Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Honesty Meme

Complete the Sentences:

Right now I'm feeling... a little wistful

When I'm alone I feel... serene

When I'm surrounded by people I feel... crowded

One thing I hate is... second-hand smoke

One thing I really like about myself is ... my ability to think fast on my feet

When I'm feeling sad I... retreat

When I daydream it's usually about... an idealized future

I'm afraid of... being dependent

I'm happiest when... I'm with my best friend

One thing that really worries me is ... my mom's health and well being

If I could change one thing about myself it would be... to be more organized and together

If I could be with anyone right now I would be with... my best friend

The family member I am closest to is... my mom

If I was really honest with my father I would tell him... My dad died in 1992

One thing I regret about my life is ... not taking better care of my gums. Floss, people, floss!

If I only had one more day to live I would... make sure everyone knows I love them.

If I was really honest with my mother I would tell her... there's a lot that hurts me

One thing about me that nobody knows is... there's a lot that hurts me

I hope that someday in the future... I'm more disciplined in my personal life

When I think about my family I feel... conflicted

Something I'm really embarrassed about is... my singing voice

One thing about me I never want to change is... my eye color. I have pretty green eyes.

One thing I feel really proud of is... the loving home I've provided my shelter rescues.

Blogsville has helped me to... express myself more accurately.

One thing I like about blogsville is... my regulars.

And me without my headphones!

It was so hot today that, instead of sweating it out waiting at the train station and bus stop, I was going to cab it to and from my haircut. Well, as luck would have it, the timing worked out and making my connections home was easier than I anticipated so I was able to forgo the cabs and go with public transportation.

But since when I left in the morning, I anticipated going from cab to salon to cab, I didn't bring my iPod.


First on the bus I encountered a young man (maybe 3?) in a full-on tantrum. Twisting, screaming and stomping on his mother's foot, unsuccessfully trying to get her to release her grip on his arm. "Puppy!" I thought he was yelling. Only I'm wrong, because he soon began alternating "Puppy!" with "Mc-Don-ald's!" Clearly this determined young man was under the impression that a stop was going to be made at the golden arches, and his mother had, much to his chagrin, changed the itinerary. I admired his tenacity, but I did wish he'd just shut the fuck up. When he finally did, and his face became sunny, the bus pulled up to their stop and he was gone.

But no sooner had they departed than a grown woman, who should have known better, began shouting into her cell phone. "That's how she was to like to give William a heart attack!" I thought she was using "heart attack" as a synonym for "hissy fit." No, as she shared with all of us on the bus, William suffered real-live, honest-to-goodness cardiac arrest. Fortunately my stop came up before any more of William's sad tale was imparted into my barren-of-headphone ears.