Sunday, December 09, 2012

Holidailies -- Day 9

  • Today's Prompt: What is the thing you wanted most as a child that you *didn't* get? For the most part, I did pretty well by Santa. I guess I must have been a fixture on the "Nice List." However I did always want the accessories that weren't included, and somehow the elves forgot to include them. For example, my oldest friend always had real baby powder for her baby doll. I thought that completely rocked! And Barbie always had "stuff" that would have enhanced her adventures with Ken, if only I had them. Sigh.

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The 11/11 Questions meme

What is your favorite possession? I'm a packrat. I have alot of "favorite possessions." Right now, the nod goes to -- believe it or not -- a set of padded hangers my best friend sent me. It's not the hangers themselves, obviously, it's the gesture. Sometimes he can be very thoughtful, and I miss him enormously these days. 

Do you like to read? If so, which books do you love best? I'm a big reader. I bounce back and forth between biographies and mysteries. I think of it as alternating between "good for you" brainfood and dessert.

Do you have any pets? Yes! I love my cats even more than I love books.

What was your favorite food as a child? Is it the same now?
Fish sticks. And no, it's not my favorite food now.

What is your favorite thing about blogging?
Creating an accurate snapshot of how my life looks at any given moment.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Right here. Chicago is the best, most livable city I've ever been in.

What is your favorite number?
7. I like how it looks when you draw and when you write it in cursive.

Which of these things would you find hardest to give up for a year? Chocolate, reading, coffee or smoking?
Chocolate. Because I neither drink coffee nor smoke, and there's no way I'd give up reading.

If you could make your life into a movie, what would you name it.. and who would you want to play you?

If you had £20,000 for a shopping spree, what would you buy?
Leave me alone for a while at Macy's and then we'll see.

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
Bill Clinton. I admire his joie de vivre and he's so smart about such a wide range of subjects.