Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sunday Stealing

Ask, Ask, Ask

1 - Who was the last person you texted? My friend, John. He's so funny. Quite possibly the last person to get a smart phone, he's now reluctant to put it down.

2 - When is your birthday? It's coming up! 11/22. (I love my birthday.)
3 - Who do you want to be with right now? The Chicago Cubs! This is the first Sunday without baseball in months. I'm suffering.

4 - What sports do you play? None well.

5 - Who is the first person in your blogroll? Now don't be lazy. You can look over there yourself.

6 - What is your favorite song at the moment? Eddie Vedder's "Go All the Way." When you're born in Chicago, you're blessed and you're healed the first time you walk into Wrigley Field ...

7 - If you were stranded on an island, who do you wish to be with? Matt Damon. If he can figure out how to get by on Mars, I imagine he'd be very handy on an island.

8 - What do you feel right now? A little hungry. Rice Krispies? Raisin Bran? Yogurt? I can't decide.

9 - What chocolate is your favorite? Lately I've been leaning to dark chocolate (with coconut).

10 - How many boyfriends/girlfriends did you have? Oh, hell, I'm not counting this morning.

11 - Why did you create a blog account? To create an ongoing diary of my life as it happens.

12 - Who is your favorite blogger? I feel a great kinship with Kwizgiver.

13 - Where do you want to be right now? I'd like to be in bed for a bit more sleep. But I have a lot to do today.

14 - What do you want to be in the future? Here. Just healthier and more organized.

15 - When was the last time you cried? Why? I'm a Cub fan. What do you think?

16 - Are you happy? I'm a Cub fan. What do you think?

17 - Who do you miss? I come from a family of Cub fans. I miss the ones who weren't here to see this.

18 - If you were given a chance, would you like to have a different life? Sometimes, but not really.

19 - What was the best thing you were given? A key opportunity early in my career.

20 - Who was the last person who called you? It was a political robo call.

21 - What is your favorite dish? The manicotti at La Cantina.

22 - Who is your best friend? It depends on the situation. I'm blessed with very good friends.

23 - What is your biggest regret? Wasting too much time in a bad relationship.

24 - Have you ever avoided your partner? I don't have a partner. Which, I guess, means I've been exceptionally good avoiding him.

25 - Who do you spend crazy moments with? My oldest friend. Or John. I've laughed a good deal with both of them.

Look at me, all happy

I returned to my movie group Saturday night for the first time in ages ... well, at least since the Cubs began their glorious playoff run. I've missed the classics and my fellow film fanatics, and this week we watched one of my all-time favorites, 1944's Laura.

Mark meets Laura

NY detective Mark McPherson is assigned to solve the summertime murder of Laura Hunt, a glamorous Manhattanite who had appeared on the society pages on the arms of a variety of suitors. As he interviews her mentor, her fiance, her maid and and her aunt, as he reads her diaries and letters, he finds himself falling for the ultimate unattainable object: the murder victim herself.

It's romantic, it's twisty, it's well-acted (especially by Clifton Webb as the divine Waldo Lydecker). The clothes are beautiful. I've seen it about a million times, but this was the first time I've viewed it with an audience. That made it all the more fun.

The other thing that made Saturday night special for me is that three of the regulars: Will, Betty and, of course, Joanna, made a point of telling me how they thought of me throughout the World Series.

Baseball, classic movies and friendship ... how great is this!