Sunday, September 20, 2020

Monday Madness

 Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out

1. When did you last feel down and out? On the 1st. I get paid 2x/month, and that paycheck on the 1st just doesn't go far enough.

2. What do you do to feel sexy? I haven't felt sexy since this quarantine began. It's just not on my mind.

3. If you could be somewhere else, where would you be and why?
The Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field. This is the first season I haven't been to a Cub game since sometime in the 1980s.

4. What have you always wanted to do? Cross country ski. I think I would enjoy it because I like snow and bright, still, cold days.

5.  What do you appreciate the most about your life at this time?
That I'm not sick. Really. We've lost more than 199,900 Americans to the corona virus this year. I feel lucky it hasn't come closer to me.

6. If you could be someone else, who would you be and why? Jennifer Aniston. Because she's talented and pretty and she seems very nice. And rich. Rich would be good. I think of her when I'm doing something really inconvenient or unpleasant, like standing in the mud while waiting in the rain for the bus. I think, "This wouldn't happen to Jennifer Aniston." Last time I mentioned that I wonder what similar vexations she does suffer, someone responded that Brad Pitt left her. (Really? I hadn't heard!) I don't consider losing one's husband equal to being caught in the rain and I still wonder what little things can go wrong in life when you're talented and pretty and nice and really rich.

7. Have you ever made a fool of yourself? If yes, spill. In March, at the beginning of covid work from home, I was invited to my first remote webex meeting. Distracted, I dialed from my home phone as if it was my office desk phone -- meaning I hit 9 for an outside line, then 1 and then 1 for the meeting code. Which means I had accidentally called 911 and summoned the police. I am such an idiot.

8. What have you always wanted to do but haven't? I haven't yet tried cross country skiing since I answered #4. 😉

9. What do you think about the talk about traveling to Mars? I don't. I'm not against space exploration, it just doesn't interest me.

10.  If you could bring back someone who has passed, who would it be? My answer to this changes, depending on when it's asked. I know I recently answered by saying my grandfather. But right now, I miss my mom.



  1. Jennifer Aniston is beautiful. I think she is my age and she looks so much younger.
    Thank-you for the link on the classic movies for Josh. I emailed it to him. I hope he will do it. I think he would love it. Loved your answers! Happy Monday!

  2. Your thoughts about JA are very similar to those I've had throughout this whole Covid-19 mess. The commercials of celebrities gushing that we're all in this together totally annoyed me, because, uh, they're sitting there by the pool at their mansion over looking the beach getting served drinks by the maid. That doesn't look like my reality at all! LOL

  3. The virus permeates everything we do. It's hard to think about all the people who lost their lives or who are fighting in isolation. I have to let that reality sink in slowly. Overwhelming.

    #7 made me chuckle.
    "This wouldn't happen to Jennifer Aniston." LOL

  4. #5 is a wonderful reminder.

  5. Cross country is really good for you. Hope you get to try it.
    That question about who we'd bring back. I found it hard so just made it a joke. I wouldn't want my daughter, who intensely cared for other people, to have to come back here.
    That Jennifer Aniston answer was just beautiful.

  6. I personally knew three people who died from Covid, and our numbers are nowhere near other communities. Every time I see someone out without a mask, which is every time I go to the store, I wonder why said person believes he/she is so invincible and so uncaring. (And don't give me the "I can't breathe because I'm sick excuse. I have asthma and wear a mask. I have a friend who is on OXYGEN sometimes because she has pulmonary fibrosis and she wears a mask if she has to go out. So no excuses in my book.)

  7. Moms should be around forever. Thanks for plating!