Saturday, October 05, 2013

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: You're So Vain

1) Samantha Winters is very vain about her light blonde locks. What's your best feature? My green eyes
2) Carly Simon is the daughter of a wealthy family (Simon & Shuster Publishing). How would your life today be different if you knew there was a large sum of inherited money in your future? I wouldn't worry so much about outliving my retirement funds and ending up old and cold in a discarded Kenmore box on Lower Wacker Drive.
3) October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Carly is a proud breast cancer survivor. Has breast cancer -- or cancer of any type -- touched you, your family or your circle of friends? My paternal grandmother had breast cancer. I'm grateful that she found it early, got good treatment and lived for a decade after her mastectomy. A friend of mine recently battled it, as well. Much younger than my grandma, with kids still in their teens who needed her. I am so impressed by how bravely she handled it all and am grateful she came through, as well.
4) Carly has been known to perform with her sister, Lucy, and their oldest sister Joanna is a mezzo-soprano. Is your family musical? My brother in law is good on his guitar and tried to pass this passion along to my niece and nephew. Unsuccessfully.
5) Carly suffers from stage fright, a liability in her profession. When was the last time fear got the better of you? I get scared, of course, but I work very hard not to let it win out. When I was in therapy, my shrink told me the issue isn't what scares you, it's what your fears keep you from doing. I revisit her sage words whenever I feel a paralyzing panic coming on.

6) Do you wear hats? No. My hair always looks awful upon removal.
7) Autumn is known as "sweater weather." Is there a chill in the air where you are today? No, and I wish there was. 80º and rain just doesn't feel right for October.
8) Do you drink bottled water? Not often. Tap water suits me fine and I don't have to feel guilty about the bottle. Though today I take a little bottle of Aquafina with me for the train ride home. Again, 80º and humid can be uncomfortable.
9) What color is your toothbrush? Mostly white with a touch of lavender at the tip of the handle.


  1. Anonymous1:27 PM

    You're right--we do have some very similar answers this week!
    The whole fear thing is interesting, isn't it? I've never understood people who think fear is a sign of weakness. It's all about how you REACT to those fears . . .

  2. I understand that Kenmore boxes make nice homes, a little drafty though.

  3. Your shrink is very wise. That's interesting. I find I coach myself through scary things often.

  4. I must say, I was very impressed with how Wacker Drive got cleaned up over the summer. It use to be plagued with those boxes.