Friday, March 29, 2013

Saturday 9

I Don't Want to Wait

1) Are you impatient? Yes.

2) Do you believe some people have a gift for predicting the future? I'm open to the possibility.
3) The microwave is a great invention for those who "don't want to wait." What was the last thing you prepared in yours? I reheated some vegetables.
4) This was the theme of the TV show Dawson's Creek. Michelle Williams, a costar on the
show, went on to earn multiple Oscar nominations. Name another performer who started out on TV and then became a movie star. Bruce Willis. I love him.

5) What's the last bit of advice you received? To not take my boss' weirdness too seriously.
6) What's the last advice you gave? To a recently laid-off coworker about how to get freelance work.
7) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What leaves you feeling refreshed or rejuvenated? A shower. Water is very good for my soul.
8) Easter is also recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring? BASEBALL!


9) Which would you rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a chocolate bunny? Chocolate, please.

My dinner with Tom

Last night I met my former coworker, Tom, for drinks and chicken tenders at Infield's, a bar in the basement of the State Street Macy's store that none of our friends go to. I chose it because I wanted us to be able to speak freely ... and because I'm charmed by the sports motif and I can't wait for baseball to start.

Anyway, I was struck anew by how positive Tom can be, how voluble and very sweet. Even though he's currently unemployed, he is freelancing and so he and his new fiancee are moving full speed ahead with their wedding plans. She's over 30 and, as a pediatric intensive care nurse, is acutely sensitive to how quickly the odds of a difficult pregnancy become over 35. So they hope to be wed this fall.

Good for them. Good for him. Seeing him was a bright point in an otherwise low-energy week.