Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Majorly Personal Meme, Part Two

Cheers to all of us thieves!

21. If you were to live your life without your best friend, what would change? Nothing feels as right or makes as much sense when he's not around.

22. Tell us about a era of your life that you really miss. The 80s. Everything felt new and fun and I didn't think much about consequences. Also, I liked the music.

23. Have you ever been betrayed by someone that came as a complete surprise? Without revealing the person, if yes, tell us about it. Ouch! It cut too close to the bone to go over just now.

24. Do you ever think that is a good idea to hide your feelings? Sometimes it's the wisest course.

25. Tell us about your favorite year when you were a student. 7th grade. I was enjoying my first taste of freedom, being able to go places with my friends without adult supervision. I had a really great cat, Tommy. My parents' marriage hadn't begun unraveling yet. And I was making the move away from kids' books to grown-up ones.

25. When was the last time you were in a very good mood? What caused it? Something happens every day that puts me in a good mood. Yesterday it was watching the Cubs' Xavier Nady have a good game against the Reds. He's got awesome shoes to fill (D. Lee!) and it's fun to watch him take a shot at making the position his, either with the Cubs or another team next year. He's 31 and this is his fourth team. He reminds me of Eric Karros and Todd Walker, two other Cubs who may never become stars but were good-looking and hard working and really fun to watch.

26. Have you ever had a romantic relationship with a sibling of a good friend? No.

27. Tell us about the last thing that you did that you truly regret. I think perhaps I was too hard on my oldest friend. But her dark moods are forever getting the best of her and it's time she take the reins of her own life! So if I did the wrong thing, I did it with the best intentions.

28. When did you laugh today? When one of the guys on the janitorial staff told me I didn't look old enough to have lived here for 10 years.

29. Do you trust easily? Not anymore.

30. What do you care about that you wish more people would? High-speed rail. Our environmental problems, our international conflicts seem to tie back to our dependence on foreign oil. High-speed rail corridors between Chicago and St. Louis, Chicago and Milwaukee would get a lot of cars off the highways.

31. Is it easier for you to go without food or go without sleep? Food.

32. What non-alcohol beverage do you enjoy drinking the most? Coke.

33. When you walk into a room full of strangers, generally how is your confidence? What confidence?

34. Does talking about sex with anyone but your lover make you uncomfortable? Nope.

35. Do you tend to believe members of the opposite sex mostly behave the same way? No. We're each individual and unique, like snowflakes.

36. Did you drink any alcohol this week? If yes, what? No, I haven't. Which, come to think of it, is rather unusual for me.

37. Would you ever consider being a vegetarian? No

38. Do you believe that there’s always room in your heart for someone? Yes

39. Do you believe in the concept of soul mates? Yes

40. Last week, we had a few players criticize our victim’s questions. Which is fine to do and we value your opinion. Would you ever consider writing questions for Bud and me to post on a Sunday Stealing? Nuh-uh.

August Happiness Challenge 2010 -- Day 28

Cubs win! Cubs win! OK, so it's been a disappointing suckfest of a season. But individual games can still bring me joy. Like today's. 3-2 over the Reds. It had Fukodome making a great catch, and the ump saying he trapped it. Nady swung so hard he fell down in the batter's box -- but he also hit a homer. Randy Wells was great on the mound. Damn, a good, close, exciting game always makes me happy

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Little Miss Can't Be Wrong

1. Who was the last person you dealt with that felt that they could never be wrong? One of my art directors. Whenever another (or perhaps better) solution is suggested to her, she never evinces enthusiasm. Instead she just says, "whatever."

2. Tell us about one person who is the most like you. My niece just entered her senior year of high school. She is very much her own girl, with her own interests, and a tremendous desire for independence, which is how I was at that age (and now, I suppose). She has a career focus that I didn't at that age, and I admire her for that. Whereas my goal was to get out of the house, her goal is to get out ... and know where she's going.

3. What is something you really want right now? A washer and dryer that work!

4. What are you doing this weekend? The freaking trip to the freaking laundromat is top of mind right now. (Growl.)

5. Are you in a good mood? If yes, Why? Yes. In spite of the washer/dryer aggravation. Because the sun is out and the sky is blue and it's not prohibitively hot outside and (once I get the freaking laundry out of the way), I can do pretty much whatever I want today.

6. Do you have an ex that you are pretty sure thinks about you a lot? No.

7. What's one thing you wish you could do but can't? Sing! In my mind I'm forever the leather-lunged belting diva, a la Streisand. In reality, I'm completely tone-deaf. Bummer.

8. What's one trait you hate in a person? Bullies. Pick on somebody your own size, why don'tcha?

9. What's one thing you like to do alone? Read books or watch movies. It's harder to be transported to another place/time, if you're doing your traveling with someone else.