Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday 9

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1) In this song, the singer tells his girl he appreciates how she makes him feel. Who is the most supportive person in your life? My Aunt Jo. My dad's sister and my godmother. She re-entered my life about 3 years ago, just as I was losing my mom's brother and godfather, an uncle I loved very much. Her renewed presence is such a gift.

2)  Our singer only has to count to 4, which is a cinch. Do you understand the more sophisticated math sciences, like geometry and algebra? I'm hopeless.
3) This video features a couple who shared their first kiss behind the high school. Tell us about your first kiss. A neighborhood boy. Two years older than I! I remember little about it, except being mortified that my braces would make it uncomfortable for him. Apparently I needn't have worried.

4) Filmed in Chicago, this video features the Art Institute of Chicago, home to works by Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh. How do you express your creativity? (Draw, paint, write, sing or play music ... ) I write.

5) Chicago is home to two of the world's tallest buildings -- the Willis aka Sears Tower and
The John Hancock Center (which appears briefly in this video). Both have observation decks that offer panoramic views of the city. Are you afraid of heights? Nope. I live in Chicago and a cab driver told me that tourists call it "Willis Tower" but locals still say, "Sears Tower."

6) The Plain White T's got their start in Lombard, a suburb of Chicago and home to Yorktown Center -- a huge, two story shopping mall. Do you enjoy going to the mall, or would you rather shop online, or in small, independent stores? I'm a mall rat.

7) Naturally Yorktown Center has a food court. Would you prefer a pretzel from Auntie Anne's, a cinnamon roll from Cinnabon or a cookie from Mrs. Field's? I suppose Mrs. Field's because it offers a greater selection.

8) While we're at the mall … Imagine you're at the customer service counter of a big department store. As you wait for help, you see an older lady pocket a Timex watch. Would you turn her in or look the other way? I don't know. I'd be afraid to confront her because what I misunderstood what I saw? Maybe I'd point her out to a clerk and whisper my suspicions.

9) Which puzzle would you have more success with: crossword or sudoku? I've never done sodoku, so I'll say crossword.

November Challenge

Day 16 -- Something you think "what if" about

"At home"

That was the title of the email my best friend sent yesterday afternoon. His hernia operation was not without complication, lasting twice as long as scheduled, but it was ultimately successful, he's fine now and under the covers in his own bedroom for the next two days.

I am relieved that he's OK, and grateful that he thought to send me the good word. I'm a worrier.