Guest Post – Linda Mace

Hey everyone! Time for another guest post. This time its my amazing friend Linda@EveryoneElseHastheBestTitles. I’m so excited to present this post. She’s an amazing person, full of positivity with a perplexing view on life. A canine lover just like me. The best part about her is that she appreciates the little things in life, which is so hard to find in people in today’s world. I’m sure you’ll realise this when you see her answers. I’m sure you’d love her too once you see them.

Here we goooo!

1- Introduce yourself to everyone.
 
Hello, everyone!  I want to thank my dear friend Silas for inviting me to do a guest post on his blog.  He is a lot of fun and has a terrific perspective on life that’s unique and wonderful.  Check out his blog here  https://thekayasthajournal.wordpress.com/ 
(On that note check out her blog too, It’s terrific. Everyone Else Has the best titles. )
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2- I see you are quite fascinated by dragons, why is it so?
 
That’s a good question!  When I was a kid, I remember the song “Puff the Magic Dragon” and I always that it was cool.  I never knew it was a reference to marijuana, but that’s kind of funny now.  I’ve always loved stories with dragons in them.  I always thought they were misunderstood.  These days I’ve been watching Game of Thrones and the dragons there are amazing.  I’ve always been a stuffed animal collector and dragons have always been one of my favorite categories.  Right now I am obsessed with Worry Eaters, also known as  Sorgenfresser in their native country.  They are these little stuffed monster-typed stuffed dolls who have zipper mouths.  The idea is that kids can write down or draw their fears and worries, stuff them into the worry eater’s mouth, and then the worry should go away.  I LOVE this idea!  Besides, they are cute!

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3- You have pets, can you tell the readers about them and share a few pictures?
 
I have two Great Danes.  One is an absolute angel named Levi and he is 8 years old.  The other is a 9-month old demonic puppy named Walter.
I have two cats.  One is a big fluffy calico named Lily and she is 10 years old.  The other is Echo and he is a tiny all black Siamese and he’s 18 years old!
I have a 50 gallon tank of freshwater fish.  I only keep fish from the Amazon so their needs are similar.  I have big vegetarian fish and little carnivores!

This is Walt. (OMG how cute is the second pic! ❤ ❤ <3)

White one is Levi. (I see Levi is passing me a blink. xD)

These are the cats. Lilly is the black one and Echo is the Calico cat.

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4- I’ve been meaning to ask this, I saw on many of your award posts you’ve asked people, their favorite cloud. I would love to know why?
 
I have always loved clouds.  I think it comes from a combination of my Mom’s fascination with weather and my love of science.  I not only like the looks of clouds, but how they form is fascinating.  Weather is fascinating.  I am a proud member of The Cloud Appreciation Society https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/  They have an app where you can take a pic of a cloud, tell them what it is, and if you are right it gets added to your life list of clouds.  It’s like a game with stats and you get to share your clouds with others all over the world.  Lots of fun!
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5- Your favorite author and his favorite book.
 
This is really hard.  The author is easy.  Tom Robbins, hands down.  Favorite book of his?  Pick one, pick any; they are all amazing!
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6- One book that you desperately wanna live.
 
Wow, I don’t really have a book that I’d want to live.  Oh wait!  I have a children’s book that I would want to live!  Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  Monsters, a great rumpus, and a hot supper…oh yeah!
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7- You have one day to yourself and everything is free in the world. What do you do?
 
I would try to ride every mode of transportation I could.  I love riding trains, taking boat rides, flying in small planes, all sorts of transportation.  I have never ridden in a hot air balloon or flown in a helicopter or been on a fan boat.  I’m sure there are many, many more forms I haven’t even thought of, yet.

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8- You get to be your favorite animal for one day, what would it be and what would be your itinerary. 
 
Can I be a dragon?  I would like to do good deeds as a dragon so people wouldn’t be afraid of my kind.  Dragons are so misunderstood.

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9- You have magical powers for one day, what do you do?
 
Wow, this is a hard one.  I’d like to think that I could get all of the world leaders together and get them to stop promoting war.  OH, I know what I would do.  
 
I would put an end to animal cruelty.
I would protect all endangered species, even our own.
I would try to promote the importance of bees.  They are dying and we need them.
I would also get rid of all the wires in the world.  Wireless baby, it’s the only way. 
 
Also, it would be nice if we could all use fingerprint technology as much as possible.  Passwords are so tiresome!
 
I would give the arts the same budget as sports.  Can you imagine a world where a concert would cost the same as a football game to produce. Or a play would be as expensive to put on as a basketball game?  The arts are greatly underfunded and unappreciated.
 
I would become Donald Trump’s chief advisor and get him to:
 
Stop his silly notion that climate change is a hoax.
Stop ruining the environment for profits for the rich
Stop the misogyny
Stop hating immigrants…we are all immigrants here.
Stop promoting anti-Muslim hatred
Stop promoting racism of all kinds
Stop talking before thinking
Stop taking healthcare away from the poor to put money in the pockets of the rich
Stop getting rid of people because they disagree
Stop hiring people because all they do is agree
 
Oh gosh, the list is way too long and would probably take more than a day.  Sooo, I would take my magical powers to make the day a lot longer so I could push my ideas and make them Trump’s agenda and save the world.  Hahaha, if only it were that easy.

(HAHAHA I love this answer!)

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10- Bel, Cindrella, Snow white, Elsa…. which princess story you wanna live or see in real life?
 
This one was a bit of a puzzler because I’m not much of a princess person and I haven’t kept up on my princess stories.  However, I took a look at some princess bios and one was just awesome.  I’m not sure if she’s really a princess, but I want to be Mulan.  She’s strong, powerful, brave and pretended to be a guy so she could become a warrior and make her family proud.  It’s kind of sad that she had to pretend to be a guy to become a warrior, but as a society, we’ll get there someday.  As I was reading along I found out she had a dragon!  Perfect!  The cricket was just an added bonus!
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11- Your top 5 holiday destinations.
 
We have two places we like to go every year if we can.  The first is Littleton, New Hampshire.  It’s a small town and we just love it there.  One of its big attractions is the longest candy counter in the world!  Another cool thing is that it has the oldest motel in New Hampshire.  I think I’ll do a post on that one. It’s a really cool place.
 
A second must location for vacation is St. Andrews by the Sea in New Brunswick.  It’s a little tourist town, but it’s like tourist towns were years ago.  It’s very laid back and it’s nice to just hang out by the ocean, go shell or rock hunting, and eat some really great food.  We have been there so many times we almost always do the same things, eat at the same places and stay at the same place.  Again, there is a really cool old motel there and we have become friends with the owners over the years.  I love old motels.  Don’t ask me why, but they seem to have kitschy character.
 
Another place we have visited and enjoyed is Montreal.  It’s a really nice city and has some great sights.  I LOVE the botanical garden there.  I haven’t been there in years and I hear they now have an insectarium.  That is definitely on my bucket list.  Bugs fascinate me.  I know, I’m weird, but there it is.  Plus, and perhaps most importantly, one of my best friends lives there.  🙂
 
I really enjoyed a week I spent in Chicago.  It was a business trip and I got to stay at the Drake Hotel, go to the Shedd Aquarium, take the architecture boat tour. It was loads of fun.
 
On of the best places to spend a holiday is right here in Maine.  Maine is known as Vacationland, and for good reason.  In the summer it is the best place on earth as far as I’m concerned.  We spend a lot of days just going to the lake or the ocean.  In the fall the leaf colors are brilliant and we do a foliage tour.  In the spring we open up “camp” which is our little cottage on a lake.  I can just sit in the screen porch and watch an amazing amount of wildlife.  The list goes on and on.  I’m not a big fan of cold weather, but the snow is gorgeous when it first falls on the trees.  It’s truly a winter wonderland.

(Ahh! I just wanna visit them all now!)

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12- You are stuck in an island with only a mp3 player, what would your top 5 songs be?
 
This one is really hard.  I am so out of touch with modern music.  I really ought to make it a priority to listen to the modern stuff.  Anyhow, here is my list in no particular order:
 
1.  Talking Heads  Burning Down the House
2.  Yo Yo Ma  The Bach Cello Suites
3.  Elvis Costello  Oliver’s Army
4.  The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go
5.  The Climax Blues Band  Couldn’t Get It Right
6.  Fatboy Slim  Weapon of Choice
7.  Bootsy Mug Push
8.  Aretha Franklin  Respect
10. Joe Jackson  Jumpin’ Jive
11. Jane’s Addiction  Been Caught Stealing
12. Joni Mitchell  Twisted
13. The Offspring  Original Prankster
14. Paul Simon  You Can Call Me Al
15.Prince   Chocolate Box
16. Propellerheads  Take California
17  Queen  Killer Queen
18. The Ramones  I Wanna Be Sedated
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers  Hump de Bump
20. Lou Reed  Good Evening, Mr. Waldheim
21. Rick James  Super Freak
22. The Soundtrack of the Rocky Horror Picture Show  Sweet Transvestite.
23. Rolling Stones  Start Me Up
24. Spin Doctors  Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
25. The Strokes  Under Cover of Darkness
30. Tone-Loc  Funky Cold Medina
31.  Us3  Canaloop (Flip Fantasia)
32. Stevie Ray Vaughan Couldn’t Stand the Weather
33. The Velvet Underground  I’m Waiting for the Man
35. Wild Cherry  Play that Funky Music White Boy
36. Warren Zevon  Lawyers, Guns and Money
37. Cake  Short Skirt Long Jacket
38. Barenaked Ladies  Get in Line
39. Lady Gaga  Born This Way
40. Beatles  Drive My Car
41  Dire Straits  Money for Nothing
42. Timbuk 3  The Future’s So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)
43. Bella Fleck and the Flecktones  Sinister Minister
44. Glenn Miller Orchestra  In the Mood
45, NRBQ  Me and the Boys
46. Smash Mouth  Walkin’ on the Sun
47. ZZ Top  Sharp Dressed Man
48. David Bowie  Modern Love
49. Boz Scaggs T-Bone Shuffle
50. James Brown Get Up
Wait!  You said FIVE!!???  Not 50?  Damn!  Totally misread that!  ;P
(Oh my god, ahahah! She’s amazing isn’t she?)
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13- Your favorite food, that you just can’t resist.
 
Chocolate is very high on the list, but a good New York-style cheesecake is probably my favorite.
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This has been so much fun. You’re an amazing spirit Linda. I hope I get to post about you more often on my blog. Haha.

Have a nice day. 🙂

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9 Comments

  1. Her blog should totally be called LindaHasTheBestAnswers. #9! We need to get you magical powers ASAP and I’m still laughing at the 50 not 5 hahaha!

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