Friday, October 12, 2012

Saturday 9

1) Do you believe there's only one person (and there ain't no other) for you? Or do you think we can truly love several partners over the course of our lives? I believe we can fall in love many times. Which doesn't change the fact that one somehow is dearer than the others. Or as John Lennon sang, "Of all these friends and lovers, there is no one who compares with you." (The Beatle reference is an homage to Bud.)

Do you have this, or any other, Christina song on your iPod/mp3 player? Nope. Not a fan. 

Christina Aguilera won a Grammy for her performance of this song. What do you deserve an award for? And who would you thank in your acceptance speech? I'd like to win an award for my phenomenal weight loss, and I'd like to thank my personal trainer. Only I haven't lost any weight and I don't have a personal trainer.

4) Christina Aguilera has her own brand of perfume. Do you have a fragrance or scent you regularly wear? I wear another celebrity fragrance Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker. She discontinued it, so once I'm finally out, I'll be in search of another signature scent.

5) Do you have any allergies? I'm allergic to bee sting. I have to carry an Epipen with me nine months of the year.

6) There's an older lady who proclaims during a TV commercial, "I will give up beer, bread, wine or soda but I won't give up Life Alert!" No, we're not going to debate her diet. Instead the question is: What are some of the staples that are always on your grocery list?
It seems I'm forever buying paper towels. Viva or Bounty. I have three cats and need durable paper towels to deal with hairballs and litter boxes.

7) What's your favorite sitcom of all time? I Love Lucy

8) When it comes to your socks, do you prefer solids, stripes or prints? Solids. Socks with cutesy prints don't look as good with my shoes.

9) At what age do you consider a person "middle aged?"  And when do they transition to "old?" I guess 40 to 55 is middle aged. Then 56 and beyond is old. I base this on the boxes I've seen in online surveys.

Unsettled and unsettling

Anthropologists and behaviorists would have a field day wandering from desk to desk at my workplace. No one is especially happy. There's an undercurrent of political intrigue that adds to the grumbling and grousing. Yet suddenly my boss, usually the most sarcastic and jaded of men, is the sunny one. What gives?

Suddenly I feel very old.