Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Stealing

The Bonus Question Meme

What’s your favorite frozen treat on a stick? I've got some chocolate covered bananas in the freezer right now. I went through a period where I ate them all the time, but now ... eh ...

What’s your favorite lollipop? The little rootbeer flavored ones my bank gives out.

When you passed notes during class in high school, who was mostly often the recipient? The woman who still makes frequent appearances on this blog as My Oldest Friend.

Who among your high school friends was the first to get his or her own car? I'm sorry but I don't remember.

Who’s the black sheep in your family? You're talking to her.

Who’s the family historian? My aunt is the keeper of everything on my dad's side.

What was the last thing you sprayed from a spray bottle? The stuff that promises to kill mildew on my shower curtain.

What was the last thing you sprayed from an aerosol can? Hairspray

When did you last make reservations for something? Dinner last Thursday

What’s your next upcoming appointment? An appointment for a checkup at the doctor is coming up

What store’s departure from your preferred shopping mall most saddened you? My all-time favorite store, Marshall Field's on State Street, closed in 2006. Thank God the beautiful, iconic old clock remains. It's Macy's now, and I've gotten used to shopping there. But many of us Chicagoans still call that store Field's.

What’s good to eat at your preferred shopping mall? If I eat there, I grab a Big Mac.

What services (as opposed to goods) do you pay for at your preferred shopping mall? I don't. Sorry.

What’s a store you’ve never been inside at your preferred shopping mall? Lids. I don't wear caps.

What kind of store would you most welcome in your preferred shopping mall? Makeup and skincare, like The Body Shop, Sephora or Ulta. 

What did you most recently purchase at an office supply store? I was recently at Staples, but I can't for the life of me remember what I bought. Sorry.

What did you most recently purchase at a book store? A wonderful book called After Visiting Friends.

What did you most recently purchase at a drugstore? Yesterday I went to CVS for a giftbag.

What did you most recently purchase at a convenience store? Wedneday I bought a lottery ticket (which I have yet to check, so I may be a millionaire as I write this) and a Mounds bar.

What did you most recently purchase at a thrift shop? A cute little pink and white striped tote bag from Goodwill.

My boys in Cubbie blue are back

This baseball season is now two weeks old. I am happy to report that the Cubs have a wonderful infield. So good that our Gold Glove second baseman, Darwin Barney, isn't even starting every game because new Cub Emilio Bonifacio's bat is so hot. Barney is one of this blog's favorite Cubs, so I hope the front office doesn't respond to this embarrassment of riches by trading him.

Our pitching still sucks, though. For some reason, we cannot get a good closer. It's so stressful to see a 2 or even 4 run lead dissolve in the 8th because our relief pitchers are so generous.

A nice Saturday

The weather was warm (70º) and dry. I slept in, had a nice big coffee shop brunch, enjoying french toast and my Mary Lincoln book. Did a little shopping, saving with my CVS coupon. And finished the day with a rare Saturday Meet Up.

I haven't seen What's Up, Doc? in years. Decades, probably. It was wonderful to see it again, and I enjoyed seeing it in an appreciative crowd. Being a big Streisand fan, I was happy to hear the kudos for her, and the "she's so pretty!" comments. Ryan O'Neal was very pretty, too, in those days. Not as talented as Babs, but definitely gorgeous. Made me sad for the way his life and career  have worked out. It was nice to see fellow-movie lovers Rebecca and Martha again.

I think the best Saturdays include nothing but breakfast, books, baseball (more in a moment) and movies.