Saturday, October 01, 2011

The top of the charts

Guess who is the NY Times Best Seller List's top-selling author. Look who is this week's PEOPLE cover girl. I wonder how she'd feel about all this. Amused and embarrassed, I suppose. And grateful for one last opportunity to burnish the President's image.

It's not just a lake, it's a GREAT Lake

September went out like a lion, resulting in powerful winds and huge waves. The city closed the jogging/bike path along Lake Shore Drive. Joggers and cyclists ignored this -- at their own peril. (Don't worry, no one was seriously injured.)

People often think that because Lake Michigan is "only" a lake, not an ocean, that the waves can't really be that dangerous. People are often wrong.

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Sleeping to Dream

1. Do you ever go to sleep to simply dream? No. I have never needed much sleep. My oldest friend, my mom, my cat, Joey ... they all loooooove napping and would probably heartily endorse this "sleeping to dream" concept.

2. When you’re having trouble staying awake, what are some things you do to make sure you don’t drift off to sleep? This really isn't a problem for me.

3. What’s most likely to cause you a prolonged period of not enough sleep? Deadlines!

4. When you’re going through a prolonged period of not enough sleep, what parts of your daily routine are likely to change, and how? As my days get longer and my personal time gets shorter, I find I have less and less opportunity to "decompress." That's the important part of my day where I'm alone to think and replenish my personal battery.

5. In what ways does your personality change when you go through a prolonged period of not enough sleep? I talk louder and faster, a result of the extra caffeine I consume to stay alert.

6. Who in your life seems regularly to have not enough sleep? Sorry, no one comes to mind.

7. When you’re sleeping, do your closer friends tend to be male or female? Why do you think that is? I have a lot of dreams about famous men. Quite often Bruce Willis. I think it's because I'm horny. (You asked!)

8. If you could wake up tomorrow with a new talent, what would it be? I'd sing like Streisand.

9. In a dream, is your past something that you can go back to? The dreams I remember tend to be complete fantasies. Quite often about Bruce Willis. Specifically Moonlighting-era Bruce Willis. Does this mean I want to go back to the 1980s?