SYW: Why Not?

I keep seeing people doing this, and it’s just a little too much temptation to ignore, so I’ll try this and see how well it goes over. Melanie B. Cee over at sparksfromacombustiblemind puts the questions on her blog every week and we all answer them in a blog post and ping her (which might or might not work) so everyone else can find the answers. Okay? Okay! Let’s get started…

What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery or came into a huge fortune? Gut the house and have it completely redone so that it was handicapped-friendly and completely low-maintenance.

Which decade do you think had the best sense of style? The 1940’s. Or maybe the 1950’s.

Would you rather be half your height or double your weight? At my current weight, my BMI would be 201 if I was half my height. At my current height, my BMI would be 100 if I was twice my weight. Either way, I’m screwed, but not as badly with twice the weight. And yeah, I need to lose weight.

If you wanted to get away from everyone totally, where would you hide? In a cabin in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

What do you do that you love? Write the blog.

15 thoughts on “SYW: Why Not?

  1. Thanks John for Sharing Your World! I hope you enjoyed the experience and come back again to participate. I love your ‘era’ for the fashion as well, although watching an old film on TV last night (1941) some of the necklines on the womens’ dresses were a bit too revealing for my own taste. But classy? Oh yeah. They had that in spades! 😀


  2. If I won the lottery, I would move to Blue Ridge, Ga and donate to the ASPCA. Half my height or double my weight – um, neither. I like clothes from the 1950s because they had style. If I had to hide it would be in the mountains of Blue Ridge, Ga.


  3. Love these questions and answers! I would give some to my family, donate to an animal shelter in need and go on a vacation. The 1950’s has the best clothing…so elegant. I would be half my height as long as I can get rid of my weight. I would disappear to a mountain cabin in the alps. I love making cards so that is what I would do.


    1. I think I chose the ’40’s because of the double-breasted suits. I’ve always liked that look. The two-tone shoes, though, not so much. I think the website I found those pages on is more a costume site than an actual fashion site, so you have to take a lot of it with a grain of salt.


    1. I had a friend who had a house built, and hearing her talk about the experience turned me off to the idea. It’s almost a second job riding herd on the contractor and builder (and the subcontractors). I’d be more likely to buy a brick ranch, I think…


  4. The western UP is beautiful, isn’t it? I think I’d prefer being closer to Marquette than Iron Mountain, though — better services there if needed.

    I grew up vacationing in the western UP, part of it camping near Sidnaw (Perch Lake) and part of it near Republic, between Iron Mountain and Marquette. When my dad retired, my parents moved to the Republic area.


    1. My high school physics teacher came from the very tip of the UP, just the other side of the Minnesota state line. He was a proud Finlander, like a lot of the people from the UP.

      I spent some time on the Keweenaw peninsula for work, in the Hancock/Houghton metroplex (?). Very nice area during the spring, colder than a penguin’s butt and very snowy in the winter and very humid in summer. I kind of liked it…


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