Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Meme From Suburbia

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was worried about layoffs at work, just like now. Although the circumstances were very different then. Ten years ago, I was Big Boss Lady and I was fighting to save the jobs of my staff (instead of my own). And then the impetus for the layoffs wasn't that we didn't have enough work (like now). Back then, the agency I worked for went from being owned and run by one (very wonderful) man to being just a small part of a multinational network that needed to let people go to improve their North American bottom line.

2. By this time next year, I ...
would like to be healthier.

3. Do you think the United States will elect a female President in your lifetime? Do you think this would be a good thing?
Whether it's good or bad depends on the woman. For example, there's a world of difference in terns of brain power and qualifications between Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. And yes, I think it's inevitable.

4. Which fictional, TV show character you would shag anytime?
Leroy Jethro Gibbs of NCIS

5. Who is your greatest enemy?
6. Tell me about your most recent trip of more than 100 miles?
I went to Key West for New Year's. I have very dear friends down there in the southernmost tip of the contiguous United States. 

7. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?

8. Do you have a nickname? What is it?
Not really anymore. My dad had quite a few pet names for me when I was a little girl -- my favorite was "Andy Panda." Remembering that just now made me smile.

9. What are you dreading at the moment?
Dealing with my older sister regarding our mother's "estate." The quotes are because all my mother really left us is bills and we're working toward breaking even. I have borne the financial responsibility virtually by myself, while our kid sister has had to deal with the emotional ordeal of disposing of our mother's personal belongings. And yet my older sister chooses to sit on the sidelines, kibitizing and making demands. At times I am glad that my mom can't see what a most emphatically not nice woman her eldest has turned out to be.

10. Do you worry that others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
Not really. That's one of the benefits of keeping my cyber and real lives very separate.

11. If you find an outfit you love, but the size on the label is larger than you want, do you buy the outfit? Why or why not?
With the big butt I'm hauling around these days, it's hard to imagine a label larger than I need. I suppose it's possible, though, since numbers go up to infinity.

12. Even the biggest slackers are anal-retentive about something? What are you anal-retentive about?
My towels have to match. I absolutely hate it when they don't.

13. Out of all the books you read as a child, which one had the biggest influence on how you are today?
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire. It fascinated me to imagine my homestate of Illinois as it was back in the 19th century and ignited a lifelong love of presidential biographies. It's a Caldecot Medal Winner, beautifully illustrated. If you have a young child in your life, I can't recommend this book more highly.

14. Which Golden Girl would you want to spend a night on the town with?
Rose, because she kinda reminds me of my oldest friend and we always have a good time together.

15. What is the one product you would never buy in its generic form even if the generic is half the price?
Paper towels. When you live among pets like I do, it's not worth it to have paper towels that come apart when faced with really icky tasks. I'm a Viva or Bounty Girl, all the way.

16. How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa?
What are you saying? NO!!! I don't believe you!

17. What is the one smell that turns your stomach without fail?
Coffee. Blech! There used to a commercial where the woman takes a can of Folger's and presses it to her face as though she were a horse and it was a feedbag, presumably so she can savor the scent. I learned to look away. 

18. If someone holds out a carton of milk to you and asks you to sniff it to see if its spoiled, do you?
Say, "Fuck no. If you're worried, throw it out, you moron." Why ingest something you suspect may be sour?

19. You have a completely free day and $2000.00, What are you doing?
Taking off to find the perfect replacement for my pathetic sofa.

20. What is the most used item in your home?
The aforementioned pathetic sofa.



  1. Sniff milk?! No way! I'm with you, if you're worried about it, throw it out.

  2. Ahhhhh Gibbs. I forgot about Gibbs. Key West is one of my favorite places. And I think the same about my mother - and sadly, all of my siblings. It's just awful.
    And really - look at the date. Don't smell it. Silly peeps.

  3. I didn't let my imagination roam enough for the $2000 question...

  4. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Gibbs.

  5. Yeah... I think I would shag Gibbs too, just don't tell my wife I said that. or DiNozzo, he would get jealous.  Have a great week!

  6. Being healthier would be excellent for me also. I am so tired of not feeling well and of paying doctor bills!

  7. Anonymous10:55 PM

    Hey, i was always Andy Panda (well, Andy Pandy) too! My maternal grandparents were the ones who called me that the most. :)

    p.s. Two new posts over on my blog, with pics!


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