Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

1. When was the last time you cried? June 24. I was telling my friend Kathleen about my uncle's deteriorating, and irreversible, condition. I'm not much of a crier, so I remember it distinctly.

2. If you could wake up tomorrow with a new talent, what would it be? Singing.

3. Who is someone (other than yourself) would you like to go back into your past and talk to and why? My grandpa. He died when I was in high school, just as I was learning what a wise, interesting man he was in his own right -- as opposed to just being the loving grandpa who laughed at every one of my jokes, kept the supply of cookies coming and gave great hugs.

4. What is your favorite meal eating out? Breakfast! While a hearty breakfast is a great way to start the day, breakfast dishes in my sink definitely are not.

5. Do you feel energized or drained by being in a group situation? If the answer is "it depends," on what does it depend? On the setting and people.

6. What word do you use far too frequently? "Fuck."

7. What’s a word you’ve invented? (alternate question: What needs a word but doesn’t have one yet?) There needs to be a word for that desperate longing that accompanies the memory of something terrific that's passed.

8. Pick out one of your favorite songs. Go to Song Facts and tell us about the song's history. September, by Earth, Wind and Fire. "While there are many theories as to the '21st night of September' in the opening lyrics, the truth is they just felt right."

9. What is your absolute favorite piece of furniture you have and why? The wooden cabinet that holds the TV in my bedroom. It's designed like an Amish ice chest, with a great handle and hinges.