Sunday, November 09, 2014

Sunday Stealing

The Blue Meme 

26) Are you happy with the person you've become? For the most part.

27) What's a sound you hate; sound you love? I hate, HATE the sound of cardboard against cardboard, like when someone assembles a moving box. That completely creeps me out. I love the sound of a cat's purr.

28) What's your biggest "what if"? Oh, they're all of a romantic nature. What if I'd worked harder on that relationship, what if I'd bailed out of this one sooner?

29) Do you believe in ghosts? Not really. Not the Caspar the Friendly Ghost kind.

30) How about aliens? Intellectually, yes. It's hubris to think we're the only living beings in the universe. But emotionally, I can't get my mind around them.

31) What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far? Maybe buying this place.

32) What's the worst place you have ever been to? I didn't enjoy the little lake my family went to every summer when I was growing up. BORING! And no air conditioning.

33) Can insanity bring on more creativity? John Lennon used to say, "Genius is pain." Maybe there's something to that. Perhaps one has to be uncomfortable, unconventional and maybe a little crazy to be truly creative.

34) Most attractive actor of your opposite gender? I have always been more than a little in love with Bruce Willis. I know he's bald and not classically handsome. But I'm attracted to the attitude and the talent and the daring career choices. (And the line of his back, the way his shoulders run down into his waist and then butt. He's put together rather nicely.)

35) To you, what is the meaning of life? To borrow from John again, "Love is all you need."

36) Define "Art." The diminutive of Arthur

37) Do you believe in luck? Yes

38) In your opinion, what makes a great relationship? Respect and laughter

39) What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it

40) Where were you yesterday? I went to the movies. Saw Birdman. (Psst! I think it's overrated.)

41) What's the worst injury you've ever had? In September 2012, I had surgery, which entailed two grown men putting their hands inside of me and removing some of my organs. Hopefully that's as bad as it'll ever be for me.

42) Do you have any obsessions right now? Always! Right now, pre-1965 America.

43) What's up? I'm working on my Nanowrimo novel. If I haven't been a good blog buddy this month, that's why.

44) Ever had a rumor spread about you? Lots of them.

45) Do you believe in real magic? No
46) Do you ever hold grudges against people who have done you wrong? Good goobies, yes!

47) What's your favorite (non-pet) animal? The okapi. They are the neatest animal ever.

48) What is your secret weapon to get people to like you? I don't have one. Maybe that's why not everyone likes me! But I think those who do like me, do so because I'm rather "one-size-fits-all." I'm always the same me.

49) Where is your best friend? At his house

50) What do you think is Satan's last name? I don't believe in Satan or Hell. I'm sorry.

Gratitude Challenge -- Days 8 and 9

"Every day for 30 days, celebrate what you're grateful for, corresponding to the theme of the day." 

Day #8 -- Family/Friends

Florida. My Cousin Rose (mother's side of the family and Aunt Jo (my father's kid sister) both live down there, and they have both been among my staunchest supporters, always there when I need them. My friend in the Keys is also very loving. I am grateful that, when life gets me down, I can try to see myself through Floridian eyes.

Day #9 -- Technology

My favorite technological advancement is still electricity. I'm grateful for the boiler in the basement that gives us hot water, and the window fan and a/c that keep me comfortable. Even in this world of wi/fi, we need to charge our devices. Yes, I'm grateful for electricity.