Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Stealing

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Have you ever played the bongos? Yes, but not well.
Have you ever handled a snake? Touched? Yes. Handled? No. But snakes don't scare me, so I'm not averse.
Have you ever assembled furniture by yourself? Yes.
When did you last go to the beach?
Christmas Day. My friend and I were walking the beach in Key West and met a couple who made celebrating Christmas morning at the beach a tradition. Every year they bring their tree to Higgs Beach and decorate it. I hope we run into them again Christmas 2015.
When if ever did you last go to London? Alas, I've never been.
What do you do to cool down when its hot? Retire to the AC.
What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? I once had shark for lunch at the Taste of Chicago. It tasted like any other fish would, baked and breaded and smothered in tomato sauce and capers. But still, it was shark!
Do you have a favorite mug?  During the summer, it's my Cub mug.
Do you know any self-defense or martial arts? Nope.
Who's your favorite movie action hero? My favorite action hero in one of my all-time favorite movies.

Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? Ridden? Yes. Driven? No.
Do you collect anything? If it's Beatle-related, I want it.

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? I don't think a bag can be too big, so I'd like to see massive purses come back.
Do you stick to conventional fashions or like to try and be original? In fashion, I am conservative.
Have you ever given someone a handmade present? A few Christmases ago, I baked cookies for my best friend, who is a foodie.
If you could have any feature from an animal what would you want? I'd like to have my cats' sense of hearing.

I hope he's gay

My oldest friend has been having a terrible time since she moved to California. She's had health problems, money problems, family problems ... and she has precious little support.

I've tried to convince her to make friends by joining a book club, a movie club, a church congregation ... all to no avail. She seems almost frightened by the prospect of making female friends, yet she's tried two different dating services in search of a boyfriend. It hasn't worked out. The first guy was an angry RWNJ who expected her to be sylphlike and consequently dumped her, the second wasn't her type at all and yet wanted to marry her because he was lonely and wanted a wife. These romantic failures made her sad.

A couple weeks ago, she met a younger man at work. He runs the janitorial service that maintains her office. She really enjoyed talking to him and sent me a couple of texts, referring to herself as a cougar. Then last night I got a flurry of emails about how they were having coffee that evening. She was so excited. Yet today I've heard nothing about it.

I hope it went well, but not in the way she expected. I hope he was warm and funny and that they have loads in common. I also hope he's gay. Because if he's everything she wants and needs in a friend, she'll have the companionship she longs for without having to endure a breakup.

BTW, you have just read my 6000th post! That sure sounds like a lot, doesn't it?