Tuesday, April 13, 2010
1) I hate going to work out, but am always glad I did.
2) I don't drink anywhere near enough water at home, but I do manage to swig it at work.
3) I am ridiculously sentimental and save voice mails forever, just so I can relive how loved ones sound.
4) My cologne is Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker.
5) I don't know which embarrasses me more -- my awful singing voice or my complete lack of coordination.
6) I have a crush on a completely imaginary person -- Archie Goodwin, Nero Wolfe's assistant. While reading the novels, I wonder how Archie would have described me, if we were ever to meet.
7) I am obsessed with my coral pedi. This isn't exactly the color, but it's close.
8) Sunday night I spent nearly two hours going through stacks of papers and unread magazines (tossing the ones from 2009), all the while watching episodes of Hoarding: Buried Alive on TLC. I appreciate irony.
9) Over the span of my life, I have named cats (in order of appearance) Big Tom, Little Tom, Annie, Arthur, Wilma, Allison, Tara, Billy, and (currently) Joey, Charlotte and Reynaldo. I don't believe in giving pets names like "Fluffy" or "Fido."
10) I am terribly sad about Simon Cowell leaving American Idol.
If you decide to share 10 random things about yourself, let me know so I can check them out.
Post-assassination interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy to be unsealed
By Martin Finucane, Globe Staff
Just a few months after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, sat down for a series of interviews about him.
Now, 50 years later, the public will find out what she said about her husband, his work, and life in the White House during an administration that was cut cruelly short. The interviews, strictly sealed after they were conducted, will be the basis of a new book slated for publication in September 2011, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced today.
The seven interviews were conducted in the spring of 1964 by historian and Kennedy aide Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. They were part of an oral history project that captured the memories of those close to the president, who was assassinated in Dallas in November 1963, the foundation said.
The interviews cover a wide range of topics, the foundation said, including Kennedy's early campaigns, the Cuban missile crisis, Mrs. Kennedy's evolving sense of herself and her role as first lady, family life in the White House, and the president's plans for a second term.
The book, to be published by Hyperion, will be edited and introduced by Caroline Kennedy, and the family plans to make both the interview transcripts and 6 1/2 hours of audio recordings available.
Jacqueline Kennedy "believed in my father, his vision for America, and in the art of politics. She felt it was important to share her knowledge and excitement with future generations. It is a privilege for me to honor the memory of my parents by making this unique history available," Caroline Kennedy, president of the foundation, said in a statement.
Behold the first Cubs' home game home run, sailing over the heads of the faithful during the third inning yesterday within the Friendly Confines.
My world is a better place when there's Cubs baseball in it.