Recently a friend sent me and a few of her friends 20 Questions. I've seen it on a few blogs elsewhere too. I answered, and sent it back to her, but thought it would be fun to do it on my blog.
Here we go-....
1. Why did you start your blog?
Which one? LOL. I started my original blog 'SUNNY SAYS' way
back in 2004. The honest answer is because Paul, my husband had started
one about him coming to live in the USA and I've always loved writing
and it looked like fun and a lot was going on in my life that I wanted
This one is my baby- my main blog.
Over the years I've had different blogs for different things that are going on in my life.Over the years I've had nine of them.
At the moment- I have 3 going.
This one- Sunny Says.....www.sunnysez.blogspot.com
My Photography blog-LavadasP365........www.lavadasp365.blogspot.co.uk
and my weightloss one.....SkepticElle.
I'll skip telling the addie of that one since it's a private one.
I love writing and sharing my experiences...with pretty much anyone that's interested.
2. What made you choose your blog name?
honestly, again. I didn't. Paul set it up for me one night while I was
up at my moms visiting with my dad who had just come out of remission
from Prostate Cancer. I had been talking about starting one for a couple
of weeks, but just couldn't find time to take an hour or so to set it
up.......That's how long I thought it would take anyway. I came home
just as he was setting it up and he asked me what I wanted to title it-
and I didn't have a CLUE what to name it- so I asked him to choose a
name for it. He chose Sunny Says and , Of Course, I loved it.
Unfortunately, someone else had the spelling for SunnySays as the mail
name, so I ended up using www.sunnysez.blogspot.com for the domain name.
Shame really. And yes- I've thought about changing the spelling on the
title so it matches, but as usual- somehow never have found the time to
3. What is your favorite thing that has come from blogging?
easy. It's all the new friends and interesting people I've made from
who has visited my blog, left comments, and stayed on visiting. Some of
them I've even met in Real Life and are friends with on SKYPE and Facebook, too!!
Simple as that!!!
4. What is your favorite color and why?
I have several. I can't choose.
In a kitchen- it's buttery yellow. It's a happy color and everyone should have a happy kitchen to create in.
have basically 4 colors I wear and use consistently...Black, white,
red, and electric blue. They are the colors I'm most comfortable and
5. What inspires you?
than anything it's music....and seeing the good in people. Both seem to
touch my soul and make me want to create and be an inspiration to
6. What’s your guilty pleasure?
I would love to be able to tell you, but alas, I cannot. Tis a hideous evil thing and it would be branded in your mind forever.
one thing I CAN confess to is having a lazy, lazy day. I rarely can
settle down and just do absolutely nothing and I always feel so guilty
when I do manage to catch some absolute downtime....but man,oh,man....is
7. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
It's a combo....Homelessness and Hunger. If it were up to me those two
things would be wiped from the face of the earth- forever. Nothing fills
me with such sorrow as knowing someone out there has no place to call
home...no place to sleep, or sit down and relax or take a nice shower or
bath, or to call their own...even if it is just rented.
It hurts me to know there are people who go to sleep hungry- and wake up
hungry. And that they have no idea where their next meal is coming from
or when it will be.
8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I think I've lived in the two most wonderful places in the world. South Carolina, and England.
I've found I love to visit other places tho!!! And plan on doing a lot more OF it!!
9. If you could change something about your home, without worrying about
expenses, what would it be?
Oh Lord, the kitchen. My kitchen is TINY- and if only it were a big country kitchen I would be on cloud nine!!!
The only other things I can think of I might change is I would quite
like to have a gas burning fireplace made of stone, and lovely wood
Other than those things, I can't think of anything I would change
.......altho now I look at it- those are some pretty big things!!!
10. Who is your celebrity crush (boy or girl) and if you could spend a day
with them what would you do?
Male would be Tom Hanks. Hands down my favorite actor of all times. Running a close second would be Sean Connery.
Female would be Allison Scagliotti who plays Claudia Donovan in Warehouse 13....Close second would be Erica Cerra who plays Jo Lupo in Eureka.
I would hope they (Male and Female) would be as much fun off camera as their characters are on the shows.
What would we do?
I think a Horseback trip for the day and then either a pool party or Formal dinner party that night would be fun.
11. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
None if it's going on MY credit card. Now ask me what store I would
choose if I wanted to max out Daddy Warbucks credit card and it would be
any high end shoe or clothing store.
I love me some heels and clothes.
12. When you were a child, what did you want to
be when you grew up?
model. I took part in a few local fashion shows when I was in high
school, but then life got in the way and I got married and became a
mommy and for reasons I wont go into right now, went into law enforcement instead.
If I had to do it over, I'd have went into something a bit more lucrative and creative like Architecture or Photography.
okay tho.....I'm doing a bit of the photography as a hobby now and the
road I took led me to where I am now and I'm finally truly happy. If
only my loved ones hadn't passed away too early, I would be in 7th
13. What was your first job?
My very first job was delivering advertising for my Uncle Tommy's
remodeling and painting company. My next was working retail at the local
Family Dollar Store. And my third was working at....McDs!!! Morning shift-
had to be in work at 5:30 AM for a 7AM open time. LOVED having my
breakfast of Apple-Cinnamon Cream Cheese Danish covered in Vanilla Ice
cream with a cup of coffee!! My rear-end regrets it now tho.
14. What is your best memory?
I don't have A BEST memory. I have LOADS of favorites. Family
Vacations....My children's births, the births of my grand babies and a
very special little grandniece, getting my drivers license(after only
two tries!!), waking up to my little girl's cooing in her crib and
hearing her laughing, waking up to see both my little boys staring into
my face holding a can of oysters because they wanted Oyster Stew for
BREAKFAST!!!!, My kids weddings, a special request from my son to take a
photo of his GF's face when he surprise proposed to her, The first time I
met my husband, our first kiss, his proposal, and our wedding and
subsequent move to England.... snuggling with my daddy and holding his
hand and us talking about all the things we remembered from my childhood
and me asking him all the things I had always wondered about...How him
and mom met, how he proposed to her, what he said when they found out
they was expecting ME,......just hours before his condition took a turn
for the worse and he passed away....My husband holding me when I have
one of my nightmares and reassuring me that it's all just a
dream.......My Sisters Picnic with my sisters and one of my Chosen
sisters taking the photos for me and just letting us carry on with our
foolishness without raising an eyebrow,.....Every single Christmas of my
life........I could go on for pages and pages and pages......
15. Would you rather live near mountains or by the sea?
Well, the Mountains to be honest.....but I do love me some beach during the cooler months of the year. Is that normal????
16. What do you consider the best TV Show or Movie ever created?
Oh My......Best TV show has to be MASH. I could watch it for hours and
never get bored. I also like Big Bang Theory and Little Britain.
Best Movie- So many I love, but Shawshank Redemption is probably at the
top of the list. Of course, so is ELF, along with All of the Lord Of The
Rings Movies. And for me and my BESTIE- Thelma and Louise!!!
17. How would you describe yourself in three words?
18. If you knew that tomorrow your life would change forever, what would you
do to appreciate today?
Nothing different than I already do. I know for a fact that life can
change in a moment- and I try to live my life so I wont regret a moment
or feel I've wasted it in any way, shape or form. I do what I have to do
to live, go to work, do chores and errands, and such, but I also don't
miss a chance to make the most of the rest of my life either. I tell the
people I love just that...many times a day- much to a few peoples great
annoyance. Some people think that saying I love you 5 times a day makes
it less special- but I disagree. I think I want everyone to know how
much I care for them and appreciate them. I never want anyone I love to
say "I wish Sunny/Lavada/Mom had told me more often how much she loved
me".... or "I wonder sometimes how she really felt". They know -because I
All. The. Time.
19. Favorite blog (or blogs)?
I have several. Every Day I go to a few.....One of my dearest friends
has one I go to, but it shall remain nameless because it's a private
blog......I also go to In Dodd We Trust (sadly defunct now), Layabouting, Pinterest Addict, Refashionista, Witless Protection Program, and Southern Plate. I'm also faithful to Life-What The Hell is Going On,
but someone hasn't posted on there in months because he has a big
project going and doesn't have enough hours in the day to do it all.
20. One thing you’ve learned about yourself in the last year.
I knew I was independent, but I didn't realize how much I LOVE my
independence. Oddly enough, I've also found out I need to feel I'm making a
difference in someone's life beside my own.
Now...that's it for my 20 Q & A's. Do you have anything you'd like to know? Just ask.