Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Stealing

1. Do you have/have you had any pets? Patience with critters is the best thing I inherited from my mother. When I lived at home, we had two parakeets, a turtle named Bobbie Jo, and always cats. As an adult, I've continued sharing my home with cats. Right now, I have Reynaldo and Connie.

2. Do you play video games? If so, do you have a favorite video game series? No.

3. Any unpopular opinions on anything? Yes. I know some of my more progressive friends are disappointed that I'm not participating in the Women's March on Saturday. It's not that I don't support their policy positions. It's that I refuse to protest Trump until he actually does something as President. Remember how ridiculous RWNJs were over Obama? They declared him a one-term President before he even took the oath of office.
I insist on behaving better than the conservatives did eight years ago.

4. Do you have a favorite gem? If yes, has anyone ever bought you jewelry with that gem? I don't have a favorite gem. But I do have a pair of earrings my cousin Rose gave me -- pale blue parallelograms -- that I am terribly fond of, even though they probably have no monetary value.

5. Favorite story genres? I assume this means in books. Mostly I read mysteries and biographies. In movies, I prefer anything that's not fantasy or sci-fi.

6. What was once a secret that you can now share? (The original question was "What kind of fruit do you hate" which is type of question that I think "who cares?" so I just change them.) The only two answers that come to mind are a little too heavy for a Sunday morning. Let's just say I was ashamed and kept things secret that weren't my fault, and I'm not ashamed anymore.

7. Do you like reading? Yes!

8. What time is it for you now, what are you usually doing at this time of the day? 8:30. On weekdays, I'm putting on my makeup and slipping into my work clothes. Right now, on Sunday, I should be in the shower.

9. What character on TV or in film is most similar to you? You can go with looks or personality. Or you can make a quip and go to the next question. Suzanne Vale, Postcards from the Edge. I so relate to the mother-daughter scenes. Like Suzanne and Doris, my mother and I loved each other but we had a terrible time understanding one another.

BTW, with the current orgy of grief over Carrie Fisher's and Debbie Reynold's passing, I want it known that I mentioned Ms. Fisher and her work at least 15 times on this humble blog before she died. Welcome to the bandwagon, y'all! Carrie was here all along, where were you?
10. What's something weird you wanna do? It cannot be weirder than Mr. Watermelonhead. I'd like to pack a bag and go to Union Station. There I'll check the board and get on the next Amtrak out. I'd like to spend the night in a town I've never visited before, maybe even never heard of before. And I will do it without wearing a watermelon on my head.

11. Have you ever accomplished a New Years Resolution? No. But I'm hopeful about this year's. I want to report less credit card debt on December 31 than I had on January 1.
12. Is there any music artist you look up to? I'd love to be able to tell Streisand what she meant to me growing up. She didn't look like anyone else, she was ballsier than anyone else, and she was more successful than everyone else. She was a force at a time when women tended to be fluffy or silly.

13. Are you allergic to anything? If yes, what? I'm allergic to bee stings and morphine. ("Bee stings and morphine" are not words often seen in the same sentence.)

14. When was the last time you took a swim? Who else was with you? I last swam on Christmas Day. I was by myself in this little pool at the Orchid Key Inn in Key West. I splashed and swam as I listened to carols and looked up at the palm trees. Then, at 1:00, I joined my friends to celebrate the holiday.
15. Would you rather have the ability to sleep for as long as you want, or have the ability to never have to sleep? I wish I could feel refreshed without sleeping.


  1. I just watched Postcards last week. Meryl Streep was really good-despite what the leader of the free world next week thinks.
    There is going to be a sympathy- walk/gathering here next weekend.
    I just want to get caught up with protesting etc as the only result of protesting etc is that in reality it would make me very stressed out and thus, 'OWB' will achieve 'OWB's' goal of ruining the life of anyone who doesn't agree with him and what he thinks.

  2. I am surprised at how many of us are allergic to morphine. You're the second one to mention it and I am as well but forgot to list it.

    Based on a certain person's behavior, I don't think the women's march is unfitting or untimely. However, your opinion on the issue certainly has merit and isn't one I had considered.

  3. We have a copy of "Postcards from the Edge" on Tape. I've nearly worn it out. I love Meryl Streep!
    Cats are lovely pets,and I wish we could have one, but too much traveling.
    OWB has such a thin skin and persists in vicious vendettas like that carried on against Rosie O'Donnell, that watching and waiting is wise unless you are a Catholic Clergyman.

  4. You're the very first person (including myself) to have an adult view on the incoming administration.

  5. Bandwagon fans can be so beyond annoying...not just with Carrie Fisher but with many celebrities.

  6. Good for you on choosing to behave, though you must be exposed to the worst conservatives if you lump us all that way. We are not all Neanderthals just as all liberals aren't either. As with any slice of society there are the good, the bad, and the ugly among us all. If I thought all liberals were horrible I'd never hang in here with Sunday Stealing, but there are some nice people here even though our thinking differs on some things.

  7. Sigh. Stacy you must have a very short memory. For "the worst conservatives" included Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. And McConnell is still Senator Majority leader, so I can't resist exposure to him.

  8. Although I knit a KitKat hat (that's the pattern name) for my marching niece, I am choosing to go to a Wool Gathering--a knitting festival--instead of marching in Maine. I agree with your thoughts that it's too early to protest.

  9. Add me to the No Morphine list. I always forget that, outside of medical situations where I always remember.

    I'm still (STILL) waffling on whether to march. I have never done so, but The Repugs have already started taking away women's access to Nice Things (like, yknow, HEALTHCARE). But I loathe crowds. So torn.