Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The "Doing Questions Like It's 2003" Meme

1. Tell us about your pets. If you don’t have one, share why you don’t. As I write this, Connie is trying to distract me from the keyboard. She is a compact gray and white female feline, terribly sweet. The skinny beige demon, Reynaldo, is nearby. Reynaldo is always nearby. I've never had a cat as devoted to me as Rey is. I feel like he's more of a roommate than a pet.
2. Name three things that are close to you. Sunglasses, headphones, coupons.
3. How was the weather for your summer? Humid!
4. What was the last film you saw? Did you like it? I just saw Bridget Jones' Baby. While Patrick Dempsey and Colin Firth are completely adorable and very, very hot, I found the movie entirely predictable. Gal's recommendation: Wait for cable. Go see Hell or High Water with Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine instead.

5. Tell us about the last trip that you took. To Michigan for my niece's college graduation. I'm endlessly proud of her. She chose the school, she got the funding, she worked the crappy jobs to pay her living expenses. Her strength and drive impress the shit of out me.
6. Where do you buy groceries? Why? Saturday I went to Trader Joe's. It's my favorite place to shop. It's tiny and it doesn't always have what I need (so I end up going to another store anyway), but what the hell. The staff is friendly and cooperative. The collection box for the food pantry is front and center. The food is wholesome. It makes me happy to shop there.
7. Tell us something that you did today. Or will do if you haven’t had your morning coffee yet. I'm going to Carson's (maybe it's Bergner's in your part of the country). I have coupons!

8. Have you pulled an all-nighter? Often.
9. Can you taste the difference between Pepsi & Coke? Yes. Coke is better.
10. Tell us about your siblings. How many and what do they do? Two sisters. One 17 months older, the other 8 years young. They successfully annoy me.
11. What’s the oldest thing that you own? I'm a packrat, so I have a lot of old shit. For example, the mixing bowl currently on my counter -- it's a good size for making Jello, which honest to God I'm gonna do one day soon -- had belonged to icky grandmother. I have no idea how old it is, but 65 years isn't an unreasonable guess.


  1. Every cat I've ever had has been devoted like your beige demon. I've never experienced the standoffish-ness others complain about in their cats. I just treat mine like dogs and love on them and they respond.
    Your niece impresses me in this day of entitlement, too.
    Laughed out loud at your sisters "successfully annoying" you.

  2. I forgot about my grandmother's mixing bowls. Those good ol'Pyrex bowls must be 50+ years old!

  3. I love Trader Joe's too! For all the reasons you stated.
    Is that mixing bowel a pyrex with two pouring "ears"? It's from the late 60's. Lol. Coke is good. But, of course, I am on a rampage about corn sugar, so pay no attention to the woman behind the curtain, lurking with a battle axe. She barks a lot.
    My kittahs were always very affectionate. Well, the best mouser wasn't cuddly, so she's an exception. Have a great week, fellow Peace Blogger!

  4. Seems like most of us prefer Coke! The old mixing bowls are great. New Pyrex is terrible - I've had two Pyrex dishes blow up on me, seriously. One of them sent shatters of glass into my leg when it exploded.

    We don't have Trader Joe's where I live. I hear about it a lot.

  5. I wish we had a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods close by. Have to go to Tampa or Orlando to find them and we just don't do it.

  6. I think everyone "of a certain age" has those bowls!


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