Sunday, September 06, 2020

Sunday Stealing

1. A person I like and why I like them. My oldest friend, because she makes me laugh.
2. A famous person I’ve been compared to. Julie from The Love Boat. Back when the show was on, I heard this a lot. (Of course, the show was on more than 40 years ago. I no longer look like this. Neither does she.)

3. Best thing that happened to me this week. I read a completely charming book: My Not So Perfect Life. It was "just" chick lit, but it was funny, well crafted, and I liked the protagonists. With the news pretty unremittingly bad these days, I enjoyed the time I spent with this book.
4. Weird things I do when I’m alone. I get up and stand in front of the TV when I'm  really into what I'm watching. Example: Friday night, TCM showed Elvis: That's the Way It Is. I moved closer to the set to dance along with "Suspicious Minds."  I sometimes touch the screen when my favorite Cub, Anthony Rizzo, is at bat.
I'm sure I look quite ridiculous.

5. How I’d spend $10,000. Let's just assume this is after-tax money. The first $1,000 is split among my favorite charities. The second $1,000 goes into my checking account for happy "whatevers." The remaining eight goes into my home. (Extra mortgage payments? Much needed repairs? I don't know.)

6. My last night out in detail. Wow. It's been a while. Last month, I had dinner with my friend Nancy and her husband. We went to her favorite little "greasy spoon" restaurant. I had a grilled cheese/bacon sandwich, Nancy and her hubs had the chicken. We ate outside at a wrought iron table under an umbrella. I drank root beer, they had shakes.

7. Something that makes me sad when I think about it. That because of the virus I don't actually see people as much as I'd like to.

8. Something I’m currently worrying about. The current big project on my plate. Everything in the world is due on September 17. It makes my throat close up a bit, just thinking about.

9. Something I do without realizing. See #4.
10. A drunken story. I wasn't drunk, exactly. I was coming out of anesthetic after my colonoscopy. I was convinced I'd lost my keys. I reported them as lost to the hospital on the way out. When I got home, I got the extra keys I keep in the lock box I keep on the fence in the parking lot. I called a locksmith ... then I reached into my pocket. Guess what.

11. Something I regret. Reading the book Road to Jonestown last month. It's well told and well researched. But I never should have picked it up. The Peoples Temple mass suicide is not the saga I needed when I'm battling the blues during a pandemic.

This is me

12. 5 things within touching distance. My day planner (yes, I'm old school); my checkbook; one of my new Bic pens; a tissue (allergies are bad this morning); the letter from my cousin that I'm going to answer.

13. Something I’ve lied about. It's a lie of omission. When I talk to my oldest friend, I don't admit I looked at her novella on the website Wattpad. I couldn't read it objectively -- so many of the characters are thinly veiled versions of people I know (including me) -- so I don't want to discuss it.

14. Lyrics that apply to my current mood. Running on empty, running blind/I'm running into the sun, but I'm running behind.

15. My longest relationship



  1. I liked all of your answers today.
    Have a good Sunday my friend.

  2. The last question made me realize how many enduring friendships I have.

  3. I love that you stand close to the tv and touch it when Rizzo is up to bat. Loved your answers! Happy Labor Day weekend.

  4. A friend of mine wrote a novel and I read it out of loyalty. And I discovered that my mates and I were characters in it - which was a bit weird because the characters weren't liked by the hero.

    I didn't know how to comment on it to be honest.




  5. Thinking about Jonestown always makes me wonder how much Koolaid is passed out among the staff in the White House.

  6. I chuckled at your longest relationship. Excellent answer! And I think it is endearing that you are so wrapped up in your TV watching that you get up to get closer to it. That's total engagement right there.

  7. You get a medicine that makes you not remember much about procedures and operations these days. No wonder that you don't remember.
    Cute what you do in front of the television. I'll sometimes kiss my finger and touch a person's image on the forehead.
    Hiding inside a book is a great escape. We are doing that a lot these days. It helps.