trying to get a family reunion together for a few years, Covid precluded that awhile, now I’m disgusted with certain family members. TJBM has big plans this morning.

JLeslie's avatar

My boss is calling at 11:00am. Before that I need to do some work, and make three phone calls.

JLeslie's avatar

Oops. TJBM knows people who live in Ukraine.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Nope. TJBM is feeling antsy and agitated today.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. Content with my new front door.

TJBM knows how to basket weave.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Nope. I read or watch old movies to relax. TJBM is thinking about taking up a hobby.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. When my house is done I’ll think about hobbies.

TJBM wonders how they got in this position.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Depends on the position. If you mean married with two adult kids, a slew of grand kids, and two great grands, then yeah. From time to time. All good though. TJBM enjoys this TJBM game.

SnipSnip's avatar

I do.

TJBM is watching golf today.

snowberry's avatar

Nope.

tjbm types in lower case.

SnipSnip's avatar

No, I use proper grammar and punctuation. All of my educational endeavors promoted very strong language skills.

TJBM is regretting accepting an invitation.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No.

TJBM is helping someone out right now.

SnipSnip's avatar

I am.

TJBM forgot about the super moon last night.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

No, I saw it. Spectacular. TJBM is preparing supper.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. No supper

TJBM had a difficult day.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Not really worked all night and slept all day. TJBM did yard work today.

SnipSnip's avatar

Oh no; not my thing at all.

TJBM needs a pedicure.

Dutchess_III's avatar

LOLLLLOLL! Me? A pedicure? ROFLOL!

TJBM took care of a lotta kids yesterday.

Brian1946's avatar

Well, I was cuddling with 16-year old and 10-year old felines yesterday. ;)

TJBM uses plastic protective plugs in their unused electrical outlets.

SnipSnip's avatar

Nope.

TJBM has a relative who plays in a pro sport.

Brian1946's avatar

No.

TJBM thinks Elon Musk is looking for a backspang

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

I try not to think about Elon at all. TJBM went to sleep easily tonight.

SnipSnip's avatar

I always fall asleep immediately when my head hits the pillow.

TJBM hears more planes and choppers than usual.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yes 3 were the hospital’s Life-Star, military helicopter, road construction company’s Cessna Citation X (business jet) and two single engine prop plans. Three hospital flighst is not good news for someone.

TJBM has flown in a helicopter (first time I was 9 years old went to visit a friend 2 streets over from my house on a Saturday. his father worked at Bell in the 1950s. we went flying).

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. Never rode in one either.

TJBM is HOT! And not in the good way.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

No, thing in my truck says 98 F, but a breeze is blowing and it’s overcast. Feels cooler. TJBM has had enough of summer.

SnipSnip's avatar

It’s always summer here. The biggest difference in summer and winter is the population. We get a lot of northerners and Canadians here in the winter.

Brian1946's avatar

TJBM is not taking any medications.

SnipSnip's avatar

I take a few supplements. Sorry @Brian1946 for cheating you.

TJBM has experienced a truly strange thing in his or her home lately.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No.

TJBM watched the last Jan 6 hearing today.

SnipSnip's avatar

Naw, not a single second.

TJBM’s hair is naturally straight as a board.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. I finally figured out, in my 30s, that I had naturally curly hair. It’s pretty.

TJBM is ready for a major thunderstorm..

JLeslie's avatar

Sure, it’s summer, it’s going to storm where I am and even more so when I return to Florida. I’ll be back in Florida in a few weeks and mid July through September it storms almost every day.

TJBM hates cooking.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Only inside. Cook outs on the grill are jam up. TJBM is having a frustrating week.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Not exactly. Getting quotes on various home repair programs. Stressful. They’re insane with their pricing.

TJBM is ready for cooler weather.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Hell to the yes, but not holding my breath in Central Texas. I’ve seen temps in the low 90s on Thanksgiving. TJBM is having some rain cooled weather.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes!! Only in the 80s tomorrow and Friday! Bundle up!

TJBM is glad they didn’t have their arm torn off by a shark.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Won’t near shark infested water. I saw “Jaws”! TJBM is frustrated about something today.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes. I’m frustrated about my whole life.

TJBM has pets that are not dogs or cats.

SnipSnip's avatar

No pets.

TJBM has changed swim habits due to brain-eating organisms found in fresh water lakes and pools.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No.

TJBM still swims in the lakes unless they close them due to the bacteria.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Occasionally. Usually just picnic and let the grands swim. But no issues that I know of in our local lakes. TJBM enjoys the out door life.

SnipSnip's avatar

I enjoy my life wherever I am.

TJBM owns a safe.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Two one bolted to the floor in a closet.

TJBM has a heat advisory or heat warning.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Last week we did. 100⁰ + every day. Now, it’s suddenly 70….

TJBM needs help!

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Help with the heat! TJBM
will relax and take it easy tommorow.

SnipSnip's avatar

Yes, mostly.

TJBM participates on other QnA sites.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Used to, when Yahoo Answers was still functioning. It is no more. TJBM is using up that A/C today, big time.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not so much today. I’m alone with the AC on 82 and fan on…..very little clothing.

TJBM has a long-time envy of a friend but will never speak of it.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

No longer true. I did envy a friend at one time because he married a lady friend of mine. But that almost blew up in my face big time when she decided to turn her attention on me. No envy, all good, she’s happy I’m happy, gotta run. Careful what you ask for you might get it. TJBM hates texting.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. Texting is a fact of life for me.

TJBM had crazy grandkids over today.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

I have crazy grand kids every day. Fun though. TJBM has no kiddos in their life.

SnipSnip's avatar

The children in the family live far away so I don’t see them often.

TJBM is not a leader, but a follower.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. Pretty sure I’m a leader.

TJBM is preparing for another round of 100⁰ temps.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Yeah it never ends. Electric bill is outrageous. TJBM has seldom been so ready for fall.

JLeslie's avatar

No! I like it warm. I like the grass and trees green. I’m just fine how it is.

TJBM wants to go on the new ride at Disney Guardians of the Galaxy.

SnipSnip's avatar

Hell no…..for multiple reasons.

TJBM cuts his or her own hair.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yup, electric clippers!

TJBM has dinner in the oven.

SnipSnip's avatar

No, we’re going to have salad and French bread in a bit.

TJBM doesn’t use the oven in warm months.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

. . . . and . . . . .

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes I do.

TJBM wonders if she went the pool wearing men’s swim trunks (and a shirt) if she’d be allowed in the pool.

JLeslie's avatar

I wouldn’t wonder, I’d feel sure it would be fine. I would wear swim shorts without a care in the world. Some pools don’t allow cotton t-shirts, it has to be a “swim” material shirt, but probably most pools even allow cotton.

TJBM likes shopping at Trader Joe’s and will share a few of their favorite items from there.

raum's avatar

Love the mini ice cream cones from Trader Joes. We like to pretend that we are giants while we eat them.

TJBM wants a cold beer right now.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

I always want a cold beer. Not at work though. TJBM is also bending an elbow about now.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not a beer drinker, but enjoy!

TJBM wants to buy something that has grossly gone up in price recently…...decisions decisions.

raum's avatar

I just bought a glass hobnail marble. It was a lot cheaper just a few months ago. But happy to support artists. It’s been a tough stretch.

TJBM is looking forward to doing some travelling.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Not in the near future.

TJBM needs someone to make a meme for them.

SnipSnip's avatar

Nope, not on my shopping list.

TJBM knows how to use a meme generator.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes, but I prefer to make my own in Word.

TJBM is enjoying the heat.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Hell to the no. Never been so sick of summer. TJBM lives in a milder clime.

JLeslie's avatar

Nope. I’m in Florida most of the time, and right now in Charlotte, NC, which in late July and August might as well be Florida.

TJBM has bought clothes at Walgreens. (I did two weeks ago and surprisingly super happy with everything).

SnipSnip's avatar

I bought some Tshirts there which had the name of the city we were visiting. They were $4 and excellent quality. I took them home and spread them among the fam. That’s all.

TJBM loves to browse import stores.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. I stick with Amszon.

TJBM had a productive sleep last night

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

No but I’ve had a productive week at work with a buttload of overtime. TJBM likes a restful dreamless night.

raum's avatar

I rarely get restful sleep, so I appreciate it when I’m get it. But life would be so short without dreams. We get to live lifetimes in minutes.

TJBM often experiences lucid dreaming.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Lucid nuisance dreams. Dents on my car, holes in my grill, always something wrong. TJBM never has annoying dreams like that.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No I don’t.

TJBM got to see an old friend tonight.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

No. TJBM is dog tired and bone weary today.

Dutchess_III's avatar

And forgetful!

Why yes! I got to see an old friend today! It was one of the motherless boys my son brought home in High School. He, and 3 other smelly, sweaty motherless teen aged boys lived with me for a year.

TJBM has been to Hawaii.

Brian1946's avatar

No, and I’m not sure I’d want to go there.
I’d love to go swimming with some sea turtles and whale sharks, but I think the Yucatan peninsula is a better place for that. Also, the YP is the crash site for the asteroid that ended the Cretaceous era, and I’d like to see the Chicxulub crater.

TJBM has visited a country that’s not adjacent to the one where they live.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

I was a military brat so yes. Lived in several, visited many more. TJBM has been overseas.

JLeslie's avatar

Yes. Germany, Italy, England, Scotland, Japan, and Dom Rep. Also, if you count these, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, and Canada. I might be missing something.

TJBM has never had surgery.

snowberry's avatar

I’m sorry to say, no.

TJBM will tell us a good Dad joke.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not this time.

TJBM has gained some weight.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. I lost 20 pounds due to Covid and have kept it off.

TJBM is bailing on this thread.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Never I like it too much. TJBM wants a new TJBM thread.

Dutchess_III's avatar

We have one….and in you’re on it!
TJBM is cooking.

SnipSnip's avatar

Not yet.

TJBM is going to clean out the garage and/or storage shed just any day now…

SnipSnip's avatar

Well, this one has not been archived.

TJBM is enjoying hummingbird migration.

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