The Decade Tag

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So, I’m still working out the next chapter for Winter Kill, so you won’t be seeing that for a little bit yet, sorry, but then I saw this tag called The Decade Tag on Teresa’s blog, which I had begun to check out cause she would give some really cool story prompts which I’ve written several posts in response to. Bonus for this tag: on her site, she said that anyone who was interested could do it, so *shrugs* why not?

You can check out her post of the tag here: https://maplesswanderer.wordpress.com/2020/01/11/the-decade-tag/

THE RULES:

  • Please share a link to the creator of the tag: jesusluvsall.wordpress.com
  • Share some highlights for you over the past decade and if you want, a few low points
  • Β Tag whoever you wish to
  • Ask them some questions
  • Use any picture appropriate for such a tag

MY HIGHS AND LOWS:

Um…yeah, well. My lows are not up for discussion at the moment, apart from my father having three strokes around the end of 2018 and being in hospital for a while, which, as I’m sure you can imagine, was a very stressful and emotional time for us all. My highs have been: My father, despite having THREE strokes, was still able to walk, talk – the whole bit (apart from some memory loss) – and he has greatly recovered, which is such a relief! It’s nothing less than a miracle.

Getting published for the first time in 2019 and then that same year go on to publish about 5 other books.

Going to the theater thrice last year for the first time in years – both movies I went to see (one once, the other twice) were excellent and the second one – Frozen 2 – was well worth the price of admission, in my humble opinion.

Other highs have been with far less big things, more revolving around little things.

TERESA’S QUESTIONS:

 

What was the last book you read?

The book Divergent in Veronica Roth’s famous Divergent trilogy.

 

What is your favorite adaptation?

Of a book? The movie adaption of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It is EPIC!!! Strongly recommend both the books and the movies.

 

If you could write a book, what would it be about?

HAHAHAHA!!! I literally burst out laughing at this question, as will everyone else who’s been following this blog.

I’ve already done it.

Several times over.

tenor

 

If you could go back in time and tell your 10 year old self to become something, what would it be?

Whatever it would be about.

MY NOMINEES:

Whoever is interested.

MY QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

  1. What is the best thing that has happened to you over the last decade?
  2. What is something that you have learnt (it doesn’t have to be profound) that you have learnt over the past 10 years?
  3. The last movie you watched at the theaters/on Netflix, Disney+, etc., etc./or on DVD?
  4. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the last movie/TV series/Series’ episode/book you watched/read?
  5. Do you love my blog?

Enjoy, and have fun!!!!

 

 

 

 

109 thoughts on “The Decade Tag

  1. Praying for your dad!!

    BTW, You cannot have TEC Updates. You’re not The Eclectic Contrarian. So have Rachael updates from now on 😁😝

      1. I’m not familiar with all the latest music and singers, but the ones I have listened to are quite good, but I haven’t listened to much.

      2. Here’s the lyrics to it:
        I was the one who had it all
        I was the master of my fate
        I never needed anybody in my life
        I learned the truth too late
        I’ll never shake away the pain
        I close my eyes but she’s still there
        I let her steal into my melancholy heart
        It’s more than I can bear
        Now I know she’ll never leave me
        Even as she runs away
        She will still torment me
        Calm me, hurt me
        Move me, come what may
        Wasting in my lonely tower
        Waiting by an open door
        I’ll fool myself, she’ll walk right in
        And be with me for evermore
        I rage against the trials of love
        I curse the fading of the light
        Though she’s already flown so far beyond my reach
        She’s never out of sight
        Now I know she’ll never leave me
        Even as she fades from view
        She will still inspire me
        Be a part of everything I do
        Wasting in my lonely tower
        Waiting by an open door
        I’ll fool myself, she’ll walk right in
        And as the long, long nights begin
        I’ll think of all that might have been
        Waiting here for evermore

        What do you think of it?

      3. And I’ve heard and read FAR more mature stuff – even my little brothers (some of who are under 10) handled it quite fine. Weren’t bothered at all.

    1. My Dad says to say thank you. He’s really touched by all the support. One of the amazing things is about the whole ordeal is that the hospital staff said that they have up to 80 people at ANY ONE TIME that are affected by strokes and that my father was THE ONLY ONE that was able to walk, talk, do maths (and all correctly, too, without an help with a calculator or anything) and that they could understand and that he could understand them back.
      God’s amazing, isn’t he?

    1. Like your new handle. Is Sam you’re real name or a pseudonym?
      Thanks. We are, too.
      I loved it! Very well done. I also loved the movies as well. Have you seen them?

      1. I saw the Divergent movies before starting on the books and I loved the movies, though I’d probably say that the book was better because it included a lot more detail and such. But I’d have to watch the first Divergent movie again to be absolutely sure.
        Yeah. Books are usually better – except for the Walden Media Narnia movies. I find I enjoy them more than the books, though I do love the books.

    2. The amazing thing is with my father having the strokes is that the hospital staff said that they have up to 80 people at ANY ONE TIME that are affected by strokes and that my father was THE ONLY ONE that was able to walk, talk, do maths (and all correctly, too, without an help with a calculator or anything) and that they could understand and that he could understand them back.

  2. If you are interested, I have a writing prompt for you. I keep thinking about it but I’m just not a writer… but you are and it’s up your alley!

    Ok… so it’s about a guy that stays hermitted in his house. And all he has is a computer in which he talks to people almost day and night. There are 7 people he talks to of various ages, genders and walks of life. But it’s his only outlet because he never leaves home. They talk about life, love, politics and religion and current events.

    But lastly, someway somehow he finds out in the end the he’s been talking to a single person the whole time and they live on the other side of the world.

    I know you can do something awesome with this if you want to write it πŸ™‚

    1. Don’t be modest!!! You ARE a writer – and a damn good one (excuse my language)! I’ve read your stories – so don’t try and tell me that you’re not good!
      Okay, I’ll give it a shot. Sounds interesting. It wouldn’t happen to be a little based on you…would it?

      1. No but I have thought about if everyone I talk to on here is some single person in some cubicle in a government building somewhere just trying to make me tell the most intimate things about myself…. or I’m talking to a person with several personalities lol.

      1. And the hospital staff said that they have up to 80 people at ANY ONE TIME that are affected by strokes and that my father was THE ONLY ONE that was able to walk, talk, do maths (and all correctly, too, without an help with a calculator or anything) and that they could understand and that he could understand them back.

      2. I work in a hospital and I am honestly amazed he came out of it fully unharmed.. thankfully of course. Because usually there is a little bit of an after affect that a stroke occurred

      3. The hospital staff would walk into his room and say to each other IN HIS ROOM that he was going to die. Which is very stupid and wrong. But after that, for four mornings, when he would wake, he would be shown what he would be doing years into the future, so he knew that he would live. He’s just waiting for his vision to come right (he has some problems with vision with one half of one of his eyes) so that he can have his license back, LOL!

      4. Being alive and breathing is one heck of a good start. But yes us hospital staff do say some irrational things at certain moments based on the things we’ve seen. But great job by your dad not succumbing to it

      5. I’ve been so, so just working a crazy amount and starting the new semester on Monday. Have a few writing ideas so trying to put those together.
        Thank you for asking, not a lot ask!!

      6. New semester? Are you doing college at the moment or something?
        Cool! Look forward to reading your new ideas! A friend of mine has suggested a story idea to me, I’m just trying to come up with a way of fleshing it out and turning it into a decent story, you know?
        Really? Why?

      7. Yes I’m in college for biochemistry.
        What is the story idea? I would love to help brainstorm if you’re stuck. But you’re a way better writer than me so my help is mute to noneπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      8. Oh, that’s right. I think you’ve mentioned that before. Sorry I forgot.
        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You never know and I personally think that you are sometimes better at it than me!
        But here’s the idea:
        It’s about a guy that stays hermitted in his house. And all he has is a computer in which he talks to people almost day and night. There are 7 people he talks to of various ages, genders and walks of life. But it’s his only outlet because he never leaves home. They talk about life, love, politics and religion and current events.
        But lastly, someway somehow he finds out in the end the he’s been talking to a single person the whole time and they live on the other side of the world.
        (That’s a copy and paste of the friend’s idea, BTW)
        And I thought maybe the other person instead could be some person in the government trying to find out something from the guys past, but what could that be?

      9. Hmmmmmm maybe the guy use to work for the government himself but suffered extreme trauma that does not allow to remember his past fully by patches. He worked for a certain sector of the government that dealt in assassination missions that should never see the light of day. This guy in the house is one of 10 people that fully know all those assassinated. So after he suffered the head trauma they secluded him in this particular house to surveillance on him and the one he is talking to on the computer is to keep him distracted from snooping around the house and realize he does not belong there.
        I’m just rambling now lol

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