Saturday, April 06, 2013

Sunday Stealing

Part Six
121. Have you ever lost someone without having the chance to say goodbye? Yes. My uncle. I was in denial and refused to accept he was as ill as he was.
122. How do you feel about women in politics?
Depends upon the woman.

123. Would you rather have an indoor Jacuzzi or an outdoor pool?
I hate to sound ungrateful, but I'd rather have the cash.

124. What things are you interested in that you study or read about regularly?
Current affairs and anything related to the 1960s.
125. Would you consider yourself to be intelligent?
126. Would you consider yourself to be wise?
Not always.

127. Have you ever given or received a lap dance?
128. Have you ever spoken to a homeless person?
Almost every day. I keep change in my pocket so I can help as I'm able.

129. Would you ever creep into the subway tunnels to go exploring?
No. I firmly believe there's nothing down there worth seeing.
130. If you could add 70 years to your life but only by making some random person die 70 years sooner would you?

131. Can you identify any of the following lyrics?

A: Nothing to kill or die for...
John Lennon, "Imagine."
B: Late comings with the late comin' stretcher...
Sorry, I got nothing.
C: I could make a film and make you my star...
"You'd be a natural the way that you are." I don't remember the title or the artist though.
132. Are you worried about North Korea?

133. Would you rather be a world political leader or a talk-show host?
I'd like to be a talk show host who interviews political leaders

134. Have you ever given someone a love letter that you wrote?

135. Have you ever sent someone a surprise though the mail?

136. Are you looking forward to any dates right now? Vacation perhaps?
My oldest friend is coming to town in a couple weeks

137. Of all animated movies, which is the best one you've ever seen?
I like when the real live actors perform with the animated characters, a la Mary Poppins

138. What are the best bands or songs to listen to while driving?
I don't drive.

139. What do you think is the most amazing thing that anyone has ever accomplished?
Air travel. We take it for granted, but it's really a stunning achievement.

140. What could a member of the opposite sex do to impress you?
Be smarter and wiser and kinder than I am. I'd love to fall in love with someone I could learn from.

I'm home

How do I know? Because my breakfast was a bowl of granola eaten from a paper bowl over the sink. THIS was my room service breakfast tray in Williamsburg. Silver-plated, with a fresh white rose each morning. (As you can see, I collected three over my stay.) Spa ... ah ...

It's after 2:00 and I have done nothing of value yet today. Stop daydreaming, Gal, and get going!

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Whenever I Call You "Friend"
1) How did you meet your best friend? 
In March 2004, I appeared as a freelancer at the agency where he already worked.

2) Mother Winters used to say she loved all us kids equally, but at various times she liked one of us more than the others. Does your "friend ranking" ever shift? Or is the person you think of today as your best friend always #1?  
I suppose it shifts. There are friends who need me more at various times, and friends I turn to more readily when specific issues arise. But I always love them all!
3) What makes you a good friend? 
I take friendship seriously and keep my buds in my thoughts.

4) Think back to your childhood -- what games did you and your friends like to play? 
My bike: a rose coaster
Is riding bikes a game? Sometimes our bikes would be horses, other times motorcycles. It was a good day in spring when we got our bikes out, and a sad day when winter hit and we had to put them away. There were Barbies, of course, and jump rope was serious business on the school playground. The girl who lived three doors down and I had a competition to see who could read the most Nancy Drew books.
5) Would you rather lose your hair, or the little toe on your left foot? (Yes, you must commit to giving one up.)  
My toe. I like my hair, but I don't really think that little toe is doing much for me.
6) Think of the phrase, "like nails on a blackboard." What is your least favorite sound?  
You know the sound of cardboard scraping against cardboard when you're assembling a moving box? I HATE THAT SOUND!
7) Do you add fabric softener to your wash or place a softener sheet in the dryer?  
Dryer sheet. Our building laundry room is four floors down and what I don't need is another JUG to carry down those stairs.
8) Showtime, HBO, or neither?  
Right now, both. They are both included in my "bundle." I don't really watch them, though. When I want to see a movie, I look for it with the Comcast OnDemand feature.
9) Have you ever fired a gun?  
I have a very vague memory of holding a rifle when I was four or five. It was early morning and we were visiting my mother's relatives, who lived on a farm, and my dad and the man of the farm thought it would be a good idea for us shoot. When my mom found out, she freaked. I don't recall if I actually fired the gun. I think I refused. I do recall it feeling big and very scary.