1: 3 Fears
• Air travel
• Highways during nighttime storms (this is new; I can't pinpoint when I started being afraid of this)
2: 3 things I love
In alphabetical order:
• The Beatles
• The Cubs
3: 4 turns on
• Beatle fans
• Cat lovers
• Cub fans
• Classic movie fans
4: 4 turns off
• That myopic "I-hate-the-media-they're-the-enemies-of-the-people" crap. Journalism is the rough draft of history. And it's always bad form to let those in power determine whether the press is "fair." They never think it is! Quoting Stalin tends to be a bad thing, too, folks. Oh, and by the way, how do you know your President demeans the press at every rally he attends? Because the media covers him doing it. (Sigh. I'll get off my soapbox now.)
• "Dog people" who think that you can't love cats; "cat people" who disparage dogs
Turn offs make me grumpy. I wish we could have stopped at turn ons.
5: My best friend
It changes. These days it's Henry, my Key West buddy. No one sees the good in me the way he does. I treasure that so. It's like being wrapped in eiderdown.
6: My favorite book
Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers. Elizabeth Edwards' memoir is a searing saga of spirituality, vulnerability, and finally, acceptance.
7: My best first date
Are you asking me to describe a generic first date? Or to recall an actual outstanding first date? The answers would be different.
8: How tall am I
9: What do I miss
Actually being 5'2. I think I may have shrunk!
10: What time were I born
I was born at the stroke of midnight between November 21 and 22. The stroke of midnight does not exist legally, so the hospital told my mom she had to choose -- 11:59 or 12:01. She was still quite doped up (I was a big baby) and confused about what she was asked, but she chose 12:01, which made it 11/22. Astrologers love this story because I was born on the cusp of a cusp.
11: Favorite color
Pantone 294. Cubbie blue. It's my special favorite when worn by Anthony Rizzo, my favoritest Cub.
|First baseman, cancer survivor, children's advocate, GREAT GUY!|
13: Favorite quote
I'll go back to Philip Graham: Journalism is the rough draft of history.
14: Favorite place
This changes, too. These days, my mind likes to travel back to the holidays in Key West. This year, I'm returning to the same hotel, and the same pool.
|Those are my toes, CHRISTMAS MORNING!|
15: Favorite food
This changes, too. Lately it's chocolate ice cream.
16: Do I use sarcasm
Why ever would I?
17: What am I listening to right now
Aretha Franklin. There's a tribute on NBC's Sunday Today.
18: First thing I notice in new person
Hair. I'm extremely hair-motivated.
19: Eye color
20: Hair color
Light brown with blonde streaks