Saturday, April 09, 2011

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Sweet Soul Music

1. Do you listen to music at work, and if so, do you use a mp3 player, play it through your office computer, or do you listen to it collectively via a separate radio you keep nearby? I used to listen to CDs. Then I discovered Pandora. I'm now hooked.

2. Tell us something about people that you absolutely hate. Space hogs. Women who use the bench in front of the lockers at the health club for their water bottles, iPods, gym bags, etc., therefore making it impossible for me to sit in the same area code as my locker. GAWD! I HATE THAT!

3. What is something someone has done that you'd like the world to know about? When the rest of her family evacuated their Gettysburg home in 1863 before the famous battle started, Jennie Wade stayed behind to care for her sister who had just given birth and couldn't be moved. Jennie was baking bread for Union soldiers when a bullet* came through the window and hit her in the shoulder, making her the only civilian to die during the Battle of Gettysburg. I toured this house back when I was 7 and she was one of my early heroines.

* Or whatever they fired from guns back in those days.

4. Where is your favorite place to sit when at home? My little green Crate & Barrel sofa.

5. How did you come up with the title of your blog? It was available

6. Tell us about the one who got away. A parrothead who liked holding hands in the movies. He was his grandma's favorite and she told him all the time that he looked like Elvis (which was the highest praise from the old girl). He was very smart and could be tender and knew baseball, and I hope he's happy.

7. Have you ever had a big birthday party? No. I tend to have lots of little celebrations each year.

8. What was the biggest bash you've ever attended? A certain election night celebration in Grant Park.

9. With my kids and an always changing life, I find myself sometimes unable to focus! Do you have that problem, too? Some days. But I don't have any kids to blame it on. Guess I'll just have to admit to being a ditzy old broad.