Sunday, February 04, 2018

Sunday Stealing


1. January was National Mentoring Month. Have you ever had a mentor? Been a mentor? How would you rate the experience? When my friend Henry introduces me, he refers to me as his "former boss." I wasn't. I was just bossy. But he admits he learned a great deal from me. Through my career, I've worked with many art directors who credit me that way. It makes me happy.

2. What current trend makes no sense to you? Blindly condemning Black Lives Matter for having the temerity to question bias in local policing while blindly supporting Trump as he slags the FBI for bias in investigating him.

3. I saw a cartoon on Facebook highlighting a few 'weird' things that make you happy as an adult. The list included-writing with a nice pen, having plans cancelled, freshly cleaned sheets, eating the corner brownie, cleaning the dryer lint screen, and sipping coffee in that brief time before anyone else wakes up. Of the 'weird' things listed which one makes you happiest? What is one more 'weird' thing you'd add to the list? From that list: Clean sheets. My addition: Ordering Coke and getting it in a real Coke glass. 

 4. What's the last good thing you ate? The manicotti at La Cantina Tuesday night. It was freaking AWESOME. The shell and ricotta just melt on my tongue.

5. Describe life in your 20's in one sentence. Better than my teens.

6. It's that time of year again...time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words (or phrases) they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, or genera uselessness) in 2018. This year's top vote getters are -- unpack, dish (as in dish out the latest rumor), pre-owned, onboarding/offboarding, nothingburger, let that sink in, let me ask you this, impactful, Cofefe, drill down, fake news, hot water heater (hot water doesn't need to be heated), and gig economy. Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add? "Impactful," because it's a made up word. Here's my addition to the list ...
At work, we have "practice fire drills." By definition, a "fire drill" is a practice.
7. What's something you need to get rid of in the new year? POUNDS! CLUTTER! DEBT!

8. Where do you feel stuck? In my career.

9. January is National Soup Month. When did you last have a bowl of soup? Was it made from scratch or from a can? Your favorite canned soup? Your favorite soup to make from scratch on a cold winter's day? Tuesday night I had a bowl of minestrone with that fabulous manicotti. It, too, was tasty. I like Campbell's soups, especially chicken noodle and bacon/bean. Yes, I know they are high in sodium. I suspect that's why I like them.

10. Tell us one thing you're looking forward to in 2018. The Cubs play the Marlins on March 29.


  1. A practice fire drill is right up there with first annual in my book. Something can't be annual until it happens the second year. Drives me nuts because EVERYONE uses it.

  2. Practice fire drill--now that's one I've never thought about!

  3. I knew you'd be looking forward to the baseball season.

  4. I read your answer to question 2 outloud to Mr.Z.. We laughed out loud! So freaking true! In a way, this is what happens when you let the children's educations be stolen. eh?


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