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I was given a meme

1 What is the most annoying and untrue thing that people say

'":God does not give us more than we can handle."

Leaving aside debates about God, this is observably untrue. Some people are given way more than they can handle. And it is said with a sort of unseemly speculation about other peoples lives.



2. Favorite Smells

Oh, so many:  woodsmoke, wet leaves, fog, the ocean, dog, skunk, (when it is far enough away to be a mere suggstion of itself, and also someone else's problem,) clean man-sweat, new babies, libraries,sawdust,  goats, horses, books, pizza... I could go on. And how strange that these are almost all the smells of my childhood.



3 Free time fun

She specified not writing so we will not list that. (See, not listed,) So: reading, swimming in the ocean, walking outdoors, watching people and making up stories about the things they do, computer games, (some of them,) cooking sometimes, 

I guess it says something about my life that this is a real stumper. Much more easy to think of things that smell good



4  Clothing style

I would describe it as:  'Nothing to see here, moving on...'  I like  T shirts, jeans, sneakers Sometimes I wear a skirt. I have not spent money on clothing very much over the years.



5 Last movie that made me cry

I have not been to the movies in a long time. And we have gotten rid of our TV too. I did recently get quite weepy watching a Budweiser ad on Youtube. And many books have made me cry. 'To Kill a Mockingbird'  reduces me to mush every time. Also 'Little Women' and 'Charlottes  Web' and 'Once and Future King'

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amaraal
Feb. 8th, 2013 11:28 am (UTC)
Last movie that made me cry: Brokeback Mountain. And I can't stand watching 'Cyrano de Bergerac' with Depardieu. The last scene, when he is dying and still denying that he was in love with his cousin. *sobs*

I'm delighted to hear that 'out there' are a few more people without a tv! *hugs*
eglantine_br
Feb. 8th, 2013 12:06 pm (UTC)
I find it very soothing and quiet not to have the TV. We agreed this fall to try doing without it, and agreed after a month or so that none of us really miss it.
mylodon
Feb. 8th, 2013 11:41 am (UTC)
Last movie to make me cry - Senna. Got into a right state. And I agree entirely about number 1. Just the sort of thing I want to smack my fellow "Christians" round the chops for.
eglantine_br
Feb. 8th, 2013 12:17 pm (UTC)
I am woefully behind on movies. Of course, Retribution makes me cry too. (I figured that was assumed.)

Glad you know what I mean about number 1. The worst thing about it is that the people who say that are trying to help. They just are very bad at it!
anteros_lmc
Feb. 8th, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
God does not give us more than we can handle.
Thankfully I have never heard anyone say this. If I had, I would probably feel inclined to slap them!

I love your list of favourite smells :) I would add meadowsweet to that list. Do you know that flower? You might have a different name for it.

Films often make me cry, I am a bit of a sap in that respect, books too. You would have to have a heart of stone (or serious arachnophobia) not to cry at Charlotte's Web.
eglantine_br
Feb. 8th, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
It goes without saying that I cried over 'Retribution.'

Oh, also Henry IV, and Henry V. (Hiddleston for one, and Branaugh for the other,)

"I know thee not, old man." I wept for Falstaff.
_likimeya
Feb. 11th, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
I love the smell of fog, too! It smells so clean and somehow blots out everything else, just as it makes everything invisible.

'":God does not give us more than we can handle."
That is an incredibly stupid thing to say! And it seems to me that it is only a small step from there to saying that a person surely deserves their fate…

I don't have TV either. And every time I see a poster or hear people talking about their shows, I am reminded of how much I do not miss it. :D But I have a TV, and no self-discipline whatsoever when I'm in the DVD sections at the shopping centre… :o)
bauhiniakapok
Oct. 3rd, 2016 02:52 pm (UTC)
I love not having our tv hooked up. Nasty noisy things. There is more control of content, and time limitation, with just watching DVDs. However my kids have discovered YouTube...
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