Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Stealing

Doodley Doo

Do you keep notes, drawings or letters that people give you? Not anymore. I used to save greeting cards, but then I realized I never took them out and looked at them. Now I send my old and unused cards to the St. Jude's Ranch Recycled Card Program. Children at the ranch use the cards they receive to make and sell new ones.

How many true best friends are present in your life?
Two or three.

Do you currently have a significant other?

Would you be able to stand being in the same room as someone you hate?
I do it all the time.

Do you depend on people at all, in any way?
Oh, for heaven's sake, of course I do. I depend on my neighbor's to pay their taxes so our sidewalks don't fall apart. I depend on Com Ed for my electricity. Questions like this annoy me. Remember that silly manufactured controversy over Obama's statement about how people don't build their business alone? Yawn.

Have you ever lost a close friend?
Yes. I had to cut a close friend out of my life after decades.

Has anybody ever held a grudge against you for a dumb reason?
Probably. Though the grudge didn't/doesn't seem dumb to me.

Have you ever stayed up late talking to someone you like on the phone or online?

Have you ever felt backstabbed by a close friend?
Yes. The aforementioned "close friend."

Have you ever regretted ignoring anybody?

Has a friend of yours ever confessed their love to you?
My close friends and I tell one another "I love you" all the time.

Have you written or drawn anything for somebody else?
Yes! For my friend John's 60th birthday, I worked with an art director to create a card listing all the famous people he'd outlived. It made him very happy.

Do you tend to hide your emotions from certain people? How do you hide them?
I'm very bad at this. I should work harder/more successfully at not wearing every emotion I feel on my face.

Do your friends know how to make you smile in tough times?
Yes. I'm lucky that way.

Could you picture yourself on a reality TV show?
Sometimes I already feel like I'm on a reality show.

 Are you better at drawing or coloring?
I'm not especially good at either.

Do you prefer meat or seafood?
Depends on the seafood, but generally I'd choose meat.

Have you ever read the Bill of Rights / Declaration of Independence?
You mean like Article 6 of the Constitution? I must ruefully point out that the same members of the Religious Right who demand to know (and somehow manage to judge) exactly how Christian a candidate is are the same ones who maintain they are Constitutional absolutists whenever Obama does something they don't like. They conveniently ignore that every time they demand to know about a candidate's personal relationship with Christ, they are violating the spirit of Article 6, which states, "No religious test shall ever be required for President."

Would you rather become a police officer or a firefighter?
I'm too chickenshit to be good at either one.


  1. Reading the constitution and how people interpret it are two very different things. The problem for me is when one side tries to push their interpretation upon us- as in you and me...

  2. Obama made that statement here where I live. I couldn't believe the uproar over it. Even my Republican brother (who operates a very successful corporation) thought it was nuts. He knows he couldn't move his merchandise if we didn't all pay for roads and such.

    Thank you for actually reading the Constitution. Sometimes it feels like I am the only one who has ever looked at the thing.

  3. I agree on the religious nonsense from the right. I am a Bernie guy. I read the "Judy drama" story from the beginning in '08. It does not get stupider than that. She owed you a lot more than that email if she expected a dialogue. But I don't believe she just threw out the letter. She wasn't able to address it then. Or now. Or ever. She is someone you should be glad to be rid of. Of course I'm not objective, but it is how I feel in my heart...

  4. We are heading for a train wreck it seems,just when we need our wits about us.

    I'm sure most of the civics teachers are trying, but they are caught in this wedge between teaching to the L-sats and teaching the required 11th and 12th year curriculums.
    This needs to change because a whole class of ignorance is arising.

  5. Loved your answer about feeling like you're already in a reality show! I always think about that saying "Not my monkeys, not my circus" and amend it to "Crap! Those are my monkeys and this is my circus."

  6. yeah, bloggers do not firefighters make lol!