Saturday, March 05, 2011

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Medicate

1. Do you take a lot of medication? More and more as time goes by. When I was a kid, it was just an OTC Flintstones vitamin a day. Now I've got three prescriptions I take every day.

2. Name one of your flaws and tell us about it. I can be very impatient with people. I want what I want and I want it NOW!

3. Have you ever won first place? If yes, tell us about your victory! Long ago movie critic Gene Siskel had a trivia contest in the Chicago Tribune. Yours truly won $500.

4. Who is the last person to make you smile? What was happening? A coworker wished me luck on Monday morning's big client presentation.

5. Describe a time when you should have tried harder. This past week, I fell off the diet bandwagon with a thud. I was stupid and lazy. I purchased and practically inhaled some Fannie Mays without much thought or even enjoyment. Picking up the candy was an old habit I should have tried harder to break.

6. What are you best at? I am a very good friend.

7. If someone was going to make a movie or TV show about your life, who would play you and why? Carrie Fisher. We're the same height and age, we share a sensibility, and now, as we're in our 50s, a weight problem.

8. Name 3 things that you think are strange. Charlie Sheen, the birther movement and the Gyro-Bowl.

9. What is one lesson you have learned in the past 12 months? The Beatles were right all along: "Pride can hurt you, too."


  1. I love Carrie Fisher. Congrats on the big win too!

    Have a great Saturday!

  2. The Beatles were right a lot more often than wrong. I cannot listen to "Ballad of John & Yoko" and not thing "The way thing are going they're gonna crucify me" and shudder.

  3. After seeing Carrie Fisher on Oprah the other day, her wit and insights seem to be a lot like yours, too. Great choice.

  4. You and I are impatient and both battling eating issues ... I had help with my gastric bypass, but even so, I've gained a dress size since November. Great on the trivia contest win! Love your Beatles quote.


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