Saturday, May 07, 2011

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The "You Can't Be Missed" Meme, Part 1

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Which state do you consider to be the most boring state? Iowa

2. If any chef from the Food Network (or any well known chef) could cater your wedding, who would it be? Rocco Dispirito, because I like carbs and his looks

3. What's the last thing you ate that was red? Does catsup on my fries count?

4. Have you ever questioned the sexuality orientation of a close friend? No

5. Everyone loses a friend after some big fight. Tell us about one. Oh, God. This was bad. Judy had been a friend for decades. She accused me of hitting on her boyfriend, and somehow going behind her back to expose their clandestine relationship to her sister. (Her lover once slept with Judy's sister, who considered Judy's relationship with him a betrayal; I don't know all the details because, honestly, I wasn't involved.) An ugly, ugly situation.

6. Have you ever washed an iPod or mp3 player in the washing machine? No

7. Have you ever screamed/yelled angrily at a boss? Yes

8. Have you ever cried yourself to sleep? Yes

9. Have you ever regretted being in a relationship with someone? Good Lord, yes!

10. Have you ever acted like you understood something when you didn't have a clue? Often

11. Have you ever thought someone must have been insane? If yes, tell us something about the person. My older sister falls victim to uncontrollable rages. This goes way, way beyond a "bad temper." Her last objet de rage was her son. She lunged at him with such ferocity that when he stepped out of the way, she hit the wall with such force she had to go to the ER. He was in his teens and she was in her mid-40s at the time. As one who spent her childhood and adolescence on the receiving end of her storms, I can tell you that they are not normal and terrifying to behold.

12. Have you ever pretended to be younger than what you are? Yes

13. Back in the day, did you ever cry because you were turned down for a date? Literally cry? No. But it hurt.

14. Have you ever (or your significant other) had a pregnancy scare? Yes

15. Have you ever pretended to like someone when you didn't? Almost daily. I work in an office, after all.

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Let's Roll

1. Where were you when you found out the bin Laden was killed? How did you find out? I heard it from David Gregory on NBC. I was home, battling a touch of food poisoning. As awful as I felt, it was comforting to know Al Queda felt worse.

2. One of your best friends turns out to be saying hurtful and untrue things behind your back. What would you do? I suppose I could ask Navy Seals Team 6 if they'd like to get the band together ...

3. You instantly become a star. What is it that made you one? The tale of how I win the Lottery, invest in the Chicago Cubs and guide them to their first championship in more than a century.

4. If you could be ANY sex symbol (living or dead) who would it be and why? Padma Lakshmi from Top Chef. She's beautiful, smart, talented ... and the best men I know think she's to die for.

5. Where is your favorite place to eat out? Monk's Pub at Lake and Wells

6. Are there any current (that began before 2010) television shows out there that you've watched regularly from the very beginning? No

7. When is it time to just let it ('it' can be whatever you choose) go? How do you know? What do you do? I don't "do" anything about. One day it will just wash over me that "it" doesn't matter anymore. For me, it happens as a matter of course. Like the old Buddy Holly song, "You go your way and I'll go mine, now and forever till the end of time ... and you won't matter anymore."

8. Pimentos-- in Olives? Useless decorative effect? ...or something you maybe enjoy? ...and is there something you can only stare at and wonder about at the snack bar? I don't believe I've ever eaten a pimento. But then, I'm not a big fan of olives.

9. Why do you think we as a civilization can't seem to get along with one another? Because we just can't accept one another as we are and embrace our differences.