Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunday Stealing

The Weird Question Meme, Part Two

What is your ring size? 9. I have short, fat sausage fingers.

How often do you wear jewelry?  Every day. A ring on each hand, a necklace, earrings and a watch.

When was the last time you consumed alcohol?  Saturday night.

Any big plans for the summer?  Just spending a lot of money I can't afford on things I don't really want to do. One friend is flying in to spend the week with me (even though I told her it was a bad time and warned her that all we would have to eat is PB&J) and another invited me to her joint graduation party for her son (college) and daughter (high school). And then there are a pair of birthdays on my calendar. I know this makes me sound bitchy, especially since my friends are such great people, but I so wanted to economize and I don't see how I can.

What is your favorite comfort food?  Anything ooey, gooey and cheesey.

Do you prefer broccoli or asparagus?  Asparagus

What color are your bedroom walls?  Pale blue

With whom do you live?  Me. (I admire this question's proper grammar.)

Which Star Wars movie is your favorite?  This is easy because I only saw one -- the original

How about Harry Potter?  Never saw any of them

What was the last movie you saw in theaters?  I went to a screening of The Postman Always Rings Twice last week.

Did you get the popcorn or candy?  I had a can of pop

What is the most romantic text in your inbox?  HA!

Have you ever played miniature golf on a date?  Yes.

What’s a phrase you overuse?  "What the fu ..."

Do you always use good grammar? Often, but not always

Do you have an accent or a speech impediment?  When I was a little girl I had trouble with my S's

What did you eat today?  Saturday was my day for pork -- bacon/eggs for breakfast and a porkchop for dinner.

What do you do at work?  In theory I'm an advertising writer, but we haven't been that busy lately.

Do you know the rules to any sports? Yes. I know baseball pretty well.

Do you prefer to watch or play sports?  Watch. I'm completely uncoordinated.

What is your favorite kind of hat to wear?  I don't wear hats.

Do you pray?  Yes

To whom do you pray?  God

What is the closest mountain to your house?  There aren't any. Chicago has much to recommend it, but it's not known for the skiing.

What size engine is in your vehicle?  No car

What do you need to do tomorrow? I hope to get to the health club Monday

About dogs

I love watching people walk their dogs. There seems to be three distinct scenarios -- 1) dog and human are almost one as they traverse the neighborhood; 2) the dog is totally digging the cold or snow or wet weather and the human can't wait to get back indoors; 3) the human really wants the dog to get with the program and enjoy the walk but the dog is resisting it.

Late this morning, I got a good look at scenario #3. We had a quick, summer storm and a girl (about 10) and her dog were caught in it. She was carrying her sodden flip flops in one hand and the leash in the other. Her wet hair was plastered to her back and she was enjoying wandering around barefoot in the rain, looking in store windows and getting progressively more soaked. Puppy, on the other hand, would find teeny tiny dry spots under shop awnings and stubbornly try to stay put.