Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunday Stealing

Cheers to all of us thieves!

26. Who has done something today to show they care about you? My mom asked thoughtful questions about my life

27. Do you have a lot to learn? Hell, yeah!

28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be? Become proficient in Spanish, ballroom dance, and the InDesign software program

29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel? How people make me feel.

30. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship? Compassion, respect and fun

31. What 3 things do you want to do before you die? Run a 10K, lose weight, get organized

32. What three things would you want to die to avoid doing? Gain weight, become dependent, lose my teeth

33. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause? I'm a big fan of the American Humane Association. They protect kids and critters from neglect and abuse.

34. What does each decade make you think of:
1950s: Elvis; 1960s: Beatles; 1970s: Elton John; 1980s: Bruce; 1990s: The Clinton Era; 2000s: 9/11 & The Recession

35. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why? The 1960s. I love the Beatles and the clothes and the idealism

36. What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song? "Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, tomorrow I'll miss you ..." The Lads from Liverpool, of course

37. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country? I live in Galtopia, and, as The Gal Herself, I lead it.

If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be? Why are we in Afghanistan?

38. What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night? The Hallmark Channel. I am enjoying the old Cheers episodes with Sam and Diane

39. What Disney villain are you the most like and why? Shenzi, the girl hyena from The Lion King. Because she clearly doesn't think she's bad. She's just fallen in with a "bad boy," Scar, who then blames her for everything. So then naturally she eats him alive. (Yes, I'm still in therapy. Why do you ask?)

40. Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout? I was a Girl Scout and had badges all the way up the back of my sash. So there!

41. If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat? I'd rather stay here. But thanks for offering.

42. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night? Why do birds sing so gay? Or lovers await the break of day? Why do we fall in love?

43. What does your name mean? "She who loves the Cubs"

44. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space? I'd rather stay here. But thanks for offering.

45. Word association

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air: Space

Meat: Ribeye

Different: Drum

Pink: Flowers

Deserve: "You get what you ...."

White: Whine

Elvis: King

Magic: Kingdom

Heart: of Gold

Clash: "London Calling"

Pulp: Fiction

46. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be? JBKO, my all-time idol. Sister, I need some advice!

47. What if you could meet anyone who is alive? My beloved future Hall of Famer, and current Cubs consultant, Greg Maddux. Let's talk 2011, shall we?

48. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday? The Godfather

49. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do? My laptop so I can fart around on the Internet

50. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved? I saved my kid sister from drowning when we were swimming together. I was in high school, she would have been about 8.

Aw ...

This scene gets to me every time. I realize it's a retro/male rescue fantasy and I should reject it on a psycho-sexual, gender stereotype basis. But instead, I yell, "Way to go, Paula!"

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: A Long December

1. Looking back at it now, how were your holidays and your time on New Year's Eve? I rang in 2011 with a very good friend in Key West. What's not to love about that?

2. Do you have any unusual collections? I suppose I collect purses. I guess what makes it unusual is that I never intended to have "a collection." I just bought bags that made me happy. And many, many bags make me happy.

3. If you could train a machine to do one thing for you whenever you wanted, what would you have it do? I live on the top floor, and the laundry room is in the basement. Nothing bugs me more than hauling all my dirty clothes, as well as the detergent and fabric softener, etc., and finding all the machines are already in use. If there was a machine that could somehow tell me which washers and dryers were available before I make that long trek, I would be happy. Well, happier.

4. What is one thing that makes you cry? I'm not much of a crier.

5. What do you love to do on the weekend? Go to the movies.

6. Do you and your family get along? Ha! I'm getting along well with my mom these days. As for the rest of 'em? Eh.

7. Have you ever gotten kicked out somewhere? If yes, do tell. The Nixon Presidential Museum. I corrected the docent a time or two and she objected to this. Specifically in the section regarding the 1960 election. She didn't appreciate my help. Actually, I am rather proud of this event. Presidential Museums should not deal in rumor and innuendo. Too bad I never made it to the exhibit regarding Cambodia ...

8. Who do you normally turn to when you need to complain about something? My friends.

9. What is the last thing you ordered on-line? Burberry short winter boots. (Half off, end of season sale!)