Welcome to My Full-Time RV Living LifeStyle Blog!

I suppose I should mention that this is an RV blog. The picture of me standing beside a motorhome in the banner probably tipped you off to that fact already, but you know how it is with blogs, any body can put anything in the header.

Anyways, I was born, raised, and live in Maine, I have 12 cats, and some people would call me homeless. Nope, I have a home, I just don't have what people call a standard house. My house has wheels and her name is Rosebud. My backyard stretches on for thousands and thousands of miles all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

Once upon a time I had a "regular home" but a flood came and took it away. Me and my cats spent the next 3 years living under a 8x6 tarp and survived through 3 blizzards and Maine's coldest winter on record when the temps hit -48F. After that me and the cats moved in a Volvo. As hard as it is to live in a tent with 12 cats, it's even harder to live in a Volvo with 12 cats, and a motorhome named No Hurry was the answer. No Hurry: my home, my office, my RV.

I plan to use this blog to share my thoughts, ideas, adventures, and advice on being self-employed, living and working a full-time RV LifeStyle with an army of cats, while boondocking in the wonderful (and sometimes sub-zero) state of Maine.

I hope to write a post a day featuring random thoughts as they pop into my head, and hopefully 2 or 3 posts per week will focus on something helpful to those seeking to live in an RV full time. If you've any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions on what sort of posts you'd like to see me write, please comment and let me know.

I hope you all have as much fun reading this blog as I know I'll have writing it.

~Wendy

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Plaid Hat Meme

While I was reading a blog from my blogfeed, I ran across

The Plaid Hat Meme

and decided to add this meme to my blog, to fill up empty space and to pass the time while I take a break from working on getting this new blog set up.

Here's the meme, below are my answers to it: (If I copied and pasted this correctly it should send you to the original post.)


Sunday, July 10, 2011


The Plaid Hat Meme

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. Let's go!!!

Today we ripped off a blogger named Neil Turnerfrom the questionably titled blogNeil Turner's Blog. Neil states “Here’s a meme I found on a friend’s private LiveJournal entry (so I can’t link it to you) – it’s a bit bizarre but it’s mostly full of questions I’ve never answered before so hopefully it’ll be interesting.” So do we. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing! 


Sunday Stealing: The Plaid Hat Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. When showering, do you start the water and then get in, or get in then start the water?

2. Have you ever showered with someone of the opposite sex?

3. Were you ever been forced to shower with one of your siblings?

4. Have you ever dropped your soap on your foot?

5. How old do people say you look?

6. How old do you act?

7. What’s the last song you sang?

8. Have you recently become a member of anything?

9. What are your plans for next weekend?

10. Do you kiss with your eyes open or closed?

11. Whats the sexiest thing about Sarah Palin?

12. Who’s the sexiest famous woman alive?

13. Who’s the sexiest famous man alive?

14. Does your family have a crazy uncle?

15. Have you ever smuggled something into another country?

16. Do you live in a city with a good sports team?

17. What is the most unusual?

18. How do feel about the Goth people?

19. Can you fix or your significant other your own car?

20. Would you want to kill Casey Anthony yourself if you were guaranteed to get away with it?

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Sunday Stealing: The Plaid Hat Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. When showering, do you start the water and then get in, or get in then start the water? 

That depends on WHERE I am. I typically bath in the Atlantic Ocean. It's kind of hard to fill the ocean before getting in and likewise you can't get in before it's full! LOL! Some places I stay at have showers, others have tubs, some have both, regardless of what they've got, I turn the water on first and adjust the temperature before getting in.

When I do bath in a tub, I like to before turning the water on though the following into the tub:

2 cups powdered milk
2 cups instant oatmeal
1/2 cup sea salt
6 herbal tea bags (flavor depends on my mood)

This mixture is called "Cleopatra's Milk Bath" and makes a wonderful skin softening body soak, which when the tub is filled with warm, I soak in for a couple of hours, before finally using the pulpy oatmeal as a body scrub, than bathing.

2. Have you ever showered with someone of the opposite sex? 

Nope, but would love to.

3. Were you ever been forced to shower with one of your siblings?

Nope. I was an only child. My siblings were born loooong after I was an adult.

4. Have you ever dropped your soap on your foot? 

I have no idea. I don't use soap when I bath in the ocean, and I only get a chance to use indoor shower/baths  once every month or so.

5. How old do people say you look? 

Most people say They think I am an age between 18 and 25. I am often accused of lying about my age, and I am always being asked for my photo id card. Usually seeing the card shuts them up, however there was one occasion that was quite extreme. It happened last fall and I was 35 years old at the time, and I was buying a bag of chips from a super market which I have shopped at weekly since the 1970's. There was a new girl at the register and here is what happened:

I put the chips on the counter and waited in line as usual. The girl at the register, looked around and waited. She would not scan my bag and just kept looking around like she had lost something or was waiting for some one. Finally she asked where my parents were. 

I said: "I don't know, I haven't seen them in years." 

She said: "Why aren't you in school? It isn't a holiday."

School? Seriously? School? I haven't thought about school in close to 20 years.

She asked to see my ID while explaining that she could not sell items to school kids, during school hours on a school day. I gave her my ID and she said it was fake and called security to ask them to do something about my "fake ID", she also called the manager to report me to him. The manager looked at her blankly listening as she told him I was lying about my age. The manager stared at me, and finally said: "Her? Are you kidding? She's been shopping here since the 1970's." (Me being a full-time 24/7 CosPlayer and every day shopping at this store in costume for nigh on 30 years, makes me pretty unforgettable as I do stand out in a crowd, so it is quite understandable the fact that the manager "recognized" me.)  By this time security had called in my ID# and verified it was real and I really was as old as I said I was.

The girl rang up my bag of chips sputtering: "But.... but... but... you're older than me. How is that possible? You look younger than my kids! How do you look so young?"

The answer to that question is many fold. 
#1.) I eat a very healthy diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, and I drink 4 16oz bottles of water a day, in addition to juice and milk and Moxie. I eat a lot of cheese and rice as well. I am also a vegetarian and no dead flesh enters my body to ferment in my belly and pollute my system. I don't know how to "count calories" and own no scales, I do not "watch my weight" and I eat way more than the average girl, or so other girls tell me when they see me eat.
#2.) I don't wear make-up, not a shred of it, not even lip gloss or chap stick. Plastering chemicals on my skin has disastrous results for me as the few times I attempted to wear make-up in the past has resulted in major allergic reactions. My pores are allowed to breath freely, leaving my skin soft and smooth and wrinkle free. 
#3.) I walk between 1 to 13 miles a day. I dance on the beach in the dense fog. I spend many hours each week roaming barefoot through peat bog swamps catching frogs. I hike through the forest several times a week. I walk the length of the beach 2 or 3 times a week. I am learning belly dancing and Zumba. I am always outdoors. I am very active. I keep my heart pumping, my blood flowing, my soul soaring, and my feet moving. In addition to Autism I probably have HADD as all 3 of my brothers have it and I just find it hard to sit still and not be constantly moving about.
#4.) As I mentioned above, I bath in the ocean. No soap, no shampoo, again free of chemicals, my skin is allowed to be free to breath and soak in oxygen and the pure natural minerals found in salt water and beach sand. I use natural beach sand to scrub my skin and hair, which smoothes away dead skin cells and leaves and invigorating fresh glow in my body and soul, while the crisp clean seaweedy crab scented salt air fills my lungs with purity. 
#5.) I don't drink or smoke or do drugs or have tattoos or drink coffee or do or use any other type of pollutants and I never have.
#6.) I have daily meditation sessions, never less than an hour long, most averaging 4 hours long and 8 hour long meditation sessions are not unusual for me. I am at one with my world and at peace with my soul and live basking in the eternal glory of my Lord and Savior.
#7.) I am happy. I do what I want, when I want, how I want. I am free. My lifestyle is such that I lack the prison confines of a "regular home" or a "regular job" and I have all the time in the world. There is constantly a happy, joyful, bubbling Liberace` song in my heart and in my head, and when I'm near a record player or CD player or YouTube, you can hear it too.
 Yo want to look as young as me? Live my life. But be warned: My income is under $2,000 a year. I wear the same cloths I wore 20 years ago. I rarely wear shoes. I don't live in a house. Most of my days are spent one on one with nature, in all types of weather: rain, snow, and when the winter winds hit -48F below, I'm always the only one out there on the beach. Yeah. Be close to nature. Really close. Live naturally. Avoid coating chemicals on your body. Don't put bad things in your body. Eat healthy. Stay active. Drink lots and lots of water. Do those things and you will look as you and smooth and glowing and wrinkle-free as I do.

6. How old do you act? 

I have Autism. People tell me I act like I am about 4 years old, they say it is because of my Autism. I try to act like an adult, but I guess I don't do it very well, because every adult around me always says things like: "Stop being such a child. or "When are you going to grow up." It confuses me when they say these things, because I am not certain what it is I have done wrong and when I ask they say "Don't pretend to be retarded, you know what you did wrong." It's very frustrating because they seem to be assuming I know what they mean, but I do not understand what they mean at all and deeply dislike it when they falsely accuse me of lying about the fact that I did not know what they were talking about. Most people worry and fret greatly over my ability to live on my own without "adult supervision" and they are quite vocal on this matter. I do not understand why it is they say such things because I do not see how it is that I need "adult supervision" to begin with. I'm almost 40 years old, I wish people would treat me like an adult. It would be nice to be shown a little respect for a change.

7. What’s the last song you sang? 

Sing? I don't sing. I have Autism. I can barely talk.

8. Have you recently become a member of anything? 

Nope, but I am planning to join The Good Sam's Club this fall and possibly also The Escapees Club.

9. What are your plans for next weekend? 

Going to the Yarmouth Clam Festival.

10. Do you kiss with your eyes open or closed? 

Closed.

11. Whats the sexiest thing about Sarah Palin? 

She is an evil woman. It was on her orders that a mother bear was murdered for protecting her children from evil human hunters. What goes around comes around and all killers of innocent blood shall die a horrible end.

12. Who’s the sexiest famous woman alive? 

Daisy Duke. The original one from the TV series. Catherine Zeta Jones is a close second.

13. Who’s the sexiest famous man alive? 

As you said "alive" I might have to say Johnny Depp, followed by Alan Rickman, otherwise I would have said Liberace` followed by Vincent Price and Cary Grant.

14. Does your family have a crazy uncle? 

Just one? No. There are four whom suffer from severe mental disorders, all are refusing medication. Two of them become incredibly violent, their violence ignited by anyone's refusal to become a member of their church. . One has become an off-line stalker and an online troll and cyber bully, and he does very hateful things to many people, if they do not belong to his church.

15. Have you ever smuggled something into another country?

This is a very strange question. It implies criminal activity. For one thing I have Autism and disobeying any law for any reason at all is not something that would even register in my mind as an option. Secondly I'm a Mormon, I obey not only the laws of the land, but also the 10 Commandments, and The Word of Wisdom. Thirdly, I've never been out of the country.

16. Do you live in a city with a good sports team? 

I don't know. I've never studied sports. I'm not entire sure what it is that sports are. I've seen men on TV before, looking terribly gay and running around wearing see-through white tights while they chase balls and jump all over each other. It's a very sexual activity with every body touching every body and rolling on the ground together.  I was told it was called football, but I don't watch porn or sex things so I didn't watch it to find out more about it because the whole thing was very dirty and sinful. It's a horrible, perverted activity, I don't know why they allow it on day time TV where children could see it!

17. What is the most unusual?

About what? I do not understand this question. It is incomplete. It is a fragment. You can not answer a question which is only partially there.

18. How do feel about the Goth people? 

They are people. With feelings and emotions just like you and me. To judge a person based on looks, outer appearances, race, sex, religion, culture, ect, is stupid. Having been at the receiving end of racial bigotry and reasonless hatred my entire life, it has become a pet peeve of mine when some one says they dislike another person based on looks, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc.

That said, I love Goths. I was a Goth myself for a while, several years actually in the 1980s-1990s. Goths are cool.

19. Can you fix or your significant other your own car? 

I believe this question is improperly worded. It should either be: Can you or your significant other fix your own car?  or  it should be: Can you fix your own car or your significant other's?  In any case the answer would come out almost the same. On my own I can do the basics, but I need an instruction manual for the rest. I am quite knowledgeable with cars however and can easily take them apart and put them back together, but taking a car apart for no reason at all is rather pointless a thing to do. Were it broken I would need to see a not broken one to compare it to, in order to repair it.  That said, I leave it to others to work on them as they can do it from their head in far less time than I can do it from a book.

20. Would you want to kill Casey Anthony yourself if you were guaranteed to get away with it? 

First off, I have no idea who he is, I never heard of him before, but that is not the point in question here. The question is asking me to think about killing some one. Murder is a grave sin, second only to adultery in severity. You are asking if I would contemplate committing the second worst sin in the universe. This is a very serious thing which you ask, for to take the life of any living being is an unforgivable act. For one thing I have Autism and disobeying any law for any reason at all is not something that would even register in my mind as an option. Secondly I'm a Mormon, I obey not only the laws of the land, but also the 10 Commandments, and The Word of Wisdom. Thirdly, even if you could get away with it on a legal level (which is highly unlikely) it is not possible to get away with it on a spiritual level, so the question is illogical as it is pointless to ask if an impossible thing were possible would you do it. Thinking on things you can never do is a waste of valuable brain cells..

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