Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Stealing

23. Have you ever gone to the “dark side”? I interpret this as depression, and yes, I have. I call it "going down the Stoney End," from the Barbra Streisand song. That's where I go when it feels like "the fury and the broken thunder come to match my raging soul." Fortunately, it happens less and less now. Thanks to a lot of therapy, soul searching and prayer.

24. What shirt are you wearing right now? A Beatles nightshirt.

emblazoned across my chest as I answer these questions

25. What’s important about a bed to you? Like type of sheets, size or whatever. I like clean sheets. And I'm in love with my new Wamsutta pillow.

26. Can you sing? Not well. At all.

27. What is something about you that would surprise us? It seems to surprise people that I'm religious. Maybe it's because I consider this an extremely personal topic and don't proselytize  Or because I so seriously believe government should be secular. Or because I say "fuck" so often. At any rate, I am a Christian and I do work at being a good one.

28. Have you been a pirate, Renaissance Fair, or other costumed event? If not, would you for the right event or say cause? No, I haven't but yes, I would.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever comes on the radio. Saturday morning I serenaded myself with "That's All" along with Phil Collins. "I should leave but I won't go. It'd be easier I know. I can't feel a thing from my head down to my toes ..."

30. Favorite girl's name? Mary. No one seems to name their kid Mary anymore.

31. Favorite boy's name? Michael. So many nicknames! Mike, Mickey, Mikey, Mick ...

32. What’s in your pocket or purse right now? An Epipen. Don't get me started ...

33. Last thing that made you laugh? The woman in line in front of me at Walgreen's. She was asked if she wanted to use her points to pay for her purchase of sanitary items and she said, "No, I'm hoarding them to pay for my Epipen."

34. Best toy as a child? My plush Lassie dog and I went everywhere together.

35. Worst injury you have ever had? When I was very young, I broke my collarbone. I remember little about it.

36. Where would you love to live?  I love Chicago and would never leave. But if I could live

anywhere in this city, I'd choose the Palmolive Building. It's a beautiful art deco building from the 1930s. It's historic -- the light you see is The Lindbergh Beacon, added way back when to help aviators navigate over Lake Michigan, and it was also the headquarters of Playboy back in its heyday. And my view would either be Michigan Avenue or the Oak Street Beach! Now all I need is $14 million for a condo unit.

37. What type of TV do you have? Would you like an upgrade? In the living room I have a 20" flatscreen. And yes, I would like an upgrade. I watched the Cubs/Cards series on a massive big screen TV in our hotel room and it was life altering. I used to say I was against a TV that was bigger than my sofa, but that was before I saw Kris Bryant hit a homer on one.

39. How many dogs do you have? None.

 40. Do most folks trust you? Yes. And they shouldn't. I'm very blabby.

41. What book are you reading? Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay. It's a rather formulaic little mystery, but I'm enjoying it.

42. What’s your favorite classic TV show? Saturday night I watched a Law and Order marathon and enjoyed it thoroughly.
43. What’s your favorite sports team? Gee, you don't visit this blog often, do you?

44. Favorite month and why? November. My birthday and The World Series.


  1. "the fury and the broken thunder come to match my raging soul" I'm not familiar with that song, but WOW, powerful line.

    Wamsutta, huh? I am on a constant search for the perfect pillow. I change pillows like other people change shoes.

    That building sounds lovely. There is nothing like older architecture.

    I will have to look for that mystery. I like to read things like that now and then to kind of give my reading muscle a break. They are easy to read and fun...sort of like books as junk food. I used to think of romances that way until I discovered the cozy mysteries.

    Have a great week!

  2. Big cities are great when you are young. I really enjoyed living in the metro DC area for 12 years, but love our mid-sized city now and can't imagine moving (in spite of my answer to that question - the Amalfi Coast). That art-deco building does sound amazing. I love architecture from the 20s and 30s, including art deco and craftsman styles.

  3. The EpiPen thing is the reason why I favor regulations. I have to have one, too, as does my husband, and we have ended up with expired ones in various places because they cost so much. Our healthcare is ridiculous.

  4. That is a good line about the Epipen. I might have to get a new Wamsutta pillow, they have them for side and stomach sleepers. I'm a combo.

  5. Didn't the Series usually occur in October?? What happened? (I know I know...)

    I just listened to "Stoney End" this week for the first time in eons. How weird is that? Spotify was prepping me for your answer!

    Your answer to #40 is mine. I often just want to tell people to Stop Talking Please!

  6. That building condo sounds great, but you could buy an estate in Central Coast for that sort of money. Wowzer!
    I'm supposed to carry an EpiPen. I just stay as far away from "The Forbidden Things" as possible.

    Hope you have a lovely week.

  7. yep, those tv s are more hypnotizing then ever


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