Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Stealing

1. You have been awarded the time off from work and an all-expenses paid week anywhere in the United States. The catch is that it must be somewhere you have not been before. Where do you choose to visit? Savannah, Georgia. I was fascinated by it when I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. That book makes Savannah seem like Mayberry on acid. I'd like to stay there for a while, and stay there in style, so I could take it all in.
2. Name three of your guilty pleasures. Long baths, fast food burgers, and The People's Court.

3. The best kind of Girl Scout Cookie is: Thin Mint.

4. What do you value most in other people? Compassion

5. Be honest. Do you sneak some raw cookie dough when you’re baking cookies? On those rare (very rare) occasions that I bake, yes.

6. Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise? Ending a relationship. We wouldn't have made one another happy over the long haul, so it was just as well. Though it certainly didn't feel that way at the time.

7. What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited?
Wrigley Field. The Arc de Triomphe was nice and all, but I still prefer The Friendly Confines.

8. Are you more of a thinker or a feeler?

9. Name three things you are thankful for right now. My cats, my friends, and air conditioning.

10. Have you ever participated in a three-legged race? I must have. I just can't recall it specifically right now.

11. When you are at an event that plays the National Anthem, do you place your hand over your heart? No. But I always stand.
Second meme:

12. What kind of work do you do? I'm an advertising writer.
13. During the course of your lifetime, which job or career has been your favorite or most fulfilling? I enjoyed writing about hair care products. It was fun.
14. Do you think it’s necessary in your life to have a day-to-day “career” that is meaningful and service-oriented or do you function better in “just a job” with a steady paycheck? The older I get, the more I lean toward the latter.
15. Was there ever a time in your life when you wanted to stay home with your children instead of working, even if it meant less money in the household? I don't have any children.
16. Tell us your worst boss story. I once had a boss who was a complete nutjob. She told me that the reason why we clashed so much is reincarnation -- that we have been adversaries in a past life and if we didn't work it through now, we would keep battling for all eternity. 
17. Have your ever been the boss? Yes. I hated it.
18. What is your dream occupation? I think I'd be a good pet sitter.



  1. Nice answers. Being an advertising writer must be interesting!

    Have a great Sunday!

  2. I *love* Savannah. It's one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been to, and there are lots of fun things to do. Definitely stay in a B&B or Inn, preferably on one of the squares. I can see you there!

  3. Oooh, I love your answer referencing Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I would love to go there, too.

  4. Did the "reincarnation" bit get onto a written evaluation form? That is too funny ;-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And I have so many ideas for hair care ad writing running through my head right now ... that must have been quite an adventure :-)

  5. After visiting NYC with my daughter, she says that her dream job is to be a professional dog walker in NYC.

    Have a great rest of your weekend!

  6. I was in advertising a long time. Well radio only. Then I became a marketing person for a Fortune 500 company and bought the ads. The job I have now pays way more, but I really miss radio. But I settled for the $ and job security...

  7. The fact that anyone can write about haircare products is amazing. I wish I had the ability to do so.