Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Stealing

Ask Away! 

1. What is your zodiac sign? Oh, dear. This is not an easy question for me to answer. I was born at the stroke of midnight, which for legal purposes does not exist. So my mother had her choice between November 21 and November 22 for my birthday. She chose the 22nd. So I'm on the cusp of a cusp. I've had one astrologer tell me definitively that I'm Scorpio, another that I'm Sagittarius. So I kinda give up.

2. What is your favorite color?
Blue. Specifically Pantone 294, which is Cubbie blue. 

3. What’s your lucky number?

4. What talents do you have?
I write well, I'm a good public speaker, and I can wiggle my ears.

5. Are you psychic in any way?
Not really.

6. Favorite song?
It changes. Lately I've been listening to a lot of 70s pop, specifically Boz Scaggs.

7. How many pillows do you sleep with? Two

8. What position do you usually sleep in?
Face down or on my left side

9. Have you ever tried archery?
Yes. It's the sport I was best at back in my high school days.

10. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep?
20 hours

11. Do you have any scars?

12. Have you ever had a secret admirer? Yes

13. Can you do any other accents other than your own? No

14. Are you a good judge of character? Yes

15. Can you curl your tongue? Yes

16. Are you a clean or messy person?

That's me on the right
 17. How long does it take for you to get ready? Where are we going?

18. Do you have much of an ego? Yes

19. Do you talk to yourself?

20. Do you sing to yourself?
I'm tone deaf, so it's better that way.

21. Can you name all 50 states of America?
Yes. Is there a prize involved?

22. Have you ever been scuba diving?

23. What makes you nervous?

24. Do you correct people when they make mistakes?
Yes. I'm afraid I can be something of an ass.

25. Are you ticklish?

26. Have you ever been in a position of authority?

27. How many piercings do you have?

28. Can you roll your Rs?

29. How fast can you type?
Oh, God! I haven't been timed in a million years. I used to be very fast.

30. What are you allergic to? Bee sting and erthromycin

31. Do you keep a journal?
You're looking at it

32. Do you like your age?
I'd prefer to be 10 years younger

33. What makes you angry?

34. Were your ancestors royalty?
Not to my knowledge. I haven't gone any further back than my great grandparents, though.


That's not what I expected to discuss over lunch yesterday. Yet that's what my nephew wanted to talk about, and since we were celebrating his birthday, he got to choose.

Now a highschool freshman, his favorite subject is Western Civilization. He loves the teacher, loves the resources, loves the subject. Particularly Rome and Byzantium. When we changed the subject to Of Mice and Men, I was on firmer ground.

I love how much he loves learning, how he relishes that it's harder than 8th grade had been. I was also happy to hear that he still walks to school every day with Anna. He has known Anna since pre-school, his great-grandmother and Anna's grandmother were church friends. Old friendships are important, and I'm glad that he's maintaining his.