Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: I Saw It on TV

1. What new TV show rocks your world this year? Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It's not a new show, but it's new to me and I'm hypnotized and stunned. It leaves me happy to be a pudgy, middle aged, Chicago spinster.

2. What is your least favorite ethnic food, and what makes it your least favorite? Anything with hot sauce. Because I don't like hot sauce.

3. When does liking someone a lot become loving that person? When he's the last one I think of at night and the first one I think of in the morning.

4. Is there a job you would do for free, and is it your current job? Yes, I'd care for cats in a shelter. And no, it's not my current job.

5. What is one person/thing that inspired you to take action of some sort? Senator John Kerry's 2004 Presidential run inspired me to devote a year to letter writing and phone calling. He stood for an appropriate and responsible handling of the war on terror, an end to the war in Iraq, international cooperation, protecting a woman's right to choose ... I still believe we got it right and 50.7% of America got it wrong.

6. Though you might not believe in it, would you like fate to exist? I do believe in it. I reject random.

7. Tell us about a news story that truly shocked you. The case of Yummy Sandifer. He was an 11-year-old Chicago boy who loved riding his bike, knew all about big cars like Lincolns and Cadillacs, and had a soft spot for animals. Oh yeah, and he shot and killed a little girl he barely knew to please his gang. They turned on him and he was found dead in a graffiti-filled underpass.

8. What's something you're looking forward to? Getting my hair cut.

9. What characteristics do you despise? Bullies. Pick on somebody your own size, why don't you?


  1. You reminded me I need a hair cut somethin fierce too. I hate hot sauce too. Yikes on the shock story. OK, somehow I do not picture you as a pudgy middle aged Chicago spinster type!

  2. You have an interesting take on John Kerry. I supported him too. But, I think he was a wimp. When he was overheard calling W. a crook, he backed off. He played it way too safely. To me, he was the sole reason the W. was reelected.

  3. I, too, am guiltily watching the BevHills Housewives. And the Yummy story is shocking and tragic.

  4. Sorry, Bud, but you are simply, completely wrong. Senator Kerry made that remark here in Chicago, when he didn't realize his body mic was still live. I was working in the local office that spring and remember this all very well. He never mentioned Bush by name, he said "these guys." He never apologized, either. He clarified, saying he wasn't talking about Bush or even Republicans, per se, but "attack dogs."

    And he was right, of course, because it was the "attack dogs" that funded Swiftboat Veterans Who Are Lying Sacks of Shit and that's what defeated him.

    Senator Kerry made every attempt to be classy and not make a personal attack on the President of the United States while we were at war. Would that people felt the same way now when talking about President Obama.

  5. I love RH but, they are starting to come up with too many of them. DC stunk. I have higher hopes for Miami.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Anonymous2:27 PM

    I'm shocked but not surprised at your shocking story. Unfortunately things like that happen all over the world (I'm from England) and it's so sad.

    I'm with you on the haircut too...mine is so curly it's getting to the stage where I need a mower!