Monday, December 03, 2007

Manic Monday #4

What's the longest you've ever waited in line?
Well, on Saturday I waited more than 40 minutes, with wet feet, in the freezing rain, for an el train that never arrived. Since it happened so recently, it's very top of mind. Does that count?

It's been said that, "The best things in life are free." Do you think this is true? Why or why not?
Yes, I think it's true. And as an example, I'll use shelter pets. While technically not "free," they are certainly way, way less expensive than their bred counterparts. Yet they are just as loving, loyal, and adorable.

If you could go back in time and re-live one day in your life, which day would you choose and why?
I have two very different answers to this one. The first one is the day I broke up with the guy who, looking back, was the love of my life. I said something really mean to him. I'm not even sure I meant it. I just wanted to hurt him -- and I did. It's one of the few things I really regret. The other was a summer afternoon in the 1970s I spent talking with my grandpa. He explained the importance of the Hearst family to me (Patty's kidnapping saga was going on at the time). It was a beautiful day, it was just the two of us, and he was speaking to me like a grownup. I always knew he loved me extravagantly, but usually we talked about me. Or he made silly jokes. On this day, I learned he had a smart, serious side, too. We lost him shortly after that, which is why I treasure the memory so. I wish I had more time with him.

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