Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sunday Stealing

 Life, Entirely

1. Something someone told you about yourself that you never forgot. I don't remember if my mom said it and my best friend agreed, or if my best friend said it and my mom agreed, but one evening in 2004 the two of them concluded that no one is as happy as I am when I'm happy.

2. What are your 3 top pet peeves. Special Covid edition: People who spread conspiracy theories about the virus and its treatment; people who don't wear masks; people who don't social distance.

3. List five places you want to visit.
Special Covid edition: Wrigley Field, a movie theater, the zoo, Key West to see Henry and Reg, the voting booth (early voting begins October 19). 

4. Share something you struggle with. Special Covid edition: missing my friends; anger at assholes who spread conspiracy theories about the virus and its treatment; ping-ponging between anxiety and depression.

5. Post words of wisdom that speak to you.
"What man has done, man can do."

6. Something you always think “what if....?” about. I try not to do this often because it makes me sad. But usually it's, "what if my oldest friend hadn't moved to Southern California?" I think she and I would both be happier.

7. Five blessings in your life. My cats, my health, my regular paycheck, my health insurance, my friends.

8. Something that you miss.

9. Post about your zodiac sign and whether or not it fits you. According to Cosmopolitan, Sagittarians are optimistic (usually, when there's not a fucking plague), restless (not really), progressive (REALLY!) and can't stand to be bossed around (oh, very, very true!).

10. Think of a word. Search for it on Google images.  Write something inspired by the 11th image. My word: "Gubernatorial." I love saying that word. The 11th image: Wikipedia's 2006 map of the nation's governors.

My inspired comment: I do not miss Rod Blagojevich.

11. Write about an area of your life that you’d like to improve. I would like to roll with it better. I'm not feeling as resilient as I once did.

12. What made you laugh out loud today.
It's Saturday night as I answer these. Today I got my hair cut, and my stylist and I laughed a great deal. He just bought his first new car in a decade, and is freaked out by the advanced driving system. His car "nags" him.

13. What are your goals for the next 30 days.
My niece is getting married in a couple weeks. I'd like to stay on budget and not overspend.

14. Your highs and lows for the month.
My highs: In September, I've done some good work for my client and I'm happy with my home improvements (new ceiling fans and smoke detector). My lows: There was a shooting in my nephew's dorm at WIU. I'm still upset about it. Why the hell would a college freshman bring a gun to school? What is wrong with people?

15. Favorite movies that you never get tired of watching.
So many! The first two that come to mind.

16. Books you have read more than once. The one I just reread recently is The Diary of Anne Frank. It's haunting. Especially now, when we have somehow elected a President who believes in "the racehorse theory" and complimented a white audience on their "good genes."

17. Something about which you feel strongly.
That we vote out the President who talks about "the racehorse theory" and "good genes." Such a man would never be welcome in my home, yet he resides in The Peoples House. (There's a link to at right.)

18. Five things that make you really happy.
The Central Division Champion Chicago Cubs; all the pumpkin spice foods at Trader Joe's; singing with my shower radio; when I do laundry and find I got all the stains out; my cats are happy and healthy.

19. What are you excited about?
My niece's wedding and THE NL PLAYOFFS! Go, Cubs, go!

20. Three celebrity crushes.
I'm reading a dual biography of Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart, so they're top of mind (and awful cute). And Redford is their heir.


Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to reach for my swoon bottle.


  1. Oh my gosh.. a shooting. Yes, why would he need that in school? You know I never saw the Way we Were.. I should make a point of that. I know it will be good!!

  2. Things will not go back to the way they were, you know. But we'll find a new rhythm eventually.

  3. I LOVE Covid conspiracy theories. The more bizarre the better. My current favourite is "Aliens have brought it!"




  4. I respected your answers today.
    Have a good Sunday my friend.

  5. I was thinking about your niece's wedding--wondering how soon it is.

  6. I am SO psyched about the MLB playoffs. Perhaps our teams will meet!

  7. I saw that the Cubs had clinched last night...funny thing though...I thought they had already. I am not paying very good attention. I think the Cardinals are going go Cubs! Loved your answers! Have a great day!

  8. During our most bleak Christmases in the 1990's we watched the Bruce Willis Diehard movies. They were suggested in a list for Anti-Christmas movies for OddTimes.

  9. I'm a Sagittarius as well but I tend to roll with the punches. I'm very easy going. There are times when dark periods weigh on me but I know to keep my sanity that I have to turn it all over to God. He is the key to my ultimate happiness. Praying life will go back to normal but I hope the social distancing in public doesn't go away because I really hate it when people invade my personal space. These folks are inconsiderate. Not everyone is okay with being brushed against. There are other types of yucky germs and virus that are just as horrible as COVID that people pay never no mind to. I don't think COVID has stopped these people in the way they behave anyhow, so what's the point with all the restrictions? *sigh* I do my part and more. Oh well...I tend to rant a little at times. Sorry 'bout that! Have a good week!