Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The 65 Questions Meme
Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Tell us who the last person that you took a shower with. It was a bath. His name was Scott. It was very romantic.

2. Tell us about your favorite tee-shirt. Extra points if you show a pic. (We know. What can you do with freakin' extra points?) One of my Cubs shirts, it's well-worn, well-loved, and a tribute to the most beautiful place on earth.

3. Has anyone ever hit on you even though they knew you were taken? No.

4. Do you plan what to wear the next day? Not specifically. Just general color. (Blue or black or neutral ...) So I can make sure I'll have the right bag. I don't like to change bags in the morning rush. Something always gets left behind.

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now? Why? Frustrated. Because I think I may be growing a pimple on my chin.

6. What's the closest thing to you that's black? Simply Dusty. It's the hard-cover coffee table book that came with the 4-CD set. I love Dusty Springfield.

7. Tell me about an interesting dream you remember having. Last summer I dreamed that my bathroom was out of commission and I had to shower in a stall with a dirty slat-wood floor and worn shower curtain. According to Dream Moods, this means that at the time I had a need for "self renewal."

8. Did you or might you meet anybody new today? Not yet.

9. If you could be doing anything right now (or perhaps after you finish this ridiculous meme) what would it be? Anything? I'd like Special Agent Leroy Gibbs to apply some Honey Dust.

10. Can you think of a meme question that's never been asked? Which host from The View is the most obnoxious?

11. What comes to mind when I say China? Global economy and debt.

12. Are you overly emotional? I can be. Depends on the situation.

13. If you could listen to just one rock album (CD, vinyl or mp3) which one would you pick? The Beatles White Album.

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? Lick.

15. Do you like your car? I don't have a car.

16. Do you like yourself? At times.

17. Would you go out to eat with Charlie Sheen? Yes. Because at a restaurant he wouldn't be able to smoke (which he seems to do the way others breathe) and I could ask him about his teeth. Did those missing teeth rot out on their own, did he lose them in a fight or mishap, or did he have to have them all pulled out after the Savoy Truffle?

18. What was the last song that you listened to? "Come Back to Bed" by John Mayer

19. Are (or were) your parents strict? No

20. Have you ever wondered what attending a wild orgy (if only to watch or...) would be like? Yes

21. I say cottage cheese. You say: ICK!

22. Have you ever met a celebrity? Bruce Springsteen, but I've told that story here many times. So here's a new one: Tim Russert and I talked about Seymour Hersh's book, The Dark Side of Camelot, and whether something that sensational could be considered journalism. It was at a book signing, promoting Russert's own book (Meet the Press: 50 Years in the Making) and yet he was passionately discussing another book, then currently on the best seller lists. I really appreciated how seriously he took his role as moderator of Meet the Press ... and how nice he was.

23. What was the last movie that you watched at home? Mildred Pierce with Kate Winslet on HBO

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in? Nope

25. What countries have you visited? Germany, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Canada

26. Have you ever made a phone call while you were drunk that you've regretted? If yes, do tell. I called the man I consider the great love of my life and left a message that said, "You were the great love of my life. I thought you should know." My friend Kathleen was standing there, she talked me into it, saying anyone would like that kind of closure. I'm not so sure, and my cheeks still get hot at the memory.

27. Where were you going the last time that you were on a train? I was on one Saturday, going to and from the Loop.

28. Bacon or sausage? Bacon

29. How long have you had a cell-phone? Long enough that I'm on my fourth phone. 7 years maybe?

30. What other memes do you do regularly? Saturday 9 and Movie Monday with The Bumbles.

31. Who is the craziest meme host? Why, Bud, of course. I have to snake my way past an "objectionable content" warning just to get to him.

32. Who invented chop sticks? Someone I hate. Can't figure those fuckers out.

33. Who are you going to be with tonight? Nobody. It's laundry night. Not an activity people come from miles around to observe.

34. Are you too forgiving? No.

35. When was the last time that you were in love? Please! I hope it wasn't the last time! Can't we say, "most recent" instead?

36. Tell us about your best friend. He has a great deal of personal integrity, he works very hard at being a good dad, and he can make me laugh.

37. What was the stupidest thing you learned in high school? Anything regarding Ahab and madness/obsession. Geez, I hated Moby Dick! Reading that sucker was painful and I never did finish it.

38. What was the last thing that you cried about? I don't remember.

39. What was the last question you asked? "How much do I owe you?"

40. Favorite thing to do this time of the year? Cheer for my Cubs.

41. If you had to get a (or another) tattoo, what would it be? Whatever Gibbs would like licking Honey Dust from.

42. How would your best friend describe you? He says I'm curious, enthusiastic and loyal. I also suspect he finds me difficult at times, though he is smart enough to not say this to my face.

43. Have you ever seen all three Twilight films? No, not a one.

44. Ever walked into a glass door? Once, when I was a little girl.

45. Favorite color on that person that you are attracted to? Green

46. Have you ever slapped someone? Yes

47. What hair style (for you) would you like to see return? Dorothy Hamill's. I rocked that wedge!

48. What was the last CD you bought? I don't remember. Sorry.

49. Do looks matter to you? Yes.

50. Could you ever forgive a liar? I have.

51. What's the hardest bill to pay every month? Well, I resent having to pay for electricity. It's an essential, it's no fun, and it's not like I have a lot of choice about it.

52. Do you like your life right now? Yes

53. Do you sleep with the TV on? Yes

54. Can you handle the truth? It depends on the subject

55. Do you have good vision? No

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people? Yes

57. How often do you talk on the phone? Daily

58. What celeb would you like to come home to? Mark Harmon, with Honey Dust
59. What are you wearing? A night shirt

60. What is your favorite wild animal? The okapi

61. Where was your facebook picture taken? It's a comic that I stole from somewhere, so I don't know

62. Can you waltz? No

63. Do you have a job? Yes

64. What was the most recent thing you stole? The hearts of my adoring public

65. Have you ever crawled through a window? No

A delicious time was had by all

My niece and I took a guided walking tour of the sweeter side of Chicago. For two hours we moved from shop to shop, visiting restaurants and shops and their kitchens, sampling champagne truffles and chocolate cupcakes and Belgian waffles and crunchy peanut butter cups.

Since she's a budding chef, my niece took it all in like the semi-pro that she is. Me? I just enjoyed the sweets and being in Chicago neighborhoods I don't get to very often. But now that I'm crashing from the sugar buzz, I'd like a nap.

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out

1. What is the most “down and out” that you've ever been? When I first moved into my own place, I thought I could get by on what I was making and I was almost right. Then I got a wretched toothache and needed a root canal and a crown. I didn't have dental insurance. I also didn't have enough for the down payment required before I could finance the procedure. I was $160 short. My uncle sent me a check for that amount. (My mom told him of the situation and how worried she was about me.) I called and told him I couldn't accept it because I couldn't pay it back. He said that attitude was why he was willing to give it to me -- he knew I wouldn't take advantage of his generosity.

2. Do you believe there is only one "right" religion? No. I'm a One God -- Many Paths kinda gal.

3. If you could get back in touch with one person you've lost touch with, who would it be and why? There's a former coworker who was really smart and interesting that I drifted away from. I miss him.

4. Has anyone ever held the key to your heart, but did not know it? Yes.

5. If your lover cheated on you and profusely apologized, might you accept them back into your life? I did. There was so much wrong with that misbegotten relationship that I can't honestly say it was his cheating that broke us up. It didn't help, certainly, but he committed many worse sins as well. I was a ninny. Not for accepting him back into my life, for letting him in in the first place.

6. Have you ever gone to work/school drunk or stoned? If yes, do tell. No.

7. Who is your favorite relative? The uncle in question #1. I lost him last November.

8. What annoys you most? Space hogs. Your backpack or grocery bag should not get it's own seat on the el.

9. Tell us of one thing you used to do that you are not proud of. When I was little I picked my nose.