Saturday, September 07, 2019

Sunday Stealing


What is the most fun thing you have ever done? Ever? That's a little broad isn't it? The most recent fun thing I did was Friday. I went to the opening night of Noir City Chicago film festival at the Music Box Theater. It was a nice night out with Will from my movie group. It left me happy and relaxed.

Are you left-handed or right-handed?
I am right-handed. Or, in the words of my chiropractor, "highly right dominant."

What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
Again, EVER is just too broad for me. The first kindness that comes to mind was my friend Nancy over 4th of July weekend. She reached out to include me in her family's plans. I didn't take her up on it, but that's not the point. John, my running buddy over the 4th since (gulp!) the 1980s was ill and I felt sad and alone. Just the invite was enough to brighten my day. How thoughtful of her!

What is the biggest animal you’ve seen in the wild?
First of all, I have never been "in the wild." I have hiked through state parks and forest preserves, but I've never been to a remote tropical island or anything. And you know what? I don't want to. Now that we have that out of the way ...

I saw a whale show once at SeaWorld in San Diego. I have seen elephants many times at various zoos. The biggest animal I have ever seen, roaming loose, is a deer.

What is the smallest animal you’ve seen in the wild? Geez, do we really have Sunday Stealers who regularly travel to the Cocos Islands? Sparrows are very common here in Chicagoland, and they are very small, often weighing little more than an ounce.
Do you ever have funny dreams at night?
Sure, on occasion.

If you could make a law for your country, what would it be? I'd make it illegal for civilians to own assault weapons.

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be? Jennifer Aniston. Because she's pretty and likeable and I'm sure she's much nicer than that icky Angelina.

What would you like to change about yourself?
I would like to not be so lazy.

What is your daily routine.
Get up, get out of bed. Drag a comb across my head. (Wait! That's Sir Paul's daily routine!)

What would your perfect day be like?
I would sit in the sun and watch the Cubs reign victorious at Wrigley Field. All the drama would take place on the field, none in my real life.

How old were you when you learned to read?
First grade.

What is the most interesting thing you know?
If you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. (OK, I stole that from Groucho.)

What makes you nervous? Leavin' on a jet plane.

What is your favorite flower?
Carnation. They come in so many colors!

This isn't even all your choices.

Have you ever ridden on a horse or any other animal?

What time do you go to bed?
When I'm tired.

What time do you get up?
When my cat Reynaldo lets me know he's hungry.

What is something that is always in your refrigerator? Coke.


  1. What good is a refrigerator without Coke in it? Your perfect day sounds pretty good even if I'm not the biggest baseball fan (I can appreciate a nice day at the park people watching).

  2. Your answers have not changed all that much since February.

  3. I agree with your law. I wanted to write that but just didn't want to go there. Too many local readers who would take umbrage to the truth.

  4. We have wild animals where I live. Bears, mountain lions,deer, fox and others. It is very woodsy here. I have not seen a bear or a mountain lion though. People here take pictures and post them though. I see deer all of the time and a fox plays in our neighborhood. It is super cute. It runs when my dogs go out. I have to watch through the window. Loved your answers! Have a nice day!

  5. I can totlaly associate with your daily routine... but was ashamed to say! Slap my fingers. Great answers!